Cyclists in a cypress alley in the Chianti region
Tuscan restaurant
Vineyards near Stabbia
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Tuscany with Charme

Sense of life inbetween italians hills

Goethe, too, loved Tuscany, the home of eminent people like Giacomo Puccini and Leonardo da Vinci; Tuscany impresses all of our senses: mouth, nose, ears, and even the stomach. Perhaps with a portion of spaghetti al pesto and a classic Chianti? As a cyclist, you will get many opportunities to perceive the full scale of impressions, colors, shapes, and sounds in this region: the elegance of magnificent castles, the use of forms in the stylish villas, surrounded by the silvery green of the olive groves and the purple of the lilies. Visit Florence, “la bella” – the beautiful one, Siena, Vinci, and Pisa and enjoy the solitude of the wide hills cycling on quiet roads. For centuries, Tuscany has enchanted people. Both the people who have left their traces behind and helped to enrich the culture of this region and the people who came to stay. You will understand once you have been on this trip you will understand why!

Athletic
Athletic
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Maddalena Mascolo
Maddalena Mascolo
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Itinerary

In the hotel, you will first get detailed information on the tour and your bikes. Afterwards, we recommend taking a walk in the spa park or taking the historical rack railway train to Montecatini Alto.

At the beginning of your tour, you will cycle through the vast plains of the valley Valdenievole, which is characterized by a lot of agriculture. You will continue through the first Tuscan villages, through olive groves to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. We recommend visiting the museum in the castle since it is home to one of the largest and most original collections of machines and models of the inventor. Then, you will take quiet roads back to Montecatini Terme.

On your way to Lucca, you will pass the small, medieval wine town of Monte Carlo, where one of the few white wines of Tuscany flourishes. (Alternatively, you can take the train to Lucca). A bike ride on the historic city walls offers magnificent views of churches and towers that rise above the countless roofs of the city. Afterwards, you will continue to Lake Massacciuccoli (also called Lake of Giacomo Puccini) with stunning views of the sea and Pisa with its Court of Miracles (“Piazza dei Miracoli” – Leaning Tower).

First, the bike path leads you along the river Arno. Many fertile fields line your way and you will continue your tour through the Pisan hills, on whose gentle slopes sweet wines, olives and juicy peaches grow. You will see small medieval villages located on the hilltops and soon you will have reached today’s destination, the spa town Casciana Terme.

Today, you will cycle on beautiful trails through vineyards and rolling hills to San Gimignano. On your way, you will see images of the original Tuscany as they have been painted many times. Just before you reach today’s destination, the silhouettes of the famous medieval towers appear in front of you. Each aristocratic family once had their own tower here – and these towers still dominate the townscape.

The beautiful Tuscan landscape on today‘s stage makes you forget the small climbs on the route. Once you reach the small fortified village of Monteriggioni, you will feel as if you were in the Middle Ages. Today’s highlight undoubtedly is the architectonic paradise of Siena.

The tour takes you into the midst of the wide Chianti region. Only here the world-renowned “Chianti Classico” wine, which is much respected among wine connoisseurs, is grown. The charming wine village of Castellina is on your way to Greve. Thanks to its famous wine and olive production, it is called the capital of the Chianti region. From here you will get back to Florence by bus.

Afterwards: individual departure, extension of your trip, or combination with the tours “Venice-Florence” and “Florence-Rome”.

Tour character

               Tuscany has a wonderful but also hilly landscape. You will cycle on quiet minor roads and sometimes even on country lanes from one famous city to another. Close to bigger cities, traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.               
 

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Arrival Saturday
Tuscany 8 days, category charme, IT-TORTO-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
999.00
379.00
1,029.00
379.00
1,069.00
379.00
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Montecatini Terme D Deluxe
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Florence D Deluxe
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
89.00
138.00
115.00
204.00
89.00
138.00
115.00
204.00
89.00
138.00
115.00
204.00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
85,00
85,00
129,00
189,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French - with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1 bus transfer from Greve – Florence incl. your bike
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Private bikes can be brought directly from Greve to Florence or Montecatini Terme for no extra charge.
  • Return transfer by minibus costs EUR 29 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Montecatini Terme central train station
  • Florence and Pisa airport
  • approx. EUR 45 per week
  • Good train connections from Florence to Montecatini Terme

 

 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Accommodation

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Ratings

4.4 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Lukas Krümmer DE | 10.10.2019
Traumhafte Erlebnisse
Jeder Ort durch den man fährt und in dem man schläft ist bemerkenswert und hat seinen eigenen Charme. Die Hotels waren ALLE super. Wir hatten eine einzigartige Woche die uns bestimmt lange in Erinnerung bleiben wird!
Maddalena Mascolo
Maddalena Mascolo answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre außergewöhnlich gute Bewertung! Das macht uns sehr stolz! Ich hoffe, wir hören auch nächstes Jahr wieder von Ihnen!
4 stars
Eric McCrystal US | 30.09.2019
All around Tuscany
5 stars
Johann Buresch AT | 24.09.2019
Traumhafte (Rund)reise mit Städten und Landschaft
4 stars
Elke Boettger DE | 23.09.2019
Abenteuer Toskana
Alle angefahrenen Orte waren wunderschön! Allerdings waren die Touren für uns anstrengend, sodaß wir vor Ort leider nicht mehr viel Energie für Sightseeing hatten. Besonders für Pisa und Florenz war die Zeit zu knapp. Wir hätten zumindest für diese Orte einen zusätzlichen Tag zum bummeln gebraucht. Die Steigungen, Schotterwege, der 6 km lange Damm mit eingefahrener Spurrille - all das brachte irgend einen aus unserer Gruppe immer an den Rand des körperlich möglichen. Uns wurde bewusst, dass sich wohl keiner die Route derart schwierig (teilweise!) vorgestellt hat. Für uns als Radtour Neulinge war trotzdem das Reisen per Rad herrlich, die Eindrücke, die man ganz anders aufnahm, wunderschön! Wir würden wieder eine Radreise buchen - vielleicht mit etwas einfacheren Strecken
Maddalena Mascolo
Maddalena Mascolo answered:
Wir sind Ihnen für Ihr außerordentlich positives Feedback sehr dankbar! Es freut uns, dass Ihnen die Reise trotz der Anstrengungen so gut gefallen hat. Die Toskana ist eine unserer anspruchvollsten Radreise in unserem Programm. Deshalb ist sie auch mit dem höchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad ausgeschrieben. Bitte wenden Sie sich beim nächsten Mal einfach an den/die verantwortliche(n) Kollege/-in. Wir werden Sie gerne über den Schwierigkeitsgrad informieren und Sie bestens beraten!
4 stars
Isolde H. DE | 22.06.2019
Ein Highlight - Toskana Rundreise
Die Orte und Strecken sowie die Organisation und Betreunung
Maddalena Mascolo
Maddalena Mascolo answered:
Ich danke Ihnen herzlich für diese tolle Bewertung!

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