Boats in a port next to Elba
View over Tuscan landscape
Sunset at the sea
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Tuscany Coastline

From the Leaning Tower to Elba.

This particular cycling tour perfectly combines the impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, typical of this region with its amazing mixture of colours and scents, with the striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Stunning cycling paths lead to cultural highlights like Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaelogical excavation sites. Breathe in the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland relished by any food and wine connoisseur. Fine vineyards and silvery olive trees line the wine route of the  ‚Costa degli Etruschi’. The crowning glory and highlight of the cycling adventure is a bike trip over to the island of Elba. Relaxation and enjoyment are the main focus of this cycling trail along the impressive coastline of Tuscany! How can anyone resist and not be enticed by all these temptations…

Challenging

Challenging
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Maddalena Mascolo
Maddalena Mascolo
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Itinerary

In the evening, you will have your welcome briefing and get your bikes. A first glimpse and a visit to the exquisite old part of town is possible today too.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Repubblica Marinara

From the Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the Leaning Tower, there are lovely trails winding through the national park ‚Macchia Lucchese’ directly to the sea. Along the sandy beach you will reach the charming sea side town and spa Viareggio. On the way there and in the resort, the refreshing waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea will tempt you to dive in. Short train ride back to Pisa.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Repubblica Marinara

In the morning, you take a short train ride to Livorno. This historic harbour has a lot to offer including the well-known quarter ‚Venezia Nuova’ with its many canals. Once you have cycled past the Belle Epoque villas along the river promenade, the bike tour continues deep into the hinterland. An extended ascent leads through the national park  ’Monti Livornesi’, passing through traditional Tuscan villages along the way until descending towards the sea with magnificent  sea views. Today’s accomodation is located close to steep cliffs. Thetrails along the beach and palm trees truly ooze Mediterranean atmosphere.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Miramare

Today’s section is all about the Etruscan coastline. Via the famous white sandy beaches of Vada you will pass through some of the most striking pine forests in all of Italy. After that a cool cycle path in the shade leads you through the nature park ‚Tomboli’ and then on to Bibbona. From there your journey takes you to the well known wine region of Bolgheri. It is here where the top Tuscan grapes are pressed! After passing the longest Italian avenue lined with cypresses, once again the sea is not far away. Marina di Castagneto is a classic Italian sea side town with its many beach cafes and promenades.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Alta la Vista

The day starts with an ascent towards the medieval town called Castagneto Carducci. A well deserved break over a cup of cappuccino and stunning views follows. After that, the ride continues upwards on a curvy mountain road through romantic cork oak forests. A few breaks in little traditional villages with the characteristic stone built houses will stay in your memory forever.  Next, a comfortable descent through olive groves takes you to the well-known beach ‚Golfo di Baratti’ with Etruscan excavation sites and all. Only a few kilometres left until Piombino, an impressive seaside town where you can relax on the Piazza directly by the sea.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Esperia

A ferry ride will take you to Portoferraio (duration approx. 1 hour). Stunning scenery and first glimpses of the island accompany the boat trip. A short cycle path along the panoramic route will lead you to several secluded bays and coves. The longer tour takes you through the hilly hinterland with its characteristic island vegetation of the ’Macchia Mediterranea’. On the return journey to Piombino a picturesque and glorious sunset at sa will be the perfect ending to this day.

Hotel (example):

Hotel Esperia

Tour character

The terrain is mainly flat to slightly hilly. The only two strenuous stretches are during the two legs in the hinterland. Nearly all cycle paths are asphalted and some segments along the sea will be on rustic but well maintained trails. Due to lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling briefly on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 28, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Anreise Sonntag
Season 2
May 19, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Season 3
Jun 29, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Anreise Samstag und Sonntag
Tuscany Coastline, 7 days, IT-TORTK-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
679,00
319,00
749,00
319,00
855,00
319,00
Season 1
Apr 28, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Season 2
May 19, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Season 3
Jun 29, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Pisa
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Piombino
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
70,00
105,00
60,00
95,00
70,00
105,00
60,00
95,00
70,00
105,00
75,00
110,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
80,00
80,00
180,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, english)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, english, French - route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Train journey from Viareggio – Pisa and from Pisa – Livorno incl. your bike
  • Return ferry to Elba incl. your bike
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Pisa every Saturday, this costs €55 per person, incl. your bike, to be paid at the time, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Pisa train station
  • Pisa and Florence airport
  • Public garage costs approx. € 15 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible or free car parking at the hotel
  • Good train connections from Piombino to Pisa

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

Maddalena Mascolo
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Maddalena Mascolo, Customer Service

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Michael Geissbühler CH | 27.05.2015
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