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Tuscany Coastline

From the Leaning Tower to Elba

Hardly any other country makes the traveller’s heart beat faster than ‘Bella Italia’ and hardly any other region represents the Italian way of life as much as Tuscany. Wine, olives and the sea are just a few of the main attractions that make this tour in Italy very special. There are also cultural delights, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa or ‘Venezia Nova’ in the port city of Livorno. The ‘grand finale’ of the 7-day tour along the Tuscan coast is the day trip to the island of Elba, where breathtaking scenery awaits.

Details about the cycle tour Tuscan Coast

The starting point of your journey of discovery along the Tuscan coast is the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa. Even the first stage of the cycle tour invites you to take a refreshing dip in the cool water, for example, in the seaside resort of Viareggio. But it shouldn’t stop there – whether the Marina di Castagneto with its characteristic beach promenade or the famous ‘Golfo di Barrati’ where you can enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’ in the bay or on a pedal boat – if you want the sea, you will certainly get it on this tour.

Feel the Mediterranean attitude towards life at every stage of this extraordinary tour. Enjoy the culinary delights, from A for antipasti to Z for zabaglione, and marvel at the lush olive groves.

Highlights of the cycle tour Tuscan Coast

  • Cycle around the Leaning Tower of Pisa: At the start of your tour you should take a lap of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, after all, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Italy. Did you know? It is a ‘campanile’ a free-standing bell tower that was supposed to complement a cathedral.
  • Magnificent views over the Etruscan coast: Pine forests, seemingly endless beaches and steep coasts – days 4 and 5 of the tour along the Tuscan coast are all about the 90km-long ‘Etruscan Riviera’. Incidentally, some of the small bays in the port city of Piombino can only be reached by sea.
  • The medieval wine village of Bolgheri is not only one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, but also known world wine for its excellent wines (e.g. Sassicaia). Tip: The longest cypress-lined avenue in Italy at the gates of Bolgheri is also worth a snapshot.
  • Cycle to the sandy beaches of Elba: The last day of the tour begins with a ferry ride to the island of Elba, where the sea can be enjoyed after many kilometres on the bike. The water quality around the island is considered to be excellent.

Useful information about the cycle tour Tuscan Coast

The cycle tour along the Tuscan coast is a real leisure tour. The stages, between 15 and 60 kilometres long are complemented by train and ferry trips. The visually stunning views arise on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain, mainly on natural roads with little traffic. There are only two major inclines to master.

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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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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): 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): 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 2021 at a glance
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Place of arrival: Pisa
  Season 1
09.05.2021 - 15.05.2021
26.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
16.05.2021 - 25.06.2021
05.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
26.06.2021 - 04.09.2021

Arrival Sunday
Tuscany Coastline, 7 days, IT-TORTK-07X
Base price
739.00
799.00
899.00
Surcharge single room 269.00 269.00 269.00

Category: 3*** hotels, mostly directly at the sea, Pisa 4**** hotel

Season 1
May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 16, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Sep 5, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021
Arrival Sunday
Tuscany Coastline, 7 days, IT-TORTK-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
739.00
269.00
799.00
269.00
899.00
269.00

Category: 3*** hotels, mostly directly at the sea, Pisa 4**** hotel

Season 1
May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Season 2
May 16, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Sep 5, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021
Pisa
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Piombino
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
69.00
35.00
65.00
35.00
69.00
35.00
65.00
35.00
69.00
35.00
75.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Pisa
  Season 1
May 9, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Sep 26, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 16, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Sep 5, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021

Arrival Sunday
Pisa
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Piombino
Double room p. P. 65.00 65.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
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21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
85.00
85.00
85.00
129.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

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Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 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)
  • 1 Train journey from Viareggio – Pisa and from Pisa – Livorno incl. your bike
  • 1 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 EUR 65 per person, incl. your bike, to be paid at the time, reservation is necessary
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Pisa train station
  • Pisa and Florence airport
  • Public garage costs approx. EUR 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!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Lenka Bartosova
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Lenka Bartosova, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
4 stars
Evaldo Kimmich CA | 18.06.2019
Cycling May 2019
Beautiful scenery along the coastline and through the country side with vineyards and olive groves. Beautiful old towns to explore along the way. The two days that we headed inland were a lot steeper and hillier than we were expecting. Would have nice to have e-bikes for those days , however we did enjoy the whole trip even though the weather was not as nice as we were expecting.
Lenka Bartosova
Lenka Bartosova answered:
Good to hear that you enjoyed your time in Tuscany! Hope to have you back one day on one of our tours.
4 stars
Conny Schumacher CH | 15.06.2019
Spannende Tour
4 stars
Evert de Boer CA | 23.05.2019
Beautiful bike trip with some concerns
4 stars
Michael Geissbühler CH | 26.05.2015
Toskanische Küste
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