Cycle From Pisa to Florence
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Cycle From Pisa to Florence
Discover the charm of Tuscany as you cycle, feast, and engage your senses in exploring the region. This week long excursion takes you through the lovely olive grove, the beautiful vineyard landscapes, the famous medieval cities of Pisa, and of course Florence. You will also visit San Gimignano and Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. From Pisa to Florence, you have all of Tuscany covered.
On arrival, check into your hotel. The day is at your leisure. You may choose to take a relaxing stroll through the narrow streets or sit down for a glass of local Chianti wine.
From the square Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the‚ leaning tower, you cycle on lovely paths towards lake Massaciuccoli. Here enjoy the amazing views from a panorama road onto the lake and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Past countless olive groves until the river Serchio and continue along its cycle path to the centre of Lucca. You will not only enjoy the historic old part of town but also a circular cycle ride on top of the city wall.
Note several Baroque Villas situated directly along the cycle route to Montecarlo. Located on top of a hill this village is well-known for its excellent white wine – there is only a limited number of places in Tuscany for this grape to grow in such outstanding quality. Sampling a glass in one of the charming Enotecas is a must. Finally through the Valdinievole valley you reach the famous spa resort of Montecatini.
Cycle through olive groves on small paths from Montecatini to Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace. Most impressive is the da Vinci museum capturing the genius of all his inventions. Back to the Day 4-finish, past rolling hills across the pretty landscape of Montalbano. A ride on the funicular to Montecatini Alto could be the crowning glory of this day.
Soon after just a few kilometres follows the biggest and most challenging ascent of this week. As a reward afterwards, you get a short break in the small Medieal village of Montevettolini as well as fantastic views on to the Arno valley during the rest of the tour. Then onwards to Pistoia, which is not so well-known by tourists and called ‚Little Florence’. With its charming squares and impressive churches one is indeed reminded of the neighbouring town Florence.
Today’s tour takes you through the shallow alluvial land between the rivers Arno and Ombrone. This fertile plain is the basis for the amazing plant variety with its especially well-known garden centres. In Poggio a Caiano right along your route you find one of the famous Medici Villas Onwards past cypressus alamedas to the Arno riverbanks and finally along the cycle path all the way to the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence.
Your cycling trip ends today but your vacation doesn't have to. Extend your stay in Florence or further customize the rest of your trip.
Any airfare, train fare, travel insurance, airport taxes & visa. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary. All items of personal nature & tips. Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation. Optional upgrade cost to E-Bicycles. Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary. Extra nights at the beginning or the end of the trip. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". Rooms are subject to availability. GST 5%. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms & conditions apply.
Prices are per person on twin share basis. Travel Insurance covering medial and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travelers. Package valid till 15th October 2017. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.