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Province of Lucca Extreme sports & adrenaline

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Colonnata: Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep

1. Colonnata: Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep

Look inside the vast white wounds that open up on the wild slopes of Carrara. Learn how the quarries have provided marble to towns and cities across Italy for more than 2,000 years.Hear about the history of the marble used to build the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Ancient Rome, along with many sculptures of the Renaissance. Drive to different active quarries of up to 1,000 meters above sea level. Get in touch with the people, places, and machinery of an ancient tradition. Follow the winding roads of the Colonnata Valley and get detailed explanations about the old and modern excavation process. Before visiting a unique underground quarry, take panoramic pictures of a terraced quarry in the Miseglia Valley. Stop to taste some Lardo di Colonnata IGP on the way back to the starting point. Enjoy this traditional charcuterie product obtained from pork fat and cured in marble bowls.

1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

2. 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a 1-hour VIP hot air balloon flight over Lucca. Toast your flight with a glass of sparkling champagne.  Begin your adventure as soon as you arrive at the take-off field. Watch as the colorful balloons are inflated and prepared. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket. Float gently to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters).Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills below. As the balloons are directed by the breeze, each flight offers a unique experience every time. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne to celebrate your adventure. Then transfer back by shuttle bus to your take-off site.

Lucca: Trekking Bike Rental

3. Lucca: Trekking Bike Rental

Ahoy, brave cyclists: discover Lucca, the wall, the river park, and the lush surrounding countryside with a comfortable trekking bike that allows you to ride on unbeaten paths and unpaved roads. Not sure on your feet yet? Before taking to rough terrain, warm up on Lucca walls: the entire route that rings the city center is ideal for cycling in the open air. Walls are around 4.2 km ( 2,61 mi ) in length and are easy to ride along, as motor vehicles are not permitted. Feel free to freewheel. The old town is mostly pedestrian or restricted to residents only. Conveniently, you can easily reach the river path thanks to a brand new bike path branching directly out from the city center.

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We set off from Lucca at 5:00 am to meet our guides north of Florence. , which was over an hour drive from Lucca. Our tour meeting point had been changed from 7 minutes from our Airbnb, which was disappointing but couldn’t be helped due to the weather. The balloon ride was smooth and felt safe. We were a bit nervous about getting 17 people off the ground in one basket but both the take off and landing went off without a hitch. Our pilot, Orlando, was very informative and professional. One of our friends is very afraid of heights but said he never felt anxious during the ride. The beauty of the Tuscan landscape is difficult to describe using words alone. I wish I could attach pictures. It was well worth the early start and cost. I would highly recommend it as an essential part of the Tuscan experience. We landed fairly gracefully in a farmers field and were treated to an awesome champagne breakfast. It felt like such an adventure. We would all highly recommend it:)

We opted for the long tour with a visit to an open marble quarry and an underground quarry (transport via jeep 4x4 - 8 people per jeep). After a serious climb uphill we first arrived in the open quarry. The sight of the marble quarry is overwhelming. We received expert and extensive explanations in English from an experienced guide (also our driver). Then we drove to the underground quarry where workers were still at work. Impressive ! For this visit we were given safety clothing (helmet - fluorescent vest). The visit to the quarries took more than 2 hours in total and is well worth the time and money. It was an unforgettable experience. For your information: just before the meeting point (red house) there is a souvenir shop, where you can buy marble objects at a reasonable price (without obligation). You can also have a drink there. You can park in front of this store.

absolutely an experience to do at least once in a lifetime ... fantastic place where you can live two hours immersed in nature in an enchanting place ... the guys from the staff very helpful and very nice and our guide Hisham, nothing short of fantastic .. .He helped us all along the way making us live an unforgettable experience !!! Thanks

Very fun activity! Pietro the guide makes it really fun and makes sure everyone has a good time. Everything is well explained so you can do everything safely. You come to a special place, where you normally don't. Very nice!

A fantastic experience to float over the beautiful landscape of Tuscany while the sun rises - can highly recommend it to others.