Province of Lucca
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From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

1. From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

Follow the Serchio River and cycle along scenic country roads on the way to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa on this family-friendly self-guided tour. This easy/intermediate journey starts in Lucca and follows secondary country roads all around the Monti Pisani. Cycle down 33 kilometers of dirt and asphalt roads with the extra help of a hybrid or e-bike. Bikes are fitted with a phone holder, making it easy to follow the GPS directions on the application. The journey to Pisa takes between 2 to 4 hours. After approximately 20 kilometers, stop at San Giuliano Terme for a refreshing drink in the charming central square in front of the Spa. The itinerary ends in Piazza dei Miracoli, in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Return to Lucca on a direct route by bike or on a 25-minute train ride. The bikes fit easily into the train's storage wagons and train tickets can be purchased in advance from the local partner.

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Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

2. Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

Avoid the restrictive itineraries of organized sightseeing tours and explore the historical center of Lucca independently. Rent a bike for the day and discover the main monuments without the stress of planning. Pedal at your own pace as you explore the city walls and see landmark attractions such as the Basilica of San Frediano. Continue to Piazza dell'Anfiteatro to look at the basilica church of San Michele in Foro. Cycle to Piazza Napoleone and Piazza del Giglio, where highlights include the historic Teatro del Giglio. End with a visit to the monumental Duomo di San Martino. 

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Lucca: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Villa Reale

3. Lucca: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Villa Reale

Pickup your bike from the meeting point, then set out on your self-guided adventure. Glide along the charming Serchio River cycle path, and admire the sprawling landscape that surrounds you. Follow Via Francigena until you reach Ponte A Moriano and Via Delle Ville, where you can admire some of the most historic villas in Tuscany. Look out for Villa Oliva and Villa Grabau, then arrive at Villa Reale. Enjoy time to explore the Villa’s grounds or have a picnic on the lawn (entrance fee not included). At the end of an unforgettable day, return your bike to the meeting point.

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Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Lucca

4. Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Lucca

After picking up your bicycle, you will begin your ride from Pisa along the Medicean Aqueduct to reach the River Serchio. Throughout your tour, you will be following the cycling path Puccini, which is named after the composer Giacomo Puccini (who hails from Lucca). Whilst enjoying your ride, you can look out for various towers and bridges the region possesses, before finishing at Lucca with its magnificent Middle Age wall. You can then cycle around the top of the wall and discover that Lucca is a wonderful and fascinating city to discover. You can then explore the enchanting “Osterie”, with local products, craft shops, and the best ice cream of the area. This is your chance to live and experience Lucca to the fullest, without whittling away your time and energy randomly planning where to stay, ride, and eat.

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Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

5. Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

Discover the beauty and magnificent architecture of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. You’ll visit the city’s impressive monuments and admire its stunning setting on this full-day tour. Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your guided sightseeing tour. See Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzo, and the multi-hued marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for the bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the Gates of Paradise. Admire the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell, the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Accademia Gallery (if this option is chosen). Walk along narrows streets, by the Arno River, and across the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks and its oldest bridge, lined with jewelry shops. You’ll have free time for lunch and shopping before stopping to admire the spectacular panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Following the tour of Florence, you’ll travel through the Tuscan countryside to the a winery in the middle of the Chianti area for the wine tasting.

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What people are saying about Province of Lucca

If you go to Lucca, this self guided bike tour is a must. The city is surrounded by a bike path which is really easy to ride and beautiful. They also give you some internal rides Like the Puccini that we loved. Great introduction to bella Lucca.

They let you keep the bike for the entire day. The bike was a very solid 7-gear city bike. With the bike comes a city map with 4-5 recommended tours.

Was in Italy for 12 days. The best thing out family did!!!! If you are reasonably fit....try it...we had a blast seeing Italy off the beaten track.

it is all great for cycling. a lot of freedom because you don't have a guide. we were allowed to use the bikes all day!

nice reception, clear map on the bike, very nice to cycle on the city wall