Pisa to Florence

Explore the charms of Tuscany on one cycle tour

An enchanting cycling journey that commences and concludes in two of Tuscany's most renowned cities. The captivating allure of the Leaning Tower in Pisa and the timeless charm of Florence's Ponte Vecchio bridge holds an enchanting spell over visitors worldwide. However, astride your bicycle, you'll also unveil the equally mesmerizing landscapes that unfold between these iconic destinations.

Each evening's haven along your route, distinguished by its sheer beauty, could stand alone as a remarkable holiday destination. The cycling days, unhurried yet exhilarating, invite you to savour both cultural and scenic wonders. As you traverse this breathtaking expanse of Tuscany.

Details of the cycle tour from Pisa to Florence

The route from the beautiful city of Pisa in the west, to Florence in the centre of Tuscany, will take you seven enjoyable days. There are lots of sights, scents, taste sensations and memories to be made. There are 210 kilometres of cycling over 6 days and the route will leave you with memories that you'll remember for a very long time.

Highlights of the cycling holidays in Tuscany

  • Tuscany, the easy way: Always hilly – that’s how you know Tuscany. This route will surprise you however because it will cause no problems for leisure cyclists.

  • Culture in Pisa, Florence and Vinci: Culture lovers will love all of the marvellous cultural highlights! Museums, historic squares and historic buildings can all be explored on foot whilst you are off the bike.

Useful information about the cycle tour in Tuscany

For seven days, starting in Pisa, you get closer to your destination every day. Finally, Florence awaits its historical flair. The cycle tour, especially for pleasure cyclists, has only a few inclines and runs mostly on side roads and country lanes. Between 35 and 55 kilometres are on the schedule every day.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 210 km
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Itinerary

In the evening welcome briefing and bike fitting. We recommend an initial visit of the magnificent old part of town that day.

From the square Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the ‚leaning tower’, you cycle on lovely paths towards lake Massaciuccoli. Here, you can 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.

ca. 35 km

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, you cycle through the Valdinievole valley where you will reach the famous spa resort of Montecatini.

ca. 40 km

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. To get back to your accommodation, you cycle 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.

ca. 55 km

Soon after just a few kilometres follows the biggest and most challenging ascent 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.

 

ca. 50 km

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, directly on 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.

ca. 50 km

After breakfast, this fantastic cycling holiday from Pisa to Florence ends.

Route information

Daily short and slow-paced tours leave plenty of time to explore the cities. Overall easy terrain with only one longer ascent each day. You cycle on lovely side roads and occasionally also on dirt tracks. Only near the bigger cities, moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Pisa to Florence

Place of arrival: Pisa
  Season 1
31.03.2024 - 13.04.2024
29.09.2024 - 13.10.2024

Sunday
Season 2
14.04.2024 - 11.05.2024
08.09.2024 - 28.09.2024

Sunday
Season 3
12.05.2024 - 07.09.2024

Sunday
Pisa - Florence, 7 days, IT-TORPF-07X
Base price
959.00
1,049.00
1,099.00
Single room surcharge 369.00 369.00 369.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 4**** hotels. Some hotels have a swimming pool.

Season 1
Mar 31, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Sunday
Season 2
Apr 14, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Sunday
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024
Sunday
Pisa - Florence, 7 days, IT-TORPF-07X
Base price
Single room surcharge
959.00
369.00
1,049.00
369.00
1,099.00
369.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 4**** hotels. Some hotels have a swimming pool.

Season 1
Mar 31, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
Season 2
Apr 14, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024
Pisa
Double room p. p.
Single room surcharge
Florence
Double room p. p.
Single room surcharge
69.00
35.00
125.00
89.00
69.00
35.00
125.00
89.00
69.00
35.00
125.00
89.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Pisa
  Season 1
Mar 31, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024
Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024

Sunday
Season 2
Apr 14, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 28, 2024

Sunday
Season 3
May 12, 2024 - Sep 7, 2024

Sunday
Pisa
Double room p. p. 69.00 69.00 69.00
Single room surcharge 35.00 35.00 35.00
Florence
Double room p. p. 125.00 125.00 125.00
Single room surcharge 89.00 89.00 89.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Services / Information

Services

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation as described, including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer(s) max. 1 piece of luggage 20 kg per person
  • Travel folder 1x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, points of interest, important telephone numbers, suitcase labels)
  • GPS data available on request
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
Arrival information
  • Train: Pisa station
  • Airport: Pisa and Florence airport(s)
  • Parking: Public hotel garage costs approx. € 17 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary or free car parking at the hotel
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Pisa

Hotel Repubblica Marinara 4****

www.hotelrepubblicamarinara.it

Lucca

Grand Hotel Guinigi 4****

www.grandhotelguinigi.it

Montecatini Terme

Grand Hotel Francia e Quirinale 4****

www.franciaequirinale.it

Pistoia

Hotel Villa Cappugi 4****

www.hotelvillacappugi.com

Florence

Una Hotel Vittoria 4****

www.unahotels.it

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