Classic Tuscany: Montecatini Terme-Florence

Enjoy challenging cycling in the Tuscany hills

Olive groves, cypresses, open landscapes and vineyards, as far as the view extends. What are we talking about? About Tuscany of course. Small towns, traditional stories, Tuscan architecture, famous artists and breathtaking nature make the bike ride along the picturesque hills an unforgettable holiday.

Details about the bicycle tour on the Classic Tuscany tour

Enjoyment is central during this bicycle tour through Italy. Whether it's seeing the dreamy landscapes or trying the local specialities. On the saddle of a bicycle, you will experience a pure Italian lifestyle of a special kind. Do you dream of narrow streets, a good glass of wine and real Italian cuisine? In Florence, Pisa and Siena, your dreams come true. There is enough time to explore the historical cities of northern Italy and be enchanted by the Italian culture.

The highlights of the Tuscany cycling holiday at a glance

  • Leonardo da Vinci: Every time you step on the pedals, you get closer to Leonardo da Vinci's house. Once in Vinci, a visit to the museum in the castle is highly recommended.

  • Piazza dei Miracoli: A special highlight of the bike tour is the stopover in Pisa. Because who doesn't know the famous Leaning Tower? In addition to this special spectacle, the city also has many other beauties in store!

  • The wine village of Castellina: The penultimate stage leads to the wine village of Castellina, where the world-famous "Chianti Classico" is grown. This enchanting wine village is also known as the "capital of the Chianti region" for its famous wines and olives.

Things worth knowing about the Classic Tuscany bike tour

You will cycle for eight days in total through the hilly landscape of Italy. Do you like demanding tours and are you in top shape? Then this Tuscany tour is perfect for you because hilly landscapes and difficult climbs await you. We recommend e-bike upgrades on this tour.

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

Tour information
Athletic
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 296 km
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Itinerary

Information meeting and issuance of the rental bicycles. A first walk and acquaintance with this well-known spa town presents itself. Or would you rather take the Cable Car to Montecatini Alto?

Category A: Hotel Croce di Malta
Category B: Hotel Mediterraneo

First, you drive over the wide plain of the Valdinievole valley, characterized by a lot of agriculture. Via the first Tuscan villages, the journey continues through olive groves to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. The museum in the castle is a must-visit (optional), as it is home to one of the inventor's most extensive and original collections of machines and models.

ca. 55 km

The small medieval wine town of Montecarlo, which produces one of the few white wines in Tuscany, is on the road to Lucca (you can also take the train on your own). You will cycle on to Lake Massacciuccoli (also called Lake Giacomo Puccini) with a breathtaking view as far as the sea and on to Pisa with its Place of Miracles ("Piazza dei Miracoli" - Leaning Tower).

ca. 40-90 km

First, the route takes you along the Arno River. You will cross the many fertile fields during this ride. It continues through the hills surrounding Pisa, where wine grapes, olives and peaches thrive on the fertile slopes. Small medieval villages cling like swallow's nests to the hilltops. With these impressions, the final destination of the day, the spa town of Casciana Terme, is quickly reached.

ca. 50 km

Today the route goes through various vineyards and over rolling hills and beautiful trails to San Gimignano. Along the way, you will see landscapes of Tuscany as they can only be painted.

ca. 55 km

The beautiful Tuscan landscape on this stage makes many forget about the small slopes along the way. And when you finally arrive in Monteriggioni, you will feel like you have been thrown back to the Middle Ages. But today's highlight is undoubtedly the architectural paradise of Siena.

ca. 50 km

The bike ride leads to the heart of the vast Chianti region. Only here grows the world-famous, and appreciated among wine connoisseurs, "Chianti Classico" grape. Of course, on your way to Greve, you will pass through the enchanting wine village of Castellina. Greve is also known as the capital of the Chianti region thanks to its famous wine and olive production. From here, you will get back to Florence by public bus. The bike drop-off is in Greve.

ca. 50 km
Bustocht Greve - Florence

Today your individual return journey is on the program. You can also combine this tour with the Venice-Florence or Florence-Rome route.

Route information

Tuscany has a stunning but also hilly landscape. We cycle from one famous city to another on beautiful side roads and unpaved roads. When entering and leaving the cities, more traffic must be taken into account. 

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Classic Tuscany

Place of arrival: Montecatini Terme
  Season 1
23.03.2024 - 12.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 12.10.2024

Saturday
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
07.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday
Season 3
11.05.2024 - 06.09.2024

Saturday
Classic Tuscany, Montecatini Terme - Florence Cat. A, IT-TORTO-08A
Base price
1,179.00
1,229.00
1,269.00
Single room surcharge 339.00 339.00 339.00
Classic Tuscany, Montecatini Terme - Florence Cat. B, IT-TORTO-08B
Base price
1,049.00
1,099.00
1,129.00
Single room surcharge 379.00 379.00 379.00

Hotel information:

Category A:
You stay in carefully selected 3*** and 4**** Hotels, sometimes with a swimming pool
Category B: You will stay in carefully selected 3*** Hotels 

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Saturday
Classic Tuscany, Montecatini Terme - Florence Cat. A, IT-TORTO-08A
Base price
Single room surcharge
Classic Tuscany, Montecatini Terme - Florence Cat. B, IT-TORTO-08B
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,179.00
339.00
1,049.00
379.00
1,229.00
339.00
1,099.00
379.00
1,269.00
339.00
1,129.00
379.00

Hotel information:

Category A:
You stay in carefully selected 3*** and 4**** Hotels, sometimes with a swimming pool
Category B: You will stay in carefully selected 3*** Hotels 

Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Montecatini Terme
Double room p.p. Cat. A
Single room surcharge
Florence
Double room p.p. Cat. A
Single room (fixed price)
Montecatini Terme
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Single room surcharge
Florence
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Single room surcharge
75.00
25.00
125.00
89.00
55.00
19.00
75.00
65.00
75.00
25.00
125.00
89.00
55.00
19.00
75.00
65.00
75.00
25.00
125.00
89.00
55.00
19.00
75.00
65.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Montecatini Terme
  Season 1
Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday
Season 3
May 11, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

Saturday
Montecatini Terme
Double room p.p. Cat. A 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room surcharge 25.00 25.00 25.00
Florence
Double room p.p. Cat. A 125.00 125.00 125.00
Single room (fixed price) 89.00 89.00 89.00
Montecatini Terme
Double room p.p. Cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room surcharge 19.00 19.00 19.00
Florence
Double room p.p. Cat. B 75.00 75.00 75.00
Single room surcharge 65.00 65.00 65.00
Price
Unisex E-Bike
21-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
21-Speed Men's Bike
239.00
99.00
159.00
99.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Including

  • 7 nights in the chosen category, including breakfast
  • Bus tour including bike from Greve to Florence
  • Personal welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer(s)
  • Travel folder 1 x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, luggage labels)
  • Own signage on the route
  • GPS data available on request
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally
  • (Optional) Return transfer by minibus on request, €35 per person, reservation required, payable locally; Own bicycles are transported free of charge from Greve directly to Florence or Montecatini Terme
Arrival information
  • Train: Montecatini Terme
  • Airport: Florence or Pisa Airport
  • Parking: Category A: approximately €45 per week, Category B: about €35 per week

 

  • Departure: Good train connection from Florence to Montecatini Terme
Sample hotel list

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

Montecatini Terme

Hotel Croce di Malta 4****

www.crocedimalta.com

Hotel Manzoni 4****

www.hotelmanzoni.info

Pisa

Hotel Bologna 4****

www.hotelbologna.pisa.it

Hotel Repubblica Marinara 4****

www.hotelrepubblicamarinara.it

Hotel Soggiorno Athena 3***

www.hotelathenapisa.it

Casciana Terme

Agriturismo Le Valli 3***

www.agriturismolevalli.com

Hotel Roma 3***

www.albergo-roma.it

Hotel Stella 3***

www.albergostella.it

San Gimignano

Hotel La Cisterna 3***

www.hotelcisterna.it

Hotel San Michele 3***

www.sanmichelehotel.it

Albergo Le Colline 3***

www.albergolecolline.com

Siena

Hotel Garden 4****

www.gardenhotel.it

Hotel Italia 3***
www.hotelitalia-siena.it

Hotel Italia 3***
www.hotelitalia-siena.it

Florence

C-Hotels Florenz 4****

http://www.c-hotels.it/en/florence.html

Hotel De La Pace

https://www.hoteldelapace.it/

Hotel Grifone 4****

www.hotelgrifonefirenze.com

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