1 WEEK TOUR

Flexibility of the tours

Our tour proposals are flexible and can be tailor made on thecustomer’s needs. Destinations, length and difficulty of the rides, meals and post ride activities can be scheduled and organized differently on request.


 

Duration: 1 week – 7 nights (6 days cycling)
Where: Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, a walled city with more than 2000 years of history in the north-western Tuscany.
It is located in the “plain of Lucca”, a flat area surrounded on three sides by many hills and mountains (the highest peaks, 15kms far from the city, are about 1000m height).
The closest countryside is reachable in less than 2 kms from the historical city center, the Mediterranean Sea is just 25 kms away, while the Apuan Alps are 50kms far. This location and the morphology of the area make Lucca one of the greatest places where to ride in Italy and Europe.
The city is also known internationally for its typical food and wine products.
Below a sample of programma:
Day 1: Welcome to Lucca!
• Transfer from Florence or Pisa airport to Lucca.
• Meet the guides in Lucca.
• Hotel check-in;  HOTEL SAN MARCO single room.
• Bike tune up and fitting adjustments.
• Dinner in “Mecenate”
Day 2: Fiano – Serchio Valley
• Breakfast;
• 80 kms – 800m ride in the northern area of Lucca and in Valle delSerchio:
two long climbs in the mountains to get to a long, beautiful
descend to the Serchio Valley.
• Return to the hotel.
• Aperitivo – Wine Tasting in Lucca’s historical wine shop “Enoteca Vanni”.
• Dinner in “Gli Orti di via Elisa” restaurant.
Day 3: Giro del Trebbio

• Breakfast;
• 90 kms – 800 m elevation ride along the mountains that from Collodi,
the village where Pinocchio was invented, take to Bagni di Lucca, a small town famous for the thermal waters present in this area. The two villages are connected through the road that passes from Passo del Trebbio, a 12 kms climb with easy gradients that allows to enjoy both road and landscape.
• Return to the hotel;
• Post-ride massage;
• Dinner in “Gigliola” osteria;

 

Day 4: Monte Serra – Pisa
• Breakfast;
• 75 kms – 800 m elevation ride, climbing up to Monte Serra, the “must-climb” in the area.
We suggest a coffee stop in Pisa city center, to give a look at the Leaning Tower.
• Return to the hotel;
• Puccini concert in Lucca’s city center;
• Dinner in “All’Olivo” restaurant.
Day 5: From the mountains to the sea
• Breakfast;
• 110 kms – 1000 m elevation ride to the north-western area of Lucca’s
province: the main climb of the day will lead to Capriglia, an ancient village hidden in the mountains between the coast and the Apuan Alps;
• Dinner in “Buca Sant’Antonio” restaurant.
Day 6: The route of wine and olive oil
• Breakfast;
• 75 kms – 800 m elevation ride in Lucca’s most famous hills, where the
best wines and olive oils of the area are produced: from Matraia to Montecarlo, a beautiful medieval bourg;
• Dinner in “Antica Locanda di Sesto” restaurant.
Day 7: Pizzorne
• Breakfast;
• 60 kms – 1000 m elevation ride with a 11 kms climb to Altopiano delle
Pizzorne, the highest mountains in Lucca’s surroundings;
• Dinner in “Giglio” restaurant;
Last Day: Arrivederci

• Breakfast;
• Hotel check-out;
• Transfer to Florence or Pisa airport.

 

• Details:

Accomodation:
The hotels considered for this proposal are two: “Hotel San Marco” and Hotel Linda. “Hotel San Marco” is a 3 star hotel located 150 meters far from the city walls.
It provides a secured room for storing the bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a big terrace.

Included services:
•Transfer from/to Pisa or Florence International airports;
• All lodging in double single bedroom in the hotels;
• All breakfasts;
• All dinners in the selected restaurants;
• Hi-end Pinarello road bike rental, (carbon frame). Bikes are equipped with: Fulcrum wheels, disk brakes and Shimano Ultegra 11s mechanical groupset (50-34 chainring – 11-32 cassette);
• Helmet, water bidons, pedals (look keo or Shimano Road or MTB);
• Professional cycling guides certified by the Italian Cycling Federation;
• Mechanical assistance during the rides;
• Wine tasting in Lucca’s historical wine shop;
• One post-ride massage by a professional cycling masseur;
• Daily bike tune ups and washing;
• Laundry service for bike clothing;
• Luggage transport from Hotel San Marco to Hotel Linda on day 3 and return to Lucca on day 4.


Not included:
• Flight tickets;
• Wine during the meals;
• Everthing that is not mentioned in the “Included services”.

Price:
Total cost (for a group of min. 4 people): € 3250 per person (VATincl.)

 

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