• Info

    Tour type

    Self-guided

     

    Departures

    SA from 5.09 to 10.10.2020
    Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

     

    Seasons
    Season 1: 26.09 - 10.10.2020
    Season 2: 6.09 - 25.09.2020
    Season 3: 5.09.2020

    Price per person
    460 € in double room, 3/4* hotels

    Included

    • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks
    • Digital tour information
    • Luggage transportation
    • Hotline service


    Not included

    • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)
    • Train transfers
    • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


    Supplements per person
    140 € single room
    60 € season 2
    90 € season 3

    Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
    60/90 € in Pisa

    Rental bikes:
    85 € Trekking bike
    195 € E-bike

    Reductions
    70 € 3rd person in room

  • Day by Day

    1. Pisa
    Individual arrival. The city is famous all over the world for its magic Piazza dei Miracoli with the characteristic leaning tower, the bell tower of the city cathedral. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1987, besides a large number of monuments it also offers the friendly and lively atmosphere of a university city.
     
    2. Pisa – Lucca (30/45 km)
    Cycling across the northern part of the so called “Piana di Pisa”, you will reach the river Serchio and will start pedalling on the beautiful cycling path which will take you to the impressive Lucca’s walls. Alternatively, you can cycle to the close Massaciuccoli Lake in the Chiarone nature reserve.
     
    3. Lucca – Montecatini Terme (45 km)
    Following the cycle path of the river Serchio you will get to the base of the Lucchesia green hills. You will cycle along quiet country roads where you will have the chance to admire majestic villas. With a small effort you can reach Collodi, the town of Pinocchio, with the wonderful garden of Villa Garzoni. Afterwards you will get to the medieval hamlet of Pescia with its flower market and finally you will arrive in Montecatini, one of the most famous thermal destinations in Europe.

    4. Montecatini – Florence (50/65 km)
    Today you have to choose either to start pedalling directly from Montecatini or to shorten the trip through a short train transfer to Pistoia, rich in Romanesque and Renaissance monuments (in particular churches) and having one of the most evocative squares in Italy: Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). From here back onto the saddle, to reach Florence.
     
    5. Florence
    Departure after breakfast.

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

     

  • Route profile
    • Total length: 125/155 km
    • Total vertical up: 450/780 m
    • Terrain: 85% tarmac, 15% unpaved
    • Train connection among the overnight stays: every day
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: every day


    The itinerary runs mostly on a flat area with some hilly parts which do not require particular athletic skills. It develops on secondary roads with little traffic, with few unpaved stretches.

     

     Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.

     

     

  • How to get there

    Pisa is connected with the following airports:
    Pisa: about 5 km, Florence: about 90 km

     

    Trains
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

    You will be accommodated in 3/4* hotels.

    All rooms have en suite facilities and air conditioning.

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

    • double room is a room with one double bed
    • twin room is a room with two single beds
    • triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a sofa bed.

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Rental bikes are available in different sizes and frames:

    • Trekking bike 21-gear Shimano
    • E-bike


    Features:

    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres


    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 bike lock


    We recommend that you bring with you a cycling helmet, a water bottle and a repair kit.

     

  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains:

    1. Link to download the App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks (you can use the App offline, too)

    2. Link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details
    • Girolibero Greens booklets:

    a) Travel guide with valuable information about the history, artistic heritage, landscapes and places of interest of the areas you pass through during your tour. Plus: local events, fun facts, suggestions on how to make the best of an extended break along the route, and tips on local wining and dining.
    b) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you will visit.
    c) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

    3. Digital travel documents:

    • Final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    • Hotel vouchers to show to the hotel reception upon arrival
    • Luggage labels: please print them, fill them out and attach them on each piece of luggage to be transported


    Please check all documents thoroughly and let us know if anything is missing.

  • 2 Client reviews
    • John

      Departure 14-18 September 2019

      Online from 23 September 2019

      Challenging at times with the very hot weather and some hills.
      We have travelled with you twice before. Innsbruck to Venice and L Garda to Po delta, and we preferred these routes.
    • Gunnar

      Departure 06-10 July 2019

      Online from 17 July 2019

      Great!
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