Tour of Tuscany Challenge
A more compact version of our classic tour through the Tuscan countryside, starting and ending in Pisa.
Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. What better way to experience this than from the saddle of a bike; and of course the Italians love cycling so you will be assured a warm welcome wherever you stop.
This wonderful trip has previously run with 7 riding days but has now been repackaged to fit with a 1 week holiday inclusive of travel.
We start our ride from the iconic city of Pisa we stay within walking distance of the obvious star attraction.
Our first day is spent on the coast before turning inland to complete a very approximate circle taking in the very best that Tuscany has to offer. The route passes through central Florence, using cycle paths wherever possible, and even cross the famous Ponte Vecchio.
We eventually return to Pisa from the north east, following a traffic-free cycle path along the river.
Tuscany can be very hilly, and there are certainly hills on the route – indeed there are a couple of quite challenging days on this tour – but the route offers a real mix of riding with several quite flat days. The longest day is 81 miles and the daily average is 76.
This is a hotel-based trip using mostly 3* hotels.
There’s also our Pisa to Sicily trip. So why not take a 3 week break and REALLY see Italy?
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