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Tuscany Coast

Into the hilly region of Tuscany

From the leaning tower to Elba

This particular cycling tour perfectly combines the impressive hilly landscape of Tuscany, typical of this region with its amazing mixture of colours and scents, with the striking scenery of the Etruscan coastline. Stunning cycling paths lead to cultural highlights like Pisa, Livorno, Piombino and several archaelogical excavation sites. Breathe in the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean whilst pedalling along beautiful white sandy beaches and thrilling steep cliffs. To top all that, the tour also leads you into the hinterland relished by any food and wine connoisseur. Fine vineyards and silvery olive trees line the wine route of the  ‚Costa degli Etruschi’. The crowning glory and highlight of the cycling adventure is a bike trip over to the island of Elba. Relaxation and enjoyment are the main focus of this cycling trail along the impressive coastline of Tuscany! How can anyone resist and not be enticed by all these temptations…

Italy

Moderate

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Anke Tammen
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Anke Tammen

Itinerary

Individual arrival at starting hotel in Pisa. In the evening tour info and bike distribution. A first glimpse and visit of the exquisite old part of town already possible on the day.

From the Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the Leaning Tower, there are lovely trails winding through the national park ‚Macchia Lucchese’ directly to the sea. Along the sandy beach you will reach the charming sea side town and spa Viareggio. On the way there and in the resort the refreshing waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea will tempt you to dive in. Short train ride back to Pisa.

Bike Tour Fehnroute

In the morning a short train ride to Livorno. This historic harbour has a lot to offer including the well known quarter ‚Venezia Nuova’ with its many canals. Once past the Belle Epoque villas along the river promenade, the bike tour continues deep into the hinterland. An extended ascent leads through the national park ,Monti Livornesi’, passing through traditional Tuscan villages  along the way until descending towards the sea with magnificent seaviews. The place to stay overnight is located close to steep cliffs, trails along the beach and palm trees truely ooze Mediterranean atmosphere.

Today’s section is all about the Etruscan coastline. Via the famous white sandy beaches of Vada you will pass through some of the most striking pine forests in all of Italy. After that a cool cycling path in the shade leads you through the nature park ‚Tomboli’ and then on to Bibbona. From there your journey takes you to the well known wine region of Bolgheri. It is here where the top Tuscan grapes are pressed! After passing the longest Italian avenue lined with cypresses, once again the sea is not far away. Marina di Castagneto is a classic Italian sea side town with its many beach cafes and promenades.

The day starts with an ascent towards the medieval town called Castagneto Carducci. A well deserved break over a cup of cappuchino and stunning views follows. After that the ride continues upwards on a curvy mountain road through romantic corcoak forests. A few breaks in little traditional villages with the characteristic stone built houses will stay in your memory forever. Next a comfortable descent through olive groves takes you to the well known beach ‚Golfo di Baratti’ with Etruscan excavation sites and all. Only a few kilometers left until Piombino, an impressive seaside town where you can relax on the Piazza directly at the sea.

Ferry ride will take you to Portoferraio (duration approx. 1 hour). Stunning scenery and first glimpses of  the island accompany the boat trip. A short cycling path along the panoramic route willl lead you to several secluded bays and coves. The longer tour takes you through the hilly hinterland with its characteristic island vegetation of the ‚Macchia Mediterranea’. On the return journey to Piombino a picturesque and glorious sunset at sea will be the perfect ending to this day.

The route

The terrain is mainly flat to slightly hilly. The only two strenuous stretches are during the two legs in the hinterland. Nearly all cycle paths are asphalted and some segments along the sea will be on rustic but well maintained trails. Due to lack of cycle paths along some sections, cycling briefly on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

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Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 28, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Sunday
Season 2
May 19, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Sunday
Season 3
Jun 29, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Saturday and Sunday
Tuscany Coastline, 7 days, IT-TORTK-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
679.00
319.00
749.00
319.00
855.00
319.00
Season 1
Apr 28, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Season 2
May 19, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
Season 3
Jun 29, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Pisa
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb
Piombino
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb
70.00
105.00
60.00
95.00
70.00
105.00
60.00
95.00
70.00
105.00
75.00
110.00
Price
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
80,00
180,00
Price
Transfer
60.00

Services & Extras

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Train journey Viareggio – Pisa incl. bike
  • Train journey Pisa – Livorno incl. bike
  • Return Ferry to Elba incl. bike
  • Excellently planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel info (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Rental bike - insurance
  • GPS-files available
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of the private requirements

Arrival/ departure parking information

  • Pisa train station, only a short walk to the hotel
  • Nearest airport: Pisa, good bus connection to the train station
  • Publicgarage costs approx. € 15 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible or free car parking at the hotel
  • Return transfer by minibus to Pisa every Saturday, this costs € 55 per person, incl. your bike, to be paid at the time, reservation is necessary

Category: 3***hotels most of them directly by the sea, Pisa 4**** hotel

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Dana Franke DE | 10.05.2016
Schön aber Anstrengend
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Danke für Ihre Rückmeldung! Die Tour ist ziemlich hügelig und daher auch als schwierig gekennzeichnet. Wir empfehlen ein E-Rad für die Tour, damit man auch noch die schöne Landschaft links und rechts genießen kann.

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