Tuscany - based in one hotel
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8 days | difficulty level

Tuscany – based in one hotel
Cycling, feasting, relaxing

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 240 - 240 km
Landscape:

Simply thinking about this popular region puts a smile on a lot of people’s faces! The many lovely landscapes in mild sunlight and numerous art cities in Tuscany make up this region’s special charm. The famous spa town Montecatini Terme is the ideal starting point for your tours exploring the area.

You will experience world-famous attractions riding your bike. Every day you will get from one highlight to another and at the same time you will always be looking forward to getting back to your comfortable wellness hotel. Tuscany has a wonderful but also hilly landscape. You will cycle on quiet minor roads and sometimes even on country lanes. Close to bigger cities, traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Montecatini

Information on the tour and bike fitting in the evening. For the rest of the day, we recommend taking a walk in the spa park or taking the historical rack railway train to Montecatini Alto.

Day 2: Trip through the Val di Nievole Valley (approx. 40 km)

Today, you will cycle along wonderful ways through olive groves to the charming town of Serravalle. Beautiful panoramic views over the valley will reward you for conquering the short climbs before you will return downhill to Montecatini. On your way, you will also pass the historic town of Montecatini Alto, where you can enjoy a glass of wine at the romantic Piazza Guisti.

Day 3: Trip to Monte Pisani and to the sea (approx. 50 km + transfer and train journey)

The day starts with a drive to the summit of Monte Pisano (900 m) where you can enjoy an impressive panorama of Pisa and the sea. From here you will start your bike tour with a long descent into the valley. On the bike path along a Roman Viaduct you will get to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later, you will continue to the Mediterranean coast and through the nature park “Macchia Lucchese” to the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian coast”: Viareggio. At the end of your tour, you will take the train back to Montecatini.

Day 4: Trip to Florence (by train)

The capital of Tuscany offers a unique range of palaces, churches, museums and art treasures of the Renaissance to its visitors. Today, you and your bike get a break. Alternatively, you can enjoy the day in your wellness hotel.

Day 5: Trip to San Gimignano (approx. 55 + transfer)

Today, you will take a shuttle to Casciana Terme. On wonderful ways, through vineyards and rolling hills, you will cycle to San Gimignano and its uncounted towers. On your way, you will see images of the original Tuscany as they have been painted many times. Just before you reach today’s destination, the silhouettes of the famous medieval towers appear in front of you. After your trip, you will have a transfer back to your hotel.

Day 6: Trip to Vinci (approx. 55 km)

On the sixth day, you will cycle on small paths through the olive groves of Montecatini to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo. This museum dedicated to his genius and his inventions is very impressive. On your way back to the hotel, you will cycle over gently rolling hills and through the lovely countryside of Montalbano.

Day 7: Trip to Lucca (approx. 40 km + train journey)

First, you will cycle through the small, medieval wine town of Monte Carlo, where one of the few white wines of Tuscany flourishes. Then you will continue your tour along the Wine Road “Colline Lucchesi”, through the backcountry, past the beautiful Villa Torriggiani to Lucca. A bike ride on the historic city walls offers magnificent views of churches and towers that rise above the countless roofs of the city. The train will take you back to your hotel.

Day 8: Departure or extension

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Superior
Price in double room with breakfast From 27/03/2021 to 09/10/2021 689 €
Price in double room with breakfast From 17/04/2021 to 18/09/2021 779 €
High season supplement From 22/05/2021 to 04/09/2021 150 €
Single room supplement 149 €
Half board supplement 199 €
Prestige
Price in double room with breakfast From 27/03/2021 to 09/10/2021 839 €
Price in double room with breakfast From 17/04/2021 to 18/09/2021 929 €
High season supplement From 22/05/2021 to 28/08/2021 150 €
Single room supplement 369 €
Half board supplement 199 €

From 27/03/21 to 16/04/21, from 27/03/21 to 16/04/21, from 17/04/21 to 21/05/21, from 17/04/21 to 21/05/21, from 22/05/21 to 09/09/21, from 22/05/21 to 03/09/21, from 04/09/21 to 24/09/21, from 04/09/21 to 24/09/21, from 25/09/21 to 09/10/21, from 25/09/21 to 09/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

From 27/03/21 to 16/04/21, from 27/03/21 to 16/04/21, from 17/04/21 to 21/05/21, from 17/04/21 to 21/05/21, from 22/05/21 to 09/09/21, from 22/05/21 to 03/09/21, from 04/09/21 to 24/09/21, from 04/09/21 to 24/09/21, from 25/09/21 to 09/10/21, from 25/09/21 to 09/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

21-gears bicycle unisex 85 €
Rental bike PLUS 129 €
E-bike 189 €

From 27/03/21 to 16/04/21, from 27/03/21 to 16/04/21, from 17/04/21 to 21/05/21, from 17/04/21 to 21/05/21, from 22/05/21 to 09/09/21, from 22/05/21 to 03/09/21, from 04/09/21 to 24/09/21, from 04/09/21 to 24/09/21, from 25/09/21 to 09/10/21, from 25/09/21 to 09/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By train: Montecatini Terme central train station.
By plane: Airports Florence and Pisa

Grand Hotel Croce di Malta. The popular 4**** hotel is located in a quiet area only a few steps from the spa park and the town centre. The stylish hotel offers all the amenities you may expect after a nice day of cycling. You will feel very comfortable in the spacious rooms with balconies as well as the rooms of type premiere are designed classically, the rooms of type prestige are modern and bright. You can also feel comfortable in the elegant hotel lobby, the cosy bar or the friendly sun terrace. The beautifully designed pool with sun lounger, the modern fitness area and the excellent restaurant ensure a memorable stay. The new wellness area with sauna and whirlpool is only available against surcharge.
Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

21-gear unisex bicycle
27-gears bike PLUS with free wheel and crossbar (sportier and lighter, more quality in the saddle)
E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery)

  • Accommodation at Grand Hotel Croce di Malta 4**** , in the chosen room category

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Welcome briefing (English or German)

  • Well planned routes

  • Detailed documents, 1 x room EN/GER/FR (maps, route description, local attractions, places of interest, important telephone numbers)

  • Bus journey to Monte Pisano and Casciana Terme plus from San Gimignano incl. bike

  • Train journey Viareggio to Montecatini and Lucca - Montecatini incl. bike

  • Train journey to and from Florence excl. bike

  • Welcome drink

  • GPS tracks available

  • Use of outdoor pool and fitness area

  • Telephone service hotline during the entire tour

  • Arrival to the starting point of the tour

  • Departure at the end of the tour

  • Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

  • Meals

  • Not mentioned entries

  • Rental bikes and Travel insurance

  • All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

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