Cycling Holidays in Tuscany
Tuscany has it all..History, Art, Culture, amazing gastronomy and great wine..plus the added bonus of enjoyable cycling through its varied countryside and medieval places which have hardly changed for over 600 years!!
Its no surprise that Tuscany is so popular and draws people from walkers and cyclists. Its undulating countryside, hilltop medieval towns with rewarding and far reaching views is a satisfying end to great days cycling as your own leisurely pace.
Its a relaxing holiday where you stop for a cappuccino when like, have a relaxing lunch when ever you want, enjoy a wide variety of accommodation from agriturismos’ to fabulous villas and hotels to suit your budget. At night after a day of discovery enjoy a delicious pasta and a glass of wine from one of the many vineyards dotted all over the countryside.
The emphasis is to discover, enjoy and admire Tuscany and all its cultural treasures as you cycle along quiet country roads, some are undulating of course. A new feature in 2014 is the introduction of electric bikes which has proved more and more popular for those who want to enjoy a cycle experience with their partner or friends and still keep fit!
Why Gusto Cycling?
I’ve been a avid cyclist all of my life, I started my cycle business in 2010, my style and attention to detail has seen my business grow year on year , what is particular nice apart from the very positive feedbacks is that i am now begining to see repeat customers returning for different itineraries or via recomendations or who are using my services again for of Tuscan Bike Rental.
In the summer I’m based with my family in Montecatini Terme a small but beautifully relaxing spa town (located between Lucca and Florence) its a great base for customers to consider a holiday experiance and to co-ordinate and support the many customers enjoying their cycling holiday in Tuscany. I like to give a very personal service with attention to detail which is my halmark and as is shown in the many positive feedback
Cycling in Tuscany can offer many varied options of scenery and experiences, whether your a novice or regular cyclist the aim is to enjoy a relaxing tour at your own pace.
I specialise in bespoke tours based on your particular preferance and budget …i do have my favourites which have proved popular..
here is an example;
Day 1 arrive in San Gimignano amazing medieval town unchanged since the 13th century!!
On a hilltop in the heart of Tuscany stands a majestic, medieval walled town called Saint Gimignano which enjoys world wide recognition for its famous towers. You arrive and walk through the ancient gates and it feels like your stepping back in time to the thirteenth century. San Gimignano has retained all its old features and character.
Day 3 San Gimignano to Vinci – visit the museum and the home of Leornardo di Vinci ..see the many creations brought to live in the museum.
You can even visit his house where he was born located just outside vinci amongst a lovely views and setting among the olive groves.
Day 4 Cycle to Montecatini Terme – beautiful relaxing spa town.
Day 5 Cycle to wine estate for lunch and return to Montecatini Terme (optional) relax and enjoy the day…or visit Montecatini Alto by taking the wooden funicolar (the oldest funicolar in the world) with stunning panoramic views and medieval piazza offers a great choice for lunch or dinner, or spend a relaxing day at a wellness centre and relax the muscles!!
Day 6 Cycle Montecatini Terme to Lucca -
Lucca its a beautiful medieval town set within the old battlement walls, its a cycle town everyone cycles around and you can cycle around the 4 km walls of the town. Its fun and very relaxing tour of its amazing town.
Day 7 Lucca to Viareggio
Viareggio is small but stylish old fashioned belle epoch seaside resort..cycle along the coast on purpose cycle paths and enjoy amazing fresh fish lunch or dinner
Day 8 Viareggio to Pisa Airport (local train service)
All the tours above are self guided which offers complete independence, with the benefit of organised itineraries, airport transfers, accommodation and luggage service if required.
The itinerary van be changed and extended or shortened as you wish..you can stop at Lucca and take the train to Pisa Airport.
here is a couple who enjoyed such a tour as outlinned above
You may just be interested in our Tuscany Cycle Rental service which offer Hybrid, Tandem, Electric bikes or Carbon racing bike, we can deliver and collect the bikes to your accommodation. This option gives you the opportunity of a week long experience of exploring the area where you are staying.
If you wish to decide on your own itinerary
Just give me an idea where you want to go and when, and I’ll put together a custom itinerary that suits your interests, your schedule and your budget including all the logistics. Important consideration is cost: you can decide at what level of accommodation you would like to have finest hotels, villas, farmhouses or agriturismo. If you need more information just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another example Itinerary i have provided for some customers this year.
Tuscany Cycling Holiday 5 Day Package:
Day 1 – Private transfer from Pisa airport to Lucca 1st night in Lucca 3 star hotel en-route short stop to via the leaning tower of Pisa.
Day 2 – Cycle ride around Lucca and the town itself. Private Transfer in the afternoon to San Gimignano – 1 night in San Gimignano
Day 3 – 2 Hybrid bikes delivered to hotel. – Cycle from San Gimignano to B/B just 10km outside Siena.. 2 nights B & B – Dinner with Andrea Rossi and family owner of the bed and breakfast. – Luggage Transfer from to San Gimignano to B/B
Day 4 – Cycle to Siena and return to the B/B
Day 5 – Cycle in the Crete Sinesi STUNNING COUNTRYSIDE…
Another popular short tour is:
1 night in Siena 1 Night in Radda In Chianti 1 Night in San Rapolano and finaly 1 night in San Quirico. The accommodation here is very high quality but worth every penny for the comfort and facilities and their location.
Bikes either carbon or Hybrid will be delivered to Siena and collected from San Quirico – luggage transfers organised and a nearby train station at Buonconcento can take you back to Siena, Florence or Rome. Everything is catered for giving you the best Cycling Holiday experience In Tuscany.
Contact us today about booking your Cycling Holiday In Tuscany