ROUND TRIP TUSCANY

FROM MONTECATINI TERME TO FLORENCE - „DOLCE VITA“ BETWEEN THE HILLS

Tuscany Montecatini

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: medium
Distance: approx. 300-350 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 725,- €

Tuscany bike map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

You are sitting in a cosy tavern, letting the bicycle day ease to a close. You truly deserve the spaghetti al pesto, and with it you are enjoying the Chianti-wine. You are then without any doubt on the way through Tuscany - the Italian landscape and the cultural jewel. Often by surprise a wonderful castle or a stylish villa emerges from behind the woods. Surrounded by silvery green olive groves and the violet of the lilies, Tuscany has always been a magic place for people all around the world. Even the great Goethe loved to travel there.
To experience this landscape with its immense cultural heritage by bicycle is an unforgettable experience. Again and again the cycling tourist discovers wonderful historical monuments. As an opposite a typical Tuscan landscape offers often an ambience where you can enjoy seclusion. To discover Tuscany by bicycle is to cycle through regions that lie way off the tourists’ paths.

  
Characteristics of the route:

Tuscany has a dreamlike but also hilly landscape. We cycle on lovely side paths and country lanes from one famous city to another. You sometimes have to deal with heavy traffic when entering or leaving a city.

A day by day account of the route:

Montecatini Terme holiday

Day 1: Arrival at Montecatini Terme

Tip: Taking the historical rack railway train to Montecatini Alto;

Montecatini Terme cycling path

Day 2: to Vinci - Montecatini Terme (approx. 55 km)

Birth place of Leonardo da Vinci; plus museum of the inventor;

 Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 3: to Pisa (approx. 40–90 km)

Lake Massacciuccoli and the impressive Leaning Tower of Pisa;

Casciana Terme

Day 4: to Casciana Terme (approx. 50 km)

Through the Pisan hills with wine, olives, and juicy peaches;

San Gimignano

Day 5: to San Gimignano (approx. 55 km)

Through rolling hills and wine yards to the medieval towers;

Siena, cycling path

Day 6: to Siena (approx. 50 km)

Siena: an architectonic paradise;

Florence cycling path

Day 7: to Florence (approx. 50 km)

Through the Chianti region; famous for the vine „chianti classico“;

Tuscany bicycle path

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or estension of your stay;

Prices 2018

 
Self-guided tour (cat. COUNTRY HOTELS)
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 1 889.00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 2 919.00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 3 949.00 €
Single room surcharge per person  229.00 €
Self-guided tour (Cat. A)
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 1 849.00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 2 879.00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 3 915.00 €
Single room surcharge per person 229.00 €
Self-guided tour (Cat. B)
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 1 725.00 €
Package priceper person, double room with breakfast - season 2 745.00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast - season 3 779.00 €
Single room surcharge per person  229.00 €
Additional services
Rental bike 80.00 €
Electro bike 180.00 €
Additional nights in Montecatini terme (Cat. Country hotel and Cat. A)
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 65.00 €
Single room surcharge per person and night 18.00 €
Additional nights in  Montecatini terme (Cat. B)
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 52.00 €
Single room surcharge per person and night 16.00 €
Additional nights in Florence (Cat. Country hotel and Cat. A)
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 110.00 €
Single room surcharge per person and night 85.00 €
Additional nights in Florence (Cat. B)
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 75.00 €
Single room surcharge per person and night 29.00 €

Season 1: 24.03-27.04 | 29.09-13.10.18
Season 2: 28.04-25.05 | 08.09-28.09.18
Season 3: 26.05-07.09.18


Starting dates 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival every Saturday from 24th March (first available date) to 13th October 2018 (last available date).

General information:

  • Starting point:
    Montecatini Terme
     
  • Arrival:
    Arrival at the starting point of the tour is not included in the price and has to be organised by you.
  • Car parking:
    Car park garage ca. € 45.00 per week (only in Cat. A and Country hotels). Car park about € 35.00 per week (Cat. B). Car parking or garages can‘t be booked by us in advance. Has to be organized and paid on the spot.

  • Accomodation:
    Category Country hotels: Overnight stays in well chosen country hotels in Tuscan style. All are located in the outskirts of the towns, centres to be reached easily by public transportation. Every hotel – except Florence – has a swimming pool (opening hours caused by the weather) to relax. In Montecatini Terme and Florence we book our category A 4**** hotels, centrally located.
    Category A: Accommodation in hotels of the good 3*** and 4**** star category, partly with swimming pool.
    Category B: Accommodation in hotels of the 3*** star category.
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

  • Transfer:
    Return-transfer from Florence to Montecatini Terme by minibus every Saturday - € 25,00 per person (incl. bike), to be paid directly on the spot; reservation necessary -  private bikes are carried from Greve directly to Florence/Montecatini Terme (free of charge).
    Or transfer by train on your own at the price of approx. € 5,00 for person.

  • Rental Bikes:
    21-gears bicycle
    7-gear Unisex with back pedal (on request, limited availability)
    E-Bike (Unisex Modell, on request, limited availability)
    All bikes are unisex bikes (men‘s bicycle upon request)

  • Tour information available in:
    English, German
 

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