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Biking itineraries in Tuscany

Cycling is the best way to delve deep into the soul of a territory. It allows you to reach the most beautiful places by taking the less-travelled paths and gaze at the panorama as you immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the sense of freedom.

Tuscany offers countless cycling itineraries for lovers of two-wheels, with signposted routes and many high-quality services giving you access to all parts, from the beaches or hills, to the villages, cities of art and countryside. Ever-changing and glimmering landscapes welcome you as if awaiting your gaze.

Cycling and the seaside is the perfect combination found in Versilia, with itineraries ranging from the seafront of Viareggio to Lake Massaciuccoli, up to pretty towns such as Pietrasanta and Forte dei Marmi. If you prefer less crowded beaches and wilder landscapes, you can explore the Tuscan Archipelago with routes on Elba Island or the Maremma with its Grand Tour, surrounded by greenery, with stunning views of the coast.

The Puccini cycle and pedestrian path follows the course of the river Serchio, from Ponte a Moriano to Lake Massaciuccoli, touching the borders of Lucca. In the city, cyclists can take a ride on the Renaissance walls and enjoy the view of the monuments, in the shade of the plane trees. 

Explore the vineyards, woods and small towns that enrich the Terre di Siena, welcoming you like family. Between one ride and another, stop in the trattorias that you meet along your trip and savour the local products. The Eroica takes place on the dirt roads of Chianti, Val d’Orcia and Crete, a historic, fun and social event held on vintage bikes that’s a blast from the past, starting and finishing in Gaiole.

There’s an itinerary that overlooks Florence, where nature meets art history. It’s called the Renaissance Ring: 250 kilometers divided into 8 stages with 10 variants that can be covered on foot or by mountain bike.

In Prato, the cycle paths wind their way through the greenery and contemporary artworks. You can follow the course of the Bisenzio river or choose to take a tour around the 14th century walls. Another art-filled route can be found in the Montalbano area, where you’ll see sculptures by Quinto Martini as well as the Medici Villas of Artimino and Poggio a Caiano.

Let's move further on to discover the Sentiero della bonifica (Cycle Path of the “Reclaimed Land”) that connects Arezzo with Chiusi and is suitable for families as well as being an interesting journey into the Etruscan era. Don’t miss a stop at Lake Chiusi for a priceless moment of relaxation.

Even the historical path of the Tuscan Francigena can be traveled by bicycle, if you are a trained cyclist and have a clearly-defined travel programme.

Steep climbs and corners of paradise characterize the Apennines, the Apuan Alps and the Lunigiana for those who are not intimidated by more demanding routes and want to immerse themselves in an unparalleled natural heritage.

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