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Tuscany at its best, cycling on Via Francigena 7-day

The sense of freedom of this cycling experience combined with the Tuscany landscape will surprise you. From Lucca to Radicofani to discover the unexpected.

Deep dive into the Tuscany countryside; following Via Francigena, an ancient unpaved path that connects medieval towns rich in art & history. Cycling a top-quality e-bike, you will enjoy amazing views surrounded by rolling hills, an unforgettable scenario.


 

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Accommodations are mainly apartments in memorable historical buildings in the center of the towns we will visit. The quality of the food is unparalleled, local taste without compromises.

This itinerant tour is self-contained:  you will carry your own gear in the soft bike bags.

Via Francigena cycling tour – What’s included

  • Small group of 4-8 people (min/max)
  • All tours and admissions at no extra cost (guided tour, entrance to natural hot springs, cooking class)
  • All group transportation. From Florence to Lucca, from Radicofani to Florence
  • 7 lunches, 6 dinners-breakfasts-nights (shared double). One glass of wine/beer with meal
  • Top quality e-bike, bike helmet, bottle of water
  • Free “best moments” video (camera & drone)
  • All tips for guides and drivers
  • Guaranteed tour price locked in the moment you make your deposit
  • Free consulting appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans (1 hour)
  • Flexibility should you need to transfer or cancel your tour
  • Free storage of extra-luggage
  • Optional: single supplement (+20%), luggage transfer by van
  • Note: flight arrangements including passport and visa requirements to be managed directly by the customer, not in scope of Tuscany Quintessence SRL

Via Francigena cycling tour – Itinerary (mainly unpaved)

  • Day 1 – 9 am. Welcome to Florence, orientation, bike setting. Departure from Florence to Lucca by van. Lucca bike tour, then biking towards San Miniato
  • Day 2 – 8 am. From San Miniato to San Gimignano. Cooking class in San Gimignano (experience)
  • Day 3 – 8 am. From San Gimignano called also “Manhattan of Middle age” to Siena
  • Day 4 – 8 am. From Siena to Asciano (biking on the famous Eroica’s white road)
  • Day 5 – 9 am. From Asciano to Rapolano Terme. Relax at natural hot springs (experience)
  • Day 6 – From Rapolano Terme to San Quirico d’Orcia
  • Day 7 – From San Quirico d’Orcia to Radicofani. Transfer to Florence

Frequent stops to take pics & relax. Every day, free time for relax and sightseeing

Via Francigena cycling tour – Physical demands

  • The tour is self-contained:  you will carry your own gear and there will be no vehicle support
  • Avg biking distance per day 55km/34.2mi in all weather conditions
  • Skill level: intermediate. Your dedication to mountain biking has led you to your first handful of rides on real single-track. You enjoy the smooth mellow single-track. Sometimes the climbs come too quick to shift and have you walking, and the obstacles have you a bit surprised

Read also “Why should walk Via Francigena”.

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