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Lucca and its hills

The town of a hundred churches, lovely Lucca is a must for every Tuscan visitor. For the cyclist, it opens up enormous opportunities to explore the ancient town and the age-old hills that surround it – offering serious climbs and extraordinary views. It's the cycling holiday in Italy that offers something for everyone.
isola santa medieval village


After limbering up in Lucca, we set off to explore the surrounding hills with their olive groves and vineyards. We also tackle the challenging Monte Serra, travelling through forests and valleys to reach the wild spaces of the Apuan Alps.

The tour will take us past ancient churches and classic villas, through medieval villages and on languid rides which hug the Serchio river. Our routes include a nice balance of gentle, scenic rides and harder cycling challenges – topped up with amazing dining.

470 km
7 days
6 nights
6 cycling days
3,800 m

Trail Highlights

From your comfortable hotel base in Lucca, you get to cycle, sightsee and enjoy the best local dishes.

The walled medieval city of Lucca is an architectural gem, with bastions, Roman amphitheatre and cathedral all intact. Explore the elegant villas, ancient hilltop villages, enticing hamlets and wonderful eateries scattered along your route.

Tour and Stopovers

“Cyclists see considerable more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.”

— Dr. K. K. Doty


This CyclingInItaly tour is all about challenge, relaxation and fun as you make the most of every Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner on offer – not forgetting a visit to the oldest pastry shop in Lucca! Try the local wines, olive oils and delicacies, with the best Italian cuisine available.

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Look Forward to

Breathtaking view of Pisa and its famous leaning tower from a hilltop perch.

Awesome photo opportunities taking in Massaciuccoli and Versilia coastline.

Personal, bilingual guided tours of the area’s secret artistic treasures.