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Lucca to
Cinque Terre

With so much to see in Italy, it can be hard knowing where to begin. This tour is a real eye-opener, allowing you see and experience Tuscany, the Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera up close and personal – in intimate settings and unforgettable locations.
vernazza village sunset at cinque terre


Set off from the attractions of Lucca to Forte dei Marmi, crossing the Freddana Valley to Monteggiori. We roll through the hills to Pietrasanta, with its artists and artisans.

Moving on, we travel through the might Appennines to the Gulf of Poets and Portovenere.

Crossing the five classic fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, we stay in lovely Monterosso, before traversing to gorgeous Santa Margherita Ligure. Travel through enchanting villages with gorgeous bay views before heading back to La Spezia.

395 km
7 days
6 nights
6 cycling days
4,100 m

Trail Highlights

Explore the Cinque Terre’s five age-old fishing villages nestled into the dramatic cliffside coastline - Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.

The Ligurian coastal village of Porto Venere is a protected area, dotted with enticing beaches and coves. The inviting Gulf of Poets bay has inspired generations of artists and poets, with its scattered islands and hidden treasures.

looking at the beauty of Mediterranean sea at Cinque Terre
Tour and Stopovers

“The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it.”

— Doug Bradbury


The CyclingInItaly guides will ensure you sample delicious traditional dishes - like focaccia di Recco – and sip stunning wines at the best Riviera restaurants.

From home-made lunches at peaceful villages to five-star dining at premium chef restaurants, you can select from the very best produce, local menus and delectable wines during your cycling holiday in Italy.

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Look Forward to

Pietrasanta, with its rich artistic culture and bronze and marble workshops.

Enchanting Capriglia, with beautiful views of the sapphire Ligurian Gulf.

Picturesque harbour at Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, with its quaint, colourful houses.