Cycling in the Pisa region

In the warmer summer months there is nothing better than getting in touch with nature while getting some physical exercise. Around Pisa there are some great opportunities to do this on two wheels either on your own or in company of friends. The beautiful Tuscan hills and fields that surround Pisa are a perfect place to get away from the stressful city tourist attractions that are full of people and long lines  that take up your valuable holiday time.

Tuscan hills

Of the many paths that are available there is something for the experienced and the inexperienced cyclists. From the hills around the city of Pisa to the coastal national parks you will be able to find something that suites your ability. There is even many tracks that featured in tourist guides such as the Pisa to Lucca bike path. This is a scenic route that is not very challenging but will still leave you feeling satisfied at the end of the day as you sip on your well deserved glass of white Tuscan wine. The walls around Lucca are also a great place to use your bike on this trip as they are wide allowing for both cyclists and pedestrians to use it safely. There distance between the two cities is around 16km but by the time you stop and visit the sights and nearby towns such as San Guiliano Terme.

If it all gets too much for you then Trenitalia allows you to take your bike onboard the local regional trains for a small extra fee so that allows you to depart with the flexibility of knowing that if your legs start to get heavy and you wish to come back to your hotel beforehand then you are just a short train journey away.

Overall there are numerous biketours that offer you all the equipment needed plus an experience guide ready to tell you the history of the places you will pass. If you are a little bit more adventurous then you can hire a bike from near Pisa airport or in the centre of Pisa and use your own map and travel book as a guide to take you on a tour. The fun thing is that on your bike you leave behind the stress of typical motor travel and are left with the silence and fresh air of Pisa’s nature and ancient sights.


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