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Exploring North Tuscany By Bike

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We have a couple of cycling holidays that explore the North of Tuscany, a region with a very varied landscape depending on where you visit. It is also very different to South Tuscany. We have two main tours that cover the North Tuscany area which is Family in Tuscany and our Pisa to Florence cycling holiday.

Exploring North Tuscany By Bike


Everyone has heard of Pisa with it’s leaning tower. If you want to miss the crowds then you are best heading to Piazza dei Miracoli in the morning or later in the evening. You may even get the usual touristy shot of you holding up the towers. You also have the Duomo and the Baptistery to visit while in Pisa. Another great thing to do is just go exploring on foot (or bike) round the streets, taking in the atmosphere of this amazing city.

Noord-Toscane. Door de vallei van de Arno


Lucca is a wonderful city known for its well-kept walls that surround the city. Here you will get the chance to ride along the imposing tree-lined perimeter walls and explore its splendid gardens, majestic bell tower and impressive Piazza Anfiteatro; a 2nd-century Roman amphitheatre. Explore this beautiful city which is almost car-free and has some beautiful buildings that you can admire while sitting and relaxing.


Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Vinci sits in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The birthplace of  Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside of the town (city). Vinci is great for enjoying the countryside and strolling round the streets or just sitting and watching the world go by. There is no need to rush about while on holiday!


Florence needs no introduction. The city is full of art and architecture is famous worldwide. With its most iconic sight being the Duomo; a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. You won’t be short of places to explore in Florence. Make sure to take your camera and snap some great shots of the Duomo and the River Arno which flows through the city.

Our Tuscany Chianti cycling holiday also offers the delights of our previously mentioned tours, however, you get to also discover some other cities including Siena (although technically this is central Tuscany and not North)

If you need any help or have any questions regarding our cycling holidays then please do get in touch.

About the author

I have worked for Hooked on Cycling & Walking since 2007 and love to travel and explore. I like to get outdoors and take my two young boys with me and hiking/cycling is enjoyed by all of us.

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