Announcing Bike Rides For Ordinary People’s
2015 European Cycling Adventures
here for registration form
For 2015, we have decided to do two European trips. Both
trips will be to Tuscany, Italy.
The route will take us from Pisa
to Florence with overnight stops in Lucca, Montecatini and Florence
On each trip, we will ride from Pisa to Florence. In
Florence, you will have a free day to explore.
The routes are mostly on a flat area with some hilly parts which do
not require particular athletic skills.
Note that Tuscany is a very popular destination and we only
have room for 10 people on each week. So if you are interested, fill
in the registration form and send a deposit check to guarantee a spot.
Tuscany Between Pisa and Florence
- 29-Aug – 4-Sep (Saturday – Friday)
7 days/6 nights -
- 6-Sep – 12-Sep (Sunday – Saturday)
7 days/6 nights -
Day 1 – Pisa.
Arrival. The city is famous all over the world for its magic Piazza
dei Miracoli with the characteristic leaning tower, the bell tower of
the city cathedral. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987,
besides a large number of monuments it also offers a friendly and
lively atmosphere of a university city.
Day 2 – Pisa–Lucca (28 miles).
Today we pedal northwards along the river Serchio for an easy
stage. Depending on the feelings of the group, we may take a slightly
longer route by going towards Massaciuccoli Lake before reaching
Day 3 – Lucca–Montecatini (28 miles).
Riding a route with wonderful panoramic views, we reach the little
village of Collodi and the town of Pescia. In Collodi, where the
author of Pinocchio spent his childhood, we can visit the famous
Pinocchio’s Park (created in 1962) and the aristocratic Villa Garzoni.
In Pescia we can enjoy a quiet stroll among churches, palaces,
Renaissance mansions and the local flower street market.
Day 4 – Montecatini–Montecatini (36 miles).
Today, we have a picturesque itinerary that leads us among villas
of the Medici family olive groves, vineyards and beautiful historical
farms, going past Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace and possibly
visit the museum. If for some reason, you don’t want to ride, you can
relax in one of the most famous thermal cities in Europe and stroll
down the narrow lanes of the old city, which is situated on a hill and
can be reached by a cable-railway.
Day 5 -Montecatini–Florence (30 miles).
Today we will ride to Florence and enjoy the flat Tuscan plains.
The highlight will likely be the picturesque village of Prato with
among other sites, the beautiful Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano.
Day 6- Florence.
I’ve included a last day in fabulous city Florence, home of the
Duomo, the Uffizi museum, Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio and
may other great things to see and do. We will have an opportunity to
take a walking tour as a group or you are free to explore on your own
before our farewell dinner.
Day 7 – Florence.
Check out after breakfast and head of to your next destination or
spend the day exploring the city.
Cost : $1,700 per
$ 250 single supplement
When registering plesae send a deposit
check for $300.