In Lucca and across Tuscany cycling is appreciated and lived as a tradition. Everyone here has a bike to move around town or to explore the territory. So if you are looking for things to do in Lucca, we would highly recommend that you explore the cycling paths and surrounding areas by bike.
From the city walls, to the rolling Tuscan hills, to the steep climbs of the Apuan Alps there is a perfect ride for anyone. Making cycling in Tuscany the perfect activity whether you are on a Tuscany family friendly holiday or you are looking for a ride that’s more adventurous and challenging.
Sea, mountains, art and gastronomy characterize this territory. If you love cycling, visit the Nottolini aqueduct or the Pisa Tower, explore the lake of Massaciuccoli, the LIPU reserve or get excited when you suddenly glimpse the sea from Monte Forato.
There are many Tuscany cycling paths that you can start from Lucca. Here are just a few suggestions:
The easier one is for sure the tour of the city walls. It is only 4,22 km and the kids will love it, making it the perfect Tuscany family friendly holiday bike ride. While riding on the walls you can admire the town from above and if that’s not enough, you can ride to the old centre and visit the most beautiful churches, squares and towers of Lucca.
Another lovely ride is the cycle path (just less than 40 km) that goes from Ponte a Moriano to the sea along the left side of the Serchio River.
It is dedicated to Giacomo Puccini because it crosses his native places like Lucca and Lago Massaciuccoli
Also lovely and easy is the Ciclovia della Versilia (28 km) that goes from Viareggio to Marina di Massa all along the sea. Great to stop at sunset for an aperitivo in one of the many places on the beach.
Lucca is also on the Via Francigena. The Pilgrim road unwinded for 1800 km from Canterbury to Rome and eventually to Apulia where there were ports of embarkation for the Holy Land.
If you are a fit rider you can try the B14 to San Miniato or even further on the B15 to San Gimignano
Here you will find all the maps
If you are an expert and looking to challenge yourself with a Tuscany cycling experience, you can do one of the many MTB trails on the Apuan Alps.
Passo del Vestito and Passo del Cipollaio are of rare beauty and from there you will see the marble caves and the sea.
So, no matter whether you are a great rider or a cyclo-tourist, if you ride a city bike, a racing bike or a MTB
At this link you can find many route maps of the Lucca area of different difficulty levels.
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