Any Tuscany mountain bike holiday will charm you with lush landscapes, rich history, and mouth-watering cuisine and wine. The beautiful, historic area of Tuscany is the perfect setting for mountain biking.
While on your Tuscany mountain bike holiday, you will have plenty of time to appreciate the region, cycling through vineyards, olive groves, and quaint villages. In the evenings, you can relax in one of the many small hotels.
Enjoy superb food and well-appointed comfort wherever you go. Many tours include visits to wine estates where you will taste Brunello, Super Tuscan, Vino Nobile, and Chianti Classico.
A number of tour operators offer a Tuscany mountain bike holiday. The bikes they will have for hire, are usually of a high standard. The cost to rent a mountain bike or hybrid cycle is approximately £115-165 per week.
Garfagnana Adventures offers a range of different experiences as part of a Tuscany mountain bike holiday. Choose between tough and steep terrain suitable for experienced off-road enthusiasts, or more gentle woodland trails for adventurous novices. Note that this area is hilly, and you will need to be relatively fit to enjoy your biking.
A Tuscany mountain bike holiday offers you the opportunity to enjoy a scenic trail from Braccicorti, a converted farmhouse perched high on the northern flanks of the Serchio valley, as offered by Tuscan Trails. Follow the trail through the Apuane and Orecchiella National Parks in northern Tuscany. There is one free day to rest or to visit nearby Lucca, or to try out the local 2km skills and test track in the woods.
Hooked On Cycling Holidays has a standard cycling holiday for seven nights, but the length of stay can be varied according to your needs. The region also has enough hills to test your stamina. This Tuscany mountain bike holiday has been graded as explorer or adventurer. They have individual cycling holidays from early March to late October.
During a mountain bike holiday Tuscany Cycle Resort deserves a visit. It is based in a 4-Star Hotel, situated at the top of a hill at Casino di Terra. It is in the southern part of the Province of Pisa, bordering with the Province of Livorno. This area is in central Tuscany, not far from Cecina.
For a carefree Tuscany mountain bike holiday, the Cycle Resort offers bikes for hire. They also have storage facilities, as well as a hotel workshop for small repairs.
The southern part of the Province of Pisa is an area used to train national and international bike professionals. The mild temperatures allow training with racing bikes throughout the year.
From Casino di Terra, the most important towns of historical and cultural interest like Lucca, Florence and Siena, can be reached within about one hour by car, or by the fit cyclist.
Whether you bring your bikes with you, or rent them once you get there, your Tuscany mountain bike holiday offers numerous trails along which you can explore the wonderful landscape, and the fascinating history of the region.
A bonus is that you will return from your holiday in peak condition! All the superb food and wine will be worked off as you bike along the breath-taking Tuscany mountain bike holiday trails.