Bike Tour Guide in Tuscany | Lucca Cycling Club

Guided Ride


Are you coming to Italy and want to go for an unforgettable bike ride (or two, or three or four), but you’re tight on time and not sure where you’re going? Just ride with us. From designing the perfect route, meeting you where you're staying, and showing you Lucca through the lens of a local, we'll handle everything for you.

Consider myself (or my other guides) as your training partner, tour guide, or coach. We just need a few of your details (via add to bag form), and we'll design the perfect ride(s) for you.

Up for a challenge? Keen on rolling hills and panoramic views with a 10/10 cappuccino? Or a selfie with the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Count us in.

Oh, and if you're worried about dropping myself or one of my guides, Enzo inhales over 20,000 km/year, all the while being pretty handy with the GoPro.

There is no rider too slow, too fast, or too old. We're here to make your time with us the highlight of your vacation.

How about an epic journey from Lucca to Florence to take in the incredible views overlooking the renaissance city? From showing you where to eat, drink and take in the beauty, we’ll take care of you.

You'll cover vast territory and get a first-class pass to the Trenitalia bicycle caboose. Read about this point-to-point ride from Lucca to Florence here.

1 person €140 €200
2 - 3 people €85 each €135 each
4 - 5 people €70 each €110 each
Florence - + €100

NB Prices don't include travel insurance or lunch stops. Rides to Florence include train tickets.

Guided rides are non-refundable. We're a small team dedicated to delivering an unforgettable experience that’s never double booked. We also understand things happen and weather turns— we’ll do our best to accommodate changes.

For answers to your top questions and to contact us, click here.

Spend €500 on Guided Rides and request a free DIY Guide to Lucca.


Guided Ride

Please include info such as date(s), rider names, distance/elevation (+ how many kms you ride per year) and if you'd like to stop for coffee/lunch.
(We ask so we can arrange a meeting point convenient for you.)

Cancel 2020 bookings for a full refund up to 72 hours before your ride. If you're interested in riding with us, please contact me at before purchasing.

We take our job as Top Guide to heart, and our clients agree it's well worth it:

Tour Guide

Where could I soak up the sun as I sit in a piazza for an espresso and also challenge myself on mountain climbs with beautiful ocean vista descents?

I didn't expect to find an ex-national champion to ride with who'd tow me along at 40km/h one minute and the next ride side by side talking about Lucchese lifestyle, setting up a business, sports psychology and life as a pro-rider. Alison and her team member, Enzo took care of all the organization and created a memorable experience: a quality rental bike, exciting and challenging routes, obligatory espresso stops and great company!

They took great trouble to find out what kinds of rides I wanted to do with routes away from traffic including climbing challenges of Monte Serra and Pizzorne. Enzo's bike skills are matched by his love of photography, and as a bonus, I got to practice my Italian with him. Although a couple of words give a clue to Alison's Canadian heritage, she's certainly greeted and treated like a local!

Ci rivediamo presto

Simon Hunt

United Kingdom

Cycling with Ali was one of the best experiences we had during our holiday in Tuscany.

She was just so helpful from beginning to end, from booking the hire bikes to finding the best route for my husband and me. Our capabilities are very different, but Ali managed to find a ride that was perfect for both of us with amazing cafe and restaurant stops along the way. The whole day was so relaxed, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone of any ability. I had booked this in for my husband's birthday as a surprise and it was worth every penny - we still talk about it now because we enjoyed it so much! Thank you so much once again, Ali!

Victoria Stokes

United Kingdom
Chet Review

Riding with Alison is a gift.

She is a pro who can ride you into the pavement if you prefer. She is a friend who is comfortable to ride tempo beside you and talk about Joseph Campbell and the meaning of it all. We rode together for only two days. I know Lucca like a good friend - Alison too.

Chet Scott

Ohio, USA
Training Partner

It was my first time in Tuscany, and I wanted to see all the beautiful scenery around as well as having some good training days.

I have been doing some long and hard days on the bike all alone, both in other areas of Italy and Spain. It can be tough to get a good experience when you approach small and unknown places. I have struggled a lot with language barries, finding good places to eat, and also broken directions from locals who don't speak English. That is a showstopper for what could be a nice day on the bike.

None of the above was any problem riding three days with Alison. She knew all the perfect roads, local restaurants, and ice cream bars. I always felt very well taken care of and could fully enjoy three incredible days without any concerns. She's also an easy-going and kind person. Even if we had not met before, I felt from the first second that she was very welcoming, and the conversation went easily, too.

I highly recommend Alison and her guiding service, no matter what level you are on, or what you want out of it. You will not regret it!

Patrik Molberg

Oslo, Norway
Adriy Review

I practically got a training camp and a guided tour!

I strategically positioned to spend my family summer holiday around Lucca before my first ever Ironman 70.3 bringing a great chance to strengthen my climbing skills. Four days riding 1200-1800m of daily elevation were an excellent challenge for my body and mind. But I got one crucial thing: confidence that I'm able to make my most important climb this season.

I would also like to highlight how seriously Alison took my requirements. She asked to share my Ironman course, then crafted our training routes accordingly. I was very impressed on our first day to see the route which almost completely repeated the profile of my future race. Last but not least, Alison knows the best gelato shop in the region. I took a 15-minute detour to show that place to my friends and family. It was simply delicious!

Andriy Derevyanko

Kyiv, Ukraine

It was a perfect day.

I tasked Alison with designing a ride to Siena, coming into the piazza using the finish from the Eroica Pro race. It was an experience that was important to me, as it represented a really precious memory with someone I loved and lost.

Alison designed a route for us that started and finished in Volterra, featured a bit of strade bianche on the way and took us through beautiful countryside and climbs... but it was the route into town that was the highlight. Not only did she find a quiet way to get right onto the final roads, but as we rode those last WVA-killing, 15-20% pitches, she had the strength to pull out her phone and capture images and video of the ride - and we weren't going slow.

Even beyond the route, and the gelato (also very good), the most impressive part of the day was riding with someone who gave me the time to take it all in and had the empathy to understand when I needed an extra moment to reflect on things.

That ride couldn't have achieved all it did without a guide as special as Alison.

Jared Spier

Winnipeg, Canada

I had an amazing ride with Alison!

I made a spur of the moment decision to go cycling alone while on a trip with girlfriends. I have not ridden outside of Canada, so I wanted some guidance and along came Alison. She was very responsive to my questions before signing up. I didn't have any expectations in terms of where to cycle other than some mountains with a view. I met up with her in Lucca and we went on a 125km ride around the local mountains, stopping for some coffee and amazing pizza on the way. She showed me some amazing views of the region and provided some history about where we were. She even gave me some cycling tips to improve on my techniques. I couldn't have asked for a better guide. I would definitely ride with her again.

Bonnie Leung

Vancouver, Canada

My husband and I had a fabulous experience riding with Alison.

I have experience in Masters racing and had trained hard all winter to prepare for our cycling trip to Northern Italy but did not have experience in descending long mountain passes. We arrived one week before the cycling trip was to start to visit Lucca and explore the area by bike. I reached out to Alison to plan a guided ride and asked if she could coach me on descending.

Alison planned the perfect route that was scenic and provided lots of opportunities to coach me on the descents. After riding with Alison, I learned the technique to descend in control, take my time on the corners, and ride with confidence. With each descent I completed later in my cycling trip, I was able to gain more confidence, relax, and enjoy the view on the way down the beautiful mountain valleys! Thank you, Alison!!

Karen Paterson

Uxbridge, Canada
Alex Review

Cycling in Toscana is something that every cyclist dreams of.

I recently organized a trip there for my daughter and me, and my biggest issue was safety and would Emily be able to handle it. Hooking up with Alison was the best thing I could’ve done. Is Alison a guide or a coach, hard to say- I honestly think we got 2 for 1! Every day Alison showed up with rides that were both safe and suitable for a 15-year-old girl, whom upon her return decided to join a local cycling team.

For me, born in Italy and brought to North America before I could see the beauty of Italy, riding with Alison, was the best sightseeing tour ever. My biggest regret I only stayed a week, but a week spent with a wonderful person that shared her passion for cycling with us.

Alex Pagnotta

Montreal, Canada