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Lucca Region & Ride Guide

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Here’s your shortcut to livin’ la vita Lucca. Tap into tried-and-true advice backed by thousands of kilometers, year in and year out.

From beginner to advanced, this do-it-yourself guide lays out the best of Lucca — without the complexity or retracing your tracks.

Because this is a digital product, all sales are final and there are no refunds or exchanges.

Pick What You Like Most

With family, friends or solo, choose from a smorgasbord of memories to be made and hit the roads with a local guide in your back pocket. Decide where to go based on:

Distance

Ride within your time, energy and fitness limits or reach for new heights.

Elevation

Flats or mountains? Climb (or don't climb) to your heart's content.

Photo Galleries

Discover the beauty that lies ahead and capture it with your own eyes.

Screen Share Videos

Learn about key points of interest and what to look out for — in 5 minutes or less.

Designing free time is a creative pursuit and you won't find handpicked recommendations or proven routing anywhere else — not on free mapping sites, Strava Heatmaps, or Tripadvisor forums.

Hit the Ground Riding

Step One: Access

Access the PDF guide within seconds by clicking the download link from your purchase confirmation email.

Step Two: RSVP

Click web or mobile app links from the PDF guide and RSVP to any or all route libraries.

Step Three: Upload or Sync

Upload routes to your GPS device or navigate directly from the app using turn-by-turn voice navigation.

Step Four: Ride High

Get out there and after it! 😅

Here's What's Included

Delivered digitally and viewed on your laptop, tablet, and Ride with GPS mobile app, you'll get:

Four route libraries starting and finishing from the gates of Lucca’s wall

Route descriptions with lunch, coffee, and gelato stops

Turn-by-turn voice navigation

Screen share videos describing key points of interest and what to look out for (coming soon)

Where to stay in Lucca’s historic center or just outside

Places to eat: aperitivo bars, restaurants, gelato and coffee shops

Things to do and local events you won’t want to miss

A list of trusted local bike shops and other useful cycling intel

Ways to get around (including from Pisa and Florence airport)

Responsive email support for questions related to the guide

Note: You'll need European maps uploaded to your GPS device to optimize navigation. The PDF guide walks you through the steps.

Choose from Leisurely to Epic Rides

There are 25 different rides ordered by level of difficulty and sorted in four cycling route libraries:

Leisurely Route Library

Rides with fewer than 1000 meters of elevation gain.

Classic Route Library

Rides under 100 kilometers.

Advanced Route Library

Rides over 100 kilometers.

Combo Route Library

Tried & true alternate routing.

Not on the metric system? Your Ride with GPS account settings will automatically adjust to miles.

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Countless Hours Saved and Zero Guess Work

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

Alison's guide takes out all the guesswork and has shown me roads I never knew existed.

Bespoke Routes & Itinerary

Thanks to her thousands of hours riding through a spider's web of roads in all of Tuscany, we discovered gems I would have never found on my own.

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

We planned our bike rentals, lodging, food, and 10 days of riding using only this guide... saved us countless hours of research.

Bespoke Routes & Itinerary

I couldn’t imagine cycling in Tuscany without engaging her as an advisor or guide.

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

What a great, economical way for a newcomer to learn the roads in the area — every biking region needs a well-thought-out and researched guide!

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

The booklet offers a great selection of routes, catering to different fitness levels, cycling objectives and available time at hand.

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

To say it was worth it would be an understatement.

Bespoke Routes & Itinerary

Alison made me see “my” Tuscany with a foreigner’s eyes.

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

Route creation for Alison is like writing poetry.

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

The guide took me to another world — one of scenic vistas of vineyards, olive groves, monasteries and small Tuscan towns along seldom-traveled but paved paths that I would never otherwise have found.

Lucca Region & Ride Guide

I just put in an earbud and had turn-by-turn guided information for the entire route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have another question? Contact me here.

How often do you update the guide?

I update the guide at least every six months and immediately when there's a road closure. As a Lucca local, I know when restaurants or hotels change management, when landslides wipe out roads and when shop owners come and go.

Are routes from Lucca to Florence, Siena or Bologna included?

Destination Ride routes aren't for sale. Having pedaled the territory for over a decade, they're some of my most prized pieces of IP. I've meticulously scouted and vetted uncountable roads so you'll know what a finely-tuned GPX track can do.

Do you know of any mobile phone handlebar mounts?

Mous and Quad Lock both make bike phone mounts. Alternatively, consider keeping your phone in your rear pocket and wearing open-ear headphones like Shokz.

Have another question? Contact me here.

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