This trip is about exploring the best of Lucca - from the riding to the local culture via its architecture, food, and wines. We cover vast territory from rolling hills to San Pellegrino in the Apennine Alps. It's not for the faint of heart so come rested but more importantly come prepared. With two expert local guides, cappuccino, pizza and pasta galore, this trip is designed to support you shine at your best. Don't miss out on any of the eight available spots! See full itinerary below.
- b&b inside Lucca's walls
- all meals and drinks
- riding food
- support vehicle
- airport transfers from Pisa airport
- two 30 minute sports massages
- pro bike mechanic
- training tips
Bike rental, flights, and travel insurance are not included
Single Occupancy: €3,500 ~ Double Occupancy: €3,250 ~ Deposit: €750
~ Itinerary ~
525km total with 8,817m climbing
1ᵒ Tappa, Arrival Day
39km, 450m climbing
Look to arrive in the morning at Pisa airport where you will be picked up. A quick lunch before we head out for a leg-opener and preview of the days to come.
2ᵒ Tappa, San Pellegrino & Abetone
157km, 2400m climbing
Todays Queen Stage takes us through the Garfagnana Valley into the heart of the Apennine mountains. We take a quick caffè in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana before the start of the 12km, unforgiving yet rewarding San Pellegrino. Following a descent, we take on the 10km, gentler backside of Abetone. Consider the hard work done. Lunch is at the peak of Abetone, and we ride gruppo compatto for essentially a 64km descent down the valley back into Lucca.
3ᵒ Tappa, Via per Camaiore
82km, 1450m climbing
Heading north towards Camaiore we ride through Pieve Santo Stefano, a true Lucchese treasure before the first official climb of the day, Fibbiano - 8km. From there we take in the views of the Mediterranean Sea on our descent to Camaiore. Quick coffee stop and we're on to Pedona. Lunch en route, then a small climb up Balbano and another solid day in the saddle!
4ᵒ Tappa, Colline Lucchese
66.5km, 1350m climbing
I take my job as a guide seriously, and today it's my duty to show you the best views in the area. Pieve Santo Stefano, Arsina, and Aquilea are roads that will bring your trip to the highest local standards. Let the views overlooking the valley adjust your outlook on life. Afterall it's all a matter of perspective!
5ᵒ Tappa, Passo Sella
77km, 1340m climbing
The main attraction today is the 7.7km Passo Sella, a local favorite. The first half of the ride is almost entirely climbing, open to the sun, while the second half is descending in the shade. Let's call it the yin and the yang.
6ᵒ Tappa, Pescia
102km, 1827m climbing
The final day shows us the diversity of Lucca's riding. Starting with the scenic ridge through Matraia, we'll take a coffee then make our way up to the shady forest where not only our character but our technique will be tested. We'll enjoy our final lunch in Pescia before the final 15km flat into Lucca.
Airport drop-offs are scheduled for the morning even if I hope you won't want to leave. For those who have late afternoon flights, one last morning ride can be organized.