Cycling Tours in Lucca Tuscany and Surroundings

The magical city of Lucca, with its unique medieval walls and incredibly
gorgeous surroundings, is one of Europe’s central cycling hubs! With good
weather conditions for most of the year, long roads that lead to beautiful coastal beaches, endless mountains dotted with spectacular views of olive trees, and stunning villas,
this area is perfect for cyclists from all ages and levels. Lucca is also chosen for
many professional teams, as a training ground, from all around the world.
Lucca co-hosted the 2013 Road Cycling World Championships. 1003507_10201101736657802_1193406016_n

But where do you start and who has time to study maps?!
We are a small group of elite cyclists, who have been cycling this region for a
number of years. It doesn’t matter whether you’re training for a Gran Fondo and seek the most brutal climbs in the region, or just want an amazing scenic day out by bike, you will find our knowledge of the area is extensive.
We invite you as a group or individually, and will personalise your itinerary to suit.

1231620_10201231701106832_1225243867_nJoin us in exploring the charming
Toscana surroundings for an
unforgettable experience.
(English or Italian speaking guides.)
Bring your own bicycle or we can
assist you in hiring one
professionally fitted.


Fiona and Peter Zaitzev (Australians living in Lucca)
(Italy) +39 338 581 7233 or (Aust) +61 417 338 796

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6 thoughts on “CYCLING TOURS

  1. Hi, Just read your message / web link on SKCC web site. I checked it out and noticed you offer cycling tours in Tuscany, Italy. I’m travelling this year, sept, do you have any tour groups riding during this time? Look forward to your response. Many thanks Kellie

    1. Hi Kellie thanks for your comment. We certainly do offer cycling tours in Tuscany and September is a great month to ride. We have tours available during this time and we will be happy to assist you in organising your riding itinerary. We will get in touch with you via email to discuss the finer details. Ciao Pete & Fiona

  2. Hello Pete and Fiona
    My family is traveling to Lucca in June. We plan to take day trips all around Tuscany and really would like to take a bike tour on one of our days. I would appreciate any information you could send to me. We arrive in Lucca on June 21st and will be staying for one week. We are all adults and in good physical shape but not advanced bikers. Look forward to finding out all about your cycling tours.
    Thank You
    Jackie Dantonio

    1. Hi Jackie
      Thank you for your email. We will send you information to your email address shortly. We are currently in the midst of Spring season here and the rides have been absolutely stunning! It shouldn’t reach high temperatures in June and should be a nice time to enjoy a morning or afternoon ride, mixed in with lunch in perfect conditions. There is so much variety of rides here in Lucca that even if you are not advanced, don’t worry it really will be a great experience and an opportunity for your family to see close up such a beautiful landscape! Will be in touch shortly. Have a nice Easter. Pete and Fiona

  3. Hi Pete

    I used to ride a bike, but old age and life’s distractions have got in the way in recent years…

    What tips would you give this wearily traveller on how to fast track one’s training ahead of a trip to your beautiful region?


    1. Hi Garren

      The great thing about the human body is that if you were once super fit and something is telling me you were, you can always get back to that in about 6 to 8 weeks! When I arrived in Lucca I was in very poor shape, coming off a back injury that made me think I would never ride again, let alone tackle these roads! I hadn’t exercised in about 2 months but was still eating like a machine. If you have slowed to the point where you are saying you ‘used’ to ride a bike. I understand. I’ve been there. To fast track your training remember it is best to go hard one ride, easy the next. Don’t stress too much because even if you arrived in Lucca fit, you still aren’t ‘Lucca fit’ and it would still take you a while to master some of the climbs here. Do you by any chance have a compact crankset in the garage? This will help make your riding here a lot more comfortable. I have done the Monte Serra (7kms at 9%) in the 39-23 but that was getting a bit ridiculous, and perhaps I’m showing off a little? I hope to possibly have the opportunity to ride with you here.
      Best of luck with your training.

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