Maremma sunset panorama. Countryside, sea and Elba on horizon. San Vincenzo, Tuscany, Italy.

Italy

Italy Coast to Coast Adventure: Ultimate Cycling Tour

Guided 8+ days € 3,420

From the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic Sea, this 10-day tour offers an exciting and unique cycling adventure. Discover all that Italy has to offer, from coast to coast, and soak up three wonderful regions in Italy.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
>3000 m
Distance
619 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

An incredible cycling experience in Italy, from coast to coast.

This epic ten-day cycling adventure will take you from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic Sea, across three of Italy’s most beautiful regions. This tour is led by an all-star local Italian team who know these roads like the back of their hand. They’ll show you corners of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche that you never even knew existed. Climb spectacular mountains, ride over the rolling Tuscan hills between vineyards and olive groves, and spend each night in a different magical mediaeval town along the way.

Siena and Montepulciano are just an example of the cultural immersion you’ll also experience on this trip. Stay in luxury accommodation and visit acclaimed restaurants, all included in the price of this coast-to-coast tour, with the chance to taste local dishes and fabulous wines from local vineyards. What better way to relax after a long day in the saddle?

The Italy Coast to Coast Adventure road bike tour is divided into stages, which are best suited to cyclists with an intermediate level of training. It starts out on undulating roads that sweep through the landscape, becomes more challenging towards the middle of the trip as we approach the Apennine Mountains, and then levels out again as we approach the Adriatic Sea. But rest assured that you will be accompanied throughout the trip by a minibus and our expert guides, in case unforeseen issues arise.

Start point
Bibbona
End point
Marche
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Pisa Airport
Flying out
Ancona Airport

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Traditional spanish tapas selection

Incredible Cuisine

Sample some of the most delicious Italian cuisine, which, if it’s possible, will taste even better after a long day in the saddle. Many of our routes also take us through world-famous wine regions where we’ll get the chance to taste some of Italy’s best wines.

Luxurious Stays

Each night you’ll sleep in a different luxurious, top-quality hotel along the route, offering a very pleasant stay after each full day of riding. The hotels are chosen specifically based on their location in charming coastal villages as well as their proximity to the start and end of each route, so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R.

Sunset in Asciano Tuscany - Italy

Incredible Landscapes

Italy is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from soaring mountain peaks to vast green vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see, as well as stunning coastlines that invite you to sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine. We’ll see it all on this coast-to-coast tour.

Tour destination

TUSCANY - ITALY

Tuscany is at the top of many road cyclists’ bucket list. It is a dream riding location given its long empty roads that sweep across undulating countryside, and some of the Strade Bianche routes come along these very roads. It is home to world famous cities such as Florence and Pisa, as well as countless romantic Renaissance villages, perched atop the hills and mountains overlooking the vast green countryside below. We’ve planned this tour in order to show you the best of the best of Tuscany, but also of Umbria and Marche, as we cross Italy from coast to coast through some of the most beautiful and memorable landscapes in the country.

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  • Weather

    Italy has a wonderfully pleasant climate with mild sunny winters and hot steamy summers. It is a fantastic year-round location for cycling, especially during the off season, when you can enjoy quieter roads and cycle all day long without having to avoid the midday heat.

  • Terrain

    From undulating green fields of vineyards to soaring mountains and glistening coastline, this area of central Italy really has it all. It is home to some tough climbs and beautiful descents, but also flatter landscapes and sweeping roads that make for a much calmer riding experience. Hot summer days can get quite dusty, so make sure to pack your glasses and a face covering in case you find yourself in the middle of the peloton!

  • Culture

    Italian culture and people are known around the world for being warm, welcoming and friendly. Not only will we get to see some incredible sites and meet some wonderfully kind people, we will also get to taste some of Italy’s best food and wines, grown and produced in the very regions we’ll be riding through. This tour really is an all-round Italian experience and adventure, certainly one that will leave you wanting to extend your stay!

Accommodation during your tour

Luxury Accommodation

Authentic Italian stays

Each night we’ll be staying in luxurious, top-quality accommodation along our route, offering a very pleasant stay after each full day of riding. The hotels are chosen specifically based on their location in charming coastal villages as well as their proximity to the start and end of each route, so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R. They are small and cosy locations with a traditional Italian feel. Breakfast and dinner are included in fabulous restaurants near the hotels, selected by our local team who know exactly where we will find the most delicious local and fresh cuisine.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Bibbona - Volterra
  • Distance
    82 km

The first day of your tour will kick off with a wonderful ride from Bibbona to Volterra. We will head out in the morning towards Bolgheri and ride through the beautiful landscape of sun-kissed vineyards, famous for producing “Sassicaia” wine, widely accepted as one of the worlds best Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

The first climb of the day is an easy one, ascending to the town of Castagneto Carducci, from where we will ride a stunning segment along a mountain ridge road, enjoying spectacular views across the countryside. 

We will soon arrive in the rugged Larderello region, home to the oldest geothermal plant in the world, before reaching the enchanting mountaintop town of Volterra and our luxury hotel waiting to welcome us at the end of our first day in Tuscany.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Pisa

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport best option: Ancona

When to leave: last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation 4*

    9 nights in charming 4 star hotels in twin bedroom. Breakfast is included in the tour.

  • Transfers

    Transfers to and from the departure and arrival airports are included.

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials.

  • Bike Guide and Assistance

    This guided tour includes a guide riding with you on a bike. You'll also have access to technical assistance throughout the tour.

Cycling bottle
Extra
Bike rental
Only €190 for the entire trip

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, quality carbon road bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Giant TCR Advanced 2
Giant TCR Advanced 2

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single accommodation
    €350 for the entire tour

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €350 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

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Tuesday 6 September 2022
Thursday 15 September 2022
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Thursday 29 September 2022
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