Private Tour: Historic Lucca by bike

For a more action-packed and fun tour, Lucca’s historic center can be visited by bike. Because its entire historic center and ring of tree-lined Renaissance walls are entirely pedestrian and bike-friendly, Lucca is the only city in Tuscany where guided bike tours are ideal, fascinating, and enjoyable.

With one of our local specialized guides, you will rent a bike at one of the rental shops in the historic center and together embark upon discovering our charming town. Through the ancient narrow medieval streets you will reach the various landmarks. You can also visit the interior of the Cathedral, of Saint Frediano Church and go up the Guinigi Tower, and even sample Tuscan wines and taste traditional local products in a 17th century wine-cellar right in the center of town.

per adult from

$113

NZD

Duration

2 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Bike rent for 2 hours
    • Private tour
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fee to the Churches, the Guinigi Tower and Palazzo Pfanner
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Pfanner
    • Entry/Admission - Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)
    • Entry/Admission - Torre Guinigi
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Frediano
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Palazzo Pfanner, Via Degli Asili 33, 55100, Lucca Italy

    Hop onto your bike, and with one of our local specialized guides, ride up to the top of the Renaissance Walls for a fabulous perspective of the historic center. After just a few moments, you will be able to admire the most exquisite private garden in Lucca, that of Palazzo Pfanner.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Le mura di Lucca, 55100, Lucca Italy

    The leisurely-paced bike ride will continue along the tree-lined boulevard that characterizes the Walls for about 2 kilometers. Then, you will enter the subterranean area of one of the Walls' most imposing bastions.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino), Piazza San Martino, Lucca Italy

    Once out and back into the light of day, the tour will continue with a stop at the the Cathedral of San Martino (Saint Martin), where the people of Lucca have venerated the wooden crucifix called the Volto Santo for centuries. There are many Italian masterpieces in the interior, such as the sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto and Tintoretto’s Last Supper. To visit the interior, there is a 3 euro fee. Naturally your guide will enter with you to explain the various works of art and monuments.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: San Michele in Foro, Piazza San Michele, 55100, Lucca Italy

    Back onto your bike, you will cycle through the narrow streets toward Piazza San Michele (Saint Michael’s Square) and its splendid church of the same name. Just a short distance away is the house where the most famous celebrity of Lucca, the opera composer, Giacomo Puccini, was born.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Torre Guinigi, Via Sant'Andrea 45, 55100, Lucca Italy

    You will head up onto the Walls once again to complete the circuit and admire the town’s towers especially the strikingly particular Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower) with its crown of secular holm oak trees.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Anfiteatro, Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, Lucca Italy

    You will stop at the characteristic oval-shaped Piazza Anfiteatro (Amphitheatre Square), built on the ruins of the ancient Roman arena, this square is one of the most picturesque landmarks of the town. Should you get thirsty or hungry, simply tell your guide. There are a number of places where it is possible to have tastings of delicious local products along with excellent Tuscan wine.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of San Frediano, Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca Italy

    The last stops will be at the Church of San Frediano, that is one of the most ancient churches in Lucca, famous for its façade with the splendid gilded mosaic. To visit the interior, there is a 2 euro fee. Naturally your guide will enter with you to explain the various works of art and monuments.

    The tour will end at the bike rental shop where it began.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Santa Maria, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
    • Adult rate applies to travelers 15 years and older
    • Children ages 0-14 are free with a paid adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Lucca was not hit badly by the Covid-19 epidemic and currently registers no cases. Our tour takes place, for the most part, outdoors. Nevertheless, we will enforce social distancing and the use of masks until the end of the pandemic.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Turislucca

Activity ID: V-18143P3

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