- Snacks and a glass of wine
- Bike and helmet
- Local English speaking guide
- Additional food and drinks
- Souvenirs and personal shopping
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Explore Lucca on a private bike tour with your own personal guide
- Enjoy tasting the best-cured meats, cheeses, and artisan gelato in Lucca and meet the people behind those delicious flavours
- Visit the oldest delicatessen in town for an in-depth extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
- View Romanesque architecture
- Sight marvel at the Guinigi Tower
- Explore the San Frediano Church
- Experience Amphitheatre Square
Discover Lucca like a local: on two wheels! This private tour is a fabulously fun and flavorsome introduction to Tuscany's most underrated city. Your knowledgeable local guide will lead you through the tree-lined boulevards and pretty church squares of Lucca, into popular local cafes and delis to discover the city's spirited culinary culture. Mouthwatering food tastings galore will follow as you discover the city by bike and take in some cultural gems along the way. And what better way to end your whistle-stop tour than with a typically refreshing Italian cocktail or a glass of wine from the vineyards surrounding your new favorite city? Salute! This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers.
You'll begin your private tour with an action-packed ride around the city walls, stopping to explore hidden corners and to learn more about one of Italy’s most prosperous regions. We will pass by little squares with magnificent ancient church facades (San Frediano is the best) and noble palaces dating back to the Renaissance. Lofty medieval towers still feature prominently here; one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca is the beautiful Guinigi Tower with its ancient holm oak trees sprouting curiously over the top. We will pass by this one and many more, with plenty of opportunities for Instagram-friendly stops along the way. Then it’s time for our first foodie adventure and we will waste no time jumping straight into the good stuff. Artisan gelato to be precise. With a multitude of flavors to choose from, including many seasonal fruit varieties, you will find out why this classic Italian frozen dessert has become so ingrained into the national consciousness. Back to our bikes for another gentle amble through the streets towards a series of charming delicatessens, stocked with the finest ingredients from the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Here we will meet local gourmands and taste some of the best pecorino cheese from the Garfagnana Mountains, along with Mendiola salami and crunchy bruschetta. Buonissimi.
One of Lucca’s most famous dishes is farro soup, made with the largely unheard of and highly underrated farro grain, which is grown locally amid the rolling, fertile hellscapes. Visit a local deli that sells the ingredients to make this classic dish, where our insider will let you in on the secrets to making a top-notch version. Next on our culinary journey are two of Italy’s greatest culinary exports: extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Taste delicious local varieties alongside some traditional local snacks and try to work out which is your favorite. Don’t forget to take a bottle or two home with you. Our last stop will be one of the fabulous bars embedded within the city walls. Here we will enjoy a glass of local Sangiovese wine or a typical Italian cocktail (with snacks of course, always with snacks!). Ask your in-the-know local guide about the best dining options for the evening ahead before we merrily cycle our way back to the train station to complete our foodie circuit of Lucca.
What to wear
Please wear comfortable clothing for cycling
- If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
- Additional Information: Tours go ahead whatever the weather, so please ensure that you are appropriately dressed for the conditions. We do offer the option of taking the tour on foot instead of cycling, in which case we will refund the cost of the bike rental.