Intro

Get to know Lucca like a local, on a bike tour that’s kind to the body, mind and soul. See more of the city than you would on foot and reward yourself for being so active with a series of exquisite food and drink tastings, carefully curated by our local team of food-obsessed guides.

Highlights

  • Work up an appetite with a gentle bike ride around the walls and streets of Medieval Lucca
  • Taste the finest locally produced olive oils and balsamic vinegars inside Lucca’s oldest delicatessen
  • Meet artisan food vendors and try locally made products like pecorino cheese, salami and gelato
  • See some of the city’s most beguiling sights; San Frediano Church, the Guinigi Tower and Amphitheatre Square

Quick tour view (3.0 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting Point

    Entrance to Lucca Railway Station, under the taxi sign

  • 2

    Main itinerary spots

    Ride along the city walls and more, see Napoleon, San Michele and Amphitheatre squares, discover local districts and hidden corners

  • 3

    Culinary journey

    Cheese, cured meat and wine tasting inside an ancient deli shop to start, followed by a fresh Aperitivo paired with snacks. End with a delicious Italian gelato

  • 4

    Ending Point

    Entrance to Lucca Railway station, under the taxi sign

Scheduled details

  • Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Meeting point: Entrance to Lucca Railway Station, under the taxi sign
  • Starting time: 2.00 PM
  • Ending point: Lucca Railway Station
  • How many: Max number: 10 people / min 1 person
  • How much: Adult 80,00 € – child 40,00 €
  • When: Every day from 1/3/21 to 28/10/21

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples as per itinerary (1 gelato; sampling of local cured meats and pecorino cheese with Tuscan bread; extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting; selection of crostini from a daily-changing menu; small glass of local wine or cocktail), bike and helmet rental.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for the guide.

Lucca is a bike friendly city. The pedestrianised streets of the historic core and the many green spaces just outside it, offer heaps of delightful bike routes to explore.

Your tour begins around the city walls, where you will learn of the origins of our beautiful city and how the green spaces you’re riding through came to be created.
Your local guide will lead you through secret passages and take you to hidden spots that you’re unlikely to find on your own. We will stop in the historical centre to admire the many renaissance palaces and churches, as well as the magnificent Guinigi Tower. We’ll then head out to the less touristy neighbourhoods where you’ll get a flavour of local life.

A generous reward for your efforts awaits, with a generous local food tasting in our favorite deli shop, chatting to the artisan food vendor as we try his cheeses, cured meats, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. You will learn about Tuscany’s rich food heritage the best possible way, by eating it.

After the tasting we continue to explore the rest of the historical centre cycling through the medieval alleys, ancient gates, and gorgeous Romanesque churches till we reach one of the loveliest one: San Frediano Basilica to end up at the mysterious Amphitheatre Square. We will also explore the east side of the town, which is less touristy but leaves a real local taste. We can then relax in a very cozy place for our second food stop, tasting some local snacks and refreshing ourselves with a chilled drink or beer.

We will get back in the saddle and finish visiting the part of the walls that remained unexplored, before going down again to the city to reach Piazza Grande: after all that exercise and good food, there’s only one way to end your extraordinary day out in Lucca: trying the best gelato in the oldest ice cream parlor in Lucca: true excellence! Our tour ends here, ask your guide for suggestions on what to see and do next during your time in the city. 

Additional information

Dress standard: Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes and bring a waterproof jacket in case of rain, we can consider to do an alternative itinerary by foot.

Accessibility: Normally not but it depends on disability

Physical rating: Low

Confirmation of booking: 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.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 8 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. For children under the age of 8 please contact us to find the best solution.

Meeting point

Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///roaming.clocked.clouds

Location

Book Your Experience

Reviews

10.0 Sterling Based on 4 reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Francis - September 12 2020:

Great experience with Chiara walking (and eating) our way through Lucca. We learned so much about the history of Lucca and the way of life then and now.

Kristen - July 18 2020:

Chiara was a fantastic guide! She is super knowledgeable about Lucca s history, architecture and landmarks. She was so personable and was great with our kids and dog too. We felt so welcomed! We tried delicious local food and the amount for each tasting was perfect! We definitely did not feel hungry. Of course the kids favorites were the pastries and pizza. My husband and I loved trying the Cecina made with chick peas and seasonal chestnut bread roll. Seriously, everything was so great and we recommend her to anyone coming to the Lucca/Pisa area!

Cynthia - September 06 2019:

We loved cycling around Lucca like a local! Marta our guide was passionate and knowledgeable about the history and culture of her city and she took us to places we would never have found on our own. Enjoyed the food stops and the chance to taste the local specialties. At the end of the tour we discovered that my husband had left his backpack at our last food stop. Marta personally escorted us back to the restaurant. Grazie mille Marta.

Jane - May 07 2021:

My boyfriend and I did the Lucca Bikes and Bites tour in September 2020. Chiara was the perfect tour guide, showing us the sights by bike, and sharing all her local knowledge whilst visiting some very yummy food spots, to try local delicacies. The balsamic vinegar tasting was incredible and we went back to the shop the next day to buy a bottle to bring home. A great fun experience and nothing better than seeing the city on a bike, would 100% recommend.


Leave a Review

Sign In

For information about COVID-19 click here
×