HIGHLIGHTS OF THE Guided Bike Group Tour of Lucca
- Explore one of the most interesting cities of Tuscany by bike!
- Amdire the ancient walls and feel like you belong to the Medieval Castles Times
- Ride together with our professional tour guide across Lucca
- Discover the hidden Tuscan treasure of Lucca: the Guinigi Tower
Try this amazing bike tour: one of the best ways to visit Lucca! An expert tour guide will take you around the town, cycling along with you, talking about the secrets of the town. The tour starts from the wonderful surrounding walls of Lucca, the only ones which are still entirely walkable. After the visit of the walls, you will explore the historic center of Lucca, riding your bicycles searching and discovering its most important monuments.
You will see the awesome Anfiteatro square, whose name derives from the ancient Roman amphitheater, later on used as main site for the local market. You will admire Guinigi Tower, renowned for its holm oak trees on the top, the trick used to make it become the tallest tower in Lucca without going against the law! A short break before being directed towards San Michele square: once the location of the Roman Forum, it houses one of Lucca’s most beautiful churches: S. Michele in Foro.
The tour continues up to reach the widest square, Piazza Napoleone, the square which was architecturally modified by Elisa Baciocchi, who had received the fief of Lucca by her brother Napoleone. In front of this square, there is another little one, called Piazza del Giglio (lily) because of theatre’s name. Finally, you will reach S. Martino square where you will see the amazing Cathedral, originally built in the 6th century A.D. Inside, there is the legendary Volto Santo (the Holy Face) and others invaluable works of arts; among these, the sacristy and its most breathtaking masterpiece: Ilaria del Carretto’s grave, made by the well-known artist Jacopo della Quercia, in the early 15th century.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Dates and Time: Monday, Friday and Sunday
Departure: 10:30 am (meeting 20 minutes earlier)
Season: All year round
The Price Includes: Guided bike tour, easy panoramic tour, bikes and helmets
Meeting Point: Central location in Lucca. More details will be provided after booking.
Length: 2 h approx.
THINGS TO NOTE:
** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.