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Tour de France in TuscanyTour de France in Tuscany

Tour de France in Tuscany

Guided tour for amateurs in the Tuscan hills


An organised cycling tour designed for the 2024 Tour de France, that will start in Florence.


by bike


7 days

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Activities included

  • overnight stay in double room in 3* hotel Patria (3 nights)
  • overnight stay in double room in 3* hotel San Marco (3 nights)
  • breakfasts
  • local, professional cycling guides certified by the Italian Cycling Federation
  • daily bike wash & tune-up
  • SAG & mechanical assistance during the rides
  • energy bars and snacks for each ride
  • photography
  • daily laundry for bike clothing
  • wine tasting in a local farm and wine producer
  • a post ride massage by a former professional cycling team’s masseur

Not included in the program

  • anything not included in "activities included"

Hotel Patria, Via Francesco Crispi 8 in Pistoia.

Sportswear is recommended. Each route, in terms of kms and meters of elevation, will be designed and agreed based on the cyclists’ skills and fitness level.

€ 2.150 per person (min 2)

An organised cycling tour designed for the 2024 Tour de France, that will start in Florence.
7 days cycling along some of the most beautiful roads in Tuscany, partakingin two stages of the Tour, both in Florence and Bologna.

Day 1
Arrival in Pistoia and check in at the hotel.
Bike check ; warm up – 25 m, 653 ft / bike test in the afternoon.
Return to the hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel; ride to Florence – 68 m, 3,039 ft.
Participate in the 1st stage of Tour the France.
Ride ends at the hotel in Pistoia.

Day 3
After breakfast at the hotel, ride to Bologna – 61 m, 4,856 ft.
Participate in the 2nd stage of Tour de France.
Ride ends at the hotel in Pistoia (possibility to return by train from Bologna).

Day 4
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for Lucca – 44 m, 3,386 ft (luggage transfer to Lucca via van).
Ride ends in Lucca.
Hotel check-in in Lucca and post ride massage.

Day 5
After breakfast at the hotel, cycle to Forte dei Marmi – 65 m, 3,633 ft.
Wine tasting in a local farm.
Ride ends at the hotel in Lucca.

Day 6
After breakfast at the hotel, cycle to the Lucchese Mountains – 47m, 4,795 ft.
Ride ends at the hotel.

Day 7
After breakfast at the hotel,“farewell” final short ride (27 m, 1,861 ft).
Room check-out.

Characteristics of the experience
For families
For families

Host presentation

Paladino and Pietro are two professional cycling guides certified by the Italian Cycling Federation with a great passion for cycling and their territory. In 2021 they set up a cycling education program called “Chronò Young”, a completely free introductory course for urban and sport cycling, open to children from 7 to 14 years old. In 2022, together with Puccini Experience A.P.S., they designed and organized the first edition of the “Ciclo Classica Puccini”, a cultural cycling event where about 400 participants took part. Paladino, 55, a lifelong cyclist, has owned and managed Chronò for over 25 years, a sales and rental bike shop for all types of bicycles (urban, trekking, road and e-bike) in the historical city center of Lucca. Here you can find some of the best Italian cycling brands, including Pinarello, Cinelli, Guerciotti, Ganna, and cycling clothing made in Italy and Switzerland, such as Santini and Assos. His business has stood out over the years for the passion he brings to it, guided by the concept that riding a bicycle is a means of living an experience: not surprisingly, over the years he has accompanied visitors across the Plain of Lucca allowing them, during their bike rides, to experience the truest, most genuine side of the territory through unique experiences from a human, touristic and cycling point of view. Pietro, 24, cyclist and bicycle mechanic since the age of 7, has been working in Paladino’s business for 5 years now as a mechanic and guide. In 2018 he went on work experience in the Netherlands, working in the Het Zwarte Fietsenplan's bike shops, the main bike sale&rental business in Amsterdam. His love for his land brought him back to Lucca, where he is now continuing his career as a mechanic and cycling guide at Chronò, dedicating himself in his spare time to the implementation of initiatives and projects which deal with the world of cycling.