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exodus Cycling2016

Tuscany: Florence to Lucca Ride 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 Some of the best road cycling in Tuscany is found in the north of the region. Starting our tour in the Renaissance city of Florence, we get off the beaten track and head towards the mountainous terrain of the Garfagnana region before returning to the rolling hills around Lucca. On this trip we discover the iconic city of Pisa, ride through quiet mediaeval villages and the glorious landscape that connects them and savour a huge range of delicious food and wine. What better way to explore the ‘Bel Paese’ (Beautiful Country)? Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £150 • Land only start Florence day 1, end Lucca day 8 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Ridgeback Element hybrid bike, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10 Castelnuovo Montecatini Ligurian Terme P PFremium departure SPolo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • ITALY 23 8 days inc. flights from £999 Italy Activity Level MODERATE/CHALLENGING Trip Code MET At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Pisa; transfer to Florence. 2 Ride up to take in the views over Florence before heading out to mediaeval Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace. 3 Cycle through classic Tuscan villages en route to the thermal spa town of Montecatini Terme. 4 Challenging climbs take us into the mountains en route to the amazing hilltop city of Barga; continue riding to the pretty market town of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. 5 Circular ride in the glorious Alpi Apuane mountains or optional walks on the Ligurian Cinque Terre coastline. 6 Ride south through the mountains to pretty Lucca, via the iconic Devil’s Bridge. 7 Enjoy one last circular ride on the banks of the Serchio river taking in Pisa. 8 Transfer to Pisa; fly to London. Beautiful Pisa and Lucca l Ride northern Tuscany's finest roads l Picturesque Vinci • 6 days cycling with 100% vehicle support (limited seats) • 100% tarmac roads • Group normally 6 to 16, plus leaders. Min age 16 yrs • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts included Pisa Florence Lucca Sea Cinque Terre cycling transfer Apennines Alpi Apuane Vinci Barga I T A L Y TUSCANY 2016 21 May 28 May 999 849 25 Jun 02 Jul 1099 849 27 Aug 03 Sep 1099 849 24 Sep 01 Oct 1079 849 2017 20 May 27 May 1099 899 24 Jun 01 Jul 1149 899 26 Aug 02 Sep 1149 899 23 Sep 30 Sep 1129 899 ACCOMMODATION We use a mix of good quality 3-star hotels which have been carefully selected for their location and welcoming atmosphere. All rooms are comfortable with en suite facilities. One hotel has a swimming pool and others are located near pretty towns. Daily Distance (km) 2 60 3 55 4 70 5 52 6 57 7 64 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code COMBINE WITH TRIP: MWI SEE PAGE 22 NEW Cycling in the Garfagnana


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