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Private Lucca - Afternoon Bike and Food Tour with Local Guide

Discover Lucca like a local: on two wheels! This private tour is a fabulously fun and flavoursome 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 cafés 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 favourite city? Salute!

per adult from

$205

AUD

Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • 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
    • Entry/Admission - Walls of Lucca
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Frediano
    What's excluded :
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Walls of Lucca, Via delle Mura Urbane, ., 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

    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 flavours 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.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of San Frediano, Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca Italy

    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 mondiola 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 hillscapes. 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 favourite. Don’t forget to take a bottle or two home with you!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Walls of Lucca, Via delle Mura Urbane, ., 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

    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 dinner options for the evening ahead before we merrily cycle our way back to the train station to complete our foodie circuit of Lucca.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    viale 55100, Viale Camillo Benso Cavour, 15, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing for cycling.
    • Travellers under 10 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
    • 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 (approx. 8 EUR)
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Urban Adventures Italy

Activity ID: V-5965P29

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