Biking the Lucca City Walls│A Tuscany Adventure. Lucca is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Lucca. It is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls. After arriving in Florence, and a spontaneous drive to Pisa, we stopped in Lucca. This city is very easy to do as a day-trip from Florence (it’s about an hour on the train). We merely stopped in for a few hours, and it certainly was a shame that we couldn’t stay longer! If we hadn’t already paid for our hotel-apartment in Florence, I’m sure that we would have stay in Lucca for a day or two.
Lucca’s famous tree-lined city walls offer a 5km wide bike path in the center of the wall for families with children of all ages to enjoy. The wall is 12 meters high and 25 meters wide, and offers a beautiful view of the city from across the rooftops. Along the shady walls you will find a cafe and gelato carts, water fountains, and even a playground.
For anyone who loves being on a bike, or wants to see the city from a different perspective, we definitely recommend adding this easy bike ride to your Lucca visit.
Look at our little goofball!
Eli ended up sitting in, and then lying down in, the basket on the front of the family bike. As you can see, he was having the time of his life. He couldn’t stop grinning!
In Lucca, instead of the famous evening passeggiata stroll typical of Italian towns, the locals in Lucca go for an evening bike ride, socializing along the way. Evening is the most enjoyable time to for a ride, as the locals do.We HIGH recommend this activity in Lucca!
Bike rental: Bikes can be rented at Cicli Bizzarri, which is located inside the walls at the northern end of the town. It only costs a few Euros an hour to hire a bike, and the store will keep your ID while you take the bike out. Most of their bikes have baskets and locks, and helmets are available for rent. They are open daily, and there’s no need to reserve a bike in advance unless you are booking bikes for a large group.
Riding one circuit on the walls will take you about 30 minutes at a relatively slow pace, but if you’d like to go for a longer ride, ask the people at Cicli Bizzarri , and they will provide alternative route options.
Piazza Santa Maria 32,
55100 Lucca, Italy
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