Guided tour

Lucca: 3-Hour Bikes & Bites Foodie Adventure like a Local

Lucca: 3-Hour Bikes & Bites Foodie Adventure like a Local

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This is a fabulously fun and flavorsome 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 and into popular local cafés and delis. Salute.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the best cured meats, cheeses and artisan gelato in Lucca and meet the people behind those delicious flavors
  • Burn off some calories riding through the city’s bicycle-friendly narrow lanes
  • Learn from local gourmands about the region’s most famous dish - farro soup
  • Discover Lucca’s charming history and stunning Romanesque architecture
Full description

Bikes in Lucca are a must. You'll feel like a local as you head off on a journey sure to be relaxing and memorable. Take a sights-packed ride around the city walls, stopping to explore hidden corners and learn more about one of Italy’s most prosperous regions. Taste some local delicacies along the way. Pass by little squares with magnificent ancient church facades and noble Renaissance palaces. Lofty medieval towers still feature prominently here; one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca is the beautiful Guinigi Tower. Pass by this one and many more with plenty of Instagram-friendly stops along the way. 

Enjoy your first food stop at a local-favorite shop. Taste the delicacies the area is famous for, including pecorino cheese, cold cuts, and extra-virgin olive oil. Cruise through different corners of the city center, admiring narrow alleys and ancient churches before reaching the lowest one: San Frediano Basilica.

Continue exploring the lesser-known east side of the town, getting a real feel for local life. Stop at a cool establishment to savor some typical snacks and sip a well-deserved beer or other drink. Hop aboard your bike and climb back toward the city walls and the historical center through Piazza Grande.

Settle in for a final, extra sweet stop at the oldest ice cream shop in Lucca: prepare to taste some gelato you'll never forget. Finally, return to the meeting point knowing that you experienced the city like a real local.

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples as per itinerary (1 gelato, sampling of local cured meats and pecorino cheese with Tuscan bread, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting and a selection of crostini from a daily-changing menu
  • Small glass of local wine or cocktail
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At the entrance to Lucca train station, under the taxi sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Travelers under 10 years of age are not permitted on this tour
  • This tour runs in all weather conditions so please dress accordingly. There is also the option to take the tour on foot instead of by bike
  • In colder months the tour takes place in the morning for better light and temperature conditions and gelato will be replaced with cake and coffee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The ride on the wall was great. The guide was very nice and knew a lot about the city and its history. Unfortunately it wasn't a classic food walking tour like I know from other tournaments where the focus is on food. You should know that. There was a sausage and cheese platter, an aperitif with a snack and ice cream. But everything was delicious.

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September 30, 2021

Recommended. Very nice to have a round trip, even on a hot day. Pleasant pace and very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. The trip had 3 "pit stops", and the last one was the end with fantastically good gelata.

July 23, 2022

This was a wonderful bike tour! 10/10! The guide was awesome, the tour was in the shade despite the 90+ degree temps, the food stops were great, the information about the history of the wall and the city were super interesting. Love! Love! Love!

July 7, 2022

Product ID: 102386