People Cycling Rides

Tuscany on the Med 2024.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Syd Smoot
Tour Dates
Start Location
Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany, Italy
End Location
Marina di Castagneto Carducci, Tuscany, Italy
Cost (est.)
$2195 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$500 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Cycling Friends, LLC
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
2500 ft / 762 m
Ride Description

Tuscany on the Med 2024


Join us for 10 wonderful days and nights cycling the beautiful Tuscan countryside! Abundant sunshine, brilliant colors, incomparable scenery, splendid world-class regional wines and exquisite local cuisine await you! Our fixed base tour lodging on the Mediterranean coast in Marina di Castagneto Carducci is perfectly positioned between the sea and the pine forest where you will take long walks either by the sea or through this stunningly beautiful forest. If you’d rather lounge near the sea our hotel provides us with our own private beach just steps from the lobby as well as a pool overlooking the beach. This truly Italian Riviera experience is a once in a lifetime adventure you will cherish for years to come. Please join us!


  • 3 Star cycling friendly hotel lodging located directly on the Mediterranean Sea in Marina di Castagneto Carducci near Donoratico, Italy and approximately one hour south of Pisa, Italy.
  • Per person double occupancy room for 10 nights.
  • Daily traditional continental Italian breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant overlooking the garden.
  • Dinner each evening either in the hotel’s restaurant or the garden (weather permitting) to include 4 courses with choice of meat, fish or vegetarian entrees (choice of entrees for your stay to be sel… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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