Carrara bike tours

Italy-bike tours

Cycling tours in the Carrara marble quarries and surroundings.

These itineraries stretch from the shores of Carrara all around the area mixing some relaxed pedaling in flat along the Versilia coastline and explore the lovely towns of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta; some challenging ascent on the hills of Monte Marcello and the Gulf of Poets with Lerici and the ancient Luni; something more challenging are the climbs of the Carrara marble mountains, the sweat and toil are definitely rewarded by the scenario. Simply unique!

PLEASE NOTE that all these tours are designed to make you discover the natural and artistic beauties of this region at your own pace, stop for taking pictures and taste local specialties with no hurry. Some of them are suitable for all, other ones can be cycled by people with some training and practice for cycling. Food tastings are always included to let you experience not only sweat and toil but also the local specialties.

E-bike tour in the marble quarries, Colonnata and Carrara  – 4 hrs

Bicycle tour with assisted pedaling (e-bike) for cyclists, with an itinerary to the Carrara marble quarries, a beautiful and suggestive journey through the three marble valleys: Colonnata, Miseglia and Torano and even through the Carrara historic center.

The bike tour guide will take you discovering the scenic beauty of this area, knowing the ancient traditions of the quarry-men and tasting the typical local products.

Meeting with the guide at the Travel Agency and depart for the marble quarries. Proceed along paved roads going up to Fantiscritti, the landscape is unique in the world and on holidays it is possible to go up a little, almost up to the top of the mountains of marble. the town and make the snack of the quarryman with bread, lard of Colonnata, salami and cheese. Then cycle down along the ancient galleries of the marble railway up to Carrara for a brief itinerary in the historical center through the city of marble.

Return to Marina di Carrara.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from Carrara. Other departure on request.
  • Duration: 4 hrs. We considered an average speed of 25 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 20 km
    Elevation gain: 600 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
  • Available for groups up to 10/15 people.
  • Activity Level since you have an e-bike it’s quite easy, but still needs some physical effort.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.

Bike tour of Carrara, Fosdinovo, Gulf of Poets – 8 hrs

Carrara cycling tour that starts with the gentle climbs of Castelnuovo, beautiful castle located on the way to Campocecina, the most beautiful natural terrace from where stretch your sight from the marble mountains to the Mediterranean sea.

Recover strength with a snack then keep pedaling along the mountain ridge to Fosdinovo, another outstanding castle.

Some photos are mandatory then pedal downhill all the way to the sea, explore Lerici (gem of the Gulf of Poets) and have another snack here, then face the last effort by climbing to Monte Marcello, enjoy another outstanding view then return to Carrara.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from Carrara. Other departures on request.
  • Duration: 8 hrs. We considered an average speed of 20 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 88 km
    Elevation gain: 1900 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
    Available for groups up to 10/15 people.
  • Activity Level CHALLENGING: Routes generally follow flat/hilly roads with challenging climbs. – E-bike rental available.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.

Bike tour Luni, Gulf of Poets, Sarzana – 4hrs

Bike tour departing from Carrara and by pedaling in flat reaching Luni, ancient Roman town, from there proceed to Sarzana, lively medieval town rich of art and history. Afterwards jump again on the seat and face the gentle hills surrounding the Gulf of Poets, end up in Lerici and have a food tasting. At the end return to Carrara.

 

Tour infos

  • Departs: from Carrara. Other departures on request.
  • Duration: 4 hrs. We considered an average speed of 20 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 45 km
    Elevation gain: 400 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
    Available for groups up to 10 people.
  • Activity Level: e-bike rental available. EASY TO MEDIUM: Routes generally follow road mostly flat with some gentle climbs.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.


NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.

Bike tour in Versilia, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Pietrasanta – 3 hrs

Bike tour form Carrara along the Tuscan Riviera, pedal in relax along the coastal road to Forte dei Marmi, nice and elegant town by the sea, then proceed to Viareggio and from here pedal to Pietrasanta. Here have a break by tasting some local specialties and before riding to Massa thr twin town of Carrara.

Tour infos

  • Departs: from Carrara. Other departure on request.
  • Duration: 3 hrs. We considered an average speed of 25 km/hrs plus time for food tastings and photo-stops.
  • Length: approx. 45 km
    Elevation gain: 0 meters approx.
  • Type of road: paved
    Available for groups up to 10 people.
  • Activity Level: e-bike rental available. EASY: Routes generally follow roads with little traffic and mostly flat.
  • Advised clothing: cycling garment. Otherwise: T-shirt-Sweater-Wind-breaker-Sneakers-Sunscreen-Sunglasses. HELMET ALWAYS MANDATORY.

NOTICE: these itineraries are designed for cicloturisti (cycle-tourists), people who love to pair the slow-traveling with some sweat and toil.

Feel always free to require more customization of the itinerary in length, duration and challenge.