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Ride on the past

Lucca, Italy

Experience hosted by Federica

4 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

"On the well-cultivated hills, that surround the fertile plain of Lucca on every side, the pleasant villas of the patrician families are scattered among vineyards and olive groves" (Georg Christoph Martini). Lucca and its villas, a heritage that undoubtedly deserves to be discovered and deepened. And what better way, if not the calm and relaxed state that the bicycle can bring, to enjoy a similar experience? We'll start the tour from the city center and following the path along the river, in the open countryside, we'll reach these wonderful historic mansions. We'll visit the most sumptuous and regal , the "Royal Villa" , once belonged to Elisa Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. We'll return back to the city with the memory of a truly unique experience!
Other things to note
The villa's park entrance cost €9 (age 14-17 €7/<14 free). You can easily rent the bike at the meeting point. The cost is € 16 for the four hours. If you don't find any available date, please, contact us.
"On the well-cultivated hills, that surround the fertile plain of Lucca on every side, the pleasant villas of the patrician families are scattered among vineyards and olive groves" (Georg Christoph Martini). Lucca and its villas, a heritage that undoubtedly deserves to be discovered and deepened. And what better way, if not the calm and relaxed state that the bicycle can bring, to enjoy a similar experience? We'll start the tour from the city cen…

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What's included

  • Food
    A cup of coffee or cappuccino or tea !
  • Tickets
    The Villa's park entrance
From $116
/ person

Meet your host, Federica

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 5 Reviews
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I'm a certificated hiking guide since 2012. I'm true nature-lover and delight in any kind of outdoor activity. My fellow-tour guide (and my husband) is Alessandro. He's a Mountain bike guide and he is a lover of photograpy, art and MTB, obviously ! We were born in Lucca and we've always lived in here. We are the founder of Amazing Lucca (www.amazing-lucca.com) which offers visitors to Tuscany fully guided experiences. We relish being in nature and sharing our passions with other to make each day a moment filled with fascinating discoveries.
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I'm a certificated hiking guide since 2012. I'm true nature-lover and delight in any kind of outdoor activity. My fellow-tour guide (and my husband) is Alessandro. He's a Mountain bike guide and he is a lover of photograpy, art and MTB, obviously ! We were born in Lucca and we've always lived in here. We are the founder of Amazing Lucca (www.amazing-lucca.com) which offers visitors to Tuscany fully guided experiences. We relish being in nature and sharing our passions with other to make each…
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Where you'll be

We'll visit the huge and majestic park of the villa discovering each single location : the lemon garden, the Spanish garden, the green theatre, the camellia walkways, the lake, the grotto of pan, the water theatre and so much more beauty!!!! The internal of the Villa cannot be visited due to restoration works.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Sally
August 2019
The biking adventure with Alessandro was fantastic. Being able to explore the bike paths along the river, villas around Lucca and explore the gardens of Villa Royale was a great experience. Alessandro was totally lovely, attended to all of the details and shared his wealth of information regarding the history of the area. We had a wonderful afternoon! Highly recommended.
The biking adventure with Alessandro was fantastic. Being able to explore the bike paths along the river, villas around Lucca and explore the gardens of Villa Royale was a great e…
Frédérique
August 2019
Ballade en vélo facile et agréable. La Villa Royale a une histoire interessante et de très beaux jardins. Le contact est très facile avec Alexandro.
Paul
July 2019
enjoyed getting around by bike and seeing the countryside and villa palace, route was easy with no steep climbs and away from cars and crowds, guide is wonderful, knows a lot and speaks good english
Jon
June 2019
This is an experience for all the senses. The beauty of the villa and gardens, the smells of the fragrant plants, the sounds of the countryside, trees and water features, the smells of the fragrant flowers, lemon trees and herbs and the taste of fresh coffee and (beer). Alessandro was charming and considerate, with excellent English, a totally natural style that was as if it was for the first time, which helped make it a memorable experience.
This is an experience for all the senses. The beauty of the villa and gardens, the smells of the fragrant plants, the sounds of the countryside, trees and water features, the smell…
John
June 2019
A great experience that would have been even better had our expectation of being able to view the inside of the Vila been met. We were disappointed that this was not explained in the advertising for the tour.

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    water bottle

    comfortable clothing