Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Tuscany like a Local
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Tuscany like a Local

From US$ 91.78 per person

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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English, Italian


  • 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
  • Enjoy the outstanding and unique green walls of Lucca
  • 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. 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 (pastry in colder months). Finally, return to the meeting point knowing that you experienced the city like a real local.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples as per itinerary (1 gelato or pastry, sampling of local cured meats and pecorino cheese with Tuscan bread, extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 glass of local wine or beer
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide

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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 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Relaxing, delicious, informative and invigorating. We really enjoyed getting a bit of history lesson and learning about the city while also enjoying the sites and tasting some local little bites. I highly recommend this tour it was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy and we would do it again.

March 27, 2023

Diletta provides a great experience for our group. She loves Lucca and sharing info on its history and beauty. The stops to munch were tasty and a chance to chat with other bikers and ask questions. We rode on the walls and through the town streets. Recommend it!

March 27, 2023

Die Fahrt auf der Mauer war super. Die Führerin war sehr nett, hat viel über die Stadt und deren Geschichte gewusst. Leider war es keine klassische food walking tour wie ich es von anderen tourn kenne, wo das Essen im Mittelpunkt steht. Das sollte mann wissen. Es gab eine Wurst- und Käseplatte, einen Aperitif mit Snack und Eis. Aber alles war sehr lecker.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 102386