Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy – no small feat for this seriously good-looking country! Tuscany truly offers all you could want from a cycling holiday – amazing views, challenging rides, seriously good food (and wine), culture and more. So if you want to even scratch the surface of this stunning region, you’re going to want to find the best bike hotels Tuscany has to offer.
Fortunately, some of the best Italy bike hotels happen to be in Tuscany. Some offer features specifically aimed at a cycling holiday while others are just good quality hotels that are well-placed for some of Tuscany’s best rides and are used to accommodating cyclists.
We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best bike hotels we’ve come across during our research on cycling in Tuscany. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.
And don’t forget to read our guide to Tuscany too, so you can prep for your own bike holiday.
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Tuscany bike hotels: Comparison table
|Hotel La Luna
|Albergo San Martino
|Hotel Reisdence Esplanade
|Hotel La Villa
|Fattoria Bio Pieve a Salti
|Relais Chiostro di Pienza
|Palazzo del Capitano Hotel
|San Quirico d’Orica
|Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse
Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.
Bike hotels in/around Lucca
Lucca and the surrounding towns are a great base for exploring northern Tuscany. The town is surrounded by 16th Century walls that you can cycle along, and it’s home to fantastic architecture and food. The nearby hills and beaches offer a mix of cycling routes, and because Lucca isn’t atop a hill (like many other locations in Tuscany) it’s also a good choice if you aren’t looking for challenging climbs.
Hotel La Luna
The Hotel La Luna is a three-star hotel situated in the heard of the walled city of Lucca. It’s a renovated 18th Century palace that offers comfortable rooms, a buffet breakfast and a bar that’s open until midnight. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance for dinner.
The hotel can arrange bicycle rental for you, and they can provide their own bike tours too for an additional charge. There’s a garage where you can keep your bikes safely overnight, too.
- We love: The fantastic central location close to local amenities.
- Be aware: The decor of the hotel is quite dated, but it’s still cosy.
- Best for: Escaping on long rides during the day and then exploring historic Lucca in the evening.
Albergo San Martino
The Albergo San Martino Hotel is another three-star property situated right in the heart of the historic town centre in Lucca. It’s really popular for the service – the staff here are really welcoming and will do everything they can to make sure you have a great stay. The breakfasts are good, too.
They don’t offer bike rental but there are two rental stores within walking distance, and the hotel has its own warehouse where you can store the bikes overnight.
- We love: The rooms with a hydromassage bath – perfect after a challenging ride!
- Be aware: It’s more of a bed and breakfast than a hotel, with limited facilities.
- Best for: A cosy, comfy stay close to local tourist attractions and with easy access to the surrounding countryside.
Hotel Residence Esplanade
The Hotel Residence Esplanade is a four-star Art-Nouveau building in the centre of Viareggio, right on the coast, about 25 kilometres from Lucca. Rooms are spacious and modern, with air-con during the warmer summer months. There’s a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, and guests also get discounted rates at two private beach clubs close by if you want a day off from cycling to unwind.
There are a lot of facilities for cyclists to use too. Bike rental is available onsite, with other stores nearby if you have specific requirements. There’s a secure storage room, with workshop space if you need to carry out any repairs. You can also rent a bike computer from the hotel if you don’t have your own.
- We love: The cycle-friendly features and the proximity to the beach.
- Be aware: There are a mix of hotel rooms and self-catered apartments, so choose the one that suits you best.
- Best for: Exploring the coastline of the Lucca region, whilst relaxing in absolute comfort at night to recover.
Bike hotels in/around Siena
Siena is a real gem amongst Tuscany, well-placed in the middle of the region. The Chianti countryside nearby is lined with vineyards, forests and olive groves and makes for some excellent views while you’re cycling.
Hotel La Villa
The Hotel La Villa in Siena is a three-star hotel just outside the city walls, and only a short walk from the Piazza del Campo. This means you get the benefit of a quieter location away from the bustle, but close enough to attractions and restaurants. There’s an attractive garden, and a good breakfast to set you up for the day.
There are no specific cycling facilities on-site, but the staff are helpful and will be able to direct you to bike rental stores, and offer advice on nearby routes.
- We love: The charming garden that makes for an idyllic breakfast or coffee break spot.
- Be aware: Bike storage isn’t advertised, but check with the hotel as they may be able to accommodate.
- Best for: Exploring Siena and the surrounding hills by bike, but from a quieter and calmer base.
Fattoria Bio Pieve a Salti Hotel
The Fattoria Bio Pieve a Salti is a three-star hotel situated in Montalcino, around 30km from Siena’s centre. It’s a split hotel with two properties around a mile apart – one has an outdoor pool while the other has an indoor pool with spa. You can stay on a B&B or half-board basis.
Bike hire is available from the hotel, and there’s a repair space with a toolkit provided along with a stand and gloves, if you need to carry out any maintenance.
- We love: The romantic rural location and excellent cycling routes nearby.
- Be aware: You may need to hop on a bus (provided by the hotel) to get to the restaurant for dinner.
- Best for: Escaping to the countryside and exploring beautiful Tuscany scenery by bike.
Bike hotels in/around Pienza
Pienza is a popular tourist town in the southern part of Tuscany. From here you’ll be able to enjoy a mix of tarmac and gravel roads amongst the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia UNESCO World Heritage site.
Relais Chiostro di Pienza
The Relais Chiostro di Pienza in the heart of Pienza is a converted 15th-Century convent, giving the hotel unique charm and history. The hotel is close to local attractions and offers amazing views from the terrace, while there’s an outdoor pool where you can soak up some sun in between bike rides.
The staff are very helpful and can assist in arranging bike hire, while there’s secure storage in the hotel too so you can keep your bike with you throughout your holiday.
- We love: The picturesque terrace views – ideal for enjoying the buffet breakfast in the morning.
- Be aware: Room decor is a little tired and traditional, but not garishly so.
- Best for: Blending time exploring the nearby hills and relaxing in a quiet, quaint location.
Palazzo del Capitano
The Palazzo del Capitano Hotel in San Quirico d’Orica is a beautiful four-star property just inside the city walls. The 15th-Century building has been fully updated to create comfortable, luxurious rooms, while the hotel has a pretty terrace, a wellness spa, and a large garden with fountains and vegetable patches. There’s a Michelin-recommended restaurant, too, for amazing dining.
Adjacent to the hotel is a bike store offering rentals, bike storage and a space for repairs. There’s a washing station too, and the option to borrow maps. The hotel can also organise bike tours with rental included.
- We love: The rustic charm of the property and the incredible food.
- Be aware: It’s a luxury property, so prices are quite high.
- Best for: A fantastic escape with the countryside on the doorstep and a stunning spa for recovery.
Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse
The Hotel Casolare Le Terre Rosse is a picturesque three-star hotel set in stunning countryside, just 5km from San Gimignano. It has an outdoor pool and a fantastic restaurant, with a buffet breakfast that’s served on the verandah when the weather suits.
The hotel is proud of its status as a Tuscany bike hotel, with tailor-made cycling breaks available. Bike storage and rental is available, and there’s a workshop and cleaning space if you need to repair or maintain your bike.
- We love: The rustic wood-beamed rooms and the amazing access to the countryside.
- Be aware: It’s a rural location so alternative dining options are a distance away.
- Best for: Total immersion into the Tuscany countryside for a thrilling cycling holiday.
If you’re planning your Tuscany cycling holiday, hopefully one of these hotels works for you. Don’t forget to plan which rides you want to take on too, as that’ll help you to finalise your choice on where to stay in Tuscany for a biking vacation.
But while these are the best hotels we’ve found, we’d love to hear your suggestions too.
If you know of any more hotels, or perhaps some Tuscany B&Bs that welcome cyclists, then please do drop us an email at email@example.com, or a comment below, with your recommendations, and what makes them a good choice for biking holidays in Tuscany.
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