The Walls of Lucca and the River Park

The Serchio River flows a few hundred meters from the city walls and is specially protected by a park with a bike path that runs alongside the river. The route is trouble-free and absolutely suitable for everyone, especially families. It is unsurfaced but easy-going even for city bikes.

With one of our local specialized guides, you will begin by riding on the walls of Lucca, completing the entire circuit. It is a pleasant and easy ride on a paved pedestrian-and bike path that runs atop the fortification, the best preserved in Italy. The walls also offer delightful views of palazzos, towers, and gardens of one of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany.

After having completed the “classic” 4.5 km circuit of the walls, you will ride along the city bike lane towards the River Park. Using the left bank path, you will reach Ponte San Pietro cycling through a lush landscape (7 km).

As an alternative, you can leave the river bed and cycle 2 km of asphalt road to the medieval hamlet of Nozzano Castello. After cycling around the outside perimeter of the village, you will head back to the River Park and return by the right bank path to Piazza Santa Maria in Lucca (9 km).

Upon your return, it is possible to add a tasting of Tuscan wines and sampling of local products or a snack.


  • Available: daily
  • Duration: 2 – 3 hours for approximately a 20 km distance
  • When: morning or afternoon, at your convenience
  • Meeting point: the tour can begin wherever is convenient for you. The guide can meet you at one of the bike rental shops in the historic center, the Information Center in Piazzale Verdi, the train station, your hotel in the historic center or other areas in the center of Lucca. At an additional cost, the guide can meet you elsewhere



  • Tour cost with a local specialized guide for 1 – 10 people: € 150.00


  • Bike rental per person: € 3.00 per hour or portion thereof
  • Optional cost of wine and food tastings: upon request


  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing