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    Anyone been cycling in Tuscany

    I'm 50 + back road hill cyclist. Not a speed demon but love hills for their scenic and cardiovascular value. I ride a Lemonde hybrid. I'm thinking of going to Tuscany on my own and go by way of topo maps for about 7 days. Anyone done something like this? Not into spending a lot of money on organized tours but just on my own or maybe with an adventurist partner.

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    Go. You're gonna love it. Plenty to enjoy in every way.
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    Yeah. I've done it.

    I would recommend flying into Milan, then taking a train to La Spezia. From there, you can pretty much ride south almost all the way down the coast. If you do it slowly, you can stop at some of the hostels along the coast and enjoy staying at beautiful hostels right along the ocean. Then, you can either ride south to Livornio, or you can swing inland and head to Pisa, and from Pisa, you can head into Florence, then take the train back from Florence to Milan and fly home from Milan.

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    i havent, but im doing to do it next year. met an australian man who cycled the world and said italy is the best place he has ever road. i will be bringing my 56 year old dad with me so just prepare urself and you will have a blast

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    Just remember virtually every town is at the top of a hill. so you get a good workout at the very end of every day's ride.

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    "Anyone been cycling in Tuscany"

    Yeah - don't I wish! **envy**

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    How do you pack a bike so it doesn't get hurt when you go across the atlantic?

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    I got a folding bike and a special suitcase made for the folding bike, so I dn't worry about my bike getting hurt. You may want to consider that option if you plan to tour a lot.

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