Mountain itineraries include two different regions, each just one hour of cycling from Lucca:

 

1) the marble mountains of Carrara (Apuan Alps), from where the ancient Romans  and then Michelangelo took the white marble used for their statues, temples and masterpieces, are easily reachable by bicycle. Even in summer, these mountains appear to be snow-covered because of the bright white of the marble...unforgettable!

 

2) the Appenini mountains, including the legendary 'Passo dell' Abetone' and 'Passo delle Radici', that were crossed many times by the 'Giro d' Italia' and where famous chapters of cycling history have been written by Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi

 

10 magic itineraries