The Gulf of Poets Bike Tour

tdl-bike-golfo-dei-poeti



PROGRAM

First departure: 9:30 am

Second departure: 2:30 pm

Meeting Point: Sarzana – Trame di Lunigiana’s Office – Fortezza Firmafede.

Pick places: Lerici – San Terenzo – Monte Marcello – Trebiano – Tellaro

The tour includes: An e-bike – Helmet – A bottle of water – The minivan support – A guided tour of Lerici – A nice stop for the Italian artisanal gelato – An aperitivo at a typical fish bistrot.

Estimated time: 4 hrs

Estimated length: 25 km (15,5 mls)

Difficulty: EASY

DESCRIPTION

It was 1822 when a series of curious events shaked the life of the fishermen’s village of San Terenzo, whose people were not used to the parties and libertine outings brought on by the young and rich English group who had taken over Villa Magni: the Shelleys, Mary (Frankenstein’s author) and her husband Percy, had moved in with a very much lively group of friends.

It is said to have been an unforgettable season and when Lord Byron moored his boat into the bay and cheered his friends with six cannon shots, the locals – but they were not the only ones – talked about it for the years to come. The enchantment of the Golfo dei Poeti – the Gulf of Poets – is still very much alive today and is revived into every visitor’s eye with its unique colors and landscapes.

Today it is possible to experience it riding an e-bike with Trame di Lunigiana’s bike tour: from the fishermen’s village of San Terenzo to the Blue Venus’ Beach, from the narrow streets of Lerici to its Castle which dominates one of the most beautiful and beloved coves of the Eastern Riviera once sought after by the powers of Pisa, Genova and Firenze.

Ride and rhyme! live the italian poetry by e-bike.

FAQ

What is an e-bike?

An electric bicycle, also known as an e-bike or booster bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor which can be used for propulsion. Easier to ride, it allows everybody to join the tour comfortably. Read more about the e-bike on wikipedia.

Can kids join the tour? 

Yes, kids aged 13 years & up are more than welcome. The coast road we will ride along, is somewhere rather congested and the route is not 100% safe for children. For safety reasons we are very sorry not to be able to welcome them.

How do I dress for joining the ride?

The itinerary is not strenuous but please note that a sporty outfit is required. Bike-specific clothing makes for a comfortable ride though; anyhow, wear comfortable and suitable shoes (no open toes, slingbacks, flip flops etc).

Are helmets provided? 

Absolutely! our prior concern is your safety!

What is your insurance policy?

A THIRD-PARTY insurance for civil liability is INCLUDED in the price of the tour. Please note that clients will be given the option to subscribe an additional insurance against vehicle damages.

What is planned in case of bad weather?

The tour runs rain or shine. In case of major bad storms, you will be refunded the price of the tour, or you will be given the chance to postpone your vespa ride: same trip, different day, no extra money charged.

I read that we can get 10% off for 2 bookings…

Yes, good news! we do have a promotion of 10% off our regular rates when you purchase two tours or more.

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is NOT recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.