Exploring Lucca by Bike, Must-Do Family Activity

I’m grateful for those magic moments when we experience a wonderful destination as a family. Exploring Lucca, Tuscany, with kids is one of our favorite activities in all of Italy. Families can bike on the fortified walls that surround the city — it’s an activity that does not get old!

family bike ride on the walls of lucca, italy

The Joys of Biking in Lucca, Tuscany with Kids

Biking is the perfect way to explore Lucca with school age, tweens, and teenage kids. The road on top of the walls is traffic-free so it’s relaxing for all. The roads in the city center have limited traffic, but there are still enough cars that the interior streets are best explored on foot before or after the bike ride.


San Michele in Foro

The architecture in Lucca is wonderful. The city is very walkable and you can see highlights within a half-day excursion.

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro Lucca Italy

Piazza dell’Anfiteatro

Piazza dell’Anfiteatro is the perfect venue for lunch on a sunny day with a huge open space for kids to run around if the biking doesn’t burn off enough steam.

Mosaic facade of Church of San Frediano Lucca Italy

Mosaic facade of Church of San Frediano

Lucca has many nooks and crannies to explore (and great shopping). Bikes are available in all sizes and reasonably priced at rental companies in the city. This is a must-do family activity!

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  1. Another great post. Lucca is a place I have wanted to visit for a while. It looks beautiful and what a great way to explore.

  2. Oh, it looks lovely. Nice job. And it reminds that I always wish North America had more piazzas.

  3. Exploring Lucca by bike or other places possible is in my own opinion, a great and enjoyable activity for family and friends alike. Especially Lucca for by just looking at the pictures they’re cool. and as you said it, it will be a cherish moments together. I would like to see for myself the beauty of Lucca.

  4. And there are even playgrounds on the city walls where children can stop and swing! Families also have the option of sending their children to the Arte al Sole kids cultural program in English in Lucca, our original location chosen because it is indeed a lovely base for families visiting Tuscany with something for everyone.

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