The Gulf of Poets by e-bike

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Tour

E-bike tours

Duration

1 day

Distance

25Km

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Guided

Travel alone or with your loved ones, but with the support of a specialized guide. The perfect organization and safety in a single experience!
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1/5 Easy

Easy, between 10 and 40 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 0 and 150 meters.

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Ring

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Your tour of the Gulf of Poets by e-bike begins in La Spezia. From here you start pedaling towards Lerici, along the eastern side of the magnificent Gulf of Poets.

You then reach San Terenzo, a fishing village since the Middle Ages that, overlooking a vast beach, offers a multicoloured panorama on the unmistakable Ligurian houses. With its houses perched around the castle and its position above a rocky spur, it closes the small bay of Lerici. San Terenzo Castle is a fortification, probably built in the 15th century by the inhabitants of the small village themselves, in order to protect themselves from the incursions of Saracen pirates. In the past it was the favourite place of poets, writers, intellectuals and artists. The symbolic place is Casa Magni, where, in 1822, Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary, lived. In 1892, the Swiss painter Arnold Böcklin put on canvas the emotions transmitted by these coasts. In 1933, in a hotel a few steps from Casa Magni, Virginia Woolf spent a few days in these places, writing about them in her diary. Moreover, between Lerici and San Terenzo, there is Villa Marigola, which hosted illustrious characters.

Your tour in the Gulf of Poets by e-bike then continues towards Lerici, another beautiful village whose history dates back to the Etruscan period, when the strategic importance of this place as a natural port was intuited. In the Middle Ages, Lerici became an important commercial centre because of its outlets to the sea. Subsequently portrayed, described and admired by great artists of all ages, it has rightfully entered Italian and world culture. Dante Alighieri mentions it in the Purgatory, the poets of the Grand Tour including Byron, Shelley and his wife Mary and D.H. Lawrence, not only talked about it, but also stayed there.

From the Gulf of Lerici you can admire spectacular sunsets over Porto Venere, the Island of Palmaria and the Island of Tino. When mentioning Lerici, one thinks of the sea, so much so that the place has obtained the recognition of the Blue Flags, but also of nature, in fact, its territory is part of the Regional Natural Park of Montemarcello. The famous polygonal fortification, which dominates the rocky promontory of the gulf, is a giant that watches over and protects the landscape below; the Castle of Lerici, built starting from 1152, underwent numerous modifications by the Naval Republics of Genoa and Pisa, which disputed its ownership.

The tour of the Gulf of Poets by e-bike ends with the return to the starting point.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Bike rental
  • Welcome briefing
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Tour guide

❌ What is not included?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

The Gulf of Poets by e-bike

  • To glide along the shores of the Gulf of Poets by e-bike, discovering San Terenzo and Lerici, unique and charming villages, which greatly inspired world famous poets and writers
  • To reach San Terenzo, an ancient fishing village, which will make you fall in love with its Ligurian charm and the colourful houses perched on the rocks
  • To visit the territories of the Cinque Terre by bike, among enchanting views and ancient residences of artists such as Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf
  • To arrive in the Gulf of Lerici and be enchanted by the spectacular sunsets over Porto Venere, the Island of Palmaria and the Island of Tino
  • To enjoy a great glass of Colli di Luni in the shade of the Castle of Lerici
  • To fully immerse yourself in the unique landscapes of Cinque Terre by bike

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