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Approaching Lucca on the south bank of the Serchio

Approaching Lucca on the south bank of the Serchio

Approaching Lucca on the south bank of the Serchio

Route parallel to the Puccini cycle route along the south bank of the Serchio

Sign warning of cyclists and other slow vehicles

Barriers on a little-used link to the cycle route on the south bank of the Serchio

The main route on the south bank of the Serchio is to the left here

Barriers on a little-used link to the cycle route on the south bank of the Serchio

Cyclists struggling up an unaccustomed hill on the Puccini cycle route

The Puccini cycle route takes this hairpin bend on the Serchio embankment

The Puccini cycle route takes this hairpin bend to the left on the Serchio embankment

The Puccini cycle route continuing away from the road

Route signs where the Puccini cycle route briefly joins the road

The Puccini cycle route leaving the embankment for a potentially floodable route under railway and autostrada

There are lots of road cyclists, even midweek, using the roads, not the Puccini route (link signed to the right)

Route map for the Puccini route - which turns left here (not through the barriers) without signage

Barriers at the end of the gravel section of the Puccini route along the south side of the Serchio river

Very rough surface here on the Puccini cycle route

The Puccini cycle route is to the route, on the south bank of the Serchio

Sign for the Puccini cycle route west of Lucca

Route markers for the Via Francigena pilgrims' route from Canterbury to Rome

Route map for the Puccini cycle route west from Lucca

The route on the south bank of the Serchio forks left here

Detour from the riverside to reach the Ponte San Pietro

Bridge on the cycle route on the north bank of the Serchio

Sign to the cycle route on the north bank of the Serchio

Barriers where the riverside cycle track meet a gravel road

Gravel cycle route on the north bank of the Serchio

Link to the route on the north bank of the Serchio

The new cycle bridge just north of Lucca is approached by a short stretch of cycling against one-way traffic - perfectly normal in the city, less so here.

Typical Lucca town-bikes for sale in a DIY shop - from €119 to €219

Cycle parking at the Co-op, Lucca

Cycle shop in the outskirts of Lucca

The cycle route uses a one-way road where motor vehicles pass far too close and fast.

Tracks in a park by the San Quirico bridge, Lucca

Direct link needed from the San Quirico bridge, Lucca, to the cycle track on the south bank

End of the cycleway on the north bank of the Serchio just before the San Quirico bridge

Route on the north side of the Serchio passing beneath the new bridge

Underused new cable-stayed bridge over the Serchio north of Lucca

New cycle bridge and cycle tracks on both banks of the Serchio just north of Lucca

Underused new cable-stayed bridge just north of Lucca

The new cycle bridge just north of Lucca is approached by a short stretch of cycling against one-way traffic - perfectly normal in the city, less so here.

Shared crossing on otherwise segregated cycleway out of Lucca

Two-way segregated cycleway out of Lucca

Pedestrians on the segregated cycleway out of Lucca

Cyclists passing around pedestrians on this shared crossing, Lucca

The Cycle Rote/End Cycle Route signs have been turned 90 degrees - not usual in Lucca, it seems.

Bikes provided for guests at a hotel in Lucca

Everyday cycling (with a crutch) in central Lucca

Tandem in central Lucca

Cycle parking in a tiny courtyard in central Lucca

No Cycling sign on a main shopping street in Lucca - universally ignored, like one-way signs.

Bike rental shop in Lucca

Tandem at bike rental shop, Lucca

Abrupt end of cycle route around Lucca's walls - it needs to be extended towards the station

Start of cycle route outside Lucca's walls

Italian style - cycling in Lucca

Cycle parking in central Lucca

Cycle parking in the Palazzo Ducale, Lucca

Tourists' rental bikes at the duomo, Lucca

Cycle parking at the Boccherini music school, Lucca

The traffic-free centre of Lucca

Wicker baskets in the traffic-free centre of Lucca

Forbidden to lean Bicycles here in this entry (only) to Lucca's Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Cyclists and schoolchildren at play in Lucca's Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Café patrons park their bikes in the centre of Lucca's Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Bikes in an entry to Lucca's Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

There's lots of cycle parking in Lucca, but it's never enough - there's a real cycle culture here, and most bikes have kickstands.

Cyclists diverted around improvement works on the 4km circuit of Lucca's city walls

Sign for the Puccini Cycle Route on the circuit of Lucca's city walls

Cycle rental in Lucca

Cycle parking on the the circuit of Lucca's city walls, facing the duomo.

Access ramp to the 4km circuit of Lucca's city walls

On the 4km circuit of Lucca's city walls

Access to the 4km circuit of Lucca's city walls

Cyclists on the 4km circuit of Lucca's city walls.

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