Half-Day Bike Tour – Florence & a taste of Tuscany

Our unique and most loved half-day ride to explore the beautiful Tuscan hills just outside Florence!

Bike through Florence’s prestigious hills, get the best views of the city from the top, and visit a local farm for a tasting of their delicacies!

Tour Description

Explore Florence’s amazing hills with a touring bike, unlocking unparalleled vistas of the city’s skyline before delving into the rustic charm of a local farm for an exquisite tasting journey! Renowned as our signature excursion, this tour has garnered acclaim among Florence’s visitors, epitomizing the quintessence of Tuscany’s allure in just half a day.

Embarking from our headquarters nestled in the Oltrarno area of Florence, a neighborhood less trodden by tourists, witness the seamless transition from urban bustle to pastoral tranquility on a picturesque 4.5-hour cycling adventure.

The initial leg of the journey spans approximately an hour, guiding you through the venerable Porta Romana, a gateway ensconced within Florence’s medieval ramparts—a rare relic evoking the city’s ancient legacy.

Ascend the first notable incline (1.3 km/0.8 mi) amid a scenic residential enclave, where vistas of Florence recede, yielding to the verdant embrace of the Tuscan countryside. Fear not, for subsequent ascents—only three in total—promise brevity compared to this initial climb, with leisurely pauses to admire indigenous flora and fauna.

Upon arriving at the countryside venue nestled in the rolling hills, your guide will talk about the intricacies of artisanal olive oil production amidst the verdant splendor of the orchard. Weather permitting, a foray into an Italian-style garden awaits!

Savor the essence of Tuscany with a sampling of local Chianti wine and freshly pressed olive oil, complemented by delectable Tuscan charcuterie and crusty bread—a feast for both palate and soul.

Riding back, our route meanders through an ancient Tuscan hamlet, once home to the venerable Galileo Galilei and his celestial observatory—a testament to Florence’s profound historical tapestry.

At San Miniato al Monte, bask in panoramic vistas of Florence, immortalizing the moment with a selfie against the backdrop of the city’s splendor. Descending towards the city center, anticipation mounts for a potential pitstop at our guide’s preferred gelateria—a reward for a journey well-ventured.

Escape the throngs of the city, immerse yourself in the heart of Tuscany, and indulge in an experience that transcends the conventional tourist trail. Welcome to the essence of Tuscan charm!

Features

  • English speaking Professional tour escort
  • 27-speed high quality hybrid bike (not electric)
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Glass of Chianti wine
  • Honey (when available)
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Tuscan local cold cuts
  • Fresh bread

Program

Meeting point:

  • 9:15, Departure at 9:30 at Via del Campuccio 90, Florence

Cancellation

If the customer cancels at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure, they will receive a 100% refund

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