Discover Florence’s quiet and breath-taking hills, explore a private Renaissance villa, and duck into an ancient wine cellar for a wine and olive oil tasting with a light snack of Tuscan goodness.
Since 1993 we promise:
No museums, no churches, no annoying crowds!
- Student (Ages 13-26)
- Child (Ages 6-12)
A day riding amongst panoramic views of Chianti and Tuscany
This professionally guided Tuscany bike tour in the famous Chianti Classico countryside outside of Florence, leads you along olive groves, vineyards, medieval castles, hillside villa estates, Italian style gardens, and ancient cellars.
This a great day to spend away from the crowds and noise of the city, learn about local life and farming, and have some great fun with our trusted guides!
Enjoy some countryside riding and stop for lunch at a private Chianti villa estate, where you will take a guided tour of the vineyards, the ancient underground cellars, the “Orciaia” (where Olive Oil used to be stored in ancient times), and the spectacular Italian style gardens.
Also prepare for a multi-course Tuscan lunch, including the tasting of 3 different wines and 2 types of Olive Oil, all produced on the premises. Coffee and typical dessert also included.
This experience is a full day in the name of easy and slow-paced Tuscan life!
Our friendly staff will meet you at our meeting point in Florence and take you with a shuttle (about a 15-min ride) to the Chianti Classico area where our bike shed is (15 minutes drive)
Your guide will fit you with bikes, helmets and water. You will then have a brief training session for safety and introduction to the itinerary for the day.
You will start biking in a private countryside road, to get comfortable with our high quality 24-speed hybrid bikes.
The first part of the bike ride lasts about 1.5 hours, and you will see typical Tuscany villages and Chianti wine fields while enjoying panoramic stops to take some photos and learn about local life and nature from our knowledgeable guide.
We will then have a stop also in San Casciano, one of the main villages of the Chianti region, and see the ancient city walls.
After another bit of biking, we will reach the wine estate for a tour of the property and a full Tuscan lunch!
The property you will visit has been owned by an ancient noble family of Florence for centuries, and it’s still run by them.
The ancient cellars are below the beautiful Villa and the Italian style gardens that we will visit.We will also have a peek at the “Orciaia“, a room filled with giant terracotta pots where wine and oil used to be stored since Roman times, and the “Frantoio“, the facility where the olives are pressed to produce the world-renowned Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
We are then ready for a full Tuscan lunch and tastings at the Osteria of the Villa.
Lunch includes an appetizer, first course, dessert and coffee!
We will also taste 3 different wines and 2 types of olive oil, all produced on the premises.
After lunch, we jump back on our bikes and start riding again to burn some calories!
Your guide will choose the best itinerary for the way back so that you can enjoy some more rolling hills and great panoramas.
When we arrive back at the bike depot, we’ll leave the bikes and jump in the minivan for a safe drive back to Florence, to complete an amazing day in Tuscany!
- Upgrade to an e-bike for an extra €30 per person!