Discover olive groves, Chianti vineyards, medieval castles, hillside villa estates as we ride through the heart of Tuscany: Chianti Classico.
Florence & a taste of Tuscany – Half-Day Bike Tour
Our unique and most loved half day ride to explore the beautiful Tuscan hills just outside Florence!
Since 1993 we promise:
No museums, no churches, no annoying crowds!
- Adult (Ages 19+)
- Student (Ages 9-18)
- Child (Ages 5-8)
Bike through Florence’s prestigious hills and visit a Renaissance Villa
This is our most popular tour which has made us famous among the visitors coming to Florence. It’s the perfect balance between cycling, admiring beautiful countryside landscapes, and tasting the gastronomic specialties of the area.
This Tour allows you to enjoy the magical side of Florence and Tuscany, which most visitors don’t get to see: ancient countryside roads, great hilltop views, beautiful Villas, olive groves, and rolling vineyards. All in half-day!
Starting from our office in the less touristy Oltrarno neighborhood, you will see the swift contrast between the cityscape and the countryside in a scenic 4.5-hour bike ride from Florence.
All of our tours are accompanied by at least one of our professional and knowledgeable guides.
Tucked away in the hills behind Florence, we will make our way to a private Renaissance Villa. There we will enjoy a tasting of wine and extra virgin olive oil paired with a nice platter of Tuscan cold cuts, cheeses, and Honey.
After having relaxed, we will jump back on the bikes to burn off some calories and enjoy some more Tuscan scenery. We will pass through a small village on our way back to Florence, home to Galileo and his star observatory!
This is a small group Tour and a great way to get away from churches, museums, and the annoying crowds of the city!
Welcome to the heart of Tuscany!
We start at 9.15 am from our Florence office, in the Oltrarno area of Florence.
You will be greeted by our friendly staff and your guide, then fitted with bikes and helmets. You will then have a brief training session for safety and an introduction to the itinerary.
The first part of the bike ride lasts about one hour, and you will pass through the ancient gate of Porta Romana. This is the only entrance to Florence that is still surrounded by the 13th-century city walls!
Our first uphill of the day (700m) is in a beautiful residential area of the town. Once at the top, you will see that Florence is already far away and we are getting close to the Tuscan countryside.
After reaching the countryside by riding through narrow and ancient roads, we’ll have plenty of photo stops and learn about local flora and fauna.
Having reached the Villa, we park our bikes in the olive grove and Villa, where the guide will give a brief introduction to olive oil and wine making.
The Villa dates back to Mediaeval times when it was built as a simple country home. With its fine position, the Villa offers views over the city of Florence and the private park with Italian-style garden.
Then we enjoy a delicious tasting of wine and olive oil accompanied by a light Tuscan snack of local products. All products are produced on the premises, and being such a small production, everything is organic and sustainable.
After this break, we are ready to burn some calories!
Our return leg back to Florence takes us through an ancient Tuscan Village where Galileo Galilei used to live and also see his star observatory!
Closer to Florence, we will stop at the famous Piazzale Michelangelo for one of the best views of Florence and a selfie opportunity.
The last part of the ride is all downhill back into the historical center of Florence.
If all goes well and we are on time your guide may even stop at their favorite local gelato spot!
- Upgrade to an e-bike for an extra €25 per person.
- If special care is needed as regards food i.e. (diabetics/allergies) please let us know in advance and we will endeavor to accommodate you. We can accommodate vegetarians or vegans.