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 14-18)
Bike through Florence’s prestigious hills, get the best views of the city from the top, and visit a local farm for tasting!
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.
You will be greeted by our friendly staff and your professional and knowledgeable 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 farm, immersed in amazing hills, your guide will give a tour of the farm, and an introduction to handmade olive oil making, while walking through the olive orchard. Depending on the day we’ll also be able to visit a park with an Italian-style garden.
Then we will enjoy a tasting of a glass of local Chianti wine and the extra virgin olive oil (made with the olives in next to you!)) paired with some nice Tuscan cold cuts and fresh Tuscan bread.
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!
This is a great way to get away from churches, museums, and the annoying crowds of the city! Welcome to the heart of Tuscany!
Optional upgrade to an E-bike for an extra €25 per person (minimum height 150 cm or 4’11” and minimum age 14 years old) – Electric bikes might be available if you email us ASAP (limited number available!) – please ask for them if you are not used to biking!
If you want this tour as a private tour for your family/group, or if you have kids under 14 years of age, please book the private version of our half-day ride!
- Optional upgrade to an E-bike for an extra €25 per person (minimum height 150 cm and minimum age 14 years old) – Electric bikes might be available if you email us ASAP (limited number available!) – please ask for them if you are not used to biking!
- 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.
- If you have kids younger than 14 years of age, you can still book the tour but only as a PRIVATE experience via this link (let us know the heights and ages via message). This is to guarantee the safety of all the participants, good pacing of the tour, and sufficient care for everyone! In any case, it’s crucial that every participant must be proficient and used to riding a bike. We are going to share the road with other vehicles so it’s important to have good control over the bike. Finally, if a participant has mobility issues, heart diseases, or physical limitations of other types, we don’t suggest booking this tour as it can be a straining activity and not safe. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we reserve the right to not make you join the tour if we don’t consider you are in the condition to join the tour safely. Please take your time to read our Terms & Conditions