If you are a bike enthusiast and weekend rider that is not afraid of riding up hills, this is the ride for you. Spend a full day high above Florence riding through the Tuscan hills and Fiesole. A winery visit is included where we will sample both olive oil and wine. Tuscan multi-course lunch is a highlight at a local traditional family run trattoria.
*This tour is not van supported, participants must be comfortable on a bike all day.
As promised with our tours...no churches, no museums, no annoying crowds. With the departure right from our office in Florence, this is what we like to call our "green" tour: meaning no shuttle vans and no support vehicles, no carbon footprint - just you, your bike and your bilingual guide. Your guide is there to show you the way, point out the sights, and fix any flats or malfunctions.
The tour includes a scenic ride up to the picturesque town of Fiesole, located the northeast of Florence. Once you arrive in Fiesole you get to see one of the best views of Florence. The ride then continues further into the hills where you will eat at one of our favourite restaurants in the area (La casa del prosciutto) - which is claimed by many of our guests to be one of the best meals of their trip! On the return trip back to Florence, we will stop at a local family run Chianti vineyard to see where their wine is made and stored, and a look at their personal stash of olive oil. Tasting of both is encouraged! Purchase and shipping of both wine and oil is available from the vineyard. The return ride to Florence is mostly downhill getting us back to the shop no later than 5:00 p.m.
*I Bike Italy, inc reserves the right to substitute any part or all of the tour with an activity of equal or greater value.