- 4-hour electric bike tour of Florence, led by an expert local host
- Cycle to the nearby hilltown of Fiesole to soak up picture-perfect views of Tuscany
- Stop to visit a Tuscan farm and browse the farm shop for snacks, if you wish
- Enjoy a photo stop at Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence
- Sample typical Chianti-region snacks and a glass of wine at a traditional wine bar
- Explore central Florence and see the Ponte Vecchio, Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Church of Santa Croce
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a great activity to maximize your time sightseeing in Florence! The electric bike offers a real advantage, allowing you to see all your favorite Florence attractions without getting tired of pedaling.
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What You Can Expect
Pedal behind your host and away from the busy city streets to the nearby hill town of Fiesole, an enchanting Etruscan town that enjoys incredible panoramas of the Tuscan countryside. Ride along the peaceful hill roads and stop at a working farm on the town’s outskirts.
Take a break to soak up the views and browse the farm shop for snacks (own expense), and then start to work your way back down into Florence. Stop for photos at Piazzale Michelangelo, a popular Florence terrace stacked into the hillside, and then visit the Church of San Miniato al Monte – one of the city’s lesser-known gems – to see a medley of art and architecture from different eras.
After cycling along the pretty Florentine streets near the River Arno, head inside a cozy enoteca (wine bar) to try some typical Chianti-region wine and food. Snack on tasty tidbits like fennel salami or bruschetta with red or white wine, and then hop back on your electric bike and pedal into Florence’s historical center.
The downtown streets are scattered with monuments, so your host will stop frequently to share stories and trivia about all the sights. Pose for pictures in front of the Ponte Vecchio – Florence’s iconic bridge – and cycle around Florence Duomo to admire Brunelleschi’s Dome. Soak up the sights in Piazza della Signoria, the central square that’s always a hub of activity, and admire the ornate marble façade of the Church of Santa Croce.
After your 4-hour electric bike tour, follow your host back to the start point where your tour finishes.
This was an excellent tour and opportunity to see the lovely Tuscan countryside when in Florence. We booked this on our first day in Florence, and it afforded us a great opportunity to orient ourselves to the city and escape the oppressive crowds of tourists in the downtown core. We met in front of a coffee shop near the Piazza della Signoria and Alyssia led us the block or two to their bike office. It took only a couple of minutes to get the hang of them in their quiet street as we had never tried them before. Although it was a scorching hot day, the e-bikes allowed us to sail in the breeze and up into the hills of Fiesole with minimal effort. You wont believe how easily you ascend relatively steep terrain! In addition to visiting the organic olive oil farm Fiesole which, unluckily for us was closed, due to it being a Sunday, we whipped over to the opposite heights and views from Piazzale Michelangelo, as well as the monastery: San Miniato al Monte. There we heard the hauntingly beautiful Gregorian chant tones emanating from the church which had begun evening vespers. There is a little shop there which sells goods made by the monks. We were able to take some astounding pictures throughout due to our birds eye views. We had ample opportunities to take breaks, drinks, and pictures. To cap it off, we were given wine and snacks at the foot of Ponte Vecchio. Alyssia was a lovely, friendly tour guide and we really appreciated the way she shared information about her life in Italy. We wish her and her partner much success in their business.
What a wonderful way to get out of the city center and see Florence from the surrounding hills! Fantastic experience that our family loved. A highlight of our vacation!
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My husband and I had a great morning touring all over Florence. Our guide took us to less touristy areas so we could see the true beauty of the city. The electric bikes made the journey very easy and enjoyable.
This was a great tour. The ride was very scenic and our tour guide was knowledgable and personable.
Our guide, Alicia, and her partner Gabriel were very well-organized, helpful, and delightful! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this personalized tour!!!!
This was one of the top highlights of our family trip to Italy. Our guide, Gabriele, one of the co-owners of the business, was fantastic. He was very engaging and friendly and we saw so many beautiful sites in the hills overlooking Florence. Riding the electric bikes is so much fun particularly in the heat of the summer. I can't recommend this tour enough....book it...it's fantastic!!
Fantastic way to get round a beautiful city and out into the surrounding countryside. Very little effort required despite some very large hills. Would recommend this to anyone wanting to see a bit more of Florence!
Guide was great and this was a great way to get around Florence.
A very enjoyable and enlightening bike ride with Alessia, the co-owner of Florence Electric Bike. Alessia was very knowledgeable, with an enchanting personality, that made the whole ride exquisite! We felt very safe as we biked on only a few streets, with most of the riding on back roads or dedicated bike lanes. There was a bit of an ascent up to Fiesole, but the e-bike made it a breeze. Overall, a most delightful experience.