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Sanjay G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

We like to go on bike tours in all the cities we visit, and this one was just as remarkable. Gabrielle was very knowledgable of the cities history and culture. He took us through the old city as well as the new to the olive farm. I was hesitant about the electric bike, but was really comfortable by the time we needed to get up a steep hill. I would highly recommend this tour as riding through the streets of an ancient city is a very memorable experience.

Kristen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

My husband and I booked this tour during our honeymoon in Italy, and I'm willing to say this was the highlight of our trip! The bikes were so easy to ride, and they're perfect for sightseeing. We saw parts of Florence that we never would've seen on our own, including an olive farm! There are no words to describe the gorgeous landscape when you get out of the busy city... Our guide also brought us to the best Panini shop we visited while in Florence, which was a great lunch after hours of riding! We have zero complaints, only advice to definitely take this tour, you won't regret it!

Matthew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This is a wonderful way to easily see beautiful landscape views of Florence and the surrounding country side. This tour is for you if you want to see the amazing scenery of Florence. If you want a tour that provides a lot of historical detail about the city, this is not the tour for you. While our guide did give us some information about the sites we passed or stopped at, the nature of the tour does not allow for the guides to go into great detail. Also this tour is not for you if you don't have a lot of experience riding a bike. Some parts of the tour are on busy roads with other vehicles so you want to be comfortable with your bike.
Also, the farm we visited was an olive farm. It would have been nice to be able to taste some of the olive oil as part of the tour, but we didn't get to.
Overall, the tour was really nice and made biking up those tall hills very easy with the motorized bikes. Gabriel was a great tour guide and gave good recommendations for places to eat.

Virnaliz M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The highlight of our trip to Italy!! So much fun!

Judy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

It was a drizzly day and while waiting to meet our guide we were secretly hoping it would get canceled. But when Alessi got us out on the bikes, it was love at first pedal, as it made going up the hills of Florence a breeze . She was so nice and gave us tons of information along the way. This truly became one of our favorite activities while in Italy. We would not hesitate to do this again or suggest it to others. Electric bike was nicer than a Vespa tour in that it was slow enough to enjoy the sights and quiet so we could hear our host, yet effortless pedaling. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks again Alessi!

Brisgirl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This was one of the best tours I have ever done. Totally enjoyed our morning. The bikes are in great condition and so easy and fun to operate. Alessi was so helpful, sharing info about Florence and the places we visited. We have visited Florence before but we saw so much more and learnt so much more taking the bikes. This would be a great tour to do first day into Florence.

Catherine N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Amazing. Went with our 4 kids and we all loved it.

mbradle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Great tour, really enjoyed biking outside Florence to the Farm. The electric bikes were especially fun!

Evan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

A must do, this tour was the highlight of our honeymoon trip to Italy! Alyssia was a terrific guide - knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to share her knowledge of her hometown. The electric bikes made cruising the streets and hills of Florence a breeze. Seeing the historic town, historical highlights, and Tuscan countryside roads was so much fun, lots of good opportunities for pictures and videos. We could have used a bit more time at the Farm we visited, but other than that a perfect tour. Alyssia's recommendation of the local trattatoria across the street from her shop for lunch was terrific as well, one of our favorite meals in Florence!

dnmlanc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

I wish I could rate this tour and our tour guide Alicia spelling? a 6 5 is not high enough!! She was so kind and informative and made sure we understood the easy electric bikes thoroughly before we left. These bikes made the ride through the Tuscan hills so easy! Anyone can do this trip and should. Seeing the hills, mansions, and hilltop farms made us understand why so many people love Tuscany. We enjoyed seeing the city from the Michelangelo plaza and the Wine Bar was wonderful!! Alicia keeps the tour small to give personalized attention and we really appreciated that - it was like a private tour! We would do this tour again in a heartbeat! Thanks for a wonderful time.

Angelica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

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.

Mary Beth F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

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!

Malcolm B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

see my comments on trip advisor

Bradford M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

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.

Alysia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was a great tour. The ride was very scenic and our tour guide was knowledgable and personable.

susan.kanold

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Our guide, Alicia, and her partner Gabriel were very well-organized, helpful, and delightful! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this personalized tour!!!!

Teresa P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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!!

Stewart M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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!

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Guide was great and this was a great way to get around Florence.

RockyDick USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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.

Anastasia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We would recommend this tour to anyone!! It was the perfect way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time, and the bikes were so much fun to ride. Our guide, Alessia, was dynamic, friendly, patient, and knowledgeable, and the tour was the perfect mix of sightseeing, exercise, wine, and fun.

Cassandra V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our family absolutely LOVED this. A beautiful afternoon riding through the streets of Florence and then along the countryside. From one end of Florence to the other, and to die for pictures!! Thanks Alessia and Gabriele for giving us such a great tour and giving us such a great impression of Florence. We will remember this day forever.

lisa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This bike tour was really great -- a highlight of our trip! The smell of the gardens as we rode past, the scenery of the Arno River and Tuscan countryside and feeling like a local as we rode through morning traffic in a part of Florence that few tourists see, made the tour exceptional.

The bikes are really easy to ride. It was such a pleasure to climb the hills so easily. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is comfortable riding a bike in moderate traffic.

The young couple who own and run the company were delightful and well organized. I wish them well! I highly recommend this tour!

bobmc324

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent tour. Saw most of the historical sites. Easy ride for this mature couple. Would have been good to have identity vests on each rider so that others would know we were together

genecordova

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Florence. It was great fun riding the Electric Bikes and the tour itself was amazing! You will visit a olive tree farm and also go to the top of Fllorence to Michelangelo's Piazza and the views are fantastic. Our guide was excellent and so very personable. She told us much about history and also made us feel right at home. The wine and snack at the end of the tour is a great way to wrap up the day. We HIGHLY recommend this tour! You will NOT be disappointed.

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