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This bike trip through Florence was a highlight of our month-long trip to Europe! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun with a great command of English as well as her native Italian. It was a delight to pedal through the byways of the Florence and hear the stories behind its art and architecture. Touring this Renaissance city by bike was ideal, since we were able to explore places a tour bus could not navigate.
Great way to see a lot more of Florence than on foot. A lot of the tour is done on designated bike paths which is great. I would recommend this tour.
Great way to get an overall orientation to the city. Interesting info given at each stopping point. Best part was our gelato stop. We went back the next 2 nights for more!
Valentina was our guide for this very active tour of Florence. It was a good introduction and overview.there were six of us and we ended the tour with gelato.
Having not visited the city before, we specifically booked this tour for the day we arrived in Florence to give us an orientation and an overview of the sites to visit. It certainly satisfied this requirement in every respect. Getting around on a bike is a quick and easy way to familiarise yourself with Florence and a pleasant way to spend a summers evening. We were given a good introduction to the history, art and architecture we visited on the tour and some useful tips on where to go and what to see. All rounded off with a fabulous gelato. Do bring your own water though as it was not provided. However the delicious gelato was free.
Ray and Kate
The idea of this tour was great but it probably should not have been offered on the night that was the White Night celebration as it was very difficult to navigate the bikes on the crowded streets. Some of it was quite good but seemed a little rushed when it might have been nice to stop for some photos along the way. I would have enjoyed riding to Pitti Palace and the Baboli Gardens. Only other minor negative was that the description noted a bottle of water was included so we didn't take ours, but when we got there, the guide recommended we go buy one. Not a big deal, but worth a mention. I would recommend this tour as a fun way to see a lot of the sights on your first day in Florence.
Knowledgeable guide. Summer time, so not much of a sunset though as the sun sets quite late in July. Would certainly do this tour again though.
We really enjoyed this bike tour as it oriented us to the city, and gave us some exercise after a day of travel. I would do it again. They need better bikes, though...the seat on mine kept collapsing down to the shortest setting after a big bump on cobblestone streets, so we had to stop and reset it 3 times. The leader should have had a tool to tighten it.
Felt a little rushed. Stopped for a photo op but the sun was too bright in the background for a picture. Other photo ops were passed over by the guide. She needed to slow the pace down. Did not enjoy as much as the Rome bike tour....which was 5 stars!!
This is a good way to see a lot in a short period of time but it was pretty unprofessional. The bikes were okay although have had a lot of use and a little neglected ... could have been better. Our guide was knowledgeable but seemed to talk down" to us... not very polished. I realize this is a bike tour, but it could be a little more professional.
I was looking forward to this tour but was rather dissapointed by the experience. It was quite a bit shorter than advertised. We cycled to a few main sites.... Once there our friendly and knowledgeable guide gave us some information about the site... then we cycled off to somewhere else. The main reason i booked this tour was so that i would get a feel of the city before tackling it by foot the next day- I didn't feel any better orientated after the tour. Secondly the description promised great views at sunset --- we did stop over a bridge at sunset but this was the only point. This tour could be improved by commentary during the ride and a briefing of where we will be going before the tour starts. but there were just 2 of us in the party
This tour could have been good.The idea is good, but it needs to start a couple of hours later.There was simply too much traffic at that time of day.When you leave the office you ride straight out onto narrow cobble stone streets that are full of people,cars,motor bikes and other push bike riders.I tried to miss a car and literally ran into a woman who was strolling along the road minding her own business.Then you get to ride out onto the roads in peak hour traffic and there are not many lanes just for bikes.And also I understand the need for safety vests and helmuts but why did we have to wear them but our guide didn't.We looked ridiculous.My adult children were so embarrassed.People were taking photo's of us and one tour bus thought it was a great joke to blast his horn when he was right behind us.I was already frightened and my daughter and I nearly fell of our bikes.I'm sorry but after enjoying other bike tours this one was disappointing.