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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Explore the Tuscan hills and Florence on a full-day bike tour with lunch and gelato included! With a friendly local guide, travel into the countryside by minibus, and explore the tranquil Tuscan lanes by bike. Drink in the scenery, stop for a lunch of local delicacies with wine at a country estate, and then cycle downhill back to Florence. After passing Piazzale Michelangelo and sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Florence Duomo and more, finish with a gelato in Florence’s charming ‘centro storico.’

Highlights

  • Full-day bike tour of Florence and Tuscany with lunch and an expert guide
  • Avoid pedaling up the Tuscan hills with a minibus ride to start the tour
  • Bike along peaceful country lanes lined with olive groves and vineyards in Tuscany
  • Enjoy a Tuscan lunch with wine at a country estate and feast on local delicacies such as pecorino cheese
  • Cycle downhill into Florence and see top attractions such as the Ponte Vecchio and Florence Duomo
  • Finish with a gelato before returning your bike to central Florence

What You Can Expect

Florence and Tuscany Bike Tour Including Lunch

Enjoy your bike tour around Florence and Tuscany!

Meet your guide at the bike shop near Palazzo Vecchio in central Florence, and travel just outside the city on a minibus to a country estate in the Tuscan hills. Put on your helmet, and then pedal behind your guide at a steady pace as you take in Tuscany’s spectacular vineyard-studded landscapes.

After about an hour of meandering through picturesque villages and alongside poppy-filled fields, take a break at a country estate. Dishes change depending on the season, but expect a platter of local delicacies such as bruschetta, pecorino cheese, ham, salami, salad, fresh vegetables and more. Sip on a glass of wine or water, and finish with dessert and a coffee.

Then, follow your guide along the quiet Tuscan roads, passing olive groves and swathes of woodland, as you make your way back to Florence. Along the way, enjoy stops at vantage points, little-known gems and famous landmarks to take photos, and chat with your guide about Florence’s sights and history.

Stop at the Church of San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo for breathtaking views over Florence, and then work your way through Florence’s Santa Croce neighborhood to see Piazza Signoria and swoon over the Ponte Vecchio — the city’s most famous bridge. Take a brief look at the lesser-visited side of the River Arno, and pass alongside Pitti Palace to discover the Oltrarno neighborhood, where bohemian shops, cafes and artisan studios line the streets.

Return back to Florence’s centro storico (historical heart) on the other side of the water, and see a cluster of big-name sights including Santa Maria Novella Church and Florence Duomo. See Orsanmichele, a church built on the site of the corn exchange, and then weave through the streets of ‘Dante’s quarter’— where the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri once lived—before stopping at a beloved local gelato shop.

Finish your tour on a high note with a gelato as you chat with your guide and group, and then drop your bike off at the start point in central Florence.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a fun, exhilarating and interesting bike tour. The tour guide was organized, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Good varied experience incorporating both country and city. Our lunch was tasty in shady
relaxed surroundings. A very enjoyable memorable bike tour. Thanks Sandra, hope to see you next year.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour is a great combination to explore Tuscany and it's not hard at all!. We cycled in the morning outside the city. We stopped in beautiful places to take pictures and to hear the explanations from our guide. Lunch was in a gorgeous villa and it was delicious! Then we got on our bikes again to explore the city center! We stopped in different places to hear the explanations from our guide, to take lots of pictures and to have a delicious gelato :) This tour is truly amazing! Highly recommended!
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