Numbers are limited to nine on this small-group Milan bike tour, ensuring you’ll see the sights with personalized attention from your guide.
- Morning, afternoon or evening Milan bike tour
- See top Milan attractions such as Teatro La Scala, Milan Duomo and Castello Sforzesco
- Explore neighborhoods like Ticinese, Brera and Manzoni with your expert guide
- Discover lesser-known gems including the Devil’s Column (day tours only) or the Ponte delle Sirenette (evening tour only)
- Small-group tour with a maximum of nine people ensures a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Morning or Afternoon Tour (3.5 hours):
Pedal through the downtown streets, discovering Milan’s glamorous neighborhoods and their countless delights. See the lavish gardens that border the streets of Palestro, and soak up the palazzo chic of the Manzoni district, where ornate buildings showcase the world’s premier fashion houses. As you meander to Piazza della Scala, look out for Milan’s famous theater – Teatro La Scala.
Explore the chic streets of Brera, with its narrow church-lined streets and upmarket houses, and then admire the exterior of Castello Sforzesco in all its Renaissance glory. Hear how this impressive castle was built for the first duke of Milan in the 14th century and is now a popular museum complex. Stop outside Basilica Sant’Ambrogio and take a peek at the Devil’s Column – an intriguing marble column that symbolizes a legendary battle between the devil and Saint Ambrogio.
Other highlights include the arty Ticinese quarter with its cutting-edge boutiques, and Colonne di San Lorenzo – Milan’s oldest Roman ruins. Before returning to Porto Venezia, head to the neighboring square to see Milan Duomo.
Evening Tour (3 hours):
However captivating Milan is by day, it’s somehow even more so by night, when the city’s monuments are bathed in a soft evening glow and the glamorous Milanese sit outside enjoying their aperitivos (pre-dinner drinks). Soak up the ambiance on a route around the city center, taking in several sites seen in the morning and afternoon tours such as the Palestro neighborhood. Pedal through the streets of Milan’s Fashion Quadrangle, where boutiques boasting big brand names and luxury goods are open ‘til late without the daytime crowds and heat. Continue your tour visiting the Manzoni and Brera neighborhoods.
Admire the fountains under Castello Sforzesco’ lit-up ramparts and Parco Sempione, the vast park just behind Castello Sforzesco. See Ponte delle Sirenetta – a pretty bridge with cast iron statues and then continue to Colonne di San Lorenzo.
Pass further top city attractions like Milan Duomo, Piazza Mercanti and the famous Teatro La Scala, while hearing tales and trivia about the city. Finish back at Porta Venezia, and after returning your bike, your guide will point you in the right direction to get back to your hotel.
Fun and well run, just the right amount of time. Danielle was very nice and did an excellent job. Original tour was cancelled and I was lucky to be able to rebook. Perhaps there should be more fill in guides to cover an illness, or give guides a way to contact us.
The best thing you can do as an introduction to Milan
It was great! It was a Sunday morning so not a lot of traffic to deal with. I had my own private tour. My guide is getting her PHD in history so she was very knowledgeable about Milan's historical sites. Seeing a city on a bike with a guide is the very best thing I've found to do in any city. A little tough in Naples but we survived!
This tour was amazing!
Would highly recommend doing this tour, especially when you first arrive to Milan. Great way to see the city, and you feel completely safe. Only a maxmimum of 8 people are allowed on this tour, so it is more private and comfortable. You stop at each of the main monuments and sometimes had free time to go and grab a coffee or something to eat which was perfect since it went through lunchtime. Brilliant way to see so much of the city in a small amount of time, and we had a bubbly and informative guide. Great day!
Tour was great and guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Saw parts of Milan I didn't even know existed when I visited last time. Some cute little hidden areas you would not find otherwise.
Great tour. We did it on our first day and it was by far the best way to get around and see the best of Milan. The guide was also brilliant and explained all the sights in great detail. Very good value for money.
A must do. Great guide and the group had friendly people in it. Saw some amazing sights. Would highly recommend
Our bike tour in Milan was wonderful. Very exciting to ride through the small alley ways and on cobblestone streets and then arrive upon such historical monuments and ruins. We really enjoyed our tour and felt very comfortable riding the bicycles in such a busy, beautiful city.
K. Guadagnini California, USA