• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Saddle up for a scenic ride through the Tuscan countryside on this 4-hour bike tour departing from Florence. Led by a local guide, leave the city streets behind and pedal out toward the country hills, as the landscape changes to scenic vineyards and olive groves. Hop off at a winery located in a Renaissance villa for a delicious tasting of wine, olive oil and other Tuscan specialties. After satiating your palette, travel back on your bike to Florence. This tour is limited to 15 travelers to ensure an intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 4-hour Tuscan countryside bike tour from Florence with wine and olive oil tastings
  • Cycle through glorious Tuscan countryside dotted with elegant villas, vines and olive groves
  • Visit a Renaissance villa and wine estate in the hills
  • Tour the cellars and learn about the wines produced here
  • Sample a selection of wine and olive oil, complemented by a light Tuscan snack
  • Pass the former house of astronomer Galileo and enjoy sweeping views from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Tuscan Country Bike Tour from Florence, Including Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

Tuscan Country Bike Tour from Florence

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your guide and participate in a brief safety overview before hitting the streets. Snap on your helmet and hop on your 24-speed bike, following your guide through the preserved Porta Romana gate, out of Florence.

Cycle up a 1-mile (2-km) hill, pausing to soak up the city views as you ascend. Pass the lavish villa near the top and hear the history behind the Florentine nobility whose former estates pepper the hills.

Continue through the quiet country roads, passing rolling vineyards and olive groves as you go. Learn insider facts about the region’s olive oil production from your guide as you travel.

Then treat yourself with a rest at a Renaissance villa and wine estate. The winemaker will come out to join you and provide a tour of the cellar where the villa’s wine is aged. Enjoy a tasting of vino and some traditional Tuscan snacks, including cheese, cold cuts and bruschetta.

Climb back on your bike to continue through the area’s ancient villages, stopping to spy the former home of famous astronomer Galileo Galilei. Upon returning to Florence, pull over at Piazzale Michelangelo to take in picture-perfect views of the city before returning to your original departure point.  

If you wish, top off the end of your bike tour with an Italian gelato (own expense) before parting ways with your guide.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

merb897

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

I loved this tour! I almost decided to cancel because the forecast called for rain but I am so glad I didn't. I didn't realize that in order to get to the Tuscan country side we had to ride a little bit on the roads of Florence, makes sense in retrospect but I didn't really think that through at first. I am not an avid biker nor am I in good shape at all but our guide, Bill, made sure everyone stayed safe on our ride, even the parts on the roads. There were a couple of hills that were rough but Bill reassured me that its ok to go slow and after each stretch or hill we took a break and he talked to us a little bit about our stopping point so I had time to catch my breath. He also gave us plenty of strategic stopping points for pictures. I loved biking through the countryside, it was truly beautiful! Villa Piazzole, where we stopped for our wine and cheese tasting, was wonderful. I got to learn about how they made wine and taste some of the wine and olive oil they make right there. It seemed very off the beaten path and private, it was nice to get away from the more crowded tourist areas. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Florence and would like a unique taste of what its like outside of the city, it was a truly enjoyable time!

Abhinav M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Even though it was his day off, due to some miscommunication, I was still accommodated. I got a private tour of the tuscan country and it made my trip all the more memorable.
Thanks a lot. I highly recommend it

Angela O New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fantastic tour, our guide Michelangelo was very knowledgeable. On the day that other group canceled so it was just 2 of us and the guide which was great. The bike ride is up a lot of hills but is worth it for what you see. Highly recommend

Jenna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lorenzo was absolutely amazing!! My mom (57, not sporty) and I 29 (athletic) had a fantastic time. If you want some activity, true look at local/small Tuscan run business, and a great guide for any person interested. Will do again if back in Florence!

Ellen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

when we booked the trip we were a little hesitant about combining wine, bikes and traffic,but it was wonderful! We met Michelangelo and he had us fit with a bike and off to the countryside. What a wonderful way to see Florence ! We arrived at the vineyard and had a tour and a snack with olive oil and bread and some cheese and a taste of red and white wine. Nothing that would impair our driving : The ride back we saw beautiful scenery as well as getting ideas of places we wanted to venture back to later in our trip. The group we were with seemed in pretty good shape and we were able to bike all the hills without getting off the bike. This was a fantastic tour

Crystal W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really great tour, get to see sights of the city, hear about the making of olive oil, see the win cellars, taste great food and wine.
Our tour guide was AMAZING, very informative, funny, knowledgeable, he really made the tour excellent. Thanks Simone :

Cheryl O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Hands down the best thing I did in Italy. I would absolutely recommend.

Rachel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Honestly, even as a fit 27 year old, I had significant difficulty getting up those hills. However, after the wine, snacks, and breathtaking views, I almost forgot how difficult the first leg of the ride was! The views were absolutely captivating, and the ride back wad MUCH easier with downhill!

Francisco D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We were, my boyfriend and I, in Florence in September, and we chose a bike tour to visit places further away from the touristic places of the city.
We rode the bicycles in a group of 8 people, guided by the experienced and kind Bill, to know the countryside and a Vila that produces wine and olive oil. Besides tasting delicious wines, it was a wonderful bike ride, with an ice cream in a marvelous gelateria, and ending at the Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can see the beautiful Firenze.

Sarah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A wonderful morning out on the bikes in the hills outside Florence, away from the tourist crowds. An excellent tour guide who made the trip enjoyable and a great way to be active in the city. Would recommend to those on a tight schedule

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