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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

Beata S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing and the highlight of our trip to Florence. We had Freddy as our guide and he was hilarious. He was personable and so easy to get along with. He helped us get so many incredible photos from Tuscan backdrops to views of Florence from outside the old city walls. He then took us to this beautiful vineyard and villa where we tasted some of the best wine we had on our entire trip. We even got to sample some wine he helped harvest himself. It was an awesome experience that I will highly recommend to anyone traveling to Florence. You have to request Freddy!

wendancer1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide, Davide, was awesome. He skillfully and safely guided us through some of the more challenging Florence streets and was very knowledgeable on the wine and olive oil we tasted at the vineyard. He was a good resource for information and answered all of our questions. While there are some steep hills to get up there are also plenty of downhills to enjoy as well. The snacks and wine at the vineyard were very nice. Overall I would recommend!

Marisol J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great experience! The tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He kept a pace that we were comfortable with. I would do it again!

Alisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was a highlight of our trip to Florence, riding a bike after many years was exciting and entering the roundabouts although a wee bit scary Terri our tour guide was brilliant. We could set our own pace which was fantastic and achievable for everyone's fitness. The small winery we visited was very special and to see the countryside from this vantage point was amazing. Well done I Bike Italy, Thankyou for this wonderful memory.

Kelly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jon L

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

This was a fun trip. Our guide was super friendly and the cheese and wine were terrific, although we sat there for well over an hour, which got a bit boring by the end. Some great views and photo stops. The start was a bit confused, as they weren't at the address given by Viator, and weren't at the address that the sign there directed us to, but after a bit of asking around, we found them. There was a bit less biking than we expected - it measured out to just over seven miles.

Mary R

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

We had six family members and I guess I should have read the description of the tour more closely. It starts with a 1 mile ride uphill and starts in the city. It was a little challenging riding throughout the city streets and navigating a round about. Once we recovered from the hill climb and got to the country streets it was beautiful. Our guide was great, very patient with us and stopped often to observe the breathtaking views. The lunch with the wine and olive oil tastings was great. The villa that hosted us was spectacular. This is a great tour and our guide was very nice. Just realize that there are several hills and this is not a a leisure ride through the countryside.

Mary E

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The tour was great and our guide was awesome, but I wish there would have been a little bit more discussion on the wine and olive oils we tasted. You get one glass of red and one glass of white, but no one was there to talk about the wine. I would have enjoyed to hear about the wine I was drinking. Tuscany is beautiful and you get to see a lot of it in a short period of time.

Joshua S

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

This trip was good.
Unfortunately for us, someone else booked it with an 8yr old who was not a very good biker, so we had to wait at the top and bottom of every hill, but otherwise it was fun.

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