I really enjoyed this tour. The tour guides were kind and informative. Riding the Vespa on the Tuscan rides was invigorating. The village of Chianti was beautiful and quaint and the winery tour was a highlight. Tasting the many wines and pairing them with the food was delightful.
This was my favorite tour I and #39;ve been on so far in Italy! If you and #39;re nervous at all about driving a Vespa, I would definitely suggest being a passenger because it and #39;s more relaxing, but learning to drive a Vespa was a great experience too! The guys who work there are amazing and I would go again!
The Vespa tour was great. The company took considerable time with each person to make sure we understood the Vespa controls before we hit the road. We went in a line at a low speed through the countryside, stopping at a winery and a little village. A good time was had by all, and it was the highlight of my Italy trip. Much fun!
It was really fun and the staff were amazing! They picked me up from Siena in a Mercedes and drive me to the Vespa lot. Despite it being my first time riding a motorbike they didn and #39;t pressure me into being a passenger. :D
Great tour had a blast
This was a highlight for our Italy trip! I have never driven a Vespa, but Dimitri and Francesco made it super easy to learn! We went to lovely sights, had a fabulous wine tasting and just enjoyed the day and the sunshine, zipping along back country roads. Do not miss this!
Elizabeth P USA
Joe and Chichi (?) had so much character, humor and wit they really made this day wonderful. I mean we were riding on Vespas through Chianti and it was incredible. The views, the wine tasting, the people we met and the weather was perfect. Everyone should experience this day!
I took the tour around the second week of November, which is the tourism off season in Italy. It was great timing as I was the only person on the tour! My tour guide was Ciro, who is very knowledgeable and has many stories about the Chianti region. One thing to note is that while third party liability insurance is covered, any damaged caused by you to the scooter is not covered in the Viator price, so if you damage the scooter by accident, you are responsible for the cost of repairing the vespa. Because of this they will ask you to leave a copy of your credit card and driver's license with them. Another thing to note is that you will be driving slowly on the equivalent of a small state road in the U.S. It's definitely not a highway, but it's not a sleepy country road either, so you'll need to be comfortable with cars passing you by frequently as you ride. The road winds through hills and bends around blind corners where you can't see oncoming vehicles, so it's best to stay behind the guide. I ride a bicycle through traffic in New York City all the time, so was prepared to handle passing cars but didn't expect the road to be quite that large or busy.
Stops along the way include a small castle town and large fort. Both are ancient, beautiful and quaint. There is plenty of shopping and I got to pick up locally made chestnut honey, olive oil soap, and a jar of really good truffle butter. This was my first trip to Italy and Tuscany and thanks to Ciro and his crew I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Because it was raining that morning, we were not able to do the Vespas. However, they made other arrangements and we were able to drive either a Fiat 500 or Mini Cooper and we had a great time. They did a good job of making other arrangements with the weather situation.
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