Classic Tuscany Wine Tour by Bike

Change pace and scenery, and really see Tuscany... by bike. Your tour includes a Tuscan lunch, visits to two wineries, and tastings.

Overview

Change pace and scenery, feel a cool breeze, breathe some fresh air, and really see Tuscany... by bike! Your day tour includes pleasantly easy bike riding on the beautiful and quiet country roads (minivan support available at all times), two winery visits and tastings, and a Tuscan lunch.

 

Available:

  • from March to October, every day at 9:30 am
  • in November, from Monday to Saturday at 9:30 am

Meeting Point: at the Florencetown Office, Via de’ Lamberti 1 in Florence, 15 minutes before start of the tour.

Duration: 6 hours and 30 minutes

Mileage: 10 miles round-trip (about 15 kms)

Terrain: Mostly paved back roads with very little traffic.

Difficulty: Moderately difficult. The itinerary is not strenuous but hilly. Minivan support is always available.

Please let us know in advance about any special need or impaired mobility and we will do our best to accomodate you.

No minimum number of people required, maximum 15 people

Languages: The tour is available in English and Italian.

Please note: The tour runs rain or shine. In case of heavy rain the tour will be replaced by a walking tour instead.

Includes:

  • Small group tour
  • Transportation from/to Florence
  • 21 and 24 speed hybrid bike
  • Water bottle
  • Helmets
  • Tuscan lunch
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Guided tour of 2 wineries and their cellars (including an organic farm)
  • Official t-shirt
  • Professional Tour Escort
  • Minivan Support

 

Classic Tuscany Wine Tour by Bike:

Really experience Tuscany!

Slow down, and enjoy an unforgettable bike ride through the Tuscan countryside. Let the cool breeze open your senses, enjoy the scents of nature as you ride through olive groves and vineyards. And discover a world of traditional tastes and flavour experiences.

Enjoy a small-group exclusive wine tour, riding a bike through the gentle hills of Chianti wine region.

Your professionally guided wine tour begins with the comfortable shuttle transport out of the busy city center of Florence. After about 25 minutes, you’ll reach an elegant villa from the Renaissance - the starting point for your bike ride.

Time for your bike ride - your tour guide will lead you along scenic country roads that wind their way through ancient olive groves and lovingly tended vineyards, through the heart of Tuscany.

Of course, several stops for photo opportunities will be made along the way.

You will visit two very different wineries - one is a famous winery that produces some of the most renowned wines and is headquartered in a beautiful Renaissance Villa and applies the most modern techniques despite its longstanding history. The other winery is a family-run organic farm and winery that approaches wine-making from the point of view of sustainability paired with the great traditions of manual labour in a fully organic production process.

Learn about techniques of production, ageing, storing and bottling wine as well as olive oil.

Once back at the Renaissance Villa, you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch in its 1000-year-old cellar, at the “enoteca” (wine bar), tasting the wines of the wineries you just visited (both wineries enjoy international recognition and boast awards), and learn about wine pairing.

 

About the bike ride:

The bike itinerary includes flat, downhill, and uphill sections, to give you a complete variety of views and biking experiences.

Since a van always is following the group, you can decide yourself how you want to approach the biking part of this experience. If you feel fit enough, you can join it as an intermediate level bike ride, with some interesting uphill sections. If you want to join it in a more relaxed mode, you can still enjoy most of the biking itinerary (just the flat and downhill sections), relying on the van assistance for the couple of short uphill parts.

Terrain: Mostly paved back roads with very little traffic

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE (can be done in EASY MODE, mostly downhill, using the minivan support to help in the few short uphill sections)

Cancellation Policy


All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour/course/service to be reimbursed free of charge.

If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, 10% of the fee will have to be paid.

From two days prior to the tour/course/service beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion or service.

 

Before You Book

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

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