Bike ride on the hills of Florence: guided tour with tasting

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes  Location: Florence
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Per person
80.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 Enjoy the best views and the most sensational panoramas of Florence from the top of its hills
2 To do activities suitable for all ages, having fun and not being too challenged
3 To try a delicious tasting of two typical Tuscan products, olive oil and wine, as well as a refreshing home-made ice cream

Often you can only really appreciate beautiful things by looking at them from the outside. This is the only possible way to grasp the whole picture and the details that when observed closely do not reveal all their importance. The splendid city of Florence is no exception: nobody doubts the beauty of walking through its streets and squares, but you just have to think of the panorama of Florence that you can enjoy by going up a hill to understand what we mean. Our hills of Florence bike tour is a fun and not-too-demanding activity - about 14 km - that will allow you, after pedalling a bit, to enjoy breathtaking views. Our experienced guide will accompany you all the way to guide you but also to tell you many interesting things. And if your effort has not been repaid enough by the splendid view of Florence from above, a couple of ‘tasty’ stops will be a further incentive to ride on! But don’t worry, the trail is suitable for everyone, even for beginner cyclists! If you have small children, you can ask for a child seat, but if you have more than one child you can borrow a bike of the right size.

The itinerary starts from the centre of Florence and, following mostly unpaved and calm roads, will take you up to the hills of Florence that stand like a crown around the city. During the ascent you will have several stops during which you can admire fantastic views of the Lily town. Just climb a little to see her gently touch the banks of the River Arno and to spot in the skyline those buildings stand out over the others. You will see the Duomo with the Bell Tower and the majestic Dome, the Medici Chapels, the spires of Santa Croce and the bridges crossing the river. Indeed in Florence the view from above is truly spectacular and unforgettable. It's no coincidence that painters from all over the world and in all ages have come to attempt to paint it.

 

In Florence, on the hills that lie close to the city, there are many Medici residences: this beautiful area is, in fact, one of the favourite places of the Florentine nobility, appreciated for its peace and beauty. With our tour, you will have the chance to take a break in one of these fantastic Renaissance villas on the Florence hills where you will discover the first surprise of our itinerary: a delicious tasting. After visiting the cellar you can delight your palate with two excellent products from this area of ​​Florence: wine and olive oil. You will thus understand what kind of delicacy the olive trees and vines that saw on your Florence hills bike tour. What more can you ask for?

After your tasting you will arrive by bike at the fantastic Piazzale Michelangelo, the spectacular balcony overlooking the city and enchanting visitors every hour of the day. After having been delighted by the sight, having enjoyed spotting the major monuments of the city and having taken some photos, your guide will accompany you to the charming church of San Miniato a Monte where you cannot avoid noticing the architectural resemblance with the Church of Santa Croce . The wonderful terrace in front of the church houses one of the highest points from which you can enjoy the Florence panorama.

Your tour of the hills of Florence by bike will then cross one of the less touristy and known areas but definitely all to discover. In Florence, San Niccolò is one of the neighbourhoods where the city still retains its ancient appearance: with the shops and small food stores in the daytime and the many lively bars at night. And here we will give you another pleasant stop, this time to cool down with one of the best ice creams in the city.

Let's put it this way, the ice cream will help you prepare for the medicine to go down: in other words you can prepare yourself for the tour’s grand finale! We are sure that despite the tiredness, once you get back to the base many of you would want to start again. The Florence hills are one of the most fascinating areas of the city where the beauty of nature and cultivated fields blends with the charm of stunning buildings and superb views. If with this you combine the goodness of tasting on the hills of Florence, then it is understandable why you are sad this experience has come to an end. Everyone knows we all wish beautiful things never came to an end, yet instead they end in the blink of an eye! However, do not despair, Florence and its hills are always in their place, and we at Toscanainside.com will always be looking forward to accompany you again in the fantastic hills of Florence bike tour. Meanwhile, book your tour and live this fantastic experience at least once. Are you ready? Off you go then!

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Important info

Availability:

all year

Departure point:

Florence, Via Romana 43

Departure time

9.15
daily

Languages available

English

Prices

Full: € 80.00

Concessions
children from 0 to 8 years: free
children from 9 to 12 years: € 40,00
people from 13 to 23 years of age: € 72,00

Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Multi-gear bicycle
  • Protective helmet
  • Bottle of water
  • Tasting of olive oil and wine
  • Homemade ice cream
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on the day; if customers wander off during the tour; or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

To join the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a paper or an electronic voucher.

To make the activity more comfortable, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Bookings can be made up to 48 working hours before the service.

The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.

In case of any problems on site, please ring the emergency number on the voucher.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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