Food and wine bike tour around Chianti: departure from Florence by minivan

Duration: approx. 7 hours  Location: Florence
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Why choose this experience?

1 To discover by bike the wonders of Chianti, the genuine heart of Tuscany
2 To take part in a fun activity led by our expert tour guide
3 To visit a typical wine cellar and delight your palate with an appetizing Tuscan meal and a wine tasting session

You cannot visit Tuscany without going on a tour in Chianti! Even if you have decided to enjoy the art heritage cities or explore the wonderful coastline, you have to make a stop in this fantastic region. Chianti, without taking anything away from the other beautiful parts of Tuscany, is the true heart of the region: a heart that still beats at the rhythm of history, culture, traditions, gastronomic excellence and postcard views! Have you ever seen the gentle hills dotted with cypresses and olive trees and covered with neat rows of vines? Yes, that’s exactly what we are talking about! And you know a really nice way to visit the wonderful Tuscany countryside? By bike! What we propose is in fact a fun Chianti bike tour thanks to which you can spend fantastic moments discovering the wonderful Tuscan countryside.

You will spend a beautiful day in Tuscany by bike, a day that will also be full of surprises... some of which will really make you lick your lips! The path you will follow is roughly 28 kilometres long, including necessary stops to rest and to admire the landscape that surrounds you. In the end that’s the nice thing about riding a bike: you can stop wherever you want whenever you want! The itinerary actually requires a minimum of training and is good for those who are used to moving and doing sport: that is why it is not suitable for children under the age of 14. If you are comfortable types (sofa and remote control people, in other words) it might not be the right tour for you. But you never know, the beauty of the landscape could be a good antidote to laziness! Much of the route will cover tarmac and low-traffic roads, allowing you to go for your bike tour around Toscana in peace and safety: we will face some uphill parts but nothing too challenging. Besides, Chianti is famous precisely for its hills... you cannot always pedal on the flat land!

Our bike tour Chianti has been designed to let you enjoy the day without facing any danger or difficulties. That's why the route from the city centre - where we will meet - to the first bicycle paths of the countryside, will be made on a comfortable minivan. Once you arrive at your destination, you will find bicycles, a helmet and a water bottle waiting for you. Each of you will have a modern gear bicycle that will make it easier for you to climb and descent the hills. In this adventure we will not leave you alone: to accompany you on one of the most beautiful bike tours in Tuscany there will be our expert tour guide ... you will just have to follow him go round Toscana by bike! But don’t worry, for the beauty of the landscape will make up for the effort, what’s more, you’ll almost forget about it! It will be fun to go up and down the hills, go along the rows of vines from which one of the world's most famous wines is produced. We are talking about the king of Tuscan wines: Chianti! As you pedal, we recommend that you drink only water but you will see that during the day you will have the chance to taste this delicious red nectar. Among the hills and along the sunny white streets you will encounter enchanting villages and medieval castles. Yes, because Chianti is not only nature and wine, but also history: it has always been an important area contended during hard battles between Siena and Florence. Visit Chianti by bike following the tour leader to discover some testimonies of times gone by that made this territory so important, and your guide will not fail to tell you interesting stories and anecdotes about it.

Our Chianti bike ride, as mentioned above, will cover 28 km: from the gates of Florence you will reach fantastic areas such as San Casciano Val di Pesa and Impruneta. Halfway along your bike ride in Chianti you will make a slightly longer stop for a tasting session. In short, after riding, you will have earned your reward and some fuel for your muscles! We will offer you an appetizing meal based on typical Tuscan products: salami, cheeses, olive oil ‘bono’ (extra virgin olive oil) and many other delicacies of the local gastronomy. But our bike tour in Chianti will give you another fantastic opportunity: to accompany the tasty meal with a nice wine tasting. You will also have the opportunity to visit a real Chianti wine cellar and admire the precious barrels where the wine is aged. One recommendation for the tasting: make sure you don’t go over the top, otherwise it will not be our fault if your bicycle does not go straight! On a more serious note, after a pleasant break, you will be ready to get back on your bike for the second part of your tour to discover Chianti by bike. At this point your muscles will be nice and warm thanks to the good food: you will set off like a rocket! Our Chianti bike tour will continue along the picturesque white country roads that from one landscape to the other will return, alas, to the starting point. Here you will leave your bicycles and be escorted to the centre of Florence on a minivan, at the meeting point from which you left. Perhaps you'll be a bit tired, but you will still have printed in your mind the image of the fascinating beauty of the Tuscan countryside with all its fantastic shades of colour! Discovering Chianti by bike is definitely a fascinating and unforgettable experience. A special memory you will treasure forever and that will undoubtedly make you want to return to this wonderful region. And we can’t blame you!

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Important info

Availability:

from 1st April to 31st October

Departure point:

Florence, via Romana 43 red

Departure time

9.15 am
daily

Languages available

English

Prices

€95.00 per person

The tour is open to participants of 14 years of age or above.

Duration
approx. 7 hours
Inclusions
  • Minivan return transfer from Florence
  • Professional tour leader
  • Full gear bike (option to add child seats and a bike suitable for children)
  • Helmet
  • One bottle of water
  • Visit to a wine cellar
  • Lunch based on typical products
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
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 take part in 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.

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Considering the type of itinerary, the tour is not open to participants of under 14 years of age.

The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people per language.

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

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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