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Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

1. Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists. During your ride, you'll also come across historic and religious landmarks, such as Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, and the Basilicas of Santo Spirito, Santa Croce, and San Lorenzo.

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

2. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

Meet your guide and get kitted out with your bike gear. Hop on, then set off for your adventure through Florence’s atmospheric streets.  Glide through the city and learn about its impressive history, architecture, and culture from your guide. Highlights of the tour include Medici Palace, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Oltrarno, the most authentic neighborhood of Florence across the river Arno. At each location, learn about the famous people who once lived and worked here, and the importance of the landmarks to the history of Florence.

Florence: City and Surroundings E-Bike Tour with Gelato

3. Florence: City and Surroundings E-Bike Tour with Gelato

Immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere of Florence and its striking surrounding landscapes. Hop on an electric bike for a guided tour of the city and ride along the bike paths leading to the nearby hills. Learn about local culture with a stop in Fiesole and taste some authentic gelato. From the heart of Florence, follow your guide to the Piazzale Michelangelo and across all the neighborhoods of the city. Thanks to the bike paths and your bike's power engine, ride uphill with just a little effort. Take in the sounds, smells, and colors of the countryside. Gaze at secular cypresses, olive groves, and small vineyards hidden in the middle of the hills where Leonardo da Vinci used to come for his studies. From here, admire some of the most beautiful panoramic views over Florence. Reach Fiesole, a small Etruscan town that dominates the north side of the hills. See a small village of the 4th Century B.C. that combines its history with the most exclusive private villas around Florence. Once back in town, enjoy the taste of a delicious florentine gelato.

Florence: Guided Bike Tour

4. Florence: Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence with a guide a bike tour of the city highlights. See sights like the famed Dome of Brunelleschi, the Oltrarno district, and the Square of the Republic. Stay safe with the included helmet and hear your guide clearly with headphones. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Ride at a leisurely pace to the Dome of Brunelleschi, built between the 12th and 14th century. Admire this architectural wonder which is the second largest dome in the world. Head to the Uffizi Gallery building, which is the primary museum in Florence. View the outside of this museum which is home to some of the world’s most impressive works of art by artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Stop at the Square of the Republic which created during the Risanamento period in the 19th century. Cruise to the Basilica of Santa Croce which is the largest Franciscan church in the world and the burial place of famous Italians like Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavell. Get a unique overview of the city as your guide will shares details of Florence's diverse and entertaining history. Visit the Oltrarno district for sweeping views of Florence. Have the chance to stop and purchase a Gelato or hot beverage during your tour.

From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

5. From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

The meeting point inside the historical city walls of Florence is in the authentic and quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno. From here, ride outside Florence through a prestigious residential area to reach the pristine Tuscany rolling hills.  The bike tour starts with a 2 km uphill ride, frequent stops will be made to enjoy the views on the way up to the top of the hill. Once you arrive at the top, you will be riding your bikes through the neighborhood of the local Florentine nobility and their villas, making your way to a famous Renaissance villa tucked away in the hills beyond Florence.   Stop and tour their Italian-style gardens before continuing on to your wine and olive oil tasting. Pair your wine with a light Tuscan snack comprised of local products. All products are produced on the premise and being such a small family production, everything is organic and sustainable. Your return leg back to Florence will take you by the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the best views of Florence where you can stretch your legs and capture some pictures. Continue downhill from there and back into Florence, finishing in the San Niccolo area.

Tuscany: E-Bike Tour from Florence with Lunch

6. Tuscany: E-Bike Tour from Florence with Lunch

Enjoy a change of pace and scenery and see the real Tuscany by bike. Feel a cool breeze through your hair, breathe in the fresh air, and relax as you cycle around peaceful country rounds. This guided and fully supported bike ride in the Tuscan countryside begins by transporting you out of the busy city center. In just 15 minutes you will be at the doors of the Chianti countryside. Riding 24-speed bicycles, you will be led along shaded roadways framed by ancient olive groves and vineyards. Tuscan hilltops and hillside villa estates are all part of the breathtaking panoramic views you will see as you ride your bike through the heart of Tuscany. Lunch is a typical Tuscan meal at a fascinating location in the Chianti region, where you will also tour the vineyards and visit the wine cellar. You will learn the techniques of production, ageing, storing and bottling the wines and olive oil (tasting is encouraged). After lunch it's back on the bike for the ride home. Several stops are included for photo opportunities along the way, and possibly a stop for gelato ice cream, time permitting. A shuttle will get you back to the center of Florence no later than 5:00 PM.

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

7. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

Florence Night Tour by Electric Bike

8. Florence Night Tour by Electric Bike

See the Renaissance monuments of Florence from a different perspective on a night tour by electric bike. Reach landmark attractions with ease and enjoy the pleasant summer evening breeze. Cross historical bridges in silence to reach one of the most celebrated scenic spots. Admire the astonishing beauty of Florence from the high vantage point of Piazzale Michelangelo. Get bird's eye views of all the Gothic and Renaissance monuments and typical Lungarni streets that wind along the banks of the River Arno. Admire the celebrated street lamps romantically reflecting light on the water. Cross back to the old town to explore the medieval alleys with the help of your guide. See Brunelleschi's impressive dome on Piazza del Duomo, and visit the world's most celebrated Franciscan church at the Basilica di Santa Croce. Discover an open-air museum of statues on Piazza della Signoria.

Florence: Guided Tour by Bike with Gelato Tasting

9. Florence: Guided Tour by Bike with Gelato Tasting

Explore Florence on a small-group bike tour led by your expert tour guide. Discover the city's four districts with detailed explanations about the history and the architecture. Start the journey and pass by Piazza del Duomo to discover the famous Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Also, visit Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery. Then cross Ponte Vecchio to reach Palazzo Pitti. During every stop there will be time for pictures and your guide will be glad to answer any questions. Considering that the city center of Florence is totally flat, everyone who knows how to handle a bike can join the tour, with a very low muscular effort. At the end of the tour, taste one of the best ice creams in town.

From Florence: Tuscany Hills Bike Tour with lunch

10. From Florence: Tuscany Hills Bike Tour with lunch

You will be met and dropped at the meeting point in Florence and you will reach out to the Tuscan countryside area by bike. This leisurely, professionally guided, and supported bike ride in the Tuscan countryside just outside of Florence will lead you along olive groves, vineyards, hillside villa estates, and breathtaking panoramic views of Florence, riding through the heart of Tuscany. This tour is a full day among the Tuscan landscapes, with a stop for lunch at a magical place which used to be an ancient literary café. There, take in the scent of nature in the Vegetable Garden and Nursery and you will take a guided tour of the farm. Local wine tasting will accompany your meal. After lunch, we jump back on our bikes and start riding again to burn some more calories!

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4.7 / 5

based on 419 reviews

The best experience! I cannot recommend it enough. I was taught how to use the Vespa and felt safe the entire time. It was a blast and the stops were perfect for pictures. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful experience and a highlight of my trip.

An outstanding experience not to be missed. Our cycle guide Monica was a mine of information - delightful, fun, easy-going, warm and extremely knowledgeable. She even had my 19 year old son enthralled. We can’t recommend her highly enough!

Raphael was our guide his English was perfect and so knowledgeable about the area as he spent his childhood growing up in Florence. It was such a wonderful ride that allowed you to get your bearings

Our guide was brilliant. He was so passionate about the history of Firenze and was really entertaining. The bikes were easy to use and a brilliant way of getting around the city. Highly recommend.

Absolutely great guide and wonderful tour around the city