• Fiesole: made in Tuscany
    Fiesole: made in Tuscany
  • The best way to know Florence and his countryside
    The best way to know Florence and his countryside
  • Fiesole is nature: sports center under the open sky
    Fiesole is nature: sports center under the open sky

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Choose from several options, offered both by the city and by nature, or to combine the two of them.

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Plan with us your exclusive bike experience in Tuscany, in the area of Fiesole and the hills around Florence. Help us make your tour a one of a kind event.

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About us

Please be aware that all our itineraries are not meant for beginners but require at least the status of “Occasional biker“.
Our itineraries for “Occasional bikers” have been created:

  • reducing difficulties as much as possible (uphills are minimal, only paved roads or unpaved roads in excellent conditions are chosen)
  • using exclusively cycle paths or pedestrian/ bicycle areas in large cities
  • using only low traffic roads outside of cities
  • planning excursions outside of peak hours traffic

However all participants, especially the youngest ones, are strictly required to conduct a safe bike driving and keep a perfect balance on their bike. This applies on any itinerary, including those for “Occasional bikers”. Also, they must be able to:

  • ride on public roads
  • ride on secondary paved roads which are not always in perfect conditions
  • ride on downhill roads that can be steep at times

Although our groups are small, you may find yourself riding with other people. Failure to observe the above mentioned precautions may cause harm to yourself and other participants. In this regard we remind you that you may also opt for a private, tailor-made itinerary, with an exclusive guide at your disposal!

Beginner:

bike path suitable for all cyclists. Short itinerary, takes palce only on paved roads, with minimal elevation gain uphill.
– Lenght: max km 15 (max mile 10)
– Elevation gain uphill: max m. 50 (max ft 160)

Basic-occasional rider:

trekking bike path suitable for all cyclists in terms of length and decline. It usually takes place on paved roads or easily passable unpaved roads, with no hazardous sections.
– Lenght: km 15-30 (mile 10-20)
– Elevation gain uphill: 50-150 (ft 160-490)

Average-weekend rider:

cross country path which requires an average level of training in terms of length and decline. It usually takes place on unpaved roads and easy trails, and requires familiarity with the driving of the bicycle, as there might be some dangerous sections.
– Lenght: km 20-40 (mile 12-22)
– Elevation gain uphill: m. 150-600 (ft 650-2000)

Expert-active rider:

cross country-all mountain path, which length and decline make it suitable only for well-trained bikers. It usually and mostly takes place on very steep roads, strenuous trails and extreme accessibility conditions. It requires a perfect command of the vehicle; there might be dangerous sections.
– Lenght: km 30-60 (mile 20-37)
– Elevation gain uphill: m. 600-1500 (ft 2300-4900)

For each level of difficulty, Lenght and Elevation gain uphill, are approximate measurements.

 

 

Why an Environmental and Local excursionist guide?

In Tuscany, the Environmental Excursionist Guide is the only professional guide who is acknowledged by the region’s authorities and is therefore entitled to accompany visitors on bike excursions. So with us you can be sure to comply with the Italian regulations and avoid unpleasant inconveniences which may occur during your holiday.

An environmental excursionist guide must attend a 600 hours training course and pass a final exam. He/she holds an insurance against civil liability (Public Liability) and is committed to ensuring your safety.

We believe that guides should always have a deep knowledge of the place where they operate, of every road, trail and difficulty that could be encountered in any season of the year. In this way it will be easier to arrange a tour according to your individual needs.

We operate in a specific geographic area because that’s the place we’ve known and loved for ages, where we can give our best without improvisation. A unique territory that fits any kind of excursion and level.

We also believe that every travel is a pursue of emotions, an encounter, and there’s no better way to achieve this than sharing your journey with someone who genuinely cherishes the places you are going to visit, in order to make your experience a truly memorable one.

In offering you our selection of stops during tours, we remain faithful to the idea that travelling means getting to know people, so if you’d like to combine your bike tour with a tasting, a good lunch or a farm visit, we will offer you a list of people, not just places: at Paolo’s, Daniele’s, Antonio’s and Lucia’s you will feel like at home; you’ll learn from Flavio and Mauro how they breed their cows and sheep, and how they produce their excellent olive oil and wine, making the places you are visiting even more extraordinary.

Standard itinerary including tasting, lunch or farm:
Fiesole and Florence 1/2 day
Fiesole and Florence 1 day

 

Our travel philosophy

The bond we have with a place and its people is not a matter of words, it can’t be created in a studio, and it can’t be witnessed with a beautiful picture. It’s something that grows with time, experience, observation, hand-shaking, chatting. Season after season, year after year, generation after generation…
When we travel, we hope to catch something in the places we visit, and to be left with a trace, an encounter.
Our aim is to give you at least a glimpse of our land, with the hope that someday you or your children will come back, and we or our children will be there to welcome you. Because our homeland is our greatest wealth, it protects our roots and our own identity.

 

 

FROM THE SANCTUARY MADONNA DEL SASSO
TO THE VALLEY OF ARNO

One-way itinerary. When in Florence participants are released from the bikes.

This itinerary develops on the foothills of Mt. Giovi, the peak which towers over the Mugello area and the valley of Arno, 15-20 km north-east of Florence. A route winding among chestnut forests, hop hornbeams, Turkey oaks and the wild hills which make up the Local Protected National Reserve, with the suggestive sanctuary Madonna del Sasso as its symbolic centre.

 

Below 500 m the vegetation gently leaves space to vineyards, olive groves and cypresses. Here the bike trail crosses a rural territory dotted with towers, ancient manor houses, 16th century villas and romanesque parishes, a precious historical testimony and a beautiful synthesis of the magnificent Tuscany landscape. This is the heart of “Chianti Rufina”, a winemaking area well known since the Renaissance.

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When

Every day on appointement

Meeting Point

Fiesole, Piazza Mino da Fiesole, bus terminal ATAF number 7

Arrival Point

Florence, Piazza S. Maria Novella

Level of difficulty

Average-weekend rider

Duration

4-5 h

Length

30 km (19 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

500 m (1640 ft)

Price*

€ 60  each, 2 to 8 participants

How to join >

Go private >

Plan with us your own personal tour

* Price refers to standard itinerary and includes: MTB rental, Enviromental-excursionist guide service, helmet, safety accessories, ¾ liter mineral water, transfer by train from Pontassieve to Florence.

One way itinerary. Transfers to Florence, Santa Maria Novella, by train

MONTE SENARIO-FIESOLE-FLORENCE
17 MI ONLY FLAT AND DOWNHILL ROADS
One-way itinerary. When in Florence participants are released from the bikes

This is mostly a downhill and flat itinerary, leading from the Convent of Montesenario (on top of the mountain, 2680 ft a.s.l.) to the city centre of Florence, through the stunning countryside of Fiesole. Florence Cathedral and its towering Dome are at the centre of the journey and our final destination.

First we’ll encounter the century-old fir trees that guard an ancient hermitage and the wide slopes of Mugello with the Apennines in the background; then the olive trees, the cypresses and the unique rural landscape of the hills of Fiesole. Finally the Arno river, which takes us into the heart of the city, where eventually we can see at first hand what we had been admiring from afar. A unique emotion and an unforgettable synthesis of Tuscany’s treasures.

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When

Every day on appointment

Meeting Point

Florence center or Fiesole (transfer to the start point)

Arrival Point

Florence historic center

Level of difficulty

Basic-Occasional rider

Duration

4-4.50 h

Length

28 km (17 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

90 m (295 ft)

Price*

€ 85 each, 2 to 7 participants (if meeting point in Florence)
€ 75 each, 2 to 7 participants (if meeting point in Fiesole)

How to join >

Go private >

Plan with us your own personal tour

* Price refers to standard itinerary and includes: MTB rental, Enviromental-excursionist guide service, helmet, safety accessories, ¾ liter mineral water, Air-conditioned minivan transfer from Florence center (or Fiesole) to the starting point Florence

One way itinerary. After the tour, all participants will return to their respective places by INDEPENDENT MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION. Ask for information on bus routes. It’s easy and cheaper!

THE NATURE IS YOUR WORLD, YOUR GYM

Fiesole mountain bikeOur experience and solid knowledge of the territory allow us to organize bike tours of any length and technical level. If sport is your passion, and feeding your body and mind with exercise is a necessity for you; if you feel the time has come for you to change and prove yourself what you are capable of, to know your limits and exceed them, or simply to improve your performances, FiesoleBike can design for you the perfect tailor-made tour, customizing your 2-wheel excursion. You can do sport with us, surrounded by the beauty of an amazing landscape, and with each effort and pedal stroke you’ll feel new emotions arising.

Plan with us your own personal tour!
Florence mountain bike adventure

Each excursion is a mix of physical exercise and fun, adventure, real life experience and a chance to discover a unique territory, immersed in nature only a stone’s throw from Florence! You will need plenty of energy, enthusiasm, strength and courage. Each uphill road is a new challenge, every kilometer a surprise, and you’ll be completely mesmerized by the beauty surrounding you.

FiesoleBike is a team of Environmental excursionist guides, with extensive physical and technical training and deep knowledge of the territory. You can rely on us to plan and arrange your outdoor experience. As we live these places day after day, we know every route and are aware of the hazards that visitors could encounter in each season. Hence we are able to offer a unique experience with each tour, that can be planned and arranged to suit your skills and needs.
We operate in a specific geographic area because that’s the place we’ve known and loved for ages, where we can give our best without improvisation. A unique territory that fits any kind of excursion and level.

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