• 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.

A sense of freedom

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

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* 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 >

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* 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!


Visualizza Una mappa: un tesoro in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori

AFiesole-Florence following the footsteps of the 2013 World Cycling Champioship (One way!)

…the street winds through splendid villas…just a few minutes away from the amazing sight of the Dome and Baptistery of Florence…

BFiesole-Florence: the greenway (One way!)

…immersed in a hilly landscape of cypresses and endless expanses of olive trees…follow the cycle path along the banks of river Arno and you will easily get there…

C – Fiesole: essence of Tuscany  (Circular way!)

…a pattern of farmlands and woods dotted with rural houses and bell towers… down the valley the Florence Dome stands out with its unmistakable shape, announcing the “Flower City” to visitors…

DFiesole: nature just behind the door  (Circular way!)

…the road soon becomes unpaved again, amid the pure and silent countryside just on the outskirts of Florence…while you pass over another stream, then a farm house, with the road winding through hills and olive trees…

D – Fiesole: the heart of Tuscany
Circular way!

..the road soon becomes unpaved again, amid the pure and silent countryside just on the outskirts of Florence…while you pass over another stream, then a farm house, with the road winding through hills and olive trees…


Visualizza Fiesole: nature just behind the door in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori
START Fiesole                                                                 STOP Fiesole

Head north for approximately 3km following the road toward Olmo, until you reach the locality of Baccano. Turn right toward Compiobbi. Keep following this direction until the village of Montebeni, and take the road on your left to Ontignano. With the sight of Florence behind you, the landscape starts changing, with few buildings leaving place to woods and olive groves until you get to the romanic parrish of S.Maria a Ontignano, with a bunch of houses on one side.
Proceed for a few meters and you’ll see a gate: turn right, and after a couple of narrow bends the road goes down passing over a bridge which anticipates the presence of a stream, the Sambre. Here a little waterfall and the clear waters of a pond invite you for a short break.
Change the gear ratio of your bike: from now on some short but steep uphill legs alternate with longer flat stretches. The road becomes unpaved, and you’ll be surrounded by woods. The city is not far away; still it seems forgotten in this place. Biking between cypresses, white dry walls and the ruins of a dilapidated farm house (Noce Superiore) you will have to face the last ascent, after which you can take a breath and begin the easier way down on the other side, immersed in a wonderful countryside (ignore the trails on your left).
The shadow accompanies you while you pass over another stream, then a farm house, with the road winding through hills and olive trees toward Fattoria Paiatici. Leave it behind passing under an arch and once back on paved path proceed along the narrow road, then turn left by the third bend, following the directions to a graveyard.
Once you have reached the church downstream and the small village of San Donato a Torri, in proximity of a tabernacle, take the road on the left toward Via Valle, carry on for about 3 km in the open countryside, then through a shadowy wood, along Borro delle Falle all the way to the village of Citerno.

By the crossroad take the road on the left, which becomes steeper when passing through a cypress wood. It will be worth the effort however, since a wide and luminous plateau welcomes you after passing a farm house on the left. Depending on the season, the rows of cypresses and olive trees alternate with the red of poppies or the yellow fields of wheat.
The road soon becomes unpaved again, amid the pure and silent countryside just on the outskirts of Florence. Proceed along a rural building and after a couple of kilometers, in proximity of a fork with a gate and a holly hedge, turn left on a short but steep uphill path. On the right you can see the hillock of Monteloro (it is well worth reaching it!). Surrounded by inviting vineyards, after a few kilometers on untarred road you will cross a paved one. Turn left to reach the San Clemente valley: a unique, harmonious example of Florentine countryside, lost among rural houses, ancient farms and Renaissance villas, tower houses, vineyards and cypresses. Here a young Dante Alighieri spent his summer days with Beatrice Portinari, and here the German writer Hermann Hesse fell in love with Italy. After a few meters turn right on the unpaved road Casale San Vincenzo, again surrounded by vines. The road leads to the splendid Villa il Poggiolo all the way to the main street. Turn on the left on a uphill road. On the left side the church of Pagnolle shortly comes in sight, while on the opposite side, after a string of stone arches, the Renaissance Villa Le Fonti stands out half hidden by the olive trees.
By the following crossroad go straight on the road uphill, in opposed direction to Fiesole. Proceed for 5 km on this secluded path away from traffic, and you reach again the main road which shortly takes you back to Fiesole.


TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Duration: 5 h.
  • Distance: 26,5 km
  • Total vertical climb: ca. 650 m
  • Level of difficulty: Expert-map
  • Surface: Paved, Unpaved
  • Kind of bike: Mountain bike

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The itineraries of FiesoleBike, during the UCI Road World Championships Toscana 2013, will guide you to discover the countryside that will host the race.

 

Bike tour with the possibility of renting a bike and cycling on the roads of UCI Road World Championships, following the carefully designed itineraries by local guides, that will make discovery the essence of Tuscany.

             

Fiesole and Florence, the heart of the finishing circuit, will be connected by a greenway, made by routes on secondary roads, where nature and culture will amaze you at every moment.

Some examples of bike tours

The following itineraries are only meant as examples, whereas every cyclist can vary the technical characteristic of each trail according to his or her specific level and skill.

 

Fiesole Florence World Cycling Championship

From Fiesole to Florence
following the footsteps of the 2013 World Cycling Championship.
One way route!
…the street winds through splendid villas…just a few minutes away from the amazing sight of the Dome and Baptistery of Florence…


 

 

 

Fiesole Florence and Tuscany

Cycling in Fiesole, in the heart of Tuscany, to join an amazing ride, through nature and culture, just few steps away from Florence.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning your cycling holidays.
Sport and nature in Fiesole and Florence.
Discover by bike the beauty surrounding you!

Feel free to submit any trail, it will be easy for usa to plan it, study every detail and make it suitable for your specific needs and level of experience. Whether you are a Sunday cycler or a skilled one, bring your own mountain bike or plan to rent one, go for a full cycling holiday, a weekend or just a few hours, prefer singletracks or easy trails, are passionate of cross-country but also love stopping by to visit a farmhouse before reaching the streets of Florence, we have what you need.

Also, we might consider stopping along the way to taste a good glass of wine, eat in a nice restaurant or visit one of the many beautiful villas spread on our hills.

In order to prepare a tailor-made itinerary for you, send us your request through the appropriate form on this website. It will be easy to plan your bike holiday in Fiesole, Florence and the surrounding territory.
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THE SUNSET
FROM FIESOLE DOWN TO FLORENCE CENTER

14 mi and only 295 ft of Elevation gain uphill
One way itinerary. When in Florence participants are released from the bikes
“Best Bike Ride in Tuscany” (Lonely Planet, Florence and Tuscany, 2014)

After walking around Fiesole, with a superb view point to Florence, by bike a marvellous and easy itinerary  from Fiesole and his countryside down to Florence center. Ideal for those who wish to terminate the day away from the bustle of the city, in a clean and healthy environment, where the elevation mitigates the summer heat.
Through a unique rural landscape, an intense path in that time of the day when the colors of nature turn magic, transforming the countryside around Fiesole and Florence into an unparalleled landscape.

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When

Every day 5.00 pm (timetable subject to alteration)

Meeting Point

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

Arrival Point

Florence, Piazza S.Marco

Level of difficulty

Basic-occasional rider

Duration

3.30 h (including visit to Fiesole and transfer to the start point)

Length

21 km (14 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

60 m (295 ft)

Price*

€ 50 each, 2 to 8 participants

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

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!

IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY
THE HILLS OF FIESOLE

A continuous up and down through splendid trails and country roads, the ancient paths used by farmers for their work, in the middle of original and unique landscapes dotted with parishes, farm houses, secret spots, amazing views and a forever-changing horizon. Departure from Fiesole main square. Through a countryside made up of olive trees and vineyards we will reach the Convent of Montesenario, right where the Apennines originate. Back to Fiesole for a different road.

Overview

When

From Monday to Sunday on appointment

Meeting Point

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

Arrival Point

Fiesole, Piazza Mino da Fiesole

Level of difficulty

Average weekend rider – Expert active rider

Duration

4 h

Length

30-35 km (18-21 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

600-900 m (2000-3000 ft)

Price*

price starting from € 50, 2 to 8 participants

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Price refers to standard itinerary and includes: MTB rental, Enviromental-excursionist guide service, helmet, safety accessories, ¾ liter mineral water

 

FROM FIESOLE TO FLORENCE CENTER
One way itinerary. When in Florence participants are released from the bikes
On request organic oil and organic wine tasting at Fiesole-Fattoria di Poggiopiano

Approaching Florence from Fiesole and its hills dotted with secular villas is a truly unique experience, and a very affordable one, since most of the itinerary develops on flat or downhill roads.
First we’ll visit walking Fiesole, and after discovering the bind with the surrounding territory we will finally come into town, using secondary roads away from the bustle of the city.
The first leg will be characterized by the green color of olive tree groves and cypresses, with several testimonies of the thousand-year-old history of this area.
Then by the cycling lane along the river Arno, arrived in the old town of Florence we will capture the atmosphere of squares, ancient streets and trails displaying along the path, in a continuous alternation of remote tracks and modern looks.
In the middle of the itinerary (on request) stop at the beautiful Fattoria di Poggiopiano, immersed in the typical Florentine countryside, for a professionally guided tour of the vineyards and olive groves, wine and oil tasting of Tuscany, and refreshment with typical and original local products.

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When

Every day 11.00 am and 5.00 pm (subject to alteration)

Meeting Point

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

Arrival Point

Florence, Piazza S.Marco or Piazza Libertà

Level of difficulty

Basic-occasional rider

Duration

3.30 h – 4 h with tasting (including visit to Fiesole and transfer to the start point)

Length

28 km (18 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

90 m (295 ft)

Price*

€ 50 each 2 to 8 participants without tasting
€ 74 each including tasting 2 participants
€ 68 each including tasting 3-8 participants

How to join >

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

Stop-catering including: professionally guided tour of farm, tasting of three wine farm (Chianti D.O.C.G. 2013, Red Wine I.G.T. “Com’era”White Wine I.G.T. “ERTA AL MANDORLO”) and two kind of extra virgin Olive Oil , bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil, bruschetta with tomato and extra virgin olive oil, bread and salame, mousse beans with extra virgin olive oil, water.

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!