• 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

Local Guide

The Environmental Excursionist Guide is the only professional guide who is acknowledged...

The tour leader

Our Bikes

Bicycles can be rented with or without guide. Our bicycles are MTB with 24-speed, aluminum frame, ...

Our mountain bikes

Fares

Price of each of the standard itineraries planned, described and advertised on this website is ...

Tours and Guide price

Our Tours

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

A sense of freedom

Green roads 15 minutes away from Florence

Fiesole offers wonderful and various hike itineraries which gives a good snapshot of the richness and beauty of the countryside surrounding Florence, far from the bustle of the city and the pollution.

You can walk amidst nature on a path that goes through country roads, green trails, remote wild places (still inhabited by wolves!) country routes immersed in a unique landscape. Or you can enjoy relaxing the hills of Fiesole, with its villas and magnificent panorama overlooking Florence, through olive groves and vineyards, secular cypress trees, neo-gothic castles, farmhouses and ancient villas, in a natural amphitheatre shaped by men’s work.

Hike adventures and breathtaking views over Florence and the Tuscan countryside.

Fiesole and Florence: the hills and the city

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, 2018)

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.
At the beginning of the bike trip we’ll do a brief stop at a local traditional Tuscan farm (Fattoria di Montereggi) to taste and eat Tuscan bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil.

Overwiev

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 center, Ponte alle Grazie

Level of difficulty

Basic-occasional rider

Duration

3.30 h

Length

21 km (14 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

60 m (295 ft)

Price*

€ 53 each, 1 to 6 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, olive oil tasting.

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!

To reach Fiesole from Florence center

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.
At the middle of the bike trip we’ll do a brief stop at a local traditional Tuscan farm (Fattoria di Montereggi) to taste and eat Tuscan bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil.

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*

€ 53, 1 to 6 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, olive oil tasting.

To reach Fiesole from Florence center

 

FROM FIESOLE TO FLORENCE CENTER
One way itinerary. When in Florence participants are released from the bikes
On request organic olive oil and wine professional tasting

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.
The tour includes a brief stop at a local traditional Tuscan farm (Fattoria di Montereggi) to taste and eat Tuscan bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil (the tasting is included in the price).
In the middle of the itinerary (on request and not included in the price) stop at the Fattoria di Poggiopiano 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.

Overwiev

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 center, Ponte alle Grazie

Level of difficulty

Basic-occasional rider

Duration

3.45 h – 4.30 h including professionally guided tour

Length

28 km (18 mi)

Elevation gain uphill

90 m (295 ft)

Price*

€ 53 each 1 to 6 participants including standard olive oil tasting
€ 78 each including professionally guided tour of farm and olive oil & wine tasting  2 to 6 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, olive oil tasting.

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!

To reach Fiesole from Florence center

 
 

Standard bike
(Feel free to contact me should you wish to request a specific typology of MTB or e-bike):

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Bus for the climb…

Where we are (rental service only on appointment): Fiesole (295 m high), Piazza Mino, next the bus stop

…bike for the down

Where you can delivery the bike in Florence: Ciclo City, Via G. Orsini 4/a, 5 min. by bus to the city center! www.ciclocity.net

Overview

Bike rental/returning in Fiesole

By appointment only
Rent your bike

Bike returning hours in Florence

From Monday to Friday:
9.00 am – 1.00 am
3.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Saturday:
9.00 am – 1.00 am
4.00 pm – 7.00 pm (August closed)

MTB
Rental fares

From 1st to 3rd day: € 25 per day
From 4th to 7th day: € 10 per day
Delivery Bike in Florence: € 5

Rental fare includes

lock, inner tubes, repair tool kit, pump, helmet, bicycle bag triangle and our map for cycling in Fiesole and Florence.
On request: front and rear lights, reflective belts.

  Rental conditions and regulations
Rent your bike

Cancellation Policy: refund will be made only for cancellations made within 72 hours of the time of pick up.
Thank you!

Rental bike price of each of the guided itineraries planned, described and already advertised on this website is indicated in the relative information sheet.

My name is Giovanni Crescioli, I was born in Fiesole in 1975, where my family has been living for generations. I am an Excursionist guide, the only legally-acknowledged profession in Tuscany, which is entitled to accompany clients on sightseeing and/or bike and hiking excursions.

My land’s history has become today a source of wealth and luxury, and I follow these tracks since they represent my roots. I use my legs and my imagination and knowledge to get in contact with the men who, generation after generation, helped shaping these wonderful places, lived here and left their signs and dreams.  I feel privileged and blessed in reaping the benefits of the humble people who worked and struggled here.

To me, travelling today only makes sense if the journey is accompanied by a genuine attempt to confront with places, people and times: observing, listening, searching for crossings, interpreting dreams. And walking undiscovered paths instead of the usual ones.

This is why I do not like spectacularization of things, men, nature and past, or the celebration and exhibition of images and trophies as though they were postcards from ANOTHER world.

I  aim at becoming a “craftsman of the territory”, being conscious of the luck and wealth of the time we are living in, and my wish is to turn this ambitious project into something real and into a concrete opportunity to discover, enhance and protect our territory’s magnificence.

Itineraries-Excursions

Fiesole and Florence: by bike in the heart of Tuscany
Discover the beauty that surrounds you!

With a Professional Bike Guide in Fiesole and in the countryside near Florence it is still possible to ride by bike on remote and silent paths, unpaved roads, singletracks immersed in the green, remote country roads suitable for any kind of trail. It will be easy to reach this multicolored, garden-like territory, sometimes dotted with farmhouses, villas and rural houses, olive tree groves and vineyards, sometimes rugged and secluded. A constantly moving frontier and horizon, which allows the biker (more or less trained) to choose from several options, offered both by the city and by nature, or to combine the two of them.

All the bike tours are structured but not rigid. It’s possible to vary the technical characteristic of each trail according to your specific level and skill.

Some examples of bike tours

Bike levels:

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1456939815_Bike 1456939815_Bike Basic-occasional Rider
1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike  1456939815_BikeAverage-weekend Rider
1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike 1456939815_Bike Expert-active Rider

  • Sunset excursion from Fiesole to Florence1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    An intense but easy 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.
  • From Fiesole to Florence ½ day1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    green color of olive tree groves and cypresses … along the river Arno, arrived in the old town of Florence we will capture the atmosphere of squares …
  • Cross country ½ day in the heart of Tuscany: the hills of Fiesole1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    In the middle of original and unique landscapes dotted with parishes, farm houses, secret spots, amazing views and a forever-changing horizon.
  • Summer tour1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    An adventure that starts or ends at the rhythm of the sun.
  • Mountain Bike Adventure1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    A tour for… King
  • From Gods Mountain to the city of men1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    Take it easy! 17 miles only flat and downhill roads, from the Monastery of Montesenario to Florence. A unique emotion and an unforgettable synthesis of Tuscany’s treasures.
  • The hills of Chianti Rufina1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike1456939815_Bike
    …among chestnut forests, hop hornbeams, turkey oaks and the wild hills which make up the Local Protected National Reserve… the heart of “Chianti Rufina”, a winemaking area well known since the Renaissance.
  • Custom tour
    What kind of cyclist are you?
    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.