• 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

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.

About Fiesole

Sono molto felice di annunciare che FiesoleBike ha ricevuto anche per 2014 il riconoscimento ufficiale di “Do the Right Mix” la campagna della Commissione Europea per la Mobilità Urbana Sostenibile.

Dopo i Mondiali di ciclismo in Toscana, dove Fiesole ha avuto un ruolo di primo piano, uno sguardo al futuro, “oltre la salita”, oltre lo sport.

FiesoleBike, attività di Noleggio bici e di Guida ambientale escursionista  strettamente legata al proprio territorio, spera così di contribuire concretamente a promuovere la mobilità sostenibile, in particolare abbinando la bici al bus pubblico, ed incoraggiare le persone, turisti e non, a diversificare le modalità di trasporto negli spostamenti fra Fiesole e Firenze alla scoperta di un territorio unico!

Quest’anno anche ATAF collabora alla promozione del servizio ed uno sconto del 10% è offerto proprio a chi utilizza il bus pubblico per raggiungere Fiesole.

La campagna è gestita dalla Direzione generale della Mobilità e dei Trasporti e finanziata attraverso il programma Intelligent Energy Europe – programma di sostegno dell’UE per le azioni non tecnologiche nel settore dell’efficienza energetica e delle fonti rinnovabili. Il suo obbiettivo principale è promuovere i vantaggi che si hanno combinando differenti mezzi di trasporto, al fine di migliorare la salute, le finanze e l’impatto ambientale.

La campagna rientra nei progetti legati alla Settimana Europea della Mobilità Sostenibile, che si svolgerà dal 16 al 22 settembre, giornata accompagnata dallo slogan “Our streets, our choice”.

I’m really happy to announce that FiesoleBike also in 2014 has been chosen as an official action of “Do the Right Mix – the European Commission’s  Sustainable Urban Mobility.

After the World Cycling Championships in Tuscany, where the town of Fiesole have had a leading role, a look to the future, “over the climb”, “over the sport.

FiesoleBike, Bike rental and Environmental guide service, closely linked to the territory, hopes to contribute concretely to promote sustainable mobility, in particular “mixing bike and bus service”, and to encourage people, tourists and locals, to diversify the modes of transport between Fiesole and Florence, to discover a unique territory!

This year, also ATAF takes part to the promotion of service, and a discount of 10% is offered to those who take public bus to reach Fiesole.

The campaign is managed by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme – the EU’s support programme for non-technological actions in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It’s central objective is to promote the advantages of combining different modes of transport in order to improve health, finances and environmental impact.

The campaign is part to projects related to the European Week of Sustainable Mobility, which will take place in September, from 16th to 22th, days accompanied by the slogan “Our streets, our choice“.

 

 

 

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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A – From Fiesole to Florence
Following the footsteps of the 2013 World Cycling Championship.
One way!

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


Visualizza From Fiesole to Florence following the footsteeps of the 2013 World Cycling Championship in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori
START  Fiesole                                                           STOP  Florence

FIESOLE RENT – FLORENCE DELIVERY

Bus for the climBike for the down!

From the main square Mino da Fiesole following the path of the upcoming UCI world championship 2013, proceed in the direction of Caldine, leaving first the apses of the cathedral on your left, then the archaeological site and the Roman theatre on your right. In proximity of the first bend proceed straight, leaving the main road into Via Duprè (a downhill road with some rough parts!). The view over Fiesole countryside and the Mugnone valley shows itself in all its majesty. After surpassing one of the two hills of Fiesole you will reach the crossroad with Via di Fontelucente. Turn right into the descending road (before that, it is worth crossing Via Vecchia Fiesolana and going up for a few meters to reach the magnificent viewpoint which will delight you with a breathtaking view over Florence and the Chianti hills). Before the Church of Fontelucente turn left into Via delle Palazzine. Proceed on the narrow street until you reach Via Roccettini, in proximity of Badia Fiesolana and the European University. Turn left. From the large square opposite the Badia, on the side across Via Salviati, a steep ascending road marks the final circuit of the World Cycling Championship. Proceed on the uphill road until you reach the main road connecting Fiesole to Florence (in proximity of the village of San Domenico). Turn right in the direction of Florence, again along the circuit of the World championship, which you will leave after a few meters by turning right into Via Boccaccio.

The street winds through splendid villas all the way to the little neighborhood of Le Cure and its homonymous square. Use the underground passage (near the open market) to cross the railway and reach the cycle path of Viale don Giovanni Minzoni until Piazza della Libertà. Cross the junction alleys and keep going on the cycle path along via Cavour. Pass by Piazza San Marco. You are already in the historic centre of Florence and its pedestrian area, and just a few minutes away from the amazing sight of the Dome and Baptistery.





TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • One way!
  • Distance: 9 Km
  • Total vertical climb: ca. 30m
  • Level of difficulty: Basic-map
  • Surface: Paved
  • Kind of bike: Race bike, Mountain bike

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Green roads at 15 minutes from Florence.

A wonderful itinerary 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.

We will relax amidst nature on a path that goes through country roads, green trails and remote country routes immersed in a unique landscape.
We will reach the town and 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.

When: Everyday, times to be agreed upon
Meeting point-departure: (transfer by public bus)
Fiesole, Piazza Mino, bus terminal Ataf n. 7
Arrival: Fiesole, Piazza Mino, bus terminal Ataf n. 7
Total length: 10 km
Duration: 3 hours
Level of difficulty: medium
Fare for professional tour leader:

Transfer by public bus not included in the price.
Packed lunch (not included in the price).

WE RECOMMEND: at least 1 litre of water per person, hiking shoes, long socks to the knee or long trousers. According to the season, a jacket or a hat may be useful to protect yourself from the sunshine.

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We will pass by Montececeri, a hill towering over Florence, from which Leonardo da Vinci plausibly launched his “first human flight”.
This is the ancient heart of Tuscany, where lived Michelangelo Buonarroti, which is also recalled in Boccaccio’s novels. The view on Florence and the Arno valley is amazing. These places are also famous for the extraction and processing of the Serena stone, a material used ever since the Renaissance age, which has been massively used for the construction of art works such as the Brunelleschi Dome and the Loggia of the Uffizi Gallery

How to join

                                     

 

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.

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, 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*

€ 53 each, 1 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.

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

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