FLORENCE 2013 WORLD CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP - Self Guided Bike Tour
This Bike Tour is an easy ride, 6 miles and only 95 ft of Elevation gain uphill One way itinerary.
When in Florence participants are released from the bikes
Every day by appointment
Meeting point: Fiesole, bus terminal ATAF number 7
Arrival at Florence center, Ponte alle Grazie
Level of difficulty: Basic-occasional rider
Length: 9km (6 mi)
Elevation gain uphill: 30 m (95 ft)
Kind of Bike: Race bike, Mountain bike
Self Guided Tour
FROM FIESOLE DOWN TO FLORENCE CENTER
ABOUT THIS SELF-GUIDE BIKE TOURFrom the main square Mino da Fiesole following the path of the 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.
ONE WAY ITINERARYAfter 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!
MEETING POINTDeparture from Fiesole, Piazza Mino da Fiesole, bus terminal ATAF number 7.
Fiesole is a village just outside of Florence, 6 km (3.7 mi) distance from the city center, and it's very convenient to get to by public bus from downtown.
From Florence center (Largo Alinari map link) to go to Fiesole and reach our meeting point with public transportation it’s easy, cheap, ecologically-friendly, for certain itineraries it is even mandatory and therefore all itineraries are scheduled according to public transport timetables
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