THE BEAUTY BEYOND FLORENCE!
Recommended to anyone looking to explore the area around Florence
Stop at a local farm and extra virgin olive oil and red wine tasting is included
The hills of Fiesole
IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY
Ideal for those who wish to to explore the area around Florence
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PRICE55€ each (E-mtb + 25€) - 1 to 4 partecipants including standard olive oil tasting
Price refers to standard itinerary and includes: MTB rental, Enviromental-excursionist guide service, helmet, safety accessories, ¾ liter mineral water. A brief stop at a traditional Tuscan olive oil and wine farm to eat fresh bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil. Vegetables and fresh fruit in season. On request, Prosciutto and Pecorino cheese, additional cost € 8 per person.
The small group make it personal and felt safer cycling on the roads. Contact us if you want to book for a large group
ABOUT THE TOURA continuous up and down through splendid trails and country Tuscan 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.
A short distance of 15 km separates the two places, which share a history of 2500 years. The ancient founders of Fiesole, the Etruscans, were deeply bound to the territory, and mountains were sacred to them.
From Fiesole, in proximity of the ruins of an Etruscan temple, the eye can catch in a glimpse the whole of Mugnone valley, a real natural amphitheatre, limited on the North by a dorsal with the highest mountain standing out from the background: our goal, Montesenario.
This mountain was named “Eiser” or “Aiser” by the Etruscans and probably meaning “God”. Here sky and earth look as one and is one of the best panoramic views over Tuscany!
Back to Fiesole for a different road.
IDEAL FORThe bike tour is definitely recommended to anyone looking to explore the area around Florence! You’ll be amazed to discover that the Tuscan countryside is just a few steps away from the city, and to figure out how everything here is bound to a remote language.
Recommended for those who bike regularly and are comfortable cycling a hilly terrain with some longer and more challenging climbs.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND WINE TASTINGAll the bike tours include, without any additional cost, a brief stop at a traditional Tuscan olive oil and wine farm: Fattoria di Montereggi. You will taste and eat bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil, as is tradition ever since I was a child, and a glass of red house wine (a "gottin di vino"), making the places you are visiting even more extraordinary and your bike tour a true local experience. Vegetables and fresh fruit in season. On request, Prosciutto and Pecorino cheese, additional cost € 8 per person. Purchase (and shipping) of olive oil and Chianti wine is available from the farm.
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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