HIKING IN FIESOLE: adventures and breathtaking views

HIKING IN FIESOLE - 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.
About 100 miles of secondary roads and trails great for hike adventures and breathtaking views over Florence and the Tuscan countryside.
Fiesole is the destination of wonderful national trails, The Way of the Gods and The Renassaince Ring, includes a Local Protected National Reserve, The Montececeri park, and on the surronding territory the Park of Mensola and the Park of Poggio Ripaghera.
Therefore 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.
Likewise 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.

With a professional hike guide



FiesoleBike is a team of local Environmental excursionist guides, with extensive physical and technical training and deep knowledge of the territory. We operate only in a specific geographic area (Fiesole, Florence and surrounding) 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 bike and hike excursion.

We believe that every travel is a pursue of emotions, an encounter, and there’s no better way to achieve this than sharing your journey with someone who genuinely cherishes the places you are going to visit, in order to make your experience a truly memorable one.
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.
Read more if you're interested in our bike tour between Florence and Fiesole with tasting of local oil and wine


The city of Florence, the heart of Tuscany, lies along the course of river Arno, in the middle of a basin surrounded by beautiful hills, among which stands the Fiesole Hills (300 m / 1000 ft a.s.l.), representing one of the most characteristic and peculiar landscapes of Tuscany and one of the most renowned in the world.

Therefore visiting this territory means travelling through space and time, and the bike (shortening and sweetening lengths) or simply hike is the ideal means of transport to rejoin Fiesole and the adjacent countryside with the splendid streets and squares of Florence. Read more about how to reach Fiesole, a few step away from Florence


Departure 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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How to reach Fiesole from Florence