THE SUNSET BIKE TOUR - FIESOLE AND FLORENCE
Sunset Bike Tour is an easy ride, from 2020 by e-bike.
Stop at a local farm and extra virgin olive oil tasting is included.
“Best Bike Ride in Tuscany” (Lonely Planet, Florence and Tuscany, 2018)
Sunset Bike Tour
FIESOLE THE COUNTRYSIDE OF FLORENCE
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.
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PRICEFrom 44€ each - 1 to 4 partecipants including standard olive oil tasting and a glass of red wine
Price refers to standard itinerary and includes: E-MTB rental, Enviromental-excursionist guide service, helmet, safety accessories, ¾ liter mineral water, olive oil tasting, Glass of red house wine: a "gottin di vino".
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 TOURAt the beginnig of the Sunset Bike Tour you will walk around the Tuscan village of Fiesole, visiting the hill of San Francesco, with a superb view point to Florence and the XV century Monastery of St.Francis still inhabited by monks.
Than we will move up, deep in the Tuscan countryside (500m-1600ft a.s.l.) where you will enjoy the bike experience.
Through a unique rural scenery, an intense bike tour at the sunset when the colors of nature turn magic, transforming the countryside around Fiesole and Florence into an unparalleled landscape.
We circumnavigate the hill of Montececeri, known for the extraction and processing of the famous Pietra Serena (grey sandstone), a material which has been largely used in several art works in Florence (for example the Brunelleschi Dome and the Loggia of Uffizi) ever since the Renaissance. Montececeri is also known for being the place of Leonardo Da Vinci’s first flight attempts.
An adventure that will start from Fiesole and its hills, from the Monastery of San Francesco which dominates Florence with a magnificent panoramic view of the city, and then immerse yourself entirely in the countryside, through places that only a native from the area can take you to. Not just a tour, but emotions, places and people. And if you are not satisfied, and you will explain why, we will refund you!
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.
Purchase (and shipping) of olive oil and Chianti wine is available from the farm.
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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
Read more about Fiesole and our bike and hike tours