THE HILLS OF CHIANTI RUFINA Bike Tour

THE HILLS OF CHIANTI RUFINA and the monastery of Madonna del Sasso

This Bike Tour is an intermediate ride, 19 miles and only 2300 ft of Elevation gain uphill.
Stop at a local farm and extra virgin olive oil tasting is included.
Every day by appointment
Meeting point: Fiesole, bus terminal ATAF number 7
Arrival at Fiesole
Tour Price: 60€ per pax
Length: 40 km (19 mi)
Elevation gain uphill: 700 m (2300 ft)
Duration: 4/5 h

The hills of Chianti Bike Tour

MADONNA DEL SASSO & SANTA BRIGIDA


LEVEL

Ideal for those wishing to explore the Chianti hills around Florence


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PRICE

60€ each - 1 to 6 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, olive oil tasting.


Small group - max 6 participants

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 TOUR

A beautiful synthesis of the magnificent Tuscany landscape, the heart of “Chianti Rufina”, a winemaking area well known since the Renaissance.
This bike tour develops on the foothills of Mt. Giovi, the peak which towers over the Mugello area and the valley of Arno, 15-20 km north-east of Florence.

A route winding among chestnut forests, hop hornbeams, Turkey oaks and the wild hills which make up the Local Protected National Reserve, with the suggestive sanctuary Madonna del Sasso as its symbolic centre.
Below 500 m the vegetation gently leaves space to vineyards, olive groves and cypresses. Here the bike trail crosses a rural territory dotted with towers, ancient manor houses, 16th century villas and romanesque parishes.

At the middle of the bike trip we’ll do a brief stop at a local traditional Tuscan farm to taste and eat Tuscan bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING

All the bike tours include, without any additional cost, a brief stop at a traditional Tuscan olive oil and wine farm to taste and eat bread and excellent local extra virgin olive oil, as is tradition ever since I was a child, 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.

MEETING POINT

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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