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 and red wine tasting is included
With e-Mtb: Basic-occasional rider
The hills of Chianti Bike Tour
MADONNA DEL SASSO & SANTA BRIGIDA
Ideal for those wishing to explore the Chianti hills around Florence
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PRICE60€ each (E-mtb + 20€) - 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, 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 TOURA 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 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.
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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