We took a Florence bike tour with wine tasting while in Italy and loved everything about it! Ride through the hills on a Tuscany bike tour, explore the cities, and sip Italian Chianti!
How would you like to bike the rolling hills of Tuscany in Italy, taking in the scenery and visiting various popular sites, all while sampling some of their delicious Italian made wines? This sounds like a dream, but it is a reality with bike tours lead by Bike Florence & Tuscany! We were in Italy a couple of months ago, spending a few days in Venice, then taking the train to Florence for a few days. Florence bike tours with wine tasting are definitely my speed, so we had to try one out!
Exploring Tuscany by bike was such an exhilarating experience! Piero and Elena, owners and lead tour guides at Bike Florence and Tuscany, have created lots of memorable itineraries for different levels of riders through Italy. There are a few different stops on the bike tours from Florence, including Siena, San Gimignano (both UNESCO World Heritage sites), Monteriggioni, Chianti, and more amazing destinations and villages in Tuscany, Italy! If you are looking for a Florence bike tour with wine tasting, I do highly recommend Bike Florence & Tuscany!
Take A Florence Bike Tour With Wine Tasting Through Tuscany
We took the San Gimignano to Siena bike tour, one of the easier, family friendly routes. We do not bike often at home, so this was perfect for us! This Florence bike wine tour visited 3 different places:
Florence to San Gimignano
You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Florence by the Bike Florence and Tuscany team and taken about 20 minutes away to San Gimignano. The tour begins here at this gorgeous old medieval city, it’s original brick structure looks like the walls of a castle, but it’s full of specialty shops restaurants, cafes and and people! Stroll around the area for about an hour to have a cappuccino, taste the local gelato, and explore the walled city.
Then, to Monteriggioni for wine tasting
Then, we hopped on our bikes and headed down hill from San Gimignano for a Tuscan bike ride! After going through a few neighborhoods, past some vineyards, and on some dirt roads and hills, we made it to Monteriggioni. This is a castle high up on a platform that is virtually untouched. It’s church, shops, and vendor booths are surrounded by square concrete walls, and there is a little winery inside that we spent some time at. They pride themselves with the wine they produce, most wineries in Tuscany are long time family businesses that produce Chianti and other wine varieties.
Last, a bike ride to Siena
The last stop on this Florence bike tour with wine tasting is in Siena. We took our last ride from Monteriggioni village to Siena through the beautiful Tuscan hills. This little city is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a very popular destination due to it’s ancient age, location, and preserved charm. We strolled through this beautiful town, had lunch at a local pizza spot, enjoyed the shops and cafes through the turns and twists of the medieval walls, and explored the Piazza del Campo (a large plaza) and the Duomo di Siena (the Siena Cathedral).
Wine tasting and Tuscany bike tours are a must-do!
We had such a great time biking the hills of Tuscany with Bike Florence & Tuscany! I do have to say that although this is a family friendly tour, I did find myself out of breath on a lot of the uphill climbs. The bikes are well equipped for this, but my lungs were not! I recommend this for fit families and children 10+ with decent enough stamina to last the whole day on a bike. There is a van available on some of the tours to help riders who need it.
Visit Bike Florence & Tuscany online and reserve one of the Florence bike tours with wine tasting on your next trip to Italy! There are several itineraries available for all levels of riders, we loved this excursion and Piero and Elena!
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I went to Tuscany for a short time on a longer trip in high school and fell in love. But, I feel like I barely got to experience it. It is on my bucket list to go back with my husband and really savor the area. A bike tour like this would definitely be on the to-do list!
Absolutely gorgeous! We just took a trip to France last month and enjoyed the wine there! There were bikes for rent in certain places but we never did it but it did look like fun! We are thinking of going to Italy for our trip next summer!