THE WINE RIDE
The perfect tour for those looking to combine the fun and adventure of biking through the Chianti with a more relaxed and easy-going Wine Country experience.
From your hotel in Florence our van will pick you up and take you to one of the most spectacular and renowned areas of the Tuscan countryside where your bike tour will begin.
You'll cycle at your own pace (in a small group!) on peaceful country lanes, through an endless panorama of vineyards, olive groves and centuries-old stone farmhouses. Yes, there are a few hills (this is Tuscany after all!) but rest stops are frequent as you are guided to three top-ranking wineries for tastings, one of which will include a cellar tour.
Feel free to make purchases along the way. This ride is fully van supported so we are happy to carry your "souvenirs."
You'll also enjoy a truly delectable light lunch featuring local products and wine pairings at one of the best wineries in the area. The view from your table is breathtaking.
At tour's end you will be delivered back to your hotel by your guide after an unforgettable day of biking, tasting, eating and touring.
Intermediate skill level: Suitable for those comfortable biking a terrain of rolling hills.
Highlights: Chianti Classico wine tastings, quiet country roads, vineyards, olive groves and visits to two beautiful medieval villages.
PRICE: 155 euros per person
- Duration: Full day
- Distance traveled: 10 miles
- Area: Chianti Classico wine region of Tuscany
- Nearest city: Florence
- Tour type: Road touring
- Bike type: Hybrid
- Skill level: Intermediate
- Season: Year round
- Number of participants: 2-7
- Minimum age: 16
- Fully guided: yes
- Support vehicles: yes
- Transportation to start site: yes
You'll be picked up at your hotel (or nearby) in Florence and transferred by van to the tiny but charming village of Fonterutoli in the heart of the gorgeous Chianti Classico wine region of Tuscany. From here we set out on our bikes to discover some of the best wineries of the area (and the most amazing scenery along the way). Also stop for a stroll on the cobbled streets of Castellina in Chianti, one of our all-time favorite medieval towns. In the afternoon, after lunch and a final tasting, you will be taken by van back to your hotel in Florence.
- Fully guided small group tour (private tours also available)
- Pick up/drop off at your hotel (or nearby) in Florence
- Van transfers to/from the tour starting point in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany
- High quality 27-speed hybrid bikes
- Helmets and water bottles
- English speaking tour leader
- Wine tastings at three top-flight wineries; olive oil tastings
- One guided winery tour
- Light lunch at winery
If you stay outside Florence we will be happy to pick you up/drop you off directly at your location. Please send us an email for further details and personalized arrangements.