A peaceful bike ride from Chianti through Certaldo to the Etruscan town of San Gimignano. If you are not an avid cyclist and you just want to enjoy the countryside without sweating and getting too tired, this bike tour is a perfect fit for you. You will ride mostly downhill enjoying beautiful views of the Chianti wine region, allowing plenty of time for breathtaking photo stops. At the end of the ride you’ll enjoy the view of Certaldo followed by a visit of San Gimignano (UNESCO world heritage site). You’ll have 1.5 hours to experience the fantastic hilltop town and to try the world-renowned gelato, wild boar prosciutto/salame, delicious pecorino cheese, saffron and many more delicacies. At the end of the tour a wine tasting will complete the best day of your vacation in Tuscany.
Terrain: Paved roads
Distance: 13km (8miles)
Total Elevation: 100m (330ft)
Duration: 8 hours
Skill level: Beginner (suitable for occasional or casual cyclists)
Number of participants: 2-7
Support vehicles: yes
Depart from Florence at 9am (meeting time is 8:30am at our office).
Transfer to the starting point in the countryside.
Time to gear up for the tour: bike orientation and safety briefing.
Van transfer to the beginning of the ride.
Ride begins downhill on spectacular roads surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Frequent stops for pictures and to take in the scenery.
The tour continues by van to San Gimignano where you’ll have 1.5 hours for lunch (not included in the price) and to explore.
Transfer back to for a wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting.
Return to Florence for a 5pm drop off.
Fully guided semi-private tour.
Van transfers to/from the tour starting point in the Chianti region.
High quality 27-speed hybrid bikes.
Helmets and water bottles.
English speaking tour guides.
Chianti wine and olive oil tasting.
We care about the environment, therefore we recommend bringing your own water bottle in order to reduce the amount of plastic. If you don’t have one, we will provide a Tuscany Bike Tour water bottle.