You have not experienced Florence until you have seen her beauty from above; this bike tour will take you up into the green hills that surround the city, to give you a glimpse of its famous skyline. We will also explore some well known (and less well known) neighbourhoods and green spaces, discover the best shops to pick up a souvenir and we’ll end with a well deserved Aperitivo and food tasting at our favourite local wine bar.


  • Soak up the best views of the iconic skyline of Florence from a romantic terrace in the hills.
  • Get off the beaten path and explore more of the city on two wheels.
  • Visit the artisan district and meet shop owners and artists keeping old craft traditions alive.
  • See the Pitti Palace and visit San Miniato Al Monte, the oldest church in Florence.
  • Cross the Arno River to discover the neighbourhoods of Oltrarno, where the locals like to relax and have fun.
  • Taste local wines paired with savoury treats as you experience a traditional, Italian afternoon Aperitivo.

Quick tour view (3.0 hours)

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    Meeting Point

    Piazza del Grano under the loggia

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    Main itinerary spots

    Ride along the Arno riverside up to Michelangelo Square and nearby, then go down to Santo Spirito district and Pitti Palace

  • 3

    Culinary journey

    Local Aperitivo with delicious finger food and a glass of wine

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    Ending Point

    Piazza del Grano under the loggia

Scheduled details

  • Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Meeting point: Piazza del Grano under the loggia
  • Starting time: 2.30 PM
  • Ending point: Piazza del Grano under the loggia
  • How many: Max number: 12 people / min 1 person
  • How much: 80 € Adult – 40 € child
  • When: From Mon to Fri 01/03 to 10/12

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bike and helmet rental, selection of local finger food plus a glass of wine or beer.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for the guide. Option: Ask for Electric Bike extra price of 20,00 euro.

Full description

Your bike adventure starts in the heart of the historic centre. We’ll ride along the pretty avenues, known as Lungarni (literally meaning “along the Arno”) towards the River Arno and breathtaking views that are typical of this magical city.

We will then begin the easy ascent towards one of the most iconic panoramas in the world, passing an enchanting Rose Garden as we go, a peaceful green space overlooking the city that offers fantastic photo opportunities.

We will then arrive at Piazzale Michelangelo, otherwise known as the most romantic terrace in the city, which offers unparalleled views over the city skyline.

Greenery and spectacular views abound as we continue our ride, stopping to admire San Miniato Al Monte, the oldest church in Florence.

As we head back into the city, we will visit the buzzing Oltrarno neighbourhood (which literally means “the other side of the Arno river”), and the nightlife hotspots of Santo Spirito and San Frediano, where the locals prefer to go for an aperitif at sunset.

Get the lowdown on the artisan side of the city as we admire craft shops before heading to the majestic Pitti Palace, via secret corners of the city that hide fascinating and sometimes murderous stories.

We will end our tour with joy by inviting you to participate in the all-Italian tradition of the Aperitivo in your guide’s favourite local bar. Here you will taste some Florentine specialties and wine as we toast to an afternoon well spent.

Additional information

Dress standard: Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes and bring a waterproof jacket in case of rain, we can consider to do an alternative itinerary by foot.

Accessibility: Normally not

Physical rating: Medium

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 8 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. For children under the age of 8 please contact us to find the best solution.

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