Florence and a Taste of Tuscany Half Day
Ride through Florence out into the Tuscan Hills with a visit to a Renaissance villa winery for olive oil and wine tasting.Our meeting point is located at the doorway to the Chianti countryside thus avoiding a ride through the throngs of tourists in the center of Florence. The ride starts out with a 2 km uphill ride, but frequent stops will be made to enjoy the views on the way up to the top of the hill. Once we arrive at the top, we will be riding our bikes through the neighborhood of the local Florentine nobility and their Villas making our way to a famous Renaissance villa tucked away in the hills behind Florence.
We will stop and tour the villa before ducking into the ancient wine cellar to do our wine and olive oil tasting accompanied by a light Tuscan snack of local products. All products are produced on premises, and being such a small family production, they are only sold locally. Both the wine and olive oil are available for purchase and shipping. Our return leg back to Florence will take us by the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the best views of Florence where we will stop for pictures. We continue downhill from there and back into Florence, coming into the San Niccolo' area, and a ride to our favorite gelateria to top off the perfect half day outing!
*I Bike Italy, inc reserves the right to substitute any part or all of the tour with an activity of equal of greater value.