Cycling tours Italy has to offer are one of the most popular ways to venture off the usual tourist track. Our 2.5-hour Electric Bike Tour in Florence takes you on an effortless ride through the city streets as well as surrounding countryside.
Our expert guide will take you on an adventure filled with antique villas, monasteries, churches as well as rolling hills adorned with olive groves and vineyards. These are the places where Florence’s most celebrated artists and scientists worked on their masterpieces. For instance, you will see where Michelangelo worked on the fortifications of San Miniato or where Leonardo da Vinci painted the Annunciation that hangs in the Uffizi Gallery. Equally important are the Villa dell’Ombrellino and Villa Il Gioiello which were a home to the first modern scientist, Galileo Galilei. The cherry on top of the tour is the visit to Piazzale Michelangelo with the best views of the city.
Florence historic city center is overflowing with attractions. There are so many places to see in Florence; it’s hard to get away. However, too much of history, museums, tours, and classic art may tire you out. Simple cycling tours in Italy makes seem so attractive, are ideal opportunities to get a bit of fresh air as well as gain a new perspective. It’s a break that doesn’t require you to stop exploring.
Booking our Florence Electric Bike Tour will allow you to savor the beauty of Florentine countryside while learning more about its history. The best part? The electric bike with the smart pedal-assist electric drive system will let you do all that without breaking a sweat. No huffing and puffing, just the alluring shade of cypress trees, clean air, and quaint ambiance of the past.
Cycling in Italy is one of the most common modes of transport for locals. Hence, beside the sightseeing, you will be able to see Florence from a local’s perspective. Plus, our experienced guide is always happy to satisfy your curiosity and even offer useful tips.
History Sneak Peek
Cycling around Florence helps you get a more holistic view of the city and takes you to places that are usually too far to reach by foot. However, Florence wasn’t always that big and impressive.
It started as a small settlement which Julius Caesar created in 59 BC as a haven for military veterans. However, he did name it Florentia meaning “flourishing.” Perhaps he knew what was to come? Or was it all just a coincidence?
Florence was conveniently located on both a fertile, farmable land and a major travel route between Rome and north Italy. As a result, it grew into a bustling commercial, and trade center. In the 10th century, Florence was on an unquestionable upward trajectory towards prosperity.
In addition to all that the city also became an important banking hub. The reach and power of Florentine banks spread all over Europe. The cunning puppet master behind it all was the rich and powerful Medici Family.
It’s the wealth that attracted innovation. Consequently, the innovation attracted the artists and scientists whose homes you will visit when cycling with us around Florence.
The cycling tours Italy has in store for you are not to be missed. So, don't hesitate any longer and book our Electric Bike Tour of Florence today! A trip to the countryside will be a welcomed addition to your Tuscan holidays.