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From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

1. From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

Meet at the centrally located garage for your introduction to one of the perfectly restored Vintage Vespas. Your tour leader will fit you with a helmet and give some basic instructions and safety information before setting off for this exhilarating ride through the countryside. Leave Florence in a small swarm of Vespas and head for the freedom of the hills, following the tour leader along the riverside and a tree-lined avenue to a famous viewpoint. After posing for photos with your Vespa and the amazing skyline of Florence, enjoy a bit of culture with a quick visit inside one of Florence's oldest churches. Feeling more confident now with your Vespa, it's time for some more challenging roads as you leave the crowds and traffic behind and take to the narrow lanes between castles and villas, through ancient olive groves and vineyards. There are plenty of stops for photos and if two people are sharing a Vespa, there's plenty of chance to take turns. When it's time for a break, enjoy a magnificent view from a private terrace and sample some of Tuscany's best prosciutto and cheese with a glass of Chianti. Then be prepared to turn some heads as you ride expertly back into the city as you and your Vintage Vespa become one of the tourist sights of Florence.

Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

2. Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

Bike through the country of Lucca and experience the finest views paired with a visit to a vineyard. Discover the historic center and old town and admire the many symbolic landmarks. The e-bike tour begins with an introduction to the city by your friendly guide and a visit to the walls of Lucca, over 4 km of cycle path all around the historic center. From this elevated position above the city, you will have a view of the symbolic monuments of Lucca and you will have time to become familiar with the e-bike. Afterward, go outside the walls, entering the surrounding countryside, among charming villages and family farms. The e-bike will allow you to face a few short climbs effortlessly and your expert guide will help you understand the complexity of the "vineyard" ecosystem and its low environmental impact on agriculture. The visit will continue in the cellar and in the vineyards with the wine tasting combined with typical local products such as bruschetta, meats, cheeses, and olive oil.

Florence: E-Bike Tour w/ Michelangelo Square

3. Florence: E-Bike Tour w/ Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

4. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence’s rustic charm by bike. Follow paths too far to reach on foot and too narrow to reach by bus. See iconic monuments and find hidden gems with a professional history guide. Start your tour at the agency. Your experienced guide will lead you through the beautiful streets of the old town and the Oltrarno. See Florence’s famous landmarks, such as the Artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the Medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pause throughout the tour to learn some history and fun facts about the city. You will learn where to find the best gelato, bistecca alla Fiorentina, and truffles. Your guide will also show you lesser-known spots, often unseen by tourists.

Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

5. Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

Avoid the restrictive itineraries of organized sightseeing tours and explore the historical center of Lucca independently. Rent a bike for the day and discover the main monuments without the stress of planning. Pedal at your own pace as you explore the city walls and see landmark attractions such as the Basilica of San Frediano. Continue to Piazza dell'Anfiteatro to look at the basilica church of San Michele in Foro. Cycle to Piazza Napoleone and Piazza del Giglio, where highlights include the historic Teatro del Giglio. End with a visit to the monumental Duomo di San Martino. 

From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

6. From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

Follow the Serchio River and cycle along scenic country roads on the way to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa on this family-friendly self-guided tour. This easy/intermediate journey starts in Lucca and follows secondary country roads all around the Monti Pisani. Cycle down 33 kilometers of dirt and asphalt roads with the extra help of a hybrid or e-bike. Bikes are fitted with a phone holder, making it easy to follow the GPS directions on the application. The journey to Pisa takes between 2 to 4 hours. After approximately 20 kilometers, stop at San Giuliano Terme for a refreshing drink in the charming central square in front of the Spa. The itinerary ends in Piazza dei Miracoli, in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Return to Lucca on a direct route by bike or on a 25-minute train ride. The bikes fit easily into the train's storage wagons and train tickets can be purchased in advance from the local partner.

From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

7. From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

The meeting point inside the historical city walls of Florence is in the authentic and quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno. From here, ride outside Florence through a prestigious residential area to reach the pristine Tuscany rolling hills.  The bike tour starts with a 2 km uphill ride, frequent stops will be made to enjoy the views on the way up to the top of the hill. Once you arrive at the top, you will be riding your bikes through the neighborhood of the local Florentine nobility and their villas, making your way to a famous Renaissance villa tucked away in the hills beyond Florence.   Stop and tour the villa before ducking into the ancient wine cellar to do your wine and olive oil tasting accompanied by a light Tuscan snack of local products. All products are produced on the premise and being such a small family production, they are only sold locally. Both the wine and olive oil are available for purchase and shipping. Your return leg back to Florence will take you by the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the best views of Florence where you will stop for pictures. Continue downhill from there and back into Florence, finishing in the San Niccolo area.

Florence: Medici-Themed Bike Tour

8. Florence: Medici-Themed Bike Tour

Discover the most famous dynasty in Florence with this Medici-themed guided bike tour. Glide through the historical center of Florence. Select a group or private option. Choose to ride with a regular bike or do less peddling with an e-bike. Uncover what still remains of the most remarkable members of the Medici family like Cosimo the Elder, Lorenzo the Magnificent, and Cosimo I. Admire river-front views on the Arno river. Stop by Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, which has a secret passage connecting the Palazzo Vecchio (government palace) to Palazzo Pitti (a Medici residence). Dive into the magical atmosphere of Oltrarno. Pass by the most authentic neighborhoods in Florence like Santa Rosa and Santo Spirito. Find traditional food and local artisan shops which still create ancient crafts.

From San Gimignano: Chianti by E-Bike with Wine Tasting

9. From San Gimignano: Chianti by E-Bike with Wine Tasting

There is no better way than by bicycle to discover the beauty and richness of this part of Italy, sharing in the passion for cycling, art, food and wine. The tour takes place in Tuscany, more specifically, in the magnificent landscapes surrounding Siena. There are, in fact, the most beautiful areas and also the most suitable for a cycling trip through Tuscany. From the seat of your electric bike, you will discover how Tuscany life flow slowly yet incessantly, creating a natural equilibrium among art, culture, and nature. Tuscany is paradise for a cycling tourist, who will be greeted by gently rolling hills embellished with winding dirt roads, curving pathways, vineyards, and shaded country roads. All of these splendors are framed by a surprisingly varied landscape where you will be able to discover abbeys, rural churches and castles. The landscape is characterized by the deep red earth, and alternates between fields of sunflowers and vineyards, and is punctuated by ancient castles and medieval hamlets. Many panoramic views allow you to see all the way to San Gimignano, overlooking forests of beautiful Italian oak and corbezzoli. The tour is crowned with a visit to the splendid medieval for tress of Monteriggioni. 

Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

10. Florence: 2.5-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence by bike and see more of the city in less time. This bike tour follows unbeaten paths too far to reach by foot and too narrow for busses. In 2.5 hours, encounter Florence's most important historical and artistic places. Meet your guide at the agency, wear your helmet, and get on your bike to start touring Florence. Your guide will lead you to reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments in the historical center of Florence. On this tour visit major points of interest in the historical center including Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Cappelle Medicee, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, Santo Spirito, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Casa di Dante, and Piazza del Duomo. Also explore the city's different districts of San Lorenzo and Oltarano. Throughout the tour, you will stop at several locations to learn about the city's history and some fun facts. You'll also be shown the best places to find gelato, bistecca alla fiorentina, and truffles. The highlight of this bike tour is a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo to experience stunning views of Florence.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 477 reviews

Best experience! Had such a lovely time riding around the city walls of Lucca and the country roads to the vineyard. The E-bikes definitely made the ride easier and did the hard work for you especially when going up some of the more steep roads (which weren’t many) once at the vineyard It was so nice to be able to sit between the vines and getting to taste the wine, they prepared everything so nicely for us which made us feel welcomed and our guide was so friendly and informative it was just such a nice atmosphere We felt like we were having lunch with good friends We had the best time and would love to do it again!

Jacob (our English translation of his name) was our tour guide and he could not have been better! He was so patient with us as we tried to get used to riding e-bikes and was willing to alter the tour route for us as we were not very comfortable riding the bikes on the steep hills. We would do any tours with him as not only was he very kind and accommodating, he was extremely knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the Florence and Oltarno areas. Gabrielle at the bike shop was also wonderful taking his time to let us try several bikes til we found the most comfortable. Highly recommend this tour!

Christian was a fantastic guide and teacher. We were both beginners with the vespa, and he kept us safe and gave great instructions. He was a knowledgeable guide for the area, and a true Tuscan local. His love for the area and for his job was obvious and made a beautiful tour very fascinating. The vintage Vespas are fun and charming. The fleet of vintage Fiats was also fun to watch. We would highly recommend walkabout tours and Christian to our family and friends, you too will be in good hands with their team! Thanks Christian and Team! Jon and Susan.

I had no Vespa experience and learned it very quickly there. I thought it was great that if you didn't feel so safe with a Vespa, you got the alternative of being able to drive an old Fiat.

One of the best tours we’ve ever been on. It was an amazing way to see Lucca.