Where to rent bikes in Florence

Where to rent bikes in Florence

Plus bike tours starting in Florence.

Tue 28 May 2024 11:09 AM

Bike rental services in Florence can help anyone to get back in the saddle, no matter how long it may have been, and turn the Tour de France into the Tour de Florence for every type of cyclist.

Bike tours starting in Florence

A day out in the Tuscan hills with Tuscany Cycle

Bike tours of the Tuscan countryside are an ideal way to ease into the sport with panoramic views and routes through nature, all from the comfort of an electric bicycle. Tuscany Cycle and E-Dway are city centre services that offer daily tours directly from Florence, either with a tour guide or independently. Depending on the package, the bike rides can be interspersed with food and wine tastings to fill the day with the best Tuscany has to offer.

Renting bikes in Florence

Trek Bikes at Manifattura Tabacchi

For those looking for a little more focus on the sport, a range of bicycle models are available to rent on a daily, weekly and long-term basis. Florence By Bike is the city’s largest outlet, which, in addition to the shop and repair workshop, rents out bikes of numerous styles, from city bikes to mountain bikes, as well as kids’ models. Along with Cicli Sergio Bianchi, they also offer a “Buy Back Scheme” for those looking to keep the bicycles long term. This involves paying a deposit upfront and getting a certain amount back depending on the duration of use, also leaving the option to keep the bike for good. It offers a quality-assured choice, as all of the bikes begin in perfect condition, and gives users the freedom to keep their bikes indefinitely, without the full initial commitment of buying one. Trek and Tuscany Cycle are among the other options in Florence for short-term bike rentals, helmets and different styles of pedals included, with the latter even making bikes available by the hour.

Outside of Florence, Bicipedia in Sieci (you can catch a train there) is a bike lovers’ emporium, with all manner of specialized services, including maintenance, repairs and bespoke bike fittings. Expert mechanics are on hand with professional advice for every type of cyclist, and themselves run bike tours and events.

Bike sharing services in Florence

Milan, Italy – 29 March 2022: Row of Ridemovi rental bikes at a bike station in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

For more casual use, bike-sharing services in Florence are hard to miss in the city centre. RideMovi bikes and e-bikes are dotted all over the city and can be used by anyone to get around on two wheels on a pay-as-you-go basis. Maybe not best adapted for countryside trails, the bikes serve city dwellers with a need to get from place to place quickly, making a cyclist out of anyone that can use the simple app.

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