E-bike adventures in the Tuscan countryside

E-bike adventures in the Tuscan countryside

Destination Florence takes us through the guided e-bike tours that bring you to explore charming villages and breathtaking landscapes.

Tue 04 Jun 2024 9:41 AM

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany, where history, art, and gastronomy intertwine to create a truly memorable experience. Destination Florence delves into the treasures of Florence and its surroundings, exploring its rich heritage and magnificent nature. Hop on an e-bike and venture into the charming villages that dot the Tuscan countryside, immersing yourself in breathtaking views and local culture. And let’s not forget about indulging in the tantalizing delights of Tuscany’s cuisine and wine! Get ready for an adventure that will ignite your curiosity and leave you craving for more.

Carefree cruising around Chianti Rufina

Feel the thrill as you effortlessly pedal through rolling hills and lush vineyards as an expert guide takes you around Chianti Rufina, discovering its hidden gems. MTB bikes make for smooth-sailing, and there’s nothing like the feeling of flying along the road as typically Tuscan elements come together, with Chianti vineyards, olive groves, mills, farmhouses and castles dotting the landscape. There will be (inevitably many!) pit stops at the most picturesque points, and, of course, no tour in the Tuscan countryside would be complete without a tasting of typical local products, giving you energy for the ride home.

Indulge in gastronomic delights

The Chianti Colli Fiorentini area is a mesmerizing mix of vineyards, olive groves and centuries-old villages, well worth exploring. One of the biggest bonuses of this e-bike tour is getting to taste pecorino cheese on a local farm, having explored the medieval village nearby that boasts a water mill and ruins of a Roman bridge. There’s even a waterfall if you feel like a quick dip! Expect idyllic cypress-lined avenues and picture perfect views, as you soak up your surroundings and savour the scents, sights, and sounds of nature.

Discovering the treasures of Fiesole

Summer heat makes long hikes in the Tuscan hills only for the brave (and hydrated!), thankfully, an e-bike appeals to the masses as you can zoom through the idyllic landscape with barely a motion, enjoying the fantastic views and local dishes that can be savoured along the way. Take a trip through Fiesole, a short distance from Florence, where Leonardo da Vinci lived and dreamed about human flight, and where Dante fell in love with Beatrice. Be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Florence, and you will even reach a monastery at an altitude of 2600ft, or Michelangelo‘s childhood home, depending on the season. Pedal along the ancient via Flaminia Minor, an Etruscan road that has crossed the Apennine mountains since at least 200 BC, while fresh bread and seasonal vegetables from a local farm give some sustenance, with a bigger spread awaiting you at Giorgio’s farm, enjoying extra virgin olive oil, and great wine!

The Destination Florence website provides information on these tours and many more, giving you the opportunity to #EnjoyRespectFirenze with sustainable trips that reveal the very best of Tuscany while simultaneously respecting it.

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