Enoy a leisurely active day of biking and swimming in gorgeous Tuscan surroundings.
Highlights of the Tuscany Bike Tour & Villa Swim tour include:
- Be immersed in the classic Chianti countryside, taking in stunning vistas of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, villas and castles
- Ride to the most beautiful church in Tuscany
- Enjoy a traditional lunch served poolside at a beautiful Renaissance villa
- Be guided through the estate wine cellar and have a wine tasting of fine boutique wines
- Stroll through the historic Italianate garden, olive groves and vineyard of a grand Renaissance Villa
- Taste superb extra-virgin olive oil and see how olive oil was made in the past with the ancient olive press
- Be left to utilise the estate swimming pool, taking in fantastic views of Florence as you are a traditional Tuscan lunch
The finer details of the Original Tuscany Bike Tour & Villa Swim:
Prices: Adults - 99 euro; Students (13-17 yrs) - 94 euro; Children 12 and under - N/A.
Includes: great bike tour guide, quality hybrid bikes, helmets, traditional Tuscan lunch, Tuscany cellar visit wine tasting, olive oil tasting, villa estate visit, vineyard and olive grove visit, bottle of water, towel, use of estate pool and change room facilities.
Excluded from the tour price: optional gratuities.
Tour meeting time and dates: 8.45am each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 17 April - 30 September. (through to October, we also have our Tuscany Bike Tour available.)
Tuscany Bike Tour & Villa Swim Meeting Point: Our office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 - Florence. See map for details.
Tour length: around 7-7.5 hours, with 14 kilometres/8.6 miles of riding.
Minimum participants: 4 persons
Maximum participants: 16 persons
Weather: This tour does not run in heavy rain. Please contact us for an alternative activity.
Technical details of the bike tour:
Fitness level: This is a great tour for bikers who are looking to get exercise while enjoying the beautiful Tuscan countryside! This is not a tour designed for experts, however you must feel comfortable riding a bike. Because the guide keeps to the pace of the slowest in the group we have classed this ride as easy to medium at your own pace.
Terrain and conditions: Paved roads, rolling hills with one 2 kilometre uphill climb with rest stops. Your friendly bike tour guide is on hand to fix any flat tires!
Bikes: 21 speed bespoke hybrid mountain bikes designed specifically for riding conditions around Florence.
Please note: You need to be comfortable with riding a bike both in the historical center of Florence and on rolling country hills to do this tour. There are approximately 25 minutes of in-city bike riding (on bike paths) before heading across the River Arno into the hills. Due to the nature of the ride and the size of the bicycles, children under 12 cannot participate in this tour. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements.
The run-down of the Tuscany Bike Tour & Villa Swim:
Your fabulous bi-lingual guide will accompany you on the ride to the fabulous renaissance Tuscan Villa that has been celebrated by artists and writers throughout the centuries. There, wander through an exquisite example of an Italian garden with sculptures inspired by commedia del arte. Learn about life on the land from ages past as you stroll through a beautiful and historic private royal hunting estate. In the estate's olive groves and vineyards, learn about the vintage and olive harvesting. Savour a delicious traditional Tuscan lunch at the Tuscan villa as you take in fantastic views of Tuscany and soak up the atmosphere. Savour a wine tasting of fabulous new designer wines after visiting the thousand-year-old cellar. Taste the estate's delicious virgin olive oil chosen to represent Tuscany internationally. Your bike tour guide then leaves you at the Tuscan Villa estate to laze away the afternoon as you enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with a glass of the estate wine. You then have time to swim or relax by the estate pool, and perhaps take a stroll in the beautiful Italian gardens, olive groves and vineyards at this classic Tuscan Villa. Bring your swimsuit, sun-cream and sunglasses! After a blissful couple of hours, your fantastic Tuscany guide will return to collect you for the wonderful ride home. Experience the awe-inspiring grandeur of Tuscany's most beautiful church - Michelangelo's favourite. Explore an ancient sacred place of sun worship. Ride through picturesque Tuscan villages replete with cobble stoned streets, and quintessential stone walled paths bursting with poppies and herbs. See the best views of Florence possible from a fantastic vantage point. What more could you want in a perfect day out in Tuscany?
What's included in the Tuscany Bike Tour & Villa Swim:
Tuscan lunch with wine at an historic Tuscan Villa
Tuscan vineyard and olive grove visit
Stunning views of classic Tuscany of olive groves, cypress pines, rolling hills, villas, castles.
A ride through a tiny picturesque Tuscan village
High-quality bikes, fitted to your size, plus helmet and all equipment required for your tour
A great tour guide for moral support up hills!
Tuscan wine tasting in a historic cellar
Olive oil tasting
Tuscany villa visit
A bottle of water
Access to the estate pool
Towel and changing facilties
And most importantly: We are a fully licensed and bonded tour operator
For Your Peace of Mind:
We strongly recommend when choosing a bike tour company that you check the company is a fully licensed tour operator as required in Italy. Not being fully licensed means under local laws you travel at your own risk as it is impossible to have adequate or appropriate liability insurance for carrying tourists by van to any destination or for operating tours by bike if not licensed.
Our company, The Original and Best Tours is a fully licensed and bonded travel agency reg Lic 516411 and is a member of ASTA the American Society of Travel Agents.
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Meeting point Today's date: 18 October 2017
The next possible tour date is:
17 April 2018.
Online bookings must be completed at least 1 days in advance.
For last minute requests, please call us on +39 055 2645033 or skype artvivatours