Chianti Hills, Tuscany Bike tours

Our most recommended Chianti Hills Bike tours

Tuscany: E-Bike Tour from Florence with Lunch

1. Tuscany: E-Bike Tour from Florence with Lunch

Enjoy a change of pace and scenery and see the real Tuscany by bike. Feel a cool breeze through your hair, breathe in the fresh air, and relax as you cycle around peaceful country rounds. This guided and fully supported bike ride in the Tuscan countryside begins by transporting you out of the busy city center. In just 15 minutes you will be at the doors of the Chianti countryside. Riding 24-speed bicycles, you will be led along shaded roadways framed by ancient olive groves and vineyards. Tuscan hilltops and hillside villa estates are all part of the breathtaking panoramic views you will see as you ride your bike through the heart of Tuscany. Lunch is a typical Tuscan meal at a fascinating location in the Chianti region, where you will also tour the vineyards and visit the wine cellar. You will learn the techniques of production, ageing, storing and bottling the wines and olive oil (tasting is encouraged). After lunch it's back on the bike for the ride home. Several stops are included for photo opportunities along the way, and possibly a stop for gelato ice cream, time permitting. A shuttle will get you back to the center of Florence no later than 5:00 PM.

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

2. 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. 

From Florence: Tuscany Bike Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

3. From Florence: Tuscany Bike Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

As promised with these tours... no churches, no museums and no annoying crowds. With the departure right from the local tour operator office in Florence, this "green" tour, meaning no shuttle vans, no support vehicles and no carbon footprint - just you, your bike and your bilingual guide. A winery visit will also be included, where you will sample both olive oil and wine. Tuscan multi-course lunch is a highlight at a local traditional family run trattoria. Your guide will be there to show you the way, point out the sights and fix any flats or malfunctions. The tour includes a scenic ride up to the picturesque town of Fiesole, located to the northeast of Florence. Once you arrive in Fiesole, you get to see one of the best views of Florence. The ride then continues further into the hills, where you will eat at one of the favorite restaurants in the area, which is claimed by many of the guests to be one of the best meals of their trip. On the return trip back to Florence, you will stop at a local family run Chianti vineyard to see where their wine is made and stored, and have a look at their personal stash of olive oil. Tasting of both is encouraged. Purchase and shipping of both wine and oil is available from the vineyard. The return ride to Florence is mostly downhill getting you back to the shop no later than 17:00.

From Siena: Chianti Electric Bike Tour

4. From Siena: Chianti Electric Bike Tour

There is no better way than biking to discover the beauty and richness of this part of Italy, enjoying a wonderful blend of cycling, art, food, and wine. The tour takes place in Tuscany, more specifically, the magnificent landscapes surrounding Siena. They are, in fact, the most beautiful areas and also the most suitable for a cycling trip through Tuscany. Discover more about Tuscan life with its natural balance of art, culture, and nature from the seat of your electric bike. Tuscany is paradise for a cycling tourist with its 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 sunflower fields and vineyards, and punctuated by ancient castles and medieval hamlets. Many panoramic views allow you to see all the way to San Gamignano, overlooking forests of beautiful Italian oak and corbezzoli. The tour is crowned with a visit to splendid medieval Monteriggioni.

Touring bike rental to discover Tuscany

5. Touring bike rental to discover Tuscany

Escape the crowds of sightseeing in the busy city center of Florence by renting a touring bike for the day and getting out into the Tuscan countryside. Breathe in some fresh air and regenerate as you explore the rolling hills of this fabulous region during this self-guided cycling tour. First, pick up your bike in the city center of Florence and get kitted out with a helmet, lock, lights, spare tube and pump, odometer, and app. Then set off on your ride into the romantic outskirts of Florence. Discover hidden panoramic views amidst unique natural scenery following the advice of the local guides. Plan a whole day riding in a wonderful region using a wonderful Italian-made touring bike, equipped with everything you need for the day's adventure. Finally, return your bike back to the shop in Florence where your tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Chianti Hills

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Magnifique journée en vélo électrique dans la région du Chianti. Des souvenirs innobliables: paysages à couper le souffle et repas avec dégustation de vin commentée dans un vignoble. Nous étions deux couples avec le guide alors pouvions allez à notre rythme. Une suggestion pour une prochaine fois: que les batteries des vélos soient rechargées durant le repas car la mienne était épuisée à la fin du parcours.

The tour was a lot of fun. It started in Badesse in a very well organized way. Tuscany is no problem with an e-bike. Our guide took us through several towns and the wine tasting was great. A beautiful, family-run winery. The other participants were also very nice and it was an all-round successful day.

Our guide Leo was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and helpful! The lunch was the best I have had in Italy so far! I highly recommend and would do again! The bikes were good.

Guide Matilda very friendly and pleasant, took us to beautiful places, all amazing! Unforgettable tour.

Fun time. Too much time spent in the wineries we visited.