E-Bikes Florence's Fiesole Loop
Countryside ebike ride with optional village lunch,
vineyard wine tastings and swimming pool experience
Supported-Self Guided E-Bike Tour - €60
Vineyard visit is free entry - optional wine/olive oil
Wine by the bottle (€10-20) / by glass glass (€5)
Tagliare of meats, cheese and bread - €10
Swimming Pool (Limited Availability) - €17
7 days a week - from E-Bikes Florence Shop
Briefing Starts at 10am
About your hosts
E-Bikes Florence has teamed up with the very lovely Galardi family from Poggiopiano Farm. You'll meet Mauro, Elisabetta and Martina, growers and producers of some of the finest Organic Chianti wine and EV Olive Oil in the region. They'll welcome you into their vineyard and olive grove estate to sample their produce, soak up the atmosphere and cool off in their wonderful outdoor pool. You can also visit their shop to buy wine and olive oil to take home in the bike panniers.
What you'll do
At Poggiopiano Estate you have the option to stop for a glass of wine and take a look around the vineyard. Or you can take part in a wine and olive oil tasting tour; either a full tasting and educational tour or a mini tour which also allows you access to the swimming pool to cool off and relax in the sunshine with a glass of wine, stunning Tuscan countryside surrounding you.
Leaving from the shop in the centre of Florence you get out of town quickly on the cycle paths, where you will take the quiet back-roads and main road of the Mondiale cycle circuit up to visit the famous Etruscan town of Fiesole. There you can stop at the Piazza Mino da Fiesole for a coffee and take in the wonderful views of Florence from the monastery.
The route then descends, winding through quiet cypress tree forests and past the castle Castello Di Vincigliata, leading you into the sleepy village of Settignano where you can stop for lunch at the great little alimentary with classic, home cooked tasty Italian food or at the well loved and spectacular La Sosta del Rossellino restaurant.
From Settignano you will cycle through the olive groves and vineyards towards Compiobbi, stopping into Poggiopiano vineyard where you can either relax with a glass of wine and crackers or take part in a full tasting tour or mini wine tasting session which will then allow you access to the swimming pool.
After your visit to the vineyard you ride the cycle path along the River Arno back into Florence and all the way to the top of Piazzale Michelangelo to end your day with breathtaking views of the Duomo and Florence's iconic skyline!
The total distance you cover is approximately 30km, made easy by the e-bike. We meet at the shop at 10am and the route takes between 4 and 7 hours, depending how often you stop and what you to do from the itinerary. You have the bikes until around 18.00pm.
Who can attend
This route is great for everyone from grandchildren to grandparents, honeymooners, solo adventurers and groups of friends. As always riders should be 145cm tall or more to ride our ebikes but we have kid's seats for 1-7 year olds.