Florence in a Half Day by Bike Tour
See the Best of Florence by Bike in a Small Group
With a local storytelling guide, strap on your helmet and hop on board for Florence's Best Bike Tour. Ride past the top sites of the city including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. Discover the cobblestone alleys and small piazzas across the historical center and across the river in Oltrarno. See the best of the Renaissance capital by bike before capping off the day with a delicious gelato.
- Best of Florence by Bike in a Small Group
- Meet Your Guide in Central Florence
- Bike Past the Florence's Iconic Duomo and Brunelleschi's Dome
- Explore the Renaissance Age Piazzas of Florence
- Traverse the Arno River and See the Ponte Vecchio
- Learn Amazing Stories and Discover Hidden Gems
- See the Great Statues and Fountains including the David's Original Site
- Cool Down with a Delicious Gelato
Are you looking to explore the "Cradle of the Renaissance" in a fun and unique way? Biking is an ideal way to see the city. Since the city was designed well before cars, the bikes allow your guide to lead you through the medieval streets, visiting areas that most tourists would never think to see. In a small group with a local guide, see the best of Florence on this 3 hour bike tour of the Tuscan capital. This half day tour includes:
Bike Rental and Helmets
English Speaking Guide
Maximum Group Size of 8
Bike Tour of Florence's Historical Center and Oltrarno neighborhoods
Meet Your Guide in Central Florence
Your day begins just off the Arno River in the heart of Florence. Meet your local storytelling guide, snap on your helmet, and hop on your bike for the best bike tour in Florence.
Best of Florence by Bike
Head through the alleys and cobblestone streets lined by Renaissance era buildings. See where Dante, Michelangelo and Da Vinci lived, worked, and created some of the world's most important art and literature.
Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santa Croce, and Florence's Great Squares
Head through Piazza della Signoria, home to the Uffizi Gallery and Florence's City Hall, Palazzo Vecchio. Though not as tall as the Dome nearby, the great bell tower of Palazzo Vecchio is a symbol of Florence and the Medici. In the square you will see great statues by Donatello, Giambologna, and a copy of Michelangelo's famous David.
Later, In Piazza Santa Croce, take in the hustle and bustle of Florence. The perfect place to people-watch while drinking a cappuccino, it is also ideal to take in by bike. See the statue dedicated to the father of the Italian language Dante who is buried at the Basilica located in the square.
Brunelleschi's Dome and the Duomo
Ride past the towering dome that makes Florence's skyline recognizable worldwide. See Filippo Brunelleschi's massive cupola that is still the largest masonry dome ever built. Learn about the impressive feat of architecture as you pedal through Piazza del Duomo. Beyond the dome, take in the intricate stone work of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry at the center of Florence's most visited square.
Palazzo Pitti and the Oltrarno Neighborhood
Away from the crowds in the historical center, enjoy the tranquility of the Oltrarno neighborhood. Located directly across the Arno river, it is home to the grand Pitti Palace. From this side of the river, you will observe the best views of the city. Take photos of the Florentine skyline worthy of a frame.
The day concludes with a delicious gelato. Lastly, visit one of the city's best gelaterias where you will be able to choose your perfect combination of flavors.
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This was just what we wanted an overview of the main sites. The bikes allowed us to cover a lot of area with lots of information in a short time. The route was excellent, mostly on bike paths and then in the crowded areas we did walk the bikes. Our guide Irene was excellent, very knowledgeable and personable!
Great way to see the city!
Greta was fantastic! She knew all the modern and ancient history and we saw all the best sites! Biking is an amazing way to see a lot in a short amount of time and it’s great when you are with some as knowledgeable as Greta!
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