Florence by Bike

There is no better way to see Tuscany than through the close-up view from a bicycle. Here is where to ride along.

November 18, 2015

Explore Florence on 2 wheels

There is no better way to see Tuscany than through the close-up view from a bicycle. You can enjoy nature and wildlife as well as beautiful views of the countryside and surroundings. Because there is no public transportation system in Florence, exploring by bicycle is a must for anyone who wants to view the romantic city as a local. If you are an experienced cyclist or haven’t hopped on a two-wheeler in some time, it should be an easy adjustment to use a bicycle in Florence. The scenery will soon take you away from any nervousness and transport you to the world of Italy as it is intended to be seen. Tour guides will gladly rent you a bicycle and give you the ride of your life!

Some of the top places you will want to go include the Oltrarno and monuments of Florence, perfect and little-known city views, the artist’s district of Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, the old bridge Ponte Vercchio, Uffizi Square, Plaza della Signoria, Santa Croce, the Duomo, Plazza della Repubblica and of course the medieval district. Most bicycles have baskets for you to put belongings and new purchases, and tour guides will tell you what to wear and what to bring.

When you take a city bike tour there are stops along the way and your guide explains what you are seeing and the history behind the places which make the city famous. There are also excursions where you can go shopping, travel from one town to another, engage in wine tasting rides, picnics, and historical tours too. If you want to see where the renaissance started, and how Florentines really live, a tour by bicycle is the best way to do it. Fresh air, exercise, chance encounters with amiable locals, and places tour buses couldn’t maneuver will be yours for the experiencing.

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