Downhill to Florence

Heading downhill to Florence
through towns of Roman origin on a scenic, fun & easy biking adventure with gelato as a final treat!

Downhill to Florence is a Family Favorite Tuscany bike tour!

Are you searching for a fun family oriented outdoor activity while traveling with kids & teenagers (min. 12 yrs) as one day “city escape” from the art museums, historical monuments & busy tourist life?
If you wish to discover hidden off-the-beaten corners of the stunning countryside and are eager to explore Tuscany by biking this is the perfect biking adventure for you. Visit the fabulous stone ruins which date back to the Etruscan-Roman origins of both Fiesole & Florence and enjoy the happy Ending = gelato at our favorite artisan producer in the living Florence.



  • Air-conditioned van transfer to the starting point from Florence or surrounding
  • Piero & Elena – Company Owners- leading your day.
  • Full guidance & van support
  • Leisurely panoramic biking portion among vineyards, hills & small towns
  • Breathtaking views from about 2660 feet onto the Mugello Valley & Florence
  • Visit one of the oldest, most important monastery of Italy
  • Time to visit Fiesole with its Roman amphitheater
  • Typical Tuscan recipes for lunch at a small local trattoria
  • Panoramic views from Fiesole overlooking the Florence skyline
  • Finish-up with Piero & Elena’s favorite homemade gelato stop
  • Estimated biking time: 1.5 to 2.5 hour
best thing to do in Florence


€ 140 per person


Small group shared tour, from 2 to 8 people.
(larger groups may be accommodated by request)

Single day Tuscany bike tour

Your day schedule
Pick up: 9.00 a.m.
Drop off: 3.30 p.m.

Biking Experience
Easy to moderate

Distance traveled by Cycling
13/17 miles

The package

  • Your pick-up and drop-off in Florence – designated meeting point
  • Piero-Elena leading your day.
  • Full guidance and van support.
  • High quality light-frame 27-speed fitness bicycle, helmet, water bottle.
  • Snacks&friut for the bike ride.
  • Your Tuscan lunch in Fiesole.
  • Best home made gelato.
  • Non cycling tour-mates are welcome to join the party! Please contact us to learn more.
  • Min.Age for cycling : 12 y.o.

We will be glad to pick you up even if you are staying outside Florence.
Please Contact Us for further details and personalized arrangements.

Itinerary & Tour Description

Our support van will pick you up in the morning and whisk you off to the one of a kind panoramic vista at Monte Senario.
Founded by seven devoted Florentine men, you will stop in at the monastery which has been noted among the locals since before the year 1250. Soak in the tranquility, the calm and the natural beauty, maybe even taste the monks’ special elixir, made with 17 herbs and spices from a secret recipe passed down generation after generation.

The bike tour starts its descent passing through the lush green landscape of Mugello, the land of the Medici family, medieval castles and WWII landmarks. The easy itinerary passes through a quiet back-road :
you will have time to take photos, and feel the atmosphere of the area where Michelangelo once lived and Mark Twain were inspired to write.

The Downhill to Florence bike tour is absolutely family friendly since the itinerary is practically always in descent.
For the adults in the group, there are breathtaking views of the Renaissance City (Florence, Italy), Fiesole, and a few other enchanting surprises along the way. While for the younger crowd, the
Bike Florence & Tuscany team makes a point of creating a “kid-friendly” atmosphere. All of this fun for adults and kids happens while effortlessly cruising downhill to Florence on your amazing one day bike tour in Tuscany.

Downhill to Florence bike tour is pedaling downhill, just a short distance outside of the city walls of Florence, while admiring the stupendous panoramic views from Fiesole.
This amazing town invites you to stretch your legs admiring the gorgeous panorama and relax enjoying your Tuscan lunch at the local Trattoria.
From here your easy-going bike tour of Tuscany follows a meandering path downhill to the Arno River, stopping often for the perfect photo of the Florence skyline.

The Downhill to Florence bike tour ends in the living city, where Piero & Elena will be glad to host you savoring their favorite Italian gelato !

Please note that this ride is fun, easy & safe, however, the initial track can be steep and therefore not suitable for those afraid of descents. Min.age requested to join this biking adventure is 12 YO.



  • Distance traveled:
    about 13 or 17 miles / 21 or 27 Kms.