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Address: Via Bolognese, 2, Florence, Italy
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Description: After years of visiting my daughter here, my wife and I moved here. I am...
After years of visiting my daughter here, my wife and I moved here. I am offering cycling tours to share the love of the incredible cycling available in the area. Cycling here has turned me into a dedicated road cyclist after years spent mostly mountain biking. The roads available here are so fun to ride with great scenery, excellent surfaces, opportunities to stop for panini or a cafe, simply enjoy life on a bicycle. I take out small groups of 1 to 4 people on cycling tours from Florence. I customize every tour for the desires and fitness level of the clients. Come to Florence and we can explore the Chianti wine country, the wild area of the Mugello, or the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci, among other options. We can do a single day or many days in a row without repeating a ride. Let's ride!
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Florence Bike riding - Cosimo is in a class by himself!

Cosimo (Mark) was an excellent guide who tailored a ride to my riding ability and expectations for the day. Pleasant, affable and engaging, you will enjoy your tour of the Tuscan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Cosimo (Mark) was an excellent guide who tailored a ride to my riding ability and expectations for the day. Pleasant, affable and engaging, you will enjoy your tour of the Tuscan country when riding with Cosimo. We did a tour of the Mugello region and he was an excellent host.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After enquiring as to if FBB could accomodate our desire to cycle through the countryside, five Aussies pedalled off with Cosimo (Mark) on what has been a highlight of our stay in Florence. A new route we would all highly recommend the tour operator and our guide Mark. First stop was Piazzele Michelangelo before setting off to the Chianti Classico... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If your travel plans take you to Firenze, and you have a desire for a unique and active adventure, away from the crowds and tourist attractions, then you should Ride with Cosimo!!! We spent 5 full days riding with Cosimo in early October and it truly was one of the best experiences of our lives! Mark Collins (Cosimo) and his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our experience of renting bikes & riding with Cosimo (Mark) was the highlight of our trip to Florence. Four of us rode bikes for a day & Cosimo was thee best cyclist & tour guide ever! We 4 our novice riders & wanted to see the beautiful countryside outside Florence. Even though Cosimo (Mark) was an experienced & excellent cyclist... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The couple we were traveling with in Tuscany had heard about Riding with Cosimo through a friend and we decided it would be a nice complement to our trip to hire Cosimo (owner Mark Collins) for a cycling tour in Florence's countryside. We had no cycling gear with us other than shorts and t-shirts and were concerned about too difficult... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went to Florence for a city break and wanted to add some bike experience to my trip. I found Mike Collins in the web, and I must say, I was very fortunate. Since the first e-mail, Mark was allways very helpful and fast to reply and move forward in order to plan the ride in Tuscany during the morning... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I (on our honeymoon) took a multi-day trip with Cosimo. He was an amazing, adaptable, fun, and engaging guide. We had an unbelievable experience. He has pre-determined routes but is always willing to change on the spot. What's more, he was constantly adapting to the weather and how we were feeling at the moment. Cosimo is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who enjoys cycling and wants to get off the beaten track to see the real peace and beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Mark showed us a fantastic route through roads lined with olive groves and vineyards - fabulous day! My husband is a keen cyclist and Mark took us on a fun and... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was truly the trip of a lifetime for my husband and I. We found out about Mark through a friend of a friend, and it was an amazing experience. We rented bikes through Mark, which he fit perfectly to our bodies- making for a very comfortable ride. Not only is Mark kind, but he knows the most beautiful rides... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What can I say? We now have a new appreciation and enjoyment for hill climbing! My boyfriend and I took a tour through the Chianti Hills with Mark (Riding with Cosimo) and it was one of the highlights of our recent holiday. Beginning with the booking process which was prompt and uncomplicated, Mark tailored the ride to our ability and... More 

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