I Bike Tuscany
I Bike Tuscany
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Small group and private fully guided bike tours (single and multi-day) in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. You'll pedal quiet back roads around Florence, Chianti, Siena, Val d'Orcia and elsewhere. Personalized service with pick up and drop off at or near your hotel. All fitness/skill levels and fully van-supported. Several rides to choose from for varied interests, including wine and olive oil tasting, gelato tasting, historic castles and off-the-beaten path medieval villages. First-rate equipment (and electric bikes too!). Ask about our new cooking class ride for foodies! Florentine Marco Vignoli, a former bicycle racer, founded I Bike Tuscany. His wish is to share with you his passion for amazing scenery, adventure, great food and wine and, of course, biking. It's his belief there is no better or more exciting way to experience the singularly beautiful region of his homeland than from the seat of a "bicicletta," and so has worked hard to create some very special and unique itineraries that we're sure will have you believing the same. We look forward to your joining us for a day (or trip) you'll keep in your heart, take home with you and never forget.
Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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Evan
Long Island City, NY29 contributions
Jun 2022
I can't say enough good things about I Bike Tuscany! We contacted them to ask about a bike tour from Florence to Siena (one way as we would be staying the night in Siena). Marco was very responsive and helped set us up with a private bike tour through the Chianti region with a stop in Castellina in Chianti coffee and further along the route at a family-run winery before finishing just outside of Siena. The communication was easy and very clear. Chris Small was our guide and he was an absolute delight. He was very knowledgable about the region and shared lots of interesting stories/facts along the way. The bikes were excellent and made for a great ride through absolutely beautiful countryside (just about 20 miles). The experience far exceeded our expectations. If you're on the fence, do it. It's worth the cost for such a unique experience. We look forward to returning to Italy and doing another tour with Chris! Did I mention that you should do it? You should.
Written July 9, 2022
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miketsg
8 contributions
Oct 2022
One of our Tuscan highlights ... don't miss this tour! Chris picked us up at our Agritourismo high above Florence and whisked us out deep in the beautiful Chianti region to the town of Gaiole. He and Mark expertly guided us through the beautiful hills to Castello di Brolio which was my favorite castle of our one month in Tuscany. The history and views were spectacular and not a bad wine tasting experience either. From there we worked our way uphill to the gorgeous town of Castagnoli where our amazing lunch restaurant awaited. After a few more glasses of wine, Chris and Mark guided us safely back. Chris our Scottish fanatic bike rider spent hours discussing life and the Tuscan region with us. What a great tour and seriously don't miss this wonderful experience in Tuscany. Bravisimo Chris and Mark
Written November 4, 2022
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Kristen Z
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May 2021 • Family
Our Big Three Family ride was among the highlights of our family’s Italy vacation! Our kind, accommodating, awesome guide Susy gave such great insight and local knowledge of the places we visited. She also helped adjust our wine tasting time when we fell slightly behind schedule, so we wouldn’t miss any of the total experience. The downhill route on the bikes was STUNNINGLY beautiful. We even spotted a wild boar up close while cycling! It’s also worth mentioning the bicycle equipment provided was both brand new and high-end, creating such a comfortable ride on the tour.

I’ll spare readers the details, but anyone motion sensitive should consider grabbing a window seat on the winding drive into the country. Susy and our driver could not have been kinder when one of our family had a rough time on the drive.

If you happen to be in Florence, I HIGHLY recommend checking out ibiketuscany!
Written June 20, 2021
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H&L Williams
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We recently did the Big Three Family Ride in Tuscany. This was a fun, easy ride, but felt this was very expensive for what you get. It cost 150 euros per person to start(there were 4 of us), plus we were charged an extra 100 euros to be picked up in Siena, which made no sense as our tour guide was already from Tuscany, and her ride to get us was way shorter than having to go all the way to Florence. Then at the start I was asked to pay the full remaining balance in cash euros, which I did not have, and had planned to pay by PayPal which is what we were originally offered. After a stop at the cash machine, we did a quick gelato visit before starting our downhill bike ride. Very pretty road, great scenery, but it lasted only about 1 hour(even with frequent stops) then headed to San Gimignano. Tuscan village. Very pretty, but also very touristy, where we were dropped off for about 1 1/2 hours. Ended the day with a wine tasting at a very nice Tuscan winery. Very classy and good wines and very nice atmosphere. Overall, was a nice day, but not thinking its worth the 175 euro pp cost. Expensive for what you get, and hard to justify the additional 100 euro cost to pick us up in Siena instead of Florence.
Written May 13, 2022
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We are very sorry to hear that you were not completely happy with your bike tour. Our goal is to not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations with each and every tour. I’d like to clarify that our guide does live in Tuscany (which is a very large region that includes the city of Florence), in the nearby countryside. And, in fact, all of our guides live in or around Florence. That’s why we charge an additional fee for pick up and drop offs outside of the Florence area (to account for the extra time and fuel involved). This additional charge was communicated before you booked as is always standard for out of the way pick up/drop offs. As for the overall cost of the day, please keep in mind that we kept your tour private, just for the four of you, as you indicated in your first email you were interested in a private ride. Normally, private tours incur an additional 30% fee. This I waived for you and your family as a special (happy to be back!/post-pandemic) courtesy. In general, I know there are companies that charge much less but they are usually large groups, sometimes with 15-20 people! And a private tour with only four riders would be much, much more expensive. Keeping our customers happy is very important to us. First and foremost, because we love what we do and love hearing that our clients consider the time spent biking with us in Tuscany as one of the highlights of their trip. We hope that based on the above clarification you will reconsider your opinion towards us and hopefully join IBT for another ride in the future. If that’s not possible, we hope you’ll recommend us to your friends. For that we would be most grateful.
Written May 21, 2022
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Brian C
1 contribution
Apr 2022
My wife and I had an absolutely phenomenal time on our private Chianti Classico Road Cycling Tour with Chris Small. After Chris picked us up right by our Airbnb, he brought us out to the gorgeous villa, set us up with brand new Moda bikes and even went through the trouble of cutting a seat tube of one of them to make sure my wife had a perfect fit. The route was an excellent: with incredible climbs, descents, and views that you wouldn't believe. Chris' communication during the ride was excellent. He let us know every time we should be expecting corners, gradient changes, cars, when to slow down etc. We felt very safe on the road, riding along side him. To end it all off, we were brought out to Fattoria Montecchio for a wine tour and a delicious lunch.

We had been all over Italy on this trip and by far this tour was one of the top highlights. It's such a perfect way to get out of the city and see what Tuscany has to offer and Chris was the perfect host. Next time we're in the area, without question, we'll be booking a tour with Chris again. Massive thanks to Chris for an unforgettable experience.
Written May 8, 2022
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Elisabeth S
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
What a day! Escaping the tourists of Florence to cycle through the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. Our guide Chris was incredible, sharing his wealth of knowledge on the area. He was so friendly and the perfect guide to be on the road with. We loved chatting to him and learning so much about both the area and Italy in general. He tailored our cycle to suit us including a wine tasting, a lovely lunch at a hidden gem of a restaurant and the option to do a few extra miles to keep my new husband happy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend I bike Tuscany to anyone and Chris as a guide. We are already talking about future cycling trips! Thank you for this fantastic experience!
Written May 20, 2022
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Polly W
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We did the Big 3 (easy and relaxing ride) with our guide:Chris Small on 5th April 2022.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time cycling down the quiet stretch of road passing vineyards and olive groves, savoring every moment of the worlds famous rolling hills of Tuscany. The wine and farm-made olive oil tasting at the winery was delightful and we end up shipping 12 bottles of wine and truffle oil back to Singapore.
To end the journey with gelato is a must and we had that San Gimignano. We loved this relaxing itinerary that we have recommended it to our friends visiting Florence in August 2022.

Chris Small - our guide was simply amazing; we enjoyed his company very much. All throughout the journey in the car we were just exchanging our cycling experiences. It is wonderful to be able to see and talk to people after being "stuck" with Covid for 2 years.

Thank you "I Bike Tuscany" for a wonderful day out and an experience of a lifetime.
Written May 3, 2022
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Ann S
1 contribution
Jun 2022
I never thought we'd bike through Tuscany but what an amazing experience. Thanks to Chris, Elizabeth, Lorenzo, and Raphael for their support with our group of varying ability levels. We did the "soft ride" and as someone who is not a seasoned bike rider, I appreciated their encouragement. We loved the biking, exploring Castellina, hearing some local history, and the wine tasting. They were organized, efficient, and helped us with some logistics. The day was truly a lasting memory!
Written July 6, 2022
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Matthew G
Middletown, DE1 contribution
Sep 2022
My wife and I just returned from our anniversary trip to Tuscany. We spent the better part of a day with Chris, our guide and driver (he didn't bike with us, he drove the van, took care of the bikes, stayed ahead of us on the road (out of view), took photos, etc.. Chris was amazing, knowledgeable and exceedingly nice and accommodating. He picked us up at our resort 1+ hours away, and drove us to a hilltop in Castellina in Chianti. We had a short time to explore the charming little town while Chris readied the bikes in a nearby parking lot. He gave safety instructions, sized our helmets, provided water bottles for each bike, and directed us where our ride was to begin. It was an awesome 12 mile downhill ride, through picturesque forests and vineyards. We stopped midway at a winery for a wine/olive oil tasting (we loved the wine and ordered a case to be shipped to us). We ended near San Gimignano, where we spent the rest of our afternoon and evening. Chris would drive ahead of us, and stop and wait for us in picturesque locations, and to make sure we (and the bikes) were ok.

This was one of our best days of the 2 weeks we spent in Florence/Tuscany, and is highly recommended. Working with Marco (the owner) to schedule our special pickup and dropoff needs was seamless.

We would love to do this again with Marco and Chris in other Italian locations.
Written September 20, 2022
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Scubadoob45
Orange County, CA11 contributions
Apr 2022
We were staying in Castellina in Chianti so Marco worked with us to provide a customized itinerary. He was responsive and very thoughtful in his recommendations for what turned out to be a memorable and fun day in Tuscany. We biked 18 miles of beautiful, winding and hilly country roads. We had a quick lunch at a cute coffee shop and visited two wineries where we sampled (and purchased) delicious wines. Our guide Chris was knowlegable and easy going. Highly recommend this tour!
Written May 11, 2022
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