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“Best day in Florence (and we weren't in Florence)”
Review of Tuscany Bike Tours

Tuscany Bike Tours
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Owner description: Tuscany bike tours is a service provided by Active tours Italy S.r.l. which offers day long bike tours in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany. 10am-5pm. We visit a 12th century castle, taste their wine and oil and cycle through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable. A great way to orientate yourself, mix and socialize with like minded people while you travel. Come join us, you'll have a blast!
Reviewed October 4, 2012

30 minute drive or so outside Florence to where the bike tour starts and it was amazing. Was so nice to see the Chianti region by bike. The riding is pretty much all flat or downhill except the 1km hill at the end where they give you the choice of trying it or riding up in the van. 4/11 in our group did it and it was hard! That is the only part that is difficult and they warn you too! The guides were excellent (Jason and Allissio) and they enjoy what they do. Wine and oil tasting was very good and for lunch you get a filling three course meal (salad, choice of pasta, dessert, and wine). Don't drink too much wine if you wanna do the hill. Highly, highly recommend this tour! It isnt hard but know how to ride a bike because it is a bike tour! There was a woman in our group who told me she couldnt remember the last time she rode a bike and she spent the tour in the van with one of the guides. So know how to ride a bike! Do this tour! One of our best days in Italy!

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

I agree with every thing said below. This is a great tour, from the castle, wine and olio to the breaktaking biking in the countryside. Lunch was great with plenty food, wine and laughter. Andy and Keith have a great gig going and they work hard to make sure everyone enjoys themselves.

Thank SarahfromDetroit
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This was one the best things I did in Florence--Andy and Keith are fantastic and fun guides, the 13th century castle where they make the wine and olive oil is amazing, and the bike tour is simply breathtaking. I was traveling solo and the guides and group make everyone feel welcome. I would recommend this to anyone, especially if you are at all athletic and craving some outdoor exercise with your wine!

Thank sunjunkie1
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

There's really no other way to see florence and its surrounding wine valley's. This tour was the only bike tour that took you to a real castle and let you sample the amazing wine and award winning olive oil. The tour guides Keith and Andy were simply charasmatic and made the day so much more entertaining then other tour guides. Another great bonus was that the wine we tasted that usually sells for 60-70 euro in Florence, we were able to purhase before mark up, so walked away with a great deal at 6 euro a bottle, you can't get much better than that!

Thank Tez16186
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife wanted to do this tour and I said 'Okay if you want'. I'm really glad we did! We chose a Monday since most of the Museums are closed on Monday. To begin the tour, they drive you about 40km out of town into the hills of Tuscany and deliver you to a 13th Century Castle that has been making wine continuously since then. After a tour and generous glass of wine, you have a chance to buy some of their wine products then it's time to ride.

The equipment is top notch and the crew provides good safe guidance throughout the entire day, being sure to watch for traffic, help at crossings, pick you up in a support vehicle if you're struggling or need help with any gear issues you might be having. We stopped for lunch at a quaint restaurant to refuel, get more water and wine, then back on the bikes for our return 'climb' to the castle. The road is gradual except for one short stretch you can bike, walk or ride in the van. All are reasonable options! All other touring is modest and pleasant riding. Andy (and Allesandro I think) and crew did a great job. Entertaining, informative and when it came to biking, they kept everyone safe. This was good exercise and a nice break for the bustle of the cities. Very fun and worthwhile.

Thank Ken J
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