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“Perfect balance of hard work and chilling out!”
Review of Discovery Chianti

Discovery Chianti
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Owner description: Discovery Chianti is the most natural way to explore the wonderful land of Chianti. Only those who are native to this beautiful region can help you discover and really appreciate all its unique full beauty and charm. Discovery Chianti is a company of Greve in Chianti that organize from many years private guided walking & bike tours in Chianti and in all Tuscany for everyone want to discover the real essence of Tuscany.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 26, 2014

What a fantastic day in Greve in Chianti! We were so scared that it was going to rain and so delighted when it turned out being a beautiful all day long! We were staying outside of Florence, so this was a really nice way to see a lot of the area in one day. Some of the cycling was tough for our crew as we had all ages, but it felt great to work heard from some the amazing views we encountered. We rode through the town, along the highways, up hills, through the vineyards, and on gravel. ALL OVER!

Marco Antonio has a vast knowledge of the area and could answer any questions we had about the vineyards and history of the area. Sometimes our crew had difficulty understanding him, but it's hard to gather around close when you're on bicycles. After we spent the first part of the day cruising, we went back to his home, which is located on a stream and ate lunch. His house is wonderful. His wife cooked a delicious, traditional Italian meal. They asked, in advance, about any food restrictions. We had a vegetarian in the group and she perfectly catered to that person without depriving the rest of the group.

We enjoyed lingering in his garden -- a little respite for our journey going from place. We hopped back on our bikes and enjoyed more of the Italian countryside. We all joked that we might not have eaten so much...and drank that additional glass of wine had we been thinking about the hard work ahead. We ended with walking to a little shop for a wine and salumi tasting. We were supposed to have the tasting earlier, but we were running late so we were able to reschedule. This tasting was also a delight. We sat outside while the animated owner told us about each wine and meat -- this was another reward for hard work. We also found some great things to bring home for family and friends in the shop.

All together, a fantastic day!!

Thank AnsleyEB
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Exploring this small town with its boutiques, wines, meats and cheeses and enotecas scattered around the town square was relaxing fun. A bit of walking up the hills surrounding the town, near the vineyards with views of the town and countryside were enjoyable on that sunny day. A little shopping and a a delightful lunch at Enoteca Fuori Piazza made the day.

3  Thank Diane D
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

The plan was to go on Easter Saturday morning for the bike tour.. everything was ready and planned,,, however the weather was not in our favour as it was raining on that day! :(
Even though we didn't go for the bike tour as initially planned, the tour leader still managed to find a solution and instead he gave us a tour in different villages such as Greve in Chianti mrket, Panzano and Montiriggioni. We also managed to do some wine tasting in one of the local shops in Chianti where we tasted 3 different wines accompanied by local Salami.

The rain still did not stop, however time passed quickly and we still enjoyed the tour from a different perspective. :)

Thank KarenA27
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

This was my favorite thing that I did in Chianti. It was really hard work - I had to get off my bike and push it uphill several times. The bicycles worked fine and the ride was a combination of unpaved back roads and some paved streets. There was a small amount of riding on some main roads, but it wasn't too intimidating. The biking was a little challenging for a 50-year-old, but it was completely worth it. Marco took us to wonderful little churches, plazas, views, etc. We tasted vin Santo and had biscotti with it. He toured us through an adorable church and told us the history. Toward the end of the bike tour, we stopped in Montefioralle - a quaint village - and after the tour we returned to have lunch there.
Marco was great - very patient with my pathetic bicycling skills. I would highly recommend going on a Discovery tour and I would do it again. I hope I can find more wonderful activities to do like this on my future travels!

1  Thank CentennialLaura
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Greve in Chianti is a very nice town/village to visit. You should visit Greve on a Saturday, then you will find the piazza dressed as a big marketplace with everything from shoes to pork-meat. Around the piazza you'll find some really nice shops. Don't forget to visit the butcher. 3 minutes walk from the piazze, you'll find the enoteca. You buy a card and fill it with euros, then you are ready to tast hundreds of wines in the cellar. Enjoy.

Thank Dag-RunarP
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