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Bike tour of the Chianti hills and wine tasting

Bike tour of the Chianti hills and wine tasting

Duration
6 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Flexible

Participants
From 1 to 24

Highlights

  • Admire the beauty of the Florentine countryside with a relaxing bike ride in the Chianti hills.
  • Experience a day in tranquillity and regenerate your spirit in a postcard-perfect setting, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Discover the colours and scents of the countryside, but also the flavours and history with a visit to Catello di Poppiano and a wine and oil tasting.

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Full description

Enjoy an experience of pure relaxation and peace of mind by immersing yourself in one of Italy's most beautiful settings. The Florentine countryside and the Chianti hills will welcome you in their atmosphere suspended in time.

Abike ride on country roads surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and embellished by medieval castles is the best way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and dive into a different dimension.

Pedalling in peace with experienced local guides, you will discover the Chianti region, one of the most famous and appreciated Italian wines in the world. The trip can only end on a high note with a wine and olive oil tasting at an excellent location: the Castello di Poppiano, the historic residence of the noble Guicciardini family.

What we will do

The meeting point will be in the historical centre of Florence at 8:30 a .m. (scheduled departure at 9:00 a.m.) . Having met the guides and the rest of the participants, we will walk to the car park where we will find the minibus that will take us to Castello di Poppiano, the starting point of the excursion. The transfer will take about 40 minutes, during which we can relax and admire the countryside landscape from the bus.

Once we arrive at our destination, we will be handed over our bikes and set off along a route of about 24 km, entirely immersed in the green Florentine hills. Along the way we will encounter ancient villas, medieval castles, flowering trees, vineyards and lush olive groves. We will stop at the most panoramic points to admire the landscape and take photographs.

The bike tour will end at Poppiano Castle. A visit to the castle is one of the focal points of the excursion. It is a 12th-century construction belonging to the ancient defensive system of Florence. It is owned by the Guicciardini family, one of the richest and most powerful noble families in the city, and today is a prestigious agricultural estate producing wine and oil.

We will visit the oil mill and the cellars, climb up the crenellated tower from which there is a wonderful view of the countryside, and sit down for a light lunch with traditional Tuscan food while we tasteextra virgin olive oil and locally produced wines (included in the price). Before returning to Florence by minibus, those who wish can buy the products of the estate.

The activity lasts about 6 hours, of which hours will be spent on the bike tour and 2 hours on the visit to the Poppiano castle with lunch attached.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is of an easy level. It is suitable for families, couples, groups of friends, individuals and anyone who is able to ride a bike. The minimum recommended age is 10 years.

The route includes an uphill section of 1.2 km, which is optional. Those who do not feel up to it may use the minibus, which will follow the group throughout the day.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time.

The activity takes place from March to November and is confirmed when there are at least 4 participants.

You can deposit your personal belongings in a safe place before the bike excursion.

If you prefer to move independently, you can meet the group directly at Castello di Poppiano before the bike departure. Report this to the organiser after booking.

After booking, please inform the organiser of any food allergies or intolerances and of people under 160 cm in height.

Recommended clothing

Comfortable clothing and trainers

Don't forget to bring

  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • spare T-shirt
  • waterproof in case of rain

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What is included

  • Bikes
  • Helmet
  • Guide
  • Water bottle
  • Van transfer
  • Lunch in a trattoria
  • Tasting and visit to Poppiano Castle.

How it works

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  1. 1
    Send a booking request

    We will only pre-authorise the payment

  2. 2
    Receive confirmation within 48 hours

    In case of confirmation, you will be charged the cost of the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

  1. 1
    Buy a gift voucher

    Valid 12 months from the date of purchase

  2. 2
    Choose your preferred date

    Get in touch with the guide with the contact details on the voucher and choose the day for the activity

  3. 3
    Live your experience

    Enjoy the activity and let us know how it was!

Meeting point
Florence

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!

If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?

For this activity, the cancellation policy is flexible. You get a full refund if you cancel within 5 days from the activity start date. Within 4 and 3 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.

What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?

All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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