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Bike tour to explore Mugello and the secrets of saffron

Bike tour to explore Mugello and the secrets of saffron

Duration
4 hours

Difficulty
Easy

Cancellation
Moderate

Participants
From 1 to 6

Highlights

  • Enjoy a peaceful cycling tour in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
  • Discover the secrets of saffron and taste many typical products flavoured with this spice.
  • Immerse yourself in a wonderful environment rich in history, culture and natural beauty.

Your guide

M.
Simone M.

I have been a Tuscany Guide for more than 10 years and wish to reveal to the traveller the most authentic aspect of the places I love, showing them through the eyes of those who live them every day.

Activity available in
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Full description

Did you know that saffron, the precious and very expensive spice that gives food an intense yellow colour, comes from a beautiful purple flower? Discover all the secrets of this fascinating plant and immerse yourself in the beautiful Tuscan countryside with abicycle excursion in the Mugello valley.

Pedal in peace, admire the beautiful landscapes and stop to visit a family-run farm. You will see saffron plantations and taste many typical local products flavoured with this spice.

A few kilometres from Florence a little corner of paradise awaits you, a wonderful gift for those you love or for yourself, to be experienced in total tranquillity and in full harmony with nature and the surrounding environment.

What we will do

We will meet in Vicchio, in the province of Florence, and there we will meet the guide who will accompany us during the excursion. First, we will take a walk through the small village of medieval origin, famous for its small lake and because it was the birthplace of two artists of the calibre of Giotto and Beato Angelico.

After that, we will get on our bikes and ride into Mugello, far from the city traffic and immersed in the land that gave the Medici family its origins. Along the way we will encounter a villa from the Medici era, a Romanesque parish church (an ancient religious building that provided refreshment for pilgrims on their way) and pass by the hill where Giotto's birthplace is located, always immersed in nature and surrounded by the bucolic landscape of the Tuscan countryside.

Halfway along we will stop at a family-run farm. We will see the vineyards, the animals, the beehives and we will linger in particular over the saffron plantations. The owners will explain their cultivation methods and give us valuable tips on how to use the spice in our recipes. Finally, we will have the opportunity to taste typical local products flavoured with saffron (honey, cheese, beer, herbal teas and biscuits).

The excursion lasts between 3 and 4 hours. The route has a total length of 15 km and does not have any particular height differences or dangerous sections.

Who it is aimed at

This activity is easy and suitable for everyone who is in good health and able to ride a bike, with no age limit.

Other information

Attention! Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

The activity takes place all year round from Tuesday to Sunday and is confirmed when there are at least 2 participants.

Recommended clothing

Seasonal comfortable clothing and trainers

Don't forget to bring

Camera

What is included

  • Environmental guide
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Bottle of water
  • Guided tour of the farm
  • Tasting of typical products

How it works

  • Book
  • Gift
  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
Vicchio, Florence

Exact location provided after booking

Frequently asked questions

What happens in case of bad weather?

If you have made a fixed date reservation and the weather conditions are not suitable for the safe conduct of the activity (in the expert opinion of the guide), you will be refunded the full amount paid. The guide may suggest an alternative date or time for you to conduct the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you can’t retrieve it, we will process a full refund! If you have set the date for your Gift Voucher and bad weather did not allow the activity to take place, the Voucher remains regularly valid until the expiration date indicated on it.

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

For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 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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