ONE DAY SELF GUIDED ITINERARIES
& HOW TO GET OUT OF TOWN
For those wishing to get away from the city and enjoy a full immersion in nature – legs permitting – we suggest itineraries from 60-100 km. Here too the level of difficulty may vary, so we suggest you check out the altimetry charts accompanying the interactive maps.
These routes will lead you to the heart of the Tuscan countryside and your effort will be rewarded by wonderful feelings that the Tuscan landscape can provoke. We love reminding our customers that the Tuscan hills will make you pay on the way up, but the fun of the downhill is well worth the price.
We’ve done our best to also provide a printable version of the routes we suggest, but don’t forget that you can ask for maps and directions when you hire a bike.
We suggest these following itineraries to leave Florence.
DIRECTION SOUTH /CHIANTI
VIA SAN ZANOBI – PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO (PUNTO PANORAMICO) – POGGIO IMPERIALE
VIA SAN ZANOBI – PONTE ALLA CARRAIA- PORTA ROMANA – POGGIO IMPERIALE
VIA SAN ZANOBI LE CURE VIALE VOLTA
VIA SAN ZANOBI LE CURE STADIO VIALE CALATAFIMI
DIRECTION WEST TO SIGNA
Cycling routes are mixed, the color of the title refers to the same area.
Have a nice ride!
Granfondo di Firenze is usually in April and it is one of the most important cycling events in Italy. It starts from Florence heading to Fiesole, town with etruschian origin. This firs uphill is 4.4lm with average elevation of 5%.
Then a false plain leads to Vetta le Croci, and a downhill of 11km with 3% elevation leads to Borgo San Lorenzo. Few km ahead find the International Mugello Circuit. Up and down for a few times and reach Scarperia, Sant’Agata anf Galliano. All of them are very nice tuscan town. Bilancino lake comes netx with the exciteing ride on the dam bridge.
Still time to work, riding back to Borgo San Lorenzo and again some efforts to reach Vaglia, as there is a stage of almost 9km fairly hard. Mind the left tight turn, which is narrow and cars might arrive from opposite side.
Back to Vetta alle Croci, right to Via Faentina and after 9km the tight turn on your right to ride the steep Via Salviate, which some part is over 20% elevation – and, also important, there might be traffic.
Classic ride into the Florentine part of Chianti, with very nice views. We suggest a stop at the main square in Greve in Chianti and Impruneta.
Similar to route n. 13, this route adds addItional uphill riding with wonderful views with an easier route on the return. Close to Florence traffic may increase.
From Greve in Chianti there is a very steep climb of 1 km leading to the amazing cozy village of Montefioralle. From here, your route crosses Hills on back roads until San Casciano. Coming back from Chiesanuova keeps you cycling for a while on less busy roads, but be careful, as Le Gore is a very steep downhill with cars in each direction.
The ride leads to Olmo not from Fiesole, but from Pontassieve, Molin del Piano and Santa Brigida. Longer, more difficult and much nicer! Borgo San Lorenzo is a main, nice town in the Mugello area, with the center being worth a visit. In the Mugello area there is a cycling circuit called Mugello in Bike.
A beautiful, classic ride in Chianti, very popular among local cyclists.
A popular route North of Florence.
A classic route following the Chiantigiana road SR222 to reach Siena.
Less fit cyclists can reach Siena by train and cycle back to Florence.
For more information about cycling in Siena province, please check Terredisiena.
A Classic ride in the area Southwest of Florence, away from roads with more cars. Montespertoli is a nice and interesting village, with villas and military buildings.
Similar to route n. 20, this is shorter and less difficult option. The Roman stone in San Pancrazio is very nice with impressive interiors.
Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace, is definitely the main destination of this route. Do not miss the visit to Museo Leonardiano.
Cycling to Mugello and to the artificial lake of Bilancino, brings you close by 2 Medici villas: Cafaggiolo and del Trebbio, riding among woods, fields, roman churches and beautiful villas.
Classic route in Chianti, returning to Florence from the Southwest.
Passo della Consuma is a main cycling destination for local riders. A strong climb with little shade, mostly in the sun, so think about this in July and August, when temperatures can reach more than 40°C.
Beautiful landscapes for fit athletes with well trained legs! At Passo della Futa visit the german cemitery, now a local Landmark.