1. The short tour Santa Margherita a Montici
Distance 14.25km – Elevation 299m
The short ride to Santa Margherita a Montici includes the easy climb to Piazzale Michelangiolo and an amazing panoramic viewpoint, with a possible stop at the nearby Church of San Miniato al Monte. The route is not too long and allows you to enjoy incredible glimpses of the city, despite not being in the open countryside.
2. One of the most recommended routes is the Ride to Impruneta.
Distance 38,08km – Elevation 815m
Riding southwards, climbing some challenging hills, admiring some lovely views on marvelous vineyards and olive groves. Impruneta is worldwide famous for its terracottaindustry and for the production of the famous Tuscan olive oil.
3. The San Casciano ride
Distance 42,21km – Elevation 1.058m
Alternatively we suggest the ride to San Casciano for those accustomed to riding with a bit of traffic, in this case unavoidable when leaving the city. Pass the challenging hill towards the village of San Casciano, the view will open to the wonderful Chianti vineyards and to stunning countryside views.
4. Fiesole ride
Distance 16,48km – Elevation 332m
Heading north enjoy the lovely ride to Fiesole, an interesting tourist spot 10km from the city of Florence. From Fiesole enjoy lots of nice options for longer rides.
Distance 22,17km – Elevation 532m
A nice ride to a little gem in the Florence surroundings: Settignano has always been considered a perfect spot for summer residences of famous Florence families. Castles, medieval villas, like the stunning Villa Gamberaia, with its magnificent gardens.
6. From Fiesole to “Santa Brigida”
Distance 48,32km – Elevation 1.079m
Riding on lovely rolling up- and downhills you can reach the quiet sacred place of La Madonna del Sasso
Distance 41,84km – Elevation 886m
Pass Fiesole, the downhill route will lead towards the stunning countryside of Monteloro, deep in the green hills and vineyards. Not far from Monteloro, the Tenuta Monteloro di Antinori.
8. An easy Ride to Pontassieve
Distance 35,08km – Elevation 295m
Suggested mainly on the week end, as week days are normally busier on both sides of the river Arno.