Florence by bike can suggest a wide range of “do-it-yourself” or “self-guided” itineraries, allowing you to choose the one most suited to your habits, travel plans, distances or the level of difficulty you are most accustomed to.
Florence offers a wide variety of bike rides.
A trip to the historic centre is an easy, pleasant bike ride taking you past the main monuments in Florence. The main monuments are concentrated in the historic centre, which is spread over a reasonably large area, ideal for visiting by bike!
Cascine Park and the ride out to Renai are particularly suitable for families with children.
The “Half day” itineraries reach the heart of the Tuscan hills. The traffic on these routes is generally light, but it’s always possible, and normal, to meet cars along the way.
The short ride to Santa Margheritaa 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 isn’t too long and allows you to enjoy incredible glimpses of the city, despite not being in the open countryside.
One of the most recommended routes, heading south, is the ride to Impruneta.
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.
Heading north, the ride to Fiesole, an interesting tourist spot 10km from the city, is certainly an appealing proposition.
The ride to Pontassieve is a rather easy itinerary, but we suggest you do it at the weekend given the heavy traffic on both sides of the Arno during the week.
The main destinations of the “One day” routes are Greve in Chianti and the Monastery of Monte Senario, but you can find other suggestions by visiting the dedicated section.
The “Itineraries of a few days” section offers travel ideas to cycle tourists, along well thought out routes that have proved to be popular over time. They involve daily distances of 50-60 km and therefore offer time for stopping and visits to the most beautiful places in Tuscany.
Sometimes these routes should be cycled in full; other times we have preferred to suggest you return by train.
If your travel programme includes destinations that are not included in the routes on our site, contact us and we’ll do our best to advise you.