If you want an even deeper dive into the fascinating history and culture of Florence, our private tours are for you. With a guide specifically for your own group, these tours offer a greater level of flexibility to suit your needs. Having one of our world-class guides to yourself really is the best way to experience Florence, allowing you to stay longer at the sites you find most interesting and ask all those burning questions you may have about this truly remarkable city. If you have any specific interests related to Florence, just let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure we cover them on tour. As always, you’ll be riding one of our super comfortable city bikes to travel in style from site to site. To gaze upon the beauty of the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ is always an amazing experience, to do it with your own personal expert really is a once in a lifetime experience.
Our Private Florence Bike Tour is the best way to explore the historic center of the Renaissance Pearl! See the most beautiful sites Florence has to offer in just a few hours including the famous Dome of Brunelleschi which dominates the skyline. You tour will also pass by the Uffizi Gallery, Republic Square and the largest Franciscan church in the world, Basilica Santa Croce. Florence is an extraordinary city full of history, art, and culture, and exploring it by bike is the perfect way to see its highlights in a short amount of time. Save your feet with our comfortable cruiser bikes and casual pace which are perfect for bike riders of any level. With a private guide all to yourself, you can spend more time at the sites that interest you most, and cruise through the city effortlessly. Your tour guide will share the diverse history of this incredible city and also be available to help with photo opportunities. After the tour is over, our friendly staff will be able to help plan the rest of your time in Florence!
Bike tours are a great way to explore cities while staying safe, as we'll be outside for the duration of the tour. We ask that all groups maintain social distancing from their guide and wear masks when appropriate. Hand sanitizer is available for all guests, and high-touch surface areas will be cleaned before and after each use.
The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence. Please be advised that there is not great mobile phone reception in and around our office, so screenshots of the walking directions can be helpful.
A private tour is a great way to control the pace of the tour and match it to your groups' ability. While we ask that all guests are comfortable riding a bike (except for little ones who will use a baby seat), we aim to maintain a leisurely pace. In order to see all of the sites in the allotted time, we ask that riders have good balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. Most of our typical tour itinerary is on roads and although we stick together as a small group and carve out a lane for ourselves, we ask that all guests feel confident with their riding ability. The road surfaces in Florence vary and may include cobbled streets as well as smooth gravel and pavement. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety. If you're not sure how you'll fare, your group is welcome to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes. A private tour is a great way to ensure that the pace is as fast or slow as you'd like, as we'll fully cater to your groups' needs.
Yes! A private bike tour is a wonderful way for kids comfortable on bikes to discover Florence. We only ask that your children have been riding for a while, are comfortable riding alongside the others in your group, and can navigate riding a bike on various surfaces including cobbled streets. Please keep in mind that children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. We have various sized city bikes to accommodate just about every size of rider, from extra small 20 inch wheeled bikes for riders that are 3.3ft (100cm) to extra large for riders up to 6.5ft (198cm). Unfortunately, we do not have tricycles, tandems, or bikes with training wheels for adults or children that may be less confident in their riding ability. Due to limited availability, please book 20” and 24” wheeled bikes in advance. Please Note: All extra small 20 inch and small 24 inch bikes are equipped with hand brakes.
We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 7 days before the tour. Failure to cancel a reservation at least 7 days prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply. Please note that our tours do run rain or shine, and we have ponchos available for free in our office. If it looks like rain is in the forecast on the day of your tour, feel free to contact us within 7 days and we'll do our best to reschedule based on availability.
Helmets are provided, however in Italy adults are not compelled by law to wear a helmet. We have helmets of all sizes available in our office. Studies have shown that helmets can reduce head injuries by at least 85%.
Yes, reservations are required for all tours and are vital for private tours as we will reserve a guide just for your group.
All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about another language option.
This private tour is designed to give your group a broad perspective of the city, and we do not include entries to any museums. If you wish to organize entry into a specific museum or monument, please reach out to us in advance, as this will require additional time and ticket organization.
If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +39 334 548 0264 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.
We ask that all guests arrive 10-15 minutes early for the scheduled tour. This gives us time to get you checked-in, fitted correctly for bikes, and a chance to get comfortable on your bike before we take off.
Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from joining bike tours due to cobbled streets.
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