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9 BEST Bike Tours in Florence, Italy (selected by a Local)

Looking for bike tours in Florence? I bring you the most exciting excursions to explore the Renaissance city on two wheels. Check them out! 

Florence is a city known for its rich history and architecture, as well as its beautiful surrounding countryside. What better way to experience all that Florence has to offer than by bike? These bike tours below will allow you to explore the city and see the sights from a different perspective

Plus, it’s perfect for those who want to explore Florence in a more active way.

But how can there be so many bike tours to choose from? Well, you’ll find a variety of bike tours available, each with its own unique focus and itinerary. You want to explore the city streets? Check. What about leaving the city and exploring the countryside? Check.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the nine best bike tours in Florence, including countryside, night, and photography excursions. What are you waiting for to explore the city and its surroundings in a fun and informative way? Grab your helmet and get ready to pedal your way through Florence!

Image of three black bikes with the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio in the background, inserted in a post about bike tours in Florence

👉 Why can you trust me with your Florence plans? I was born and raised in Bologna, Italy, which is just a half-hour train ride away, so I’m practically a local when it comes to Florence. In the last 10 years, I’ve helped millions of people plan their Italian trips with this website. My job? Making sure you only go on the best tours and take part in the perfect activities. Trust me to guide you through Florence like a friend would.

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The BEST Bike Tours in Florence

▶️ Looking to explore Florence without getting lost in the maze of streets? This 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour is the perfect way to do so. A local guide will show you around and point to the iconic landmarks you’ll pass by, along with some secret locations off the beaten path. 

The tour includes a stop at Republic Square, where you can admire the iconic David statue by Michelangelo, and a ride through the Oltrarno neighborhood, known for its artisan workshops and charming streets. 

Meanwhile, interesting anecdotes and facts about local life and culture will be shared. You can also choose between a private or shared experience. So what are you waiting for? Pedal your way through the city and discover its wonders on this two-hour adventure! 

📝 This tour includes: Bike hire in Florence, luggage storage, a local guide, and the tour. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Explore the city like never before with this E-Bike Tour in Florence with Michelangelo Square. Glide through hidden gems and historic landmarks with an expert English-speaking guide as you cover many significant landmarks, such as Republic Square and the gorgeous Michelangelo Square. This is where you’ll enjoy the most breathtaking panoramic views of Florence. 

You’ll also pay a visit to the Medici Palace, and listen to stories about the city’s history, and its famous artists and scientists.  

📝 This tour includes: Bike rental, guided tour, and luggage deposit. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Ride a classic Italian graziella bike and let a pro guide lead you through the charming city of Florence on this Vintage Bike Tour and Gelato Tasting. You’ll be biking in Florence, discovering all its top attractions, from the Duomo to the Uffizi Gallery, and taking in the views across the Arno River and the beautiful city skyline. 

You’ll also explore the Oltrarno district, known for its artisan workshops and picturesque streets, and treat yourself to a free scoop of gelato. See more in less time, and feel like a local as you glide down pedestrian streets and narrow alleys. 

📝 This bike and food tour in Florence includes: Bike rental, guided tour, and helmets. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Tuscany Bike Tours from Florence

▶️ Bored of museums? Why not cycle through the Tuscan countryside and taste wine at a medieval castle instead? This top-rated One Day Florence Bike Tour through the hills of Chianti takes you through the picturesque Chianti countryside, dotted with olive trees and vineyards. 

Along the way, you’ll stop at a 12th-century villa for a traditional lunch. Fuel up on Chianti wine and olive oil tastings before pedaling back to the city. 

Tuscany bike tours one day bike tour through the hills of chianti

📝 This bike tour of Florence, Italy includes: Bike rentals, a guide, wine and olive oil tastings, and lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Saddle up for a Chianti adventure on this E-Bike Florence Tuscany Ride with Vineyard Visit, a self-guided tour that will take you to visit a beautiful vineyard on the outskirts of the city.  

Glide up the hills with ease, and enjoy tasty wine and other Tuscan delights (own expense) at a winery in Fiesole, an ancient town that offers stunning views of Florence. The cherry on top? Visit Piazzale Michelangelo for a romantic panorama of the city. Thanks to the e-bike rental and GPS device, you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own pace.

e-bike florence tuscany ride with vineyard visit

📝 This tour includes: E-Bike and helmet rental, and a GPS route. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you bike through the beautiful hills on this exhilarating Tuscany E-Bike Tour: from Florence to Chianti with Lunch and Tastings. Ride along scenic country roads hemmed in by ancient olive groves and vineyards, and take in the stunning views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo. Then, head to the Chianti region where you’ll visit two wineries. 

This small-group bike and wine tour in Florence also includes a guided tour of an olive oil mill, where you’ll learn about its making process and enjoy some tastings, and a traditional Tuscan lunch to refuel. 

tuscany e-bike tour from florence to chianti with luch and tastings

📝 This tour includes: Bike rental in Florence, a helmet, lunch, guided visits, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Half-Day Bike Tour in the Florence Countryside

Discover the charming rural landscape around Fiesole with a one-of-a-kind Fiesole, Florence Countryside Sunset / Morning E-Bike Tour & Farm Visit. Choose between a morning or sunset adventure, and wind along secondary roads to admire the green olive groves and towering cypresses. 

Marvel at the thousand-year-old history of the area with a stop at neo-Gothic castles, monasteries, and old parishes, and catch your breath at Florence’s panoramic view from the Monastery of San Francesco. 

You’ll also get to pass by the Parco di Montececeri, known for the extraction of Serene stone and for Leonardo da Vinci’s human flight experiments. And what’s a Tuscan adventure without a stop at a traditional farm for olive oil, red wine, and fresh seasonal produce?

fiesole florence countryside sunset morning e-bike tour and farm visit

📝 This electric bike tour in Florence includes: A local guide, bike and helmet rental, snacks, drinks, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Night Bike Tour of Florence 

Are you ready for a unique and eco-friendly experience? Marvel at the magic of the city on this Florence: Night Tour by Electric Bike. Explore the city after dusk on a 2-hour ride that takes you to some of Florence’s most stunning landmarks. 

Take in the views from Piazzale Michelangelo, and follow your guide on a journey through the city’s history and culture, revealing the secrets of the monuments and alleys you’ll pass by. Catch a glimpse of the lamps and buildings reflecting on the Arno River, and admire the impressive architecture of Brunelleschi’s dome from Piazza del Duomo.

Marvel at the world-famous Franciscan church at the Basilica di Santa Croce and the open-air museum of statues on Piazza della Signoria, all under the romantic light of the street lamps.  

📝 This tour includes: Bike and helmet rental, guided tour, rain vest, and a rear seat for children. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Photography Tour by Bike in Florence

Get ready to snap the perfect photo of Firenze‘s most iconic sights on this Florence by Bike: 2-Hour Guided Photography Tour. Cycle through the city’s largest pedestrianized area, checking out over 20 of its attractions along the way. 

As you journey through Florence, you’ll also have the chance to explore hidden gems such as the historic Flea Market and the Santo Spirito Church, home to a crucifix carved by Michelangelo, and cross the Arno river after getting a stunning shot of the famous Ponte Vecchio. 

The best photo wins a prize, so bring your A-game and get ready to pedal your way to photographic glory! The bikes are easy to operate, come with helmets for your safety, and include an earphone so you can hear your guide clearly.

📝 This tour includes: Bike and helmet rental, a guide, earphones, photography tips, and a prize to the winning picture. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Florence Bike Tours FAQs

What are the best bike tours in Florence, Italy?

I believe that these are the best Florence bike tours: 
Guided Cycling Tour in Florence
E-Bike Tour in Florence with Michelangelo Square
Vintage Bike Tour and Gelato Tasting

What are the best bike tours to the Tuscany countryside from Florence?

In my opinion, these are the best Tuscany bike tours from Florence:
One Day Bicycle tour in Florence
E-Bike Florence Tuscany Ride
Tuscany E-Bike Tour: From Florence to Chianti with Lunch and Tastings

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.