Cycling experiences in Tuscany

Discover a new side of Tuscany. 

Mugello area is a combination of nature, history and local tradition. 

Cycle at a leisurely pace and discover the surrounding area. We ride slowly to ensure you take the time to look around: admire the scenery, inhale the smells of nature, observe the land’s special features, immerse yourself in the land, and meet the locals. 

The local expert guide can customize the tours fitting your fitness level and interests.

Discover Mugello area like a typical local on your bike.

Countryside bike tour & saffron tasting

Enjoy a 15 kilometer bike tour around the Tuscan countryside and discover the saffron's secrets, just a few kilometres from Florence and into Mugello, a little slice of heaven.

After a short walk into the small village of Vicchio and around its beautiful lake, begin your ride into the countryside, away from traffic. Along the way you’ll meet a Romanesque Church, a Villa from the Medicean era, and see the home of Giotto, always surrounded by nature and the typical Tuscan landscape.

Halfway through the ride, you’ll stop at a saffron farm. Meet the local farm animals, see the bee hives and vineyard, and taste some delicious saffron-flavored products (honey, cheese, biscuits, beer, herbal tea), while the owners show you how to grow saffron.

You can easily reach the meeting place by train from Firenze S.M.Novella station to Vicchio (about 50 min scenic journey through the countryside).

The tour starts in Vicchio, a village of medieval origin, where great artists such as Giotto and Beato Angelico, lived their youth. The ride continues on country roads between farmhouses, vineyards and olive trees into Mugello area, the homeland of the famous Medici family, and a land that’s rich in history with their medieval castles, romanesque churches and noble villas.

Land of painters - the origins of the Tuscan landscape

This is a bike tour in the heart of Mugello in Tuscany, just a few kilometres north of Florence. The streets are immersed in nature, showing signs of a peasant culture that bares a rich history.

Cycle up and down the hills along the bike path, riding between farmhouses, fields and vineyards. The path runs alongside Romanesque churches, manor houses, and a Medici villa.

Enjoy a peaceful ride, admiring the typical Tuscan landscape. We will detour on the "painters' trail" for an opportunity to visit Giotto’s house and Cimabue's Bridge.

Travel to the places where great artists, such as Giotto and Beato Angelico, lived their youth. Take a close at the very place that influenced some of their most famous works, such as Mugello-inspired landscapes. Everyone holds special memories in their childhood home, and on this trip you will see where those memories were created for Giotto and Beato Angelico.

The itinerary crosses through the countryside of the pre-mountain Mugello hills. Cycle on paved and gravel track, which includes a surprisingly smooth assent and gentle slopes, giving us time to rest after each climb and enjoy the peaceful ‘land of painters’.