MTB ADVANCE EXPERIENCE

Tours in Florence Coutry

 

For more advanced level of bikers, on the Florentine hills, there are unforgettable all-mountain, enduro and freeride trails that can be found in the Roveta parks, in Monte Morello, Settignano, Vincigliata, Fiesole or in Rincine, Monte Giovi, and finally on Mount Calvana.

The guide will lead the bikers in these beautiful locations for half a day or for the whole day.

mtb trail near florence

 

 

 Personalized tours for every need.

“Mulinaccio”s TOUR BETWEEN VINEYARDS AND SECULAR SEQUOIES.

Mulinaccio vist mountain bike
Il Mulinaccio

Half-day mountain-bike or ebike tour at the “mulinaccio” with departure from Florence-Isolotto (northern district) by mountain bike / ebike to Villa I Lami in the Municipality of Scandicci, on a dirt road that leads to the Partingoli farm.

wine' s hills
Photo by Elena Tempestini

From here continue downhill along a dirt road between vineyards, until you reach Il Mulinaccio. Il Mulinaccio of Scandicci is one of the many suggestive and hidden places not reported in the tourist guides. This itinerary, extremely technically easy, leads us to this ancient abandoned building that had once been a hydraulic mill, whose construction dates back to the middle of the Seventeenth Century.

Architecture, now reduced to ruins, has a really interesting history. The Galli Family, owner of the nearby Villa dei Lami, built a dam along the Masseto in 1634 in order to create an artificial lake to create a plant nursery. A mill was placed next to the dam.

What is certain is that in 1774 every activity had officially ceased.

Today’s name is probably due to the state of neglect, as written in some documents of the Nineteenth Century  where it is remembered as the ruined mill, which later became the Mulinaccio.

Photo by Elena Tempestini

Today the ruins of this impressive building still function as a bridge between the two shores of the valley.

Full-day tour by mountain-bike or ebike, continue from the previous one tour, on the hills and towards the centennial sequoia. Around San Vincenzo a Torri – the place where the Mulinaccio is located, there are other places for bikers, passing in front of the Romanesque church of Sant’Andrea dating back to the Seventh Century in Mosciano borgo. Between 1926 and 1927 the British writer David Herbert Lawrence stayed there while he was writing the masterpiece of literature “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”.

Florence’s view from hill-Photo by Elena Tempestini

A few kilometers away, scattered among oak, centennial sequoia and pine woods, there are other charming villages, such as San Martino alla Palma, with its Church of San Martino, of the late 10th Century, San Vincenzo a Torri and San Michele a Torri.

AMAZING TOUR IN FLORENCE

Half-day tour in mountain-bike / ebike of the city of Florence, passing through Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can enjoy an enchanting panoramic view over the city. Piazzale Michelangelo is the most famous panoramic point, a must for tourists visiting the city. Here are some copies of some famous works by Michelangelo that are preserved in Florence: the statue of David (the original is in the Galleria dell’Accademia) and the four allegories, statues created by Michelangelo that are kept at the Medici Chapels of San Lorenzo.

Arno river MTB tour
View of Florence_Photo by Elena Tempestini
Boboli's Garden visit
Boboli’s Garden-Photo by Elena Tempestini
center of florence city MTB
Florence Baptistery and Cathedral_Foto di Elena Tempestini

 

 

The visit continues in the historic center of Florence, passing in front of the main buildings of historical and artistic interest, such as the Church of Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi, the magnificent Duomo and the famous Giotto’s bell tower, not far from Church of San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels with the famous works of Michelangelo. 

Ponte Vecchio-Photo by Elena Tempestini
Santa Croce-Photo by Elena Tempestini
Cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower-Photo by Elena Tempestini
Florence, Palazzo Vecchio-photo by Elena Tempestini

Full day tour Mtb or ebike. The second part of the tour continues in the afternoon with a visit to the area known by the Florentines as “oltr’Arno”, where the bikers will see the neighborhoods and small streets typical of this area, passing in front of the magnificent Palazzo Pitti and the fantastic Giardino di Boboli, ancient city park. The grand-ducal Garden of Palazzo Pitti is also connected to the Forte di Belvedere, a military outpost for the safety of the sovereign and his family.

Forte Belvedere-Photo by Elena Tempestini

The Boboli Gardens is one of the most important examples of Italian garden in the world and is a real open-air museum, for the architectural-landscape setting and for the collection of sculptures, ranging from Roman antiquities to the 20th century . It is one of the most famous Italian Gardens. It was built between the 16th and 19th centuries, by the Medici, then by the Lorraine and the Savoy, and occupies an area of ​​about 45,000 m². There are also the Silver Museum, the Costume Gallery, the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Garden.

The Fountain of Neptune, also called the Biancone, is created by Bartolomeo Ammannati-Photo by Elena Tempestini

ELBA IN TOUR

One day tour or more, in Elba Island

View on the Arcipelago toscano

Our proposal expected the largest island of the Tuscan archipelago, for one or more days depending on the request.

Elba Island is easily reached by the ferry that departs from the port of Piombino to reach the mainland in about an hour. In this beautiful place there are many paths for free ride, all mountain, cross country, suitable for all levels! These mountain biking itineraries vary in difficulty, offering bikers a good choice between technical and steep trails up to the soft and fluid path.

Our philosophy is never leave out the historical anecdotes and landscape, dedicating therefore a part of the time to understand where we are.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for all those who practice this sport and have never seen this beautiful island by mountain bike. Elba island is one of the best destinations in Italy for mtb.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Recommended for free ride, all mountain, cross country, suitable for all levels! These mountain biking itineraries vary in difficulty.

Level: from MEDIUM to DIFFICULT

Tour recommended in all season. During summer ferry is particularly busy.

PINK FLAMINGOS AND WINE

An incredible easy mountain bike tour for all!!

MTB tour through the Diaccia Botrona Nature Reserve, located between Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia. The flat path takes place along the perimeter of the Reserve, once known as the ancient Lake Prile. A story full of events about the Florentine dynasty of the de’Medici’s family, the grand dukes of Lorena, Pietro Leopoldo, and powerful Lords who controlled the territory. Do not forget to observe the beautiful pink flamingos, the white and gray herons, the kingfisher and if you are lucky the fascinating flight of the osprey! The route ends in the Maremma vineyards and why not? With a glass of wine in your hand.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The route runs almost exclusively in the plains and flat.

Low level

Bird-watching opportunities especially in autumn and winter season

 

Tour recommended in any season.

In the summer, the hottest hours are not recommended.

THE ART…..OF PEDALING!

Discover Art and Miracles by bike it could be a great Adventure!!

MTB tour trough the woods and the hills of the Bandite in the Municipality of Scarlino and in that of Castiglione della Pescaia where important architectures (ruins) are related to the history of these places.

In this territory there are many paths for free ride, all mountain, cross country, suitable for all levels ! These itineraries are all practicable on mountain bikes and vary in difficulty, offering bikers a fun choice between technical trails and easy dirt roads.

The Bandite di Scarlino’s woods offer many possibilities and, depending on requests, it will be possible to choose a path suitable for every level.

Interesting guided tour that led our friends bikers near Caldana. The beautiful architecture of the Church of San Biagio, perhaps the most beautiful of this area, was built by Antonio da San Gallo il Vecchio. During his long activity, this artist had the opportunity to confront the masters of the Tuscan Renaissance, such as Giuliano and Antonio da Sangallo, with the protagonists of the Roman Renaissance, as Bramante or Raphael and with the generation of Mannerism as well as the great Michelangelo of which was rival.

For fans of stories, you will find out that in these woods many miracles happened, and we will tell you anecdotes that reveal for example the story of St. William and the dragon who lived in the woods, or the Saint, daughter of St. Peter, named Petronilla and about her miraculous source hidden in the wood.

If the mystery and the history fascinate you, you just have to immerse yourself in nature enjoying landscapes hoping maybe … in a miracle!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Routes are mainly for free ride, enduro, all mountain, cross country, suitable for all levels!

Level: from MEDIUM to DIFFICULT

Tour recommended in any season.

In the summer, the hottest hours are not recommended.

THE ROUTE OF THE ETRUSCANS (Vetulonia)

Discover history could be an Adventure! From the Necropoli up to the Acropoli by MTB.

 

MTB tour trough farms around Castiglione della Pescaia hinterland, to reach Etruscan Via dei Sepolcri, which leads to the monumental tombs of Vetulonia. The tour continues with a visit to the small village of Vetulonia at the top of the hill, where remains of the ancient Etruscan walls, known as Walls of the Arce are preserved. This ancient wall is made with polygonal blocks, according to a construction technique widespread between the VI and II century BC in Etruria and Lazio. We also recommend a stop at the Etruscan museum Isidoro Falchi and the Vetulonian archaeological areas.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Routes are mainly simple cross-country, suitable for all levels! Level: from EASY to MEDIUM

Tour recommended in any season.

In the summer, the hottest hours are not recommended.

Vetulonia, Archeological area, Etruscan’s Necropoli
Vetulonia, Archeological area, Etruscan’s Necropoli
Isidoro Falchi Museum and Archeological Areas