Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo

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From $42.87

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Florence by bike, stopping at landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica. Pedal down narrow lanes of the Oltrarno, an artisan neighborhood off the beaten path. This 2-hour tour, with a historian as your guide, offers three options to suit your personal schedule: morning, afternoon, or late evening. Benefit from the small-group atmosphere limited to 15 bicyclists.
  • See the major tourist attractions of Florence during a 2-hour bike tour
  • A professional historian acts as your guide through the Oltrarno district
  • Pedal past significant monuments lining squares in central Florence
  • With a small-group maximum of 15 people, you won’t get lost in the crowd

What's Included

  • Use of bicycle
  • Audio guide system
  • Helmet
  • Expert guide
  • Guided tour
  • Pick up from hotel

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Camillo Cavour, 21r
    Via Camillo Cavour, 21r, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

    Red numbers are usually set to indicate a business, where as black numbers mark a private house . We are located in Via Cavour 21r (red) . Next to the hotel Casci .

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The hill ride is quite steep but totally worth it.
It's a must do tour when you are in Florence.
78 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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My first trip to Florence
Shane_B, Feb 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The electric bikes were very nice especially going up the hills. Amazing way to see key sights of the whole city in a short time
Perfect way to get to know the City
Nooni_s, Dec 2022
We enjoyed Florence soooo much on the bike..our Tour guide Lori was very professional, nice and gave us veryyyyy informative history stories about the city and showed us around every place in the city highlyyyyy recommended
Firenze by bike!
Sheryn_O, Dec 2022
Stefano was very knowledgeable about this whole area. The bike pacing was great and he made it easy to follow him.
Loved Loved Loved this Tour!!
Pam_D, Nov 2022
What a great tour!! This was our favorite we did in all of Italy. We got to see so much of the city and also the view at Piazza Michaelangelo. Our guide provided great history and information along the way. I have already recommended this tour to other friends. I highly recommend it, but know you should be an adequate biker. Weaving through tourists and local street traffic in Florence is quite something!
Not very educational and unsafe.
Gustavo_H, Oct 2022
Tour started okay by visiting Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Then went ahead to visit another plaza where we looked at a map of the city. our tour guide was okay but didn’t feel we learned too much. Then we proceeded to go uphill for ~ 20-30 minutes, and the tour guide left part of the group behind. He was going very fast, and not waiting for the whole group before crossing lights. This felt very irresponsible. We are in our early 30s, and and older couple was left behind and got lost. We then went to Piazzale Michelangelo, were we had a fantastic view of the city, but overall no history at all from the tour guide. Oh the way back, our tour guide kept going without looking behind, and some group members stayed behind, since the lights in Florence change very quickly and there’s is a lot of car and pedestrian traffic. We all got lost at the end, but found our way back. This could had been an overall great experience, but so far has been the worst tour that I have ever taken.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We apologize for your experience and for the guide. Florence is still busy and it is difficult to ride in the city. We thank you for your feedback and we will let know the guide all these aspects that you highlighted in order to improve.
Another GREAT Viator tour!
Anne_N, Oct 2022
Let me begin by saying I have taken Viator tours many times and they NEVER disappoint. They run their tours well and are a great value. This bike tour was with Antonio and he was amazing! So knowledgeable, kind and patient with a couple of 60 year olds biking around crowded Florence. I highly recommend this tour as we leaned so much and ask for Antonio!!!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you so much for your review!
Great experience!
Sandra_R, Oct 2022
Really lovely way to spend a morning. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Riding gets a little sketchy at times with all the people on narrow streets.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much for you review!
A lovely bike ride with stunning views o erythema city.
Mary_C, Sep 2022
The ride was about 11km, initially in the city passing the cathedral etc, but then crossing the Arno with a good view of the Ponte Vecchio and climbing up a hill to the beautiful 11th century Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and returning by another route. The bike was comfortable, with intuitive gears. The tour guide was informative, engaging and set a gentle pace on the climb up the hill, the views are stunning and the information gleaned informed the rest of our stay in Florence Thank you for a lovely morning.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your nice review!
Best ride in town
shakeh_A, Sep 2022
It was an amazing ride. Lots of information and my guide was full of knowledge and energy. It was great to ride a bike in town instead of walking around. Felt like one of the locals. A must do in Florence
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Seeing city and having fun!
alla_f, Sep 2022
Views of Florence while watching the Sunset from both the rose garden and piazza Michaelangelo, were breathless! Booked this tour as last minute decision to see the city In a fun way. Highly recommend if you want to see main sites and change things up from walking…..Great tour guide, Jackamo!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much for your review!
The Bike tour was the...
Scott_S, Jul 2022
The Bike tour was the perfect way to experience Florence. The views were amazing! Our guide was wonderful!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Super toer
Renaud_R, Jul 2022
Very good gide who even after the tour gave us great information. Discovered even the best gellato from Firemze We ll come back.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you very much for your review! Hope to see you soon!
A good introduction to the city
Leah_L, Jul 2022
My son and I had scheduled a tour for the morning, but because of illness it was rescheduled for the evening. The one in the evening was on battery powered bikes! I was a bit nervous for my son who was on a new bike, in a new city (and not particularly bike friendly city), and now had an engine at his disposal. But he was so excited, and the guide and the people in the bike shop were very helpful about setting him up. We both got helmets and they had a number of different ones and we each found ones that fit well. Our guide was phenomenal with my 10 year old son and made sure he was right behind him on the whole journey and kept giving him encouragement and suggestions for safely riding. The tour itself was nice, a brief stop and mythos for each part of the city. The bike lanes and beautiful scenery up to Piazzale Michelangelo were my favorite part.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again in Florence!
Good option to see Florence
Harold_M, Jun 2022
Very good tour, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a short time to get familiar with the city and note places to go back to. The streets were semi-bike friendly. Guides were knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
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We had an amazing time. I...
Kristen_D, May 2022
We had an amazing time. I was surprised how much we were able to cover in two hours. Totally with it So informative. We had a blast!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Alberto was engaging and...
Shelly_P, May 2022
Alberto was engaging and friendly. He is proud of his beautiful Firenze and shared many interesting details. I highly recommend him!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Wonderful way to see the city
Michelle_G, Apr 2022
We spent our first morning in Florence on the bike tour. It was wonderful. Our guide had great information about the city and obviously had a love for the culture and the art. The tour was not overly challenging and even the climb to Piazzale Michelangelo was manageable for all ages Overall a fantastic time. Enjoy.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Suzanne_H, Apr 2022
We had a fabulous morning with our guide, Alberto. His passion for, and knowledge of, the history of Florence was captivating. And whilst enjoying all of that, we got some great exercise cycling around this beautiful city. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended. Thank you Alberto!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Great First Day Experience
Dominic_K, Apr 2022
If you want a fun and entertaining way to experience Florence I HIGHLY recommend this tour. Lorenzo our guide knew everything about Florence and shared the best highlights. He was extremely engaging but not overly verbose. The trip was over before we knew it but we now had a perfect understanding of where to retrace and explore further. It’s the perfect way to build out your own tour plan. And the operator/owner was all smiles and even ran down a half block to retrieve us because we were at the wrong address. The bikes were modern and easy to ride. Five stars is a no brained for cost vs value.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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Great detail in the...
Alison_M, Nov 2021
Great detail in the history of the Medici family and how they made their fortune and the demise of the family
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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