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Florence Night Bike Tour

Approximately 3 hours

From €40

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Overview

Join us for one of the most incredible ways to see the city of Florence – by riding a bike through sunset and into the night. In summer, it’s the coolest time of day (in more ways than one).

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Live Guide
  • Bike
  • Helmet (provided but not required)
  • Glass of local Tuscan wine
Good to Know
  • All guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 18 years or older.
  • We have 20″ and 24″ wheeled bicycles available for children. Contact our team if you aren’t sure which size is best for your child to ensure we reserve the right size for your child
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable, closed toe shoes.
  • Our tours go rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office.
  • Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from joining bike tours due to cobbled streets.
  • We have juice available for non-wine drinkers and children. Please tell the guide/ staff at check in.
  • This tour does not include a stop for food, so we encourage guests to eat dinner prior to the tour.

Highlights

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1Piazza del Duomo
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2The Medici Riccardi Palace
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3The Church of San Lorenzo
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4The Duomo & Baptistry
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5Piazza Repubblica
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6Via del Campidoglio
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7Via de’ Tournabuoni
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8The Church of Ognissanti
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9Piazza Goldoni
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10Ponte alla Carraia
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11Piazza Santo Spirito
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12Pitti Palace
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13Ponte Vecchio
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14Lungarno
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15A cup (or two) of local wine on the San Niccolò beach
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16The church of Santa Croce
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17Piazza Della Signoria

Meeting Point

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Questions About our Bikes/Biking in Florence

What cycling skill level do I need for this tour?

While all of our tours maintain a leisurely pace, we want our guests to have fun and be safe, so being able to ride a bike is paramount.

This tour is perfect for intermediate bike riders. You should have good balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. Most of this tour is on roads and although we stick together as a 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, we invite you to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Yes! This 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 in a 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.

You can see all of our Florence bikes here.

Is a helmet included? Do I have to wear one?

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%.

Can I join the tour if I am pregnant?

Pregnant women are strongly discouraged from joining bike tours due to cobbled streets.

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour meeting point?

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.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

*See restrictions here

Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

Unfortunately, the tour duration does not give us enough time to enter any of the sites that we see on tour. This tour is designed to enjoy the city from a broad perspective and come away with a greater understanding of its history and layout.

What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

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.

What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

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.

My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

Please contact our Private Tours team to see what options we have.

What time do I need to get there for my tour?

We ask that all guests arrive 10-15 minutes early for the scheduled tour.

This gives us time to get all of our guests checked-in, fitted correctly for bikes, and a chance to get comfortable on your bike before we take off.

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