Florence Night Bike Tour

Experience the Florence Night Bike Tour

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).

The Florence Night Bike Tour route is almost completely different than our Day Bike Tour. As darkness descends, we turn our focus to the intrigue and scandals involved in the mix of art, money, and power that built this beautiful city into the center of medieval trade and finance. You'll learn the hidden history behind the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Of course, no history of Florence would be complete without the famous Medici family. Our first stop is the first Medici Palace, the workplace of the young artists Michelangelo, Donatello, and Botticelli. Nicknamed the "Renaissance House", this is where it all began.

We'll take you to some off-the-beaten-path stops that bring secret corners of this city to life as well as more famous streets, like Via de’ Tornabuoni, a paradise of boutique fashion. From there we'll cross the river into the vibrant neighborhood of Santo Spirito (or Holy Spirit), where the restaurants overflow and diners eat and drink for hours.

Next, we'll head along the river past the famous Ponte Vecchio, through San Niccolò and the old city wall and then down to a beautiful river beach. Here we break out some local Tuscan wine, and sip it on the banks of the Arno while enjoying a truly unique view of Florence from the riverside.

At the end of the evening, we'll make our way back through the historical center, filled with new memories, sights, and the relaxed beauty that is the Renaissance City at night.

Tour Highlights

  • Piazza del Duomo
  • The Medici Riccardi Palace
  • The Church of San Lorenzo
  • The Duomo & Baptistry
  • Piazza Repubblica
  • Via del Campidoglio
  • Via de’ Tournabuoni
  • The Church of Ognissanti
  • Piazza Goldoni
  • Ponte alla Carraia
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Pitti Palace
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Lungarno
  • A cup (or two) of local wine on the San Niccolò beach
  • The church of Santa Croce
  • Piazza Della Signoria
    • Live Guide
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but not required)
    • Glass of local Tuscan wine
  • Adults €40.00
    Children (4-11) €35.00
    Infants (0-3) €0.00
  • The tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.

  • English
    • 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 free of cost.
    • 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.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    The tour meets at our office, located at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

    Our Florence Bike 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.
  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We offer 100% refunds on all tours if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour.

  • Expand/Collapse 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 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.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office free of cost. 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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%.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Are reservations required?

    Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse 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.

  • Expand/Collapse Can I join the tour if I am pregnant?

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

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