We have been focused on delivering unforgettable experiences in cities around the world since 1999. It’s our hope that we have the opportunity to show you the Italy that we know and love so much on our Italy tours.
Try a skip-the-line tour to explore world-famous attractions like the Colosseum, Segway through historic Florence at night, or stroll through the iconic Milan Cathedral. Of course, no trip to Italy is complete without indulging in Italian foods, sweets, and wine. When you choose Fat Tire Tours, you’ll tour Italy with expert guides who are passionate about showing you the very best each of these cities has to offer, and are eager to share with you the history, sights, tastes, and sounds of Italy.
After all these years, our tours still focus on giving each customer the fantastic private and personal experience they seek through our limited group size, unparalleled touring knowledge and outstanding reputation, and our Italy tours are no exception. We look forward to welcoming you on our bike, Segway, food, and skip-the-line tours in Italy.
Here's to creating the same memories for you and your friends and family that have made us world-famous for twenty years!
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. Florence and Rome are very bike-friendly cities and cars are used to sharing the road with cyclists, scooters, and pedestrians.
We believe there is a tour for everyone, therefore each of our bike tours fall into one of the following categories, which you can find identified on the individual tour page:
Leisurely Cycling - Perfect for novice bike riders or those that haven't been on a bike in years. You should have average balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. We will be riding on bike lanes, through parks, on cobbled streets, and occasionally with traffic. 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.
Intermediate Cycling - You should have good balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. Riders should be prepared for small hills, riding single-file behind other riders, cobbled streets, and riding in a group. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety.
Athletic Cycling - Tours that fall under this category are by no means strenuous, but they cover a greater distance than our other tours and/or spend more time cycling in the roads (including cobbled streets) than our other tours. You should have good balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. We vary between single-file & group riding. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety. We have children join us on tours at this level all the time so it completely depends on your confidence with a bicycle!
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"Our mission is to provide safe, fun and unforgettable experiences through superior customer service that create memories and smiles that last a lifetime."
While we cannot speak for other companies, we certainly feel that we have set, and we carry the standard of excellence in our industry. Many others have tried to replicate our efforts, but we hope you will choose to explore with us and see for yourself why we believe we stand head and shoulders above the rest.
We look forward to welcoming you on our award-winning tours and to creating the same memories for you and your friends and family that have made us world famous since 1999.
Absolutely! The best way to get an inside look at our favorite local places to eat, shop, and more is through our social media platforms and our blog.
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.
Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available 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.
At this time all of our tours are conducted in English. Private Tours can occasionally be arranged in other languages, given we have a tour guide that speaks the language of your choice.
Yes - all riders must be at least 16 years of age, as required by law in Italy. No exceptions.
For the riding safety of everyone, guests must weigh at least 100 pounds (45 kilograms), not in excess of 260 pounds (118 kilograms).
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