Florence is surrounded by hills and on the top of one of these there is Fiesole, a pretty town with a scenic view over the Cradle of Renaissance. There are many things to see in Fiesole and surroundings and an unconventional, green way to experience this area is by bike!
Fiesole had a leading role during the 2013 World Cycling Championships in Tuscany gluing viewers to the screen with its curves and its ups and downs. In Fiesole you can live this experience thanks to fiesolebike.it, which promotes itineraries for different levels of expertise.If you aren’t experienced cyclists, for example, you may try the formula that allows you to rent a bike in Fiesole and return it in Florence biking mainly along minor roads and cycle paths. An official environmental guide will lead you during the tour that brings you from 475 m. above sea level at the Duomo in Florence taking advantage of the topography of the area. Another tour is in the heart of Fiesole and in its surroundings with delightful views over Florence. This, instead, is a track for experienced cyclists.
Every tour is customizable and for every enquiry you can call these number +39 345.3350926 or +39 339.5897015 or email at info@FiesoleBike.it
In 2015 there is a new tour that let you discover the Medici’s Park of Pratolino!FiesoleBike promotes the sustainable mobility and received the official recognition of “Do the right mix,” the European Commission for Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign, which organizes the “Week of Sustainable Mobility”.
You can reach Fiesole with public transportation: take the bus number 7 straight to Fiesole’s main square from the train station or near the Duomo or in Piazza San Marco. This year ATAF, the company of public transportation in Florence, takes part to the promotion of this bike service offering a discount of 10% to those who take public bus to reach Fiesole.
Read also “Fiesole: what to do, what to see” by Tuscany Arts