Bike tour Florence
bike trip Firenze, Fiesole by bike
Bike on the World Road Bike Championship 2013 uphill heading Fiesole, reach the Monastery of Monte Senario, enjoy quiet back roads along ancient villas of Florentine nobility.
Challenging, Distance 57 km/36 miles
Transfer from Florence to Fiesole, short visit of the panoramic town. After a shrt bike fitting you are ready to cycle on a panoramic, rolling stretch you will climb to the highest hills of this tour, the ancient, medieval Monastery of Monte Senario, standing on a hilltop at 3280 feet! Breathtaking 360° view of Florence and the backbone mountains of central Italy will be the reward of your effort. Story: In 1241 a group of Seven lay men decided to abandon their families and businesses to devote themselves to a life together of prayer, penance and poverty. These men, later known as the 7 Saints, went up to this mountain and founded this monastery.
After the well-deserved refreshing and rest, you will continue on a scenic downhill towards Monte Morello, the last mountain of our trip. Gently uphill along striking views will take us on the long descent, Keeping on quiet, historical back roads we will arrive back to Fiesole.
BIKES AVAILABLE : Carbon frame race bike, hybrid OR high-end E-bike
Thank you for organizing such a great holiday for us. The bikes were super, very well tuned and a pleasure to ride. Though the hills are tough, the rewards of the views made the efforts worthwhile. You live in a magnificent place, beauty, weather, food and friendly people.
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