Bike ride through the hills of Certaldo
Bike ride through the hills of Certaldo
Without wine tasting
|1 participant||€ 49|
|from 2 up to 3 participants||€ 42|
|from 4 and more participants||€ 35|
* Rates are per participants
Do you need a bike?
|Mtb||€ 11/per bike|
|E-Mtb||€ 28/per bike|
|Helmet (optional)||€ 4/per helmet|
|Damage insurance (Mtb)||€ 3/per bike|
|Damage insurance (e-Mtb)||€ 5/per bike|
The tour difficulty is primarily a subjective factor, determined by different elements and from never equal situations.
The most important of them is the effort: the more the climbs are high, the more effort is made.
But climbs are not all the same: they can be more or less steep and of variable length.
To get an idea of how many climbs are waiting for you on a tour, you should check the "elevation gain uphill". The higher the "elevation gain uphill" is the higher the number of climbs you have to face.
Another element that can make a tour more or less difficult is the climate and in particular - in summer time - the exposure to the sun.
Doing the same path in autumn or spring with 20/25 degrees is completely different if done in summer with 35 degrees.
In addition to the temperature, even the humidity, the presence of shade and the road surface can increase (even in the worst cases) the difficulty of 20%.
For this reason, there is no a unique answer to the question 'how difficult is a course' is; everybody has its own parameters and sensations that also depend on your training level, so the difficulty index is considered an indicative value.
To help you choosing a guided tour, in addition to the degree of difficulty, we ranked the tours according to the following parameters: Landscape, Nature, Art and History.
The trail winds through panoramic paths from which you can admire some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Tuscan countryside.
The tour takes place predominantly in wooded areas or crosses areas of important naturalistic interest such as parks or nature reserves.
Art and history
During the tour you will find places of great historical and artistic interest such as medieval villages, abbeys, churches and castles.
A tour immersed in the unspoilt nature of lush hills and farmland, in a land where nature and history come together and where lived one of the most important lordships of Tuscan history: the Count Alberti.
We start from the Canonica park - climbing along a scenic path that will lead us to the top of a hill, not far from where you can see the village of Certaldo (that we’ll visit at the end of our tour).
We continue to patiently ride up to the dome of St. Michael the Archangel (San Michele Arcangelo), whose story deserves to be known. Not everyone knows that this dome with an octagonal base - built between 1594 and 1597 is in the place where the Castle of Semifonte once stood and that it was destroyed by Florence in 1202 – and reproduced in scale of the most famous Cathredral in Florence, the Santa Maria del Fiore.
After making a brief stop, we will launch into a pleasant descent and then climb back up to the parish Church of San Lazzaro in Lucardo: an old church built before the eighth century of which we can admire the interesting architectural features.
We will then start pedaling through gentle ups and downs, but the effort will be rewarded with a pleasant refreshment stop (on request and only at the expense of the participant) in the small and cozy medieval town of Certaldo. With its narrow and picturesque streets in the center and great buildings with splendour, the Praetorian Palace, the Church of Saints Jacopo and Filippo and the House of Boccaccio.
Important things to know before you book a tour
- Before booking a guided tour, be honest with yourself.
Although our tours take place mainly on relatively easy routes, sometimes you need to tackle more technical sections (steep climbs or descents on dirt roads), so make sure you have the technical skills and know how to drive a mtb in order to be able to finish the tour.
If you are used to cycling only a few times a year and never on a dirt road, perhaps you should not book a guided tour, as you could seriously endanger your safety and that of other participants.
- Whether you choose to take a guided tour with a traditional mountain bike or an electric one, a good ability is required in knowing how to ride a bike on a dirt road and how to use the gear.
- Before booking a guided tour please check the characteristics, in particular those relating to the length and difficulty making sure to have the technical skills and physical properties necessary to complete the course, read our read our tips to ride safely and check the levels of difficulty of the tours
- We suggest that you choose the dress suitable for the type and length of the route and weather conditions. It is forbidden to wear slippers or sandals.
- Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (parent / guardian).
- Given the length of the tour, to participate, we recommend a good level of training, spirit of sacrifice and ability to pedal for long distances uphill.
- During the tour, several stops are made, to take pictures or just to relax and do some chat. This makes the tour enjoyable and less stressful even for those who are less trained.
- iBikeMontaione reserves the right to change with or without notice, before and during the tour the logistical organisation and the type of route depending on the weather conditions, ability and preparation of the participants, or other problems.
- If the weather is questionable, please send us an sms (if possible via Whatsup it's free!) at the number +39 346 7623211 one day prior to the start time to confirm the tour status.
- Read also our tips to ride safely.