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||€ 39|
|from 4 and more participants||€ 29|
* Rates are per participants
Do you need a bike?
|Mtb||€ 11/per bike|
|E-Mtb||€ 20/per bike|
|Helmet (optional)||Free/per helmet|
|Damage insurance (Mtb)||€ 3/per bike|
|Damage insurance (e-Mtb)||€ 5/per bike|
Up to 4 mtb delivery at the starting of the tour and pick up at the end of the tour for free. For more than 4 mtb please request a quote.
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
Our guided mountain bike tours take place mainly on beautiful off-road routes, allowing us to reach places unreachable by any other means and to enjoy unique landscapes in contact with nature.
However, although they are relatively easy, they may have some more technical features that require a bit of technique when riding a mountain bike.
For these reasons, to participate in a guided tour, whether you choose to do it with a traditional or an electric mountain bike, it is necessary - in addition to being in good physical condition - to be able to ride a bicycle on dirt roads and to know the use of the gear and brakes.
- Always choose clothing suitable for the type of route and weather conditions. The use of slippers or sandals is not allowed.
- The water bottle is not supplied. It is therefore important to have a backpack to carry 1 or more bottles of water.
- During the tours, the guide must not be exceeded.
- 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.
- Read also our tips to ride safely.
For this reason, a liability assumption will be required during the booking process of a guided tour.