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Sunset Bike Tour of Florence

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Key Highlights

  • Pedal in comfort through the historical center of Florence
  • Cycle along timeless streets lined with medieval and Renaissance buildings
  • Sample delicious homemade ice cream at a gelateria!
  • Tour uses multi-speed cruiser bike - more comfortable than all other cycles
  • This tour is highly recommended by travelers on TripAdvisor
  • Rub the snout of Il Porcellino to guarantee your return to Florence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar 16 - 30 Sep 16: Daily except Sunday
    01 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17: Monday, Wednesday and Friday


    2 hours 30 minutes

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 May: 6:00pm
    01 Jun - 31 Aug: 6:30pm
    01 Sep - 30 Sep: 6:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Please make your way to Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, Florence.
    Directions from the Duomo Cathedral Square: If you are facing the front of the church, turn right on Via dei Calzaiuoli and walk straight on, turn left on the 4th cross street which is Via dei Cimatori.
    Directions from Piazza della Signoria: face the statue of the man on horseback, on your left there is a "superflash bank" and "il cavallino" restaurant. Take that street (via delle Farine) and turn right onto the second cross street which is Via dei Cimatori.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    See the glories of Florence from a whole new perspective! This guided bike tour at sunset is perfect for anyone who wants to discover Florence and have fun!

    A professional tour guide leads a small group on this bike tour. You’ll ride a comfortable, multi-speed cruiser bike that allows you to pedal through the historical center of Florence. Learn the turbulent history of the city as you ride along.

    View Florence in the warm glow of sunset and see dusk softly draping the mellow buildings. As night falls and the street lights come on, you’ll ride past famous piazzas, gorgeous churches and the elegant Palazzo Strozzi.

    See the stunning views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and take beautiful pictures home. Walk up to the San Miniato Church, a real example of “antiquity” in Florence.

    In the Old Market Portico, you can rub the snout of Il Porcellino, the bronze statue of a wild boar and assure yourself of a speedy return to the city!

    Due to the popularity of this tour, it is unavailable for a range of dates from October to February. If your booking date falls during these dates, we would like to recommend you an alternate tour Click here for more details>>


    Your unforgettable Sunset Bike Tour Of Florence begins when you meet your guide at Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, Florence, very close to the Signoria Square. For 2½ hours, an expert local official tour guide will lead you on a bicycle tour of Florence. You’ll see the city as the sun sets and the lights illuminate the streets and monuments.

    On this evening tour of Florence’s most important sites, you will see the Santissima Annunziata square, where you are surrounded by beautiful ancient buildings that were so important for the city of Florence: the church, dedicated to the Holy Annunciation, and the Foundling Hospital, built by Filippo Brunelleschi.

    You’ll see the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and the most famous bridge in Florence.The bridge was originally occupied by butcher shops that were eventually replaced by jewelers and goldsmiths. It is the only bridge that was not destroyed during World War II.

    You’ll cycle past several important squares containing churches and other magnificent buildings. Santa Croce Piazza is one of the main squares in the center of Florence and is named for the Basilica of Santa Croce that overlooks the square.

    Santa Maria Novella Piazza is located just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church.

    See the stunning views of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and take beautiful pictures home. Then walk up to the San Miniato Church, a real example of “antiquity” in Florence.

    Piazza Santa Trinita (Holy Trinity square) is a small square that is home to the Salvatore Ferragamo museum of shoes and bags. The elegant and aristocratic Republic Square is where the Roman forum once stood. Today in the side of the square there is a column that marks the precise geographical center of Florence.

    In Signoria Square, the focal point for Florentine political life, you’ll find a palace once occupied by the infamous Medici family. It now serves as the town hall.

    You’ll can’t miss the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its massive dome that dominates the city skyline.

    You’ll also see the elegant and unfinished Strozzi Palace. The head of the Strozzi family was taken prisoner by Cosimo I Medici and committed suicide. The palace is famous for the wrought-iron lanterns that decorate the corners.

    The Old Market Portico sells souvenirs, and is famous for the 17th century bronze statue of a wild boar. According to legend, anyone who rubs the always shining snout of Il Porcellino will soon return to Florence.

    At the conclusion of the tour, you will return to Via dei Cimatori 9 Red, Florence. From here, you are free to make your way to your accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • English-speaking guide
    • Bike rental
    • Bike helmet
    • Ice cream


    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
    • Meals and beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours on the number given on your booking voucher prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    The tour does not go inside monuments or museums.

    Please arrive at the meeting point (the local tour operator’s office) at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to complete check-in formalities.

    The tour goes on rain or shine. In case of heavy rain, we might decide to stop the tour. Guest options on rainy days:

    1. Proceed with the tour hoping for clearing, or

    2. Fifty per cent refund for client cancellation, or

    3. Rain check to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The rain check is a voucher given to the client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date.

    Before the tour starts, you will have to provide identification with the confirmation voucher.

    Tour is suitable for children from 12yrs and above.

    Panoramic Sunset Bike Tours requires a skill level “intermediate", so in order to book this tour customers must be able to:

    Ride a bike confidently.

    Physically fit and healthy.

    Please note that our staff will have the right to decline accepting your customers without any obligation to refund the ticket.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    Please be aware that there are no public restrooms in the local tour operator’s office.

  • reviews
    • Sunset Bike Tour of Florence

      It's my first bike tour, it is really fun and a great experience cycling around the crowds in a relaxing way. Also, my tour guide (Christina), she is really friendly and...

      V Y Chiew, United Kingdom, 29/May/2014

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