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Do you want to visit the real Tuscany? Wish to make an easy one-day of half-day tour? You do not have a motorcycle license?

No worries, the Vespa Tours in Tuscany are the perfect solution!

Vespa Tours in Tuscany is an activity that allows you to live a true experience in the Tuscan countryside in one of the Italian symbols born in Tuscany: the Vespa scooter. A great experience, funny and unforgettable were you are the protagonist!

Before hitting the open road we will have an orientation and safety talk (please note this will NOT be a driving lesson). We head out on a very quiet stretch of road so you can get used to driving your Vespa. Indeed, this day is designed to get you very well acquainted with your Vespa.

 

We offer 4 different tours on Vespa in Tuscany:

 

Tours with departure from Florence (half-day):

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Departures 2018: daily (to be booked at least 48 hours in advance)
  • Departing from: Florence at 9:30 am
  • Ending in: Florence 13:30 pm.
  • Includes: Light wine tasting, Vespa rental, helmet, English speaking guide

 

1- CHIANTI TOUR: We start riding through the “Oltrarno” quarter,  the most characteristic and authentic City’s side. Then we ride along the sinuous road up to the hill to the Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can enjoy the most oustanding view of Florence, visit to  “San Miniato al Monte”, the wonderful Romanesque Basilica. After visits and photos we keep moving forward, riding to  the Chianti Region, letting us cradle by the sinuous curves across the gentle hills of Tuscany to a small Chianti hamlet for a wine-tasting accompanied by cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Back to the “Chiantigiana road” which is renown and famous for its landscapes of unspeakable beauty we get to another hamlet laid down on a splendid hill, which is famous for the “Tuscan Cotto tile” to visit the typical square flanked by a Renaissance balusters and round arched loggias  and the suggestive Basilica of the XI century. Back to Florence, once again we can enjoy a wonderful panorama along the road, the best way to end  this fantastic experience.

 

2- MUGELLO TOUR: Follow our locally-based guide up and over Mugello, to the Northern side of the Arno river on small, quiet roads rather than the usual busy routes. Our ride takes us on lovely country roads through small hamlets and villages nestled beneath the Mugello mountains. San Piero a Sieve is our first destination, and we can admire its imposing Medieval walls and Medici-style architecture, then we continue on to a winery for a visit and tasting (not too much!). You can learn to taste your wine and look for specific fruits and grapes taste in it. Then we will hop back on our Vespas for a ride to the lovely village of Fiesole, affording breathtaking views over downtown Florence… but not only that! Fiesole is an old Etruscan town, with a stunning cathedral and even a Roman theater, so, whether you would just like to stop for a few minutes to sip a cappuccino or for a more in-depth visit of the monuments, Fiesole will surprise you with its typical Tuscan charme. One final twisting descent takes up back to Florence.

 

HALF-DAY TOUR WITH DEPARTURE FROM FLORENCE RATES

With a Vespa scooter
Single rider 105 €
Rider + passenger 190 €

 


Tours with departure from Radda in Chianti (full day):

  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Departures 2018: daily (to be booked at least 48 hours in advance)
  • Departing from: Radda in Chianti at 10:00 am
  • Ending in: Radda in Chianti 16:00 pm.
  • Includes: Lunch, Vespa rental, helmet, English speaking guide

 

3- CHIANTI TOUR: We head out on a very quiet stretch of road so you can get used to riding your Vespa. Indeed, this day is designed to get you very well acquainted with your Vespa. We then ride along two scenic ridge roads that offer wonderful views over the romantic Tuscan landscape and we arrive beneath the shadow of the mighty Brolio castle. We enjoy a short walk up to the castle to visit the park and gardens of this magnificent and historic building. After the visit, a thirty-minute ride takes us to the town of Gaiole or Castellina, where you will have free time to enjoy the view from the medieval walls and check out its antique shops and cafés and then enjoy a light Tuscan lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, one last beautiful ride on our trusty Vespas takes us back to the village of Radda where we will end our adventure.

 

4- VALDARNO TOUR: From Radda in Chianti, follow our locally-based guide up and over Monteluco to the other side of the Arno river. We take you to a winery for a visit and tasting (you have to spit!) followed by lunch at an excellent countryside restaurant. Then we pop in to visit the lovely medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna, stopping along the way for a gelato at a gelateria that has been rated the 5th best in all of Italy by “La Repubblica” (and there are some 80,000 gelaterias in Italy!). Our ride takes us on lovely country roads through small hamlets and villages nestled beneath the Pratomagno mountains. Just before returning to Radda, we stop for a cool drink high up near the 1,000-year-old watchtower at Montegrossi. One final twisting descent takes up back to Radda.

 

FULL DAY TOUR WITH DEPARTURE FROM RADDA IN CHIANTI RATES

With a Vespa scooter
Single rider 140 €
Rider + passenger 220 €

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Florence – Radda in Chianti (depending on the tour)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the departure.
DURATION 1 day / half-day (depending on the tour)
INCLUDED
Vespa Rental Fuel
Lunch or wine tasting Jet Helmet
NOT INCLUDED
Souvenirs Beverage (water yes)

Scooters up to 125 cc can be ride even if you do not have the motorcycle license (using you car license)

NOTE: You must arrive at the start of the tour already a safe, competent rider. We are not a motorbike school and our guides will refuse to take on tour any participant unable to ride safely. NO REFUNDS will be granted in this case. 

This tour cannot be booked directly online. If you are interested in booking this tour, contact us on our form or by email (info@tuscanymotorcycletours.com) providing the tour name and dates you are interested in and we will confirm the availability and price.

 

VESPA TOURS IN TUSCANY – TERMS OF BOOKING

A payment of 30% is requested upon confirmation
The remaining 70% is due 30 days before the tour
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