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Florence to Siena Tour - Tours In Florence Italy

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Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 Days
Distance: 101 KM
Begin/End: Florence / Siena

This two day ride goes through two of Italy's most beautiful cities – Florence and Siena – and you get to experience both of them from a unique perspective. While Florence remains one of our favorite Italian cities, the real joy of tours in florence Italy is riding through the wonderful Chianti landscape. From vineyards to rolling Tuscan hills, this route is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

When To Cycle

July and August are uncomfortably hot for cycling; it's also the busiest time of year for tourism (which makes finding a hotel difficult to do). The best times for cycling in Tuscany are April – June and September – October.

Starting Your Bike Tour – Getting There and Back

This tour starts in Florence and ends in Siena. You can fly into Florence's Aeroporto di Firenze or into Pisa's international airport (there are many public transport options to Florence from Pisa).

From Siena, buses run every 30 minutes to Florence (€6.50, 70 minutes travel time). Unfortunately, there are no trains from Siena to Florence.

Tours In Florence Italy Route

Day 1:

This two day bike trip leaves Florence and heads into the heart of Chianti country. But first you must make the steep climb out of Florence itself (about 7km) which rewards you with incredible views of the city skyline below.

Shortly after, the terrain changes into olive gardens and rolling vineyards as you wind your way towards Impruneta.

If you're into wine – and you should be if cycling through Italy – be sure to stop at the wineries along this stretch between Impruneta and Greve. Tastings are available at most wineries for a fee.

Once in Greve you have the option to take a 1.5 km side trip to Montefioralle, a medieval village that appears frozen in time. If you can handle off-roading a bit, cycle up to the Badia di Passignano – a church created by Benedictine months in the 11 century - approximately 15 km up the road.

Spend the night in Greve and enjoy some of the wine you picked up from the day's ride!

Day 2:

Like leaving Florence the day before, expect a 7km climb out of Greve. Vineyards and farms line the road, giving way finally to forested terrain. The winding road leads you into Radda di Chianti, a nice place to stop for a bite to eat and maybe sample some wine or olive oil.

From Radda di Chianti, the ride becomes quite easy to Castellina in Chianti, another charming small town know for wine and olive pressings.

It's a long descent towards Siena past cypress forests, and relatively traffic-free until three or four kilometers out of Siena. There are two relatively steep climbs leading into the city. The road takes you directly into the Piazza del Campo, the main plaza in Siena.

There are several other bike tours In Florence Italy that we recommend in and around Siena.

Florence to Siena Tour Map


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Florence to Siena Tour Directions

DIRECTIONS
DISTANCE
DAY 1
Florence Train Station
0km

Turn right at the roundabout at Plazza della Stazione

90m
Veer right at Via Della Scalla (To Sienna)
0.3km
Turn left at the roundabout To Sienna
0.9km
Turn right at the roundabout To Sienna
1.7km
Turn left to Porta Romana
2.1km
Veer left to Via Giovanni Della Casa
2.3km
Veer right to Porta Romana
2.6km
Turn right to Porta Romana
2.7km
Go straight at the roundabout onto Poggio Imperiale
4.3km
Turn right at Via del Gelsomin
5.2km
Turn left at Via Seneze (where it T's, no sign)
6km
Veer right to Scandicci
7.9km
Turn left at Firenze Sienna
8.3km
Turn right to Sienna SR2
8.6km
Turn left at the roundabout to Impruneta
10km
Turn left to Impruneta
11km
Hill with 2.6 climb
11.3km
Impruneta
16.2km
Turn left to Greve
18.2km
Turn right to Greve SS222
20.9km
Veer right to stay on SS429
21.8km
Veer left at the roundabout to Greve
22km
Greve Tourist Office
32.2km
DAY 2
Greve Tourist Office
0km
South on Viale G Verrazzano
0km
Hill with 7km climb
0.2km
Turn left on SS426 to Radda in Chianti
10.4km
Turn left to Radda in Chianti
20.7km
Veer left to Castellina in Chianti
22.8km
Turn left on SS222 to Castellina in Chianti
31.4km
Veer left to Stazione F.S.
51.7km
Take 3rd exit to Stazion F.S. at roundabout
52.6km
Take 1st exit to Stazion F.S. at roundabout
53.2km
Take 1st exit to Stazion F.S. at roundabout
53.4km
Turn right into Siena station
53.5km

Tuscany Bicycle Tours

TOUR NAME DURATION DISTANCE DIFFICULTY
Florence to Siena Tour 2 Days 101.7 KM Moderate - Difficult
Siena to Buonconvento Tour 4-7 Hours 75.8 KM Moderate - Difficult
Siena to Cortona Tour 3 Days 150 KM Moderate - Difficult
Siena to Massa Marittima Tour 3 Days 202.5 KM Moderate
Arezzo to Florence Tour 1-2 Days 115.6 KM Moderate - Difficult
Portoferraio Tour 5-9 Hours 92 KM Moderate - Difficult
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana to Viareggio Tour 3 Days 155.3 KM Moderate - Difficult
Orbetello to Montalcino Tour 3 Days 179.8 KM Moderate

 

 

 

 

 

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