These tours have been developed and are now run in cooperation with De-Gustibus, tour operator based in Florence.
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.
The tour is quite advanced, so please do not come to "try" to ride: you have to be able to ride a scooter or a motorbike before you come to our office in Florence.
Please read our FAQs before you book this tour
Upon your arrival, it will be held a short briefing with our small group of new friends, in which you will be introduced about the itinerary and how to ride on the roads. After wearing the helmet you can enjoy your ride on the mythic “Italian two wheels”, discovering rare city corners, breathtaking views, ancient hamlets and unforgettable landscapes offering you a great opportunity for a fantastic “photographic adventure”! After riding through the “Oltrarno” quarter, the most characteristic and authentic City’s side, we ride along the sinuous road up to the hill which dominates the Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can enjoy the most astonishing and spectacular view of Florence, where you visit “San Miniato al Monte”, the wonderful Romanesque Basilica of the year 1000, preserving great art treasures. After having taken beautiful pictures as “post cards”, we keep moving forward, riding to the Chianti Region, letting us cradle by the sinuous curves across the gentle hills of the famous Tuscan countryside, in the peace of the nature, kissed by the sun and caressed by the wind. Once arrived at the small Chianti hamlet, we have a stop at the characteristic organic farm, where we can taste an high-quality wine accompanied by cheese and extra virgin olive oil, all own-growing organic products.
These typical Chianti products are made without any synthetic fertilizers, using the same processing methods which were used by our grandparents and this really makes the difference in taste. After the products tasting and the visit of the farm-estate, we ride again enjoying along the “Chiantigiana road” which is renown and famous for its landscapes of unspeakable beauty, surrounded by gentle hills, parish churches, castles and villas, spotted by vineyards and olive tree groves whose genuine products make famous in the world this beautiful corner of Tuscany. Riding along the cypress tree –lined road, we get to another hamlet laid down on a splendid hill, which is famous for the “Tuscan Cotto tile”, a popular high –quality material used for roofs, walls and floors of many houses. Here we visit the typical square flanked by a Renaissance balusters and round arched loggias and the suggestive Basilica of the XI century. While returning to Florence, once again we can enjoy a wonderful panorama along the road, the best way to end this fantastic experience, riding the legendary and original Italian scooter “Vespa”
Rate: €105 per Vespa rider and €85 per back-seat passenger. Guide, Vespa rental, helmet rental, fuel, third party liability insurance, and wine tasting are included.
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ON TOUR DAY
On your tour day we will put a €800 deposit per scooter on your card (€1000 deposit for two scooters, if the hold is placed on one card for both). This is fully refunded when the scooters come back with no damage and with a full tank (refill charge is €30/vehicle).
Please note when our credit card company releases the hold, as the deposit is not a charge, you will not see any refund on your card, you will just get the money available for you to spend on your card again (this will happen up to four days after the final charges are made (we have no control over it, nor does our credit card company).
These are the papers you need to bring with you at the start of your tour:
- your driver's license
- your credit card
- your passport
Check to be sure that your driving licence isn't
- - expired
- - unreadable
- - missing
- - in copy not original
- 30th day > 4th day 30% of rental fee only
- 3rd day > 1st day 95% of rental fee only
- from 23rd hours > no show 95% of rental fee plus delivery cost (in case you requested the delivery).
We are all scooter riders ourselves, so we would like to remind you to bring the appropriate gear for ANY KIND of bad weather. Bad weather does not constitute a reason for cancellation and we will charge your rental in full unless you will notify us in advance according to the terms of the cancellation policy written above.
Before you book, we recommend you to read what our previous customers have written about us and our tours on Trip Advisor.