"With Barbara Barrett as our tour guide my heart and soul were singing and dancing as we rode our bikes through Chianti. Barbara was an excellent bike guide as well as wine and olive oil tour guide. She is very passionate, knowedgeable and inspiring. The bike ride takes you through the hills of Tuscany, through small villages and to an amazing winery/olive oil factory where we were fed delicious food and tasted local wine. Our accomodations were lovely and once again we were served local food, fresh veggies and pasta, as well drinking the local wines. We were lucky and on the second day as we entered Panzano there was a Sagra delle Maccellerie (Butcher shop festival). We also biked through Greve and a few other villages. This was one of the high points of my trip to Italy. I will sign up for this tour again!!!
Oct 28, 2010
“Amazing countryside, a fantastic way to see Tuscany. We had a wonderful day starting out in Florence, taking the van to the start of the bike tour and riding in the countryside to the winery. A few stops along the way to take many photos. The lunch was fantastic and the ride back, breathtaking. Our guide Barbara was wonderful. Very knowledgeable of the area. She also encouraged us to make it up all the hills and enjoy the scenery along the way. THANKS Barbara and I Bike Italy for a wonderful day I will never forget!!" Peggy and Sergio
Oct 8, 2010
“A wonderful day in wine country. Myself and two girlfriends took an Italian girls getaway in August and this was by far my favorite part of the trip. We met I Bike Italy in Florence and were shuttled a short distance to the Tuscan countryside for our adventure. Barbara who was our guide was truly amazing. Her passion and knowledge for the area and cycling made for a great ride. The bikes were well kept and new. They provide handy bike bags for cameras and a few Euro for the gelato you'll buy toward the end of the trip. The views were indescribable, I found myself wanting to stop every few minutes to snap another shot, and was rarely rushed- this is a bit of a strenuous uphill ride, but is taken slowly.Lunch and wine was delicious and the winery/olive oil tour was informative. Don't fret- you can buy wine and the van will take it back for you.I would highly recommend I Bike Italy to anyone I know staying in Florence. A great day spent in a beautiful setting!"