Ever dream of riding a top performing, beautiful work of art Italian masterpiece bicycle, in Tuscany? Now’s your chance ! The Gan is made in the same mould as the Dogma F8, Pinarello’s WorldTour race bike. The Dogma F8 was introduced in mid 2014 and came out of collaboration between Pinarello and Jaguar, which brought beautiful aerodynamic elements to the frame. The GAN draws heavily on the top tier DOGMA F8 for its design, whilst trading out Dream Carbon for T600 carbon fiber, which is a more affordable carbon makeup. It is kitted out with a full Ultegra 11 speed groupset and Fulcrum 3 race wheels – just chomping at the bit to jump off the line and storm to highest peaks of Tuscany or fly down the most technical descents the Chianti Classico area has to offer. What could offer a more exhilarating day out in the Tuscan countryside ?
Tuscany Bicycle is proud to introduce the Bianchi Impulso All Road Hydraulic Disc into its fleet for the 2018 season.Taking on the road less travelled in style and comfort: the newly redesigned Bianchi Impulso All Road with Shimano 105 components represents the natural evolution of Bianchi’s award winning grand fondo bike called Impulso. This state of the art, made in Italy Gravel bike, will accompany you on all of the roads less travelled, wherever you desire, for endless adventures and miles. The Impulso All Road featuring high quality Shimano 105 components is perfect for riders looking to enjoy a bike equally at home on fire roads, gravel roads and even local MTB trails. It’s frame features triple hyrdroformed tubing with a full carbon fork, allowing for up to a 40mm tire both in the front and rear. Tuscany and Chianti Classico in particular have very special “strade bianche” – which are gravel, very scenic back roads where this bike truly excels and is right at home.
The Bianchi Via Nirone, which has a frame which once raced Paris-Roubaix, is Bianchi’s entry level road bike – but the Via Nirone isn’t such an “entry level bike” as it actually shares some of Bianchi’s most technical solutions found on its higher end road bikes. The frame is hyrdroformed and triple butted, plus it has a carbon fork with special Kevlar inserts – Bianchi’s BAT technology, to smooth out the ride. Aesthetically the Bianchi Via Nirone looks as sporty and elegant as ever – and the frame is fast and comfortable. Our Bianchi Via Nirone bikes feature full Shimano 105 components, triple crankset (perfect for the Tuscan hills!) as well as full adjustable stem. Tuscany Bicycle is proud to offer Bianchi Via Nirone in our 2018 lineup as great value road bikes, perfect for exploring all Tuscany has to offer.
Our XC Pro MTB, Olympia Bull 29” Peak, features 29” wheels (the small has 27.5” wheels), a double front crankset (24-38 T) and the rear cassette has up to 36 T. These bikes feature hydraulic disc brakes and Rock Shox 30 Gold forks (100 mm, lockable with a remote control), Shimano SPD pedals (flat pedals are available upon request), Mavic wheels which work great on both fire roads as well as more technical single track trails. We have sizes which will work well for riders anywhere from 4’11” up to 6’7”.
The C Sport Hybrid is proudly designed by Bianchi, the world’s oldest bicycle manufacturing company still in existence, this year is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary.Bianchi’s C Sport Hybrid features the spirit of a true racing bike with the control and comfort of a city bike. It’s lightweight hydroformed aluminum frame allow for quick acceleration and great handling. Shimano disc brakes improve stopping power in all atmospheric conditions.It has ample gearing for conquering the toughest climbs in Tuscany and comes equipped with sturdy, small handle bar bag for carrying personal items, like a cell phone, wallet, windbreaker.
Olympia Cobra hybrids are set up for the perfect ride in the Chianti countryside, whether on or off road. These versatile bikes are equipped with the latest technology: 27.5” wheels, triple crankset and a rear cassette with 8 speeds and 34 T. They come set up with a handlebar bag and a rear rack – perfect for transporting important souvenirs such as Chianti Classico wines or olive oil. For a small additional charge these bikes may be equipped with waterproof panniers for longer journeys, wherever roads may lead you in the Tuscan countryside. We have sizes to fit riders from 4’11” up to 6’7”.
This year Tuscany Bicycle is proud to announce the arrival of E Bikes into our rental fleet. Our Atala B Cross Performance E Bike is perfectly suited to enjoy the most beautiful places in Chianti and the Valdarno area. With its Bosch motor featuring this year’s newest technological advances, and powerful battery, the Atala B Cross Performance E Bike makes even the most demanding climbs a breeze. And of course, it allows you to pedal (with help available when you need it most) to the most distant wineries with great ease and comfort – complete with a sturdy handlebar bag to bring back your wine “souvenirs”. What bike could be possibly more enjoyable for getting the most out of the Chianti Classico countryside and enhancing your experience ?
All of our bikes come equipped with a helmet, lock, repair kit, spare tube and tire levers. However, this is not the case for vintage bikes: we do not provide repair kits, nor spare tubes nor tire levers for vintage bikes.
Our entire fleet comes equipped with standard, flat pedals included in each bike rental. Clipless pedals (Look Keo, Shimano Spd Sl, Shimano Spd MTB) are available for rent for a nominal extra fee.
Tuscany Bicycle water bottles are available for purchase in our store. Water bottles are not included in bike rentals.
Tuscany Bicycle is proud to offer vintage bikes for rent year round. We have a series of sizes available from 48 cm up to 63 cm, including bikes from such top brands such as Bianchi, Moser, Viner. All of our vintage bikes are all in good mechanical condition, professionally maintained and serviced by a local pro bike shop. Of course, vintage bikes are quite different from modern bikes: gear choice is reduced, braking capacity diminished, and in general they are somewhat heavier than today’s bicycles. Vintage bikes require a higher level of cycling experience and fitness to truly be able to enjoy all they have to offer.
We provide high quality, well maintained vintage bikes for rent for all historic bike rides in Tuscany such as: L’Eroica, L’Eroica Primavera, L’Intrepida and La Marzocchina.
Riding a vintage bike is like stepping back in time, to another era and dimension, reliving glorious cycling moments. Tuscany, and in particular Chianti Classico, provides the perfect venue for enjoying all things classic bikes have to offer.
(Please note: vintage bikes and sizes are limited especially during the week of L’Eroica. We recommend reserving your Vintage bike for L’Eroica as soon as possible).
Elizabeth Miller, Managing Director of Tuscany Bicycle Travel and Manager for Sales and Marketing for Tuscany Bicycle and Tuscany Bicycle Travel, is an ex semi pro bike racer, originally from Pennsylvania but Tuscan by adoption. Elizabeth has been a fulltime resident in Italy since the late 1980’s. In the early 90’s she competed at the semi pro/pro level for road, MTB and track racing in Northern Italy and was crowned Champion of Lombardy three times during her illustrious racing career. Over the last 20 years, Elizabeth has worked her way through the ranks first as guide, then Trip Specialist and finally as Italian Area Manager for leading international bike tour companies, designing, leading and managing both multi day and single day trips – as well overseeing accounts payable, suppliers, hotels, guides, mechanics, and equipment to run the trips. Fifteen years ago, Elizabeth earned her professional sommelier designation in Italy from AIS (Italian Association of Sommelier) and went on to become a published Wine Critic on one of Italy’s foremost wine guides, Duemilavini. Today Elizabeth enjoys offering the best rental cycling equipment available on the market to Tuscany Bicycle customers, as well as creating unique, saturated in local culture biking trips, for cyclists of all levels – from families to serious amateur racers. When she is not out biking, Elizabeth can be found walking her two dogs, enjoying a nice glass of Brunello or roaring around Tuscany on her Ducati.
Filippo Failli, Tuscany Bicycle’s Finance and Rental Operations Manager, is from San Giovanni Val d’Arno, bordering the Chianti region, located between Florence and Arezzo. He left his corporate job as a software designer, to pursue his true passion: all things related to mountains – hiking, climbing, orienteering and mountain biking. Recently Filippo has organized biking and motorcycle trips in North Europe as well as the Middle East including Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. Today Fiippo oversees Tuscany Bicycle rentals operations and financials, making sure all of our bikes are tuned up, sparkling, and delivered on time – and is always smiling, ready to help all of our customers enjoy their time in Tuscany, whether it be recommending a great MTB single track trail, or a fantastic coffee bar in the nearby vicinity. When not in the store, Filippo, who is an expert level cyclist, enjoys mountain biking and roaring downhill on technical single track– and is constantly out researching new routes/MTB trails to share with our guests. Filippo also enjoys spending quality time with his family, partaking in the best fire oven baked pizza and local micro brewed beers, as well as artisanal gelato from the best gelateria in the area.
from November 6th 2017 until March 25th 2018
By Appointment only
from March 26th 2018
7 DAYS A WEEK
from 9.00am until 1.00pm
from 3.30pm until 7.30pm
for information, please call:
(Elizabeth) +39 340 52 62 451
( Filippo ) +39 348 33 41 415