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.
Uncanny that one bike company can provide a group of riders of varied speed preferences with all of these things: superior quality bicycles, challenging, yet manageable and safe(!), courses, ever-present and friendly support, incredible views, photo-ops, and final, glorious descents that lead to delicious food and wine. Elizabeth, Fillipo, and Chris managed to do so with aplomb. They are smart professionals, knowledgeable about the local terrain, food, and wine, and all around wonderful people to spend the day with. They go the extra mile so your miles (substitute kilometers as necessary) will be fun, safe, and delicious.
How fortuitous of me to find Tuscany Bicycle on a google search! I worked with Elizabeth (co-owner) for a couple of months designing and organizing our rides - through several changes to our itinerary and our specific requests - and she was top notch! I couldn't have asked for better service. The carbon bikes we received were in pristine condition and the routes we were taken on for our day trips were nothing short of perfection! We had lovely backroads, they were safe, incredibly picturesque, challenging but doable (with the van for support if needed) and our stops in local villages were so sweet. Elizabeth organized lunches both days - one day at winery, Tenuta Torciano, for an incredible wine tasting with lunch. It simply doesn't get better than that! The owners were extremely knowledgeable not only of the region and biking but also gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and wine in the region. My husband and I have done several Backroads and Butterfield Robinson trips, so our standards were high, but Elizabeth and Tuscany Bicycle exceeded our expectations immensely! I can not wait til next Summer to plan another trip! Brava!!
Elizabeth and Filippo were awesome. They not only are partners at Tuscon Bicycle but are hands on and involved in every detail in the planning and execution of the rides. They amazing, scenic, and safe routes for our group that one day including wine tasting/lunch and on another, a wonderful lunch in a sleepy picturesque Tuscan village. The quality of the bikes were excellent (carbon fiber upgrade) and our guides very professional. We've ridden with the big name companies and there's nothing like the personalized service and attention that a smaller company brings to your experience. The van support was also a plus. Elizabeth will help you plan a biking trip of your dreams. https://www.tripadvisor.it/ShowUserReviews-g616196-d9465723-r590865851-Tuscany_Bicycle-Gaiole_in_Chianti_Tuscany.html#
On our recent trip to Tuscany, six in our group wanted to do some cycling on our own during our one week stay at a villa in Barberino Val d'Elsa and chose to rent bicycles from Tuscany Bicycle. Communication with Elizabeth was easy and timely (she was very patient with our large group) from the first time I contacted her. When we had to make some last minute adjustments to the rental period and the drop-off and pick-up times, they did not hesitate to accommodate us. All six bikes were delivered to our villa and set up by Filippo and he made sure we were all comfortable with our bikes (he worked very hard.) The bikes were excellent and in great working order. My husband and I had the Bianchi Gravel bikes (mainly because it was one of the only ones big enough for his 6'7" height) which were excellent. Just a side note here: the three in our group who chose the Cobra Hybrids did wish they had chosen one of the lighter bicycles after experiencing the hills! Here is where Tuscany Bicycle went above and beyond in providing outstanding service: when the bikes were delivered, one of our members knew that he would not be happy with the bike he initially booked and talked to Filippo about possibly getting a different one. By the next morning, Elizabeth and Filippo had sourced a suitable bike from a partner company (their own inventory was fully booked) and made arrangements to come back to our villa and exchange the bikes. They did not need to do this but went out of their way to make sure we would all have a great experience. We did!! We are incredibly impressed with the service (and the bikes) provided and would not hesitate to choose Tuscany Bicycle again. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to ride on our own in Tuscany for a few days and being able to rent good bicycles that could be delivered to us made that possible. Great experience, outstanding service!
We recently returned from a two week visit to Gaiole. I decided to rent bikes to ride some of the many dirt roads around town with my children. I reached out to Gina who was so helpful with locating a second children’s bike and Fillipio one of the owners who offered much useful advice on route selection for small children.
Just back from an awesome 11 days in Tuscany. Rented our bikes from Tuscany Bicycle and Fillipo and Elizabeth could not of been more accommodating, delivering our gear in our departure town and picking them up in San Gimignano. This is a spectacular region to bike with LOT'S of hills and beautiful views & charming towns. Our bikes were perfect for the topography. Would recommend Tuscany Bicycle without hesitation!!
Fillipo dropped off all 6 bikes at our villa and we rode for 6 days all over Chianti. He provided some suggestions for routes and how to manage the battery power and where to charge on the road if required. The bikes were great quality with the Bosch drive system. Hills were a breeze and we were able to ride at least 60 km with tons of hills no problem. We mostly stayed in eco mode (minimal assist) and then moved to tour mode (more assist) to help with the hills at the end of the day. In the evening we used sport and turbo mode to get to the nearest town for shopping and supper. They supplied rear racks, panniers, helmets and locks. There are so many cool places to ride and an e-bike is the best way to see it. I highly recommend Tuscany Bicycle!
We had 4 days in Tuscany and time to ride on 3 days. Having never been I was heavily relying on Tuscany Bicycles to get me going. Pre-reserved a bike, etc. Upon my arrival I was thrilled to receive a top shelf carbon fiber road bike in terrific condition. Additionally, Fillipo went out of his way to spend time looking over a map with me, making recommendations based on my interest in mileage, vertical, etc. and then programmed a Garmin accordingly. He absolutely nailed his recommendations and I had 3 of the best road rides of my life! Additionally, Fillipo and Elizabeth couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating both over email in preparation for the trip or upon arrival. Wonderful, helpful people who truly want you to experience the time of your life!
Hired a bike from these guys before we left home. Had great service and advice on rides of interest. Bianchi gravel bike was clean, serviced and set up with pedals and after a quick bike fit was good to go. Highly recommend this company. Thanks guys.
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
We value your custom so please contact us anytime by email and we will aim to get back to you within 24–48 hours