DAY TOURS 

We offer several guided one-day or half-day Vespa Tour, (subject to availability) departing from our offices in Gaiole in Chianti or in Florence. 

Day Tour from Gaiole in Chianti

 - DAY TOUR FROM GAIOLE IN CHIANTI - Tour in Chianti

  • Duration: 6-7 hours
    Departures 2016: pick your date!
    Departing from: Gaiole in Chianti at 10:00 am.
    Ending in: Gaiole in Chianti at 4:00 pm.

Before hitting the open road we will have an orientation and safety talk. We head out on a very quiet stretch of road so you can get used to driving your Vespa. Indeed, this day is designed to get you very well acquainted with your Vespa. We then ride along two scenic ridge roads that offer wonderful views over the romantic Tuscan landscape and we arrive beneath the shadow of the mighty Brolio castle. We enjoy a short walk up to the castle to visit the park and gardens of this magnificent and historic building. After the visit, a thirty-minute ride takes us to the hilltop town of Radda in Chianti, where you will have free time to enjoy the view from the medieval walls and check out its antique shops and cafés and then enjoy a light Tuscan lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, one last beautiful ride on our trusty Vespas takes us back to the village of Gaiole in Chianti, where we will end our adventure.

Rate: €140 per Vespa rider and €80 per back-seat passenger. Guide, Vespa rental, helmet rental, fuel, third party liability insurance, and lunch are included. Contact us for more info:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

A motorcycle license is NOT required to drive a scooter up to 125cc in Italy. A valid car license is required. Please refer to our terms and conditions page.

 

 

Half a Day tour from Florence

 - HALF DAY TOUR FROM FLORENCE - Tour in Chianti

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Departures 2016: pick your date!
  • Departing from: our Florence office at 9:30 am 
  • Ending in: our Florence office at 13:30 pm.

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. Contact us for more info:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

A motorcycle license is NOT required to drive a scooter up to 125cc in Italy. A valid car license is required. Please refer to our terms and conditions page.

 

Day tour form Gaiole in Chianti - Tour in Valdarno

 - DAY TOUR FROM GAIOLE IN CHIANTI - Tour in Valdarno

  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Departures 2016: pick your date!
    Departing from: Gaiole in Chianti at 10:00 am.
  • Ending in: Gaiole in Chianti at 4:00 pm.

Follow our locally-based guide up and over Monteluco to the other side of the Arno river. We know how to cross the Arno, the railroad tracks and the Autostrada on small, quiet roads rather than the usual busy routes. We take you to a winery for a visit and tasting (you have to spit!) followed by lunch at an excellent countryside trattoria. Then we pop in to visit the lovely medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna, stopping along the way for a gelato at a gelateria that has been rated the 5th best in all of Italy by “La Repubblica” (and there are some 80,000 gelaterias in Italy!). Our ride takes us on lovely country roads through small hamlets and villages nestled beneath the Pratomagno mountains. Just before returning to Gaiole, we stop for a cool drink high up near the 1,000-year-old watchtower at Montegrossi. One final twisting descent takes up back to Gaiole in Chianti.

Rate: €140 per Vespa rider and €80 per back-seat passenger. Guide, Vespa rental, helmet rental, fuel, third party liability insurance, and lunch are included. Contact us for more info:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. 

A motorcycle license is NOT required to drive a scooter up to 125cc in Italy. A valid car license is required. Please refer to our terms and conditions page.

 

Half Day Tour from Florence - Tour in Mugello

 - HALF DAY TOUR FROM FLORENCE - Tour in Mugello

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Departures 2016: pick your date!
  • Departing from: our Florence office at 9:30 am 
  • Ending in: our Florence office at 13:30 pm
 
Follow our locally-based guide up and over Mugello, to the Northern side of the Arno river on small, quiet roads rather than the usual busy routes. Our ride takes us on lovely country roads through small hamlets and villages nestled beneath the Mugello mountains. San Piero a Sieve is our first destionation, and we can admire its imposing Medieval walls and Medici-style architecture, then we continue on to a winery for a visit and tasting (not too much!). You can learn to taste your wine and look for specific fruits and grapes taste in it: many grapes will also show a spectrum of possible fruit scents that help you to identify the growing conditions—cool climate, moderate or very warm—of the vineyard. After the wine tasting, we will hop back on our Vespas for a ride to the lovely village of Fiesole, affording breathtaking views over downtown Florence... but not only that! Fiesole is an old Etruscan town, with a stunning cathedral and even a Roman theater, so, whether you would just like to stop for a few minutes to sip a cappuccino or for a more in-depth visit of the monuments, Fiesole will surprise you with its typical Tuscan charme. One final twisting descent takes up back to Florence.
Combine the freedom and exhilaration of touring by scooter with the amazing food, wine, and beauty of Tuscany. 
 
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. Contact us for more info:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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. 

A motorcycle license is NOT required to drive a scooter up to 125cc in Italy. A valid car license is required. Please refer to our terms and conditions page.

 

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