Drive along scenic and silent country roads through the hillside of Tuscany on a scooter admiring the sights, smells and sounds of the Chianti region!
From April, available 2 DEPARTURES per day: at 9:30AM or at 2:30PM, choose your preferred time.
Our comfortable minivan will take you to the countryside, and will be available in case of any need during all the tour.
With a short ride, you will be taken just outside of the busy and bustling city center.
First you will receive an orientation conducted by an English speaking trained professional, ensuring the safe operation of the Vespas before we head out for our engaging and enjoyable ride (see notes).
A driving test in an enclosed space will be held to understand if everyone has enough confidence and safety on the Vespa to drive on open roads.
The ride, along scenic country roads will offer splendid views of the rolling hillside, vineyards and olive groves, little medieval churches and ancient wineries. Some stops for photo opportunities will be made along the way.
You will visit a famous winery, producing some of the most appreciated Chianti wines, and enjoy a guided tour of their cellars, where you will learn all the secrets of wine production.
You will end the Vespa ride at a boutique winery, learning their approach on wine making ending then your memorable experience with a typical Tuscan lunch (or dinner, depending on which departure you choose) that will be served with a wine and olive oil tasting.
An interesting booklet on wine and the Chianti territory will be your memory to bring home.
To ride an AUTHENTIC PIAGGIO VESPA, the Italian design icon, choose the "SINGLE" option(EUR 139).
Choose the "SMART" option (for only EUR 109) to ride a smaller PIAGGIO ZIP scooter.
GET THE ENDOUBLE VESPA, BRINGING YOUR PASSENGER, AND PAY ONLY €219 FOR THE 2 OF YOU! (option "DOUBLE")
Service is operated with original PIAGGIO 50cc scooters: the authentic VESPA or the smaller ZIP (both with NO gears). We also provide APE CALESSINO (3 wheeled Vespa, driven by a tour leader) as alternative if you do not feel comfortable driving.
Mileage: about 19 miles round-trip (30 kms)
Terrain: Mostly paved back roads with very little traffic.
Difficulty: Easy. Average speed 25 km/h (15 mls/h). Minivan support always guaranteed
A valid driver's license is required (you need to have it with you on the tour) and you must be at least 18 years of age. However, you do not need a motorcycle license. If you do not feel comfortable driving, you can choose to ride as a passenger with your partner.
Every Day, TWICE A DAY, at 9.30am and at 2.30pm
Approx. 6 hours
MARCH to NOVEMBER
Price Notes: from EUR 109 p.p. (adults)
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
A valid driving license is required and need to be presented on the day of the tour (although you do not need a motorcycle license) and you must be at least 18 years of age to drive, at least 13 years to be a passenger.
Previous experience is not required but advantageous and highly advised. We reserve the right of final judgement in client participation of actual scooter driving or in client being a passenger, or to discontinue scooter use at any point of the tour. Any participant unable to drive scooters safely may ride double with a partner, or on the guide’s scooter if available or continue the tour on board one of our support vehicles (the Tuscany Tuk Tuk or the minivan, depending which is available) if unable to be a safe passenger as well. NO REFUNDS will be granted in this case. OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST CONCERN IS EVERYONE’S SAFETY.
The tour is run with authentic PIAGGIO VESPAs, but clients can choose the SMART option which will have them ride a PIAGGIO ZIP scooter.
A THIRD-PARTY insurance for civil liability is INCLUDED in the price of the tour. Please note that clients will be given the option to subscribe an additional insurance against vehicle damages.
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
The tour runs rain or shine (but please see below).
The tour departure will never be cancelled due to rain.
We will do our best to proceed with the tour, avoiding the rain and thus possibly carrying out the tour with our minivan until and if the rain should stop and street conditions will guarantee a safe ride. If it does not stop raining, the entire tour will be conducted in the safety and comfort of the minivan.
Guest options on rainy days:
1) Proceed with the tour hoping for clearing weather – PARTIAL RIDE or NO RIDE due to heavy RAIN
Customers can decide to proceed with the tour hoping for clearing weather with the understanding that if scooters are not ridden at all due to rain, or if the Vespa tour is dramatically abbreviated due to rain, customers will NOT be granted any refund or discount. We will do our best to get you on a scooter, weather permitting.
2) Rain check (of the same amount clients paid) to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The Rain check is a voucher given to client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possible used in any other tour provided by our company. Please note that clients' safety and comfort are of utmost priority, and proper rain gear is mandatory for guests choosing to "ride in the rain".
We ask clients to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure, to check the weather conditions and choose accordingly. No-shows will not be refunded.