Bike Tour Reviews: Florence To Rome  E-Bike Through The Heart Of Italy


Florence to Rome: E-Bike through the Heart of Italy

COUNTRY: Italy

7 nights
4.5/5 (6)
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

4.5/5 (6)
7 nights

Guided from EUR € 2600

Guided:
May 11*, 18; Sep 14, 21, 2024 (minimum 8 participants; *indicates fully booked)

Description:
Discover the beauty of three irridescent Italian regions: biking from Tuscany, through Umbria, and into the Latium region. Begin your journey in the Renaissance gem of Florence, 'Birthplace of the Renaissance', then cycle through enchanting, picturesque…

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  • Florence to Rome on Electric Bikes
    (5/5) Melinda Moore 5 months ago

    10/10 recommend

    We biked with Rotalis and had two amazing guides. Our stays were beautiful and the ride through the Italian countryside was amazing. I had a scary fall off my bike and our guides helped me to the hospital and were there to make sure I was comfortable through the whole process. Even with needing stitches and bandaging, the trip was so so fun and I would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in a different kind of travel experience.

    •  (photo by Melinda Moore)
    •  (photo by Melinda Moore)
    •  (photo by Melinda Moore)
  • (5/5) MARIA GARCIA 5 months ago

    Fantastic trip!

    This was an amazing experience through these regions of Italy. The guides were phenomenal, friendly, and always prepared for any contingencies. The hotel choices were great, same as the restaurants. I would personally like a bit more cycling every day but if that wasn’t an option, the trip is fantastic as it is. I can’t wait to go on another biking experience, highly recommend!

  • (4/5) Christine Comi 9 months ago

    Lovely look at rural Italy

    Of the tour group of 15 people, only 3 of us spoke English. We didn't know this tour was actually being executed by Rotalis, a German touring company. It was still a wonderful experience but not what we were expecting. Also, most of the group was using e-bikes. This meant that the cruising pace was much faster than I think it would have been if everyone was riding on their own power. I was one of 3 people riding on my own power and found it a real work out every day.

    What was the date of your tour?
    May 20-27, 2023
    How many tours have you completed?
    none
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • BikeTours.com staff reply from BikeTours.com June 2, 2023

      Hi Christine,
      Thanks so much for sharing feedback with us. This tour is run by our local partner and can be booked by anyone, so an international group is likely. Although, we will make a better effort in the future to inform our guests of the group dynamic. There has been a shift in recent years, with more and more people using electric bikes than ever before. Understandably, this puts regular bike users at a disadvantage and we understand it was probably not the most comfortable experience. We’re sorry for these inconveniences and we truly hope you were able to enjoy your vacation all things considered. We will do better about how we advertise e-bikes versus regular bikes. We appreciate your comments immensely.

    • 4/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 4/5 Ease of navigation
    • 3/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
    • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • (5/5) Ricard60 October 7, 2019

    Fantastic holiday

    Our trip through Italy was wonderful. Our guides Florian and Nicki looked after us in everyway. Very informative and worked so hard to make our trip memorable. Every hotel was top quality. Every meal delicious and excellent guided tours around Florence, Rome, Assisi and Perusia. This was our first cycling holiday, we we're a bit wary, but we loved it and it won't be our last.

    What was the date of your tour?
    24 sep
    How many tours have you completed?
    0
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat easier
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 2/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • (4/5) Poetry64 June 22, 2019

    Guide made the trip superior.

    The elderly people on my tour kicked my butt with their level of skill in bike riding.
    The guide was fluent in English and very experienced leading groups, she was fantastic.
    The driver had no problem negotiating small turns with a trailer full of bicycles. He also prepared picnic lunches. The food was superior.
    I feel lucky that the weather was somewhat hot, but no rain.

    What was the date of your tour?
    June 8
    How many tours have you completed?
    First time
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat harder
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 4/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 4/5 Ease of navigation
    • 4/5 Tour documents
    • 4/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
  • (4/5) Charlie October 1, 2018

    Beautiful Ride.

    Our ride was a wonderful way to see the Italian countryside from Florence to Rome. The riders were similar in skills (7 of 8 retired) and the routing matched our skill set. The guides (furnished by Rotalis) were knowledgeable and accommodated requests from our team quickly and to everyone’s satisfaction. There were a few very short instances where the ride was on busy roadways when we transitioned from one backroad to another. The guides did not rush the transition and were focused on safety during those transitions.

    At each stop things were in place and there was no confusion. Meals and lodging provided by the tour were greatly appreciated.

    If you want to see Italy at a human scale (not at 60 mph), this is a wonderful way to do it. We will go back!

    What was the date of your tour?
    September 2018
    How many tours have you completed?
    This was #2
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    Somewhat easier
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 5/5 Ease of navigation
    • 5/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 4/5 Route selection
    • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)