Treat yourself to a Tuscan farm dinner with this small-group tour by electric bike. Easy on your legs, the fun experience allows you to cycle into the Tuscan hills with minimum effort. Stop at an agriturismo (organic farm) to explore its olive groves and vegetable garden, and then meet the resident animals. Pick your own vegetables for dinner, watch a chef cook, and enjoy an alfresco Italian spread before a leisurely cycle back to Florence. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.
Meet your guide near Piazza Signoria in central Florence, and start your tour with a safety briefing and practice session to help you get used to your electric bike. Then, cross the streets of Florence and head into the Tuscan hills. Stop at a quintessential Tuscan agriturismo, a working organic farm and trattoria, to explore its olive groves and vegetable garden. Meet the resident animals and enjoy a stroll through its shaded olive groves, which are a typical feature of the Tuscan countryside. The views are picture perfect, so have your camera on hand to capture snaps of Florence as well as the many animals around the site. Horses, pigs, donkeys, goats and cows are just a few of the farm’s residents that you may see.Wander through the vegetable garden — open only to your tour — and help your guide select some homegrown treats for your dinner. Then sit back and relax inside the farm’s cozy kitchen, and watch a chef prepare and cook your lunch in front of you. When the meal is ready, take a seat outside and help yourself to water, wine and coffee as you dinnertime feast is served. Dishes may change, but usually they include bruschetta with the farm’s own extra virgin olive oil, pasta primavera (made with the seasonal vegetables picked earlier), and succulent slices of grilled Chianina (local beef) with salad from the garden. Follow your main course with fresh fruit or a homemade pie, and chat with your guide and group about beautiful Tuscany.With your appetite sated, cruise back down to central Florence where your tour ends.