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Address: Via Bolognese, 2, Florence, Italy

After years of visiting my daughter here, my wife and I moved here. I am...

After years of visiting my daughter here, my wife and I moved here. I am offering cycling tours to share the love of the incredible cycling available in the area. Cycling here has turned me into a dedicated road cyclist after years spent mostly mountain biking. The roads available here are so fun to ride with great scenery, excellent surfaces, opportunities to stop for panini or a cafe, simply enjoy life on a bicycle. I take out small groups of 1 to 4 people on cycling tours from Florence. I customize every tour for the desires and fitness level of the clients. Come to Florence and we can explore the Chianti wine country, the wild area of the Mugello, or the birth place of Leonardo da Vinci, among other options. We can do a single day or many days in a row without repeating a ride. Let's ride!

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Florence by Bike recommended Mark to take me on a cycle ride into the hills around Florence. Although Mark is an experienced cyclist, he matched the ride to my pace which was much... read more

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Florence by Bike recommended Mark to take me on a cycle ride into the hills around Florence. Although Mark is an experienced cyclist, he matched the ride to my pace which was much appreciated. He is very knowledgable about the area and tailors the ride to suit you, including what to eat and where. Best of all, he's a nice... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting florence with my family I wanted to go for a bike ride thru Tuscany. The local bike shop rented me a bike and recommended riding with Cosimo. It was the highlight of my weeklong trip to Florence!! Mark was extremely knowledgeable, safety conscious and fun to be with. He guided me thru quiet roads with beautiful views and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Flew into Venice, rode a week in the Dolomites, train to Florence and 5 days in Tuscany. Mark was a fantastic guide while riding in Tuscany. Great sights, amazing food, cool springs and fountains, and fabulous Chianti! He knew every town, was kind and funny, and even taught us a little Italian! Book a ride with this man today!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was our first Florence biking adventure and Mark (Cosimo), made it remarkable. We booked Mark for a single day 68km/40 mile ride in and around Florence. Mark’s attention to detail was noteworthy, as he provided recommendations on a bike shop, necessary equipment and, confirmed our bike reservations in advance of our scheduled ride. Mark meet us at the bike... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I got a tip from a friend that I should check out Mark Collins for some quality bike riding around Florence. I sure am glad I followed up on that tip. I spent three days of magic touring the rolling Tuscan countryside, as well as the bustle of Florence, with Riding with Cosimo. From our initial on-line and e-mail contact... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I'm a keen cyclist but had never cycled in Italy. Mark did a great job showing me round the Tuscan hills and matching the ride to my ability. We did a great 100k loop. He also advised on where and how to get a good bike rental. All in all a great day out and outstanding value for money

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

My family and I intended to do a self-guided 3 week bike tour of Tuscany. Very thankfully we found Mark (aka Cosimo) online. When we first meet him in Florence a few months before the tour, we inherently trusted him to design our trip. With a few data points (how long and how high to ride each day), then Mark... More 

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Mark was an excellent guide for the 35 mile bike trip through Tuscany. He was flexible and attentive to our needs, was happy to stop as much as needed, knew a lot about the area, and is a very skilled cyclist! Seeing Tuscany by bike is an unforgettable experience and Mark will make sure that your tour is exactly what... More 

Thank Amelia W
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of riding with Mark for two days during my stay in Florence. The rides were tailored perfectly to fit my abilities, and interests. Both were beautiful rides, with challenging hills and breathtaking views. mark knows the area so well that he can adjust the route en route. He is experienced, customer focused and is only interested... More 

Thank Chris P
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I don't always write tripadvisor reviews, but I felt that I had to share what a great experience I had riding with Mark. He made the entire process incredible easy and convenient. He helped me coordinate with the bike shop to rent my bike, explained to me everything I needed to do and bring, and was there at 9am sharp... More 

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