Enjoy a bike tour around the Tuscan countryside, just a few kilometres from Florence and into Mugello, a little slice of heaven. Learn to grow saffron flowers and how use them in the typical tuscan cooking. Relax and enjoy drinks with your tasting of local saffron-flavored products. After a short walk into the small village of Vicchio and around its beautiful lake, begin your ride into the countryside, away from traffic. Along the way you’ll meet a Romanesque Church, a Villa from the Medicean era, and see the home of Giotto, always surrounded by nature and the typical Tuscan landscape. Halfway through the ride, you’ll stop at a saffron farm. Discover the saffron's secrets and take your time to sit immersed in the magic atmosphere of this family-owned farmhouse. Meet the local farm animals, see the bee hives and vineyard, and taste some delicious saffron-flavored products (honey, cheese, biscuits, beer, herbal tea), while the owners show you how to grow saffron. https://www.instagram.com/mugello_ve/ http://en.mugellove.it/
I am a professional guide licensed by Tuscan Region. Florence and Mugello are the places where I was born and bred and I’m deeply in love with this territory and all the people that shaped it into a unique place in the world. This feeling is the reason why I decided to found Mugellove and to unveil the most authentic aspect of these corners of heaven and let the travelers experience it through the eyes of a person who lives here every single day. I am passionate in photography, together we can take good photos of the tour to get gorgeous memories of your experience. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mugello_ve/ Website: http://en.mugellove.it/
Saffron tasting: tasting of delicious saffron-flavored products: honey, cheese, biscuits, herbal tea
Herbal tea, Water bottle
Farming and cooking lesson
We start the experience in Vicchio,a village of medieval origin,where great artists such as Giotto and Beato Angelico,lived their youth. The ride continues on country roads between farmhouses,vineyards and olive trees into Mugello area,the homeland of the famous Medici family,and a land that’s rich in history with their medieval castles,romanesque churches and noble villas.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Take with you the camera, we can stop to take photos. Contact me for other date or time The start time means the time we start the hike, if you are staying in Florence the train leaves about 1 hour in advance of the experience start time.