Bike & Food, visit saffron farm

Vicchio, Italy

Experience hosted by Simone

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Italian
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings and more.

What you'll do

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.


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Other things to note
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.
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. Alon…

What's included

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  • Food
    Saffron tasting:
    tasting of delicious saffron-flavored products: honey...
  • Drinks
    Herbal tea, Water bottle
  • Tickets
    Farming and cooking lesson
  • Equipment
    Bike, Helmet

Meet your host, Simone

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 55 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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/
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, togethe…
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Where you'll be

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.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Evgenia
October 2021
Our experience with Simone was so wonderful! Although it was only me and my partner, he went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. We started with a brief introduction to the charming town of Vicchio, then biked to the local saffron farm, operated by kind and very welcoming people and cruised around the area with beautiful Tuscany landscapes and towns. Simone also picked perfect bikes for both of us, so biking around was easy and enjoyable. It was truly magical! Grazie mille Simone!
Shady
November 2019
A beautiful and tasty experience with stunning views.. Simone was really helpful and knowledgeable.. made us comfortable and gave us a deep insight about the city.
Hannah
June 2019
It was nice to try different kind of products made of saffron and to meet and se how local people live and work. It was a nice bikeride on the countryside.
Sina
June 2019
The bike trip with Simone was the perfect way to spend half a day in the beautiful countryside around Florence. The meeting point was easy to reach by train from Florence. The bike ride was easy, relaxing and so picturesque. Simone was very attentive and made sure we were comfortable at all times. We got to sample some delicious local saffron products at a farm stop. We can highly recommend this experience with Simone and hope to be back one day.
June 2019
If you want a special experience, not only normal trip like just visiting famous tourists sites, I highly recommend that you join this tour.  You will enjoy the small stories of this beautiful area. You can feel the breath of nature and forget noises of daily life. Also you can find grapes and olives grown in this wonderful nature by friendly people.  What makes your trip special is with whom you spent a time and with whom shared the scenery. In this point you won't fail because the guide, Mr. Simone will show you this world. He loves and proud of this area. I was really lucky and happy to join his tour. Thank you.
Myriam
May 2019
Very fun -and delicious!- adventure in the countryside. Beautiful landscapes and nice guide and host make for a great way to discover an authentic side of Tuscany. Saffron lovers, don't miss out!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.