I just did this e-bike Experience from Florence To Siena and it was fabulous.
Did you ever try an e-bike experience during your stay in Florence?
I rode along the Via Romea del Chianti from Florence to Siena with super funny e-bikes
Florence to Siena with an e-bike
Me and my cousin rented 2 e-Mtb bikes in Florence and rode along the Via Romea del Chianti.
81km and 2.400 D+ and 2.000D- . Not for everyone, just for fit people.
Let’s start by saying that the most difficult part was to rent bikes, not simple in Florence city center and to find good ones it’s almost impossible.
We did it, so if you want ro rent e-bikes in Florence, write to me and I will give you the contact.
This is a great full day adventure from Florence to Siena along one of the most amazing pilgrimage paths that we have in Tuscany.
La Via Romea del Chianti is relatively well signed and online you can find the Gps file, if you don’t, please contact me. I will forward you or follow my link on komoot.
This Path is really breathtaking, through the most picturesque landscapes that Tuscany has to offer.
You will start the ride from Florence, on Ponte vecchio but why not start from in Front of the Duomo.
With a great e-bike and good level of fitness you can cover the entire path without stopping for charging.
We stopped once to be sure, next time no stops 🙂 Direct to Siena.
The Track part: Florence – San Donato in Poggio
The Via Romea del Chianti starts officiali in Ponte vecchio and be careful the first part is wrong way and tight if you follow the original path. Otherwise you can use Via de’ Serragli instead of Via Romana, but please you must pass in front of Palazzo Pitti.
Beginning around Florence, you will find lovely easy roads. Till La certosa del Galluzzo where then the lovely tiny city roads turn into country roads but relatively easy till Chiesanuova village.
Till here only in one section I had to push the bike because it was too rocky.
From Chiesanuova is a super cute ride till San Casciano Val Di pesa, where it begins the real Chianti Classico.
From San Casciano Val di Pesa, the ride is super great, white roads, vineyards and olive groves everywhere.
Funny Single tracks and the portion before Badia a Passignano is absolutely breathtaking, probably the most beautiful part of all.
You ride along one of the most famous vineyards of Tuscany, you ride along the Tignanello vineyards and the arrival at Badia a Passignano is breathtaking.
From Badia a Passignano till San Donato in poggio is another great part, lots of ups and lots of downs. You will find yourself riding along a Roman Road.
The Via Romea del Chianti is partially running on ancient roman roads.
As soon as you pass Rignana going downhill you will notice that you are riding on 2.000 or more years old cobblestones.
Absolutely fascinating, The Via Romea del Chianti is this and more.
We stopped in San Donato in Poggio for a snack, a couple of beers and some chocolate. This place “Bar Pieri SAS” offered us to charge the bikes and super friendly staff. Perfect for a quick stop before continuing.
The track part: San Donato in Poggio – Siena
From San Donato in Poggio to Castellina in Chianti has been the part that I suffered the most.
It’s a constant uphill, through woods and rocky parts of the Via Romea del Chianti path. Even though they are beautiful, it’s when the tiredness starts to kick in.
You ride for 15 km more or less but it feels like Castellina in Chianti never arrives.
Once you arrived in Castellina in Chianti, we stopped at the Circolo slightly outside the historical part of the village. Here the super friendly staff let us charge both bikes and we drank 2 beers before heading to Siena.
I forgot to mention that we are amateur and we like enjoying some refreshing drinks along the way. Work hard play harder 🙂
Sitting outside we met other bikers before moving forward to Siena. From Castellina in Chianti, there are only 19 km left to reach Siena. The beginning is all downhill, along tarmac roads and white (difficult) roads.
Arriving at Quattrostrade, it’s just a pleasure for the eyes. From Quattrostrade to Siena you have marvellous landscapes all around.
Sheep Farms, vineyards and rolling hills.
The arrival in Siena in Piazza del Campo is so rewarding that all the tiredness vanishes away.
Remember that it’s not allowed to ride bikes in Siena, especially in Piazza del Campo. But hey we are Italians and this kind of rules, we respect them with personal adjustments.
Conclusions and feeling to have an e-bike experience from Florence
Having an e-bike experience from Florence to Siena is marvellous. I loved every single moment.
We finished the entire Via Romea del Chianti in 6 hours.
Leaving Florence at 7:30 am, we arrived in Siena at 3:35 pm and took the train back at 4:18 from Siena Central train Station.
Arriving in Florence at 6 pm.
In simple words the Via Romea del Chianti with the e-bike is totally worth the adventure. Great Great Great
Hire me for the day or ask me to plan your trip.
Would you like to do it by foot?
Yes it’s possible.
Trekking along the Via Romea del Chianti is possible, just ask me anything and I will look for solutions.
Would you like to split the Via Romea del Chianti in more days, by bike or by foot?
Yes, it is possible!
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