Tuscany Bike Tours
This tour company, covering Florence and the nearby Chianti hills, offers one-day bike tours that are the ultimate in luxurious sightseeing. Only thirteen miles in seven hours (although there is one loooong hill climb), they take you to wine tasting, olive oil tasting, and a visit to a castle with a real-life count and countess.
They also offer three-hour tours, morning or evening, of Florence and its surrounding hills (about eight miles). Lastly, they offer unaccompanied bike rentals—three-speed, comfy seats, by the hour, day or week—so you can peddle around Florence to your heart’s content. Florence does have some bike lanes, so you won’t feel like a gladiator.