Duration: 6 hours
THE TOUR FOR REAL VESPA FANS!
Visit the picturesque countryside of Tuscany along very scenic and peaceful “wine roads”, stop at the best food producers and taste their delicacies, explore the monuments of rural Tuscany like castles, hamlets and small villages … while riding old models of Vespa, with manual gear!
The most fashionable way to enjoy Tuscany!
Arianna & Friends organizes guided full-day vintage Vespa tours in the area of Pontedera, town of the Vespa Museum, next to the rural regions of the Pisan Hills and the Florence Hills.
Here the outline:
– Vespa rental for 6 hours starting from the Railway Station of Pontedera (town of the Vespa Museum), 15 minutes from Pisa Central Station and 45 minutes from Florence Santa Maria Novella Station, or from our premises in Peccioli, near Pontedera.
– Fascinating panoramic routes across the rural Tuscany in the area of the Pisan hills or the Florence Hills, both very famous for their excellent wines, picturesque medieval castles and enchanting village.
– Several stops at medieval villages, panoramic points and at the best farms along the route. The guide selects the best places along the route for you to have lunch (not included in the offer).
– A private English speaking Vespa tour guide taking part to any of our excursions. The guide shows how to use the vintage vespa models with manual gears and provides assistance during the excursions.
– Helms provided
– Insurance included*
THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR EXPERT RIDERS OF TRADITIONAL MANUAL TRANSMISSION VESPAS
– Please, note that this offer is for maximum 4 Vespas, for min. 2 max 8 people.
A GREAT THANK YOU TO COLIN & HIS TEAM FOR SHARING THE VIDEOS YOU SEE BELOW WITH ALL OF US
What you taste
This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
GUIDED VINTAGE VESPA TOUR IN TUSCANY
– RATES 2019 –
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|2 persons (on 1 vespa)||€ 450|
|3 persons (on 2 vespas)||€ 560|
|4 persons (on 2 vespas)||€ 580|
|5 persons (on 3 vespas)||€ 690|
|6 persons (on 3 vespas)||€ 710|
|Fuel||€ 15 per vespa|
|Extra vespa||€ 100 per person|
- Vespa rental for a day (6 hours)
- Helm and insurance*
- Guidance and assistance by our operator during all tour
- Pick-up and drop-off at Pontedera Railway Station or at our premises in Peccioli, 15 kms from Pontedera
* Please, note that the insurance refers to liability against third parties. This kind of insurance does not cover the vespa riders themselves and their rental vespa.
Rates do NOT include
- Lunch or tasting of local specialties
- Customized routes
- Customization of pick-up and drop-off in other areas of Tuscany
- Guided visit to the Vespa Museum in Pontedera
- Fuel for vespas: € 10 per vespa
Here the comment of Colin who visited Tuscany in September 2016 for a second guided vintage vespa tour with Massimo:
Thanks again for a fantastic day out on the scooters.
We all loved it.
The girls started planning next years trip, whilst on the flight home, so we will be in touch as soon as we can confirm hotels and flights etc.
I will edit the video and put something on You Tube as soon as possible, but in the meantime if you search “Immediate Productions” on you tube, you will see some of our other rideouts.
Thanks for the tip about the Vespa outlet shop, we found it opposite the exit from the station.
Three crash helmets, two jackets, one clock and other assorted goodies later, we left with many bags.
Hope the wedding went well.
If you ever get to London, make sure you let us know, as between us we have at least 10 scooters, and am sure we could find one for you to have a little ride about on.
All the very best mate.
This is an email we received from Karen after a day tour she enjoyed with Massimo:
Dear Massimo and Arianna,
I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful Vespa tour of Tuscany. My husband, sister and I had the pleasure of this experience on Sunday, September 14th. Massimo, you were a fantastic tour guide! We loved our day in the Tuscan countryside, visiting all of the wonderful places. I am now very picky about my olive oil! This tour was definitely a highlight of our trip to Italy and I highly recommend it to anyone who would like a one-of-a-kind experience!
This round trip takes place in the rural area around Pontedera.
Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the guide at the train station of Pontedera. Detailled instructions will be provided.
DURATION & LENGTH OF ROUTE:
This program takes 6 hours. Time for reaching the meeting point not included. The route in this activity covers approximately 60 kms.
Available from April through October, from Mondays through Saturdays.
This tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.
At the beginning of the tour the guide will help any rider to fulfill the documents necessary in order to rent vintage vespas from a local rental company. The scooters rented for this tour are old vespa models with manual transmission (with 3 or 4 gears).
The insurance on the vespas is a basic civil liability policy as per legal requirements. This policy only covers damages to third parties and does not cover damages to the rider or the passenger, nor damages to the vespa itself. As a consequence, the rental agreement is valid only when filled in with valid credit card details of the rider, which might cover any damage in the event of an accident.
Riders must have an international driving license and must be over 18 years of age.
EXPERIENCE ON SCOOTERS IS REQUIRED - THIS TOUR IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS:
Before booking this tour it is essential for you to understand that the tour is addressed to people who have previous experience in riding an old vespa with a confident use of the manual gear, the accelerator and the brakes. If you never did it before, it is impossible for you to be able to ride it along the routes that the guide selects. Every tour starts with a 15-20 minute practice that is necessary for the rider to get confident with the vespa, especially in order to understand how clutch, brakes and accelerator work. The time for the practice is absolutely not enough to learn how to ride a scooter, for which people might need long hours or even days. So we need to make sure that you are already familiar with riding the vehicle, and the tour will not be your first occasion to ride it. This is a necessary prerequisite for safety reasons and for guaranteeing a pleasant tour to you and the other participants in your party.
If you are not able to ride a vespa properly on the day of the tour, the guide can refuse to give the tour and you are not entitled to a refund.
Not ideal for children. Children under 10 years are not allowed on vespas.
No flip-flops but shoes or closed sandals required. It is advisable to wear trousers and not shorts and depending on the season it is recommended to bring a light jacket or a wind jacket.
The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process..
This program and its rates do not include transportation to the meeting point and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The meeting point where this activity starts is in an area in the rural Tuscany that is not easy to reach by public trasport. We highly recommend renting a car to reach it. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.