Gippo bike is located in the heart of the Val d’Elsa, an ideal place to visit cultural – historical destinations and panoramic  views of rare beauty that have remained intact over time.
Bike rental in Colle di Val d’Elsa, with customized delivery and pick up. This allows to ride in the country around Siena, San Gimignano, Casole d’Elsa, Volterra, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and beyond.

Gippo Bike, in the heart of the “Val d’Elsa”

Gippo Bike allows you to pedal in every place written below and more, following the itineraries that we provide by sheet or by GPS files (.gpx).

With our service of delivery and pick up we can reach a lot of places from where a multitude of courses start, that allow the rider to visit the wonderful places of Tuscany and beyond.

You may ride in Chianti from Florence to Siena, surrounded by wonderful hilly landscapes and medieval villages, in territories where you breathe the authentic Tuscan atmosphere.

We recommend following the scenographic SR 222, better known as “Chiantigiana”. It is a narrow road that, between road curves and breathtaking views, leads travelers to Siena, crossing one of the world’s most famous wine-growing areas.

CHIANTI: GREVE – Radda – Gaiole – Castellina

Greve in Chianti, together with the municipalities of Radda, Gaiole and Castellina, is part one of the oldest wine production areas, still recognizable by the famous “Gallo Nero” brand.

You may visit:

  • The ancient square of the historic Chianti Market
  • Food and Wine Shops: Falorni’s Butchery and Wine Museum
  • The ancient village of Montefioralle with its castle
  • Panzano in Chianti, an historical village, where there is the mansion of the Tuscan poet Dario Cecchini.

Castellina in Chianti – Castelnuovo Berardenga

Castellina in Chianti imposes itself on the hills with its fortress and the great walls where is possible to walk on foot. Just a few kilometers away you may find the winery of Fonterutoli with an extraordinary view over Siena.

Castelnuovo Berardenga is a picturesque place, where the National Association City of Wine is based.

San Gimignano e la via Francigena

San Gimignano is a Tuscan town of excellence. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its famous fourteen towers, enclosed by two kilometers of ancient walls, medieval houses and squares, it give us a perfect view of the medieval period. Thera are also museums that explain the history of this ancient village.

The Via Francigena lead pilmigrages through San Gimignano towards Monteriggioni, Siena and beyond. The pilgrimage to Rome, on a visit to the tomb of the apostle Peter, was in the Middle Ages one of the three peregrinationes maiores together with the Holy Land and Santiago de Compostela. For this reason, Italy was continuously traveled by pilgrims from all over Europe. Many stopped in Rome, the others went down along the peninsula to the port of Brindisi and from there they embarked for the Holy Land. Pilgrims coming mainly from the land of the Franks, in the post-Carolingian age began to cross the Alps and enter Italy. For this reasons to ride across the Via Francigena it’s an experience with a special charm still today.


To reach Volterra by bike it’s surely tiring, because of the steep and long street that leads to the top, but the effort will be payed back. Inside the town you will see its narrow cobbled streets that go through the rows of old buildings of stone.

Riding from San Gimignano to Volterra, we recommend a path along the ancient Via del Sale, also called via Volterrana. In the Middle Ages was traveled from wagons loaded of salt, the material that determined the great economic development of Volterra.

Along this route you will be in contact with nature, admiring scenic pastel-colored landscapes, dotted with olive trees, cypresses, oaks and ancient houses.

Val di Merse

Val di Merse area, thanks to the great amount of water of his rivers (mainly the river Merse and Farma, his tributary river), is rich of mills, that, since the Middle Ages, became fundamental for the productin of Siena flour. Today it is almost entirely a natural reserve, perfect for a relaxing holidy close to the nature.

It includes the territories of the municipalities of Chiusdino (the winner of the best village of Tuscany 2017), Monticiano, Murlo and Sovicille, where, by choosing a specific path, you can admire splendid villages such as:

  • Brenna, that is located on the banks of the River Merse, where you can find the coves for bathing and sunbathing
  • Villages of Torri and the Orgia taht are exquisitely preserved examples of medieval castles
  • Montieri, that is dominated by large wooded areas transformed into natural parks

The Abbey of San Galgano is one of the most famous and sought places in Val di Merse, as an authoritative example of Gothic-Cistercian style and as an important tourist destination for its famous “sword in the rock” and the legend of the knight Galgano.