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Guided biking and hiking tours around Florence and in Tuscany

Don’t take home a fridge magnet, live an experience!

Guided biking and hiking tours around Florence and in Tuscany
E-bike rental available

Don’t take home a fridge magnet, live an experience!

I am the thinking bird
I am the thinking bird

Your place for biking and hiking guided experiences around Florence and Tuscany.

I am an environmental hiking guide, I was born and raised in Florence, Tuscany, but I have lived in Fiesole for many years. I am here to offer you ideas and advice on hiking and mountain biking and to accompany you on unforgettable outdoor experiences on the Florentine hills, in Chianti and on the Tuscan mountains. Whether you like walking or pedaling I will be by your side to make you enjoy every moment in full relaxation!

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The benefits of outdoor activity

Outdoor activity offers a wide range of physical, mental and emotional health benefits. Here are some of the main benefits associated with outdoor activity:
  1. Exercise: Outdoor activities, such as walking, running, hiking or mountain biking, provide an excellent opportunity for exercise. This can help improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, flexibility and manage body weight.
  2. Improved mental health: Being outdoors and in contact with nature is often associated with reduced stress, anxiety and depression. Exposure to natural light and the presence of open spaces can help improve mood and overall mental health.
  3. Vitamin D: Exposure to the sun during outdoor activities promotes the production of vitamin D in the body, which is important for bone health, the immune system and general well-being.
  4. Improved sleep: Outdoor exercise and exposure to natural light can help regulate sleep cycles, improving the quality of your night’s rest.
  5. Reduced risk of chronic diseases: Regular physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer.
  6. Connection with nature: Outdoor activities offer the opportunity to connect with nature, helping to develop greater environmental awareness and a sense of belonging to a larger ecosystem.
  7. Socialization: Many outdoor activities can be practiced in groups, facilitating socialization and building meaningful relationships. Sharing outdoor experiences can strengthen social bonds.
  8. Personal challenge and self-esteem: Tackling new activities and overcoming challenges outdoors can help develop self-confidence, resilience and greater self-esteem.
  9. Reduced stress and improved overall well-being: The experience of immersing yourself in nature, away from everyday pressures, can lead to an overall feeling of calm, reducing stress and contributing to overall well-being.

Read the stories (in Italian but translation is easy on-line!)

Cover picture: a beautiful rural landscape at the foot of the Monte Morello mountain area