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PRIVATE FLORENCE GRAND TOUR – 21K

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A long run through Florence and its history, hills, parks and gems of architecture and art.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    21 km / 13.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    2h45min
  • Level of Difficulty

    moderate
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English, Italian (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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Get ready for a long run through every corner of Florence. This running tour allows you to have a complete view of the varied, inspirational and mindblowing character of Florence. It is a perfect running tour if you want to get your long run in while also getting in touch with the town.

From the center of the former roman military camp the running tour leads you to Piazza Signoria and the worldwide known Uffizi Gallery. After leaving the city centre that is UNESCO World Heritage, you’ll run slightly uphill by Viale Michelangelo, a nice “promenade” that leads us to the very best viewpoint of Florence. The tour then goes downhill by the picturesque Erta Canina, a narrow street going down back to the city centre. Runners will dive into a unique mix of art history and architecture, jumping from the medieval “tower houses” to the magnificence of Palazzo Pitti with its great facade of brown stone; from the clean design of Brunelleschi’s Renaissance church of Santo Spirito to the small golden shops hanging on Ponte Vecchio. After the history and the art another must see is the Florentine “runner's paradise” that is the Cascine Park with its incredible forest and big lawns, but also a nice example of rationalist architecture.

The conclusion of the tour could not be more different than re-entering the city centre and seeing the masterpiece of the Brunelleschi Dome, and the Medici Family Palace.
The running tour is offered in two versions the “short” one which is 21 Km (13 Miles) and the long version which is 23 Km (14.3 Miles).
The longer running tour includes the open air amphitheatre and Indian Prince monument in the Cascine park.

If you like to book the 23Km running tour just add two extra km during the booking process.

This running tour is suitable for any kind of trained runner but take into account that the course includes ups and downs – ups and downs where it is totally fine to slow down or even walk a bit.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point at P.za Della Repubblica at the Column of abundance.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: P.za Della Repubblica at the Column of abundance or at your hotel/apartment address in Florence centre. Please let us know your hotel/apartment address in Florence during the booking progress. We will then check if we can meet you directly in front of your hotel/apartement main entrance.
    Google Maps link: Piazza Della Repubblica

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains, storm etc. It is very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt - expect to run. 

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    In Florence winter is usually not so cold (only in January or February the temperature goes below 10°), but summer can be hot (it is better to run in early morning or after 6 pm).

    It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Florence, so that you know what temperatures to expect.  During the colder months we always recommend people to wear long sleeves as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos and for the guide to talk about the attractions. 
    In summer you can easily just wear a t-shirt and a pair of shorts/tights. It is, however, very important to remember sunscreen (at least SPF 30/50), so that sun burn is avoided. A hat can also be very handy in summertime in general. 

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    We will provide you with bottled water during the tour. Also there are a few public water fountains along the way, so if you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a drinking spot. Also, that would be the occasion to take a pic in front of one of Florence monuments!

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    The running pace is set on our private tours by you. During our group tour we run a pace of about 6:30 min/km.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, there is no storage for bags. Please travel light. We can only store some small objects in our backpack (mobile phones, keys. etc,).

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera/mobile phone and snap away. If there is a certain place you would like to take a picture, then simply ask your guide. We will also take pictures of you and we’ll send it to you by email.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We offer our private tours hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be in the city centre (i.e. inside UNESCO World Heritage, the former city walls). 

    Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the standard meeting point. 

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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