Hello Folks,

I'm off on holidays to Italy in August for my mates wedding and will be staying in the outskirts of Florence for a few days somewhere in the Tuscan hills. It occurred to me that the gravel tracks used in the Strade Bianchi must be fairly close and in between getting lashed up on wine or learning about how the stuff is made, it might be a good idea to explore these iconic tracks.

As i won;t be travelling by bike, can anyone here recommend a bike hire service in the area and maybe some advice as to where i might find these roads.