Welcome to Vino & Velo, your cycling sommelier and tour guide for wine and food excursions in Italy! Too many hills, head wind or rain? We just take you in a van or a bus, no worries! If the wheels are not turning we will gladly take you on a hike between the wineries and restaurants. We believe that the next wine tasting and cooking course is yours!


Vino: AIS certified sommelier Leif can bring you to the wines you love and introduce you to wines you will come to appreciate. Pair these local wines with trraditional cuisine and your tasting event becomes a memory to last a lifetime. Stay longer and enjoy a cooking course. Arrive at your tasting in a van or a little more unusually :-) ... on a bike.


Velo: Cycling is our other passion and we share it with riders of all skills. Tours can be one day or several days, travel from city to city or ride out in different directions from one central location. Whether on hybrid bikes or road bikes, from novice to professional rider, we can design a trip that will show off the countryside and give your clients a unique and memorable experience of Italy. On a typical day tour we pick you up at your hotel, or we take the bikes directly to you, depending on where you stay. We meet at mid morning, talking about the day that is awaiting you, some bike fitting and general rules about riding in Italy. Off we go, taking you through the scenic Tuscan countryside, stopping for a coffee break at a small hamlet, talking about what we have seen so far, comparing riding experiences and so on. Next goal in the horizon would be the sought-after lunch, at a charming Trattoria that is awaiting you with steaming pots and pans, and a small glass of wine of course! The ride home would be with a big smile on your face, especially when we stop at the local ice-cream bar, having all the flavours you can imagine!

Contact us at info@vinovelo.it


Leif Karlsson 
Licensed Tour Guide (Guida Ambientale Escursionistica, tessera n°  016/2012)

Certified Sommelier (AIS Toscana, tessera n° 81995. 10/05)
Cyclist and Founder (ASD Velo Club Florence By Bike)

P.IVA 06344750481

+39 328 4540182 (mob)
+39 055 0198589 (h)


E-mail: leif@vinovelo.it

Michele Karlsson

Artistic Director
Tour Assistant




+39 329 3863621 (mob)
+39 055 0198589 (h)


E-mail: michele@vinovelo.it


E-mail: info@vinovelo.it

Skype: vinoevelo


Florence, Tuscany