Sabena Bike Experiences

On this page we attempt to make available the experience of individual bicycle tourists who have travelled with Sabena (you can share your experiences here).

Florence/Firenze, Italy

In response to Art and Diann Thoma about flying into Florence Airport:

In 1992 we flew, with bikes, into Florence airport, not into Pisa. We flew on Sabena from NYC, changing planes in Brussels. Florence airport was a pleasure. It was a small airport , we watched our bikes being unloaded onto the tarmac and brought into the terminal. The airport is right outside the city and accessed by city bus lines. You can assemble your bikes and ride right out of the airport easily, it's a fifteen minute ride into the center of the city. Unfortunately there is no left luggage storage at the airport so we had to abandon our boxes. We were able to get new boxes from a couple of bike shops in Florence and take them to the airport by bus (Roberto the airport manager let us leave the boxes in his office overnight)

For your information, the Youth Hostel in Florence is about a 40 minute bike ride from the airport (to drive it takes much longer because of traffic) but you have to plan your route carefully to get across the railroad tracks. The Hostel is in a beautiful old villa overlooking the hills. It has about 400 beds in dorm rooms with a campground adjacent.

Kathy Davidow, February 27, 1997

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