This is my first trip overseas, yikes!
You'll be leaving the comfort of your home for the comfort of ours! Rides, meals, transportation will all be taken care of. No worrying about being ripped off, getting lost, or trying to understand a foreign language. You're one of us, and we'll take care of you. And p.s. - go for it!
I have food intolerances, will I manage?
As long as you're open to Italian food, it won't be a problem. Many Italians are celiac, dairy-free and vegan. We'll ask ahead of the trip so we know about it.
Where will we be staying?
You'll be calling home for the week a modernly renovated, Tuscan villa surrounded by its own olive trees. It's 10 km from the centre, has a pool and outdoor seating areas to reflect, read, and relax. All rooms are lockable with en-suite bathrooms. Sneak a peek here:
Should I bring my bike, if not how much is a rental?
It's entirely up to you whether you bring your bike, we'll build it, maintain it, and box it while you're here. Otherwise, we have two types of bike rentals: ultegra mechanical at €210/week and electronic shifting at €315/week.
I don't usually go on bike tours, I plan my own trips.
Italy is magical no matter how you visit. We welcome you to go deeper than the surface; see the nuances and small quiet roads that are difficult to discover on a brief trip. My team and I live here, speak Italian and have years worth of stories and anecdotes to share. You'll meet new people and experience more than you might on your own or with a friend/partner. Take out the guess work of traffic, gravel roads, and “is it nice there, anyway?” Why spend your vacation researching?