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GUIDED RIDE

So many roads to ride and so many places to go! Whatever your goal is, consider me your training partner or tour guide. Describe what you're after, and I'll lead the way. My two wheels have rolled over almost every paved surface in a 100km radius of Lucca's ancient walls.

Want epic rides? 18km climbs are in the vicinity, count on my local knowledge to take you there. Or maybe you're keen on the seaside, rolling hills and panoramic views with a 10/10 cappuccino? I'm in. Designing your perfect ride is a badge on my top-guiding sash.

Or how about a point-to-point daily exploration?* These are, however, not for the faint of heart; you must come tapered and you must come trained! You'll cover vast territory and get a first-class pass to the Trenitalia bicycle caboose!

  • 1-2 people is €79 per half-day and €139 per full-day

  • 3 people is €119 per half-day and €209 per full-day

  • 4-5 people is €159 per half-day and €279 per full-day

*Point-to-point rides are full days plus €40.

Guided rides are fully non-refundable, but in the unlikely case myself or my team cannot carry out your ride, you'll receive a full refund. We also understand things happen and weather turns; we’ll do our utmost to accommodate changes.

 
 

 
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It was a perfect day.

Last spring, I had a chance to join Alison in Lucca for a few rides. I'd never been to Florence, so she planned a day-long trip that included wonderful roads, beautiful countryside and a few challenging hills to ensure we earned our arrival. Approaching Florence by bike and seeing it all laid out below us as we came off the surrounding hills was incredible. I'm grateful to Alison for designing an adventure for me to connect to a new area.

- Jared Spier, Winnipeg, Canada

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Cycling in Toscana is something that every cyclist dreams of.

I recently organized a trip there for my daughter and me, and my biggest issue was safety and would Emily be able to handle it. Hooking up with Alison was the best thing I could’ve done. Is Alison a guide or a coach, hard to say- I honestly think we got 2 for 1! Every day Alison showed up with rides that were both safe and suitable for a 15-year-old girl, whom upon her return decided to join a local cycling team.

For me, born in Italy and brought to North America before I could see the beauty of Italy, riding with Alison, was the best sightseeing tour ever. My biggest regret I only stayed a week, but a week spent with a wonderful person that shared her passion for cycling with us.

- Alex Pagnotta, Montreal, Canada

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I practically got a training camp and a guided tour!

I strategically positioned to spend my family summer holiday around Lucca before my first ever Ironman 70.3 bringing a great chance to strengthen my climbing skills. Four days riding 1200-1800m of daily elevation were an excellent challenge for my body and mind. But I got one crucial thing: confidence that I'm able to make my most important climb this season.

I would also like to highlight how seriously Alison took my requirements. She asked to share my Ironman course, then crafted our training routes accordingly. I was very impressed on our first day to see the route which almost completely repeated the profile of my future race. Last but not least, Alison knows the best gelato shop in the region. I took a 15-minute detour to show that place to my friends and family. It was simply delicious!

- Andriy Derevyanko, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Cycling with Ali was one of the best experiences we had during our holiday in Tuscany.

She was just so helpful from beginning to end, from booking the hire bikes to finding the best route for my husband and me. Our capabilities are very different, but Ali managed to find a ride that was perfect for both of us with amazing cafe and restaurant stops along the way. The whole day was so relaxed, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone of any ability. I had booked this in for my husband's birthday as a surprise and it was worth every penny - we still talk about it now because we enjoyed it so much! Thank you so much once again, Ali!"

- Victoria Stokes, United Kingdom