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Why Travel Over the Holidays

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on July 15, 2016

Experts often advise people to travel during the off-season to avoid crowds and have cities, beaches, and landmarks to themselves.  What they don’t tell you about traveling during the holidays and vacation season is this.  The destinations that you travel to come alive in a different way than they do during the off-season.  The cities buzz with excited energy! 

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The Mystique of the Italian Sciopero

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on July 08, 2016

A Sciopero is a common practice of striking in Italy.  All transportation comes to a halt or is slowed down by a temporary work stoppage.  The sciopero can be local or national and may affect the trains and airlines you plan to travel on.  A strike can last from four hours to 1 day depending on what strikers are trying to accomplish.

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10 Truths About Cycling in Bermuda

Posted by Joe Luchison on July 01, 2016

When someone says “Bermuda”, usually images of tropical scenes come to mind. Along with locals clad in blue blazers and pastel-colored Bermuda shorts, you might picture images of coral reefs, pink beaches, award-winning golf courses, celebrity sightings, and lush, manicured landscapes dotted with palm trees.Now imagine all of these infused with a relaxed, island vibe with a British flair, just a short 2-hour flight from the east coast of the US. But would you think of cycling here?

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Topics: Bike Tours, Islands, Food, Bermuda

Most Unique Cycling Events

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on July 01, 2016

 

If you love cycling and want a fun and unusual way to blow off steam, make friends, and see the world, you’re going to need to sign up for a cycling events.  Full of fun, amazing adventures as well as prizes in many cases, these rides serve as a reminder to take it easy, let your guard down, and laugh until your stomach hurts.

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What is Slow Food?

Posted by Francesca Loomis on February 29, 2016

One day at the very beginning of my career with Ciclismo I was reading one of our itineraries and came upon a term I had never heard or seen before: Slow Food. I read another itinerary and there it was again!

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Topics: agriturismo, slow food

Most Romantic European Hotels

Posted by Francesca Loomis on February 02, 2016

February is passion month, and we're celebrating by bringing you a list of the most romantic European hotels. When you go on a bike tour with Ciclismo Classico, you'll be staying at carefully selected hotels that provide the perfect complement to riding, dining, and other activities. From cozy inns and guesthouses to medieval castles and monasteries, we’ve chosen lodgings for their local flavor and charm as well as for their amenities and convenience.

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Topics: Bike Tours, Hotels, Accommodations, Rest and Relaxation

5 Reasons to Visit Sardinia

Posted by Simone Scalas on January 27, 2016

Ciclismo Classico guide Simone Scalas defines himself as a curious person who most enjoys life when he has the opportunity to discover something new, from an unfamiliar author to an unexpected sunset. Simone lives in the seaside village of Pula in southwestern Sardinia, about half an hour from the island’s main city, Cagliari. 

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Topics: Bike Tours, wine, Sardinia

Everything You've Always Wondered About Italian Cheek Kissing

Posted by Francesca Loomis on January 20, 2016

When traveling to Italy, the most important thing you need to know (other than how to order coffee), is the Italian greeting. And no, I'm not talking about common Italian phrases, I'll save that for another time. I'm talking about il bacio (the kiss) or il saluto (the greeting). Who would have thought that this common gesture - the cheek kiss - could cause so much anxiety and confusion, and often lead to some awkward encounters?

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Topics: Italy, Greeting, Il Bacio, Il Saluto

Benefits of Traveling During Holidays & Ways to Enjoy Them

Posted by Guest Blogger on January 12, 2016

The New Year will be here in the blink of an eye. Have you already started dreaming about where you’d like to travel in 2016? When you have limited vacation days, combining them with paid holidays makes a lot of sense. Including a paid holiday in your travel time reduces the number of precious vacation days you have to use.

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Topics: Bike Tours, Holidays

Ditch the Bucket List and Invest in New Experiences

Posted by Joe Luchison on January 06, 2016

When we enter into a new year, we celebrate, we relax, we reflect, we plan with a new found introspective. We often say, “out with the old, in with the new”. 

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Topics: Bike Tours, New Year

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