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What's the World's Coolest Bike Tour?

Posted by Francesca Loomis on September 03, 2015

According to Bicycling Magazine, our Bike Across Belgium is one of the World's Coolest Bike Tours, and we couldn't agree more! Our award-winning Bike Across Belgium tour has it all and more (thank you, Outside Magazine)! The beer culture is at a level of refinement, depth and complexity that easily rivals any renowned wine region. 

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Staff Picks: Barb Patterson

Posted by Barb Patterson on August 28, 2015

This is part 4 of our Staff Picks blog series! Here we outline the tours our US staff members have been on, what they liked most, and tours they hope to go on. I joined Ciclismo in 2007 while I was living the adventure travelers dream. In 2010 I relocated to southern California because I could experience my love of hiking and biking year round.

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Topics: Bike Tours, tuscany, Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Staff Picks, Amalfi Coast, Ireland, Austria, Czech Republic

Our 2016 Catalog has Arrived!

Posted by Francesca Loomis on August 26, 2015

We want to bring you the exclusive opportunity to browse our 2016 online catalog, the earliest that it's ever been released. We have some exciting announcements, including complimentary upgrade to our new carbon bikes on all intermediate and advanced tours, new Top Guide tours in Spain, Italy and France, and itineraries never offered before, so grab the nearest couch and your Cup of Jo, and get ready to roll!

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Topics: Bike Tours

Staff Picks: Francesca Loomis

Posted by Francesca Loomis on August 19, 2015

This is part 3 of our Staff Picks blog series! Here we outline the tours our US staff members have been on, what they liked most, and tours they hope to go on. I joined Ciclismo in March of 2014 and am excited to go on my first Ciclismo Classico bike tour this September to Croatia, a corner of the world I have never been to.

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Topics: Bike Tours, puglia, sicily, piedmont, Croatia, Staff Picks, Italian Lakes, Foodie

Craft Beers, Chocolate, and Waffles

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on August 10, 2015

The Outside Magazine award-winning Bike Across Belgium tour has it all and more. On this special tour, we were lucky to host the CEO and Founder of Surly Brewing Company, Omar Ansari and his closest wild, crazy and wonderful friends. They were a JOY to pedal with and were the perfect guests in every way! 

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Winter Shminter: Top 5 Reasons to Ride Off-Season

Posted by Francesca Loomis on August 07, 2015

The winter of 2014-15 proved to be one of the wildest for the United States and Canada. Parts of the West experienced some of the warmest and least snowy conditions, while the East suffered the snowiest and coldest winters on record.

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Topics: Bike Tours, New Year, Winter, Mallorca, Gran Canaria, Off-Season, Majorca, Chile, Argentina, Holidays

Cycling Apparel: A Brief History

Posted by Francesca Loomis on July 30, 2015

Jerseys are the defining emblem of cycling. Nothing reveals the various eras and memories of great races and champions as the jersey.

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Topics: Bike Tours, Wool Jersey, Vintage, Eroica

Cycling Safety Guide

Posted by Francesca Loomis on July 28, 2015

On every Ciclismo Classico active tour your safety is our first priority. Please read through these guidelines in order to become familiar with rules for cyclists and ensure that you have a happy and healthy cycling trip!

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Topics: bike tour, safety, guide

Top 5 Harvest Tours

Posted by Francesca Loomis on July 24, 2015

The grape harvest, or vendemmia, is an important and deeply-rooted Italian cultural tradition where local producers begin harvesting the fruit of their labor. It is an evocative time to travel to Italy; hillsides are cloaked in ready-to-pick grapes, and a fragrance of fermenting wine permeates the air as you cycle along quiet country roads.

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Topics: harvest, vino, wine, bike tour, Italy, brunello, truffle, grapes, vineyard, agriturismo, tuscany, puglia, sicily, piedmont, chianti, olive oil, olive, slow food

What is a Confirmed Tour?

Posted by Francesca Loomis on July 09, 2015

In 2015 we introduced a list of confirmed tours, and this year we've decided to bring them back! But, what is a confirmed - or guaranteed - tour? At Ciclismo Classico, we emphasize the group size of a tour to maximize every guests enjoyment and support.

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Topics: Bike Tours

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