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Meet the Ciclismo Tour Guide Who's Also a Producer of Fine Italian Wine

Posted by Carol Sicbaldi on August 24, 2016

I often meet amazing people doing amazing things in my line of work, but one of the most intriguing women I have come across in recent years is a dear Ciclismo Classico colleague and co-guide, Giuditta Parisi.

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Recycle, Re-charge and Feed Your Soul

Posted by Carol Sicbaldi on August 23, 2016

Come join any 2017 Assaggio Toscana trip and discover all things Tuscan, including some great cycling goodies you simply won’t be able to resist and will surely want to recreate back at home—simple, easy dishes even the most non-gourmet cyclist can easily whip up! 

Assaggio Toscana translated into English means “Taste of Tuscany.” On this trip, travelers immerse themselves in daily tastings of a variety of classic dishes, including unique bread-salads and soups.

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A France worth sitting down for: Tous à table!

Posted by Gabriel Del Rossi on August 19, 2016


When I first came up with the idea of the France series, my mind (via my palate) automatically thought of the dinner table. Last Friday I mentioned my goal (in this post) set across five weeks to praise of all the great things going on in France and the reason why you should visit. This is the first of those lists, and anyone who knows me knows that my heart lies very close to my stomach.

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Pack What You Need for Your Upcoming Bicycle Tour

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on August 18, 2016

If it’s your first time taking a bicycle tour, you may not know what to pack and what to leave at home. Since a number of things are provided to you on Ciclismo Classico tours, we thought we’d take the opportunity to address some of the items we don’t provide that come in handy while touring by bike. As you already know by reviewing our site, you must have a bicycle helmet because you’re not permitted to tour without one.

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On France: Je suis avec vous.

Posted by Gabriel Del Rossi on August 15, 2016

This year I returned to Ciclismo Classico to streamline our bicycle adventures in France. In fact, by the time my season comes to an end in mid-October, I will have completed six tours (one new departure in the Loire Valley and one off-the-hip custom tour of Bordeaux). Each trip is a sensorial experience and France has grown to be a country I simply adore (France, je t'adore!).  

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Unveiling the 2017 Ciclismo Classics

Posted by Carol Sicbaldi on August 12, 2016

After almost 30 years of pedaling her passion throughout the seductive roads of Italy and beyond, Ciclismo Classico’s spirited Director, affectionately known as La Lorena (Lauren Hefferon), proudly unveils her Ciclismo Classics for 2017!

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Five Tips for Safeguarding Your Personal Belongings While Touring by Bike

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on August 11, 2016

There are safety measures to take while touring by bike. One of the most important is traveler’s insurance. It protects your personal belongings from loss or damage and your body if it becomes injured during your tour.

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Ten Travel Quotes That Get You Excited About Your Bicycle Tour

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on August 04, 2016

Travel has a way of moving people emotionally. It changes them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It doesn’t matter what your reason is for traveling. You’re likely to feel some strong sentiments as a result of it.

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My Left Knee: A twisted, torn and crooked love story of surgeries, cycling and my new active life after total knee replacement

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on August 03, 2016

My Left Knee at six weeks. Looking bizarre but solid!

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How to Keep an Exciting Journal of Your Travels by Bicycle

Posted by Ciclismo Classico on July 28, 2016

So, you want to document your journey by bicycle but don’t know where to begin. You’ve never kept a journal before and you’re not going to be able to write every time you feel like sharing your experience on top of a bike. What should you do to mark each momentous occasion? One of the easiest ways to revisit your daily adventures is through the photos that you take with your camera and the voice recording feature on your phone.

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