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Guide Eccellenza

Posted by Carol Sicbaldi

It takes motion to create excellence. In Italian: eccellenza. And our exceptional tour guides are not only active but taking action--on each and every trip--to deliver nothing less than excellence.

We know that our guides raise the standard. They have a standard of perpetual motion, outdoing self to the next level each and every day on tour – and that has become the Ciclismo Classico standard of excellence:

Go beyond the norm; be distinguishable; and be excellent.

Here’s a sampling of what more of our guests are saying about our excellent guides:  

"I love what I call the "culture" of Ciclismo tours: the quality of guests that Ciclismo uniquely attracts, the guides who are wonderful people, eager to share their communities, grace, skills and companionship, and the special events built celebrations, and, of course, the excellent cycling! A traveler can easily pay more but will not have a richer experience."

Savor Sardinia / Juliann T, Chapel Hill NC 


“The guides were the essence of our trip experience. This was all about how they extended themselves to each one of us. Their passion for biking, Italian culture; joie de vivre. Their spirit, kindness and attention to service made this experience uncomparable, surpassing any other vacation experience.” -

Bike Across Italy, George H, Marblehead MA


“Thanks for a fabulous trip – you have set the gold standard for all biking trips to come.”

La Bella Puglia Linda B, Princeton, NJ


"I loved the extras--mini lessons in Italian language, food, history, culture, the wine tastings, and the way both guides turned chance events and encounters into a little window of life in Italy."

Bike Across Italy / Priscilla Butler, Portland OR

“Ciclismo's glam of their guides as their "secret sauce" was proven true, and we loved loved loved the total immersion into culture with visits to agriturismi, small vinitori, dinner at Serena's outside Siena. Our trip was magical! Thank you!”

Heart of Tuscany / Keith S, San Diego CA

"You have exceeded my expectations in all areas. I cannot think of a thing that you could improve. Your outstanding guides definitely set you apart- make you the very best tour company. I look forward to my next adventure trip with you!"

Bike Across Italy / Sandra G, Chicago, IL


After only an hour into the trip I could clearly see that biking is really only a part of all that we would experience. Undoubtedly, this will become an enduring part of our lives for years to come and will spawn many further educational adventures.”

Mediterranean Island Hopping / Richard T, Sherman Oaks, CA

"The sense of camaraderie and friendship was an added bonus on top of the great guides, food, wine and beautiful French countryside."

Divine Provence / Harold T, Seattle WA

“Italian Lakes is a superb experience of the beautiful Lakes against dramatic mountains. We really enjoyed going into Switzerland as well. This trip is excellent for biking enthusiasts. Alessandro and Luca did a fine job!”

Italian Lakes / Tim W, Minnetonka MN


"The guides and the intimate sightseeing experience cycling through beautiful scenery, smelling the smells, meeting locals & getting a sense for the day to day life of the people made for a perfect vacation."

Assaggio Toscana, Lisa P, Portland OR

"The CC guides worked very hard to ensure we had a great experience on and off the bike."

La Bella Puglia / Marla L, Redmond WA


"The guides made me feel like a guest in their home rather than a tourist in Italy."

Bike Across Italy / George C., Salt Lake City UT

"The weather was perfect and the islands were exquisite; wild-flowers, green fields, blue water, spectacular mountains! In addition, our guides were knowledgeable, lovely, warm, and personable- simply great!"

Mediterranean Island Hopping / Patrice M, Soreline WA

“By the end of the week, I felt like I was saying goodbye to good friends.”

Tuscany & Elba / L Cherry, Fresno CA



And, lastly here is a great Forever Young testimonial:

"One of my most memorable trips EVER!!The guides are top notch in every aspect.  I was the eldest biker (81 Years) and the kindness and the helpfulness of our guides went way, way beyond the call of duty; the imaginative organization of activities, the incredible feasts and the famous Tuscan landscapes combined to make the most unforgettable time."

Tuscan Fantasy / Zenith G, New York, NY


The proof is in the pudding!


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Written by Carol Sicbaldi

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