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We live and breathe Bike Travel

From expertly written articles about fitness, health, culture, and bicycle travel to the latest news about our Ciclismo Classico bike tours, La Piazza promises to engage, inspire, and delight.

Top Ten for 2019: The Ciclismo Difference

What makes a bike tour really hum these days? Is it that feeling of the wind at your back–even when it isn’t? Of conquering greater heights than those pesky Strava elevation charts or challenges?

How about sweeping silently through vistas wider than any social media post or slick website can possibly share, while pedaling by day through serious mountains of pic-nics (Italian style), tasty snacks and gelato? Then gear down five cogs at the end of the day: aperitivo, antipasto, primo, secondo and dolce….VITA!

Cycling Tips

Winterize Your Cycling Training

Ciclismo Classico Annual Jingle Ride in Boston

It’s almost that time of year again. When you wake up to icy-cold mornings and head home in the dark at 4:30 p.m. We've put on our thinking caps for the most creative—and enjoyable—winter cycling training plans guaranteed to keep you moving during the long winter months.

Off-Season, Cycling Tips, How To, bike training

Aldo's Plan of Attack For Winter Cycling

For the last 17 years, the "man behind the scenes" at the Ciclismo Classico base in Italy has been Aldo Papini. As our in-house Tuscan bike mechanic, Aldo is a wealth of information when it comes to easier winter cycling and plain old 'tender loving' bike care. To help you stay motivated to ride during the winter, we've also included Top Guide Enrico Pizzorni's tips for proper dress and layers during inclement weather conditions.

Best advice of all: Don't stop riding!

Winter, Cycling Tips

Cold Weather Riding Tips

As with any winter outdoor activity, layering is key. Fortunately, Ciclismo Classico tours run spring through fall in Europe so you usually won't need to layer up unless you have selected an advanced tour in, let's say, the Pyrenees or French Alps, where you will reach high altitudes and lower temperatures.

Bike Tours, Travel Tips, Tips, Cycling Tips

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