Giuliana and Marco,
Sorry to take so long in getting back with you after our bike trip. It's been difficult to readjust to the real world…
We just wanted to say 'Thanks' for helping us with the bike trip. It was definitely the highlight of our vacation and we're already working on ways to do it again next year.
The routes were perfect. Mostly no traffic (though Florence was insane) and beautiful scenery. The climbs were challenging, but the down hills more than made up for it. The maps and tourist suggestions were spot on as well. The bikes were excellent, too.
Accommodations were good, too. We received great service at all of the hotels…
Kyle & Michelle P.
from Austin Texas
Buon giorno Marco and Giuliana
Cindy and I haven't had much free time since we got back to the U.S. from our trip to your beautiful country. Too much work and not enough time to reflect on our experiences in Italy.
We want to thank you both immensely for the Tuscany Wine Classic bike tour. We had the time of our life. Everything was perfect. The daily rides, maps/ directions, sightseeing suggestions, and restaurant suggestions all worked out wonderfully. I think we both truly realize how special the Tuscan countryside is. What a wonderful vacation.
We've recommended your tours to many of our friends since we've been back home. Don't be surprised if you hear from some of them in the future.
Ciao, and thanks so much.
Cindy Feder & Larry Stonum
A* Gigantic* *Thank You* for a fabulous bike trip! We had such a fantastic time - everything was great -the biking, the food, the hotels, the scenery, the weather - it just was amazing. The biking was more challenging than we expected - but we enjoyed it. We took a lot of photos and I will email a few to you once we get them organized. (We have one of all of us in the Cicloposse jerseys). We bought the biking jerseys in Siena as you recommended and met Signore Rossi
Once again ,many thanks for a wonderful trip!!!
Susan & Greg
Hoping that this email finds you well.
Joannie and I truly enjoyed our experience in Tuscany. It was made all the better because of your attention to detail ....the maps and plans were superb. The bike were the best and certainly not the least we enjoyed our conversations with you.........much fun!
By the way we had a wonderful stay at Casalecchi. The food was wonderful, the wine was superb. Having drank to much wine that evening, we did cheat a little bit by taking ROBERTO to San Gimigano as we wanted to spend most of the day in this most beautiful village.
Will we be back to Ciclopsse....... ABSOLUTELY AND SOON.
By the way Giuliana always feel free to use us as a reference
Pat and Joan Jacobs
From Lexington, MA
Dear Giuliana & Marco,
Sadly we are back home and getting into work again.
I cannot explain in words what a wonderful cycling trip we had in Toscana and Umbria. The hotels were really great - the rooms were quiet and romantic - and some of them had the most beautiful views - it was like looking at a painting ( Pienza, Montifalco, Assissi, Montacino)- The cycling was excellent - many hills, through quiet forests, alongside magnificent farms- up and down through the wine lands of Chianti. every corner we
went round and and at the top of every hill the views were awesome!!! - I enjoyed every minute of every day.
The places that you recommended for dinner were perfect!!! - we loved having the tandem, we really had a lot of fun.
I just loved the way, in the early evening, all the people are walking about in the streets with the children playing, riding their bikes - the old and the young just all really enjoying each other - Italians seem so happy!!! We had very special moments
in the little villages. I count it such a privilege that we were able to go on this wonderful cycling trip and to have shared every beautiful day together. For all of this I would like to thank you and Marco for organizing everything so well. Every time I sent you a mail
you answered immediately. I will certainly promote CICLOPOSSE to all our friends and to anyone who shows interest.
Guiliana, we were so pleased to meet you and your family and I have lovely photographs to keep -. Once again, thank you for the most amazing holiday I have ever had.
Fond regards - Carol and Bert Bard south Africa
Thanks for a wonderful, most awesome trip!! We all enjoyed our cycling very much! We appreciate all your hard work in the set-up, maps, directions, recommendations, etc. Everything went very smoothly without any problems.
Just wanted to say thanks
Well, we returned to the United States five days ago, and miss Italy already!
I wanted to thank you for a truly great experience on our bike trip with you in Tuscany. Everyone had a great time -- we will all remember the day fondly. If you have any pictures from the bike trip, could you please email them to me?
I also wanted to thank you for your suggestion about the beach at Castiglione della Pescaia. We had a chance to spend the day there, and it was wonderful!
We hope to see you again on our next visit -- and if you ever take a trip to our part of the world, please let me know!
Thank you very much,
Ann Marie Campolattaro
Dear Giulianna and Marco
Eileen and I thank you for an unbelievable seven days of biking in Tuscany, and your personal attention in enhancing our tour experience.
The country was beautiful, the accommodations ottimo. The food and wine incredible. Most importantly thank you for your friendship, patience and tutoring. We learned that there is more to climbing hills than muscle and going through the gears and chain rings. Oh I almost forgot! The bike saddles are great.
Thank you Richard – san Francisco CA
Giuliana and marco
Thank you for a wonderful bike trip through Chianti. It was wonderful. We couldn't stop talking about it the rest of the week. I will recommend you to everyone I know coming over. I might be contacting you in the future to do a week long trip.
Thank you, again.
Greetings Marco and Giuliana,
We just arrived home from our holiday. We spent the last week in Napa, riding and comparing our wines with the memory of the wines from your country.... We still like the Brunello the best!!!! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank-you for the wonderful tour. The reality was well beyond the descriptions and pictures. Your maps and directions were exact and the ride suggestions ensured that we missed nothing. I appreciate the prompt luggage service and the hotels were no disappointment. We hope that if your travel plans bring you to the states, you will take some time to visit beautiful Lake Tahoe, we are offering an open invitation. I would be glad to show you around.
All our best,
Yale and Chemen Spina
Guilianna--Many thanks for the photos. They're great!
We certainly enjoyed spending the day with you and Marco--and you do a wonderful job with your tours. We would not hesitate to recommend you both to anyone interested in a bike tour of the area.
If you have a reason to come to the USA, we'd love to have you spend a few nights in the mountains with us in Steamboat Springs.
Take care, and stay in touch.
Kyle and Elyse Craig
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience again and to say that southern Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! My wife was so impressed with my stories of Italy, that she wants to come back with me (not on a bike trip though).
Eric Robbins, Toronto,