Would you like to discover Italy on your own, by bike, without having to join a group but without having to lug all your possessions around on your back or your rack all day long? Cicloposse has the perfect solution for you!
Our self guided Bike Tours offer you detailed itineraries, sightseeing & restaurant recommendations, marked maps for five or six glorious days of bike touring over hill and dale, through one enchanting hill town after another, past miles and miles of classic vineyards and silvery olive groves.
The secret routes we've been using for years keep you away from traffic and, except in a very few brief stretches, you'll avoid the roads most cars use.
Every evening you'll breeze up to your hotel, where you'll find your bags already waiting for you. If you ever have trouble along the way, there's a hot line to call for emergency repairs.
You can start whenever you want and the tour is flexible!
Any date between 15th March to end of October.
deluxe lodging, breakfast daily, luggage transfers, local emergency support, orientation, riding routes with maps and cue sheets, suggestions for visitation and dining, bike delivery, pickup, fitting, and fully equipped rental for the duration.
Self guided travel is a growing trend due to the flexibility to start and the better price.
It offers support and independence, and customers don't have to do any work to put it together!
Maybe you are new to this concept of travel : is not a “self-contained” touring but it is an alternative to the guided tour! This concept applies to bicycle tours as well as walking tours, and certainly any other activity (we did a canoe tour self guided in Dordogne! Fantastic- ask details if interested)
Self guided biking can be characterized by the following advantages/benefits:
Flexible – Departure Dates Open and durations can be modified to meet a clients time available, a leg can be added, hotels are available for many budgets, often in combination, no minimum participation: no risk of cancellation: departure is guarantee
Supported: we propose self guided where baggage transfers, emergency support, orientations, transfers, are provided.
these support services are extremely beneficial because it is founded on expert knowledge of the region and a very reliable source for finding and offering unique properties, routes, and visits.
Off the beaten path – Self guided are created with a vacation experience in mind. We choose the best secondary road, scenery, passing through small villages and less traffic as much as possible.
Affordable – prices are amazing by comparison to the group guided option
Price of self guided is mostly based upon level of accommodations and duration of trip.
We publish hotel used for the tour and you can check web site – also many tour have the less expensive hotel option (simple 3 star or nice B&B)
Our Cycling tours in Tuscany & Umbria require some minimum level of fitness: you will cycle the famous undulating countryside – the hilly terrain makes tour self tours somewhat challenging! hills are generally long and with a grade of between 7% - 10% and for this reason we provide state-of-the-art bikes: lightweight, top quality components 27 speed – believe us: cycle on a good quality bike here make a big difference.
anyway: for strong riders is really not a problem provide extension each day – for less strong bikers we can provide each day shorter option – the only way to have easier ride is cycle less distance.
Can you read a map and follow road signs? This should be really easy, each of our tour start with meeting and introducing means also explain how maps and directions work.