The Ciclismo Experience
Ride Better. Learn More. Have Fun.
Our mission is to offer high-quality, educational and dreamy bicycling itineraries that celebrate the diversity of native people and their landscape.
As a specialized “boutique” tour operator since 1988, we provide the most authentic, unique and exciting vacations in the adventure travel industry. Our well-crafted educational trips in (just to name a few) Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium and beyond are active immersions into local art, language, music and, of course, delicious cuisine. By combining legendary service and rare cultural experiences, our Ciclismo philosophy continues to energize and transform each and every guest.
We warmly embrace our active-travel niche and family-style company culture. Our strengths and excellent reputation lie in our years of active travel expertise, superior and personalized customer service, and multi-talented staff and members of our tour leadership team. Our entire Ciclismo US and Italian base and bilingual guides are passionate about doing things the Ciclismo way-with a sense of fun, creativity and total dedication to quality.
The Ciclismo Difference:
Experienced, talented, charismatic, award-winning, and fun, Ciclismo Classico guides are our greatest asset. With unparalleled expertise (not only about biking) and an unquenchable sense of fun, they’ll show you the very best of their destinations. All our guides are either native to or experts in the routes they lead, and they’re the number-one reason Ciclismo guests return to travel with us again and again.
Cuisine is a big part of every culture, and we make sure you experience the best of it. From world-class wines to regional specialties, we’ll keep your body well-fueled and your taste buds ecstatic. In addition to all the great meals you’ll enjoy during your trip, we provide plenty of water and delicious snacks (locally sourced whenever possible) along the way to keep you happily pedaling along.
On every tour our expert guides conduct cycling clinics covering beginner and advanced instruction in gear shifting, cadence, positioning, climbing and descending. Throughout the trip you’ll also receive one-on-one coaching to help you become a better rider and get the most out of your trip. Your trip will be a true ride of a lifetime!
We are proud partners with industry leaders Bianchi and Garmin, and we continue to introduce new equipment that not only works, but looks cool as well! Pissei, an Italian cycling gear company, supplies our jerseys and kits. Our guides make sure that your bike is perfectly dialed to your body before you start your tour.
Learn a bit of the local language is a great way to connect with the local culture. Our native guides make it easy by conducting language lessons during every trip, teaching you useful words and phrases that will quickly have you speaking with the locals every chance you get.
At Ciclismo we emphasize the group size of a tour to maximize every guests enjoyment and support. With an average group size of 14 (excludes custom and private tours), and a minimum of 7, we ensure more one-on-one coaching and chances to make lasting friendships with our guides and guests on tour.
All of our lodgings are carefully selected by our expert guides, as much for local flavor and welcoming spirit as for amenities and convenience. It’s all part of making sure you have a wonderful, relaxing stay – both before and after your head hits that plump, welcoming pillow!
Our itineraries are designed to reveal the scenic beauty, variety, and cultural richness of our destinations. To bring you the best and most authentic experiences on every tour, we thoroughly research and scout each itinerary. We are constantly improving and upgrading our trips based on our own new discoveries as well as continuous feedback from guests and guides.
Cultural immersion is at the heart of our trips, each of which is designed to reveal to you the essence of the landscape, history, and way of life. Our diverse array of fun activities and events will help you connect with local people and get to know their culture and lifestyle, from the inside. Many of our trips are also designed to coincide with special events.
Our comfortable, air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled support van – a combination tool shed, deli, café, and lounge – is always available if you need to rest your legs or want to enjoy a snack or refreshing drink before getting back on your bike.
We appreciate your business, and to show you how much we care we offer outstanding savings for our alumni (returning customers) every fall. It's easy to become part of the Ciclismo family!
Whether you are looking for advice on choosing the right trip for you, want to know more about our bikes and gear, or just need help preparing for your tour, our office staff is always delighted to be of assistance. We want you to love bike touring and our favorite places as much as we do, so whatever we can do to help, just give us a call!