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Top Guide Tours

We are very excited to welcome you to our Top Guide Tour series! Since 1989, Ciclismo Classico has prided itself in the world’s top guides.

Over the years, we have seen our guides occupy a special place in every traveler’s heart. Once a guest experiences one of our tours for the first time, they often come back and request the same guide or guides that led their prior trip.

With their level of experience comes a coveted status – that of a Top Guide. In 2014 founder Lauren Hefferon asked several of Ciclismo Classico guides, who are guiding their 100th+ tour, or celebrating their 8th+ year with us, to design or lead their Ciclismo Classico dream tour. Each dream tour is a blend of a spectacular destination and a special menu of ingredients that make the tour an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience for both the guides and our guests.

Before these tours even were released to the “general” public, they were SOLD OUT or nearly sold out. Why? Because anyone who has been on a tour with Ciclismo Classico guides knows that they put their heart and soul into every tour they lead, everything that they do…and isn’t that what life is all about anyway?

Each Top Guide Tour includes:

  • Special Ciclismo Top Guide kit (shorts and jersey)
  • Wine kitty
  • and added Top Guide perks along the way!

Andalucia

9 days / 8 nights
Intermediate

Spin down the scenic byways of sunny southern Spain. The countryside of Andalucia is dappled with olive groves and surrounded by charming villages perched high on scenic overlooks. This…

Tuscany and L’Eroica Bike Tour

9 days / 8 nights
Intermediate

A memorable flashback to the heroic times of cycling. Spend a week savoring Tuscan roads, food, and wine: from the quaint countryside of Serre di Rapolano to the Chianti area, via the Val…

Bike Across England

7 days / 6 nights
Intermediate

Bikes, parks, and new culinary discoveries with Top Guide Enrico Pizzorni. Our most recent “Bike Across” tour installment crosses England west to east, not far from Hadrian’s Wall.…

Gran Canaria

7 days / 6 nights
Intermediate

Explore a Spanish island and year-round cycling oasis. For those who truly long to go off the beaten path, discover the most sought-after places in Europe by cyclists who love to ride all…