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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!

Tuscany and L’Eroica Bike Tour

9 days / 8 nights

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…

Gran Canaria

7 days / 6 nights

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…

Munich to Verona

11 days / 10 nights

Connect the cultures of three nations on two wheels with Top Guides Dana Geraghty and Frank Yantorno. Wind your way through some of Europe’s most charming regions to see nature and history…

A Feast in Umbria

6 days / 5 nights
Athletic Beginner

An unforgettable cultural exploration of central Italy with Top Guide Andrea Vitali. Umbria, Italy’s only landlocked region, rewards travelers with marvelous hilltop towns, lively…