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Riding in Italy?(5 posts)

Riding in Italy?rissa
Jul 23, 2002 2:18 PM
I'm planning a trip to Italy in October. The first 10 days will be spent in big cities (Rome, Florence, Venice) - but then I'm thinking of taking 8-10 days for an organized cycling trip. I'm not talking about a 20 mile/day toodle on a cruiser. I'd like to cover a good 80-120 miles a day on a good roadbike and see lots of Italian countryside. Anyone know of a good outfit that organizes a ride like that?
re: Riding in Italy?Chen2
Jul 23, 2002 2:33 PM
We're doing a Tuscany tour with the Backroads tour company in September. It's not quite the kind of tour you're looking for, but I can tell you that there are many, many bike tours in Italy. If you want to do one this October you need to set it up very soon. Many are already filled.
look at www.torelli.comrufus
Jul 23, 2002 3:45 PM
his website has a link to a bicycle touring company who are friends of his, and on the "cycling lifestyle" page, there are lots of stories from his cycling trips to italy.
re: Riding in Italy?merckxman
Jul 23, 2002 7:03 PM
re: Riding in Italy?hammy4200
Jul 24, 2002 8:39 AM

Andy Hampsten has a tour company that offers tours in Tuscany from his home town of Castegneto Carducci, just south of Livorno. The riding is excellent, the people are wonderful, and the food and wine are tremendous. They seem to be pretty reasonably priced. For more information check out his website at My wife and I had a wonderful time on his tour two years ago.