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“Beautiful Tour of Tuscan Countryside” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cicloposse

Cicloposse
Via I Maggio, 27, 53026 Pienza, Italy
+39 0578 749983
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Pienza
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Owner description: Cicloposse arrange bike tour in all Tuscany: one day trip, self guided and guided bike tour in Tuscany, Sardinia, Umbria, Puglia
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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“Beautiful Tour of Tuscan Countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Cicloposse arranged a 5-day self guided tour for me and my wife. The hotels they chose were very good, the routes were truly backroads with limited traffic, and their recommendations for visiting sites were excellent. The routes were absolutely beautiful (very hilly) and there was a picture around every corner. Unfortunately for us, the tour was a too long for our style. We would meander slowly for the first half of the day visiting everything and found ourselves biking the last 30 km in a rush to reach our next destination. After three days of biking, we decided to slow down and spend more time in the town we were in (Siena) and enjoy it. That is not Cicloposse's fault; it's simply us. Cicloposse helped us change our plans on the fly and we feel we got the best of both worlds with the biking and the relaxing. Thanks Marco and Guiliana for helping us with a memorable trip!

Visited June 2014
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Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Thanks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

They helped us with organizing a self-guided tour back in September 2013. They are a family run small business with people passionate about cycling as well as Tuscany their home. Great service, top-notch equipments, and last but not the least, a small but excellent suggestions of sights and restaurants for us to check out. Given the lack of prep time, our trip would not have been possible without them. Will definitely be back! Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Great people, great attitude, great spirit - the best - pioneers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a very late review - we actually did this back in 2002 - it is marvelous to see that 12 years later the reviews are still expressing exactly what our impression was back than. You know a good thing when you see it - back in 2002 it was remarkable and striking to witness the true passion and enthusiasm of the owners - in our case we actually did not give them huge business since we in essence just rented bikes and opted for a self guided tour. But that did not matter - we got the best bikes, very warm and personal attention and were pointed in exactly the right directions - they made it all so easy - they made it feel so effortless and welcoming - they did this by focusing on all the details that really matters - if you rent bikes - rent really good ones - if you live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world - yes chances are you are a very happy and delightful person - still freely sharing your optimism and beautiful attitude with unknown travelers/visitors is a very kind thing to do - and not always pulled off as nicely as at Cicloposse.

Visited June 2014
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Colorado
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“fantastic people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We've used Cicloposse for two amazing self guided bike trips in Italy. Giuliana was totally there for us. We met her at the first hotel both times as she gave us our route information and explained the trip we were to take. The routes offered were always enjoyable, off busy streets. The towns we visited were off the beaten track as well. We asked for a bit longer tour than normally offered, requesting 10 days, and Giuliana worked with us to give us a special experience on our tour with our tandem bike.

Visited July 2013
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Bathurst, Australia
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“Extremely professional and service orientated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We can't speak highly enough of this company. My wife and I are 50 something weekend bike warriors and we wanted to tour Tuscany. Pre booking and design of the trip was done through email from Australia. Prompt replies and great suggestions allowed us to come up with a tour. We met with Cicloposse at an agreed time in Cortona ( our starting point ) and they were right on time. They were professional in setting up the bikes for us which were of excellent quality. The maps were detailed and easy to follow.
Everything went smoothly and the touring was fantastic - we took our time and the routes were just the right level of challenge. Being able to go at your own pace and the self guided aspect was just wonderful.
Two incidents happened completely outside Cicloposse control - a flat tyre but we had an excellent repair kit and we were back on the road in not time as well as a broken chain ( that's cycling). Even though it was a public holiday Marco was there in 20 minutes after we rang the emergency contact to repair the chain and get us back on the road.
One day we had torrential rain and elected not to ride, Marco organised transport all our gear and us to the next town on our itinerary. He also organised a free wine tasting.
Accommodation was first class. We would highly recommend this company to anyone who are keen cyclists,

Visited April 2014
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