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“Fabulous Country, Fabulous Guide”
Review of Cicloposse

Ranked #2 of 3 Tours 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
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We just finished a fabulous 6-day-7-night cycling tour around Sardinia with the incomparable Mauro. Our tour began in Alghero where Mauro met with us to fit our bikes, which were very well-maintained with good components. We were supplied with helmets and a free water bottle (having brought our own shoes and pedals) and we had constant van-support every day.
The rides were scenic and enjoyable with plenty of opportunities to stop for a rest, photos or the requisite mid-morning espresso! We cycled along the coast, through rolling hills and some very challenging but rewarding mountain climbs. Everyday was completely different and I felt like I got to see every tucked away part of Sardinia.
The hotels were very good and the dinners included with the tour were fantastic. We got to sample all the best local foods, olive oils, and wine.
Mauro did everything possible to make this the trip of a lifetime for us, no request was too great. He even helped us to learn some Italian while we were there!
I will definitely be touring with Maruo again.

Thank CaroleAroundtheWorld
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well organised company, excellent trip planning and amazing local knowledge. Our posse highly recommend this company to those interested in bike riding through Tuscany. Make sure you do some bike riding training before. We selected three star accomdation and it was clean and organised.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is a fabulous company to deal with. We never met Marco, but Giuliana was an absolute pleasure to correspond with by e-mail, and even more delightful to meet in-person once we arrived in Pienza. We booked a self-guided Tuscan Wine Country tour. The quality of the bikes were excellent (I was fitted with an aluminum race bike with Shimano 105 groupo; my wife was on one of Giuliana's 'old' but immaculately maintained Cinelli road bikes with Campagnolo Veloce groupo). Higher end bikes (spec'd with Ultegra components) were available, but we went with the ones that fitted us the best, and we were very happy with them. I had an interest in visiting one or two specific regions/vineyards in Tuscany (including some of Antinori's estates), and Giuliana was already completely familiar with them and managed to customize our tour around these specific places of interest. All of the accommodations she booked us in exceeded our expectations. We stayed in three-star hotels, all of which were immaculately clean and were staffed by very charming people. The information packages that came with the tour were very educational and kept us accurately on track towards each destination. Tuscany was indeed as beautiful as we imagined it to be. And the people that we met throughout the countryside as charming to match. The quality of service from Cicloposse was also as exquisite as the region of Tuscany itself. We will definitely book another tour with them in the future.

1  Thank JAQ888
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have traveled with Cicloposse twice now in 2006 and 2012. Both self guided trips. Giuliani and Marco supply an excellent service both prior to the trip and on the trip by both email and phone. They use high quality bikes built by Marco with gearing tailored to the Italian hills which allow recreational cyclists to enjoy their trips but also allow those more hardcore cyclists to push their limits. The trip directions and maps are extremely detailed and very well produced.Just tell them what you want and they can usually meet your requirements, including extra nights in hotels and side trips from Pienza their base town. Hotels used are usually 3 star family run establishments who usually have warm and friendly staff who understand the needs of cyclists. We have used several bike companies in Europe and would highly recommend them for both travelers thinking of a first time self-guided trip and more experienced cyclists.

1  Thank JOENYC1000
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We booked our first European cycling trip with Cicloposse in September - the Tuscany cycling and cooking tour.We were wanting a European, specifically Italian company to do our first ride with as we both prefer to support the local people wherever we travel.
We were not disappointed~! They exceeded our expectations with their expertise and professional yet fun nature. Our accommodations and hosts were outstanding.
Marco guided us along the routes with good natured coaxing, support and encouragement - he has an amazing sense of humour! Giuliana organized pre-trip and made sure everyone was doing well along the way and supported my husband and one other fellow on a longer ride. The bikes were great, van support always there if needed..
I have done nothing but rave about this fabulous duo -Giuliana and Marco - and their team since we returned from our trip. We look forward to our next adventure with them.

Thank Brenda B
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