Guided Bike Tours through Rural Italy
Why Should I Go Guided?
Guided Bike Tours Get You Closer to Everything. You will always see the beautiful scenery and with a guide, you'll see and feel the history, the culture and the very pulse of rural Italy.
Your Inspired ITALY guide lives here.
They know and understand the local area not as a bike guide but as a part of the culture, function and existence. Being an ex-pat gives a unique perspective on life and a wonderful filter through which you, our guest get much closer to Umbria and Tuscany.
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A Letter From Nigel Vaughen …
Just wanted to let you know that we had an excellently enjoyable e-Bike tour with Inspired ITALY and to provide you with some feedback.
The tour is very well planned and organised in all respects: the route which largely is on quiet roads through the absolutely beautiful countryside; the villages/towns that we visited which gave us real insights into rural Italian life in this region of Italy; the mix of hotels, all comfortable and family-run; and, of course, the very good wine and food.
The itinerary is perfect, including the rest day in the very interesting and worthwhile Assisi.
e-Bikes are Brilliant
The e-bikes are brilliant, very well-engineered, and what I really enjoyed is that you can select to give yourself as much physical challenge as you want, but, with e-assistance, you can climb significant inclines for long distances which only expert and extremely fit cyclists would otherwise manage.
Guided versus the Self-Guided
I thought I would also add a comment about the guided versus the self-guided decision. We were very uncertain whether to opt for the guided or the self-guided, but having opted for the guided tour we now realise that there are some significant advantages, which are not that clear from your information.
The Advantages Of a Guided Bike Tour Are:
– Tim, our guide, knows various interesting small paths and “white roads” which you would never find on a self-guided tour, which adds interest.
– Potential difficulties with navigation are removed and should there be a mechanical issue with a bike, expert help is immediately on hand.
– All the decisions are made for you – the details of the route, where to eat and have coffee, and even advice on exactly what to choose to eat, so it is all very easy on the brain!
– Tim’s local knowledge and stories add a dimension that you would not otherwise get.
– Tim’s easy-going personality also made for a very enjoyable holiday.
So, all in all, this is a great experience!
Our best wishes and great thanks.
Nigel and Alwyn Vaughan
Travellers Takes that will help you choose the best tour for you.
“.. with the eBikes, we powered effortlessly up hills that would have been otherwise painful in the hot sun. Less time sweating meant more time to enjoy the stunning scenery. I've spent countless days on the lake but cycling around it was a totally different experience and I'd do it again in a heart beat. Highly, highly recommended!”Anna T-B, London, UK. Lake Trasimeno eBike Tour
“Although we researched the tour, we underestimated how hilly the terrain was in Tuscany. However, this trip will remain in our memory for a long time to come. We will definitely be back! Thank you Inspired Italy, you made our holiday so much fun...”Colin & Heather, Canada
“What surprised me was how relaxing it was and how you just switch off and enjoy the beauty of it all.”Hazel Dumore