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Active Holidays: Italy Bike Tours with DUVINE - also Women-only

Active Holidays: Italy Bike Tours with DUVINE - also Women-only | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Ride the quiet country roads of Italy on a bike tour with DuVine. Explore Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, Puglia, Umbria and beyond. [...]

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The ladies at DuVine are offering a Women-only Bike Tour through the picturesque Italian region of Tuscany. The 6-day itinerary reads like a dream Italian holiday with medieval towns and fortresses, local wine tasting, a private cooking class, ancient villages, and of course, plenty of delicious delicacies like fresh pasta, regional cheeses, and Chianti. This is a trip for active women with daily rides of up to 30 miles and a fair smattering of hills. Saddle up for an Italian adventure! [source]

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Tuscany by bike - find your accommodations

Tuscany by bike is the catalogue developed by Federalberghi Toscana and Promotoscana listing hotels offering dedicated hospitality for bike tourists.
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Italy by Bike

Italy by Bike | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

These days, it's possible to see the classic Italy - of olive groves and vineyards, red-tiled roofs clustered in precariously-perched hillside villages, bustling piazzas, Impressionist colors, and, of course, Italian wines and food - in an up-close-and-personal way that most visitors miss. Because you can see this Italy by bicycle.

You can actually cycle across the "boot" of Italy, from coast to coast, in the company of guides who know every inch of these lands. And while you do it, you'll be passing through four of Italy's most beautiful regions: Le Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, and Tuscany. A company called Ciclismo Classico can take you into the sweet spots most tourists fly by in cars or buses or trains. And during these eleven days, you'll learn more about the essential Italy than any guidebook could ever teach you.

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Travel to Italy: Lake Garda on Bike

Travel to Italy: Lake Garda on Bike | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Cycling holidays have been growing in popularity, but you don't need to be a Bradley Wiggins to enjoy a getaway on two wheels. Celia Paul pedals her way around Italy's Lake Garda 

at a suitably leisurely pace.

The narrow medieval streets of Borghetto are packed with cyclists. A woman walks past me, wheeling a mountain bike, her Lycra outfit splattered in mud.

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Made in Italy: a tour of the Sarto bike factory

Made in Italy: a tour of the Sarto bike factory | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

In a country where it is a challenge to travel more than a few kilometers without seeing a UNESCO World Heritage site, there is little reason to stop in Mellaredo, Italy. It is a small, unattractive town. However, it is conveniently located in the Veneto region, just east of Padua, not far from Vicenza and Treviso – an area that’s home to some of cycling’s most recognisable brands like Campagnolo and Pinarello.

And it is difficult to imagine that something as beautiful as Sarto’s bikes are being made inside the non-descript, beige building at the end of a dead-end street in the industrial zone of Mellaredo. The only indication that some of the finest, custom carbon fibre frames are made here is a license plate-sized sign over the door that reads “Sarto Antonio” in faded typography, embellished with a bicycle-like squiggle.

Though visitors are more than welcome, there is no showroom, only a cramped reception area with just enough space for two plastic chairs and a small coffee table with a stack of cycling magazines and a product catalogue. [...]

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Sarto Cycles

Sarto recently began their US distribution with a bang. Center stage at N.A.H.B.S. (North American Handmade Bike Show), Sarto has been turning a lot of heads in a US market that is thirsty for new and unique products. Unlike the mass produced brands that are typically pushed on you at the big box stores, Sarto is 100% handmade in Italy with full custom options and a lifetime, transferable warranty. They have been in the business for over sixty years and maintain the same passion that existed on day 1.

For more information, contact Adrian (916)441-1122 or ikoncycles@gmail.com
Dealers, contact: flavia.emma@gmail.com
www.sartocycles.com

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