Tuscany Bike Tours: Overview and Our Philosophy
We at Biking Escape feel that creating a memorable bicycling tour within Tuscany for you is a lot like the following the core philosophy of Italian cooking: emphasize a few, very high quality ingredients, and blend them skillfully. Our three key ingredients are safety, personal attention, and local flavor.
Safety is our number one priority, and besides expert maintenance of our bikes and taking time the first day to fit each bike according to each guest's individual frame and riding style, we start each tour with a safety talk and group initiation, establishing a sense of group camaraderie that Biking Escape's clients usually share. As part of this policy of safety first, we require all our travel clients to wear helmets or sign a helmet waiver, and encourage each guest to ride or cycle at their own speed and comfort level at all times, offering van support and experienced guide attention so that each person feels the right level of challenge and relaxation for a thoroughly enjoyable and safe ride during the vacation. We also set aside the first part of each day to orient our guests with the day's itinerary, terrain, and conditions in Tuscany.
Personal attention means that your unique needs are always our priority, and guests decide the mileage of the bike trip and difficulty level of their daily bicycle ride from the flexible itinerary options we design for each day. It also means that we keep groups small, do our very best to accommodate guests' special requests, dietary needs, and at all times cater to tourist's comfort and enjoyment, tailoring our biking trips to always add the personal touch that sets Biking Escape apart from biking tours offered from other travel or tourist companies.
Local flavor is the last ingredient and is what really makes our bike trips so unique. Because we live and ride here ourselves, we can offer our guests the best biking routes, the most scenic and characteristic countryside views, and the most deliciously made Italian meals all off the beaten path --no ordinary way nor usual route, this--and cultivating a sense of being among the locals. You will feel that our biking trips give you that optimal combination of feeling like a local and appreciating all of the riches, both natural and cultural, that this timeless and beautiful Tuscan region offers Biking Escape’s riders.
Who We Are
- Biking Escape is the brainchild of Stefano Casagrande, a certified international Trainer, an ex-athlete who has raced professionaly for over 20 years - Giro d'Italia 7 times, Tour of California once, La Vuelta Spain thrice, Tour of Portugal twice. St...