A Slice of Italy at Home. A Wrap on our 20/21 Tours.

cyclists riding in Daylesford

We have wrapped up our summer season of local Australian tours across Victoria just in the nick of time, and what a great season it was.

With six tours across the regions of Daylesford and Bright, it has been splendid to be able to share a slice of Italy at home with many great people, both on and off the bike.

Below is a pictorial essay of the experiences enjoyed on our local tours.

Cyclists riding up mt Buffalo
The early part of the Mt Buffalo climb…… only another 20 odd k’s to go.
Mid ride lunch by the river
The idyllic mid ride lunch location by the river in the Kiewa Valley.
Riding on the quiet country roads of Daylesford
The rolling hills west of Daylesford. Quiet roads and open countryside….. it doesn’t get any better.
The alpine valleys in Victoria's high country
More quiet country roads and enchanting scenery in Victoria’s high country.
Riding on gravel around Daylesford
The gravel roads around Daylesford are superb.
A long lunch at one table
There is nothing better than the reward of a long lunch after a big ride.
Afternoon conversation and spritz
Conversation and post ride spritz…. or should that be post ride Spritz and conversation……. The latter we think.
Aperol Spritz and aperitivo in bright
One of the more important moments of the day…. aperitivo.
Two people drinking prosecco in the sun
The summer sunshine and a little prosecco… another perfect pairing.
Sitting in the sun after a long lunch
Molto contento. How nice it was after a long lunch to sit in the sun and while away the hours in this magnificent setting.
Homemade capocollo on a board
Damian’s homemade capocollo. There is always room for just one more slice.

The summer classic of prosciutto e melone is always a hit.

Parmigiano reggiano
Parmigiano Reggiano. So delicious, it’s always with us on tour.
homemade pasta
Homemade and handmade pasta is worth the effort every time and across the different tours, we enjoyed spaghetti, orecchiette and cannelloni with a range of delicious, seasonal sauces.
Pannacotto con fruitta d Bosco
The absolute crowd favourite of Panna cotta con frutti di bosco or fresh farm-picked berries.
Homemade capocollo and olives
Homemade is a big part of what we do; from cured meats, to olives, peppers and zucchini sott’olio, to name just a few.
Hikers at the top of mt Buffalo
Walks in nature were a highlight of the non-riding partner programs. Here we take in stunning scenery of Mt Buffalo.
The Hepburn Springs countryside
Late Autumn colour across the Lavandula Farm near Daylesford provided the perfect setting for exploring nature.
two women at a victorian farmers market

The local farmers market. Garden fresh, homemade…and Italian “frittole” as well…non riders on a winner at the Myrtleford market.

lavender infused champagne
Lavender Champagne Bliss….not to mention the delicious lavender scones already consumed.
A woman taking a photo of a tree on Mt Buffalo
Capturing pics of nature’s finest along the way. It’s all part of the slow travel experience.
Sunrise in Bright
The magic of sunrise in the high country. The colours and the quiet.
A cypress pine, vineyards and Mt Buffalo
Sitting at lunch, you gaze in awe at Mt Buffalo beyond the cypress pines and reflect on your ride up the Mt only a few hours earlier.
two kangaroos outside Daylesford
Skippy and little skippy in the open golden fields surrounding Daylesford.
A lemon tree and prosecco vines
Prosecco vines in the background, lemons in the front and cypress pines to the side. Another slice of Italy in Bright.
the vista from Mt Buffalo
The vista from the Chalet at the top of Mt Buffalo.

As we now sit tight during the winter months, we’ll wait in anticipation for beautiful Spring to arrive before enjoying another selection of Australian cycling tour experiences.

Click here for more information about our Tour of Daylesford and our Tour of Bright

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