Introducing Our New Italy Tours for 2019

The Giro cycle race going under a bridge

We are proud to launch our most extensive Italian cycling tour schedule to date, adding three new guided tour experiences through Puglia and the Dolomites & Veneto to our 2019 tour offering.

With destinations ranging from the legendary passes of the official Giro d’Italia route, to the medieval cobblestone streets of Tuscany, and the spectacular coastal roads of Puglia, we offer memorable experiences on and off the bike on nine fully-guided group tours.

A man cycling past an old olive tree in Puglia

*NEW* Tour of Puglia, June & September 2019 

A land of discovery and adventure, Puglia is the perfect place to explore on a bike. With its quiet roads winding past rock walls, abundant olive groves and the unique trulli, this land between two turquoise seas offers much more than amazing cycling. Our cycling tour of Puglia journeys through Southern Italy’s authentic food and wine culture and diverse blend of unique accommodation styles, taking guests beyond the typical postcard scenes.

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Some riders cycling out of Cortina D'Ampezz

*NEW* Dolomites & Prosecco Road, July 2019

Test yourself in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, where majestic rugged peaks of spectacular proportions provide the backdrop to challenging ascents and superb descents. After taking on legendary passes in Alta Badia made famous by the Giro d’Italia, our tour rolls into Veneto and through the vineyards of Prosecco Road, where riders and non-riders alike are rewarded with enriching gourmet and cultural experiences that feed the senses and soul in equal measure.

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The Giro cycle race going through Piemonte

Giro d’Italia & the Great Italian Climbs, May 2019 

For those hungry to taste the challenge and reward offered by the pinnacle of Italian cycling, we offer a tour of the final stages of the official Giro d’Italia route. Following the Giro in its final week, the tour delivers an up-close experience of the stage starts and finishes, over mountain passes and valleys cycled by the pros.

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a woman riding a bike during an Italian cycling holiday

Tour of Tuscany, June & September 2019

The undeniable romance of Tuscany has long drawn travellers from near and far, and our Tour of Tuscany delivers the best of this scenic region’s charm and elegance. Cyclists are rewarded with magical panoramic views beyond each sweeping turn of the quiet country roads and medieval cobblestoned streets, while beyond the bike, we host guests at a carefully selected range of family-run traditional villas and boutique hotels.

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The La Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo cycling up colle Fauniera

La Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo, June/July 2019

This tour culminates in guests riding one of the highlights of Italy’s Gran Fondo calendar, the 1-day event honouring Italy’s greatest cyclist and the Champion of Champions, Fausto Coppi. This tour delivers exhilarating riding on the narrow winding roads of Piemonte’s revered wine region, breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped Alps, and sensational
regional cuisine, before taking on the spectacular Colle di Fauniera climb for the Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo.

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Three cyclist riding through the vineyards of Piemonte

Piemonte at Harvest, October 2019

An indulgence in simple pleasures, our tour of Piemonte at harvest unlocks the splendour and joy of this revered wine region and the home of the Slow Food movement.  With a different ride on offer each day, guests are thoroughly immersed in the picturesque scenery of the gourmet food and wine capitals including, Alba and Barolo and are indulged by a diverse range of food and wine experiences that are often only available at this very special time of year.

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Three cyclists wearing woolen jerseys at the finish of L'Eroica

*SOLD OUT* L’Eroica, October 2019

A personal favourite of A’qto founder Damian Hancock, L’Eroica is a unique experience celebrating the ‘golden years’ of cycling. On this tour vintage steel frames and woollen jerseys are matched with unforgiving and testing climbs taking in the best Chianti has to offer. Our tour guarantees ride entry to your choice of the five iconic L’Eroica rides, six days of lead- up riding to familiarise yourself with the Strade Bianche, a first look at the event’s iconic vintage bike market, and beautiful villa accommodation in the heart of town. Our L’Eroica 2019 tour is sold out. Join us at L’Eroica in 2020.

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We’d love to host you on one of our Italian Cycling Tours in 2019, so if you have any questions or would like further information, be sure to Download a detailed itinerary from our Italian Cycling Tour Pages or Livechat us any time.

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