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Non Riding Partners Italian Cycling Tour

Join us for an unforgettable cultural adventure

A’qto welcomes non-riding partners on all Italian cycling holidays and Australian tours.

We believe in the value of shared experiences and recognise that for many a tour of Italy is often a shared dream. We encourage non-riders to join their cyclist partners on A’qto’s Australia and Italy bicycle holidays, and offer tailored off-the-bike itineraries.

Our accommodating travel programs are designed to ensure cyclists and non-riding partners alike are afforded enriching experiences, and shared enjoyment of A’qto’s authentic Italian hospitality and cultural immersion.


Day trips to beautiful neighbouring towns, historic small cities and ‘must-see’ sights, always forms part of our tours.

Whether it’s a day trip to Siena to enjoy a street tour led by a local, a simple and authentic lunch, and of course a couple of hours of shopping, or a half day trip to the spectacular Brolio Castle followed by lunch, or wandering the streets of gorgeous hilltop towns in Tuscany, Piemonte or the Veneto, these local travel and sight-seeing experiences make for a fun adventure.


Cooking classes are often one one of the experiences requested by guests, and not always just the non-riders.

We partner with a range of cooking schools across Tuscany, Piemonte, Veneto and the various regions in which we stay, to deliver authentic, local and fun cooking experiences. Just make sure you have room to eat what you cook, following your 3-4 hour class and enjoy the vino along the way!


Often it’s not about the cooking, but learning about the produce or visiting food markets, that is appealing to guests with a ‘foodie’ interest.

Whether it’s discovering the food of Florence with a walking tour, wandering through the ancient Rialto fish markets in Venice followed by a cicchetti tasting, or walking through the Chianti, Barbaresco or Prosecco vines while enjoying food, olive oil and wine tastings along the journey, we can make it happen.


If you love to walk, we’ll have some amazing experiences lined up.

Whether its hiking in the spectacular Dolomites, taking in the mountain air of the Italian Alps or enjoying guided walks through the stunning rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany, Piemonte or the Prosecco region of the Veneto, just bring your runners or hiking shoes and we’ll arrange the rest.


A bit of self-care and pampering perhaps?

Often in the regions we stay, there are natural hot thermal springs or established spa houses with incredible views across the mountains or nature parks in which they are hidden. Wherever they are, bathing and/or having a massage or treatment in nature, always makes for a relaxing half day out.


If you’re travelling with us in the Italian Autumn/Winter Truffle Season (September-November) and you would like to venture beyond the table to do an exciting tour through the Tuscan or Piemonte woods to learn where, when and how to hunt for truffles, a wonderful local experience with a truffle hunter and his dog awaits.


Shopping in Italy is always high on the agenda.

If a half day trip to a designer outlet fashion centre is something you’d like to experience, this is possible on our Tuscany tours.  The outskirts of Florence provide the most alluring shopping destinations and versatility with affordable upmarket goods and brands;


Often non-riding partners like to go along for the ride in our support vehicle for a day to enjoy the spectacular scenery and be right there behind the riding group as they push every pedal stroke up some incredible climbs or watch the Pro’s come over a Mountain Pass in the Dolomites or the Alps, as part of the Giro.

Being able to experience what the riders experience in a day, can be a lot of fun.

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