Our Cycling Tour calendar is often viewed by prospective guests for how tours vary in terms of their dates, seasons, riding difficulty, bucket list destinations or their link to an iconic race or ride, such as the Giro d’Italia, L’Eroica or the Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo.

Whichever way you prefer to view it, our 2020 tour calendar is designed to deliver a diverse range of tours. From May to October, through Spring, Summer and Autumn, and covering a mix of Italian regions from north to central and south, the calendar also caters to different levels of cyclists. So whether you love to climb mountains at the Giro, in the Dolomites or at the Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo, prefer the beautiful, green rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany, Piemonte and Prosecco Road or enjoy the blue seas and coastal roads of Puglia, there is an Italian cycling tour for you to now not only dream of, but make a reality in 2020.

Here we share a short overview of each of our Italian cycling tours in 2020, how many places are still available at 1st December 2019, given we have already sold out more than 80% of our tour spots, and what you can expect on each tour.

 

Puglia Cycling Tour – 2nd – 10th May 2020

Availability: 5 spots available (July and August/September tours are sold out)
Season: Spring
Ride difficulty: 6/10

What to expect: Spring colours, with wildflower lined roads, as you explore the intoxicating mix of Italian, Greek, Turk and Spanish histories on and off the bike in the Southern heel of Italy’s boot.

Tour highlights: The undulating terrain as you hug the coastline with vistas across to Greece on a clear day; The caffe Leccese, an addictive iced espresso with a sweet and strong flavoured almond syrup; The enormous choice of unexpected and delicious antipasti, made from amazing local produce.

For more details about our Tour of Puglia 

 

Giro d’Italia Tour – 22nd-30th May 2020

Availability: 4 spots
Season: Spring
Ride difficulty: 9/10

What to expect: A celebration of Italian riding, with “ticking off” a few climbs from the bike bucket list, particularly Gavia, Mortirolo, Stelvio and Monte Grappa.

Tour highlights:  Climbing Passo dello Stelvio the same day as the queen stage of the race; Drinking a celebratory Braulio after a day in the snow-capped mountains; Having the time to enjoy the race by the side of the road, along with the other tifosi (Italian cycling fans).

For more details about our Giro d’Italia Tour 

 

Piemonte & La Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo – 21st-29th June 2020

Availability: 4 spots
Season: Summer
Ride difficulty: 8/10

What to expect: A beautiful balance of riding on quiet back roads through the wine country of Le Langhe with the spectacular Cottian Alps bordering France, paired with superb food and wines including Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo.

Tour highlights: Riding La Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo and its epic climb to Colle Fauniera; Exploring the backroads of Le Langhe by day and the diversity of this region’s wines by night.

For more details about our Tour of Piemonte & La Fausto Coppi Gran Fondo 

 

Tuscany Cycling Tour – 29th July to 6th August 2020

Availability: 6 spots available (June and September tours are sold out)
Season: Summer
Ride difficulty: 8/10

What to expect: A true summer holiday under a Tuscan sun, with warm days on the bike and time by the pool in the afternoon. This is an immersive experience that takes you behind the Tuscan tourist curtain as we share with you the special people and places we have discovered in our home region.

Tour highlights: The Tuscan hospitality is a highlight, along with the amazing roads, climbs and vistas that we experience in the ever-changing landscape on the bike. This is Tuscany at its quintessential best.

For more details about our Tour of Tuscany

 

L’Eroica – 28th September to 5th October 2020

Availability: 2 spots available
Season: Autumn
Ride difficulty: 8/10

What to expect: Perfect Autumn riding weather with cool mornings and warm days, coupled with seasonal Tuscan produce and perfect Italian hospitality, as we embrace all of the elements of an utterly unique event and share in the enthusiasm, friendship and camaraderie of like-minded riders from around the world.

Tour highlights: A ride of indescribable beauty and magic. This is the best day on the bike for Damian, he looks forward to it every year and always finishes the day with a huge smile on his face, ready for the post ride celebrations in the piazza of Gaiole in Chianti, which are unlike any other.

For more details about our Tour of L’Eroica & Tuscany 

 

Custom Cycling Tours:

If you have a group of 10-12 people, which can include both riders and non riding partners, and you would like to experience your own private tour, hosted by A’QTO Cycling, talk to us about your chosen tour and preferred dates. Whether it’s our Puglia Cycling Tour, our Tuscany Cycling Tour or an Autumn celebration with our Piemonte @ Harvest, we can tailor the experience to your desired balance of on the bike and off the bike challenges and experiences.

If you have any questions about any of our Italian Cycling Tours or would like further details, send us an email or livechat with us now, or call 0410 651 573 to speak to us about your next Italian cycling holiday.