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Testimonials 2018-09-11T08:24:51+00:00


“A Really Great Experience”

“It was really challenging….It was a really great experience’’ – Words from our 4-time weekend adventurers, Robyn and Tomas K.

If you’re looking for a riding adventure, come and enjoy one of our Weekend Escapes or Italian Cycling Holidays.


L’Eroica was the highlight

It’s easy to make it all about the riding and what comes with it, but there was just so much that was arranged for our group in the way of eating, drinking and sight-seeing that it all just blurred into this wonderful trip. You need to sit back and just take stock of it all when you get home to appreciate how much you did and experiences during that week.

For us, it was everything we had hoped for, the place, the people, the culture, the food and wine and, of course, the riding.

Mario and Lee

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A week of a life time!!

From the initial meeting months before the trip and the update emails, anticipation was growing for our time at L’Eroica. The recommendations on places to visit in Italy before arriving in Gaiole were spot on, which meant we were well relaxed and ready for a good time......You must experience this ride to fully understand the joy and emotion felt by all....... From there, every experience was better than expected. The quality of the food, restaurants and tours, together with the local knowledge of Damian and Nancy was impeccable.

Joe and Margaret L

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I would recommend this trip and A’qto to anyone

Just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant time during L'eroica 17.  Everything from the accommodation and its location, the cycling in the lead up, the food and experiences during the week, the L'eroica ride and the group of people I got to share this with were exceptional. As I have told anyone who has asked, it was everything I had hoped for and then more. I would recommend this trip and A'qto to anyone wanting a complete cycling and cultural experience.  Will definitely be seeing you again.

John P



'Our days were filled with good food, great company and wonderful experiences for both riders and non-riders. We would highly recommend this well organised tour and the L'Eroica experience.'

Glenn and Barb.


“unequivocally recommend”

My partner and I had the pleasure of participating in the A’qto Giro100 tour, me as a rider and Mary as a non-rider.

We had previously experienced Damian & Nancy’s excellent weekend tours in regional Victoria and the Giro100 tour was a further example of their attention to detail and organizational skills. We wanted for nothing, from the ride routes with knowledgeable local guides, quality accommodation, exceptional regional restaurants and wines and activities for non-riding partners.

In a bike tour market increasingly crowded with similar products, A’qto offer a small group tour that is well researched, resourced and rich in local knowledge and culture that’s hard to beat. The whole experience was unforgettably brilliant, so much so that we are already saving for next year’s edition.

We would unequivocally recommend an A’qto tour to anyone.

Michael F.



And true to your word - this jacket does breathe. I wore a long sleeve base layer underneath and I did not get hot or sweaty on the climbs at all. The fabric performs true to everything it claims, which is no mean feat.

Paul B.


A memorable experience both on and off the bike!

My partner and I travelled with our bikes all the way from Australia to be a part of the a fabulous A’QTO - Giro 8-day tour to celebrate 100 years of racing.

We would like to thank Nancy, Damian for a wonderful locally focused adventure. The accommodation was spectacular, the hospitality was awesome, the dining experience’s were exquisite and the bike routes, as always were scenic and challenging.

Thank you both so much

Jill and Kirsty


“by far the best part of our trip”

My husband Michael and I went on the A'qto Giro Tour. It was part of a five week holiday in Europe, and it was by far the best part of our trip.  Michael, a keen cyclist, has always wanted to participate in a cycling tour in Italy and on hearing about the A'qto trip that coincided with the 100th year of the Giro, thought it would be a good year to go.

  I initially thought I would meet Michael after the tour, until I found out I could participate as a non rider.

I want to reassure all non riding partners, you can go on a bike riding holiday and have a fantastic time.

I felt part of the group, whether I was travelling in the support van enjoying the fantastic scenery and being amazed at the climbs the riders were achieving, or enjoying the non-rider activities such as treks in the countryside with Nancy.

Nancy and Damian put a lot of research into sourcing restaurants that emphasise local produce and quality local wines. The food we enjoyed was excellent ranging from aperitivo, to pizza, to five course banquets.

Thank you, Nancy and Damian for a wonderful trip that has left me with many fond memories and unique experiences.

Mary F


The experience of a lifetime.

WOW!!!!!!What a week you organised for us in Tuscany.
This is what we loved so much;
Your attitude to making sure we enjoyed every moment.
The fellow participants were great company.
The research you put into choosing the best B&B we have ever stayed at.
The restaurants you chose all offered not only first class food but stunning locations as well.
The excellent bikes that we hired(I've never been on such a fast descending bike)
Making sure that Lyn as a non rider also had a fantastic experience.
The cycling gear you supplied, particularly the Knicks, ensured my ride was comfortable for close to eight hours.
Thank you both so much for the experience of a lifetime.
We wish you every success with all your future cycling adventures, we are very happy to talk to anyone considering joining you on any of your adventures, so please feel free to pass on our contacts.

Brian & Lyn H


Knicks that are fantastic & comfortable

I rode a 79km race today in the Knicks with the road performance chamois and they were fantastic and very comfortable. I am delighted with them!! Thanks so much, they are just the bees knees ! I love both my Knicks as its great to now have the endurance chamois for my regular riding and training, and the road performance for when I'm racing.

J. Massey


Customer Service

Nice to see someone still does customer service so well.

Cindy L


A Great Weekend

Thank you for a great weekend, you both do a great job, you make everyone feel so very welcome, and the setting of the Winery was beautiful.

Mandy T


First Class

You should be proud of the product you create; it’s first-class!



Kit that looks and feels great.

I’ve previously purchased T shirts & Polo’s from AQTO and have always loved them. I've recently purchased online from interstate. The new kit really looks and feels great. I very much appreciate your assistance and accommodating me in every way.

Scott F


The kits are incredible!

“The kits are incredible! Thank you very much for all your efforts, and putting up with our constant delays and changes of mind. They turned out better than we ever imagined”. Nov 2016

Nathan D


Kit that feels like new every time

I love the fit, the look and quality of the AQTO garments and they are most competitively priced. As an owner now of multiple kits they have most certainly stood the test of time as they wash beautifully and feel like new every time I put them on.

Vanessa H


Totally recommended

We've just returned from one of AQTO’s famous cycling and gourmet food weekends. Wow! The team at AQTO really know how to spoil their guests. They research everything from the accommodation, cycling route, wine, food and other experiences in person first to ensure the weekend goes as smoothly as possible AND they make and prepare almost everything themselves; boy, do they know how to cook!! My husband did the cycling and I enjoyed some time to myself which was pure bliss. Lots of fun and !!

Tania Mac



Awesome Quality and service.

Ian W


Excellent Quality & a Fantastic design service

“We handed out the kits today, and the group loved them. Quality is excellent, design fantastic”. July 2016 “We have had nothing but rave reviews from our team regarding the fit and ease in cleaning of the kits”. Jan 2017

Kym G


Knicks that you don’t notice

Brought a pair of Stealth RD Giallo Bibs a few months back and am loving them. The best endorsement for bike knicks is that you don't notice them when riding which means they are doing the job, plus they look great. Just have to get the body to match the the kit!

Michael F


My favourite brand!

The Emilia kit is fantastic and the knicks are flattering and comfortable. I have been buying AQTO’s t-shirts and kits for my husband for many years and am so happy with the new women's offering. My favourite brand!

Alexandra S



A’QTO shirts are unreal (this will be my 5th).

T George


Beautiful Quality & A Perfect Kit

Love my Padua jersey and Stealth Giallo Knicks combo. Beautiful quality, perfect fit (thanks for your advice on that). Even my son who is distinctly underwhelmed by all my other kits, thinks it's cool!

Rhys B


Speedy Service

Just a short thank you note for the AQTO goods that rocked up on my doorstep with an uncanny speed. Much appreciated. Thanks very much.



Efficiency & Service

Just wanted to say thanks for your efficiency and great service, my parcel arrived today! The t-shirts look great and thanks again for the extras.

Barb T


The kit is fantastic

The kit is fantastic. I had a good long ride the other day. Very comfortable, and I love the way the jersey sleeves are seamless with the arm warmers. Knicks feel great.

Bill D


Feedback from SUVelo’s Club Captain

As Club Captain of one of Sydney’s youngest and most vibrant and thriving clubs, SUVelo, I was fortunate enough to test the A’QTO kit amongst others whilst searching for the ideal harmony between comfort, style and customer service. I have to say out of the 3 suppliers’ test kit tried, I could not fault A’QTO in any way, shape or form. Quite simply the best kit I have ever worn. The material used, the cut, the fit and chamois choice makes A’QTO the one that is chosen on almost all occasions. Only time it’s not is when it is in the wash.

Cameron L


Easy to use

I would just like to say how pleased i am with my purchases, and your service. Your website was easy to use for purchasing items, and the shirts arrived here in Great Britain alot quicker than i expected. I will certainly keep an eye on your products in future, and use your services again.

Peter R


The quickest ever

That would have to be the quickest goods received ever – Friday’s mail!

Richard M


Happy Husband

Just wanted to say a big thanks for the t-shirts. My husband just loves them. The polo shirt is such a good fit for the slimmer cyclist physique!!!

Alex S


Fantastic Kit

I reckon the quality of your kit is fantastic, and pretty much don’t wear anything else.

Scott W


Second to none

Thank you very much for the great service – second to none! Very much appreciated.

Marilyn N


Speedy Delivery Worldwide

I have just received my order & would like to thank you for the prompt service. ( the British postal service could learn a lot from your fast & efficient service)

Greg.W, Aberdeen UK.


Awesome Gear

Awesome gear guys; solved all my xmas gift problems……

John H


Lasting Impressions

Just wanted to let you know, that I was impressed with my arrival of t- shirts. They were beautifully wrapped, wow paper interlining them!!

Elisabeth D


The first order of many

Placed my first order with you guys recently and wanted to pass on my thanks. Great looking polo and T shirt, quality super!! I have had lots of comments from other cycling tragic mates so I expect they will be placing some orders. Thanks for the socks and hats, keep up the good work as you have ensured I will be ordering more.

Chris R


Quality, Style & Speed

Received my goods, beautiful quality, packed with style, thanks for sending so promptly, love the shirt designs, and my classy cap!

Glenn S


I love them

Thanks for your great products …..I love them and enjoy wearing them with pride.

Ian B


Seemless Service

Thank you for your excellent service and product. I ordered my clothing late Wednesday night and had received it by Friday afternoon. Not only was it a seamless transaction my wife thinks the threads look great! The complementary products were also a surprise and a nice touch. I will definitely be a returning and referring customer! I look forward to seeing more stock come online! Thanks again.

Jason P


An Easy process from start to finish

was extremely pleased with how easy the whole process was made by you. The design service you offered was also appreciated. I received a lot of positive feedback from our riders.

Michael A


Modern classics, what a collection

Just wanted to thank you for the terrific service and once again great quality of your clothing. All received in perfect order and now after only one wear are old favourites. Modern classics, what a collection.

Les T


Very Happy

Received the goods this morning. Very happy…… Looks brilliant.

Vegard – Norway


One very satisfied customer

Wow, you guys don’t muck around!! I received my little parcel in the mail already…. very excited! Thanks for the great prompt service! Consider me ‘one very satisfied customer’.

Michelle S


Awesome Kit

I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to congratulate you on the excellent kit I received when I recently participated in the RideWest charity ride. Not only were both kits very stylish (as I have come to expect from anything A’QTO) they were extremely comfortable and durable given we were in the saddle for 6 or seven hours everyday for a week…..well done on producing an awesome kit.

Simon S