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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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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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.
'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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Nice to see someone still does customer service so well.
You should be proud of the product you create; it’s first-class!
Keep making the best shirts in Melbourne.
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.
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 !!
Awesome Quality and service.
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!
A’QTO shirts are unreal (this will be my 5th).
Excellent products… the gloves are great.
F Di Donato
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.
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.
That would have to be the quickest goods received ever – Friday’s mail!
Awesome gear guys; solved all my xmas gift problems……
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.
Thanks for your great products …..I love them and enjoy wearing them with pride.
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.
Received the goods this morning. Very happy…… Looks brilliant.
Vegard – Norway
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.