Featured Testimonials


Loved it, loved it, loved it.  A’qto is a class act.  I was a rider and my wife a non-rider on the Como, Stelvio, Dolomites tour.  We both enjoyed the experience immensely.  A relief for me that the non-rider activity was as well organised and run as the rides.  Every venue – the hotels, restaurants and evening locations for aperitivo were beautiful and a credit to Damian and Nancy who hand selected them all.  It really was a luxury riding holiday that I would recommend to everyone.

Dom D


My husband and I joined the Puglia July 2022 tour after a few reschedules due to COVID (reschedules which they handled brilliantly). The tour was a joy from start to finish. Meticulously organised, scenic rides, immaculate hotels and amazing dinners and experiences. Damian and Nancy are a dynamic combo. Damian is a natural cycling tour leader, routes were well planned and its an inclusive experience. The group naturally split and adapted to all levels of ability and with two guides, the second being Matteo (total champ) this wasn’t an issue. Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge about the region, the food and way of life. Every lunch and dinner was outstanding and I could not pick a highlight. We will be booking again in 2024, unless I can convince my husband (the natural cyclist of the two of us) to squeeze in a 2023 trip. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Laine M

Two riders at the finish of L'Eroica the vintage cycle ride in Tuscany

This Was The Best!

We went on the 2018 L’Eroica Tour followed by a self guided cycling tour to Rome— both organised by A’qto. We could not have been happier. We have been on 4 other guided bike rides with different organisations, all of which have been good but this was the best. Warmth, great hospitality and attention to detail!

Jim and Clare

A man riding a bike through a small Tuscan town


Quality is outstanding, the gear, the accommodation, the riding, the scenery and towns, the non riding program and of course the food and wine. Did I mention the food and wine well it deserves two mentions. This is a trip of a lifetime and an experience to be savoured. We did the Tuscany trip. What’s also fantastic is that if your better half doesn’t ride they also get an awesome experience. Nancy and Damian are superb hosts. Quality, quality, quality! I’ll be doing another trip.

Martin B

Two men cycling up a hill on a Tuscany cycling holiday


I had been looking forward to this tour for almost a year. Even though my expectations were very high, they were surpassed by the superb rides, the delicious food & wine, the unique accomodation (always at the top of a hill, so you can have the best views says Damian) and most importantly the attention to detail that Nancy and Damian bring to these tours. Everything was so much fun.

We had such a great group of riders, not all of the same ability, yet all of the same mindset – enjoy the ride, take in the spectacular scenery and push up every challenging climb and embellish your ride around the dinner table at night. It was the best riding experience of my life and I’ll be back for more with the A’qto Puglia already booked for 2020.

I highly recommend A’qto cycling tours if you are planning a cycle tour in Europe. You won’t be disappointed.

Mark M

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