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Title: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: David on February 02, 2013, 18:52
Hello companheiros. I am brazilian and me and my wife are coming to bike in italy in april. We want to do ten days in italy and were wondering what would be the best way to get bikes. Are theirnstores that rent bikes for long term or maybe kind people who loan. Or should we buy and try to sell? Also what are the best routes for april?
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: AG on February 03, 2013, 00:18
havent got info for you about bikes ... there are a few later on who might be able to help.

just so jealous   :D   Went to Italy a few months ago, and desperately want to go back
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: benotti69 on February 03, 2013, 14:49
I would guess that the Chianti region is where you will be able to find bike shops renting bikes. Whether road racing bikes or comfortable tourers, I dont know. But Tuscany is famous for bike tours. Andy Hampsten runs his bike tours in Tuscany alongside his Olive Oil business.

Chianti is a region where lots speak English.
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: benotti69 on February 03, 2013, 14:50
havent got info for you about bikes ... there are a few later on who might be able to help.

just so jealous   :D   Went to Italy a few months ago, and desperately want to go back

Are you allowed back AG?   :-x
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: AG on February 04, 2013, 00:17
I did enough shopping that they would positively welcome me back Beno. 

Pretty sure I could rescue the italian economy  :D
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: Monty Grapple on February 17, 2014, 07:12
La Mia amigo has just started a bike tour business in the Veneto, edge of the Dolomites. He guides, or gives a garmin. And he can rent a bike to you. Asolo bike tours. Flat, rolling, hills, mountains. Prosecco country.
Save Italy!
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: LukasCPH on February 18, 2014, 15:48
Lovely region.
Been in the province of Treviso this May (for Giro & good food), will definitely come back.
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: 42x16ss on April 30, 2014, 04:10
Sounds great David!

My wife and I are going to Como-Lecco in August this year and will be taking the bikes. Does anyone know of any good routes, groups, tips etc? Obviously the Madonna del Ghisallo is first on the list :D
Title: Re: Tourists biking in italy--questions
Post by: AG on April 30, 2014, 07:06
Nice

I will be there too - in September though - and without bikes :fp

still, is an awesome area.  There are loads of fantastic hills to ride, the scenery is absolutely incredible - it is truly the most beautiful place I have ever seen ... will be so great.

The cycling museum / local bike shops will probably have a lot of info.  I know in the mountains around the Stelvio / Valtelina there is a brochure with all the different climbs, gradients, tracks etc ... I dont know if Como Lake has one though