TESTIMONIALS

What partners and guests say

From the first moment that I met representatives of Bike Italy almost 20 years ago, it was clear how easy it was going to be to collaborate to find suitable holidays for our mutual customers. Serious from the outset but friendly all along the way there was always an understanding of how important it is to find the right hotel, bike, and ride to provide an enjoyable experience and any (rare) problem arising locally was dealt with efficiently. I have no hesitation to recommend their partner services.   Kay D’Souza, ex Product Manager for Italy, Inntravel

Accommodations were excellent - rooms clean, comfortable, and with lovely views. All hosts were very welcoming and seemed genuinely happy to have our group!! The food was excellent and the restaurants/hotels were always eager to accommodate changes or dietary modifications. It was fun trying the different regional dishes - just wish I had tried more regional gelato!!!
Our guides were exceptional - their knowledge, support and encouragement was outstanding. They were delightful young ladies who treated EVERYone with respect and kindness. There was always an abundance of snacks for refuelling, bathroom breaks when we needed them, and lots of laughter along the way. Would I do another trip with the same guides? A far better question would be 'would I do another trip with any other guides' - and my answer would be an emphatic NO! They were amazing ... wonderful young ladies!


Cheryll

Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Adventure May 2018

Wildwomen Expeditions

The GPS and route maps were easy to follow, our hotels were terrific and the bikes satisfactory for our Tuscany adventure!! (Tuscany and Umbria Biking Tour)

 

Fantastic trip in Piedmont! The itinerary, support, accommodation... everything was terrific! (Piedmont bike tour)

 

Our trip to the Piedmont area of Northern Italy was wonderful from start to finish!

(John, couple Piedmont bike tour)

 

We really enjoyed this tour. Seeing the smaller towns throughout the countryside was a lot of fun, and the pasta, wine, and olive oil was amazing. Really enjoyed the self guided aspect where we could set our own pace and stay in some of the towns along the way for however long we wanted. The hotels all had good service and pretty extensive breakfast spreads. The only small hiccup was with a rental bike provided that was way too small. They straightened out the issue pretty quickly by getting the correct size bike to us the next evening. Everyone was very responsive and friendly. Definitely would use Pure Adventures again and would love to go back to Italy!

 (Umbria and Tuscany bike tour – Laura, couple)

 

In 2017 I had the pleasure of riding 2 self-guided tours in Italy arranged by Pure Adventures (Tuscany and Piedmont). Everything was very well organized and the locations were absolutely gorgeous. The folks that I worked with in the US prior to departure were most helpful and accommodating, and I was met in Italy by other affiliated partners who gave me a thorough orientation. Every day’s plan was thoughtfully laid out and well communicated. The hotels were always very nice, and my bags were waiting for me upon my arrival in each new town along the way…no exceptions. I am pleased to recommend Pure Adventures to anyone looking for a top-notch experience at a reasonable rate.

(Umbria and Tuscany bike tour – Stephan, couple)

 

The tour was excellent. The local Pure Adventures guides met us in Trevi and was very helpful with no hesitation to assist with anything. Bikes were really good and all the GPS maps accurate. Accommodation was excellent also. I would certainly have no hesitation with undertaking another tour.

(Umbria and Tuscany bike tour – Glenda, couple)

Pure Adventure’ guests

Great trip, beautiful nature, with medieval hilltop towns. Great food and wines in the Agriturismo. Highly recommended! (West Sicily self guided bike trip)


Cycling through nice hills and overnights in beautiful towns. Totally doable with average fitness. 

(Baroque Sicily self guided bike trip)

SNP's guests

A brilliant holiday - no two days the same. Plenty of baroque combined with some magnificent scenery and views of rural Sicily. Great food everywhere - almost impossible to have a bad meal. We suggest using a hire car at Ragusa to explore or go to the beach. Be sure to carry enough water at all times (but especially on the walk in the Pantalica Reserve in the Anapo Valley).

Mr A Scott – Baroque Sicily tour 24 June 2019

A reasonable level of bike fitness is needed for this trip, although there were very few steep hills there is a fair bit of steady climbing for several kilometres at a time and the weather can be very hot. There is a nice mixture of city and country and the cycling is mainly on good quality roads, some of which are busy, others deserted. This was our 5th Inntravel cycling holiday and once again the service and organisation was superb.

Mrs A Green - Baroque Sicily tour 15 September 2019

Brilliant, well thought-out holiday from start to finish. We felt really like Inntravel had done a fantastic job of creating a holiday that ticked all the boxes for us. It was really well organised and hassle free. All the accommodation was excellent, we loved Sacre Pietre as the owner was so friendly and welcoming and the Anapo valley is incredible and worth spending as long as possible hiking around. The cycling was within our fitness range, as we cycle all the time anyway, but if you don't then best take an ebike as it is hilly on some days.

Mrs C - Baroque Sicily tour 21 March 2019

Inn Travel’s guests

The guides were terrific, the scenery was awesome and just the little personal touches.

Ashley

Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Adventure May 2018

Wildwomen Expeditions

This trip was wonderful!! Our guides were the best!!! Gloria and Roberta so helpful, kind, professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun!! Would do another trip with them in a heartbeat. Highlights of the trip were the cooking lessons, wine tasting, the riding and hiking, the beautiful countryside and of course the wonderful people that I met on this trip!

Beth

Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Adventure September 2018

Wildwomen Expeditions

The Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Tour was amazing in every way. Our guides Gloria and Roberta (and Ilaria the first day) were outstanding. Their attention to detail, flexibility, and sense of humour, kept us engaged and motivated. The food was delicious, the accommodations comfortable and the scenery breathtaking. As a first time participant on a WWE tour I would highly recommend your organization. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Liz

Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Adventure September 2018

Wildwomen Expeditions

Thanks WWE for an amazing holiday. It was well organized, the accommodations were great, and the food was amazing. Our guides, Roberta and Gloria were beyond amazing, they were supportive , encouraging and very patient. They went beyond expectations to make sure that we were all able to enjoy this holiday to our fullest. We love you.

 

Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Adventure September 2018. Robbie and Gloria!! Wildwomen Expeditions

Safe and encouraging environment. Will absolutely do more trips. Worth every penny.

Countryside to Coast Hike and Bike Adventure September 2018. Diana - Wildwomen Expeditions

NICHOLS EXPEDITIONS has been offering both guided and self guided tours with Bike Italy for nearly 20 years.  Our guests have been very pleased with all aspects of their tour which include the accommodations, rental bikes, routes and dinners when they are included.  We have found the company flexible in working with us to best accommodate the needs of our guests.  


Chuck and Judy Nichols 

NICHOLS EXEDITIONS

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