Overall, I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed our tour experience! We spent a week each in Puglia and Sicily and became immersed in the beauty and culture of those regions of Italy. Each place we visited enriched our understanding of the Italian people, history and topography. I deeply appreciated the effort everyone involved in Tourissimo took to meet our group's needs. One of our group members had a serious issue with mobility, and the tour guides were particularly kind to accommodate her needs and the needs of our entire group.
I realize that Tourissimo specializes in biking and hiking excursions, so I I particularly appreciated the extra efforts made to create a trip for our group that was so special.
Diane B. Puglia & Sicily, Oct 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
I want to thank you for what was a stupendous tour you put together in Sardinia. We've come to expect this, of course, but what you continue to do year after year for us is simply beyond compare. I thought the group of people we had was particularly unique this year in its camaraderie. And that camaraderie was only enhanced by Renato and Enrico and I know that was felt by everyone. So special kudos to the care you take in finding people like they are -- so professional, so outgoing and so knowledgeable. But why should one think any different? - they reflect those same qualities in the two of you.So thank you for your care, your effort and wonderful style.
Bill L. Sardinia, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Finally got to experience a Tourissimo trip and it was absolutely wonderful!Renato and Jonathan were so great (and funny!). Being from Sardinia, they provided an insiders look at the beautiful Island. The riding was fantastic (e-bike was necessary even tho I felt like I was cheating) and the bike was perfect. The roads were in great condition and the mountain sections were spectacular.The hotels were great and could have spent an additional night at Hotel Cologne. It was beautiful and so much to see.The last day on the boat was a treat! A great finish after 5 days of riding. Did a lot of swimming in the beautiful Mediterranean, it was like therapy!The food was also a highlight. Doesn't get much better than pasta and seafood!Definitely look forward to another trip in the future.
Colleen M. Sardinia, Oct 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Outstanding! you thought of every detail, provided great support and logistics, and above all the guides were the nicest and kindest people ever! I felt we were pampered!
Dory S. Puglia, Oct 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
In a nutshell, we had a fabulous trip! Renato and Gionata could not have been more attentive and provided us with plenty of background on Sardegna. They made the chore of moving from hotel to hotel very easy. The route and the scenery were exceptional! And we were very fortunate with weather.Although Sardinia is not the easiest island to access, it is well worth the effort! Thank you for organizing it especially the last minute changes given how our group numbers dwindled.
Tom B. Sardinia, Oct 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
I LOVED Our Tourissimo tours in Sicily and Puglia: the ancient historical Greek and Roman ruins and Baroque cities were spectacular, the guides (Francesca, Dario and Paola) were wonderful, the Hotels beautiful , the food fresh and just delicious, and the scenery and coastlines magnificent. Agrigento and the Villa Athena took our breath away. We saw a tremendous amount of historical and/or beautiful sites, and walked between 3 to 6 miles daily, which was a good pace for me considering that I have spinal stenosis and knee arthritis. Overall, a stunning trip.
Gilda B. Puglia & Sicily, Oct 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Renato & Enrico are simply the best.
Tom F. Sardinia, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had the most amazing time on the Hills of Barolo tour! I always knew we would love it, but I didn't expect to feel such a connection with Turin and northwest Italy....I can see why you chose to make it your home. Of all the places we've traveled, Italy was one of two vacations where neither of us were ready to go home. The other vacation was our honeymoon, so this was right up there.Lyle is already talking about which tour he wants to book next...little does he know I'm taking my mother on my next one haha. On a personal level, I was completely humbled by the challenge of biking that type of terrain , but equally impressed at what this tour showed me I could accomplish. Each day of the trip exceeded our expectations and everything was organized so perfectly. And we couldn't have asked for better tour guides! Both of us came home refreshed, more educated...and a little sore :)
Danielle K. Piedmont, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Outstanding, as always. Couldn’t have done more for us.
Meg S. Dolomites, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
I truly enjoyed my experience with Tourissimo! This was my first time participating in an active tour and I had no idea what to expect. Tourissimo definitely has set the bar high for any future experiences. Once we arrived, everything was taken care of and all we had to do was show up for the activity at hand whether that be the ride, lunch or dinner. We were a big group but all appeared to have gone smoothly in your being able to meet the needs of the group. I liked that there were different options of bicycles to chose from and having an e-bike option definitely made for a better experience for me.
LaWanda J. Puglia, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
I don’t have any other suggestions. It was an amazing experience and I’m still processing it. Not having to think about what to eat, transfers and where to sleep were incredible reliefs. This tour provided just the right amount of riding, eating and experiences off the bike. I am recommending Tourissimo to all of my fellow chapter leaders and friends.
Tamara B. Puglia, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for this amazing team. They are taking great care of us!! Our safety is always their priority. Love them!
Regina B. Puglia, Sept 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
I wanted to let you know what a great time we had with Tourissimo. The rides,
hotels, and tours were all incredible, but what made it so much fun were our
guides Enrico and Federica. I can't say enough about how special they are.
They were fun, upbeat, personable, caring and made sure that not only my Dad
rode as safely as possible but also made sure to include him in all the
decision making of the daily planning. As his daughter I know first hand that
he can be stubborn and stoic, but they both handled him with the nothing but
professionalism and compassion. My Dad shed a few tears in the van when we
left them...a high compliment!:)
Thank you so much for a great time!
Theresa M. Friuli, June 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
I loved everything about the tour. The tour was so well organized, the guides outstanding and and the amount of ride time and time for other activities (wine tasting, truffle hunting, etc. - including eating!) was just right. I appreciated that the guides knew the areas we visited well and could provide good explanations of the food, wine and culture in each area. I felt like I experienced so much during the tour!
Casey S. Piedmont, June 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
As always, the Tourissimo family gave me the most wonderful, thoughtful, kind, knowledgeable, patient, and fun guides; beautiful, comfortable and this time historical places to stay; and a fascinating itinerary that incorporated cycling on small roads with amazing views and stops through the history and food and culture of Puglia. The guides will be friends forever, the memories of the ancient olive trees, the gorgeous and varied Adriatic seashore in calm and wind, cappuccini even after 11am!, meals ranging from picnics and pizza, to elegant courses through the seafood and vegetables of the region, the last night with the music of Puglia, the new and old friends who were along, and the joys of the rides up and down the hills on a perfect Bianchi bike fitted to me. Having Mary Sue on the trip always a plus. Joining her for walks through markets and watching her prepare food are fascinating and humbling. And helping her by chopping so many things along with local chefs I loved. All the chefs I have traveled with on Tourissimo tours are such fun, energetic and social people, welcoming all of us into their world or creating and learning about food from everywhere. Thank you, grazie mille, grazie mille.
Bonnie P. Puglia Chef Bike Tour, Oct 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Piedmont is a beautiful area for cycling, with long, gorgeous climbs and descents--but not the types of epic mountain rides that leave little time or energy for anything else. Instead, you get rides that are challenging enough amid beautiful landscapes, historical and cultural tours, generous quantities of delicious local food, and plenty of the wines that the area is famous for. I am a bit of a cheapskate and often reluctant to pay for this sort of guided tour, but there is just no way to replicate the experience that a knowledgeable local guide (and strong bike rider) can create for you. Tourissimo provides such guides who lead the tour in a consistently generous spirit that puts all questions of getting your money's worth out of your mind. It's just a wonderful week of cycling and other pleasures with wonderful people.
Gerald L. Piedmont, June 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
It’s one thing to visit the country and seeing it beauty, but traveling with expert guides from that specific area creates a depth and feeling of experience that satisfies on a much deeper and lasting way. To us, that’s the value of going with Tourissimo. They know Italy because they live there and love it. They have the right contacts to learn cooking from the authentic grandmothers, ride the roads where tourist rarely venture, and whip up surprises that go beyond…all with flawless execution. This is the recipe for value.
Joel C. Eastern Sicily Multisport, April 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
This trip exceeded our expectations in every way. The pre-trip communications were so helpful and allowed us to plan properly. Once we met our tour leader and other travelers, there was instant chemistry as if we were matched perfectly for the trip. The accommodations, the experiences, the food/wine and care were all first class. This was our first trip to Italy and we absolutely fell in love. Wouldn't change a thing!
Patricia P. Amalfi and Capri Hiking, April 2023[fa icon="quote-right"]
Highly recommended! Thought we were going on just a cycling trip but it was SO MUCH MORE!! The guides are phenomenal, visited amazing places that we would never have discovered ourselves , spent time with great people and ate amazing food. Thank you Tourissimo.
Karen A. Puglia, October 2022[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had an amazing time! I was impressed with the route, the quality of hotels, the quality of restaurant selection, the bikes, and our guide's knowledge and attention they gave to every detail. Thank you for all your guidance and suggestions on this trip.
Lori H. Friuli & Slovenia, Sept. 2022[fa icon="quote-right"]
Just a quick post-tour follow up. Kudos to you, Beppe, and your team for a once in a lifetime experience! Massimo and Alessandro were fantastic guides, and their support throughout the week was invaluable (couldn’t have done it without either of them)! Wasn’t sure how we were going to get photos in light of the type of riding ahead of us, but they made sure to make that happen as well! Accommodations were all very good, bikes were great, and we never wanted for anything. I appreciate all that goes into planning such a tour, and it was apparent that no stone was left unturned. Again, many thanks to you and your team for an unforgettable week!
Brett M. Dolomites, July 2022[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had the best time. It was my first cycling travel experience and I enjoyed it fully thanks to the great planning and organizing by Beppe, and our helpful and resourceful guides. We were a group of friends and they contributed to making our vacation memorable. What a wonderful way to discover the real essence of a region without getting lost or being part of a tourist herd. The ebike is a fantastic way to avoid stressful climbs and roll happily!
Christiane B. Puglia, October 2022[fa icon="quote-right"]
Fantastic trip with 3 great guides (Beepe, Renato and Dario). The Puglia region was magnificent and so varying between the various towns and places we stayed at. Locoronto, and especially Alberobello and Matera were magical. The dinners were outstanding.
Brian F. Puglia[fa icon="quote-right"]
Thank you for a spectacular trip. The rides, venues and the dining was superb. The guides Dom and Alessandro were great companions.
Clark K. Piedmont (custom tour)[fa icon="quote-right"]
We are back in the States and wanted to briefly write and say thanks, we had a great trip. Major thank you/shoutout to Alessandro and Kika, who were amazing. They ordered all our meals for us and were super knowledgeable about the area, and, even more importantly, fun to be around the whole time. As you know, there was a ton for them to do on the back end logistically from bag shuffling to bike repair and they rolled with everything really well and didn't even get frustrated when we were consistently late out the door.
Ethan B. Po Delta (custom tour)[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had a wonderful trip. Well organized, guides were passionate, knowledgeable and helpful. Always wanting to help out. Accommodations were fantastic and the places we visited along the way were perfect. The views were outstanding. Travelling and visiting all the while cycling was the way to go. The cycling was not too intense, yet enough to feel great. The pace of the itinerary was wonderful. Thank you!
Katherine A. Puglia[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had an excellent time on the tour! Alessandro & Domenico were fantastic; the rides were incredibly gorgeous, the meals were all amazing, & the company was wonderful! All in all we had an awesome experience!
Tamar A. Tuscany Mini[fa icon="quote-right"]
Great team, very well organize and always listening to the group and individuals to make the cycling and cultural experience exceptional and well suited to the area visited.
Denis L. Puglia[fa icon="quote-right"]
I have such wonderful reviews for your company and will highly recommend to others. Gionata and Federica are warm, professional and gave a personal flair to our intimate group. Truly a spectacular week because of Tourissimo.
JoEllen E. Friuli & Slovenia[fa icon="quote-right"]
Thank you Heather!
You/Tourissimo are so well organized... you make traveling easy!
Sylvie K. Appenines (custom tour)[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had a fantastic trip. For Beth and me, this was the first guided trip we've done, though we've done many self guided trips in the past. We really enjoyed the experience of having guides with us on the rides. Both Alessandro and Domenico were great and it was both a pleasure and honor to get to know them. We finished the week feeling that we'd seen much that we'd likely have missed if we'd done a trip like this self-guided. Also, given the circumstances of the past year for a number of us, the e-bikes were a tremendous asset. I will look back on our time in the Piedmont as being a major highlight of the past decade.
Steve R. Piedmont (custom tour)[fa icon="quote-right"]
I very very much enjoyed the tour! 10/10
Most beautiful place I've ever been and the itinerary and tour was fantastic.
I'm already thinking about how and when I can come again :)
Collin C. Dolomites[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had so much fun on our trip with Kika and Enrico. They are really exceptional and work so well together. We always felt encouraged, supported, safe, informed, respected and befriended by those two. Real professionals. You have surrounded yourself with good people - the recipe for success in a company.
Don B. Friuli[fa icon="quote-right"]
Outstanding in every way. Wonderful biking through the delta. Meals were amazing - each one better than the last. (Best of any bike trip we’ve done, and those were excellent!)
Meg S. Po Delta (custom tour)[fa icon="quote-right"]
This was a first class trip. Federica was amazing and looked after her group in every way. The accommodation was fabulous, food amazing, and the little stops were so good!
Eilizabeth W. Cinque Terre[fa icon="quote-right"]
Amazing experience. Bikes were fantastic and the bike routes even more so as we saw beautiful countryside and with timely, delicious stops for cappuccino and lunch. Alessandro, our tour guide was especially helpful and accommodating and made our trip very special. He was an invaluable resource for recommendations and his expert knowledge of the area. Grazie mille Allesandro and the Tourissimo team! We are already thinking about our next bike trip with you!!
Denise W. Lake Garda to Venice[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had a great time with an amazing group of people and guides. The ebikes were very good quality. Thank you so much for this incredible experience!
Lisa L. Puglia[fa icon="quote-right"]
Heather, the trip was fabulous! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The hotels, food, and guides! We loved it!
Thank you for a very memorable week!
Ann Marie K. Piedmont (custom tour)[fa icon="quote-right"]
I can’t say enough about the tour. It was more than I ever expected in terms of service, quality and the professionalism of Alessandro and Domenico and of course the fun. But honestly you and your team thought of EVERYTHING to make our tour memorable. Thank you again for everything!!!
Mary Ann G. Tuscany Mini[fa icon="quote-right"]
I’m at the airport in Ljubljana reflecting on the wonderful week I’ve just had. I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience Friuli and Slovenia with Federica and Gionata. They were as helpful, fun and knowledgeable as anyone could hope for. You have the best guides with whom I have ever had the pleasure of touring. Thanks so much. I’ll be back soon!
Betty V. Friuli & Slovenia[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had a wonderful time! it was very well planned, organized and well managed with a high degree of efficiency by our guides. A nice mix of biking, great food, and culture with expert interpretation. We would take another tour with Tourissimo in a heartbeat.
Rudy H. Tuscany Magnifica[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had a great experience! Good food, excellent guides, wonderful accommodations, and superlative hiking!
Robert B. Cinque Terre[fa icon="quote-right"]
This was one of the best cycling trips to Italy I have ever done (and I have done MANY)! Beppe is a fantastically gifted itinerary planner.
This particular route is unusually scenic, varied and perfectly paced. The mountains, Barolo and truffles of Piemonte to the gorgeous sea air and vistas on the Ligurian coast with cycling museums, wine tasting and a stop along the way for chestnut gelato! The trip could not have been better planned or executed!
Lauren F. Piedmont & Liguria[fa icon="quote-right"]
This is the second trip with Tourissimo that we have taken. This trip was an 11/10!!. I have been to the Piedmont region before and it is magical. The food and wine (obviously with the Borolo wines) is amazing. The trip from the Borolo region through the Apennine is without compare. They massive and gorgeous, with green everywhere, sparsely populated with amazing little towns dotted throughout. Castles, streams, lakes, very little car traffic, beutiful chesnut and other forrests, nocciolo forrests. There was a little feeling of Switzerland but with the people, food and drink of Italy. Then, to top it all off you arrive at the Ocean in the amazing towns of Liguira Finale, Laiguelia and San Remo. The italian riviera is spectacular. The mountains come right down to the ocean with stunning white marble and green hills. This is not a ride for beginners for sure, but the climbs are steady and can be done by people who train and are not professionals (speaking from a recreational 55 year old rider). That said there is alot of the days spent on the bike, which we throughly enjoyed. The food and accomodations were perfect. Loved the bike hotel at the end, great mix of people from all over the world. BEST TRIP EVER!!!
Rachel S. Piedmont & Liguria[fa icon="quote-right"]
Dream trip. Everything from routes, hotels, meals, and guides was perfect. A trip for the senses, the views, the food and wine, the gravel roads, the wineries and producers, the farmlands and their products, the history and informative guidance provided was all top notch. Tourissimo and their team made this dream trip a reality. I just cant wait to book my next one with them, Sardinia perhaps to keep the indulgence and amazing riding as Tuscany delivered. Grazie Mille!!
Martin H. Tuscany Strade Bianche[fa icon="quote-right"]
This is the second time we have trusted Tourissimo travel with a major Italian trip, and yet again the trip exceeded our expectations. The guides were personable, attentive, and very accommodating. They tried their hardest to fulfill our requests, and that made this trip so unique and special. The focus of this specific trip is the cycling. There are some more challenging days, but that allowed us to see unbelievable scenery, and completely different landscapes and regions. The climbs are beautiful and very physically rewarding. The routes take you to more remote locations which offers less traffic and more picturesque places. I really loved the accommodations, and the wine and food were outstanding. There was a great variety of more upscale and down to earth options throughout the tour. We cannot wait for the chance to book our next Italian adventure with Tourissimo travel. We would not trust such significant and meaningful trips with anyone else.
Amanda B. Piedmont & Liguria[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was an amazing trip. Great guides, great accommodations, food was delicious, wine even better! The cycling was challenging but the beautiful scenery (and an E bike) made the every day so very enjoyable :-).
Mary Kay D. Piemont & Liguria[fa icon="quote-right"]
This trip exceeded our already high expectations set from our first Tourissimo tour three years ago (in Sicily). Massimo and Domenico were outstanding. Loved the time on the bike as well as the time off the bike. Domenico did an outstanding job "interpreting" the frescos at the Abbazia de Monte Oliveto and the private castle tour and wine tasting experience at Castello Brolio was first class. Our final lunch as a group at the winery's osteria was a TOP TEN meal of all time!!! Most of the coffee stops and lunches were great, too. It was a very, very, very fun time. Quite simply, in spite of some chronic pain I suffered, it was still THE BEST vacation experience ever. I enthusiastically recommend Tourissimo for any active adventure vacations in Italy. Beppe and Heather have a fantastic team always committed to maximizing the client's experience. We WILL be coming back for more in the future.
Don K. Tuscany Magnifica[fa icon="quote-right"]
Such a fun trip - loved every minute of it! Great biking, food, and tour mates!
Allison D. Friuli Chef Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
The trip fulfilled my dreams & then more. I knew it was priced higher than what I usually choose for a trip but was not disappointed in the least. In fact I would sign up again for another tour with the group of cyclists & Tourissimo.
Kathleen B.[fa icon="quote-right"]
Both Domenico and Alex were outstanding guides. So hospitable and knowledgeable about our hilltop hamlet visits. The rides were terrific and interesting with not too many busy roads.Both my bike and my wife’s ebike were excellent.
Bryan F. Tuscany Private Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
This was my best tour ever for route selection, accommodations, guides' charm & expertise, and group compatibility.
Tom F.[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was incredible. So different in landscape than Romagna.
Bonnie P. Chef Bike Tour Emilia[fa icon="quote-right"]
Perfect Trip! First tour like this for me and I would absolutely do it again! Very well organized, planned, executed...I literally got to relax and enjoy myself since I'm usually the type A planner extraordinaire! I loved that we were treated like VIPs everywhere we went rather than like annoying tourists lol. The people in this region were warm, welcoming and very proud and passionate about their culture and culinary traditions. Beppe and Heather and Federica made the trip so enjoyable and fun because it was so apparent that they all love what they do!
Michelle F.[fa icon="quote-right"]
Beppe is so organized and structured! I really appreciated all the details done for me. Yet, he made it seem so effortless! ( I know it was not) Federica was such a caring guide always stopping to assist and provide water (for me :-) and quietly and gracefully working her butt off leading the peloton.
Cindy R.[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was great! I loved how each day built on the next. Our guides, Massimo and Domenico, were terrific. They helped everyone get from the start to the finish.
David G. Tuscany Mini (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
Pre-trip research done by Tourissimo was essential to its success.
Caryl B.[fa icon="quote-right"]
The important components of the trip were all exceptional in my opinion. The riding routes were among the best I have experienced. Very well planned blend of loops back to one location, travel to the next lodging, and van transport to get us into Italy. Nice touch to have coffee stops every day after no more than 20 miles, and to include visits to historic places or interesting local merchants. The scenery was unbelievable and the climbs (if you could do them) made you feel like a hero. The food was wonderful, everything from the a pleasure having multi course dinners, with Beppe going around to fill the wine glasses, to tasty picnics with local cheese, salami, bread, other delicacies all laid out on a tablecloth. The blend of free time and group dinners was perfect. Mostly it was just so much fun every day, and I know I was not alone in not wanting this trip to end. I enjoyed every minute. In fact I did not want each individual day to end, and only slept because I had to, was up bright and early for the next visual and gastronomic feast, and fabulous riding challenge
Francine S.[fa icon="quote-right"]
Great low traffic, beautiful routes and attention to detail. Loved the bike.
Martha B.[fa icon="quote-right"]
Always fun to be lead by Beppe. Federica was delightful. Both are positive and energetic and flexible as to the
daysevents, even when questionable weather roles in.
Brad T. Private Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
This was my first time to go on an organized tour and I really enjoyed it. I liked that someone else had done all of the research, homework, vetting
andplanning (I usually do this for my family and friends). All I had to do was show up, ride, eat, and drink...repeat! It was nice not to worry about paying for anything during the tour.
Nancy Peritz Chef Bike Tour Emilia Romagna[fa icon="quote-right"]
Federica clearly knows and loves the area and was so enthusiastic about sharing it with others. Matteo was great about taking care of the bikes and was a great source of amusement to us.
Amy Schoenbaum Emilia Chef Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
I was really impressed with every aspect of the tour. Really loved it.
Michele S. Magnifica Cinque Terre Hiking[fa icon="quote-right"]
As always, superb. We couldn't have been any
better takencare of on and off the road.
Kathy F. Private Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
You did a wonderful job in planning our trip and we loved the biking portion. You make everything run so smoothly that it all appears seamless, yet we know how much work goes into planning and organizing such a big group.
Hildy and Jack Wold Friuli and Slovenia private bike tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
This Fall will be our third trip guided by Beppe. For each trip, Beppe has flawlessly planned and executed even the smallest of details. We have found Beppe to be always up-beat, supportive and very intuitive as to the various personalities on the trips.
We cannot imagine doing an Italian trip with anyone else. Our upcoming custom tour is filled with incredible destinations and unique activities.
Cannot wait until September!
Patty and Brian McConaty Private Tour organizers[fa icon="quote-right"]
Heather was great to deal with online and made me feel comfortable in booking this trip as I was certainly not sure of what to expect on a bike tour.
Joan H. Piedmont Chef Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
The tour was even more interesting and fascinating than we had hoped in both experiencing the beauty natural, and manmade of Cinque Terre, and gaining insights into the lives of the locals and their special skills.
Out tour guide Beppe was marvelous. He is very knowledgeable, very well known and connected in the region of Cinque Terre, and came up with a great alternative on the one day when bad weather made the original plan infeasible. He was very attentive to our requests, extremely well prepared, always
good natured, and anticipated what we would enjoy at various stops along the way. We will definitely plan another hiking tour with Beppe. He was always lots of fun to be with!
Martyn Roetter Cinque Terre Hiking Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
I really enjoyed the tour. The bike and cycling routes were great, loved the scenery in Slovenia and appreciated the off-bike tours. I loved the Italian lunch at the winery in Friuli and the special lunch on the last day in Slovenia (there were others too). I found that Slovenia was beautiful and while the towns in between were charming, there was not much to do in them during free time except for Llubljana. This is not a criticism, just an observation. I really liked Bled. In Croatia, I found Portoroz to be a bit too touristy for my taste but I enjoyed Piran. For me personally, I think 15 days is a bit too long.
Adrienne C. Friuli and Slovenia Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
Fascinating area, good routes, too much food.
Eugene H. Friuli and Slovenia Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
Great experience and all aspects were well planned. Small issues were dealt with in a professional manner.
Bryan Fitzpatrick Emilia Romagna Chef Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
Amazing experience with very knowledgeable guides who were very well organized and prepared for us!
Bryan Frank Provence Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
Best trip ever!
Doug Chesire Piedmont Chef Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
All the planning and preparation for this trip was evident every day. Loved the guides, the cities and restaurants chosen, and of course Chef Jody, Heather and Beppe. Everyone was so knowledgeable and accommodating no matter what the situation or question.
Elizabeth Weiss Emilia Romagna Chef Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was great! I loved how each day built on the next. Our guides, Massimo and Domenico, were terrific. They helped everyone get from the start to the finish.
David Goldman Tuscany Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was great. I would definitely do it again. There were some issues that can easily be corrected.
Steve S. Tuscany Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
Domenico and Massimo are amazing! I texted the following message to them after I returned to NYC: "I can't thank you enough for your excellent guidance through all of the rides and logistics. I had a wonderful time in your beautiful country & am so pleased I made it up the Toscana hills & your encouragement helped me reach every peak. The last day especially was a proud moment for me! I may not have finished in the "fast" group, but I proved to myself I could do it. I love cycling and I appreciate what you both taught me about the sport and, especially, how to properly change a flat tire!! I wish you both great success in your journeys and hope our paths cross again."
Christopher Mathias Tuscany Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
The itinerary was terrific. The hotels were great. The food was very good. Domenico and Massimo were wonderful guides.
Jonathan Springer Tuscany Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
The riding was challenging, but that’s why I did it. You can’t get good views without climbing. The towns we stayed in were great. Andrea, Umberto, and Gabriel were great.
Jeff Morrison Austria and Czech rep (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
Carl and I are sitting at JFK right now ready to board our flight back to Arizona.
I can’t tell or thank you and Beppe enough for our marvelous trip!! Every time we talk to the kids, they can’t stop talking about it. We hear comments like “trip of a lifetime “, “it was so perfect, it seemed like a dream”, “more than I could have ever imagined”,
“Reality of being back at work is not too bad. Reality that Beppe will not be leading me to a new place for each delicious meal is what makes cry a little”.
Marlene D. Cinque Terre[fa icon="quote-right"]
All in, we had a wonderful week and would recommend Tourissimo to our friends who bike, enjoy food, wine and laughing.
Lisa Kent Austria and Czech rep (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
This was such a well organized and rewarding adventure. I really appreciated the small things such as loading up GPX routes. I like the fact that we mainly rode from town to town, instead of driving. The routes and selection of stops were always top-notch. Is there a better tour than this one? I don't believe I could express the level of gratitude I have for being offered such a wonderful experience.
Aaron Lazar Dolomites Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was wonderful. All hotels were great.
Kelly Crawford Dolomites Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
Overall it was very enjoyable. Excellent riding and Janna had a good time riding with Andrea.
James Fortier Piedmond and Liguria Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
It is a wonderful tour for touring and sightseeing and eating and drinking. Lake Garda area does not seem to be good area for driving! The bike paths were great, except in and around Riva del Garda. The guides were wonderful in finding places to eat and see when they improvised and as Alessandro had planned. LOVED Montagnana and Alesandro's leading us on our wander around Padua. Massimo's spontaneous ride on the island while waiting for the second boat was great, too. Guides - especially Massimo -- should indicate directions of turns or straight-aheads long before the fact. And should probably ride more slowly. We four were fine with how they guided, but we may be stronger riders than will be attracted to this tour. We four did fine on those steep short hills, but less experienced riders may find them intimidating or just not be able to climb them. Be prepared to take people in the van.
Bonnie Payne Lake Garda to Venice Lagoon cycling[fa icon="quote-right"]
Fantastic tour overall - really enjoyed the biking, food, group, and the guides. While I really liked both of the chefs, Matt and Kate, I didn't think they necessarily added anything to the tour. They didn't have any knowledge of that region and didn't cook for us - understand that wouldn't make sense either since they don't cook foods from that region. Really enjoyed having Kate there - she was super social and friendly. I found Matt to be standoffish and anti-social - but a nice guy.
Allison D. Chef Bike Tour Emilia[fa icon="quote-right"]
The tour was fantastic. Federica and Matteo were wonderful guides and Federica knew the region better than anyone could possible hope for. Matteo was great as well. He would tell me about the culture and history of a region as we were biking through small towns together. I think the size of the group was perfect, it for special moments and connections to be made between every individual.
The only slight negative I had, is that i wish we had more time to explore Reggio Emelia and Parma. I really appreciated the activities planned for us, but would have loved an extra hour or so of down time to self wander the towns. Again, the activities planned were fantastic, and i loved the amount of biking we did each day, so I don't actually know how to solve this problem.
Chau Nguyen Chef Bike Tour Emilia[fa icon="quote-right"]
This tour was a great way for me to be introduced to cycling, while also challenging myself. I loved the integration of food/ cycling for this tour as it allowed me to be more immersed in the culture and more immersed in the views. I saw the country in a different lens (due to the cycling aspect) and I will certainly do this again!
Emily Law Chef Bike Tour Emilia[fa icon="quote-right"]
Overall, you exceeded my expectations. I was so blown away by this trip. One of the best experiences I have had since doing these types of trips.
Amanda Blackburn Tuscany Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
The best of 4 tours I've been on.
Steve Davis Tuscany Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
I can't think of anything we didn't like about the tour. The food were excellent. The biking routes were very well planned, and guides were helpful and the hotels were all great. We will definitely take another Tourissimo tour.
Jane W. Friuli Magnifica Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
We had a great time with an amazing group of people and guides. The ebikes were very good quality. Thank you so much for this incredible experience!
Lise Puglia Bike Tour[fa icon="quote-right"]
Well designed and paced for this small group
Craig Olmsted Cinque Terre Hiking[fa icon="quote-right"]
It was absolutely AMAZING!!!
Eric Berry Loire Valley (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]
The Tourissmo tour of Piemonte was thoughtfully organized, well supported and done with an eye for quality.
Marc Meyer Chef Bike Tour Piedmont[fa icon="quote-right"]
The tour exceeded my expectations. When Beppe and I discussed the tour almost 2 years ago and discussed the various elements we wanted in the tour: gravel roads in Tuscany, riding with friends, wine tasting great food, hot springs, flexibility in riding capacity it was all in there.
Henry van den Broak Tuscany[fa icon="quote-right"]
The dining and food were exceptional. The cycling routes were challenging and the region was besutiful, more time to explore the little towns that we passed by would be nice. Please consider and match the age, experience and ability of the cyclists to avoid injuries and worries.
Sherie Hsu Chef Bike Tour Piedmont[fa icon="quote-right"]
The Chef portion of the tour was great. I found the cycling portion a bit weak only because of the inexperience of the cycling group which was a negative. Maybe related to the eBike option?? I really loved the area we cycled through and will definitely go back in the future.
Fred Clark Chef Bike Tour Piedmont[fa icon="quote-right"]
Extremely well organized and executed without problems.
Mark Lively Provence Bike Tour (private)[fa icon="quote-right"]