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 & Tourrisimo.
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"]
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"]
Beppe Salerno was my guide on a cycling trip through Puglia in Southeastern Italy.
Although I had cycled for many years and ridden in Italy before this was the first commercial trip I had ever taken. Riding with Beppe was central to the unique experience provided by this trip.
Beppe provided unique insights into Italian life and culture as well as useful commentary on cycling routes and styles. His knowledge of Italian wines and cuisine transformed the trip from simply a “ride on a bicycle” to a gastronomic adventure. He introduced me to new wines, new dishes and to the people who grew, bottled and prepared them. We discussed history, dialects, regionalisms, music and architecture.
Beppe's skills are many. Paramount among them, in my opinion, is his ability to motivate people of diverse backgrounds and with widely divergent interests into a cohesive, collaborative group enjoying the company of others while reveling in the delights of a shared ride.
David Nasatir Puglia 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"]