About Ciclismo Classico
The Best in Italian Cycling Tours | The Ciclismo Classico Difference
At Ciclismo Classico, we’re what Italians call il vero e proprio—the real deal. We eat, sleep, and breathe cycling. We dream in Italian. Everything we do is infused con passione, a way of embracing the world with a distinctly Italian flair.
Since our founding in 1988, Ciclismo Classico has garnered awards from Outside and National Geographic Traveler and praise from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bicycling, CNN.com and Forbes.
You’ll discover that a vacation with Ciclismo Classico is no ordinary bike trip. Our tour leaders are not only avid cyclists, but local insiders. Most were born and raised in Italy and Europe and live there year-round. You’ll be immersed in la vera Italia, the authentic Italian culture, in a way that most tourists never come close to experiencing. You’ll take backroads only the locals know, witness amazing vistas far off the tourist trail, eat where the locals eat, and learn to speak the language with new friends. We guarantee that this exhilarating experience will leave you enriched and forever-changed.
While Italy remains our first love, we’ve branched out to offer our culturally rich cycling experiences in places such as France, Spain, Austria and New England. Rest assured that we always bring the same Ciclismo passione to each tour, no matter where we hit the road.
As our founder Lauren Hefferon explains, “Our mission is to make every ride or walk like your first—full of learning, excitement, hope, joy and freedom. We feel privileged to serve our unique itineraries to an international community of active travelers, ages 2 to 92, who share a love for cross-cultural learning.”