Bikes and Gear
Bianchi. It’s the legendary celeste-hued steed that made Fausto Coppi the “champion of champions” and Marco Pantani the king of the hill. It still turns heads around the world, from the peaks of the Tour de France to the bike lanes of our beloved USA basecamp near Boston. It’s your personal bicycle, custom-built for Ciclismo Classico.
Bike rental is included on all of our tours at no additional charge.
For the Enthusiast
We start with a Bianchi Via Nirone 7 road frame. Our Bianchi- loving mechanics build up each bike with top Italian components: Bianchi FLN carbon fork. Campagnolo Veloce triple chainset. Campagnolo Veloce shifters and brakes. Adjustable stem to fit all riders great and small. Puncture-resistant tires. And a comfortable, gel-padded saddle.
If you prefer a more upright sitting position
Choose our provide custom-built, high-performance aluminum hybrid bicycles with straight handlebars, designed for riding at a more relaxed, look-around-you pace. But these bikes are no laid-back beach cruisers! They have similar gearing and the same low-rolling-resistance wheels as our Via Nirones. We also offer traditional women’s bikes in a step-through format.
For the Advanced Rider
We are proud to offer a Bianchi Sempre. It features an all carbon frame with an Alu/Carbon Fork, Shimano components and Fulcrum Racing Wheels. More technical details on gearing and weight can be found here.
If you’re experience tandem riders, we offer tandems by Co-motion and Cannondale, either in racing posture and 700c wheels, or upright with 26-inch wheels. We have pilot/stoker combos to fit just about every couple!
We have a limited selection of small hybrid bikes, trailer bikes, and trailers that are available on our family tours.
Or BYO bike
It’s always an option to bring your bike with you on tour. If you’re interested in this option, let us know and we’ll provide you with helpful tips. (Most of our guests, though, even the hardest of hardcore riders, choose one of our bikes; many bring their own shoes and pedals.)
Bike fit is important for the most enjoyable ride: your expert guide makes sure your bike is dialed in perfectly to your body dimensions before the start of your tour based on information that you provide to us. And of course, you can also bring your own favorite bicycle—including recumbents and folders. Feel free to talk to us about the bicycle that will serve you best.
Each Ciclismo Classico Bike comes equipped with:
- Ciclismo Classico water bottle
- Two large water bottle holders
- Map holder on handlebar
- Small rear bag with spare tube and tire irons
- Handlebar bag to carry your camera and other transportables
- Tire pump
- Odometer/speedometer cycle computer
- Combination bike lock
- Card with your tour leaders’ mobile phone numbers
When touring in Scotland, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, Vietnam, New Zealand, or USA, bicycle types and availability may vary. Check with your Ciclismo tour consultant.