What's a Top Guide?

Top Guide Tours

We are very excited to welcome you to our Top Guide Tour series! Since 1989, Ciclismo Classico has prided itself in the world’s top guides.

Over the years, we have seen our guides occupy a special place in every traveler’s heart. Once a guest experiences one of our tours for the first time, they often come back and request the same guide or guides that led their prior trip.

With their level of experience comes a coveted status – that of a Top Guide. In 2014 founder Lauren Hefferon asked several of Ciclismo Classico guides, who are guiding their 100th+ tour, or celebrating their 8th+ year with us, to design or lead their Ciclismo Classico dream tour. Each dream tour is a blend of a spectacular destination and a special menu of ingredients that make the tour an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience for both the guides and our guests.

Before these tours even were released to the “general” public, they were SOLD OUT or nearly sold out. Why? Because anyone who has been on a tour with Ciclismo Classico guides knows that they put their heart and soul into every tour they lead, everything that they do…and isn’t that what life is all about anyway?

Each Top Guide Tour includes:

  • Special Ciclismo Top Guide kit (shorts and jersey)
  • Wine kitty
  • and added Top Guide perks along the way!

Tuscany and the Enchanting Island of Elba

9 days / 8 nights

NEW 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOP GUIDE TOUR! From the Renaissance city of Florence to the pristine beaches of Elba, Tuscany’s cultural wealth and natural beauty are incredibly rich…

Bike Across Spain (Top Guide Tour)

11 days / 10 nights

TOP GUIDE TOUR An odyssey from the Mediterranean sea to the Atlantic ocean through four different Spanish regions, Catalonia, Aragon, Navarra, and Basque Country with a short visit to the…

Colorado High Country

9 days / 8 nights

Top Guide Tour World class cycling in Colorado’s high country with Colorado natives, Dana Geraghty and Frank Yantorno A high altitude journey through some of Colorado’s most spectacular…

Bike Across Morocco

9 days / 8 nights

Pedal through magical, exotic, and cultured Morocco Discover a modern Morocco that still cares and displays the rich culture of its past. On the coast, explore the procession of little…

Franconia: Classical Germany

7 days / 6 nights
Athletic Beginner

Top Guide Tour Classical Germany: Pedal through history with Enrico Pizzorni Franconia is a treasure, a region rich in rolling hills, fantasy castles, and timber frame houses. It is also…

Via Francigena

10 days / 9 nights

TOP GUIDE TOUR The Route, dirt and paved roads following in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims, was first documented in 990 by Sigeric, Archbishop of Canterbury, in his diary describing…

Munich to Verona (Top Guide Tour)

11 days / 10 nights

Connect the cultures of three nations on two wheels with Top Guides Dana Geraghty and Frank Yantorno. Wind your way through some of Europe’s most charming regions to see nature and history…

Croatia: The Dalmatian Coast

9 days / 8 nights

TOP GUIDE TOUR Asia and Europe met and clashed in Croatia for centuries, from the Greeks to the second World War, but the Mediterranean nature and culture continue to offer hidden gems…