Our 'Chianti 1' ride was the absolute highlight of our recent trip to Florence -I loved every minute and even Sally, who is not a fan of hills, enjoyed the ride tremendously. It has given her lots of confidence for our cycling holiday in France later this year.
Elizabeth was a fantastic host and made our day perfect -Greve was just lovely (and a great butcher's shop) and the restaurant for lunch was fantastic, especially her wine recommendation!
Many thanks for a great ride in the most perfect of surroundings.
Finally, here are a few shots of the Monaghan clan on their bike trip through Tuscany Jun 29 – July 2.
Biking through Tuscany with Marco and Jodie was the highlight of our family’s Italy vacation. Obviously, the landscape was beautiful and awesome, but it was the individual care given by Marco and Jodie that made the trip. Italy was in the middle of a heat wave when we were biking and they offered options to handle the heat; final itinerary always up to us, but they easily changed things up a bit as needed. We always had the best tables in the restaurants with magnificent views; everyone seemed to know Marco! Thank you guys so much!
I can’t believe 1 week ago I was riding a bike through the beautiful hills of Tuscany & drinking Chianti and now I’m back in New York! This is terrible!!!
Antonina – my wife - and I both had a great time last Saturday. I’m glad I rode with you that day because seeing the Chianti region was as nice as I was hoping it would be. I equally enjoyed both riding through the little villages and through the countryside. It was all very nice. I wish I could come back out for another ride tomorrow.
I can’t believe I’m suddenly 4500 miles away! It still feels like I’m so close. Oh well…
I’ll certainly recommend you should I hear of anyone else I know visiting the Florence/Tuscany/Chianti region.
Also, if you see Sean (I think that’s how you spell his name) again, could you thank him for the terrific tour he gave us? He was the guy at the second winery that we stopped at. I think it was Casa Sola? Or something like that? I can’t remember at the moment. I really enjoyed his hospitality throughout his tour and I was very happy with the wine-tasting presentation along with the snacks. He was very nice and made it an enjoyable experience for us. To stand right next to the grapes in the vineyard field and see the farms along the rolling hills made it all worth it.
Thanks again. Grazie molto and buon giorno a te. Io spero quando ritorno a Italia il mio italiano è meglio!