I Bike Tuscany

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What people are saying about IBT


Glen Van Otteren, Grand Rapids - MI, USA

Hey there Marco!

Hope that you are doing well. I want to thank you again for a fantastic week in Tuscany. The trip was outstanding! I appreciate all your hard work that you put into it to ensure that we had a great time. It was duly noted! I also appreciated having Leif there. He was a solid assistant and guide on the road.

Thanks again!

Fondly, Glenn

Ben, Roland, Hugh, Mike, Bobby, from Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hey Marco,

Think I'm speaking for everyone when I say we had an AWESOME trip with you! We made it back to the States in one piece. It truly was a wonderful experience and your description as a 'once in a lifetime' ride was not the least bit exaggerated. Thanks again to you and Leif for taking such great care of us! I look forward to returning to Italy with my family and am hopeful that your travels will bring you to Ann Arbor in November. We would love to return the hospitality.

Again, thanks for your help, enthusiasm, and attention to detail throughout this entire experience!

Hugh Salomon, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Hi Marco , From Michigan - goeie more. gosh the time went very quickly - a magnificent time for all of us . The terrain was beautiful , food excellent but above all you and Leif were terrific - more than guides. You were our friends. Thanks so much for making this such a wonderful experience. We look forward to meeting you in the US hopefully later this year. Again Thanks Hugh

Clint, Brandyn, Lindsey and Erin, USA

I Bike Tuscany is very proud to announce that today, on the Florence to Siena ride, Brandyn proposed to Lindsey at the village of Fonterutoli. She said YES. (How could she not...?:-)

We toasted them with a chilled on ice Franciacorta rose. They loved it !!!

The Enderby Family, New Delhi, India & Belfast, Ireland

Amazing family vacation!!

Steven, Maureen, Michael, Rebekah, Sara, and grandparents, Dave and Kath.

Jill Briggs & Eric Dufour, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hi Marco,

Sorry this took so long but life went back to its normal pace as soon as we returned from your beautiful country. I have attached a few photos from what was one of our best days ever. The trip was fabulous and you were an amazing guide. It was an experience to remember and I we would love to return with our kids for another Italian adventure.

Thanks again for everything,

Jill Briggs & Eric Dufour

Bob and Dorothy Chabrouillaud, Moorpark, CA, USA

We had the pleasure of riding along with Marco while our daughter, her husband and our teenage grandkids did the Florence to Siena ride. Even just riding in the van (and being group photographers), we had a fantastic time! The scenery was just beautiful with the vineyards, rolling green hills and olive groves, and Marco definitely kept us entertained (being a native Florentine [he's called the 'Super Tuscan!'], he is, of course, extremely knowledgeable about the area). We stopped at a wonderful winery for a tasting along the way and a truly unforgettable lunch in a lovely village. Oh, and Siena was great, too! Don't miss it! If we had this much fun just "along for the ride," you can imagine how those actually on the bikes felt. They loved every minute and we all agree it was the best day of our family vacation in Italy.

Mark Howe & Nicolas Croizer, from Jersey, Great Britain & Paris, France

Hi Jodie and Marco,

We loved our cycling trip! It really was fantastic and such a fun experience. Your organization and support were amazing. Thank you!

Amanda & Tyler, Washington DC, USA

Hi Marco!!!!

Sorry it has taken me this long to email you the photos, but things have been a little crazy back here in DC! Anyways, I just wanted to say that the Tuscany bike ride was absolutely the highlight of our vacation... it was such a blast!!!!!

Thank you again for everything, and hopefully we will cross paths soon. We are sending everyone we know on Marco's crazy ride through Chianti.


Jack Sherman and Patricia Buechel, Ithaca, NY, USA

Marco (and Jodie)

I don't know if you will remember us, with so many people you see, but Patricia and I were on your Chianti Tour 2 (the only two) tour on August 28th.

Out of the 3 weeks we spent in Italy - in Florence, Siena, the hill towns of Tuscany, Pisa, and Cinque Terre - we still think that our best day was the day we spent with the two of you on our bike tour. The country was beautiful, and we especially enjoyed talking with the two of you about so many things - we keep talking about Vertine, and the Abbey, and Castello di Meleto...

We used many of the dinner recommendations that Jodie so carefully wrote down for us, and they were all great. Thank you for that, as well.

I only wish we had done more biking before we came over, but I was hit with an illness a month before we came that made it impossible. Thanks again, Marco, for being so patient with me in attempts to get used to a bicycle again after so long. Once I got used to it, it was great--- really gave these old legs a good workout. Now I think I should buy a good bike here instead of running on the roads.

Anyway, thanks so much - if you or Jodi are ever near Ithaca, New York, we will be glad to entertain you here.

Good luck, Jodie, in L.A. - I may start watching daytime TV again!!