What Our Clients Are Saying
Just returned from an excellent 4 days with IBT in Italy. Based Lago d’Iseo but also cycled lake Como. Fantastic 4 days culminating in VIP Hospitality at the finish of Il Lombardia, and then rode GF Lombardia on the final day. I traveled solo but cycled with a really good group. Hard cycling but social too. I’ve been before and concerned it would be more of the same but was totally different. Highlights included: best road guiding by top notch ex pro riders and area experts (special thanks John and Alberto): aperitifs at one of our guides houses overlooking the lake (well thanks to his mother who put on a fine spread...): well scoped programme for 4 days adjusted for us as things progressed :a fine dinner laid on for us in a local restaurant which I doubt Michelin could even find if they wanted to award a star!
Ian | Lombardia pro race and GrAn fondo | 2019
Flawless personal service for our trip to Lake Iseo! Nothing was too much trouble, plans were always flexible around what we wanted to accomplish and the guides went above and beyond to make sure I got everything out of the week that I wanted to. It was the absolute perfect week on a bike, just waiting for the Giro d'Italia to come around again so that I can go back!
Amy | LAKE Iseo Womens Week 2019
This has been one of my best (if not the best!) holidays. I have loved it. Please would you pass on my thanks to Alberto. I hope he is ok after Tues. I have been really impressed with him - he was so perceptive to the needs and abilities of our group, very humble, unassuming, encouraging and patient. We loved Passo del Vivione ride, and the hat...and amazing energy bars. That was a fantastic day and I'm so glad I did it!
RUTH | LAKE AND MOUNTAINS | AUGUST 15, 2019
A massive thanks to you and the team for an amazing few days. All the guys were overwhelmed with the location, the climbs, the culture, the food, the drink, but most of all your team. There were some well seasoned travellers in that bunch and they all felt the same about how well we were looked after, how genuine, kind, caring, enthusiastic, attentive, and passionate they all were about what they do. Makes a massive difference. Albi, Robbie, Luca and Daniele were amazing. Thanks again and I’ll be in touch soon. Ciao.
PAT | BESPOKE 2019 | JULY15, 2019
Absolutely loved every moment! Great level hotel and food. Transport was great. Guided rides were excellent!
Mary | Girod’italia 2019 | JUNE 10, 2019
My husband is a much stronger cyclist than what I am. To have been able to go out and cycle with the peace of mind that I was being looked after if anything went wrong was a huge plus for me. My husband could go out and enjoy his cycle and not have to worry about me. Being in the slower group made no difference at all, we were all treated the same and felt just as proud on completing our cycle. Being this close to the Giro d'Ítalia was a very special experience. I also really liked staying in one place for 2 or more nights - it made seeing an area that much more worthwhile and it was not at all rushed. The guides were kind, caring, helpful and very encouraging. Clive runs a very well-organized tour, the bikes were brilliantly maintained and if you had any problems Matt was there to assist and sort it out for you. Thank you Italy Bike Tours for a wonderful experience and we will hopefully see you again for the next one!
Lara and nick | Girod’italia 2019 | JUNE 10, 2019
I’m talking about the weekend to anyone who’ll listen, even the TNT delivery man, what a great weekend.
Julian |Lake Como | October 10, 2019
Everyone is so professional and able to work around issues when they come up! Details have all been taken care of. Everything was great, full of wonderful memories!! What a great way to follow the Giro!
Jim | Girod’italia 2019 | JUNE 11, 2019
“The overall experience is one that I will always treasure as it is exceptional. The staff, Roberto and Daniele, made all aspects of the tour personnel. The venues of the trip were ideal for the experience. Italy Bike Tours is incredible.”
Tony | FELICE GIMONDi 2019 | MAY 8, 2019
“Clive and his fantastic team of Daniele, Marco, John, Roberto, Giorgio, Alberto, Stefan and James were nothing short of brilliant. Well planned routes, accomodation, transfers, bike care and all the support you could wish for! Lots of memories from my time with this bunch in Italy....I’ll be back!”
Sharron | GIRO D’ITALIA 2018 | June 25, 2018
Just back from a 5 day group ride with Italy Bike Tours and what to say? Well from the laconically relaxed but ultra competent Clive running the show with complete attention to detail, to our guides Roberto and Daniele who wrapped us up with in ride support, to the amazing bikes and riding it was supreme. I wouldn't want to ride the alps any other way. I'd go as far as to say that if you want to ride in Italy and don't use these guys you are making a mistake. Highly recommended and we will be back. Thanks team!
Mark | ULTIMATE TOUR 2018 | June 20, 2018
Clive, I wanted to thank you for the trip my son and I had with Pete when we were in Italy....it was simply fantastic and we cannot wait to do it again. Pete is a fantastic guide and could not have been a better host.
Jack | Como TOUR 2018 | June, 2018
We couldn’t be happier with our Lakes & Mountains experience – Clive, Marco & Giorgio were all excellent and couldn’t have been more helpful throughout. The riding on incredible Passoni bikes was varied, beautiful, challenging and very enjoyable. Hotels were also great, with excellent facilities and particularly good service. We’ve taken away great memories from a really special trip and will definitely consider booking another tour in the future.
Alastair | LAKES & MOUNTAINS 2017 | July 24, 2017
“We have been back home for 10 days now and have barely stopped talking about our Giro d'Italia experience and are constantly revisiting the photos. Please pass on our thanks to Matt for putting together the album. It is wonderful to see the fantastic photos that other people have taken and even to find ourselves cropping up every now and again!
This is a special year for us - my 50th birthday and our 30th wedding anniversary - and we really wanted to do something that would make 2017 memorable. We are so glad that we entrusted Italy Bike Tours with that task as you delivered such a special and unforgettable holiday. Everything came together perfectly - the race, the scenery, the lovely people we met, the hotels, the food & drink and even the weather. We cannot thank yourself, Matt, Daniele, Marco, Clare, Giorgio and Roberto enough for the hard work and commitment that you put into this tour and for the encouragement and support that you gave to the riders. We very much hope to see you all again one day.”
Julie and Ken | GIRO D’ITALIA 2017 | June 8, 2017
“Clive and his team did a wonderful job. The Giro 2017 tour was fantastique. All the routes, that we rode, were well planned.”
Carla | GIRO D’ITALIA 2017 | June 3, 2017
“Malcolm and I are back in Frankfurt and already missing our Giro d'Italia family! Just wanted to send you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip, it had been a dream of ours for so long to attend the Giro in person and cycle some of the routes of the race. You and your team made that dream come true and in such a fantastic fashion. Not really sure how you pulled it all together, but Malcolm and I are in awe and feel so lucky to have had this experience with such a lovely group of people.
We will stay in touch and are already talking about doing it again next year.
Our thanks to you and your whole team for everything, now go and get some rest!”
Karen and Malcolm | GIRO D’ITALIA| May 27, 2017
It is raining and dull here today and I am missing the Italian mountains already. Please send our congratulations to Giorgio – he is a top guy. Thanks to you also for organising a great holiday and the great service – we couldn't fault it in any way and hope to return at some point.