I’m heading out soon to the rolling hills of Tuscany, home of Strade Bianchi and cycling legend Gino Bartelli and as the rain pounds the office window, I can’t wait!
Besides carefully calculating fresh clothing required, hiring or taking my own bike is always my main consideration.
Furthermore, just as cycling has boomed in recent years so have the services along with it. Whether you prefer full carbon, di2-gearing or need extra range on your cassette, rental shops usually have something to accommodate most preferences.
Come rain on shine, you ride your bike. You clean it, tweak it and in turn, it becomes an extension of you, so for some there is no other option but to take your own bike. Before travelling we suggest:
You’ve chosen a road cycling holiday as you’re a regular cyclist. It might be your 1st or 51st road cycling trip but one of the key factors of enjoyment is sticking to what you know.