Cycling paths. Wine tasting. Gravel roads. Amazing food. Great coffee. Nature. History. CultureMy key words for a full Tuscan experience
My name is Stefano Elmi and I love traveling by bicycle.
I was born and raised in Barga (Tuscany). I then moved to Florence where I studied communications and journalism at the University and worked as freelance journalist and tour guide for different companies, becoming a qualified cycling guide. I then moved to London where I went deeper into journalism, attending a post-graduate course. After a period in Canada, I moved back to Tuscany.
I’ve done lots of bike-packing around Central and Eastern Europe and North and South America. From my greatest adventure: a solo trip from Calgary (Canada) to Homer (Alaska) I published a book for which I’m very proud : IN ALASKA FA CALDO the literally translation is IT’S WARM IN ALASKA
Tuscany is my backyard
Chianti and Siena area: Orcia valley, Strade bianche, L’Eroica. The Tuscan coast: Bolgheri and surroundings.
But Tuscany it’s not only rolling hills and vignards. On the Apennine and Apuan Alps, the mountains where I was born, you can discover tiny mountain villages, large beech trees forest, mountain huts and snowy peaks. That’s Garfagnana valley, the hidden part of Tuscany.
It will be a real pleasure leading you, your family and friends discovering my backyard by bicycle
Overview of some of my rides:
- CHIANTI & SIENA
The most classic Tuscan landscape, with smooth and rolling hills, surrounded by amazing vineyards. This is a masterpiece not to miss.
- FROM PISA TO FLORENCE
A cycling week-end (3 days) off the beaten track in the Tuscan countryside. Tasting good wine and food and cycling on backroads or cycle paths.
- 5 TERRE COASTLINE
Cycling through the five historic villages part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
- TUSCAN COAST
Having our base in Bolgheri we’re going to explore these beautiful hills next to a warm all year long sea.
- LUCCA & VILLAS
Cycling in the walled city and in the nearby hills to see typical villas.
- GARFAGNANA VALLEY
The hidden part of Tuscany. Surrounded by the Apennine mountain range and the Apuan Alps.
Tours are suitable for any level:
from beginners to advanced riders and for any type of bike: road bike, gravel bike, mountain-bike, e-bike
Support van for multi-days tours
Bike rental service
Taylor-made tours to satisfy every request
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RIDE AND ENJOY!