By Flavien Cassier
How to Cycle Italy Without Missing out on the Food
Italy is a dream vacation for many travelers. The grand countryside and native foods attract thousands of tourists each year. You don’t have to be the typical traveler, however. Cycling the Italian roads is an experience that’s unmatched in the travel industry. This experience may be new to you, however. There might be concerns about missing out on the best food in Italy as you blow past town after town. Sit back so that you can really understand the experience behind the cycling. You won’t miss out on the food with a local expert by your side.
Select a Prime Itinerary
Before you mull over the food selections, consider the itinerary that you want to explore. Italy has a vast number of cycling trips available to the public. Bask in Tuscany’s beauty, or try out native wines in Bordeaux. Perform some research about each region so that you can pick the area that matches your interests. Italy has distinct communities that use significantly different ingredients in their food, which makes each itinerary unique to the cycling traveler.
Ask About Guide Knowledge
Don’t miss out on the food when you have a guide along for the ride. Some cycling tours hire guides that are mainly employed for their endurance on the road. They may not have much knowledge about a region. In contrast, reputable companies hire guides that have intimate information about the surrounding areas. They offer tips on which foods to order and what these items might complement on your plate. These tips make a difference during your adventures.
Discover Hidden Cafes
Be part of the community with an insider’s knowledge on local eateries. Discover cafes along your route that may be otherwise ignored. Your knowledgeable guides learn about your food desires as the trip commences. With this information, they can point out the best places that match your hunger pains. Many of these eateries can be in private homes or nondescript buildings so missing them is possible without the right guide by your side.
Explore Michelin-Star Restaurants
For the ultimate dining experience, luxury biking tours pick out Michelin-star restaurants for each night’s dinner plans. Some tours include lunch at these facilities too. Dine on the best food from the region, from homemade pastas to sweet, marinara sauces. Italy will touch every sense so that you’ll want to return for another cycling tour.
Remember the Little Things
Your cycling trip isn’t just about the stops for lunch and dinner. As you pedal between destinations, your guides carry along snacks that are indigenous to the area. Rest your legs in a support van as you take a break with an Italian snack. You’ll also have a chance to taste food during various excursions. Wine, cheese, bread and other delicacies may be part of your itinerary that adds flavor to the entire trip.
Start searching for the best bike tours across Europe. Italy is always at the top of that list. By selecting an experienced tour company for your cycling adventure, the most delectable food will be yours to enjoy in no time.
Image credit: Flavien Cassier/The beauty of a cycling holiday.
Author Bio: Being a natural born entrepreneur, Flavien Cassier holds a bachelor in business and communication from Arizona State University as well as a golf management degree from the San Diego Golf Academy. He is fluent in French, English, Italian and started the business with his brother from their bedroom. By day, he focuses his time on developing and growing the company, from marketing to sales and Trip leaders training. In his spare time he loves to travel, golf and when he can throwing himself down snow covered mountains.
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