Tuscany, Italy: Tips For Your First Bike Trip

CYCLE THE ROLLING HILLS OF TUSCANY LIKE A PRO

“Are you ok?,” I heard from behind as I picked myself up out of a ditch. While I expected to find myself here when I joined a bike trip - I’m a terrible cyclist with minimal balance - it certainly wasn’t for the reason I thought. I’d stopped to take a photo of the impossibly beautiful vista of Tuscany and, distracted by the view, stepped off my bike right into said ditch. Smooth.

My ego bruised more than anything else, I snapped a few pics and got back on the bike, questioning how often I’d be greeting the Tuscan countryside quite so closely. It was the first day of Intrepid’s Cycle Tuscany trip and my poor bike riding skills were showing.

Luckily, this little tumble turned out to be a fluke. With the best bike I’ve ever ridden and oh-so-helpful guides, I ended up staying upright AND actually enjoying cycling. Along the way, I learned a few things that would surely make any other novice cyclist’s (or novice cycle-tripper’s) life just a wee bit easier. Key among these are how to use your gears appropriately to beat those uphills and, most importantly, to eat all the carbs.

If you’re planning a cycle trip of your own, click on the link below to read what I learned on this fantastic adventure. And while you’re at it, have a look around Intrepid’s fantastic offering of cycling trips to see your next destination from a different perspective.


WHAT I WISH I KNEW BEFORE MY FIRST CYCLING TRIP WITH INTREPID

Intrepid Travel, Cycle Tuscany

Eight-day trip through scenic Tuscany, Italy
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 Looking down at the green hills of Tuscany from the top of Garfagnana, Italy during Intrepid’s Cycle Tuscany trip.
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