His specialty: Road cycling, Cycling, Triathlon
Experiences / Races: I did them all, I’ve been a bicycle tour guide for 20 years, one of the first, but I’ve not competed for some time, since they are too demanding
Km traveled each year: 9.000 km
Languages spoken: Italian
Castles of the Malatesta (From Colle Giove)
What qualities should a good guide have?
Understand who you are dealing with and how to make him/her enjoy his/herself.
What do you think of Riccione Bike Hotels?
The idea is excellent, as is the organisation. The consortium is very well structured; guides and hospitality are of high level.
What do Riccione cyclists love?
Those who are unfamiliar with Riccione are able to see its routes and remain amazed. Who already knows the area loves its hospitality and welcome and everything that Emilia Romagna has to offer.
What is your style as a cycling guide? Do you enjoy “setting the pace” or do you adjust the pace to suit the skill level of the other tourists who are enjoying the Romagna region and its landscape?
The guide must lead the group, set the pace which should be ok for everyone and be aware of the road.
Would you like to tell us of a day out / a track (in Romagna) which you particularly enjoyed (which are different from the ones we already offer)?
The routes we have are exceptional, the Cippo, the Carpegna, the scenic road, just to name a few. You change and you try to create the most suitable route according to the client.
In your opinion, who are the most prepared cyclists? And the nicest?
At season’s start (March, April) you can find clients who are there to train and are therefore more prepared, while in May and June we see cyclists who want to enjoy the bicycle while discovering nature and landscapes at a slower pace.
Is there an anecdote or a story of an excursion with guests you would like to share?
I remember an excursion with a group of Canadians which included also two Japanese. At a certain point we stopped in front of a fig and jujube field and the two girls asked what the jujube was and this became an opportunity to showcase the territory’s specialities while immersed in the smells and colours of Romagna. This should be one of the goals of a cycling tour guide.
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