Thomas Arcangeli

Thomas Arcangeli

His specialty: Road cycling, Cycling

Experiences / Races: One year I competed in the Romagna Challenge, but due to time constraints it’s hard for me to compete in races and in cross country competitions

Km traveled each year: 15.000 km

Languages ​​spoken: English, Spanish

  • What qualities should a good guide have?
    A good guide must know different languages, offer added value to the excursions, and must therefore know the landscape and be able to describe it to the cyclists. A good guide must make the group feel well and must be able to adjust to everyone’s needs.

    What do you think of Riccione Bike Hotels?
    The idea of the group is very clever, also because it endorses the territory and its hospitality.

    What do Riccione cyclists love?
    Cyclists from Riccione enjoy good food, our warm welcome and our hills which offer excellent practice through several routes.

    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?
    I usually lead the group, but I respect everyone’s optimal pace. I usually arrange the routes and average speed with the cyclists, in order to set a common pace, but I adjust myself to the group in any case.

    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)?
    I like to change, I do not have a specific route I prefer and I choose it with the group. I certainly enjoy riding the hills north of Rimini (Borghi, Sogliano, San Leo, Barbotto) which have beautiful landscapes and demanding climbs.

    In your opinion, who are the most prepared cyclists? And the nicest?
    Because of their cold weather, foreign cyclists usually come for practice before Easter. These cyclists are very prepared. On the other hand, in spring and during the warmer season we have the typical cycling tourists who take the bike for pleasant slow pace excursions.

    Is there an anecdote or a story of an excursion with guests you would like to share?
    I don’t really have a story to tell; more than anything I try to create a sense of belonging with the group and I enjoy that cyclists remember me with fondness.


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