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About us

We believe that a truly memorable vacation acts as a holistic pathway to well-being, enriching our guests and the broader community in meaningful ways

Your vacation, our responsibility

The cardinal points of our commitment to you

Autenticity

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Italian culture. Our tours are designed to connect you with the authentic soul of Italy, from its storied past and vibrant local communities to its legendary cuisine and artisan traditions. Experience Italy not as a tourist but as part of the community

Expert Guidance

Allow us to enrich your journey with our more than twenty years of bike tour expertise, honed across Italy’s diverse landscapes and suited for cyclists of all skill levels. Our commitment to your adventure shines through in our service guaranteeing not just an enlightening and safe experience but one that’s thoroughly enjoyable. Whether you opt for a self-guided or a fully guided tour, the entire Ride Your Life team is dedicated to making your trip truly unforgettable.

Safety and Comprehensive Support

Your comfort and safety are our utmost priorities. From logistical planning to on-the-road support, we handle every detail so you can focus on the joy of the ride. Our support teams are always at the ready, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish.

Passion

At the heart of every Ride Your Life tour pulses a profound passion for life, people, and cycling. The joy and smiles of our guests are the essence that fuels our dedication. This fervor motivates us to meticulously attend to every detail of your holiday with us, ensuring that each moment is as enriching and memorable as possible.

Personalized Journeys

Our bespoke tours are meticulously tailored to match the unique preferences and abilities of each cyclist, guaranteeing a deeply personal and enriching experience. Whether it’s tranquil rides through undulating vineyards or the exhilarating challenge of ascending the majestic Alps and Dolomites, we carefully craft your adventure to realize your dream Italian biking trip in full splendor.

Sustainability Commitment

We believe in preserving the natural and cultural landscapes that make Italy a cycling paradise. Our tours are crafted with respect for the environment and local communities, ensuring that your travel is responsible and contributes positively to the regions we explore.

Meet the Team

Gloria TOUR LEADER

Hi, my name is Gloria; traveling and meeting people are essential to my life; it brings me energy and enthusiasm; even for this reason, I studied languages; it’s interesting to see the connection between the languages and the cultures of the people.
Other interests in my life are Yoga and Capoeira, naturopathy, and permaculture; these interests connect me more with myself and the world through sustainable methods.
I was a gypsy traveler, never staying anywhere for too long. Now I try to be more stable, even if I never stop moving; action is part of my life. That’s why the bicycle is also one of my passions; for me, it is the means of excellence on a human scale; it is not too fast and slow; it is ecological and keeps you in shape and constant exercise.

Roberta TOUR LEADER

I consider myself a middle-aged woman with a millennial soul and a solid Sicilian identity.
Sport is the leitmotiv of my life; I was a professional athlete for about 20 years in a rowing team. Now I am an outdoor enthusiast: windsurfing, mountaineering, trail running, and cycling are among my favorites. 
After taking a degree in Natural Science, I began working as a tour leader all over Italy by chance, and I immediately realized that this job was perfect for me. 
It was the beginning of a beautiful experience; it links my passion for interacting with people with the pleasure of walking and cycling; two beautiful ways of traveling and discovering the world gently, at your own pace. Both ways give you the feeling of being part of the places you pass through and the perfect ways to explore with the advantage of genuinely connecting with the landscapes and lifestyles of people.
“Be gentle with the planet” is my life’s philosophy.

Mattia TOUR LEADER

My journey into cyclo-tourism began with a simple love for cycling and a profound appreciation for the beauty of our natural surroundings. Over the years, I’ve immersed myself in the art of guiding, delving into every trail with a sense of wonder and discovery.
As your guide, I bring not only years of experience but also a genuine passion for sharing the magic of the outdoors. Whether we’re leisurely pedaling through rolling landscapes or conquering rugged terrain, my goal is to ensure that every moment is filled with excitement and inspiration.
So, let’s embark on this journey together, weaving through winding paths and uncovering hidden treasures along the way.

Simone Tour Leader

Cycling for me is more than just a hobby; it’s the red thread that’s woven through every season of my life. For me, there’s no better way to embrace the unknown, rise to new challenges, and recharge mentally from the demands of everyday life than on two wheels. My academic adventure began with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, after which I ventured into the oil and gas industry. Years later, when the relentless pursuit of profit clashed with my core values, I took a leap of faith, steering my path towards my true calling – the world of biking.
Embracing the life of a bike tour guide has been nothing short of exhilarating – it’s the kind of reward you can’t put a price tag on. And I’m not riding solo in this; my wife Gaia is my partner in both life and passion. She’s the nutritional powerhouse and fellow tour leader at Ride Your Life, and together, we’re a duo that’s all about living life on the move.
But the two-wheeled adventure doesn’t end with the pavement. My love for the mountains calls to me in the form of ski touring and trail running, painting the perfect picture of my life outdoors. It’s a blend of activities that keeps me alive, thankful, and always chasing after my dreams.
https://alpinebike.altervista.org/

Ride Your Life nutritionist and tour leader
Gaia nutritionist

Hey there! Born in ’88 and a huge fan of blending science with sports, I journeyed from getting my M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology in 2012 to earning a PhD in Life Sciences in 2016. Now, as a Biologist Nutritionist with a keen focus on sports nutrition, I get to live out my dream job, combining my two passions. Whether it’s through face-to-face sessions in my cozy Northern Italy studio or virtual consultations, I’m all about guiding folks to their best selves, nutritionally speaking, especially those who share my enthusiasm for sports.
Sports and I have had a bit of a love-hate relationship. As a kid, I was the one admiring the mountains from afar, content with the view from my couch. Everything changed in 2010 with a personal challenge to lose weight and reluctantly try running, a sport I previously couldn’t stand. To my surprise, perseverance turned into passion, and soon, running and later cycling became indispensable parts of my life. These activities have not just been about staying active; they’ve been transformative adventures, allowing me to explore new horizons and discover more about myself. Sharing this journey with my husband, Simone, whether it’s on daily routes or unique trips like our bike-riding honeymoon across Central Italy, has been the cherry on top.
So, why focus on sports nutrition? It’s quite straightforward. My own transformation through sports revealed the undeniable impact of nutrition on performance, well-being, and overall life satisfaction. As a member of the Ride Your Life crew, I’m here to sprinkle some nutritional wisdom on our bike camp adventures and sometimes step in as your tour leader. Together, we’ll pedal towards healthier lifestyles, empowering you with the nutritional know-how you need to power your passions and hit those wellness milestones.
https://alpinebike.altervista.org/

Tiziana Marketing Manager

In her role as Marketing Manager, Tiziana spearheads the development of strategic content and digital pathways for Ride Your Life, focusing on effectively conveying the brand’s value across various channels.

Chimera Reservations Manager

Originally from Italy, Chimera spent the past two decades in Barcelona, a city that shaped her passions and where she established her family. With a deep-seated love for contemporary art, Chimera has always been immersed in the world of exhibitions and events. Recently returning to Italy, she has embraced a new chapter in a quaint Tuscan village, a serene departure from the bustling city life of her birthplace, Milan, and Barcelona. Nestled among Val d’Orcia’s vineyards and olive groves, Chimera is rediscovering the beauty of landscapes, traditions, and culture, heralding a vibrant new phase in her life. The flexibility of remote work allows her to balance nurturing her two young children with managing the booking department for Ride Your Life, seamlessly blending family life with professional responsibilities.

Jean YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Inspired by movement, music and the arts, Jean has spent years cultivating her own fitness experience for participants of all ages that are seeking to create an equilibrium between body, mind and spirit. Her style is a unique combination of work in dance, aerobic, and resistance fitness with extensive training and a lifetime of discipline in both Yoga and Pilates. Together with her partner Joe she has developed and maintains their studio Wood Willow in Calgary. Her most recent certification and passion is the sub-specialty of Yin/Restorative Yoga. In this discipline, targeted yoga poses, using the aid of props, allow body and mind to find stillness with the breath. If you suffer from low back pain, tight hips, neck and/or shoulders, that is, if you are a road cyclist, this class is for you.

Joe YOGA INSTRUCTOR

It’s no surprise Joe first met Giuseppe on a bicycle tour in Italy. Twenty years later, after six or seven bike trips together in Italy (Sicily, Tuscany, Elba Island, Piedmont), and Canada they now combine their resources for this adventure. Joe has been an active lifelong traveler supported by his long career as a surgeon. Lately he has laid his scalpel aside and now enjoys exploring the ancient lore of the yoga masters and integrating their wisdom with his human science background. Going back to school he recently completed his 200 hr Yoga Teacher certification. Out of his love of exercise, his background as a surgeon scientist, and his yoga/meditation exploration comes a unique lifestyle approach aiming for a thoughtful balance in body, mind, and spirit. When not travelling he and his partner Jean continue this lifestyle in their Calgary home and studio.

Patrick mental and business coach

Patrick is a professional mental and business coach, certified PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through the International Coaching Federation and a co-founder of Coach2Coach Srl https://www.coach2coach.it/. This organization specializes in offering courses for becoming a Professional Coach, along with other programs focused on personal and corporate development.
Patrick’s expertise extends to working with athletes, enhancing their sports performances and mental resilience, as well as providing Corporate Coaching services.

Giuseppe FOUNDER

As a cycling enthusiast, each ride brings an endorphin rush that energizes my mind and fuels my soul with sustainable passion. My career seamlessly intertwines with this passion, erasing the boundaries between work and leisure into a continuum of fulfillment.
Since 1998, my enthusiasm for cycling evolved into a groundbreaking venture, establishing a new standard for cycling tours that harmoniously combine the joy of biking with enriching leisure activities. This expertise and passion inspired the creation of Ride Your Life amidst the global hiatus—a visionary project that reimagines active holidays by fusing cycling and hiking with the comprehensive wellness of both body and spirit. Ride Your Life represents the apex of my lifelong commitment to cycling, crafting distinctive vacations that blend the excitement of biking and hiking with the soothing renewal of personal well-being.
My interests extend beyond cycling to include meditation, gardening, literature, audiobooks, and the culinary artistry of bread baking.

What People Say About Us

I have done several bike tours throughout Europe. In the fall of 2023, I had my first tour with Ride Your Life. It changed MY life. Our tour was a three-week tour of the Dolomites. Every single moment of every day was filled with incredible experiences. It exceeded every expectation, plus more.
Our trip from the planning stage to the details of every ride, including transportation and transfers were seamless. The accommodations and meals were exceptional. We were given the opportunity to explore the culture of this unique part of the world with the guidance of Giuseppe and Matea. They started the trip as our guides and ended as our friends. I think the best review I can give is that I can’t wait to go back and explore another adventure with Ride Your Life.

CUSTOM DOLOMITES AND STELVIO PASS, september 2023
Dale R.
GRAND JUNCTION – COLORADO

Dearest Guiseppe,
We are still suffering from jet leg and also from the memory of that fabulous trip with you.  I don’t care if every single bone in my body still aches, it was terrific! You and your team are the BEST!  Thank you a thousand times.

Lake Garda and Emilia Romagna custom tour, November 2023.
Hillary B.
Toronto – Canada

I give them both 10 Stars!!!!
Roberta balanced the physical challenges with encouragement; her patience and sense of humor gave value to the entire experience! Mattia had the logistical elements perfectly under control, adding immensely to the fun and exciting conversations.
Overall, it was a great experience. I definitely recommend Ride Your Life trips.
The accommodations were phenomenal, as were the restaurants!

Spectacular trip. See you soon for another trip!

Tuscany and elba island, september 2023
Jennifer h.
vancouver – canada

My cycling adventure with “Ride Your Life” was nothing short of amazing. Beyond the picturesque routes and comfortable hotels, the support during the ride was outstanding. From well-stocked aid stations to prompt assistance, the team ensured a smooth and enjoyable cycling experience. Giuseppe’s meticulous planning reflected in the seamless logistics, making the trip worry-free.

EPIC CLIMBS OF ALPS AND DOLOMITES, SEPTEMBER 2023.
JUAN G.
MCLEAN – VIRGINIA

Thank you Ride Your Life team for the trip you arranged for us. The retreat at the private villa was exactly what wanted and we loved it! Routes perfectly designed and the “mamma” who came a cooked for us was one of the highlights.

Tuscany, October 2023.
catherine n.
denver – colorado

The Ride of Your Life, left an indelible mark with their exceptional service. Giuseppe and his team gave attention to details, flexibility, and punctuality made the experience seamless. Noteworthy was their commitment to catering to our needs. Going above and beyond, they showcased a dedication to ensuring a personalized and memorable experience.
Transportation and hotel accommodations were top-notch, enhancing the overall comfort of the trip.
Undoubtedly, the Ride of Your Life has earned a repeat customer, as I look forward to cycling with them again in the future.

alps and dolomites, september 2023
nelson g.
tampa – florida

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FAQ

TOURS

Our cycling and well-being retreat offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, all from the comfort of a single base location. Say goodbye to the hassle of packing and unpacking your bags every day. Instead, you’ll settle into one beautiful spot that serves as your home away from home for the duration of the retreat.
Each day, you’ll embark on exhilarating bike rides tailored to your preferences and skill level, exploring breathtaking landscapes at a pace that feels right for you. But it’s not just about cycling; your well-being is at the core of this retreat. Unwind and recharge through a variety of wellness activities, including yoga sessions to enhance your flexibility and calm your mind, meditation practices to reconnect with your inner self, and optional spa treatments for the ultimate relaxation.
This retreat is designed to rejuvenate your body, enrich your spirit, and provide an unforgettable journey that harmonizes physical activity with mental well-being. Dive into a vacation where adventure meets serenity, all tailored to your personal wellness journey.

Our bike camps are not just about improving your cycling skills; our bike camps are comprehensive experience that builds resilience, discipline, and focus, qualities that are invaluable in both professional and daily life. Through the physical challenges and mental coaching offered, participants learn the importance of goal setting, perseverance, and maintaining balance under pressure. These lessons extend far beyond the bike, empowering individuals to tackle life’s obstacles with confidence and achieve success in various aspects of their lives. In essence, our bike camp offers a unique blend of physical training and personal development, preparing you for the many roads that lie ahead in life.

Self-Guided (SG) Tours: These tours offer the perfect balance of independence and support. You’ll follow a carefully tested itinerary at your own pace, with the convenience of luggage transfers and technical assistance available when needed. It’s ideal for travelers who wish to explore on their own while still benefiting from our expert planning and support.

Guided Tours: Our guided tours provide daily support from professional guides, requiring a minimum of four participants. These tours feature van assistance that’s always on hand to support the group, enhancing your experience with expert guidance and the reassurance of immediate help whenever required. It’s a great option for those looking for a fully supported and socially engaging cycling experience.

Escorted Tours: Escorted tours are a hybrid option, offering a mix of independence and support. A tour leader provides daily briefings, manages luggage transfers between locations, and is available for support as needed. Unlike guided tours, the tour leader does not accompany you during the day, offering a sense of independence akin to self-guided tours but with the added comfort of having assistance a call away.

Each tour type is designed to cater to different preferences, whether you seek complete independence, full support, or something in between.

We recommend booking as early as possible to ensure the availability of the carefully selected accommodations for your trip. This is especially crucial for custom trips, which require additional time for the tailored design and testing of the itinerary. Early booking not only helps secure your preferred lodgings but also allows us ample time to perfect the details of your personalized journey.

TAILOR MADE TOURS

Our featured trips offer a glimpse into the possibilities, but your dream trip might need a personal touch. A tailor-made trip with us is like designing a bespoke suit: it’s all about what fits you perfectly. From the destinations you’ve dreamed of exploring to the specific experiences you wish to have, let us blend your ideas with our expertise. We’ll discuss what makes a trip truly unforgettable for you and then craft a journey that’s as unique as your dreams. Don’t settle for the ordinary; let’s create something extraordinary together.
Begin your exploration by contacting us or using the personalized-tours page.

The cost of a tailor-made tour can vary depending on the level of customization you desire. Minor modifications to an existing trip are generally less costly than creating a completely new tour from scratch. Every tailor-made journey involves the expertise of our trip designers and the testing of new routes to ensure the highest quality experience. We strive to provide a balance between making your dream trip a reality and offering competitive pricing. Ultimately, the value lies in having a trip that’s perfectly suited to your preferences and desires.

Yes, our customization options extend to trips beyond Italy, covering destinations like the Canary Islands, Mallorca, Portugal, Spain, Corsica and the French Alps

Each tour type is designed to cater to different preferences, whether you seek complete independence, full support, or something in between.

CYCLING EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS

Absolutely not. On our guided tours, you’re welcome to ride in the support van whenever you choose. For self-guided journeys, skipping a day’s ride is entirely up to you. Non-riding days can easily be integrated into your custom tour plans as well.

You’ll receive GPX tracks to navigate the trip, which can be used on your own device or through the Ride With GPS app on your mobile phone. For those who prefer not to use their mobile for navigation, we provide GPS devices with the tracks pre-loaded and ready to use. This ensures a seamless navigation experience throughout your journey.

Included with your bicycle are your bike jersey for the trip, a brand-new water bottle BPA free, GPS tracks, and a small bag for personal items like your wallet or camera. Helmets are available, though you may bring your own for comfort. Additionally, we strongly recommend bringing sunglasses and sun protection to shield against the sun’s rays. A rain and wind jacket are also essential to prepare for any weather conditions you might encounter on your ride. If you plan to navigate the trip using your mobile, don’t forget to bring a cell phone holder for the handlebar to securely attach your phone. Additionally, carrying a power bank is advisable to ensure your device remains charged throughout the day. These items will help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable cycling experience.

Prepare for any weather with layers and a wind/rain jacket. Pack at least three cycling bottoms and four jerseys, mixing sleeve lengths. Don’t forget socks, shoes, optional helmet, and possibly a bandana or visor for under-helmet comfort.

Comfortable walking shoes are a must for exploring, alongside a variety of casual to dinner-appropriate attire, adaptable to the weather.

Our team is here to help with any forgotten items

There’s no need to worry. Our tours are designed for enjoyment and exploration, not speed or competition. Whether you’re participating in a tour or bike camp, remember that it’s not about how quickly you reach the peak, but the journey itself—the thoughts you entertain, the beauty you absorb, and the camaraderie you share with the group. Our guides are committed to ensuring everyone’s safety and comfort, allowing you to experience the journey at your own pace. Plus, with e-bikes available, you can easily keep up with the group without feeling any pressure. It’s all about the experience, not the speed.

Our guides can recommend extra routes for those wanting to extend their ride.

Expect an average of 34 miles/55 kilometers daily, with varying terrains across Ital.

With two decades of experience, our tours cater to all. From leisure to avid cyclists offering a range of bicycles to suit any skill level.

Yes, E-bikes are available for all our bike tours, ensuring everyone can enjoy the experience, regardless of their cycling proficiency.

COMMUNICATION

No worries, our guides and most service staff speak English, ensuring smooth communication throughout your journey.

All interactions will be conducted in English. We strive for immediate responses to inquiries. For custom tours, expect to receive a detailed PDF itinerary, along with electronic reservation forms and a request to sign a release of liability form. Comprehensive pre-tour information, including payment details and the tour agenda, will be sent within the 60 days leading up to the tour’s start date.

Options vary widely. Check with your provider for international plans or consider purchasing a SIM card in Italy based on your preferences or a digital international SIM card.

Generally excellent, though some remote areas may have weaker signals. Most accommodations provide complimentary internet access

CURRENCY AND PAYMENTS

Italy uses the Euro (€) as its currency. Currency exchange services are available at airports, and ATMs are widely accessible throughout the country. It’s recommended to inform your bank of your travel plans to ensure your cards can be used abroad without any issues.

Tour costs are specified in Euros (€). We offer various payment methods for your convenience. While major expenses are covered, carrying some cash is advisable for smaller, day-to-day payments.

Your proposal will detail all inclusions. Typically, the price covers accommodations, most meals, and specific experiences included in the itinerary, excluding airfare and certain transfers. Regarding bike equipment, we usually offer a range of options to let you choose according to your preference.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL

Inform us in advance, and we’ll accommodate your dietary needs.

Disclose any conditions when booking to ensure we can provide necessary support.

We recommend travel insurance for unforeseen illnesses or injuries. Our team is ready to assist with healthcare access if needed.

If you fall ill during the tour, please immediately contact our support team using the contact numbers provided, if you are on a self-guided tour. If you are part of a guided tour, inform your tour leader as soon as possible. They are experienced and can assist you in getting the necessary help.

Let us know your dietary requirements; we’re experienced in accommodating various needs.

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