19 Jul La Corsa Makes David Millar’s Top Ten
La Corsa’s Scottish Links
Scotland features prominently for La Corsa: Andy the founder of the company originates from Edinburgh, our chief guide Chris is also Scottish, the La Corsa Isle of Skye trip is a spectacular alternative to our Tuscany tours competing with them for both quality of riding and the views and now we can count a Scottish ex-pro cyclist as a fan of our tours.
David Millar has laid bare his cycling life in his startling honest and insightful best-selling autobiography, followed up with a second book, The Racer and proven that cycle clothing can be suave, stylish and practical with his Chapter3 range, developed alongside Castelli. He is still an active voice in both cycle racing and bike culture so we were delighted when he included La Corsa Tours in his top 10 greatest cycling holidays in The Telegraph Travel section.
David Millar’s Ideal Cycling Holiday
For him, cycling is most enjoyable when it is a shared experience and a guided bicycle tour is about bonding, the chance for a solo escape, or even a combination of the two. His list features a cyclist’s bucket list of destinations: Girona in Spain, Boulder, Aspen and Maui in the USA, Corsica and Majorca to name a few.
Italy features twice and along with Tuscany, The Dolomites in the north are a favourite pic; a simple Google image search will reveal why. Rides such as The Maratona delle Dolomiti and the more sedate Sellaronda draw in thousands of cyclists keen to try the mountain passes on closed roads.
But it was Tuscany that was a base for his training and just one ride here will demonstrate why. Miller feels that “the heartland of cycling” lives up to the hype and “really is just like in the pictures and films”. The hills, the cycling history and the enthusiastic locals that “look as fit as a professional racer, and probably with better bikes” all combine for a memorable riding experience that is unlike anywhere else. Put that together with a Tuscan Villa, a pool, a massage, regional fresh food, excellent local wine and a trip to a Renaissance city like Florence or Siena and you’ll soon understand why he thinks “if there was a spiritual home for cycling, Tuscany would be it”. We couldn’t agree more.
To find out more for yourself what makes Tuscany the spiritual home of cycling, take a look at our tours