An indulgent dream

“We’re doing it.  We’re riding De Rosas in Italy.”  This was my gleeful exclamation to my friend Sue after we’d climbed our first hill in Chianti on La Corsa’s Giro tour in May.  It was late afternoon on our first day.

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Andy Mackie
Riding abetone - one day guided tour from florence

No matter what our personal situation is, we can get used to our surroundings. At La Corsa, we spend a lot of time in Tuscany (cycling and eating mainly!), Chris our chief guide lives here and so sometimes the hills, the spectacular views, the local wine and the outstanding food become normal, dare we say…everyday.

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Andy Mackie
Chianti week tour - 10 days and counting!

No matter what our personal situation is, we can get used to our surroundings. At La Corsa, we spend a lot of time in Tuscany (cycling and eating mainly!), Chris our chief guide lives here and so sometimes the hills, the spectacular views, the local wine and the outstanding food become normal, dare we say…everyday.

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Andy Mackie
Riding abeton - one day guided tour of florence

Many famous climbs of the Giro d’Italia like the Mortirollo or the Stelvio take place in the far north of the Italy. But within a day’s ride of Florence, there is an HC climb that, depending on where your support vehicle drops you off, can present a serious challenge or a monster ride.

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Andy Mackie