Our Cycling Guides

Local color and lots of love await from these two experienced, professional cycling guides and wonderful friends. Giudi and Gianfranco have been guiding cycling tours all over Italy, for years. They live in the nearby village of San Quirico d'Orcia, and when they are not scouting fabulous routes to share with guests, they are working the land at Giudi's family's vineyard on the flanks of Montalcino.

 
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Giuditta Parisi

A native of Montalcino, Giudi loves cycling and has led trips for many years for several cycling tour companies. Her family owns a small Brunello winery, NostraVita, with a very special artistic flair. Giudi loves to share her passion for the magnificent Val d'Orcia, her terra, or “land”. 

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Gianfranco Sappa

Gianfranco divides his time between Tuscany (where he knows every special road and byway) and Courmayeur, in the Valle d’Aosta in northwestern Italy, surrounded by Europe’s highest mountains. Gianfranco is a certified alpine guide as well as a cyclist. He loves sharing his homeland with guests and hopes they will come away with an appreciation for the Italian lifestyle. He enjoys teaching guests to cycle more efficiently and safely.