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OK Cycle and Adventure Tours – Fabulous Cycling Trips to Italy

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April 28, 2017 – Italy, the country known for food, art and culture.  For opera, architecture and… bicycle tours! From the picturesque mountain views from the Dolomites, to the rolling hills of the wine country, to the glorious beaches of the Mediterranean, Italy has something for everyone.  Be inspired by all of what Italy has to offer!  Gelato, anyone?

Gourmet Piedmont Bike Tour

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Pure indulgence lures all gourmets worldwide to the second largest region of Italy. In the Piedmont region many a ‘temptations’ of the highest quality are produced and enjoyed here at the same time. Who is not familiar with the fragrant white truffles from Alba, the sparkling Asti ‘spumante’ or the exquisite chocolate of Ferrero? You will experience all of these delicacies up close and personal during your cycling tour. Immerse yourself in busy historic towns but also sense the tranquility of the breathtaking vineyards. Even the accommodations are contrasting on this holiday. In the towns you stay overnight in modern 4**** hotels and in the villages you are accommodated in comfortable ‘agriturismi’, which are renowned for authentic cuisine. In the evenings you get to enjoy the local delicacies.  Pure bliss plain and simple! Read more here.

South Tuscany and Val D’Orcia Hiking Tour

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The famous ‘Crete Senesi’ and its Abbeys, castles and hills of vineyards are some of the appealing ingredients of this tour. We are in the south east of Tuscany where the panorama is often changing according to the season, from the green meadows in spring, to the yellow wheat in summer, and the red leaves in autumn. Every day you will reach places or villages of historical importance such as the abbey of Monte Oliveto, Montalcino where you can taste a glass of excellent wine, Sant’ Antimo, the most beautiful Benedictine Abbey of Tuscany; and again  Bagno Vignoni, thermal resort since Middle Age, San Quirico d’ Orcia and Pienza. In the second part of the tour you will reach Montepulciano, the most important village in Val di Chiana where you have the opportunity to taste its “noble wine”, famous all over the world, in the historical city center wine cellars of the 16th century. The city is an architectural jewel with its majestic palaces, alleys and colourful buildings…. Read more here.

Tuscany – Gran Tour from Florence to Siena to Pisa Road Bike Tour

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Here is the winning proposal to discover one of the most famous Italian regions, Tuscany. This area is famous for its wines, its cities rich in art and the warm welcome you get from its inhabitants: the best combination of emotions, scents and traditions perfectly combined and ready to be discovered by bike. From Piazza della Signoria to Piazza dei Miracoli passing Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra. After a short visit of Florence, the first part of the tour brings you in the heart of Tuscany, along the “road of wines”, production area of the famous Chianti, where you will be able to have a break during the stage and have a tasting in the numerous local wine cellars. After Siena the tour continues towards Colle Val d’ Elsa, the “Bohemia of Italy”, then San Gimignano, famous for its towers adorning it, and Volterra, the city of the alabaster. Finally you join Pisa, the city of the leaning Tower…. Read more here.

Lake Garda in One Hotel Bike Tour

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Culture, wine and lakes: a perfect mix! And you will experience the “dolce vita” without having to change your hotel. Welcome to a cycle tour which will stimulate both your soul and your senses: high art and culture in the cities of Trento, Verona, Brescia, and Mantua – not only the Renaissance palaces of the city of Romeo and Juliet invite you to stay. Also the cathedral square in Trento and the antique forum in Brescia will enchant you. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Piazza Sordello in Mantua. Lake Garda, a blue-green emerald, invites you to relax on its banks or to cool off in its refreshing waters. Or you relax while drinking a glass of wine, since in this region some of the most famous Italian wines are grown. Valpolicella, Lambrusco, Bardolino, Lugana…as we said… “dolce vita”…. Read more here.

Gulf of Naples and Amalfi Coast Bike and Boat Tour

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This is a journey that will take place both on land and on water, searching the natural treasures and cultural heritage spotted along the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples. A cruise on board a ship that has all the style of the ancient caique, a type of boat that is a legend itself, just as it is the sea under your feet. It is not just a matter of watching and observing, but a truly active journey intended to combine navigation and relaxing with cycling along the narrow streets of Capri, Pompeii, Procida, Ischia, and Sorrento…. Read more here.

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What’s Next….

April shower may bring May flowers, but they also bring our info night on Italy!  This night is being held in conjunction with the Italian Embassy on Tuesday, April 11 at the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch at 120 Metcalfe Street, in B125 lower level.  This one is an early start, presentation starts at 5 p.m.  Doors open at 4:30. Sessions are free but space is limited. Registration in advance is required. To reserve your spot, please email katherine@okcycletours.com.

Back by popular demand!  Boats and barges and bicycles, oh my! Join us for our Info Night on Boat/Barge tours, on May 16th at the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, at 120 Metcalfe Street, in B125 lower level. Presentation starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Sessions are free but space is limited. Registration in advance is required. To reserve your spot, please email katherine@okcycletours.com.

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Still a few spots left for our 9th Annual Picton Wine Country Tour!  Explore the famous wine country that so many Canadian wines are known for, and make some great new friends too!  This tour takes place on May 12-14 (Mother’s Day weekend) and includes two overnight stays at the Jackson’s Falls Schoolhouse, complete with two gourmet dinners and a fantastic guide.  Contact us now to sign up!

Looking for that perfect gift for your someone special?  Why not surprise them with a GIFT CERTIFICATE towards their next biking or hiking adventure? Email katherine@okcycletours.com today to purchase your OK Cycle and Adventure Tours Gift Certificate.





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