Guest Reviews for this trip
Thomson tours are the best in business. Giro trips offer nonparallel experience to ride remote but very beautiful cols you would never hear of otherwise. I highly recommend this trip to those who love Italy and its culture.
This was the most well organised and professional cycling trip I’ve done. The staff were incredibly supportive and attentive. The locations we rode and the things we saw made everyone back home very envious. The riding whet my appetite for more! I’ll definitely be back.
So much suffering made so much fun. Grazie mille Thomson!
Having never been on a bike tour before, wasn’t sure what to expect. Chose Thomson because a friend had a very good experience the year before. If you are in doubt, don’t be. Thomson excelled in every level of professionalism. From the choice of daily routes, to the terrific van support (those guys are the best!), to the quality of rental bike and mechanical support, I was overwhelmingly impressed. The nightly briefings by Peter (answering ALL the questions), the last minute planning because of weather mandates, the group leaders nurturing and making sure all their group was accounted for, it was outstanding from the first pedal stroke.Then you can compare the quality of hotels and the food with any other group, and I’m sure Thomson will be on top! I felt like every day was VIP treatment! I’ve been biking seriously for 15 years, am 64 years old, still race, and manage about 150 miles per week (despite word). I can honestly say this is the best two weeks of biking in my life and I am now already wondering when I’ll sign up for the next tour! Thank you Peter & your wonderful staff for making this first bike trip the best ever!
The trip was very enjoyable and gave me another entire understanding of the superiority of the professional tour riders. The almost unworldly beauty of the Dolomites was visually enhanced by all the snow. The Italian Alps and Dolomites need to be ridden to really understand the terrain of the Giro d’italia. Was an experience well surpassing what I thought I would encounter. The logistics and support of Peter and his staff gives everyone the opportunity for a lifetime experience that will be unforgettable!!!
A stellar riding experience with Thomson with great support staff, particularly John and Rob on food and transport, and Libert, our superstar ride leader, who enabled me to successfully tackle the biggest mountains in the Dolomites. Nothing was too much trouble and clients needs were catered for wherever possible. It was an experience I’ll cherish and I will ride with Thomson again.
There is a Thompson signature, you should try to have more guide like Toni Folque….
Outstanding trip with staff who truly care about the guests. It was awesome.
Awesome trip. Everything was super easy, except the riding!
Fabulous cycling experience, met my expectations. Thanks Thomson.
This particular trip represented many personal goals, all met in one trip. The Sella Ronda circuit was the single best day of my life on a bicycle. The others, particularly Passo dello Stelvio, were challenging and satisfying.
A very challenging, inspiring trip. Memorable. Well-organized. I want to find a way to improve my own performance, so that I could enjoy the trips even more.
The trip was well organised, as was the weather; wet weather gear not used at all! There were great options to suit all abilities and tiring legs as the week progressed, though I was glad I had done some training first.
I’ve had some memorable weeks cycling with Thomson and had such high expectations of the Giro trip. They were blown away. Quite simply the best week that I’ve had on a bike - many thanks.
Thomson is the best in the business of high-performance bicycle trips. I have traveled with many companies in the past, but for challenging trips where the emphasis is on bicycle riding, there are none better than Thomson. The van support is excellent. In a typical Thomson tour, the clients are divided into several small groups, according to ability, with around 10 people/group. Each group has a support van and 1-2 guides. Although I have been the “lanterne Rouge” on many occasions, I have never felt that I was poorly supported, or forgotten. Many times it seems as if one is training and supported as in a professional team ! The guides are all excellent cyclists, and there are several of them riding at a time. There are enough vans on the roads to carry every single rider in a tour, unlike many other companies. I hope to do many more trips with them.
Great trip! I really have to hand it to Peter to be able to change plans quickly to meet weather restraints, border guard problems, and time tables with the Giro to come up with excellent variations! Although, the Monte Padrio might not have been the best alternative to the Gavia!
This was my first bike tour and for a non hill climber, I had concerns that it may be a struggle. However, I found the KOM superb. The communication before and during the trip was excellent. I felt prepared. The support and organisation during the rides was brilliant. The rides were challenging, but with three different groups, all with their own guides and support vans, it meant that I could go at my own pace without pressure. The guides were friendly, knowledgable and encouraging. The scenery was breathtaking. I look forward to riding with Thomson again
Almost every ride was the best ride I’ve ever done, and the guides always make you feel good about your riding, even when you’re at the back of the bus.
An excellent combination of riding and tour (Giro) viewing. The rides were challenging and beautiful. Thomson did great job of route selection to have us experience some of the best climbs in the area. All the guides were excellent. They were knowledgeable, personable and a pleasure to ride and interact with.
The ride manager and ride leaders are the reason I keep coming back for more trips. Their professionalism, support and friendship makes these trips super fun.
This is the third trip we have done with Thomson. It will for sure not be our last. Every aspect of this trip was so well planned out and executed. The rides were challenging and enjoyable, the accommodation was top notch and the team was fantastic. I have yet to come back from a Thomson trip with any wishes unfulfilled. This was a different dynamic for us, getting to experience a grand tour, and it exceeded my expectations in every way. Kudos on another great trip - we’ll be back!
A superb trip.
Well organised & well executed. It was our first trip with a bike tour company, having organised things ourselves in the past. Thomson bike tours was worth every cent.
I am just an average rider so this was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life. It was also the best trip of my life and will do another when I can.
Amazing trip. Excellent climbing and descending. Some of the most memorable rides I have ever done. The support, food and accommodation were great.
I found the whole Thomson experience to be first class, from booking through to riding. The team were all first class and happy to help and accommodate anything required. I will be back!