I had a memorable trip to the 100th Giro d’Italia with Tony in 2017. I travel extensively, but the trip with Tony and his professional mechanic, Paolo, is definitely one of the best trips I ever had. During the planning stage, Tony shared lots of his experience and in-depth knowledge of the destinations with us and helped us tailor made our trip! We were a small group of 7 from Taiwan, but Tony gave us very prompt and personalized service from our first contact with him to the end of our trip. Before we depart for the trip, he gave us a packing list, recommended bike gears, and detailed cycling routes and maps. He was able to earn our total trust quickly through his sincerity and attention to details. Tony heard our demands and needs, and kept these in his mind all the time (it was just amazing that he could remember so many details)! Due to abundant local knowledge and experience, Tony was able to make adjustments to the daily routes to accommodate different levels of physical strength of different riders in our group, and he and Paolo made everyone feel safe and supported all the time.
Apart from the great riding experience, we also enjoyed the good accommodation and food/wine we had. We became good friends, and enjoyed cycling, chatting, and dining together during our trip. In fact, we enjoyed our trip so much in Italy, we are joining another trip with Tony this year to La Vuelta 2018! Tony’s great itinerary makes us truly excited and look forward to having the trip with him and his supporting staff once again!
Irene Chen, Taiwan 100th Giro d'Italia 2017
The 2017 SFIDA Cycling trip was, as expected, fantastic. The weather was great, food great, company great, and fabulous accommodation. It was nice to be able to get in from a long days ride, with a sense of accomplishment. Being a heavy fellow and slightly slower than the pack uphills (definitely not downhills J), the SFIDA team always had someone beside me ensuring I was hydrated & fed as I was fighting the hill. Being one of the first tours of this new company, everything was nothing short of sensational. Very professional & highly recommended. So in closing, probably one of the best tours I’ve been on, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
Anthony Alafaci, Australia Dolomites + Stelvio 2017
Tony, I would like to thank you for organizing such a great trip in June through the Italian Dolomites and Alps. The trip exceeded all my expectations and the support and encouragement both yourself and your support crew gave myself and my friends made this trip so memorable. Can’t wait for the next trip.
David Bendell, Australia Dolomites + Stelvio 2017
I have attended many cycling camps and trips in the USA and Europe, but Tony and SFIDA Cycling provide an extraordinary experience! Tony and his leaders are amazing athletes who accommodate for every riders level and skill. They challenge those off the front and support those having a bad day.
Tony has a gift of finding the best routes, first class accommodation, food and drinks. Thank you for getting me safely through the Alps. You exceeded my high expectations with a fun, exciting, unforgettable cycling adventure. See you soon.
Susan Brown, USA Piemonte 2017
I undertook a cycling tour in the Dolomites with SFIDA in June 2017. Tony and the team were very accommodating with our group and very well organised. The support was excellent and tailored to suit the varying levels of fitness within the Group. The accommodation was excellent, the food was great and the itinerary that Tony had prepared was exactly what we had hoped for, enjoyable, but also challenging. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tony and his team for a cycling tour through Europe.
Marco Ficca, Australia Dolomites + Stelvio 2017
My trip with SFIDA was everything I hoped for in a cycling trip. Scenery, the climbs, the accommodation and support were fantastic.
Thanks Tony, Piedmont was a surprising delight.
Micky Taylor, Australia Piemonte 2017
Tony and his team offer a personalised, professional service tailored to your own ability that the larger cycling experience companies can’t offer. I have been on many cycling tours including the big names in the industry, SFIDA Cycling was clearly the best.
Ben Carter, Australia Dolomites + Stelvio 2017
Thank you, Tony and SFIDA Cycling for making our cycling holiday to Italy so enjoyable! The routes taken had it all, breathtaking scenery, challenging legendary climbs including the Gavia, Mortirolo and Stelvio, as well as your special back roads. This combined with your great organization and on-road support made this trip one to remember!
Martin Tanner, Australia Dolomites + Stelvio 2017