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Dimitri Z. Piedmont Bike Tour
Guido and Edd make a fantastic guide team. Guido is the Piedmontese legend he is cracked up to be. With over ten years of guiding experience and a lifetime of riding the Piedmont hills, he is the man for the job. He is very kind and funny, but also his experience gives the guests a sense of comfort and safety. When he is riding in the van or leading on the bike you feel secure. His knowledge of wine is beyond extensive. In addition, his ability to modify routes to suit guests' desires is a testament to his experience. Edd is a great compliment to Guido. He provides tremendous character to the guide team. His humor and good nature help to relax guests and encourage laughter and conversation. All the while he maintains a great knack for hospitality. Next, the food and wine are delicious as advertised. Slow foods, natural and homegrown. Amazing cheeses and prosciutto made from local producers. Handmade pasta with rich sauce. Vegetables picked from the garden and right onto your plate. Focaccia with coarse salt. We rode on to Relais San Maurizio and the 4km climb to the top of the hill where this renovated monastery is perched was well worth it. This is a true 5-star property. This hotel has amazing views of green hills, vineyards, and valleys from every room and direction. The beds are big and fluffy white. Service is top tier. Lastly, Villa Beccaris is a nice property too. They have great service and are very hospitable. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Big white and fluffy beds once again! They have a glass terrace where it is nice to hang out apres velo. It is really nice staying in Monforte d'Alba. This ancient town is filled with modern art installations throughout the streets. It feels like Italy with its cobbled roads and tractors full of grapes passing by. One paragraph must be saved for the excellent cycling. The roads are in pretty good condition and the cars are mindful of cyclists. Earn your pasta by biking up hills and gradients you won't find in Boston. Savor the views as you meander down roads with gorgeous valleys and hilltop villages on either side. I loved coasting through tiny little towns. You won't stay for long, but you might breeze past a side street with kids passing a soccer ball, before dropping gears and heading back to the quiet country roads. Covering this amount of ground, while being exposed to the sights and smells of the environment are something that you would not experience any other way. You can reach the top of a vineyard and the smell of burning wood will warm the air. Guido will say, "It smells like winter." Or going downhill you can have the wind blowing cold against your cheeks with the crunch of the occasional loose gravel beneath your tires. Sometimes all the elements of life come together and you really feel alive.

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We had such a fabulous trip to Croatia. Everything Andy said was true - best guides ever, great riding, wonderful scenery, terrific people, fascinating history. We are so glad we chose to travel with DuVine to this special part of the world. I cannot commend Silvija and Andro highly enough. This was our 7th organized bike trip and it was the best one yet - because of our guides. Their intelligence, great dispositions, attention to detail and strong work ethic all contributed to our carefree enjoyment of the trip. Nothing was overlooked and, in fact, their ability to anticipate our needs was remarkable. We have taken our bikes along with us on previous trips and will never do THAT again! Our equipment was excellent and in perfect shape. We appreciated the gentle test drive of the first day to acclimate everyone and tease out any equipment issues. Great idea. All issues were dealt with quickly and thoroughly and with that smile that never seemed to leave the faces of the guides! We were glad to have time to wander the towns, take a swim, visit the special shops Silvija recommended and absorb the feeling of Croatia. The rhythm of each day was really perfect - enough riding but not a frenetic pace! The highlights for me personally were the sailboat ride to Zori restaurant, the dinner (in the rain!) at Lesic Dimitri (the high standard and the proprietor), the lunch at Konobe Mate (again, the proprietor made this quite special) and the biking on Korcula and Hvar. We so appreciated all the small touches - the daypacks, the water bottles with our names on them, the ice (!), the snacks at the ready along the routes, etc. Now, the tough part! Where to we go next?!! Wherever it is, I know we are going with Duvine!

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Denis and Daryn-Lee C. TUSCANY BIKE TOUR
[Our guides] and your team on the ground in Tuscany were spectacular and made this a most memorable [travel] experience...Every aspect of the logistics from the selection of accommodation and restaurants to the cycling routes, children’s activities, and regional insights...was planned meticulously with the individual needs of each person taken care of.

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We just completed the Tuscany trip-- fantastic tour. The small group size, dedication of the guides, personal attention, and casual atmosphere were awesome. We will definitely be back on another DuVine trip.

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Our guide Lindsey is 'duvine'. She hosted us on a fabulous week in Tuscany. We would definitely find time to ride with her again!

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