Originally the Red Bicycle was actually grey..
The original bicycle that I used to use to ride into the city everyday working as a tour guide around the Colosseum, was actually grey. It was on loan to me via a friend I had made when I m first moved here in 2007. Since it wasn’t in particularly good nick and needed a new lick of paint, I took it upon myself to do her up, hence The Red Bicycle was born!
It would be this very bicycle that led me to start up my bicycle touring company. It started with a handful of second hand bicycles which I kept hidden near to the colosseum metro from where I would meet clients and take them to the start point.
As time went on and I managed to make a name for myself, I was finally able to move into a proper shop and set upself with a work bench and tools to carry out repairs. This allowed me to continue to work as a bicycle repair shop as well as offer bicycle tours, which is something I enjoyed doing, considering how the companies origins.
After almost 12 years of living and working in Rome I have now decided to focus on leading tours and organising trips outside of Rome, to explore Italy and the countryside of Italian towns I have missed over the years.
Thanks to all who have made this dream a reality and continue to choose to cycle with The Red Bicycle when they come on holiday.
When joining a bike tour, especially when its going to take place in a location that maynot be easily reachable by public transport or is further away from main cities, we will provide a driver plus van to come pick you up.
Obviously there are certain conditions that apply but for the most part its just a matter of arranging a suitable pick up point.
For some of our bike tours this service is an optional extra, for example if you would like to be picked up from your hotel. Whilst for other bike tours its a necessity and hence included in the price.
Please contact us if you would like to know which tours include pick up, or if you like to include this service on your bike tour.
Included on our bike tours are a choice of bicycles.
We suggest a kind of bicycle which we consider is most suited and will be provided to you at the beginning of the tour. If you would prefer to change this bicycle for another kind, we will do so at no extra charge.
Please consult which kind of bicycle is suggested on the tour page and let us know via the comment section on the booking form when making your reservation if you would prefer to change it.
We are always looking to expand our network of affiliates and partners, especially those who have an established client base and would like to offer something new and exciting.
We offer travel agents, tour operators and holiday planners attractive commission based rates for their clients so that their clients never pay more than stated on our website whilst being assured of the best service.
The rates vary depending on the tour and also if its private or group price.
Please contact us for further details.