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Top Getaways of 2018

December 14, 2018

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2018 reviews in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…La Vimea, a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location and the first vegan hotel in Italy. Rounding […]

La Vimea

July 18, 2018

Alpine glaciers, green valleys, pristine lakes, medieval castles, steepled churches, vineyards, and more await in the South Tyrol region of Italy. And a unique hotel as well… La Vimea is the first vegan hotel in Italy. Complete with gabled roof and balconies, this adults only hotel offers guests a sustainable and responsible lifestyle. Not only does the […]

Tuscan Hilltowns REI Women’s Adventure

July 10, 2018

Coming September 9, 2018. Andiamo! Join REI Women’s Adventure for their Tuscan Hilltowns trip, a seven-day jaunt through the Italian countryside. A small group size with a maximum of 14 ladies ensures a cozy group to explore quaint villages, ancient cities, and medieval hill towns. Journey highlights include hiking in Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti, an […]

Tourissimo Emilia Romagna Chef Bike Tour

March 1, 2018

Coming June 4, 2018. Cycle and eat your way through Italy! The Tourissimo Emilia Romagna Chef Bike Tour sounds like a delicious escapade through the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. On this weeklong journey, cohosted by two talented chefs, get ready to cycle to castles, quaint villages, picturesque vistas, and food, food, food! Visit the dairy farm […]

Granfondo Campagnolo Roma

September 22, 2017

Coming October 6, 2017. The grandest of the Granfondos! Held in the Eternal City of Rome, the Granfondo Campagnolo Roma is a challenging ride of 122 km with 2,025 m of climbing and 4 timed hills. Amazing scenery awaits as you take in such sites as the Colosseum, the Appian Way, Fori Imperiali, Castelli Romani and Lake Albano. And, […]

L’Eroica Cycling Race

July 10, 2017

Coming October 1, 2017. Cycling nostalgia at its best with L’Eroica Cycling Race. L’Eroica, meaning ‘The Heroic’ and is a race through Chianti, Italy using vintage bikes (i.e., bikes made in 1987 or earlier), wearing vintage gear. Through Tuscan villages and vineyards, this very scenic ride covers distances of 46, 75, 115, 135, or 209 km […]

Ride & Seek Julius Caesar Cycling Expedition: London-to-Rome Bike Tour

November 15, 2016

Coming June 3, 2017. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…it’s the Julius Caesar Cycling Expedition with Ride & Seek! Next year’s ride has expanded slightly with an amazing 33-days and 2,025 miles cycling from London to Rome. It’s divided into 2 stages: London to Como (17 Days and 1,095 miles) and Como to Rome (17 days and 930 […]

Il San Pietro di Positano

July 22, 2016

Five star luxury on the Amalfi Coast. The Il San Pietro di Positano is a family run hotel that is tucked into the cliffside overlooking the beautiful Italian coastline. The rooms take advantage of this unique location offering views of the tranquil turquoise waters and the picturesque town of Positano that is only a quick […]

Caesar Bike Tour with Ride & Seek

June 15, 2015

Coming May 21, 2016. Veni, vidi, vici! Cycle in Caesar’s footsteps with Ride & Seek. The Caesar Bike Tour is an epic 29 day/28 night journey starting in London and finishing in Rome covering a distance of 1,831 miles. Expect up to 8 hours of riding per day as you travel through 4 countries, across […]

Women-Only Tuscany Bike Tour by DuVine

May 22, 2015

Coming September 27, 2015. Buon Viaggio! The ladies at DuVine are offering a Women-only Bike Tour through the picturesque Italian region of Tuscany. The 6-day itinerary reads like a dream Italian holiday with medieval towns and fortresses, local wine tasting, a private cooking class, ancient villages, and of course, plenty of delicious delicacies like fresh […]

Giro Della Costa Centrale FemmeFondo – 50 miles

October 14, 2014

Coming November 9, 2014. La Dolce Vita! TrailblazerGirl cyclists should check out the inaugural FemmeFondo, one of the four rides of the Giro Della Costa Centrale. This 50 mile, women-only ride is an intermediate to advanced level timed cycling event. Ride through the rolling hills of California’s Central Coast area with views of the Pacific […]

Puglia Bike Tour by Backroads

September 15, 2014

Coming May 12, 2015. It’s not too early to start planning a special Mother’s Day trip with Backroads. Their Puglia Bike Tour has a Mother-Daughter departure to the unspoiled beauty of the southeastern tip of Italy. This 6 day tour includes pedaling through countrysides and past forests of hundred-year-old olive trees, visits to 2 World Heritage […]

Venice Free Walking Tour

August 1, 2014

Discover “hidden” Venice with a local. Venice Free Walking Tour is organized by a nonprofit group that wants to share the history, culture, and special stories of Venice. In about 2 hours, you’ll cover roughly 2 miles at a leisurely pace and learn stories about Venice that you won’t find in your typical guidebook. With […]

The “Other” Museums of St Mark’s Square

August 1, 2014

Did you know there are mummies in St Mark’s Square? We all recognize St Mark’s Basilica and the famous Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace), but the other main buildings that surround St Mark’s Square house the more secretive Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archeological Museum) and Biblioteca Marciana (National Library of St Mark’s), and they […]

Granfondo Campagnolo Roma

June 23, 2014

Coming October 12, 2014. Ciao! Head to the Eternal City for the third annual Granfondo Campagnolo Roma. This 3 day event includes a 130K competitive, invitational cycling race, a 50K noncompetitive ride, an expo village, entertainment, and delicious Italian food. The route travels through the heart of ancient Rome – starting at the Forum, passing […]

S-cape Travel’s Piedmont – Barolo Wine Walking Group Trip

May 5, 2014

Coming September 10, 2014. Andiamo! Join S-cape Travel’s Piedmont – Barolo Wine Walking Group Trip. This 7-day journey through the Piedmont area of northern Italy is filled with delicious local discoveries, regional wine, and 3-6 hours of walking the glorious countryside of the Langhe region between the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. This women’s only […]

Tour du Mont Blanc

March 6, 2014

Start training now for one of the most popular long distance walks in Europe. The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is usually traveled during the summer season from July through September. This beautiful 103-mile (170km) trail circles Mont Blanc Massif, Europe’s highest mountain, and passes through 3 countries (France, Switzerland, and Italy) with 6.2 miles […]

The Amalfi Coast of Italy by WomanTours

July 20, 2012

Coming September 19-27, 2012. For you active girls, WomanTours is offering a cycling trip along the Amalfi Coast. This 9-day getaway, requiring only a moderate cycling level, will take you through Naples, Pompeii, and Positano with excursions along the way to see the medieval towns, olive vineyards, picturesque beaches and amazing vistas that all make […]