Andrea – Bike Guide
Andrea was born in Siena and continues to live in Tuscany. After completing studies as a physical education teacher he moved on to open a B&B in his home. Thanks to his passion for cycling it has become a facility specialising in accommodating cycling tourists. Andrea went on to obtain a diploma as mountain bike and cycling tour guide with the Italian Mountain bike School (SIMB). He has now been a cycling guide for 10 years and in the last few years has worked together with Italian Immersion both in Tuscany and in the Dolomites, which he considers to be his second home due to his enormous passion for these magnificent, rocky mountains, the passes over the mountain tops and the culture, which is so different from other areas of Italy. A few years ago Andrea even wrote a book with various cycling tours in Tuscany, detailing the roads, the culture and various anecdotes.
Apart from showing touring cyclists the beauty of the area he organizes weekends away with his local cycling team to peddle the famous classics of northern Europe and the pavé races of the pros. He has completed the 270km of the Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race and the Liegi-Bastogne-Liegi.