We recently spent a few days riding with Cosimo (Mark Collins) as our guide. Each morning he would pick us up at our residencia in Florence and lead us on another custom-made adventure. The rides were tailored to the skills and abilities of all the riders - we were a group of four, two couples who are old friends. Cosimo knew when to ride, knew when to rest and showed on-the-spot flexibility to alter the ride when required. He knows the backroads as intimately as possible and took us to amazing places we would never find on our own.
I admit to a certain anxiety about riding through Florence and the back Italian roads but it was for naught. There seems to be a multi-use sensibility to the roads (in town and out) shared by cyclists, cars, scooters, pedestrians and the odd livestock and even wild deer. One of the highlights of the riding was our last day's descent into Florence ending with a thrilling dash through the ancient city streets and ending back at the residencia with endorphin pumping, s$/t-eating grins.
If your looking for a Tuscan adventure this is the one.