Owned by Paladino Meschi, a native of Lucca and a life-long cyclist who has the ‘local road sans racing lore’ running through his veins, Chrono Bikes offers top end Pinarello bikes for hire, all of which are maintained to Paladino’s own very high professional standards.
Through a partnership with ‘Angolo Giro’ travel agency and tour operator based in Lucca since 2007, Chrono Cycling Experience has been created. It is a business enterprise specializing in tours which combine the passion for cycling with an unforgettable Tuscan experience.
Whether your require an adrenaline rush, a week-long training camp, the leisurely taste of the local vineyards or just the chance to enjoy the fantastic views from this enchanting walled Renaissance city, you will be sure to experience the very best of the local roads and culture.
A friendly cyclist welcome, is waiting for you from the staff and the regular customers, be they one of the club-level riders from around the globe or one of the various UCI World Tour pro-riders who make Lucca their home due to the breathtaking riding available in the area.
Chrono Cycling Experience offers tours suited for those who aren’t just looking for a sightseeing tour on bicycles. It is a custom made service for those who are seeking a tour led by professionals, on quality bikes, with support from qualified staff. It offers a unique and memorable sporting experience, without overlooking the comfort and enjoyment of their clients vacation.
Those who rely on the competence and professionalism of ‘Chrono Cycling Experience’, will be able to experience the authentic lifestyle of Lucca. Our clients will stay in carefully selected facilities and be able to learn about the traditions, culture and gastronomy of our historically rich region all of which will be brought to life through the tales and anecdotes of our employees.
Wine tasting, cooking classes, therapeutic massage, guided tours and participation in events, complete the ‘Chrono Cycling Experience,’ a full immersion then, in our charming, beloved Tuscany.
Chrono Cycling Experience offers tours on fixed dates, with a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 18 participants, to ensure the success of the tour and the comfort of all participants.
We offer 3 types of accommodation.
Villas / cottages, situated exclusively on the rolling hills of Lucca, our staff will be available to provide on the spot assistance and a chef will provide breakfasts and other meals.
Apartments in the city center, again these apartments are carefully selected to offer maximum comfort and are furnished with taste.
Hotels are offered both within the city centre and in the hills surrounding Lucca
During the tour you will have the opportunity to experience the unique cuisine of Lucca ranging from farro soup to “tordelli”, from steak to “torte cooi becchi”
Our specially selected restaurants will guide you in your choice of dishes, informing you of the history and tradition of each special dish.
Thematic cooking classes, ranging from making pizza dough to creating ‘dolce italiano’ will make you proud of your achievements and allow you to take a little piece of Tuscany home.
Through tastings with professional sommeliers, visits to vineyards and wineries, you will discover the secrets of good wine and of its complimentary dishes.
There are many events that take place in Lucca: depending on the season, here are some of the events in which you may partake in:
The concerts of the “Lucca Summer Festival”
Opera Season of Maestro Puccini,
Olive harvest and a visit to oil mill
The Monte Carlo Wine Festival
The Camellia Festival
Murabilia, an exhibition dedicated to plants and horticulture rendered extra special by its unique location on the walls of Lucca.
For each season, there is an event designed to embrace and charm, without a doubt you will find yourself seduced by the sights, sounds and tastes of the Tuscan lifestyle.