Cinghiale Tour "Chianti-Castagneto 2015", Toscana, Italia

Setting up a bike rental

To set up a rental bike for your trip please fill out the form provided below.
We will need a few simple measurements (listed above the form) from you along with a word about the kind of riding you do.

Fit

Our bike shop, Ciclosport, does an excellent job of accommodating riders and getting you as comfortable as possible on your bike. However, bike rentals are subject to availability based upon your measurements. Ciclosport does their best fitting your measurements to their rental fleet, it won’t be your custom set up back home but will keep you happy for the week in Italy.

Bikes

Their road bike brands change, but include Colnago, Viner, BMC, Bianchi and other top Italian models. All bikes are equipped with compact-geared cranks and water bottle cages. Rentals range from €250-300/tour and are limited in number. All rentals are subject to availability and size and are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. All rentals are in great, working shape and are plenty nice for your week of riding with us. A rental bike is not guaranteed, so ask early if you would like to rent.

On most of our tours rental bikes are available. Tours stretching to regions outside of Tuscany will have limited rentals; Check out your specific tour page for information regarding rental availability and pricing.

Time frame

Please note that our tours take place during the “busy season” for the bike shop, so it is best to request a rental at least two months prior to your tour. Requests after this time cannot be guaranteed, so make sure to get yours in early.

Cost

Rentals are 250-300 euros for the week depending on the tour (see your tour page for specifics). A hybrid-town bike is 120-180 euros for the week. Your payment is due by the third day of the trip. Please pay directly to Ciclosport in cash (euros).

You Will Need to Bring:
Helmet
Cycling shoes
Pedals
Saddle: Some folks like to bring their own saddle, if you feel you will be more comfortable on one that you are used to. Otherwise your rental will include one.

Bikes do not come with water bottles or cyclometers.

You are responsible for your bike.

When renting a bike you are assuming full responsibility for it. This means that you accept financial responsibility in the event of a crash or any damage pertaining to the rental, as well as stolen bikes resulting in neglecting to safely store it. If you’d like to be insured for your rental bike, please contact your insurance provider. A rental bike is your bike while on tour, so please treat it with care.

Please use the following measurements to fill out your form:

  1. The measurement from the center of your bottom bracket to the top of the saddle, along the axis of the seat tube.
  2. The measurement from the center of the saddle to the center top of your handlebars.
  3. The center front of your handlebars to the end of your drop out on the front fork.
  4. Your height.
  5. Your inseam, or Pubic Bone Height (PBH). To find your PBH, stand in bare feet and hold a ruler between your legs so that it is parallel with the ground. Have a friend measure the distance from the ground to the ruler. This is your PBH.
  6. Your experience i.e., tell us a bit about what kind of riding you do.

Bike Fit

The local bike shop, Ciclosport, supplies all of our rental bikes. They have a lovely fleet of mostly carbon bikes (BMC, Colnago, Scott) that are in great working order with compact gearing, and water bottle cages. Rentals do no include computers (of any sort), helmets, pedals, or water bottles. Water bottles can be purchased upon arrival.

Please submit the following form to reserve your bike rental. We will use the form to select a bike closest to your measurements. We will confirm that your form has been received and a rental is available for you.

  • The measurement from the center of your bottom bracket to the top of the saddle, along the axis of the seat tube.
  • The measurement from the center of your saddle, where the center of your seat tube would pass the seat, to the center top of your handlebars.
  • The measurement from the front center of your handlebars to the drop out on the front fork.
  • tell us a bit about the riding you currently do (required) Note to beginners: If you are unsure of the above bike measurements we are happy to set you up on a bike upon arrival—just give us your body measurements listed above.
  • Before the form is sent the following must be read and box checked:

    I understand that by renting a bike from Ciclosport I am completely responsible for the bike during my Cinghiale tour. I will be held financially responsible for any damage that occurs to the bike during the tour. I understand that by renting a bike I must bring my own helmet (required on all tours) and pedals.