There are some things that only the most avid of cyclists will appreciate, under the tree or on a bucket list. These definitely qualify…
Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour
If one of your holiday rituals includes watching The Sound of Music one more time, get yourself to Salzburg. Dubbed a “singalong” tour, even Trip Advisor rates Fräulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour a 5 star must do between the months of April and October. For 3.5 hours, you ride a Cruiser (named Liesel, Gretl or Brigitta) through the city and countryside where the Von Trapps lived and the movie was shot. Sign me UP.
Le Flaneur d’Hermes
The ultimate “leisure” bicycle, constructed of carbon and smooth taurillon leather on contact points. Priced at $11,900 for bike and $4,275 for saddle bag/pump, available directly from Hermes. Or just pick them up in Paris.
The Milano Gruppo
A good motto for the office dress code: keep it classy, but keep it cycling. We found this beautiful ensemble in the Italian pavilion at the bicycle trade show. It spoke to us in a language we love. It took forever to get it, which made us want it more. And it pairs with a beautifully tailored stretch wool cap and classic leather cycling gloves. Just try and out-dress us now, Señor Cipollini.
Rebecca’s Private RIDE-aho
Reserve the Date: September 1-3, 2017, Ketchum Idaho. Ride 100 miles with MTB endurance champion, Rebecca Rusch and get a dose of western hospitality. It’s a fundraiser meets hell raiser kind of event in some of the most beautiful, most epic mountain bike country there is.
Ride by Day; Cruise by Night.
The cycling is better than France, Italy or the Pacific Coast. Your stuff stays in one room, yet you move about at night by private yacht so you explore an entirely new region the next day. The trip starts in Venice and ends in Dubrovnik, with all kinds of incredible terrain in between. Santanaadventures.com/terry-cruise/