We did the wine tour with Karina. Wow! What an experience. The cycle ride along the river and up the hill was lovely. The small family run winery was so charming. Bonus that we also got to see the aqueducts. Best of all though was Karina. Super fun and so nice. It was like riding a bike with a new good friend. We felt well looked after all the way, even those of us who thought it was a bit scary with all the traffic out of Lucca ;) We loved your concept, Karina, and will certainly recommend you to everyone we meet who is planning to go to beautiful Lucca. Now we can't wait to see the photos and videos you took along the way. Greetings from Monica and the girls :)
Jeff and Channa -Ormond Beach, FL: Magnifico!
We are experienced at Active Travel vacations and can easily say that Karina, in her small operation, can compete with the best from Backroads, B&R and A&K. Her day trips are wonderful. Coming off a 6 day Backroads hiking and culinary trip, we decided to spend 4 nights in the beautiful walled city of Lucca. We booked 2 of Karina's all-day tours - the Wine Tasting Tour and the Beaches Tour. The tours were as advertised including marvelous mid-September sunshine and low humidity (a welcome relief from Florida summer). Both tours took us through the Tuscany countryside on either bike paths or minimally travelled roads. The electric bikes were comfortable, in excellent condition and easy to use. The Wine trip lead us to a 5th generation farm/winery where we got a tour of the vineyard and the wine-making process as well as a wine tasting and traditional Tuscan lunch. That day we also made a quick stop to see one of the beautiful villas built in Napoleonic times. On the Beach day, we saw a Castle on the way to the beach that was used as a warning post during the times when Pisa and Lucca were warring republics. The Beach we went to was beautiful and not overrun with touristas. Don't forget to sample a shakerato (shaken iced coffee) if you take these tours. Upon our last return to Lucca, she even showed us the secret passageways under the Lucca walls. Within hours of completing the tours, we received personalized videos of each from the photos/videos that Karina took during the tour. What a nice bonus! We can, without any hesitation, recommend Karina's tours. In fact, we did not say goodbye but rather arrivederci and were discussing with her a multi-day tour to Siena, Livorno, Pisa and the mountains for our next visit! Karina, you are la gioia!
Idan , Liat and Family: Review
Thanks you Carina and Marco for an amazing experience
we are 2 families from Israel (toddlers and teenagers) and this was a tour we will all remember. Breath taking view, great atmosphere, excellent equipment and highly experienced tour guide Carina
This was the highlight of our Tuscany adventure
Geartsje: Karina roadtrip
On a whim, we decided to do some sightseeing in Lucca for our last hoursof our Italie trip. By chance we met Karina who enthusiastically told us about the possibilities of a bike tour. We decided to be surprised. This resulted in a beautiful trip through a beautiful landscape with a pleasant and very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed it a lot! It was maybe the most impressive few hour of our Italian stay.
Thank you Karina!
Nancy: Lake & Castle
Very professionally run. Much attention to safety and pur individual a ilities. Very knowledgeable staff. Thoroughly enjoyed this bike trip and a fun way to see Tuscany. Highly recommended!!!
Yvette: Great time in the hills of Lucca!
We had a lovely time riding the hills of Lucca with Karina! Even though it was July, it was not too hot as you are riding in many places with a breeze. Karina speaks excellent English if that is important for you. I am not a very good cyclist, and my husband is an excellent cyclist. However, we both enjoyed this easy e-bike tour with beautiful scenery. At the end, Karina creates a video of your ride which is so kind and wonderful! We highly recommend a tour with Karina. She has many to choose from, and all are completely private and reasonably priced. Talk to Karina if you have any doubts. She can meet any size and level of a group’s needs perfectly!
Jan and Nigel: wine tasting tour
Had an awesome day with Karina today on our Tuscany wine tour, Karina was extremely knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and is passionate about what she does. Communication prior to tour was an easy process. We stopped at a lovely family winery, had lunch and did some tasting. The ride took us through some beautiful country scenery. The bikes are super comfortable. We received a gorgeous video and photos via what’s app from Karina. Thank you so much for an enjoyable day!!!
Chrissie and Chris Dee: Highlight of our trip
Our cycling trip with Karina in the hills outside of Lucca was an absolute highlight of our entire holiday! It was like cycling with a long time friend through the Tuscan hillside and visiting a winery with the warmest welcome! We cannot recommend highly enough joining Karina on one of her bike tours! Her knowledge and passion for sharing her love of Lucca is so authentic and she truly made us fall even more in love with this gem of a town! Cannot wait to return and explore more of Lucca by bike with Karina!
Phyllis Allen: Lucca's Hills
Our family of four had a fantastic afternoon riding with Karina through the hills outside Lucca! It was incredibly beautiful! Karina was super responsive through all of our planning in advance, it was easy to find the meeting location the day of, and we had everything we needed during the ride. The roads we rode on were quiet, curving, and lovely, through small towns, farms, vineyards, and along rivers. Karina was great at sharing history, culture, and geography details at short stopping points along the way. The pacing was great and suited our crew. We stopped for the best gelato about three-quarters of the way through the ride -- delicious! And we were thrilled to have a video of our experience at the end! Karina was great company and we loved our afternoon with her. Next time in Lucca, we will absolutely join her again! I highly recommend!
Fabrizio : Tour dei castelli in Ebike
We organised the tour for a Corporate Event, everything went perfectly, from the organization to the day itself which was amazing.
Karina was kind and professional and not least bikes were super efficient and above all new. I suggest to everyone and I hope to do it again early.