Bike Guiding in Tuscany
This past month I have been in Italy working as a guide in Tuscany for Butterfield & Robinson
To support myself as a cyclist during the rest of the year I spend September and October in Italy working as a tour guide. It is a wonderful company to work for and an experience where I am able to put forward my talent of cycling, knowledge of the Italian culture, and ability to work and organize as a guide. Like with every job there are moments of difficulty and stress, but also moments of incredible beauty and fun.
This year I have been guiding in Tuscany, where we spend 2 nights in Val di Chiana, 1 night in Siena, and 2 nights in Chianti. The riding is difficult but the travelers have been tough … and if the hills seemed too daunting then some opted for the ebike. The last trip with 13 ebikes was a bit tough for logistics, but everyone had fun. Next week I head back for one more tour, then to the US to prepare for the next season of racing.
Here are some pictures from the last few weeks of what I have been up to.