We have travel in our blood! It all began in 1972 with a young international couple: Rick Price (from Oregon USA) and Paola Malpezzi-Price (from Forlì Italy) who had met during Paola’s high school study abroad year. After their wedding three years prior, they returned to Italy in 1972 with the first commercial / bicycle tourists–4 groups of enthusiastic young Americans ready to pedal from Pisa to Forlì. Following further adventures in Europe, Rick and Paola opened a full company in 1985 and since then kept bringing Americans to Europe by bicycle and more. Today, their daughters Monica and Maria Elena run two active travel tour operators—one based in the US and one in Italy which acts as an incoming European tour operator—BikesPlus srl. We hope you enjoy the brands BikesPlus operates and please contact us for any active travel or custom request.
Premium bike rental services and tour operator support, in Italy and Europe.
If you are planning a bike tour for a group of cyclists, we offer superior group and tour operator support, high-quality bike and touring van rentals and guide services, as well as some of best bike tour itineraries in Italy and beyond on our guided and self-guided trips. We also specialize in creating custom-tailored active packages with our high-touch, personalized service. Cycle Europe has you covered throughout the continent, since 1972!
Pedaliamo in Italia
Are you ready to discover Italy?
From our headquarters in Emilia-Romagna, our Italian-language brand serves Italian bike and active travelers as well as tour operators and groups, from one-day escapes to complete cycling vacations; on our premium titanium bikes, top of the line e-bikes and even e-mountain bikes; or using our extensive bike and van infrastructure and active tour and event organization services.
DANTeBike is a cycle tour that traces the places linked with the life of Dante Alighieri, known also as Il Sommo Poeta, connecting the cities of Ravenna and Florence. The itineraries may vary depending on the amount of time, level of training and the bike chosen.
Thanks to a wide network of technical partners, Ravenna Incoming is able to provide the rental of different types of bicycles: standard, e-bikes, mountain bikes and electric mountain bikes, with any assistance along the way.
We take care of the hospitality in every stage of your trip and provide a useful luggage transfer service to travel safely and lightly, enjoying the beautiful Apennines landscapes that connect Florence, the city of birth and Ravenna, the city of the eternal rest of Dante Alighieri.
Romagna Toscana Turismo is the first inter-regional Italian tourism system between the two regions of Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Born between the ancient Roman road which flanks the Apennines, the “Via Emilia”, and the Apennine Mountains or the “spine of Italy”, our purpose is to promote the area and its unique straddling of two regions. The region is perfect for all types of experiences including wine and food, nature and sport, thermal spa towns and active travel.
Riolo Terme Cycling Hub
In the Faenza area we collaborate with Riolo Terme Cycling Hub, a network of bike friendly services and hospitality for all levels and all types of cyclists – 1700 km of diverse routes, offering an extraordinary cycling area full of charm and history.
In this partnership between service providers and local excellence, we offer an experience tailored to cyclists where we marry unique countryside (chalk cliffs and gullies), culture, wellness, and wonderful dining.
Il Treno di Dante
The historic “Il Treno di Dante” is an original train built in the 1920s which runs between Florence and Ravenna. On board, passengers are provided with audio guides and can listen to professional stewards who narrate the culture, landscape and the historical accounts of Dante during his exile. Along the journey the train will cross the heart of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennine and four medieval towns (Borgo San Lorenzo, Marradi, Brisighella and Faenza) as well as nature, art, history and food culture.