Veloce | Cycling and Bike Rentals in Europe : April 2020

Montalcino, an exclusive land of Tuscany where to enjoy cycling, wine and food tasting activities.

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our customers enjoy cycling in Montalcino


Since 2009 our company provides high quality rental services delivered at accommodations in Montalcino region of Tuscany - central Italy - where from the first day we perceived that is something magical in this area, all year round. 

The scenery is immense and is characterized by beautiful colors that change from season to season.

The town is located to the west of Pienza, close to the Crete Senesi in Val d'Orcia. It is 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Siena, 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Florence and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Pisa. Monte Amiata is located nearby.

No busy roads are perfect to ride a bicycle on hills and the charming village with local taverns where to enjoy the exclusive taste of local food & wine are one of most stunning places of Tuscany.

If you are looking for an exclusive accommodation to stay in Tuscany with your family we suggest the Villa Palazzetta managed by Lisa Jane, where in a week you can:

  • Explore Montalcino village
  • Spend a day trip to Siena
  • Enjoy a tour of Brunello vineyards
  • Explore the Val d'Orcia by bike
  • Walk to the nearest Seventh Century Abbey and, of course, 
  • Take a private cooking class.

Can say to Lisa you read about all this from our website, we are friends since long time ago.

On demand Veloce creates customized cycling routes for your daily training activities (in case you are using our full carbon road bike rentals) or some good solutions in case you desire to take a cycling tour for a leisure experience using our hybrid or ebikes rentals.


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villa palazzetta exclusive luxury villa for rent in tuscany montalcino chianti wine region italy

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some photos of the Villa Pallazzetta, exclusive accommodation in Montalcino


Montalcino is known for its Brunello di Montalcino wine. 
During your stay in Montalcino we suggest a wine tasting at L'Aietta, this is one of exclusive things to do in this region you can't miss.


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L'Aietta Brunello di Montalcino prestigious Italian red wine


L'Aietta by Mulinari family is one of smaller and exclusive wine producers of this region, this Brunello wine label is very prestigious and periodically is available for a deal at the squisitoshop.com an Italian strartup company who support small sustainable producers selling finest selection of Italian food & wine with worldwide affordable shipping rates. 
Can read more about their services on our site at this page.

If you need more information send us an email to booking@velocerental.com we will be happy  to share with you our own experience and knowledge of this territory. 


Things to do in Italy when everything will returns to be fine: enjoy a relaxing cycling tour in Salento, Apulia with a break at the Museo del Mare Antico in Nardò.

Salento region of Italy must be the place to enjoy when everything will returns to be fine. 

What's about a coffee break in Nardò village to visit the Museo del Mare Antico

Into the Museum del Mare Antico (museum of the sea) can watch Roman finds from the archeological excavations done under the sea on Nardó's coast. This museum is managed by local association in Lecce with which you can plan during your cycling holidays customized cultural experiences, all around Puglia region. 

We promote cycling on this flat region to discover landscapes, enjoy local food and learn the history using our high quality bicycle rental services delivered at your accommodations. 


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Flat routes in Apulia region in Italy

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the old square in Nardò village, Apulia.

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Il museo del mare antico in Nardò - sea museum

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Il museo del mare antico in Nardò - sea museum

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cycling in Salento, Apulia region of Italy


The Stelvio pass, where the heart (and legs) are the only passport you carry

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The Stelvio pass road, usual landscape in May

The Stelvio pass, where the heart (and legs) are the only passport you carry, a place where to enjoy cycling experience with our full carbon road bike rentals delivered in Bormio when everything will returns to be fine. 

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 

Self cycling holiday in Italy, cycling magnificent Amalfi coast.

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In this era of social distances comes to mind this photo shot by a Finnish customer who is contemplating the magnificent Amalfi coast during the self cycling holiday enjoyed in Italy with our company using our high quality bike rental service delivered and collected at their accommodations. 

Information and rental quote requests to plan your next holiday to booking@velocerental.com 
Advanced booking benefits: up to 25% off on rental rates. 

Full carbon road bike rental in Milan, Italy. Ready for the Milano Sanremo self cycling holiday.

Our customers in occasion of the bicycle guided tour enjoyed in Milan with our full carbon road bike provided for rent with delivery at their accommodations. After the tour our customers leaved to Sanremo for a self cycling holidays along the route of the famous Milano - Sanremo Italian challenge. 

Information and quote requests to booking@velocerental.com


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cycling milan full carbon road bike rental in milano sanremo italy giro




Cycling Maratona dies Dolomites and Giro Italia, carbon road bike rental in Canazei Italy by Veloce

Few photos shot during last season in occasion of the delivery at El Cianton Hotel in Canazei where we provided for rent the Focus Dura Ace full carbon road bikes with which our customers enjoyed the Maratona dles Dolomites.

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 

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Landscape from the ski station in Canazei, Dolomites

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Delivery of Focus Dura Ace bikes provided for rent in Canazei

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Giro Italia monument in Canazei



Buy Italian Food & Wine with Squisito! Receive your order at your accommodation, delivered together with your bike rental.


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The Italian Taste in Your Home!


Introducing Squisito! 🇮🇹 

From the experience and knowledge of the Italian territory, Squisito is a new startup Company, a new e-commerce platform to buy the finest selections of local Italian food & wine for less than traditional retailers. 

From small Italian producers, the high quality products delivered worldwide to your home for affordable shipping rates. 

Every week on Squisito you can find new deals from the high quality Italian food & wine. 

A good opportunity to buy high quality Italian food & wine delivered to your home saving money. 
The service is available with worldwide delivery service for affordable rates. 

If you rent a bike from Veloce and want to receive your Squisito order at your accommodation, the Squisito order will be delivered together with your bikes without any additional surcharge, i.e. the Squisito delivery cost is included in you bike delivery fee.

To place a Squisito order to be delivered with your bikes please email to ciao@squisitoshop.com

Can't travel to Italy? 
Squisito delivers the Italian taste to your home! 

Discover more about on squisitoshop.com

The list of best climbs and cycling routes on Lake Maggiore between Italy and Switzerland.

Lake Maggiore is a large lake located on the south side of the AlpsIt is the second largest lake in Italy and the largest in southern Switzerland.

The lake and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy and the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Located halfway between Lake Orta and Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore extends for about 65 kilometres (40 miles) between Locarno and Arona.

The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with many gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Borromean and Brissago Islands, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia Botanical Garden above Stresa.

This lake is one of most stunning places preferred by our customers to enjoy cycling in Milan area, North Italy using our customized bike rental service delivered at accommodations, all around the lake, all year round. 

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Veloce customers ready to enjoy cycling on Lake Maggiore

Around the lake Maggiore (on Switzerland and Italian sides) and Lake Lugano you can find several epic climbs you can enjoy by our bicycle rentals: 

  • PASSO FORCORA CLIMB from Maccagno village via Lake Delio: 13,5 km – 8.4 mi, avg. 7.4%, max. 12%
  • MONTE SETTE TERMINI CLIMB from Grantola: 10.5 km – 6.5 mi, avg. 6%, max. 10%
  • LAKE NARET CLIMB from Bignasco village : 31.2 km – 19.3 mi, avg. 6%, max. 14%
  • ALPE NEGGIA CLIMB from Maccagno or from Vira Gambarogno villages on Lake Maggiore. Alpe Neggia climb from Maccagno: 21.8 km – 13.5 mi, avg. 6.4%, max. 11%. Alpe Neggia climb from Vira Gambarogno: 12.6 km – 7.8 mi, avg. 9.5%, max. 12%
  • PASSO SAN MICHELE CLIMB from Grantola or from Casalzuigno villages : Passo San Michele from Grantola via Mesenzana: 8.5 km – 5.3 mi, avg. 8%, max. 13% or from Casalzuigno: 8.9 km – 5.5 mi, avg. 7%, max. 10%
  • MONTE SIGHIGNOLA CLIMB from Maroggia village on Lake Lugano: 16 km – 9.9 mi, avg. 6.5, max. 14%
  • MONTE CAMPO DEI FIORI CLIMB from Sant'Ambrogio di Varese village: 8.6 km – 5.3 mi, avg. 8%, max. 13%
  • PASSO CUVIGNONE CLIMB from Cittiglio 9.5 km – 7.2 mi, avg. 8.5%, max. 12%
  • MONTE OLOGNO CLIMB from Cannero village on Lake Maggiore: 10.4 km – 6.5 mi, avg. 9, max. 13% 
  • MONTE SAN MARTINO IN CULMINE CLIMB from Cuveglio village : 10.2 km – 6.3 mi, avg. 8%, max. 11%

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Veloce customers enjoy cycling on Lake Maggiore, Italy


Cycling Costa del Sol. Discover El Chorro and El Caminito del Rey, full carbon road bike rental in Malaga, Andalusia Spain.


Cycling Costa del Sol, Spain. Discover El Chorro and El Caminito del rey, full carbon road bike rental in Malaga, Spain.
Our customers enjoy guided tours in El Chorro and El Caminito del Rey routes.


El Chorro ("The Cascade") is a small village located in Málaga (Andalusia) in southern Spain, near the town of Álora. It is one of the most popular rock climbing attractions in Spain as it is located next to Desfiladero de los Gaitanes ("Gorge of the Gaitanes").

This village is frequented by cyclists, hikers, and campers.

Gorge of the Gaitanes is famous for a scary walkway called Caminito del Rey (King's Pathway) which hangs 100m above the base of the gorge. The path provided access to a hydro-electric system and took its name from an official visit by Alfonso XIII of Spain in 1921. 

The gorge runs from the outlet of the "Embalse del Gaitanejo" to "El Chorro". There are two extremely narrow sections at each end of the gorge with a wider bowl in between. In addition to the re-furbished walkway, the old Málaga-Cordoba railway line runs through the gorge in a set of tunnels and bridges.

The gorge features prominently as a place of escape and refuge for the main characters played by Stephen Boydand Brigitte Bardot in the 1958 movie The Night Heaven Fell.
The railway and sections of the Caminito were used in the final location shots of the 1965 adventure film Von Ryan's Express.

They are funny places where to enjoy exclusive cycling experience with our local guides and our high end full carbon road bike rental services provided by our company with delivery at your accommodation in Malaga, Andalusia region of Spain. 

Information and quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 

Cycling Peloponnese, the authentic Greece, full carbon road bike rental in Kalamata, Messinia.

Cycling Peloponnese, the authentic Greece, full carbon road bike rental in Kalamata, Messinia.
Local fishermen in Messinia, Greece.

Do you desire to enjoy the authentic Greece? 

It's time to discover Kalamata, a jewel of mainland Greece that can boast beautiful beaches worthy of the most famous tourist resorts.
This town in the shadow of the great Taygetos Oros mountain range overlooks a large gulf along which large sandy shores and tiny rocky coves alternate.

Here you come in search of an authentic Greece, with deserted beaches, villages where you can find taverns and high quality souvenir shops a typical product that has brought Greece to the tables all over the world, the "Kalamata olives".

Inserted in a scenic natural context between a large gulf and the mountains behind it, Kalamata is a pretty town with a characteristic historic center, a castle in the middle of the sea, a pleasant promenade and a city park, a friendly region of Peloponnese where to enjoy cycling excursions and training activities on non-busy roads using our full carbon, MTB and ebike rental services provided with deliver at accommodations, all around Greece. 


Cycling Peloponnese, the authentic Greece, full carbon road bike rental in Kalamata, Messinia.
Our customers enjoy cycling in Greece with Veloce full carbon road bike rentals
Cycling Peloponnese, the authentic Greece, full carbon road bike rental in Kalamata, Messinia.
Voikokilia gold sandy beach in Grece

Three most beautiful beaches in Messinia:
  • Kolopanas, near Petrochori
  • Glossa, frequented by naturists
  • Voikokilia: the most beautiful beach in Messinia, about 40 km from Kalamata, between the sea and the Gialova lagoon.

Voidokilia is the most popular beach in Messinia: it overlooks the Ionian Sea in the historical region of Peloponnese, in Greece. Its fine sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes, similar to the omega letter. It is part of Natura 2000, a protected area and bird habitat.
Above the beach of Voidokilia is the Nestor's Cave, and above still there are the ruins of the thirteenth century which once made up the magnificence of the castle of old Pylos or Palaiokastro.
Today, despite its historical relevance, Voidokilia is trampled on by tourists: all eager to enjoy its beauty from the fine sand and emerald sea that enters the curious omega-shaped basin.

Information and bike rental quote requests to booking@velocerental.com 

Cycling Apuan Alps in Tuscany, full carbon road bike rental in Camaiore.

Few photos received by our customers from British Quadrathlon Team who enjoyed cycling on Apuan Alps in Tuscany using our full carbon road bike rentals provided with delivery and collection at their accommodations. 

The Apuan Alps are a mountain range in northern Tuscany, Italy. They are included between the valleys of the Serchio and Magra rivers, and, to the northwest, the Garfagnana and Lunigiana, with a total length of approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi).

The chain formed out of sea sediments in the middle Triassic period, somewhat earlier than the rest of the Apennines, and on a rather different geological structure. Over time, these sediments hardened into limestone, dolomite, sandstone, and shale. Harsh pressure approximately 25 million years ago transformed the limestone in many places into the Carrara marble (named for the nearby city of Carrara) for which the range is renowned. Erosion carved much of the remaining sedimentary rocks into a jagged karst topography.

The highest peak of the Apuan Alps is the Monte Pisanino, at 1,946 metres (6,385 ft).

All this beauty in North Tuscany!
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cycling apuan alps tuscany full carbon road bike rental in Camaiore Versilia Lunigiana Garfagnana Carrara marble caves route




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