Bikes


We are very pleased to announce a new partnership with exclusive Italian bike builder Cipollini.  Few names in the cycling world are more synonymous with style, flamboyance, class and race pedigree!  And the 100% Italian made BOND bikes in the PuntoTours stable are all of the above.   Here's what Road Cycling UK had to say about the Bond.

“When you turn the power on, absolutely nothing is wasted before it reaches the pedals, drivetrain and, in turn, the wheels.  The Bond stands out, and it has the performance to back up the flamoyancy. It's fast - possibly one of the quickest road bikes we've tested.  The Bond is absolutely rock-solid.”  Road Cycling UK

All our Cipollini hire bikes are fitted with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting and come with compact gearing ideally suited for the European terrain.  Gearing is 34/50 and 11/32.  Tyres are 25mm for extra comfort.  We have no doubt you will love the Ferrari of bicycles!

BIKE HIRE

If you wish to hire a bike, simply indicate this when booking.  In due course we will ask you to complete our detailed BikeFit Form, which can be downloaded from your Member Account.  That way we'll ensure that the bike is set up correctly before you come on tour.  PuntoTours will service the bike and ensure that it is in optimum riding condition.  

Please remember to bring your own pedals and shoes, and your saddle if you can only get comfortable on yours!

IMPORTANT  Note that you will be used to the brake lever operating the front brake on either the left or right hand side of the handle bars. Make sure you indicate your preference on the BikeFit Form.

Your responsibility:  The bike is loaned to you in good faith that you will look after it as if it were your own.  We ask that you always store the bike sensibly and lock it when unattended (a lock will be supplied).  When riding your bike we ask that you don't take any unnecessary risks.  We understand that accidents can happen and do not hold you responsible for any loss or damage to the bike, unless we deem that the damage or loss to your hire bike is due to your reckless behaviour.

BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE

For some, there's nothing better than doing a tour with an 'old' friend. Please make sure your bike has been recently professionally serviced and has the appropriate gearing for the tour. More details will be provided in your Pre-Tour Information upon booking.

Things to check with your travel insurance for your bike - will it cover your bike to market value; will it cover any sort of loss, theft or damage both in transit and whilst on tour; will it cover you if participating in a race event such as a Granfondo?

For those bringing their bike in a hard-shell case, there will be a courier charge to transport them from the start to finish hotels. Transport of soft bike cases may be free of charge, but ultimately depends on there being sufficient space in the van.  Transport of bike cases for guests who wish to leave mid-tour, will be at an additional fee.

Our guides will have the necessary tools for you to reassemble your bike and will be happy to assist if needed. While on tour, our mechanically trained tour guides carry basic spares and will be able to fix punctures and minor repairs free of charge.  However, any parts and repairs by bicycle shops along the way will be at your expense.

 

 

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