The Secret Handshake ride

August 9th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

It began with 102 kilometres from Cluses to Areches, to shake out the legs. The arduous Col de la Colombière – so often the scene of drama in the Tour de France – was one of just four mountains that combined for 3,236m of climbing, all under a baking sun. And this was supposed to be the easy day. The warm up. Read More

Le Panzanelle: a tuscan treat

July 28th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

Stuffed tomatoes or seasoned pork to start? Or how about a fresh goats cheese salad or some bruschette? Life is full of difficult choices. By the time you reach the pasta course it’s a real dilemma. The rabbit and vegetable sauce seems an obvious choice, but the wild boar doesn’t look bad either. There’s also that seafood lasagna that isn’t on the menu to consider. Read More

inGamba in numbers: A marathon stretch in northern italy

July 13th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

The summer is officially in full swing at inGamba. We’ve been enjoying the incredible weather at our new permanent base in the Dolomites at Corvara’s Hotel La Perla, and we’ve been very busy racing and having fun at two of our favourite events: the Maratona dles Dolomites and the Pinarello Granfondo. Read More

Guest opinion: the perfect cycling vacation in Portugal

July 6th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

We’re all about the love at inGamba. We think of our technical partners as friends rather than just sponsors, and we think of our guests as part of the family. Every trip we do, people hit it off and form lasting bonds but even for us, this April was a particularly amorous month because we had not one, but two successful wedding proposals. Read More

The Maratona dles Dolomites: a ride like no other

June 29th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

It’s hard to fathom what lays ahead, in the pure darkness preceding dawn. The mountains are pitch black, their jagged outline just decipherable against the slowly brightening sky. Later in the day the landscape will be awash with colour, verdant strokes of green draping the valley below and swathes of endless blue stretched out above, but for now it’s only shadows. The hulking mass of the mountains loom large and the atmosphere is a mixture  of giddy eagerness and trepidation. Helicopters hover above, silhouetted against a not-yet-bright, early morning sky and more than 9,000 riders busy themselves with last-minute checks, coffee and enthusiastic chatter. The announcers heap more excitement on an already keen crowd, and nestled in the expectant throng it doesn’t seem so cold. Read More

Win An 8-Day Tour of Portugal with inGamba!

June 16th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

We like to think that inGamba has some of the best partners in the business, but there’s always room for more and we never stop looking for new, like-minded people to collaborate with and build even better cycling experiences for our guests. Which is why we’re excited to working with our new friends at The Feed. Read More

Davide Cassani: Ride the Dolomites with an Italian legend

June 11th, 2015 - Colin O'Brien

Davide Cassani might be the most famous Italian cyclist you’ve never heard of. In his homeland, he was well-loved as a gregario to some of the best riders of the 1980s and 90s, and as a stalwart of Alfredo Martini’s great Italian national teams at the Worlds. A native of Faenza in the province of Ravenna, in his pomp he could be seen alongside the likes of Claudio Chiappucci, Roberto Visentini and Stephen Roche at Carrera Jeans and Moreno Argentin at Ariostea. Read More