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Tight on time? Are you new to cycling and unsure you can handle a week-long trip?

Convinced your spouse to do a bike trip, but he’s wondering if he wants to spend his whole vacation pedaling? You can still have an incredible bike trip experience, and inGamba is now offering two-weekend trips in Italy’s Chianti region in April and August.

Why do a three-day bike tour?

Only the best

If you’re tight on time, you’re better off opting for a bike tour rather than renting and going alone. With only three days to ride, you’ll want to maximize your experience as much as possible, and the guides at inGamba will ensure that you’re only riding the best roads in the area (and drinking the best wines). 

Easy to plan around with family

The three-day bike tour option allows you to plan a vacation to Italy where the whole family (or just your significant other) is along for the trip. They can stay in Tuscany or meet you in Milan or Rome when you’re done riding, and you’ll have plenty of family time afterward. 

Perfect for busy executives

You’d love to do a bike trip but can’t escape your inbox. The Weekender trips allow you to experience the magic of a bike tour while leaving you with time to check your email after a day on the bike—it’s all about balance. You’ll finish Saturday’s ride feeling like you’d rather keep pedaling for a few days than get on that conference call on Monday, but we understand that in a hard season of work, it’s impossible to spend a whole week offline. 

Good for bringing a beginner

Similarly, if you’re getting a friend/spouse who rides less than you and is a bit nervous about a bike trip, this shorter trip is more approachable. 

E-bike options for new riders

Not only is the trip shorter and more accessible for a new rider, but it also is one of our trips where riders can elect to use one of our Pinarello Nytro e-bikes. So whether your spouse is a beginner, afraid they won’t be able to pedal for 50 miles, or you’re bringing your older father who still loves to get out and ride, an e-bike makes this tour even more approachable. 

Ideal for multi-sport athletes

If you’re a triathlete trying to train for a week in a fabulous destination, a three-day biking trip is the perfect start or finish to a week-long excursion in Italy. inGamba’s concierge service can even help you book a longer stay so you can swim and run for a few days before or after the bike trip. 

The three-day bike tours cover the best roads and wineries from our classic Chianti trips, but you’ll only be riding for three rather than spending six days in the saddle. A short opener ride on Thursday, followed by two longer days in the saddle. That gives you plenty of time to hit some of the classic climbs and the hidden gems in Tuscany, from the scenic Castello di Brolio to the climb into Lecchi, plus miles of views of vineyards and rolling hills as far as the eye can see.

inGamba also streamlines your experience so that you only need to fly in with your shoes and helmet. Your lodging, meals, and drinks are taken care of. You’ll be riding a Pinarello Dogma F Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS, wearing a custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit (that will be laundered after every ride). And to top it off, you’ll even get a daily post-ride massage from a professional soigneur. The only risk you run is that you won’t want to leave when Sunday rolls around.

The Chianti Classico Weekender trips begin April 24 and August 24, and spots are filling fast, so now is the time to get your spouse or riding buddy on board.

Molly Hurford

Molly is the author of Fuel Your Ride, and a Precision Nutrition-certified coach. Her writing has appeared in many leading publications, including Bicycling Magazine and Outside. When she's not writing or coaching, she loves ultra-running and racing on trails, riding bikes, or hiking with her mini-dachshund DW.