What is Scatto? Bike tours in Italy with style....
Surge, sprint, attack, this is what Scatto means in Italian. Will you be able to make that final “scatto” up to your luxurious hotel after a tough/exhausting day cycling along our secluded yet challenging roads across historic Italy? We offer physically challenging bike tours for small groups of guests. Break away from mass tours, opt out of well known bike routes. Place yourself in the hands of expats who have committed their lives to bikes and Italy.
Our tours are not for the fainthearted. Be prepared to put in the effort, but we will be there to make it a pleasurable experience…every pedal of the way.
We take the back roads and will show you the real Italy...off the beaten track.
With us you will receive the best possible assistance. We have an experienced mechanic and our specialist masseur, who has worked for professional cyclists.
Food and accommodation is unique. This is not about mass comfort or chains. This is about finding a unique experience, a villa hidden in a hillside, a restaurant where mamma still cooks. Scatto is run by expats who have lived in Italy most of their lives… they know their way around Italy.
Take on a CHALLENGE
Challenge yourself and visit Italy at the same time
Stunning meticulously studied routes with little traffic
We do things in style
Amazing hotels and exquisite restaurants
Explore Italy in a unique way
The best way to see this wonderful country
"Even though I am Canadian, British and Austrian, I have lived in Italy nearly all my life and feel more Italian than anything else. Cycling has been always been part of my life and I have worked in the industry for more than 25 yrs.
I created Scatto because Italy has some of the most beautiful cycling the world has to offer, not to mention the food and wine, and I wanted to bring some of my friends over to visit.
A Scatto tour will challenge you but at the same time you will enjoy a luxury trip and visit some of the most beautiful places on earth."
Charlie Hancock - founder of Scatto Bike Tours
Our trips always include some very special guests. They range from bike gurus like Lennard Zinn to current pro-cyclists, ex pros and also professional team managers. This last summer we had the pleasure of having Alessandro Ballan join us at the start of our Venice to Rome trip. We also had other pros and ex-pros join us - Mirko Selvaggi, Angelo Furlan and Marco Benfatto. They all have many cycling anecdotes and stories to tell...
Lennard has lived in Italy for a couple of years and speaks Italian very well. He will be able to entertain us with his stories and vast experience in the bike world.
Lennard is the world’s leading expert on bike maintenance and repair. He is a world-renowned bicycle technician, frame builder, and tech writer for VeloNews Magazine and VeloNews.com. Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years. A professional frame builder for his business Zinn Cycles, Lennard hosts the popular bike tech Q&A column on VeloNews.com. His best-selling bike maintenance and repair books include Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, Zinn & the Art of Triathlon Bikes, Zinn’s Cycling Primer, The Mountain Bike Performance Handbook, and The Mountain Bike Owner’s Manual. He lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
Tours Lennard will be attending in 2018: To be confirmed
Our friend Alessandro Ballan will join us for the first stage of our Veneto / Dolomites Tour in July. It will be great to have such a champion ride with us and share all his racing stories and experiences.
Alessandro has participated in 5 Tours, won the Tour of Flanders in 2007, placed third at the Paris-Roubaix three times and, last but not least, he won the World Championship in 2008!! Ale has recently retired from racing but he is very active in the cycling world. Currently he is working for Bike Channel. Tours Alessandro will be attending in 2018: To be confirmed