Ilaria Pontonio

Ground Operations Manager and Tour Designer

About Me

I am Ilaria, and my life is as fast-paced as a train speeding down the tracks. Jump on, buckle up and hold on tight!

Life is to be discovered.

A bike tour is the perfect way to discover Italy – to go at your own pace, and truly become a part of it.

I began working as a tour leader in 2009 because I liked to bike, and could not imagine myself enclosed in an office all day. It was the beginning of a wonderful experience that opened my mind and heart. Now I have jumped on the Siciclando train, and I can’t wait to welcome you into the fold next.

I love this job, and I look forward to showing you my home country.

Return to Our Family


May 11

Favorite Gelato!

Stracciatella: Vanilla with bits and swirls of chocolate

Why is Siciclando the best way to discover Italy?

We give you something that other companies cannot: originality and authenticity! We live in the gorgeous country and we look forward to sharing it, every day.

What bike do you ride when not on tour?

My Ibis Mojo SL Mountainbike!

Guest Testimonials

We are over the top thrilled with Siciclando and our guides Dario, Ilaria, and Daniele. They are all angels from our perspective.

Gayle K - Custom Tuscany Bike Tour

We can't say enough wonderful things about our guides, Ilaria and Luca! They went over and above the call of duty in how they took care of us...always with a sunny disposition.

Louisa L. -- Sicily Baroque Bike Tour

Best part of our Siciclando trip was the guides -- Dario, Ilaria, and Luca. They went above and beyond the call of duty.

Mike R. - Royal Piedmont Bike Tour

We were impressed with Siciclando and all the people on the team: Ilaria, Dario, Gianna & Giorgio.

Margo and Glenn -- Apulia Bike Tour

Contact Ilaria

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