Paolo Mattei

Tour Leader

About Me

I first discovered the adventure of biking many years ago when my girlfriend told me I was too lazy, and said that she would leave me if I didn’t bring more vivacity to our lives. Since then, my life has changed. It has become an adventure: biking, swimming, traveling, diving….

She left me anyways! But these passions are still in my life.

Then I was adopted by a special family: Siciclando! Members of this crazy but beautiful family all decided to reveal undiscovered Italy to those who were not fortunate enough to have grown up here. I love my country, and I love to introduce outsiders to the lands, the people, the food and the culture.

Biking through the country is the perfect pace to enjoy Italy: not too fast, not too slow, but in synchronicity with the rhythm and pulse of our lovely home.

It is the truest way to understand this wonderful place.

Return to Our Family


October 31

Favorite Gelato!

Cioccolato Fondente (dark chocolate)

Why is Siciclando the best way to discover Italy?

Because we put love in discovering Italy with our guests.

What bike do you ride when not on tour?

Vintage 1980 Bottecchia!

Guest Testimonials

“Our guide, Paolo, was just the best! I couldn’t have asked for more. He made the trip really memorable. He is completely accommodating and FUN!! This was the best bicycle trip that we’ve taken and we’ve taken one a year for a decade.”

-Lorraine P. – Apulia Easy Biking Tour

“Paolo was amazing! He was very accommodating. Incredible enthusiasm!”

-Ginger C. – Tuscany Easy Biking

“Paolo, well we can’t say enough about what a wonderful guide he is! He made the trip for us so enjoyable! He is the perfect choice for a guide!”

-Caroline P. – Custom Tuscany Tour

“Paolo and Dario, besides providing an on-going slapstick comedian routine, were fabulous hosts, leaders and, after hardly anytime, friends.”

-Dennis H. – Taste of Sicily

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