About us

Michela Odoardi

Owner - Guide

The soul of the company. A wilderness guide by profession and a passionate walker and leisure cyclist. She often works behind the scenes and takes care of the accommodations, and she occasionally guides too.
ufficio@thecircle.it
+393396638667
Michela Odoardi
Giovanni Ramaccioni

Giovanni Ramaccioni

Tour manager - Guide

Founder and director of Circolo degli Esploratori – Hike and Bike Italy.

“ I am  45, a native of Umbria now living in Tuscany. As a bon-vivant and Italian I love good food and wine. I am a wilderness guide with a special interest in the anthropological aspects of flora and fauna. I speak five languages and I love to see the world through a set of handlebars or in my hiking boots. In the past 25 years I have guided adventurers on biking, hiking, expeditions around Europe and North Africa. I am a passionate (slow) swimmer, walker and a (slow) cyclist. I take care of the itineraries and sometimes help our master mechanic Gianni on bike maintenance - I will never be able to stay behind a computer. I love guiding, cooking... and eating”
info@hikeandbikeitaly.com
+393389398939

Norbert Marsch

Guide - Tour Leader

Native of Austria, citizen of Vienna. Started out as an interior designer with interest in languages, who subsequently converted into an outdoor guide as a consequence of jobbing for a bike company in Tuscany. Since then has helped designing trips in Central Europe and Italy. A man of many interests, with a Mexican connection in his family, he is always on the lookout for new horizons. Here portrayed with his morning habit of warming yogurth.
 
Norbert Marsch
Giacomo Benedetti

Giacomo Benedetti

Guide - Tour Leader

I have a master degree in History of Art and I am a licensed guide since 2010. I have decided to take up this career because I am in love with the country I live in and I really would like the people to perceive the beauty that lies beyond many postcard view. A beauty that is like a kaleidoscope and creates different colorful shades: history, nature, culture, food, people, all mixed up to create a tale that  I would like to tell you and that everybody should enjoy. I am pretty confident that you can enjoy this tale at its best while hike and bike, because when you slow down you can feel much more, relax and help your family and friends to feel the greatness and the beauty of the postcards you will write them. And when you are finished writing your postcard you can enjoy a glass of wine, of course.