We are proud of our collaboration with master frame maker, Tiziano Zullo, a true bicycle artisan and one of the few producers that still offer a "made in Italy" bicycle frame.
Mr. Tiziano is a world famous Italian frame-maker, building race frames for the professional peloton, including Phil Anderson (Australian professional riders). His current focus is on custom made, modern geometry, steel frames for individual customers, whose signature is their colorful and artistic paint jobs.
Born in 1952 in Stallavena, a small village close to Verona, Tiziano Zullo’s family came from the small mountain village of Zulli. He started racing at the age of fourteen, for about ten years, in both regional and national races. In the early seventies, Tiziano was introduced to the world of Italian artisan frame building, and soon he too was building frames.
In 1985, he crossed paths with top Dutch professional team TVM, and became the frame supplier of the team from 1986 until 1992. The team was well known for such top professionals as Phil Anderson, Dimitri Konychev, Jesper Skibby and Scott Sunderland. The TVM team utilized the best frame technology available and Zullo frames would be ridden on the roads of Milan San Remo, the Northern Classics and in the Tour De France, Giro d’Italia, La Vuelta and World Championships.
In 1994, Zullo moved into the production of tig-welded aluminum frames, then combined aluminum/carbon frames, and then made-to-measure full carbon frames. Tiziano admits his first love is steel. Today, Tiziano Zullo produces steel frames, custom made for the individual. He is still responsible for all the frame graphics and some of the frame painting. You can be assured that if you purchase a bike from Zullo, you will be getting an artisan steel bike of the best quality, made just for you and to your liking.
In recent years, Tiziano has made steel frames for Rapha.
The Rapha "inqubo" is made of Dedacciai Eom 16.5 tubes that are manufactured to his specifications.
This Rapha frame was designed with his Japanese collaborator, Maso, - www.kinopio.com - and together, they worked out every detail. Realizing they could have a versatile group of customers, including, tall and heavier clients, they built a very strong and stiff frame that is also comfortable, and really beautiful.
The Bici Love package will provide you with accommodation, meals, daily guided bike tours, and all the services offered as part of this package. See below for details.
During your stay, we will take you to Tiziano Zullo’s workshop, just a few minutes from our hotel, where you will meet and work with Mr. Zullo to custom build a steel bike just for you. You’ll have your measurements taken, review frame options, choose frame only or a complete bike build, and choose your paint design and colors.
Mr. Zullo can work with your local bike shop for frame delivery, or can ship the completed bike to your home. For more information, go to www.zullo-bike.com
This offer is valid from 01.04 to 31.10.
The minimum stay for this special offer is 3 nights
• Accommodation in our hotel rooms or apartments
• our "Bici Love - ALL INCLUSIVE cycling package" including:
• Full board (breakfast, post ride buffet, dinner a la carte)
• Daily guided group rides (7 days per week), with van support on long rides
• Daily laundry service (bike clothing)
• Transfers from/to Verona with prior arrangement
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• Transfers from/to Zullo’s workshop
The total price for this special offer starts from € 159,00 per person, per night in double/twin room,
Contact Us for a custom offer, for individual cyclists as well as for teams and clubs.
The following services are available at an additional cost:
• Overnight in single room
• Your custom build steel bike
• Airport transfers to Garda Bike Hotel from most major northern Italian airports by prior arrangement. (the transfer from/to Verona airport is already included in the package)
• Personal expenses and purchases, such as alcoholic drinks, unless specifically mentioned in the program above.