Glide by a Castle at 15 mph...
Every detail of your bicycle tour is planned to provide a stimulating hassle-free
vacation. Plan to leave all worries behind, just bring your sense of adventure.
The tours are designed to appeal to all levels of cycling experience. Standard
distances are moderate - typically biking 28 to 40 miles a day. Each
day we also offer two or three additional routes which are longer and more
With detailed route outlines and maps in hand you are always free to bike
at your own pace - either alone, or as part of a smaller group which
shares the same interest and cycling ability. An individual pace allows
you lots of time to enjoy the many unique sights - splendid castles, village
squares, bustling markets, and pastoral fields. There is never a rush!
Our routes are carefully selected to take you on lightly-traveled country
lanes which wind through villages and green valleys - far away from
the oft-trodden paths of normal tourist areas. This is where one can savor
the true flavor of Europe. You will be pleased to find that European drivers
are very courteous, because most are cyclists themselves.
TOUR LEADERS & SUPPORT VEHICLE
The tours are accompanied by Gerhard and one other bilingual leader.
One of the leaders rides at the rear of the group and assists with
any touring needs. The other drives the support vehicle which
carries your luggage and assists with mechanical problems. You are
always welcome to ride in the support vehicle if you need a break from
HOTELS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
We stay at first class hotels, country inns and castles. Accommodations
are selected for quality, service, location and choice of amenities.
They are clean, comfortable and rich in the style of the region.
Always an important part of the trip, meals are assured to be fresh
and savory. We recognize that culinary skills are as much a reflection
of a nation's culture as is art and history. Hearty dinners will be well
earned at the end of a biking day. Meals are served in a comfortable
setting that allows you to share the day's events with your fellow cyclists.
YOUR FELLOW CYCLISTS
Each group is limited to 20 adults maximum. The age of our riders
usually ranges from 25 to 65, with a few younger or older (our most senior
cyclist thus far was 80!). About half of those who join us are single
and there will always be some who have biked with us before. In past
years nearly eighty percent of our guests had traveled with us previously.
Our clients come from all over North America and a few from other countries
as well. You will be with people who are enjoyable companions and who
share common interests.
Upon receipt of your application, we'll send a packet of extensive information
on preparing for the trip. Included is a detailed list suggesting what to
take and how to pack.