FROM THE BLOG
It’s no secret that weather can make or break a ride. Brilliant sunshine and a light breeze are the makings of truly memorable ride. Especially when you’re riding from Florence to Panzano in Tuscany! However if you add in some rain, it can be a tough day in the saddle.
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” -Melody Beattie As the new year looms, we’ve been reflecting on what we’ll write in our next chapter. 2019 is sure to be an exciting year full of friends, family and bikes! This year, we’re committing to a few resolutions that may seem simple at first glance. Our resolutions are to live in the moment, find joy in the everyday and adventure more. We aim to live by these resolutions everyday but in 2019, we feel it’s time to refocus on these ideas.
Are we crazy? Likely. Are we passionate about bike tours. Definitely. We want to share that passion with you. Even if you think you hate to ride bikes. We think we can convince even the most anti-cycling person that a bike tour is a fun way to vacation! Read along with us and then share the post with your friends or the one person you can’t convince to join you for a cycling vacation. We’re going to prove that bike tours are for people who hate to ride as well as the avid cyclist.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this tour – well thought out bike routes, very good hotel accommodations (nice, clean rooms and substantial breakfasts), and excellent choice of breweries and brewery restaurants (including brewery tours when available). It was obvious that a great deal of attention to detail had been given to this tour and customer service and client satisfaction was of ut… Read more
“The team at the Outfitter Bicycle Tours put together an amazing holiday that I’ll never forget. We had great places to stay/eat and we were always in the thick of the action. The tour rides catered for riders of all levels and we somehow managed to visit my favourite team on a tour ride! I’ll be back to do it all again soon.”
“I was able to watch Tour de France action when I wanted and ride the beautiful roads and passes of France when I wanted, and the flexibility to do either was what I most appreciated. Conquering Mont Ventoux, Col d Galibier, Col d Semnoz, Col d Serene, Alpe de Huez, riding alongside Andy Schleck and Jens Voigt on their rest day, and 40+ mph descents that went on for miles are just some of the hi… Read more
“The support was incredible – so nice to have a car on the route for water, and so we did not have to lug gear for weather changes. With all the elevation, this was comforting. Exceptional mechanical support. We did not expect this kind of on-road support!”
I always had an idea that I wanted to go see the Tour de France once in my life. Well, I have now gone on three TdF trips with Outfitter Bicycle Tours as the experience was that good. Jamie and Joy’s low key, friendly and flexible approach made riding in the Alps an amazing experience. They did a great job of helping me determine what would maximize my experience. If I wanted an easier day, they h… Read more
“WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE!!! Jamie and Joy Gilpin – along with their staff members – created one of the most memorable bike adventures we’ve ever experienced. My husband and I have had the very good fortune of biking all over the world, which should underscore how well planned and organized Outfitter Bicycle Tours is! Every detail was considered, from the exceptional accommodations at eve… Read more