FROM THE BLOG
Our fearless leaders, Joy and Jamie, spend much of their summers in Provence. They've spent their time riding the roads and getting to know each climb, each sweeping turn, and each winding descent. With varied terrain for any cyclist, there are options for everyone. From conquering Mt. Ventoux to the softer Gorges De La Nesque with stunning views. We hope you'll be inspired to visit this special region of Southern France with us and enjoy our favorite Provence rides!
It’s true that we offer life-changing cycling vacations in storied international destinations like France and Italy. But did you know we can also arrange your life-changing Asheville cycling vacation in Western North Carolina? Asheville and the surrounding area is quickly climbing up to join the ranks of Tuscany and Provence and we couldn’t be less surprised. This area offers some of the best riding routes (road, gravel and dirt), the best breweries, the best scenery, the best eats, and the best people you’ll ever experience. After this post, we hope you’ll be ready to pack your bags and schedule your pet sitter for a cycling vacation to Western North Carolina.
We know we aren’t alone in taking time to reflect on the past year. Sometimes we fly through the year too quickly to truly soak in all of the amazing tours, rockstar guests and remarkable moments. We’d like to take a few minutes to relive (ahem, share) some of our favorites from the past year!
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