FROM THE BLOG
Maybe you have a loved one who doesn’t looooove riding bikes as much as you do. Or maybe you want to ride really hard for three or four days and then relax really hard for one or two days. Or maybe your love of food rivals your love of bikes. Whatever it is, we have an amazing addition to your cycling vacation: cooking classes. Outfitter Bicycle Tours has a few trusted partners that allow us to share and learn in their local cuisine. Grab a snack (because if you aren’t already hungry, you will be) and follow along as we share our two favorite cooking classes on a bike tour.
Let’s be honest, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Of course there is also the sense of accomplishment, self-fulfillment, and wonder that you also experience from the saddle but when it comes down to it, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Most of our favorite tour locations, France, Italy and Western North Carolina don’t disappoint in that arena. We wanted to share our favorite food and drink on an Asheville bike tour with you so you can maybe be inspired to take an adventure in this backyard of ours that we love so much.
There are few things in life more relaxing and more breathtaking than a field of lavender in full bloom. Although we would argue that seeing lavender on a bike tour is one way to up the ante. Stopping for a breather alongside a field overflowing with the deep purple lavender is sure to make even the strongest of men swoon a little bit.
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