FROM THE BLOG
If you’re like us, one of the motivational factors to taking on a long ride is getting to eat guilt-free. After burning all those calories, eating a pizza in Siena while watching the horses race sounds not just delicious but utterly satisfying. Over the years, we’ve found a few gems from our favorite tour destinations and we want to share our favorite drool-worthy post-ride grub.
When most people think of romance, they think of flowers, chocolates and a corner table at a fancy restaurant. When we think of romance, we think of riding together through fields of flowers and relaxing in a thermal spa in the afternoon and ending the day with a mouth-watering meal and cool glass of wine on a patio.
Ah, Normandy. A breathtaking piece of the northern French coast. Home to stunning landscapes, world-changing history and pure luxury. We want to show it all to you by bike. Our 2019 Founders Tour will show you the best of Normandy with one of our favorite (and most knowledgeable) guides, Dick Powell. Come join us on our Normandy cycling vacation and change your life.
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