FROM THE BLOG
Shouldn’t vacation be relaxing? Like sipping cocktails by the pool and long walks on the beach? We admit that this kind of vacation has a time and a place but we often find ourselves to call something a little different. Choosing an aggressive bike tour that will force you to take residence in the pain cave for several hours at a time is crazy. It’s just down-right crazy. And we love it.
Sometimes it's hard to chose between road and dirt. We have an abundance of both in Western North Carolina. Whichever path we choose to take, we know it will be epic. Read on to learn a bit about our favorite road ride in Asheville and our favorite mountain bike ride in Pisgah National Forest. Both rides are full of variety and both are completely unforgettable.
What’s more exciting than a Top 5 list? Good question! We’ve read through most of our old posts and rounded up our favorite Top 5 posts. From posts about views, rides, experiences and food, we have a little bit of everything. This list is also a great source for inspiration! If you’re looking to go on a trip but not sure where to start, you should read through this list and then head to the website to find more Top 5 posts.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
“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
“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
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
“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!”
“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.”
“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