FROM THE BLOG
Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving in America. For many, it’s a season filled with gratitude and love. We try to remember what and who we’re thankful for. Even though this is certainly something we should practice in our daily lives throughout the year, this season does seem to make us think a bit more. So. What are we thankful for? As usual our answers are the same: family, travel, and bikes.
We absolutely love gearing up in the mornings. Few things beat putting on our kit, checking our gear and finalizing our route plans. Equally as awesome? Finishing up a ride with your loved ones and buddies. Wherever we are when we finish a ride, we have some favorite traditions and we’d like to share them with you.
I was personally in attendance for this stage in 2004, on my first trip to Europe to ride my bike. It also happened to be one of OBT’s Tour de France tours! Fast forward 6 years, Joy and I took the reigns of OBT and now lead the TdF tours every year. This happens to […]
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