We regularly receive praise from our guests. Sometimes we ask for feedback while sometimes feedback comes unsolicited. Some are brief while others are very detailed. We love hearing from our guests, especially when it is out of the blue. Feedback is encouraging and makes our tours better.
With our recent website enhancements we decided to add a page of Testimonials. Some of the ones we included were complete, as sent by the guest while others were snippets. One that we were especially proud to receive was from Andrew Murray, a guest on our 2013 Tour de France Tour. You will see the reason we offer TdF tour every year – They are so fun and exciting! Our 2014 Tour de France Tour will be no different. See his complete letter below, and join us on one of our tours!
“A Testimonial from a happy cyclist:
It was already June and while I had fully decided I was going to travel to France for the first time in my life in July to cycle and watch “The Tour”. I had not made any plans other than the purchase of a pocket French/English dictionary. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to sign up for an organized tour or “wing it” and rent a car and look for available lodging once I was there.
Well, the decision to sign up with Outfitter Bike Tours, goes down as one of the best decisions I’ve made in my cycling life. Jamie Gilpin was extremely helpful in explaining the options and helping me with my decision. From the time I was picked up at the Train Station in Avignon by Jamie himself, until my last night in Paris, the trip was nothing short of outstanding.
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 highlights made possible by Gilpin’s careful planning.
But I also found great companionship in the group and a range of riders that were fun to spend time on and off the bike with. The international make up of the group made for even more fun and variety of the trip. The outstanding service, food, accommodations and travel, from Jamie, Joy, Roger and the various service providers they are contracted with was great.
I highly recommend Outfitter Bike Tours to any individual, group of friends, couples or family members that are considering a cycling vacation in the regions served by their company. Look me up on Strava if you want to see what some of the rides were like.
Thank you Andrew! We look forward to seeing you on future tours! As for the rest of you, come on our 2014 Tour de France Tour!