Why Adventure Travel Group?
With so many bicycle tour companies to choose from, deciding which one is best for you can be a difficult choice. We design our bike tours for cyclists who want varying and challenging routes, comfortable accommodations and the ability to experience the area’s best cycling. When you choose Adventure Travel Group for your next cycling vacation, here’s what you can expect:
Guided bicycle tours and vacations designed for avid cyclists
We offer guided, fully supported bicycle tours in France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Chile, Argentina, Colorado and Canada. We thoroughly research each of our destinations to find varying and challenging routes and the best cycling roads each area has to offer. Because we’re avid cyclists ourselves, we personally scout each destination so we can provide our guests with the best riding options. Average daily mileage of 50-70 miles with options for more or less.
Professional coaching and cycling tips
Gary is a Level II USA Cycling coach, so if you need tips for getting ready for a trip or some coaching on the tour, just ask! Want to get your climbing position down or improve your pedal stroke? With thousands of miles behind him on several continents, Gary is happy to share his knowledge and experience with you.
Delicious, satisfying meals
Tours include hearty, cyclist-friendly buffet breakfasts and most dinners (multi-course) with your choice of beverage. We select quaint restaurants that feature authentic regional cuisine, wines and friendly service. We’ve found that most people enjoy having a few nights on their own to eat a little lighter or explore the area’s restaurants, so each tour offers a few free nights (we’re happy to provide recommendations). Lunches are on your own each day, giving you the flexibility to eat what and when you want, but we provide a variety of snacks and drinks in the van for each day’s ride.
Excellent value and guest satisfaction
More than 90% of our Riders are return customers or have been referred by previous customers, and we’re proud of that. You may find tours that cost less — and plenty that cost a lot more — but we doubt that you’ll find better value for your money! We have no outside staff, no sales team or fancy brochures, so our low overhead allows us to focus more on your tour dollar back into your trip.
Experienced guides who are invested in your satisfaction
All of our bike tours are designed and guided (except S. America trips) by Lise Fleury and Gary Bezer, owners/operators of Adventure Travel Group. Gary and Lise are the single point on contact from start to finish, so there’s no chance of disconnect between the “front office” and what happens on your tour. We’re passionate about bicycling, the places we tour and the people we meet along the way and are committed to making your vacation an unforgettable one.
Great itineraries with detailed route sheets & garmin gpx ride files provided
Our itineraries are thoroughly researched, scouted and updated to include the best riding that each region has to offer. We provide you with detailed route notes with elevation profiles and maps so you’re well prepared and oriented. We design each tour around magnificent scenery, traffic-free routes and welcoming accommodations. Rather than selecting the more popular tourist areas, we explore the lightly traveled back roads of each area, discovering quaint towns and enjoying local cuisine. Our routes often include optional stops along the way so you can explore castles, churches and other points of interest, as well as sample the local cheeses, olives and wine.
Quaint, welcoming accommodations
We carefully select smaller inns and hotels that reflect the charm and uniqueness of each region. We ensure that each inn meets our standards: comfortable rooms, secure overnight bike storage and hearty breakfasts. Accommodations are primarily 3-4 star hotels, with rooms with private bath/shower.
Small group size
We limit our tours to 16 guests so we’re able to select small, family-run inns and restaurants that aren’t possible for larger tours. We believe that a smaller group offers a more relaxed traveling and dining experience and gives our guests a better opportunity to get to know each other.
Travel at your own pace
You choose whether you want to ride with the group or on your own. We provide you with a variety of daily ride options. The support van is usually available if you decide you want to get relief from a long climb. Our flexible tours allow two travel companions of different cycling abilities to share the same trip, while riding the pace and routes that satisfy both of you.