You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy our tours. Each tour is carefully designed to recognize, welcome, and encourage the varying skills and interests of our riders. The tours are flexible and most include easy to moderate riding, plus optional routes for the more energetic cyclist. You set your own pace. You can ride with others from the group, pair off, or ride alone, enjoying the quiet countryside. You may choose to bike ahead, or stop along the way to sample local products, photograph a village, or just relax along a river. No awards are given for finishing first — our goal is to help you enjoy getting to know the area in your own personal, intimate way.
So while the cycling is certainly an important part of the adventure, it is also important to realize that it is really just one perfect part of the total experience. You are engaged in not just a bike tour, but a whole range of conscious (and not so conscious) interactions with a new environment, including new and different people, places, sounds, smells, and perceptions. And this realization comes not just from us, but rather is reflected in the many wonderful comments and letters we get every year from the people who have come on our tours.