Each tour starts and ends at specific, published locations. It is
your responsibility for travel to and from these locations, which
are typically hotels that have shuttle services to and from the
airports. We will provide you with the necessary information for
you to get to the hotels. The cost of hotels the night before a
tour start is usually included in the tour cost. Hotels on the
last night may not be included, based on the availability of
flights out of town.
Bike transport to the start
We will notify you of any special arrangements we have made for
your specific tour. There are several ways to get your bike to
the start of the tour.
- Using airline boxes and taking with you on your flight.
- Using specific bike travel boxes and taking on the
- Shipping directly to the hotel we start from.
- Shipping to local bike shops.
If you are unfamiliar with shipping your bike or have any
questions, call us. Various charges apply when taking your bike
on airlines and there are box size restrictions when using UPS or
FedEx. Bike shops will charge for receiving and assembling
Tours go on in spite of rain.
We expect all participants to be in suitable condition to
complete the trip. You should train appropriately for the tour
you sign up for, which typically means working yourself up to
being capable of riding at least three consecutive days of 50-60
Your bicycle should be in a good state of repair and adjustment.
If you are having any work done on your bike, make sure to do it
at least two weeks prior to the tour and ride at least 100 miles
after the work is performed. You will be expected to take care of
your own bike during the tour as there may or may not be bicycle
shops available where you need them. We will have a basic tool
kit in the sag, but you will need to be able to repair tires and
make on-road adjustments to keep you going. If you do have a
major breakdown, the sag will be able to pick you up, however you
may have to wait a while as the sag will not be sweeping the
route during the day. It will be equipped with a cell phone.
There will be two tour guides riding with you
and sharing the van driving with you.
Detailed maps and information about other points of interest will
be provided. Each day we will review the route and discuss the
day's events, lunch stops or points of interest.
vehicle will be provided to carry luggage between hotels. Driving will be
shared by all participants as equally as possible. The sag will not
necessarily be sweeping the course during the day as the driver(s) have the
option of driving to the hotel and riding back from there to meet the
group. It is each persons responsibility to load and unload their own
luggage, not the driver's.
What is included ?
- Sag vehicle for luggage transport
- Daily maps and itineraries
- Overnight accommodations as listed
- Costs for special activities listed
- Afternoon refreshments
What is not included ?
- Travel to and from the start and finish
- Meals (except as noted)
Our customers are generally experienced cyclists, meaning they
are comfortable riding in small groups in remote areas and
occasionally alone. Map reading skills are essential. They have
well-maintained bicycles and basic maintenance skills, so a flat
tire or small adjustment to their bicycle on the road will not
prevent them from arriving safely at the evening's destination.
You provide your own bicycles for the tours. Both singles and
tandems are welcome.
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