Posts by Jamie Gilpin

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Safe Lodging During the Coronavirus As our tours get going again we are receiving many questions about safe lodging. One of the most common questions we’ve seen and we expect to hear more is the safety of our accommodations? Are they safe? Are they even open? The first thing to know is that we are

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Let’s be honest, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Of course there is also the sense of accomplishment, self-fulfillment, and wonder that you also experience from the saddle but when it comes down to it, we ride bikes to eat and drink. Most of our favorite tour locations, France, Italy and Western North Carolina

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It’s no secret that Asheville is a top travel destination for 2018. At least, Forbes, TravelZoo, and Travel+Leisure certainly think so. It is a regular on “must-visit” lists around the world. Our fearless leaders, Jamie and Joy even relocated here with their family. If that alone doesn’t tempt you to plan a trip to Asheville,

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Asheville is our backyard so you’ll have to forgive us if we talk about it a lot. Besides the bike riding (which is nothing short of amazing), Asheville and the surrounding areas play host to some incredible eats, drinks and history! We know that not everyone likes to sit on their bike for every minute of

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It’s true that we offer life-changing cycling vacations in storied international destinations like France and Italy. But did you know we can also arrange your life-changing Asheville cycling vacation in Western North Carolina? Asheville and the surrounding area is quickly climbing up to join the ranks of Tuscany and Provence and we couldn’t be less

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Stressed about preparing for a bike tour? We’re here to help! You’ve booked your tour. You’re bursting with excitement. Now the questions start. What should I pack? Should I take a map? Will I stand out like a sore thumb? These are all natural questions that most travelers ask at some point. Once you book

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It’s no secret that weather can make or break a ride. Brilliant sunshine and a light breeze are the makings of truly memorable ride. Especially when you’re riding from Florence to Panzano in Tuscany! However if you add in some rain, it can be a tough day in the saddle. It can be a tough

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Is it best to ship or rent your bike for a bike tour? It depends. Just the answer you were looking for, right? Are you on a bike tour to conquer some of the big mountains? Or are you on a family tour ready to see some of the most gorgeous sights in southern France?

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One of the most common questions we get from upcoming tour guests is how do we stay in touch with our loved ones while we’re traveling? Should we buy a phone card? Well, you certainly can but to many international travelers, phone cards have gone the the way of the traveller check. They’re rarely used

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You’ve been looking forward to your bike tour to Europe all year, you’ve put in all the training miles, and are starting to get your packing list together. The one area of bike tours that can give people the most anxiety is getting your bike safely to your overseas destination in one piece. Here we

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