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DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.: DuVine.com

Duvine is my new favorite Bike Tour. We came to Duvine out of default. We needed a bike/walking trip for my wife who suffered a serious ski injury and was still unable to bike. Having used Butterfield and Robinson and Backroads at least a dozen times, I approached them first. Backroads said “fit our cookie cutter approach” and join the tour, or do Bespoke but we have no availability for a bespoke trip. Butterfield would only do a Bespoke with a very large deposit. We had 5 couples with probably >10 B + R trips and still they required a deposit. Who will commit to a deposit before they see the trip? In short, neither were accommodating. Duvine was more than happy to build us a trip to show to the other couples. Megan Robinson was great and accommodating and what a trip. Hotels were truly 5 star and identical to Butterfields’. Meals excellent. Extra activities/tours/local guides good and the biking really special. - Mitch D., Fairfield, CT

These guys are awesome, they left no stone unturned! The guides David & Kristen were great, the scenery through the Loire Valley was amazing and the food and the wine ... what can you say about French food and wine ... nothing but excellent!! - Maurina Duncan & Brian Hole , Port Moody, BC

A week in Sonoma & Napa was just outstanding! Each hotel was handpicked and unique as were the individual wineries we visited.  Maps/directions were very accurate, lunches were great, and each dinner excellent. Our group bonded and I'm quite sure we will meet again on another trip with DuVine. Steve, Chicago, IL

My wife and I have been on 4 DuVine trips, and have always asked our friends to come along! The accommodations are always exceptional, the food is exquisite, the guides are fabulous and take customer service to a new level, and the biking through the countryside with such extraordinary landscapes and sceneries are sensational and breathtaking. - Kandestin, Gerry Montreal, QC

I can't compare DuVine to other companies because I haven't used any others but my cycling tour in the Alps for the 100th Tour de France was simply amazing. I chose the 'pro' tour and it was tough (in a good way). The main guide, Justin, was fantastic. Every day was dynamic with activities of the day depending on weather.Best experience of my life and I would take another trip with DuVine or Justin if he went elsewhere.- Glen Montgomery, Prince George, BC

I took a trip with DuVine in Spain. The food and accommodations were excellent overall (there was one dull meal), and the scenery was great. Unfortunately there were also a number of serious problems with both safety and enjoyment. No provision was made for different experience levels (the guide happily went ahead with the experienced cyclists leaving inexperienced cyclists with no support). The maps were not detailed enough and written directions were wrong in some places so several people got lost (at one point the entire group since there was no guide or support van that day). The description of the effort was wildly off (there was roughly five times as much climbing as DuVine claimed). When the hills were too much for the inexperienced cyclists they got put in a van and not let out for the rest of day (even when they could cycle down a hill, or walk a short distance, to the destination, they were told to say in the van). The bicycles were comfortable, but in
quite poor repair.
Runcible L., Toronto, Ontario

DuVine Adventures offers a bicycle vacation through unspoiled villages in France, while staying in charming inns and chateaux, eating gourmet cuisine and tasting world-class wines. A perfect balance between group and independent travel while providing first class service and great value.www.DuVine.com - S. Siderow, New York, NY

The 3 trips that I have been on have greatly exceeded our expectations! Absolutely wonderful cycling trip with DuVine Adventures, everything about each trip has been top-notch.  Our guides were wonderful ­ knowledgeable, friendly and fun.  The cycling was fantastic, ­ we took advantage of the optional rides, and they were wonderful!  - Howard W., Hollywood , FL

Just got back from a great cycling tour in Provence .  This was my second trip with DuVine, and they always seem to make life so easy.  The service is outstanding which is very important, and I love the bikes and hotels they use - over the top vacation! - Susan L, Boston , MA

DuVine Adventures delivered more than we expected in terms of service, equipment, knowledgeable guides, food and accommodations. I would recommend this company to anyone regardless of their level of cycling ability. They are able to accommodate those who cycle and those who do not. - Carol Petock, Richmond, Virginia

My son and I recently completed a five day bike tour through Provence, Fance with DuVine adventures. I had very high expectations for this trip and I was not disappointed. The guides were knowledgeable, experienced and very friendly. The accommodations were as described, upscale and unique. The bikes were easy to operate and easily adjusted. The food was described as exquisite and it was just that. Hearty breakfasts and gourmet picnics were provided and each night we dined in top restaurants that enabled us to sample local cuisine. My son and I are already taking about another DuVine trip . I would highly recommend this tour company to anyone considering a biking trip.

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