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Outfitter Bicycle Tours: outfittertours.com

I always had an idea that I wanted to go see the Tour de France once in my life. Well, I have now gone on three TdF trips with outfitter bicycle tours as the experience was that good. Jamie and Joy's low key, friendly and flexible approach made riding in the Alps an amazing experience. They did a great job of helping me determine what would maximize my experience. If I wanted an easier day, they had a suggestion to make that happen. If I wanted to try a different climb than the "recommended" route, they were able to help me make that happen. Support was great and they were there when we really needed help when we got caught in bad weather. Accommodations can be a bit tricky in the Alps during the tour, but we always stayed in lovely places that had good to great food. Overall, one of the best values you gan get for your cycling tour dollars. - G. Harris, Solana Beach

My dad and I had a great trip to Asheville on a self guided tour where Jamie and his staff we're excellent. They were super flexible with what we wanted to do and we just had to show up and ride. Would definitely go on another tour with them and highly recommend to others.- Kyle Caruso, San Francisco, CA

My husband and I ride a tandem road bike, and we have been on two fully supported bike tours with Outfitter Bicycle Tours (one in Northern California and one in Asheville, North Carolina). OBT’s service was superb, and they exceeded all of our expectations during each tour. For example, they provided excellent bike routes each day, put us up in very nice hotels every night, included dinners at great restaurants, and provided details of the area for evenings when we were on our own for dinner. They also included other activities for our enjoyment (i.e., watching a cyclocross race). On each day of riding, the support van was readily available along the route to ensure we had everything we needed (i.e., additional water and food) and carried extra clothing/accessories that we thought we may want to have, but didn’t want to carry on our bike. OBT’s owner and operator is very personable and accommodating to client’s needs and will do anything possible to make your vacation as good as it possibly can be.- Julie Krumwiede, Chino Hills, CA

In September, my sister, my girlfriend and I toured the region around Dijon and Beaune, Burgundy, France with Outfitter Tours. Very easy riding on good roads and some bike paths. The accommodations were first rate. We were there at the time of the grape harvest, which added to the interest and enjoyment. Recommended. - Bob C., Menlo Park, CA

Excellent customer service; friendly and professional staff; accommodates every need. Even though my husband and I ended up being the only guests, they continued with the tour. My husband had a personal guide on the bike, and I, the non-riding spouse had a personal guide as well. If we plan another bike tour, we would definitely use them, and we recommend them to all our riding friends. - Peggy A., Sacramento, CA

I have toured in the Alps, the Pyrenees, Tuscany, Provence, and the Dordogne region with Outfitter Tours. Good organization, good support, good hotels. Highly recommended! - Robert Cronin, Menlo Park, CA

In September 2013, Jamie put together the most amazing customized self-guided tour for me and my riding partner. We were looking for something fairly advanced with a lot of climbing, but within a day's train ride from Nice. We were having trouble finding a self-guided tour that would allow us to ride some famous Tour de France routes, do some serious climbing, big miles and cover a fair amount of territory in 5 days. Jamie custom built a 5 day tour of Provence that was mind-blowing! We saw medieval villages, lavender fields (and lavender oil production), Gorges, climbed Ventoux, visited amazing towns like Gordes, Sault, and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue! We stayed and incredible hotels and ate like kings! The maps and GPS routes that Jamie put together were spot on and the support from Arthur was incredible! He helped fit us to our bikes, made sure we had everything we needed, and even joined us on a ride, which helped get us into see a few things we wouldn't have been able to without him! - Doug, Santa Clara, CA

 


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