In terms of the graded level of these accommodations we do make a distinction between our tour categories though. This doesn’t necessarily reflect the quality on offer but rather relates to the type of the accommodation we choose. To keep it simple we refer to this distinction in the same terms as the tours themselves – Classic and Expedition.
Local – Since our Local Adventures usually involve shorter days in the saddle, 2 and 3 day stays in one place, and are designed to cater for non riders as well, we select accommodations with an eye on the amenities and a touch of luxury. On these tours you get chance to settle into the accommodation and enjoy the facilities on offer so we choose the accommodations accordingly.
Epic - By their nature our Epic tours involve daily changes of accommodation and hence it makes less sense to pay a premium for accommodations with luxury facilities, if you not going to get chance to appreciate them. We tend to choose ‘Classic’ accommodation for the first and last hotels on these tours but in between we have less of a focus on the amenities. The tour cost reflects the savings we are able to make in this respect.
• Bike Hire
• Bike case transfer (see below for exceptions)
• Personal items when you are on the tour
• Wine (we run an optional wine kitty on tour)
As well as putting a lot of time into selecting great menus on the tour we are also passionate about the wines that accompany them. It is a strange coincidence that many of the iconic cycling areas of Europe are also great wine regions – it is certainly the case with our tours. As such we are always keen to present to you a range of the finest wines each area we travel in has to offer. We run an optional wine kitty system which covers the cost of the wines on tour. Click here to read details of how the wine kitty works.