Each year we take to the field to see our trips for ourselves. Our team prides itself on being able to guide you, our guests, to the right trip—whether it be an avid climbing adventure through the Alps or a weekend trip to California Wine Country.

But all that knowledge has to come from somewhere. That’s why we make a point to send our team into the field to gain firsthand experience on a variety of trips. From the food to the rides to the accommodations, our team can provide thoughts and recommendations based on what they’ve seen for themselves.

 

Ashley: Trip Design Coordinator

Where did you go? Canadian Rockies

Favorite ride of the trip? This is difficult…I only rode twice while I was there, but I have to say each ride was equally beautiful in their own ways. My first out-and-back ride from Canmore to Banff along the Legacy Trail was an amazing introduction to the sights of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with Mount Rundle and the Bow River following close beside you. My second loop ride around Banff town was a bit more challenging with some hill climbs but incredibly worth it to see views of hoodoos, waterfalls, lakes and life in Banff.

What was your favorite trip WOW? The views – although they are always changing, they never end! From the craggy mountain peaks to the turquoise waters, it seems like this place is too good to be true. It doesn’t hurt that the wildlife isn’t too shy either–I saw countless elk, mountain sheep, and two black bears!

Would recommend this trip to guests who…? This trip is a great option for those fellow nature junkies who truly want an iconic experience in Banff National Park. It is a great mix of cycling the long wildlife corridor roads and hiking the more remote and special places of the Park.

 

Luke: Trip Consultant

Where did you go? Tuscany, Italy

Favorite ride of the trip? Day 5 San Quirico to Montalcino Loop was awesome. Loved it so much I did it twice!

What was your favorite trip WOW? Lunch on Day 4 at Da’Roberto’s.

Would recommend this trip to guests who…? Love beautiful views, appreciate good food and wine, want a few cultural experiences, and enjoy challenging riding.

Sherrie: Trip Consultant

Where did you go? Zion Long Weekend

Favorite ride of the trip? My favorite ride was on the last day from Springdale to the Temple of Sinawava. It was a super peaceful and serene ride.

What was your favorite trip WOW? Riding into Zion National Park past the Checkerboard Mesa and then hiking the Canyon Overlook Trail for some incredible views looking down onto Zion National Park.

Would recommend this trip to guests who…? Are looking for a weekend getaway and want to explore one of America’s great National Parks. This trip is for the adventurous guest who is looking to ride but also hike some throughout the weekend.

 

Essie: Guest Services Coordinator

Where did you go? Asheville to Brevard

Favorite ride of the trip? Day 4, had the most beautiful ride up Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. It is a gorgeous ride with panoramic views and many lookout points. At the summit, you can see Tennessee in the distance.

What was your favorite trip WOW? We had two brewery stops on the trip, and I do not drink beer. The guides surprised me with high-quality gin and tonic, so I was able to have a drink along with everyone else!

Would recommend this trip to guests who…? Anyone who loves great views, and wants to see the beautiful Appalachian mountains.

 

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