Today sees the launch of Bike Pure Cycle Tours, a project aimed at promoting the positive aspects of cycling to provide a platform whereby cyclists of all abilities can engage in the cultural aspects of cycle sport at some of the greatest cycling events that exist today.
Richard Scott of Kiwi Style Bike Tours leads cycling tours in both the northern and southern hemispheres. To the envy of most cyclists, he has nearly created the endless summer lifestyle. A world traveler and Oceania Games Cycling Champion, Richard has been leading tours in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for nearly 10 years. I’m happy to start The Hub’s 2014 interview series by chatting with Richard.
It’s officially the season for cycling tour guide recruitment and hiring. All the major companies are accepting applications for guides and trip leaders for the 2014 season.
If you dream of ditching your cubicle and getting paid to ride bikes for a living, working as a cycling tour guide can be a spectacular dream job. However, there is a lot more to the job than riding your bike around Europe for the summer. The top companies like Backroads, Trek Travel and Duvine want foreign language fluency, gourmet food and wine knowledge, mechanical skills, leadership skills and over-the-top customer service,
Until now this blog has focused on companies that provide fully supported cycling tours. But there is another outstanding choice for the more independent and budget-conscious traveler, self-guided cycling tours.
The two Haute Route cyclosportives have reached their finish lines for 2013. This year was the 3rd edition for the Haute Route Alps and the 1st edition for the Haute Route Pyrenees. These are the toughest cyclosportives in the world for amateur cyclists covering 7 timed stages, 7 days, over the famous Cols of the high Alps and Pyrenees.