Trek Travel have just released their One destination cycling series. Guests stay at one luxury base for the entire cycling tour without having to change hotels daily. This is a great tour format, and easily how I would plan my own vacation.
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,
**Update: This article was published in 2013 and keeps getting lots of hits. Please see the new list of Tour de France Official Tour Operators for 2015. Enjoy!
The 100th edition of the Tour de France starts in just over a week! While many cycling tour companies do trips built around the annual Tour itinerary there are only 6 companies that are Tour de France Official Tour Operators, as designated by the ASO (organizers of the Tour de France).
It’s Giro time! The 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia starts on Saturday May 4, 2013. With 7 mountain top finishes, including an uphill time trial, there will be plenty of excitement in the last week. Here is a look at 7 of the major cycling tour companies that get you riding up the same mountains as the pros, and viewing all the live action.