As one of the largest providers biking, cultural, hiking and sport trips, Backroads offers some of the best adventures coupled with accommodations in the industry. The company offers guests a selection of 300 trips in 44 countries including the most popular destinations in the world: France, Italy, USA, Costa Rica, China, India and New Zealand. Despite their size, the service from the staff is never compromised resulting in an amazing trip. Backroads is positioned towards the luxury end of the spectrum, though there is some flexibility in terms of accommodations for those who don’t want to spend quite as much.
The price of each trip varies on duration, location and number of individuals in the group. There are several accommodation options: “Casual Inns” which feature 3-4 star hotels and “Premiere Inns” which boost the luxury level to 4-5 stars. Of course the latter is more expensive. Backroads focuses primarily on the upper-middle cost to lower luxury cost, depending on the chosen options.
From an experience standpoint there are options to suite all levels. Also, the company offers fully-supported and self-guided vacations. Since Backroads is such a large company, the average group size is 16 travelers. Backroads is always highly-regarded within the single community as being an excellent way to meet new people.
Vermont Bike Tourshas been offering touring services to expert and novice bicyclists since 1971, and is highly praised by consumers and critics alike. Positioning themselves as a leader in international bicycle vacations, Vermont Bicycle Tours provide traveling services at reasonable prices, and tours that have gained highly positive reviews from their clients. VBT tends to run tours mid-range price points and slightly larger groups. Many of their tours bundle in airfare.
Meridien Ten is a bike tour and bike rental operator located in Split, Croatia, and has been family owned and operated for four generations. Their professional and efficient staff specializes in developing custom bike tours and adventure holidays. Meridien Ten can tailor to luxury and small group travel, custom tours, cultural and culinary tours in Croatia.
Meridien Ten offers self-guided cycling tours and quality bike rental as well as guided small group tours. As passionate cyclists with intimate knowledge of the islands of Croatia, Meridien Ten can create amazing tailor made tours based on your wishes/preferences.
Meridien Ten has 40 hybrid and 40 road bikes that come in 6 different sizes, one of if not the largest fleet in Croatia.
Duvine Adventures is a leading bike tour company based in Somerville, MA. With a special focus on wine-centric tours, Duvine is a luxury travel brand with a strong reputation for customer service and knowledgeable guides. Tours typically include 5-star accommodations, the very top wineries, and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Custom Getaways is a Tour Operator specializing in sporting trips in general, with cycling trips in particular a focus.
Custom Getaways are Official Tour Operators, appointed by the race organizers themselves for races such as The Tour de France, Etapes du Tour, Paris-Roubaix Challenge, La Marmotte, and many more premier organizations.
Trek Travel is bike tour operator in the US and Europe with a strong reputation. Trek is especially known for the fantastic bikes they offer on their tours, in partnership with the bike company with the same name.