Fabulous week of challenging rides through exceptional scenery. Having been on several other bike companies' tours I have a good perspective to highly recommend Carolina Tailwinds. We had a group of 16 cyclists (several were repeat CT clients) of varying abilities and Greg and Anne, the CT owners, along with our 3rd guide, John, managed the the entire week very well. They were perfectly organized, personally knowledgeable of the routes, and prepared for everything we wanted or needed for a great week.
The hotels CT chose were superb along with their meals and in one instance, the 3-piece bluegrass band. Both Watkins Glen and Skaneateles are marvelous towns to explore. The walk up the falls in Watkins Glen is a must do (walkway with steps).
Each day we were presented with 2 to 3 routes of different lengths and profiles. We could choose at the beginning or at diverging points along the way with all routes covered by either the 2 vans or a cycling guide. CT's maps and cue sheets were spot on.
CT provided bikes to many of us. Mine was a Lapierre carbon/105 which performed perfectly.
If you take on challenges and won't stop until you're done, CT's Finger Lakes tour has the hills and distances you'll love. If you'd rather roll along lake views and end at a vineyard tasting room (after all, this is the New York wine country), CT has van support and route layouts to tailor your week.
All through the week CT added fine touches to our trip which you'll just have to experience on your own CT tour. You'll have an awesome week.