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    Help Finding a Bike Touring Company

    I want to take one of those cushy tours this summer where a van carries all the gear and clothes and you get to ride an unencumbered bike. Plus you usually sleep in a hotel. I'm thinking about vermont. Does anyone know an organization that does this well?

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    I think you'd get better responses if you asked about a specific tour company. A few regulars have been on supported tours, so if you bring up a specific company or tour location, you might get lucky....

    Otherwise, just google "bike tours" and you'll see a couple dozen. I can't offer you anything more specific than that -- haven't been on a tour through Vermont myself.

    Good luck.

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    Try Vermont Bicycle Tours (VBT). You can get as much plush as you want to pay for. VBT was recruiting for tour leaders here in California Wine country (Sonoma/Napa) recently. Prices can run up to $200-$500 a day for the very best lodgings and meals. Sharing rooms and low-end lodgings can save a bundle. Warning, some tour companies want you to use their bikes to make their live easier. Does save a little for you.
    This space open

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    Take a look at:
    http://www.nbtda.com (National Bicycle Tour Directors Assn)
    http://www.bicycletour.com
    Good Luck......supported tours are GREAT fun.

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    I'm going to tour with: www.atlanticcanadacycling.com for the 4th consecutive year. HIs tours are personal and low key. Read the extensive website. Ask me any questions if you are considering these provinces.
    Buz

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    I found http://www.biketour-reviews.com/ very helpful.

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    We're thinking about a first tour. Backroads seems to have a wide variety of tours and I've found some positive reviews of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerson
    We're thinking about a first tour. Backroads seems to have a wide variety of tours and I've found some positive reviews of them.
    Backroads does a pretty good job, but they are more somewhat expensive than the other companies mentioned here (VBT, etc.).

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