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Old 03-16-06, 11:17 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-16-06, 12:02 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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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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Old 03-17-06, 04:08 PM   #5
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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.
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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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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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