Guest Testimonials

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We take great pride that 85 percent of our guests have travelled with us more than once... an achievement we are very proud of. To find out why people keep coming back to Great Bike Tours, have a look at some of the testimonials below. To see the very latest testimonials, please check out our reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook.

 

Our GuidesNew Zealand Bike Tour
Custom ToursVirginia Bike Tour
Vermont Bike TourNantucket & Martha's Vineyard
Florida Keys Bike TourGeorgia Bike Tour
Adirondacks Bike Tour

Our Guides

The guides were always there with advice, bike assist, physical support by van, and sharing friendly meals and brews. Judy Z. (2017)

The guides really paid attention to details and went out of their way to make the trip pleasant. On a really, really, really windy day they even redid our entire route so we had a tailwind instead of a ghastly headwind. Kathie & Paul N. (2017)

The guides were attentive and fun to be with. It was hard to leave them at the end of the trip! Their attention to every detail is excellent – from bike preparation and adjustments, to the lunches and dinners, delivering luggage to our rooms, and the cycling routes for the day. No detail is left unattended-to. One morning I mentioned that I forgot to bring turmeric for my lemon-honey tea, and guess what… there it was the next day! Marjorie P. (2017)

I can't say enough about our tour leaders. They were well prepared, took care of all of our needs, and were very knowledgeable and personable. Nancy S. (2016)

Are you apprehensive about joining a bicycle tour group because you’re getting older and you may not keep up with others? Well, no need to worry with Great Bike Tours. You can ride the daily mileage or you can choose to stop whenever you like and the leaders are there to pick you up at any time. They are extremely knowledgeable in servicing your bike so you can have a smooth, enjoyable ride. They can answer any questions about the area, the sites to see, the accommodations, and nearly anything you need to know. (They will even answer the same question a million times! I never saw such patience). Don't think twice about booking your adventure with them. Teresa C. (2016)

Simon and Chris combine together to meet all your expectations and allay your fears about biking with a group. They are bike mechanics, van drivers, route makers and adjustors, local historians and even poets on any given day. They promote safety by providing daily route notes for those that choose to read them… and they ride extra miles to find those who choose to ignore them. Sandy H. (2016)

This was my 5th time traveling with Simon and it just keeps getting better. And I just love it when I start to ask Chris for something and he hands it to me! Mike & Judy Q. (2016)

I can't say enough about our guides – kind, helpful, polite and always smiling no matter how many times we asked the same question. Margaret M. (2016)

The guides on our trip had the expertise that I could count on and were always willing to help in anyway requested. Every nuance they did was to show us, their riders, that we were appreciated and cared for. Nikki P. (2016)

The tour was very well supported and organized. The guides provided additional options for those of us who wanted a little more seat times. Martina F. (2016)

With a full group of 18, our guides handled everything efficiently and with a personal touch. We have been on several other tours with another company, so we were anxious to see how this one compared. We were totally satisfied, and hope to travel with GBT again in the fall. Nice job!  Mary G. (2016)

Simon, Jessica and Elliot were terrific leaders that anticipated our every need. They looked after everything. All we had to do was show up. Sandy B. (2016)

Amazing guides, well organized. Treated us like family. Very professional. Can't wait to do another tour with them. Bill & Alicia J. (2016)

They were very attentive and worked with each rider to make sure they had everything they needed for a great trip. Jeff M. (2016)

I can't say enough for our guides; they were the best we've ever had: caring, responsive, and best of all, they all had a wonderful sense of humor. Judy B. (2016)

The trip leaders are very experienced and well prepared which made it easy for them to quickly customize the days' plans so that we all got the most out of the trip. John B. (2016)

Our tour guides made us feel like family. They were professional and made our trip a trip to remember. They are the best! Looking forward to doing more tours with them. Alicia J. (2016)

Jess, Simon, and Elliot are the best, so experienced, personable and kind. I learned so much from them. There were no worries for any of us on the tour. They were flexible and anticipatory of our needs as a group and individually. Jane K. (2015)

With GBT you are touring with profession tour guides with 20+ years of experience, so they know exactly what they are doing and they make the trip a delight for everyone. Rick E. (2015)

The leaders were attentive and caring, eager to help you with anything when you need assistance. Everything GBT had a hand in arranging was first class. Ed N. (2015)

This tour company is small enough to keep it personal yet everything handled professionally. Was able to deal with riders of all level abilities and interests and made sure everyone had a good time. Very patient and personable guides. Made sure fun was part of the trip. Laurie H. (2015)

Chris, Jessica, and Simon were amazing. Their professional level of service, safety, and entertainment was exceptional. They catered to each of our needs and gave special attention to our riding levels. Robin N. (2015)

GBT does an excellent job of meeting individual needs whether it concerns dietary requirements or route adjustments. The staff were genuinely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Diana P. (2015)

I have been an avid bike rider all my life…even choosing a bike trip for my honeymoon. However, GBT with Simon and Jess at the helm are true joy. They do everything possible to make sure each guest has a wonderful time and their attention to detail is extraordinary. Steve & Iris H. (2015)

GBT took such good care of our group from start to finish, providing gentle and generous support during the rides. They truly went above and beyond expectations, and did it all with such grace, encouragement, and joy. There is no question they will be our go-to guides for our next cycling adventure. Maya S. (2015)

Chris and Simon were like orchestra leaders guiding us to and from ferries, a catamaran sailing adventure, beaches, lighthouses, museums, towns, restaurants, and shopping. They made sure we were safe, happy, and having fun. Bob & Betty K. (2014)

I've been on over 36 bike tours and Simon is the best! We've been on three tours with him and are planning a fourth for next year. Couldn't be better. Judy Q. (2014)

Jessica, Simon, and Elliot don't take their leadership role as a job, but rather as a mission to provide each of their guests the best of what the region has to offer. Five stars aren’t enough. Susan S. (2014)

We've done 8 bike tours with Simon since 1999, which pretty much sums up how we feel about Great Bike Tours. Simon and Jess have that gift of putting together all the elements of an exciting bicycling adventure, and making sure that the particular needs of everyone in the group is taken care of. That is why we chose them. They have the experience, abilities, and personalities that puts the "great" in Great Bike Tours. We recommend them without reservation. Jim S. (2014)

I have been on over 20 bike tours, and my wife has been on over 30, and the one thing we both agree on, is that the folks at Great Bike Tours have the best guides we’ve ever had. They are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and best of all, fun loving. We have come to think of Simon, Jessica, and their staff as friends, and can't wait to go biking with them again. Mike Q. (2014)

Greg and I have enjoyed our biking experiences with Chris and Simon so much that we have notched seven trips with this dynamic duo and planning our eighth trip to Florida in January. Dinah C. (2013)

Simon, Jessica and the crew run a first-rate bicycling company. My husband and I couldn't have been happier. It would be hard to beat the level of personalized care they provide. We would go with them again in a heartbeat. Lee H. (2013)

My husband and I went on our very first bike tour and loved it! As a novice, the tour guides took time to help me understand all the lingo, route notes, and answered every question I had. We just can't say enough about the wonderful folks and great experience with GBT. Highly recommend! Martha J. (2013)

Our guides were very knowledgeable about the area and provided great insight and stories to both educate and entertain us. Sandy H. (2013)

This was my 23rd bike tour and of all the leaders I have known over the years, Chris, Jessica, and Simon are the absolute best. They are knowledgeable, totally prepared for any eventuality, and are able to make any situation fun. Michael Q. (2013)

The guides made it so pleasant that all I had to do was enjoy every moment. There was a sense of playfulness with competence that provided the most wonderful, relaxed vacation. Judy Q. (2013)

Ask anyone who has taken a bicycle tour 'what made the trip outstanding' they will always say the tour guides. So take a trip with GBT, with some of the best bike tour guides in the business. Cecilia C. (2012)

We have known the guides for the last 14 years, and they are the best in the business. Once you've biked with them you won't want to ride with any other. Ben & Anne S. (2012)

Thanks to Simon, our vacation ranked as one of the best of our lives (and my husband is a travel writer, so we've had many nice vacations!). Karen R. (2012)

My husband & I chose to go cycling for our honeymoon in New Zealand. Simon knew New Zealand and was a phenomenal bike tour leader! His sense of humor always made him a delight to be around. We are looking forward to our next bike trip with him! Emily G. (2012)

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Custom Tours

GBT created a custom Vermont tour for our family and gave us suggestions for places to go and things to do in the area – hiking, swimming, tubing down the Tweed River, and visiting quaint little Vermont towns! After all the adventures, relaxing on the porch at their Amee Farm Lodge was perfect. Overall, it's a great option for a vacation that is both active and relaxing! Michaela P. (2015)

Simon and Jess always go the extra mile, this time with a custom tour of the Lake Champlain area for our family and friends. Our trip came with fantastic bikes, excellent routes, and lots of fun and laughter. It's all about your leaders, and you can't beat these guys! Scott W. (2015)

Great Bike Tours has reminded us once again why ‘Great” is in their name. In 2012 and 2014 it was New Zealand. Now it's August 2015, and we're back in their home state of Vermont, doing a custom friends and family tour alongside Lake Champlain. GBT provided all the necessary equipment including bikes, helmets, maps, water bottles and snacks. We're GBT repeat customers because Simon and Jess have never failed to give us a great biking experience. Our family has done 18 bike tours by several companies over the past 20 years. GBT gets our blue ribbon. Susan & Jim S. (2015)

GBT took such good care of our group from start to finish, providing a wonderful selection of routes to choose from, stellar bicycles, and gentle and generous support during the rides. There is no question they will be our go-to guides for our next cycling adventure. Maya S. (2015)

We can't say enough about GBT and their attention to detail, passion for biking and for Vermont, and big hearts. Simon & Jessica are a terrific team and they helped us plan and execute our first annual Spoke & Word Retreat, a cycling and creativity adventure. We were delighted with their suggestions, thrilled with their enthusiastic response to our idea, and we're eternally grateful for their patience and the care they took to make it a really special week for our guests. Amy T. (2015)

Our custom tour was spot-on detailed, the equipment was excellent, and the itinerary was ideally matched to the experience level of the group. The accommodations, food, equipment, personalities, professionalism, and schedule of activities were nothing but “top notch.” I travel globally for my work where I have experienced many 'tour' operations, and I can say that GBT was as good as any tour organization I have every experienced, anywhere. Money and time well spent! George S. (2013)

GBT organized a tour for our club based on our requests: the mileage and terrain were perfectly challenging with spectacular views and delightful stops along the way. Lots of smiles over many miles! Lee W. (2013)

We were a group of 14 from Oregon who spent a week with GBT in Vermont. My husband and I couldn't have been happier. They even cooked dinner for us when we wanted to eat in, but also shuttled us to local restaurants. We had the opportunity to mix riding with many cultural experiences, such as museums and mom and pop maple syrup vendors. It would be hard to beat the level of personalized care they provide. We would go with them again in a heartbeat. Lee H. (2013)

Our custom tour was well planned and led. I have great confidence that Simon and Jessica can craft a tour to suit the needs of any group, large or small. Judith H. (2012)

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Florida Keys Bike Tour

This was our first bike trip ever with a group. We were "over the top" about our experience. The hotels, the food, the places we explored – were way beyond our expectations. The customer service was outstanding and we can hardly wait to go on another tour with Simon, Jessica, Chris, Samantha and anyone else who is with this company. We loved every minute of the trip and met people who we hope to meet up with again on future trips. Jeannie & Bob H. (2017)

This was our second trip with GBT and it did not disappoint! The personal attention and fun provided by the group leaders takes their tours to the next level. We've vacationed with two other companies and prefer Great Bike Tours hands down! Cheryl S. (2017)

We have been on a lot of trips, but none was better than this one. The bikes, the accommodations, the food, and especially Simon and Chris – were perfect. They are real gentlemen who know how to put on a tour. We hope to go on another trip soon! Tom & Roberta W. (2017)

I can't say enough about it! I am usually ready to go home after four days, and at the end of this trip, I did not want to leave! Here it is a few weeks later, and I'm still looking back loving every moment. Truly the best vacation I have taken. Marjorie P. (2017)

We have taken tours with four other companies and have to say that the customer care and attention to detail (with GBT) were second to none. The accommodations were wonderful. It included more than the usual number of meals, admissions to attractions and parks, and the ferry return to Fort Myers. Route notes were excellent, rides were interesting and distances could be modified up or down. Can't go wrong signing up for one of their trips! Kathie & Paul N. (2017)

One of the best trips I've ever taken. I've been to Florida before, but never like this – by experiencing the beauty of the Florida Keys from my bicycle! We stayed mostly on the bike trail, other times on shoulders, and I was completely comfortable. I could be on my own (which I sometimes like to do, as I am a solo traveler), or ride with the group. When I was riding alone, I knew there was a sweep behind me, or the shuttle if I broke down and needed help. I loved that I had that freedom, group time, and alone time. Also, the daily mileage was very flexible. We could do less or more, which was great, knowing the option was there. Most of us wanted to ride! If you're from the cold-winter places, what a treat to be out in the warm sun pedaling away. What was most astounding was the sheer beauty of southern Florida seen from my bike -- the beautiful beaches, state parks, the really interesting activity stops we made. I will be traveling with this company again and I highly recommend them. Sue B. (2017)

A fun trip with great people. The bike rides were as easy or as difficult as you chose to make them. There was just enough organized and free time too! Renae H. (2017)

There was a nice mixture of interesting site-seeing side trips and biking. I would consider it a beginners tour, so a good way to start enjoying tours. Caryle H. (2017)

The utmost attention was given to our comfort and enjoyment of the trip. The staff was constantly aware of us and our needs. This was our 11th organized biking trip. It met all of our expectations and we would not hesitate to recommend this GBT Florida Keys to anyone. Phyllis C. (2017)

This was our first organized bike tour and it could not have been better. We chose the Florida Keys trip to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. The food and accommodations were top notch and we enjoyed every minute and would not hesitate to do this again. Steve R. (2017)

Our Florida Keys tour was outstanding. The resorts, the accommodations, and meals were first rate. I'm already planning my next trip with GBT next year! Janet E. (2016)

My husband and I had the best time. The accommodations and meals were wonderful. The extras along the tour, Dolphin Research Center and the Turtle Hospital, were a great experience. Alicia J. (2016)

I cannot even begin to give it enough accolades. I will go again in the future. Nikki P. (2016)

The accommodations were fabulous, the included meals wonderful, and the bike rides great – but the best part was the guides! Chris, Simon, and Elliot were super-friendly, very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area and cycling. I say you have totally earned your name – it was a Great Bike Tour! Cheryl S. (2016)

We had an exceptional time. It was a very interesting way to visit the Keys – very 'up close and personal', and I would definitely recommend this trip. Gerald & Kathy S. (2016)

This was a great way to discover the Keys – much better that driving. And we stopped to see a number of key attractions on the Keys. Easy biking. I'd call it see the Keys and bike along the way. Sandy B. (2016)

My wife and I joined eight friends on the Florida Keys tour and it was great. This tour is particularly good for novice to intermediate riders since the terrain is flat and the rides are on bike trails almost all of the time. This tour is a fantastic way to escape the Northern winter and have some fun in Florida at the same time! Rick E. (2016)

The accommodations, meals, and events such as the turtle hospital. are all fabulous. The tour guides do a great job of spoiling everyone on the trip. Highly recommend. Lynn B. (2016)

I'm still on Cloud 9. The entire experience was fabulous from Day 1..... All so well organized and orchestrated, delicious food, delightful accommodations, interesting rides and cheerful, informative, eager-to-please tour guides! I loved making new friends and truly hated to see the week end! Pam P. (2016)

The best ride I have ever gone on. No training was necessary. Chris, Jessica and Simon are so very organized that it was a great pleasure to just follow their directions. Seeing the turtle and dolphin rehab centers was frosting on the cake. Sally W. (2016)

Florida beaches in January. What a great getaway from the Northeast cold and snow. This tour was unique in offering biking, nature tours, historical experiences, and happy hour on the beach. A great recipe for exercise and relaxation. Charlie M. (2015)

What a great way to experience the Keys. The over-water vistas were beautiful. Loved seeing the manatees, dolphins, turtles and gators. This tour was a great balance of easy riding, interesting sights, and wonderful company. Looking forward to another GBT tour. Anne & Wayne L. (2015)

Every detail was taken care of, leaving us to enjoy a stress-free vacation. It was a perfect combination of planned activity and time to explore on your own. We highly recommend GBT! Deb H. (2015)

A great adventure. The tours of the Everglades, dolphin center and sea turtle hospital were a nice change from the biking. The trip was very relaxing and a great vacation. We would tour with them again. Jeff M. (2015)

We had a super trip. Safe travels and good organization. We would travel with them again. Helen A. (2015)

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New Zealand Bike Tour

We had a blast. Well planned routes, first class accommodations, great food, and really fun people. What a way to see so many beautiful places in two weeks. Can eat as much as you want and then work it off on the bike on some of the prettiest rides in the world. Highly recommend this trip to anyone! Alan J. (2017)

My first group-bike-tour proved to be the Cadillac of tours. I have always dreamed of cycling in New Zealand and was stunned by the natural beauty, lovely people, and perfect conditions on this trip. I loved the opportunities for other activities (hiking, kayaking, shopping, eco touring). The accommodations were unusual and superb (from beach hotels to beautiful Wilderness lodges). I loved New Zealand and would go back in a minute with GBT. Judy Z. (2017)

It was all I expected and more. The leaders were attentive to all the details and provided flexible ride lengths to bikers of different stamina levels. There were days off in beautiful places with optional side trips to see astoundingly beautiful fiords and glaciers or hiking to pristine coves with a naturalist. Lastly it was very educational as to the ecology of the region. I would say this was a trip of a lifetime for me and I will tour more with GBT. Susan P. (2017)

This trip was interesting in that it combines road cycling, trail riding, as well as opportunities to hike, nature walks, kayak, winery tours and partake in many of the exciting adventures NZ has to offer. It did not disappoint – our daily cycling routes provided enchanting scenery every day. Hotels vary from exclusive wilderness lodges to casual B&B. Food was amazing with emphasis on local, farm to table cuisine – try the Hokey-Pokey ice cream – a local favorite! Truly an experience of a lifetime and highly recommend GBT for their knowledgeable, caring approach to this amazing country! Kris W. (2017)

Fantastic cycling and sightseeing tour of New Zealand! Each day the scenery provided one spectacular assault on the senses after another – whether cycling or hiking. The guides are fun, knowledgeable, and have amazing organizational and support skills. The food was superb, the accommodations were excellent, and by the end of the tour all of us on the trip felt like old friends. I don't have enough superlatives to convey the excellence of GBT and this trip! Gordon R. (2017)

A well planned and supported trip across some of the prettiest places on NZ's south island. The guides are knowledgeable and fun people always there to allow you to ride till it hurts or get back in the van and enjoy the scenery from there. We stayed at first class accommodations including beach front hotels and wilderness lodges. The food and coffee are fantastic. I don't know how you could make this trip any better. Five stars. Jana J. (2017)

GBT is a smooth operation. They have managed to design a bike trip for both the hard-core and the casual cyclist. Having non-biking options like kayaking, hiking, bird watching, beach combing and a visit to a sheep farm also made for an exceptionally memorable trip. Everything was meticulously arranged for us yet there was never a feeling of having to "get with the program." Simon, Jessica & Elliot were indefatigably cheerful and just fun to be with. Victoria M. (2016)

This was a well organized trip, the leaders were very informative and definitely knew their stuff. We traveled from the east coast through the mountains and rain forests to arrive at the beach. It is always surprising how a diverse group of people can come together through a shared experience and feel like old friends by the end of the journey. I had never done something like this trip but am so glad I did. Would I travel with GBT again, without question! Beth A. (2016)

Great time in New Zealand! Great food, great riding, great wine, great accommodations. No stone left uncovered. Donna S. (2016)

Flawless organization, superb support, fascinating tour route, flexible daily biking challenges for every individual, breathtaking scenery, side trip and activities to suit all tastes, superlative accommodation, yummy food, and above all else fabulous tour leaders. John R.B. (2016)

What a special place to visit and bike. The folks at GBT did a wonderful job providing terrific biking routes, scenic walks/hikes, wonderful lodging and the right mix of togetherness. We were delighted with each leg of the trip. The west coast was remote and dramatic with an abundance of natural beauty. Our hosts were incredible folks who combine hospitality with conservancy and happily offered memorable educational experiences. Wow! We are so happy we took this trip. Anne & Wayne L. (2016)

All of our expectations were blown away. The scenery is stunning – so much nature with so few people – and seeing it on a bike is definitely the best way to go. GBT mapped out the perfect tour, and tailored to everyone's wishes and abilities. The places we stayed were unique and not mainstream tourism, which made them extra special. It is also extremely good value for money. Jennifer M. from Germany (2016)

On its own the south island of New Zealand is an amazing place, but GBT turned it into an incredibly amazing 12 day experience. Note, this is a lot more than a biking tour so plan on taking great hikes, visiting wonderful towns, and seeing incredible nature. John B. (2016)

Highly Recommend! My wife and I took this trip for our 25th anniversary. Our three tour guides were amazing. We stayed in memorable lodges that no one else could get into without years of advance planning. Surpassed all our expectations. I am not by nature inclined to join an organized tour, but this one was terrific and I would gladly travel with GBT again in the future. Tom H. (2016)

The trip of a lifetime. Our guides have led many, many trips in NZ, and forged relationships with innkeepers and restaurateurs, so we experienced the best of the best, and were welcomed as friends. A highlight of the trip was a night at Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass, where we visited a merino sheep farm and saw demonstrations of sheep dogs at work and a sheep shearing. I highly recommend GBT and plan to participate in many of their stateside tours. Margie W. (2016)

A great adventure. Gorgeous country. So much to see and do and so many activities – biking, boating, hiking and more. Great tour leaders and wonderful fellow guests. Jan S. (2016)

What an incredible vacation! I have memories that will last a lifetime! All details were covered, lodging was great, and food was fantastic. The itineraries were varied and so much fun. I was impressed with every aspect of the trip! Jane K. (2015)

New Zealand is an incredibly beautiful country, and this almost two-week tour hit every of the South Island “must-sees.” There was a good mix of activities, including biking, boating, and hiking. By the end of the trip, I had run out of adjectives. They take good care of you plus provide opportunities to really get to know your destination on an intimate level... not just as a tourist on a sight-seeing trip. Sue W. (2015)

It was fabulous... great, flexible, accommodating, and knowledgeable guides, excellent equipment and support, and a tour that highlighted both amazing little known spots and most of the must do areas. Caro Lee and Scott S. (2015)

Lots of options and alternatives to maximize your experience which made this much more than a bike tour. These options – including an airplane ride to Milford Sound, bungee jumping, sky diving, hiking trips, museums, and a working sheep farm – were all stuffed into a mythical experience in a wonderful country! I'm glad we went, it was awesome, and I heartily recommend it to others. Ed N. (2015)

This is a magical place and we were glad to rely on GBT’s deep experience and contacts to put together a wonderful trip. The pace was just right for us – we are middle aged, fit but not fanatic, who showed up in New Zealand in the middle of our winter of sloth – haha. We really enjoyed starting on cushy mountain bikes on a scenic rails-to-trails passage through the high plains heart of the country. This gave us a chance to get our legs under us. We appreciated the combination of great biking and days off at the best spots to explore the surrounding sites and attractions. This place is far away and it is comforting to rely on a company that has been there to ensure a smooth trip. We particularly enjoyed the Otago rail trail, the wilderness lodges and great guided hikes, Wanaka, and biking the scenic west coast. We highly recommend it. Bravo! Tony R. (2015)

Friends, if you ever have the opportunity, this is an amazing way to see New Zealand. The group at GBT created a spectacular trip from which we have incredible memories and best of all fabulous friendships! Kelly & Richard J. (2015)

In our 23 years of doing bike tours we don't claim to have been everywhere on the planet, but we've been to a lot of places, and none approach NZ in everything we look for in a bike tourJim S. (2014)

This was our second tour of New Zealand with GBT. And once again both New Zealand and GBT provided us with an experience that enriched us in countless ways, and provided wonderful family memories for decades to come. They do live up to their name. Susan S. (2014)

Perfect trip – Great Leaders, Adventure, Natural Beauty, Good Food, Family, and New Friends!  Scott & Rebecca W. (2012)

Awesome company, just finished a bike trip of a lifetime in New Zealand. Loren C. (2012)

A wonderful tour in what surely be one of the most beautiful places on earth. Superb accommodations, delicious meals, well selected bike routes, and extraordinary support by our leaders! Two thumbs up GBT! Susan S. (2012)

My wife and I have done 15 bike tours, and in 2012 we decided to take our oldest daughter's family of 4 (including 2 teens) with us to New Zealand. It was an experience that will be fondly remembered by all of us the rest of our lives. New Zealand has so much to offer that is unique and beautiful, from the albatross center on the east side to the seals on a primitive beach on the shores of the Tasman Sea on the west side. There are glow worms, glaciers, rain forests, migrating eels, wilderness lakes and lagoons, wonderful inns, friendly Kiwis and more. We couldn't have asked GBT for more. Jim S. (2012)

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Virginia Bike Tour

We had an amazing time! We enjoyed riding through beautiful countryside, eating at amazing restaurants, sailing in Yorktown, and experiencing the history of this area. We will definitely be scheduling another bike trip through GBT. Nancy S. (2016)

The historic experiences, the scenery, the special historic house tour, the food, the support, the company... it was perfect! The guides were once again over the top in their attention to every detail on this trip! Tami T. (2016)

The Virginia's Historic Triangle bike tour was filled with many educational opportunities, mildly strenuous biking, weight gaining (due to the fabulous meals), plus fun and frivolity. This is our 5th trip with them, and we keep coming back because we like the diversity, attention to detail, and overall feel of the company. Thanks for a Great Bike Tour! Sandy H. (2016)

A fantastic trip. Staying in the same Lodge the whole time was great. Learned an awful lot about history. Food was great!! Duncan T. (2014)

An excellent trip in a fascinating historic area. Staying at a lovely Lodge all week was great and the meal arrangements and entertainment events were awesome! This trip was chosen as an annual reunion amongst friends who take a cycling vacation together each year. Looking forward to cycling with GBT again and highly recommend them. Lynn B. (2014)

We have been on more than a dozen bike trips in North America and Europe and this trip ranks with the best anywhere. Our Inn accommodations were on the historic site and were most convenient and pleasant, particularly since we only needed to unpack once. The restaurants we used were within walking distance and the meals were superb. Our Farewell Dinner was a sight and a taste sensation to behold. This was our first trip with GBT and will not be our last. Pete and Kate M. (2013)

GBT provided the best possible experience of Williamsburg… biking, restaurants, picnics, accommodations, and activities. They made it so pleasant that all I had to do was enjoy every moment. Judy Q. (2013)

We had a most enjoyable trip. We love the Historic City and the re-enactments. The area is beautiful for cycling with bike paths to Jamestown & Yorktown. We ate fabulous meals and great picnic lunches prepared by our leaders. I even was given a birthday cupcake on my birthday! I would highly recommend traveling with GBT! Cindy D. (2013)

It was fun, relatively easy and, for a history buffs, very rich. The GBT crew were accommodating and fun. It’s a great trip for people who are looking more for fun than fitness. Gerald C. (2013)

Fantastic time, great company and kudos to Jessica and Simon for making a very successful trip regardless of the weather (like 2 inches of snow when it was supposed to be in the 70's). This was our third trip with Simon and we intend to take many more! Mike Z. (2013)

The trip was an unqualified success. We had excellent exposure to the history of the area, and the dinners ran the gamut from college town pizza to high gourmet. Simon and Jessica took excellent care of us. William S. (2013)

Along with good biking, good food, and meeting new friends, the trip was made extra special by the included additions such as private tours, and an admission pass to most historic activities in Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. We chose to attend a witch trial, a ghost tour, and listened to "Thomas Jefferson" discuss the social and political environment of his day with audience participation, and we viewed the local militia march in review (complete with fife & drum fanfare and cannon salutes). Bob & Betty K. (2013)

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Vermont Bike Tour

We had an awesome time biking in central Vermont with GBT. As usual, Simon, Jessica and Chris are the best tour guides you could ask for and put together an amazing itinerary. Their knowledge of Vermont and biking greatly enhanced the experience. The biking was challenging, but fun; scenery was absolutely beautiful; food was topnotch; and the accommodations were in the perfect VT setting! They are the best at what they do and would highly recommend any of GBT's trips. This was our third GBT trip and looking forward to our next one in a few months! Joyce & Don S. (2016)

This was our first bike tour, and GBT made it easy for us. This is a small company and the attention to detail and personalized service was amazing. The meals were magnificent, from breakfast in the lodge to picnic lunches to gourmet dinners. Overall, this was a wonderful tour for the experienced bicycle vacationer and the neophyte alike. The staff was very friendly and polite and even went out of their way to find me a very rare Vermont beer I was desperate to try. We will definitely be traveling with GBT again in the near future. Hal B. (2016)

A perfect week in Vermont with GBT. Their deep connection to the area was obvious in the activities and knowledge they provided. Some of our best bike days ever. Simon, Jess and Chris have the ability to make it all look effortless, but their preparation and concern for their guests was remarkable. Laura F. (2016)

We have been on many bicycle tours and this one definitely ranks as one of the best. Simon and Jessica made us feel like family while providing wonderful cycling routes, delicious food and the comfort of Amee Farm Lodge for the entire week. Alyce L. (2016)

We thoroughly enjoyed our first ever bike tour and trip to Vermont. Our guides were friendly, professional and flexible, and were attentive to the individual needs of group members. We highly recommend the Vermont tour, and look forward to joining GBT on a future trip! Robin & Steve A. (2015)

Amazing! Thank you for taking care of us in style – loved the experience and you made us feel like family. We can't wait for another tour with you all. Sherry B. (2015)

Each day was filled with optional routes, site seeing, and hikes, and then completed with a five-star dinner. The lodging and personal attention was amazing. Quite frankly; we were spoiled. I cannot thank each of the guides enough for the amazing experience. Robin N. (2015)

I've taken a lot of different bicycle tours and by far this tour was the most relaxed and offered the most flexible options. If a rider wanted to do a lot of miles and hammer down, ride a little and be a tourist a little, that was fine. Or if a person didn't want to ride at all that day and play tourist or do something different, that was an option as well. This was my first tour with GBT but I guarantee it will not be my last. Diana P. (2015)

A unique feature for the Vermont trip is having a home base from which to ride each day. Not having to pack and unpack every day was very appealing to us. We highly recommend this company/trip. Dick and Gretchen S. (2015)

We saw rural Vermont – a great area to tour on bikes and the changing-leaves season made it even more enjoyable. The lodge facilities were the best with excellent hospitality. Jessica made absolutely the best meals ever, whether for breakfast or dinner, and was the "hostess with the mostest." We will definitely go with them to New Zealand. Stephan B. (2015)

We had a great time. The routes were scenic and bike-friendly. The map and directions provided were impeccable. The bikes were basically brand new and well tuned. My friend and I have taken bike tours in the past but this was our first experience with GBT. We were very impressed by their friendliness and professionalism. Nha V, Canada (2015)

My husband and I went on our very first bike tour and loved it! The tour guides were great and very informative, the bikes were excellent, and every little detail was taken care of. I thought that the tour was a little pricey at first but it was well worth every penny. We just can't say enough about the wonderful folks and great experience with GBT and the Amee Farm Lodge. Highly recommend! Martha J. (2013)

Everything was superb! From our routes, to our lodging, the food we ate, the support we were given, the attention to our safety and biking desires, and the guides, Wow! They do everything they can to make your bike trip fun, challenging if you want that, laid back if you want that, but always an adventure! I can't say enough about the quality of the tour for your investment! This is not our first time with these people and it won't be our last. Sandy H. (2013)

My wife and I are newbies at the whole bike thing and were tentative at the thought of a seven day bike tour. Our friends invited us to Vermont to bike with GBT … and we loved it! Can't wait to do our next tour with GBT! Jack T. (2013)

The bikes were first rate, and the bike routes and hiking trails were beautiful and well planned. Meals were delicious, especially the picnics. Dee Dee D. (2013)

Our group of 14 just finished a fantastic week with GBT in Vermont. The fall colors were at their peak. Absolutely stunning. The Amee Farm Lodge was very comfortable and they made us feel like family. The riding was great too. Some hills, along rivers, through quaint villages with stops at orchards, maple syrup shops, museums, and the best food with great local craft beers. Great bikes and support throughout the day. I recommend GBT for anyone who wants to see the country by bike. Scott C. (2013)

My experience was simply fantastic! The weather was knockout gorgeous, the tour organization was spot-on detailed, the equipment was excellent, and the itinerary was ideally matched to the experience level of the group. The accommodations, food, equipment, personalities, professionalism, and schedule of activities were nothing but “top notch.” I travel globally for my work where I have experienced many 'tour' operations, and I can say that GBT was as good as any tour organization I have ever experienced, anywhere. Money and time well spent! George S. (2013)

We could not have asked for a more perfect weekend of cycling in Vermont. Wonderful accommodations, beautiful scenery, and great routes. Simon and Jessica are stellar hosts. It was a great weekend, and I enjoyed every minute. Hope it will be the first of many visits. Kathleen W. (2013)

The tour was flawless and all that an avid cyclist would want, plus some wonderful diversions off the bike. The route, support, plan, food, and company were superb. This is the third time on a bike tour with Simon and I plan on going on more of them.  Mitchell F. (2013)

The mileage and terrain were perfectly challenging with spectacular views and delightful stops along the way. Lots of smiles over many miles! Would highly recommend Great Bike Tours in Vermont. Lee W. (2013)

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Georgia Bike Tour

Everything was well organized and smooth. Highly recommended for beginner as well as experienced cyclists looking to discover Savannah's environs and its history. Beautiful scenery all around. Emile & Ursula M. (2017)

This was an incredible opportunity for exercise and education. Savannah, St. Simon and Jekyll Island were rich in history and science. The accommodations were top class and the food was delicious. Lorraine C. (2017)

Great times, great hotels, and fabulous sights. The naturalist was a great treat on the shrimp boat. So, many have asked... would I do it again - Absolutely! Allyson J. (2017)

A superb exploration of the Georgia coastal region, an area with such a unique landscape, architecture and history. Highlights included: the beauty and vitality of Savannah; the vast Georgia marshes experienced from a shrimp boat; the spectacular groves of live oaks, draped in Spanish Moss; and much more. The biking was suitable for young and old, and any level of experience. Susan & Jim S. (2017)

A great time from start to finish. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and attentive. We not only toured Savannah, St. Simon and Jekyll Island by bike but there were also several other activities such as a shrimp boat ride and a Peddle tavern tour around Savannah and more. I have not been on a bike in several years and this was a great way to get myself back into it. Rosie B. (2017)

Just got back from the Georgia trip and I am a happy cyclist – it was wonderful from start to finish. The bike routes were great and the accommodations and food fantastic. Our guides were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. This was my second bike tour with this company, and I highly recommend them. Can't wait for my next one! Cheryl S. (2017) 

The tour is extremely well run. The organizers are very professional and they think of everything. The rides were great, mostly on quiet roads and bike paths with beautiful scenery. The shrimp boat was also fab. Jill B. (2016)

Seeing Georgia from a bike was great. Beautiful scenery and tons of interesting history. The hotels we stayed in were top notch and the food was abundant and delicious. Loved that this is a ride for everyone – advanced to the casual rider. The extra activities really add an extra dimension to the trip. I'm already looking forward to our next trip with GBT. Margaret M. (2016)

The itinerary was a perfect blend of great cycling, beautiful scenery and fabulous tours of the area's history and attractions. We are definitely contemplating our next trip with this group and understand why many of GBTs customers return again and again. Lisa L. (2016)

Beautiful, delicious, and wonderful biking. Accommodations, the route, and guides were exceptional. Especially liked the added activities like a naturalist explaining the dredge haul on a shrimp boat. Definitely left the tour wishing it were longer. Judy Q. (2016)

We enjoyed everything about this trip from the terrific cycling, excellent accommodations, fabulous food, and leaders beyond compare! We can't wait to take another trip with GBT! George & Laurie M. (2016)

Another phenomenal experience with GBT. Jessica, Simon, and Elliot were consummate hosts. We biked some beautiful country, had relaxing accommodations and fantastic food. Loved the Old Pink House in Savannah and the Jekyl Island Hotel. But Driftwood Beach was my favorite place of all. This tour cannot be beat. Jeff M. (2016)

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Special highlights included the "Slow Ride" (a 15-passenger bicycle) thru Savannah's Historic District, a private tour aboard a retired shrimp boat, a private tour of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and a private tram tour around the Jekyll Island Club. Great accommodations and food! Betty K. (2016)

It was fantastic!!! Loved the accommodations and bike paths and food!! Made great new friends. I took soooo many pictures. We highly recommend GBT for a fun fabulous adventure. Vicki C. (2016)

Exceeded my expectations. I hope to travel with this fantastic company again. Jeanne M. (2016)

A truly wonderful trip. Our lodgings were exceptional, the bike routes outstanding, and the tours/historical landmarks truly interesting. Judy B. (2016)

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Adirondacks Bike Tour

Most fun ever - gorgeous scenery, fascinating wildlife centers, really exceptional food, and biking, hiking, and kayaking. Felt totally safe with wonderful, knowledgeable, considerate guides, and a better bike than I have at home. Outstanding! Judy Q. (2016)

This trip was just the right balance of active biking, hiking, kayaking, and other experiences. We really like GBT’s family owned, low key style and emphasis on having fun over cranking out miles. Weather was lovely; scenery was beautiful; and the food was excellent. There were surprises every day. I strongly recommend this trip and GBT. Jerry C. (2016)

Six days biking, kayaking, walking, educational tours, and more! Our adventure tour with GBT was wonderful and something for everyone! Our first time visiting the Adirondacks and we just loved it! We liked being able to enjoy the outdoor activities, but also valued the educational aspects of the trip such as touring President Calvin Coolidge's Summer White House, visiting The Wild Center, The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehab Center, the Olympic Jumping Complex, and more. Thank you GBT for a really great adventure!! Betty K. (2016)

This was a six day adventure that truly exceeded our expectations. Simon, Jessica, and Chris are fantastic guides, very considerate and knowledgeable. From hiking pristine nature trails, visiting White Pine Camp (the summer home of Calvin Coolidge), enjoying the sunset cruising the area's beautiful lakes, and exploring Olympic venues, mountain peaks, and wild life centers by bike, foot, and kayak, we couldn't have asked for more. The food was exceptional – prepared by GBT's own chefs, and at local restaurants. We have traveled with GBT before and definitely will be with them again. Judy B. (2016)

This tour was our first but absolutely won't be our last with this company. Our guides worked very hard at not just meeting our needs but trying to anticipate them. The six day tour was jam-packed full of amazing activities in beautiful areas, without being exhausting. The food was outstanding – I loved that it was very healthy, fresh and delicious. I can't wait for our next adventure. Michelle E. (2016)

For the first time in my life... I bicycled down railroad tracks along a beautiful lake on a rail bike, stood at the top of an Olympic ski jump, had Happy Hour at sunset aboard a pontoon boat in the middle of a beautiful lake, did stand-up paddleboarding, learned about wild wolves while standing a few feet from several of them, went 60 miles per hour in a speedboat to get to a luxury dinner on the other side of the lake, and had our own personal chefs for three days. Mike & Judy Q. (2016)

What an adventure!! Would highly recommend this multi-sport adventure that included biking, hiking, and kayaking. The biking was very pleasurable (leisurely without many hills), the kayaking was spectacular (the lakes in the Adirondacks are gorgeous and numerous), and the hiking led to breathtaking views, especially at the top of White Face Mountain. We were treated like royalty. Our guides, Simon, Jessica, and Chris, were always ready, willing, and cheerful to meet our every need or want. They even arranged for our own chefs for some meals. The food they prepared, as well as the other meals, were delicious. We cannot say enough about GBT's hospitality, concern for our comfort and safety, and pleasant demeanors. What a joy to travel with them. Tim R. (2016)

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Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard Bike Tour

We had a perfect bike trip. We were awed by the peace and beauty of the Menemsha Inn. Outstanding farm to fork meals. A very special place on earth. Routes were lovely with interesting sights and fun stops. We enjoyed beach walks and boat rides. Nantucket was very special too. We stayed at the Roberts House Inn, with its well appointed rooms and great location. Fabulous bike rides across the island. We especially enjoyed our guided tour of the Nantucket Life Saving Museum. We took advantage of great weather to swim in the ocean. Beautiful beaches. As always, GBT planned a very special trip filled with interesting activities. This adventure was a 10!! Lynn W. (2014)

Highlights included a catamaran sailing adventure, beaches, lighthouses, museums, towns, and restaurants. A wonderful time to be sure! Betty & Bob K. (2014)

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