Overall the trip was as epic and better than I expected. I especially liked the guides, the setup, and overall service. Was a trip of a lifetime, the best bike tour that I've been on so far. Before the trip was over, we were already discussing what trip to book next. ~ there's the quote.
I was blown away with Thomson Tours! As a busy professional who did not take time to plan the details of a trip, it was such a treat to have every detailed mapped out to perfection. The guides made the experience even more satisfying as they all had interesting stories to share and genuinely looked to enjoy spending time with us. I always felt well cared for on this trip. I would highly recommend Thomson Tours and especially the Colombia cycling camp to anyone looking for a bike vacation and who enjoys a challenge, beautiful country and following a well ...
Only recently have I began exploring these exotic [ to me anyways ] cycling hotbeds and I've found that my desire to explore is bigger than ever. That's what lead me to research tour companies and ultimately Thomson tours. Thomson Tours does all the heavy lifting which means for a guy like me, who is not an experienced traveller, that I can just focus on the enjoyment of riding. For that I owe you and all the guides a debt of gratitude - these memories will last a lifetime. Thanks so much.
This was my third Thomson Tour. if Thomson wasn't fantastic at what they do I would not keep coming back. Thomson has a great team, epic rides and wonderful support. Plus they offer fantastic destinations to ride your bike! I will be back for sure!
This was my first bike trip/vacation and it was epic by every definition of the word. Scenery, weather, staff, accommodations and road surface made this trip one of the best vacations of any kind I have taken. My biggest concern going into it was road conditions and I can say 90% of roads we were on were as good as they can be.
The travel day to La Gomera was fantastic. It would be nice to get two days there, but I understand the hotel/logistical problem. Also, it is very nice to have a permanent lodging for the entire trip. I wish there were some laundry facilities available. Our hand washed clothes would not dry for two days (we were on the North side of the hotel so no sun on the balcony). I took a day off on day 5, which made days 6 and 7 really nice. It would be nice if this rest could be incorporated into the trans trips ...
Ok, Tenerife & La Gomera is my 9 trip with Thomson Bike Tours. This trip is another outstanding cycling experience. Peter Thomson is always looking for opportunities to come up with new fantastic trips and to improve the existing ones. The accommodations are second to none and the support is excellent. The routes provide spectacular and astonishing views. Challenging climbs and roads in good conditions. Whether you are strong rider or a recreational rider it doesn't matter. You will get a great cycling experience. I know because they never disappoint me.
This is not a trip to be underestimated,You need to be in good condition to ride these parcours but they are the best ride set i have ever ridden period. The Thomson trip staff made the logistics effortless all we had to do was ride. The classics are just that,and this is the classic trip.
The Spring Classics trip was a fantastic experience with a perfect balance between spectating and riding. We were given the opportunity to ride most of the iconic climbs, pavé and routes for these races during our stay in the region. The trip route provided us a comprehensive firsthand exposure to the unique terrain and features of each of these Spring Classic races. We also had fantastic visibility to the pros during the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix. I highly recommend this adventure if you are a fan of the roads and races that make up the Spring Classics.
Peter: I'm 71, and clearly there were some spots on the course where my max heart rate was a limiter. On a couple of the 20+% pitches I stopped mid way to recover, 10 breaths, then went ahead, something I've not had to do in the past, and I trained harder for this tour than the one in 2018. Still, apparently not hard enough. When the B leader (Sergi or Pere) was with me I said, "I'm going to tell Peter that I'd like to do this tour again, but when he tells me to take a beach holiday instead, ...
Para nosotros es una experiencia incomparable, las rutas elegidas con mucho detenimiento y conteniendo lo mejor.... el staff es lo máximo!, al segundo día ya nos sentíamos como con amigos de toda la vida, calor humano pero sobre todo profesionales de primera!!!... Creo que es un reflejo de una empresa bien capitaneada, organizada con profesionales bien elegidos.
A fantastic trip with great hotels, routes, weather and companions. One of my favorites (and I think I have now been on 9 trips). The food was superb and the riding sublime. Day 6 will go down in my memory as one of my favorites days on the bike. The route through the forests was exhilarating. I had a smile on my face all day. Thank you again Peter for planning and executing such a wonderful bike vacation. Thomson never disappoints.
Often when you look forward to a trip you build it up so much in advance that it can't help but end up disappointing you when it actually happens. In my case the trip exceeded my expectations. Great riding, great people, great hotels and great food. I rode over 800km and gained weight! Loved every second of it and will be back as often as I can.
It was a superbly arranged trip: great scenery, challenging routes, excellent road conditions, low traffic, superb hotels, dedicated and caring support from staff, camraderie In abundance from everyone around. It was as close to an ideal experience as I could have envisaged. I am already looking forward to hearing about Thomson new VIP destination for 2020
This was a delightful adventure summiting Andalucia's best climbs and traveling it's prime roads, flanked by wildflowers, olive groves, and limestone formations. Expertly supported and full of challenge. A+++
This was the perfect trip. First and foremost the rides were amazing! The ride leaders, van support, food, was all coordinated just right to make sure everyone had a great ride experience. The hotels were outstanding. The locations were all perfect, the food delicious, and you could get massages which made a huge difference for the next days rides. Lastly, the Thomson staff is simply the best. They are the nicest most supportive and fun folks you could possibly ride with. I loved this trip!
This was my first trip with Thomson and I was thoroughly impressed with the planning, organization before, during, and after each ride as well as the overall trip. The completeness of the trip planning book, the quick responses to emails by Leeanne, the timeliness and punctuality of pick-ups, drop-offs, ride departures, meetings, etc. It's a well oiled machine that looks to find the small discrepancies and fix them before they become big ones. I enjoyed the trip and the way it's run so much that I signed up to do another trip to the Dolomite's in June 2019.
Super trip in every respect. Staff were like family. I especially appreciated the availability of alternate shorter days that were still very challenging and allowed for EFI riding for those of us who are not as advanced or in the "seniors" category.
Simply a quintessential Thomson cycling experience. Perfect routes with stunning beauty, unparalleled support from the vans, and an absolutely professional support staff. Thomson trips are the highlight of our year. Many Thomson staff members feel like our family. We often start planning our next Thomson trip while in the middle of our current trip. The best times I have ever had on a bicycle have occurred while on Thomson trips. I can't wait for next our next trip!
Brian Davis, USA — 2019
AMGEN Tour of California VIP Spectator Tour
Jacinta is an exceptional leader who makes is committed to providing a fun & engaging experience. Accommodations were excellent. VIP experiences were always fun. My fellow participants were fun & knowledgeable about cycling. A great event for cycling nerds.
Marti Kranzberg, USA — 2019
AMGEN Tour of California VIP Spectator Tour
It was amazing and the opportunities we had were beyond my expectations. If your a cycle enthusiast this is the trip for you. You'll never get closer to the action than this. Jacinta is a phenomenal trip guide she feels her only duty is to make sure her guest are taken care of and have a great time and she does that ten times over.
Kathy Nix, USA — 2019
AMGEN Tour of California VIP Spectator Tour
This is a wonderful trip in the U.S. Because this race isn't widely known (except to enthusiasts), there aren't huge crowds, the bikers are more accessible and you can see things and get to places that you would miss in Europe. We had a great time and would highly recommend it.
Teresa Gardner, USA — 2019
AMGEN Tour of California VIP Spectator Tour
You guys know how to do these tours!! Great guides, excellent accommodations and food, unbelievable access to the race!! Lifetime memories and friends!!
Trans-Cantabria will surprise the most seasoned cyclist with its incredible and varied routes over amazing landscapes culminating in an epic ride (and most likely partial walk!) up the indescribable Angrilu.
Our group has done a number of trips with Thomson. As with the others, the riding was fantastic, the staff was superb, the food was wonderful, and the hotels were great. The Angliru was intense and the Lagos de Cavadonga was amazing.
I absolutely loved the riding in Cantabria. The traffic was minimal. The scenery far exceeded my expectations. The food was, as is usual for Thomson Tours, outstanding. Our guides were very friendly and thoughtful, Ada and Ricard in particular.
This was only my second trip and thus far the best. I liked how the routes were setup with increasing difficulty each day. It gave my legs better chance to improve over the course of the week. The entire staff did a great job and were very personable. We felt like we were leaving old friends at the end of the trip. We also made great connections with the other clients and hope see them on future trips. Everyone got along just great and encouraged each other throughout the trip.
A week like this is why Thomson have my wife and I as repeat customers - a group of riders who were great company; enthusiastic, talented and customer focussed staff who are a pleasure to be with; and a magnificent bike ride across a route with a series of superb climbs and stunning vistas. We were lucky to be able to climb Lagos de Covadonga on a bright, sunny day - it was, for me, the highlight amongst many other memorable experiences.
One of the best parts of this trip outside of the cycling, guides, and the country of Spain, was the Guests. Was really nice to have all of the guests returning from prior trips. All of the guys were comparable from a ride standard. Didn't have to wait too long. Glad the wives were able to participate, but they needed a separate vehicle which created to many guys in a van.
The trip was very enjoyable and gave me another entire understanding of the superiority of the professional tour riders. The almost unworldly beauty of the Dolomites was visually enhanced by all the snow. The Italian Alps and Dolomites need to be ridden to really understand the terrain of the Giro d'italia. Was an experience well surpassing what I thought I would encounter. The logistics and support of Peter and his staff gives everyone the opportunity for a lifetime experience that will be unforgettable!!!
Thompson tours are the best in business. Giro trips offer nonparallel experience to ride remote but very beautiful cols you would never hear of otherwise. I highly recommend this trip to those who love Italy and its culture.
A stellar riding experience with Thomson with great support staff, particularly John and Rob on food and transport, and Libert, our superstar ride leader, who enabled me to successfully tackle the biggest mountains in the Dolomites. Nothing was too much trouble and clients needs were catered for wherever possible. It was an experience I'll cherish and I will ride with Thomson again. Andrew Foster
This was the most well organised and professional cycling trip I've done. The staff were incredibly supportive and attentive. The locations we rode and the things we saw made everyone back home very envious. The riding whet my appetite for more! I'll definitely be back.
Having never been on a bike tour before, wasn't sure what to expect. Chose Thomson because a friend had a very good experience the year before. If you are in doubt, don't be. Thomson excelled in every level of professionalism. From the choice of daily routes, to the terrific van support (those guys are the best!), to the quality of rental bike and mechanical support, I was overwhelmingly impressed. The nightly briefings by Peter (answering ALL the questions), the last minute planning because of weather mandates, the group leaders nurturing and making sure all their group was accounted for, it ...
The Trans Dolomites trip was a truly amazing experience. The rides are stunning and provide a real challenge. Our trip was limited a little bit by closure of some of the high passes (Stelvio and Gavia) though thankfully we had perfect weather all week which certainly made up for that. The support provided by Thomson was impeccable and our guides were great company. The accommodation was superb and the food was tasty and plentiful. I can not recommend this trip highly enough.
If someone is looking for an epic challenge, amazing rides, 5 star service, excellent hotels, food and people look no further then Thomson tours. I can't say enough about this entire trip and Sergi our ride leads enthusiastic smile that went along with his support of each rider!
So impressed with every aspect of this trip, from the stunning route planning, to the professional level of support, and the well-presented and thorough daily briefings. Staff all had great personalities, and Juan knows how to take advantage of each of their strengths, offering such an amazing riding experience.
I didn't quite know what to expect but the trip really exceeded all my expectations. The rides were phenomenal and the service/staff were excellent. I don't think route planning could have been done any better. The staff was knowledgable, helpful and most importantly interesting to ride/converse with. We had some weather (heat) related issues and they handled the situation very professionally. I had a fantastic time, thanks for everything.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Trans Dolomite's Tour. It was a well coordinated trip to ensure the epic climbs were accomplished, customers were challenged while simultaneously taken care of. The evening pre-ride briefs were professionally done, the rides started on time, and it was a well organized trip. I'll be back for another Thomson Tour in 2020!
This was a trip of a lifetime! The Piedmont region is rustic and beautiful, while the climbs were picturesque and magnificent along rustic quiet roads. The staff were excellent, top notch, always helpful and able to answer any questions about the region. What a trip! Thank you!
A bucket list trip that certainly lived up to expectations. Fabulous scenery, spectacular riding and good weather really made for a memorable trip. As always the Thomson staff did a great job and ensured everyone had a great time. Can't wait for the next trip.
I have been a repeat Thomson client for 15 years and I keep coming back because of the great riding and outstanding staff. My latest trip was the Trans Piedmont and it was fantastic. That part of Italy is so beautiful and the roads have little traffic. Peter consistently puts together amazing routes which are so well thought out. But what sets the trips apart is the staff, they took such good care of us and were flexible and accommodating. Amazing trip!
Jim Cracraft, USA — 2019
Swiss & French Alps Private Trip
Another great Thomson tour taking in the iconic climbs in the Swiss Alps during our private tour, then joining the French Alps public tour for the amazing climbs in France. Once again the logistics and execution were top notch. This was my 5th Thomson Tour and I'll definitely be back.
Toby Suhm, USA — 2019
Swiss & French Alps Private Trip
Just an incredible, memorable and challenging 12 days traversing the Swiss and French Alps. As usual, the Thomson staff took great care to ensure our experience was first rate.
Bucket list trip. Exceeded expectations. Crew were superb. Tight knit bunch of professionals who know what passion for cycling their clients have & do everything to make the trip an unforgettable experience. No hesitation in recommending Thomsons to anyone aspiring to live their dreams on the bike.
This was my first trip of this kind and I three days after returning home I and trying to work out how I can fit another one into my busy life in the very near future. Credit to the entire Thomson team lead by Juan for making this trip such a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Could not have chosen a better tour operator to do what was my first Bike Tour ever, the friendly and knowledgeable staff were keen to make my experience the best possible. Thomson Bike Tours prepared a challenging route for our enjoyment, the ride is broken up in to different groups according preference and skill and somehow it works for everyone, TBT have all minor details covered
The Thomson Trans-Alps tour was an awesome experience and gave myself and friends the chance to conquer some of the greatest climbs in France. Group leaders were dedicated and professional at all times, passionate about cycling and bent over backwards to make sure we all had an enjoyable trip. All abilities were catered for, from the slower folks to those with great ambitions, there was a group leader who could push them. Would highly recommend to others and would love to do another tour with them.
We have experienced 2 other cycling tour companies and neither offered the same level of service as your company and team. The attention to detail regarding bike maintenance and cleaning (for all bikes, not just the rental bikes) was greatly appreciated as it likely mitigated delays. The food in the support vans was just amazing - there was truly something for everyone. The protein snack options provided at the end of the hard days is very thoughtful and helped with recovery. The cohesiveness of the Thomson Tours team was apparent and greatly enhanced the experience. Thanks for a great tour.
The level of customer service provided by our support team was amazing and far above what I expected. They were extremely flexible, quick to jump on any question or request, and always there with a smile,
Epic rides, excellent staff and support, and an engaging group of riders with varied levels of ability who were all challenged during the trip. It would be hard to have a better experience for my first cycling tour. Thank you Thomson.
martin mariani, USA — 2019
Tour des Alpes Private Trip
Thank you Thomson Tours for delivering a great experience. The service and attention from the Thomson team was first-rate through-out the trip - no request was too much trouble. Our ride leaders and van support, truly enhanced the experience of riding in the French Alps. I'm sure without them we wouldn't have seen or done as much if we were on our own. Thank you again for an tremendous trip that I'll always remember.
Jeff Lem, Canada — 2019
Tour des Alpes Private Trip
We chose TBT for this private trip because of the many rewarding and positive experiences I've had on 10 prior TBT trips. The customization of ride route and elevation gain allowed more club members to participate than likely would have otherwise. The staff was on their game all week and they provided impeccable support, as usual. Overall, it was a wonderful opportunity for 11 friends to become even better friends in a relaxed and beautiful environment.
Dennis Zuliani, Canada — 2019
Tour des Alpes Private Trip
Riding with Thomson is like going home for a vacation.....
Cosimo Crupi, Canada — 2019
Tour des Alpes Private Trip
Everything was great - staff especially was excellent
Sanjeev Sawni, Canada — 2019
Tour des Alpes Private Trip
Fantastic climbs and scenery complemented with absolutely top notch guides provided the trip of a lifetime!! Can't wait to do another one!
The trip overall was a wonderful experience. For any serious cyclist, the Dolomites are a must - challenging climbs in one of the most spectacular settings on earth. Our ascent of Stelvio was the most beautiful climb of my life. You guys delivered a trip to remember. Thanks a lot!
Thompson Tours lived up to their reputation, Cycling Vacations designed for serious cyclists with minimal designed van time. Unfortunately for us weather and a road closure required us to shuttle a good bit. Beautiful venues and hard riding! Incredible support! Great job! Super Pro! Would've nice to get some swag (tee, hat or other). S
The trip was very well run, the staff were all amazing. One thing that really stood out for me was that when the weather got bad and roads were closed, the team jumped to figure out an alternative route to keep us riding. When it was really nasty rain, they made sure everyone was safe. It was unfortunate we had so much bad weather since we missed some of the best climbs, but nothing can be done about that!
Riding the Dolomites, including the iconic stages and climbs of the Giro was a dream come true. The staff made us feel at home and provided great support throughout. The food was great. We shared the suffering and the fun with great friends. The Sella Ronda day weather was perfect and the ride turned out to be the best ride of my life. The scenery was spectacular and Aitor did a great job guiding us throughout!
This was my third Thomson Tours trip and really appreciate that the entire staff on each trip has really gone out of their way to make sure each rider has the best possible experience. Thank you Thomson Tours!
In spite of two rides being interrupted due to weather, I had a great experience overall. The staff were consistently in good spirits and always willing to help, the daily briefings were detailed and specific for safety and direction assistance. The group we had was among the best. Another well-organized trip.
Truly a memorable week of riding with exceptional support and beautiful scenery - the riding was challenging but rewarding. As usual, the support from all of the Thomson staff was excellent - we did miss Peter, but Sergi and the team did a great job taking care of us - thanks!
This was an excellent trip. The itinerary was hard and ambitious. We had to keep moving the entire time. The staff did an outstanding job keeping us on track, while meeting our needs, and making sure everyone was comfortable. I wouldn't change a thing. Great staff - everyone gave me the impression that they were always willing to do whatever was necessary to make our experience the best! Thank you to all!
Extremely well organized and professional; thoughtfully planned routes on beautiful roads and spectacular climbs every day; fantastic support and logistics; and great hotels and food. The trip of a lifetime!
The Trans-Pyrenees trip provided a chance to test my limits, experience an amazing part of the world, and experience classic big climbs. My experience did not disappoint, our goal to ride every mile was achieved and the fantastic support and organization from the Thomson team made it possible. The route was well thought out and going coast to coast created a great collective experience.
The Andalusia trip was another fantastic Thomson adventure. The support was excellent with a great crew of van drivers and ride guides - they catered to the needs of each ride group. The two primary hotels were resort quality and made great home bases. The routes were challenging and though not as iconic as the Alps, Pyrenees, or Dolomites, it was exciting to see a new part of Spain - and there's plenty of challenging climbs and quiet roads to explore. As always, what made the ride was the great camaraderie that formed quickly between the riders and the Thompson ...
Wow... Wow... Wow.... y'all do it right.... Even though the climbs are Crazy..... thats what i sign up for.... and you didn't let me down.... Always a GREAT time and Accommodation were bloody AMAZING...!! Thanks a Ton Joey
Definitely a great trip full of stunningly beautiful rides, challenging climbs, great hotels, traffic-free roads. Overall we had good weather. It exceeded all my expectations and the landscape is amazing. Impressive staff support which in my view is the best in the business. This is my 10th trip with Thomson Bike Tours and they have delivered nothing more than excellent experiences every time. Definitely a must do cycling trip!
Another fantastic trip from the pros. The recent improvements (post-ride recovery meal and rolling buffet instead of pit stops at coffee shops) made a huge difference over my previous trips. The staff were, to a man, so supportive and friendly and made sure we all had the best trip possible. The hotels were wonderful and comfortable. And the rides were simply exhilarating - very difficult, but all the work was rewarded with beautiful views and fun descents. I'll be back again soon!
great rides with beautiful scenery excellent support and accommodations, could not ask for more
andrew danyluk, USA — 2019
I was impressed with the ride leaders and van support. The staff was extremely helpful and generous. I had a great trip and look forward to doing another one!
Andrew Melick, USA — 2019
Personally I had no expectation since I had never done anything like this and this trip was beyond the best I would have hoped for. Well done!!!! First class. The weather was great on top of everything else.
Todd Cawley, USA — 2019
Fantastic... plan to come back and bring others
Brent Warnecke, USA — 2019
Coming from Australia I was a bit concerned I would struggle on these long climbs but I was pleasantly surprised that I managed okay. The bikes were excellent and I am glad I did not try to bring my own bike as the bikes provided were just as good.
Chris Copeland, Australia — 2019
This trip truly exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. I have been back to reality for a couple weeks now and still think about the experience daily. The rides were beautiful and well planned. I felt challenged and surpassed my expectations for myself, probably because of the fantastic ride leaders. I am a relatively new rider (who prepared hard for the trip) but was amazed by how much I learned thanks to Tim & Scotty. The hotel and food were wonderful. When planning the trip, I thought my favorite part would be the viewing opportunities up close of the ...
Alison LePera, USA — 2019
It was an absolutely wonderful trip, and we loved every second! We can't wait to do it again!
Rachel Stanley, USA — 2019
Keep up the good work! What a great once-in-a-lifetime experience. Simply cannot wait to plan our next trip with Thomson Cycling Tours!!
Robert Lewis, USA — 2019
This was a trip of a lifetime. The staff made it so much more pleasurable. There were some tough rides with amazing picturesque views that made it unbelievable. If you love the Tour you will love Thomson Tours.
Cindy McBurney, USA — 2019
Apart from the attention to detail - the ride briefings, the support vans, everything - one of the things that made me feel extremely safe and comfortable during the rides was seeing in plain view how close-knit the staff were. Everyone always seemed to be communicating, seriously when things had to be serious and jokingly when things were less serious, and if one person couldn't solve a problem he / she always knew who could.
Andrea Tongco, Singapore — 2019
It's difficult to describe this week as anything other than a dream come true! You and your outstanding team delivered an incredible experience. The hotel was great - particularly the food! My bike was perfect (looking forward to the new disc brake fleet ??) and the guys were extremely helpful all week with any technical issues. The rides were amazing and I can't wait to be back in Europe cycling with TBT!
Ross Sly, Australia — 2019
Our second time with Thomson and this experience reminded us why we returned. A fantastic mix of adventure, cycling, and experiencing the Tour. Guides are exceptional, and focused on ensuring guests have the unique, once in a lifetime experience. Best of all, the variety in the ride options allows both the extreme cyclist and the those that aren't so extreme to still experience some incredible climbs and cycling experience. We have made some fantastic friends and created many memories from both tours we have done with Thomson. Motivation for me to get back into work, so I can pay for ...
Rachel Dubois, Singapore — 2019
True cycling trip run by serious cyclists!!
Jason Jung Seok Woo, Korea — 2019
What a wonderful experience. I felt so well cared for by the ride leaders and van drivers while out riding. I had wanted to go to the TDF for several years and this experience was beyond my wildest dreams. Thanks so much.
Jennifer Brennan, USA — 2019
It was a "trip of a lifetime". Great people, great group organization with adequate flexibility. Quality equipment and rabid attention to detail. The Canyon bikes were great bikes. I felt confident on them and they were quick and responsive. If I were to provide some feedback on options it would be this. (And perhaps if I had specified it in the original sizing requests this would have been a non-issue.) I would have loved to have cranks longer than 175's, (I ride 180's usually... I'm tall and built like a girl ... all leg). I would have also loved to ...
cricket howard, USA — 2019
The trip was extremely well organised and supported by very friendly and helpful staff. Having previously used another provider and having now experienced the Thomson Tour I would always use Thomson for any future trips.
Peter Cartsidimas, Australia — 2019
Ride iconic climbs in the Alpes with your own pro ahead of the Tour de France!
Fred de Sauvage, USA — 2019
I have been on other tours(early 2000s) that followed the tdf and yours is by far much better. Overall organization, attentiveness to your clients, choice of rides and hotels hits the mark. I definitely feel I got my monies worth.
Dan Eaton, USA — 2019
Its difficult to articulate in words what an amazing experience this was. A trip of a lifetime for the cycling enthusiast. Fantastic routes, Tour access and the friendly, competent, experienced support staff were just some of the details making this an outstanding vacation. We evaluated other tour operators and in a just a few days we knew we had made the best choice. You have a great team at Thompson and your preparation and knowledge of the area to manage our rides and spectating efficiently were noticed and appreciated!
Cheryl Sherwood, USA — 2019
Will email more. Boarding door is closing on the plane. Another fantastic Thomson tour.
Steve Cantonis, USA — 2019
What an amazing experience. Well organsied and well managed. 100% better than I imagined. The support from the Ride leaders and the Support vehicles was exceptional and the whole group got along like a family for the week. To climb these iconic climbs such Alpe d'huez, Galibier, Glandon is a real bucket list and a must for any avid cyclist. Can't wait to do it again.
Tony Pignata, Australia — 2019
The KOM Alps trip was truly the experience of a lifetime. It was the perfect blend of riding and race viewing. Every detail was worked out and the staff and ride leaders were amazing. Can't say enough about it and can't wait to go again!
Laura Kucharczyk, USA — 2019
The Thomson KOM Trip thorough the Alps was fantastic. Routes for all levels, and guides to cover any ability. All friendly, knowledgeable, making the daily rides super fun. We planned to do all the extreme rides, but reality crept in, and it was great being able to pick our group daily as we assimilated into the larger group. Peter and the entire gang are clearly very tight and work so well together. No logistic obstacle was too much, especially considering this years Tour. Peter and team were always upbeat, and made this special trip to the tour unforgettable. I am ...
todd collins, USA — 2019
Great trip, well organised, good friendly helpful staff, tough rides, fantastic inside into the tour race.
Mark Skacel, Australia — 2019
An excellent choice when choosing a bike tour. Staff is very helpful from mechanics to ride guides. Nice food and accommodations. A great way to experience the Tour de France.
Sharon Aspinwall, USA — 2019
The best organized cycling trip that I have experienced. The planning, support and communication were outstanding.
Kevin Woods, Australia — 2019
This was the best trip of my life. The experience, people, and rides exceeded my expectations and we're planning the next trip. I was concerned about the rides and my level of fitness, but everyone was encouraging and supportive. Thomson provided the information and opportunity to choose the right answer for me. The Thomson staff was engaging and friendly. I'm so glad we chose Thomson, they were agile and organized. I can't image the planning required to execute this trip. The Thomson staff loves riding and I felt like they had a united goal to provide the best cycling experience ...
Cathy Harris, USA — 2019
Thomson Bike Tours has assembled an amazing group of staff to support these rides. From the food, routes, support, accommodations, every detail has been thought about and perfected. Everybody was passionate about cycling and excited to be out riding. The daily routes were well planned, and the coordination and communication with staff and guests was seamless. Lastly - access to the tour was incredible - start villages, finishes, major climbs - we got to see it all. Can't wait for the next trip!
Lisa Walker, USA — 2019
Peter Thomson and the Thomson company is truly a first class operation. This was my first time on an organized group ride out of the states, and I was amazed by the organization. Anytime you get a group of people doing something athletic during a huge event like the Tour de France, the only predicable thing is that there will be surprises. Peter and his team handle the unpredictability beautifully. The staff are all professional and fun and all around great people...people that you will enjoy spending a week with while you suffer up some of the most iconic rides ...
The Spain gravel trip was a real adventure with lots of technically challenging gravel trails, tough climbs and amazing scenery. It was a great way to discover the territory between Barcelona and Girona Spain without sharing the road (most of the time) with cars!
If I could turn around and ride it back, I would. After a recovery day. I'll be posting in-depth reviews of the trip and Grail on mamilmusings.com within a few days. The trip was spectacular, beyond tire spec I wouldn't change a single pebble. L'Avenc was sublime and needs to be used more, maybe a few nights and loops in the area?
This was a great trip, especially for a dirt enthusiast. The trip involves rides across a range of dirt surfaces (maintained smooth gravel, to rough unmaintained rocky single track) in the beautiful Catalonian countryside between Barcelona and Girona. I am a full time road rider without dirt experience (went to ride with friends) and while there were some technical sections I had to work my way through I still enjoyed the trip tremendously.
This was my first experience with Thompson and I thought the overall package was excellent. Great guides (including Peter) who were always attentive to our needs both on the road and apres-cycling. Great hotel that had all the nutrition options and comfortable rooms. The spa and pool associated with the hotel was nice to have and I made use of both.
This trip was met with the most unexpected weather and road closures possible. I was impressed with Jordi and the team and their ability to make changes to routes and plans on the fly. We didn't get to do everything we planned on the trip, but with the challenges thrown at us, we were able to ride every day and make the best of the situation. Testimonial: "I love riding with the Thomson staff. I'm able to ride at a high fitness level and push the limits without fear of getting lost or not having support when needed. Jordi, Sergi ...
Despite some bad weather, overall a great trip and the guides were fantastic and professional and adjusted smoothly when the day's route had to be modified on account of weather and/or road closures. I definitely look forward to my next Thomson trip! (Please contact when the Thomson online store is up and running!)
Great care and focus by staff throughout the week. Smaller size group gave staff the opportunity to relate and serve and they took advantage and were totally engaged. Everything "fit" ...the rides, the hotel and location, the ability of staff to improvise key changes when necessary ... Excellence abounded at every circumstance and the pleasure and comfort of all participants was obvious throughout. It is difficult to imagine how the trip experience could have been better...
I do think the food is disappointing at the Hotel Mogan and I think you should organise some nights out at good local restaurants. For example I had lunch at a delicious asador one day, please ask Pera for the details.
Peregrine Cust, UK — 2018
Italian Alps Private Trip
Just fantastic. Great organization and attention to detail meant it felt like being a pro (without the power in the legs) - full support and no problem was too difficult. Fun, social, and very professional - a class outfit. Can't wait to do it again.
Jason Yujnovich, Australia — 2018
Italian Alps Private Trip
The trip was exceptional in all respects. I honestly could not think of anything that could be improved and will be highly recommending Thomson Bike Tours to others.
Lee Schofield, Australia — 2018
Italian Alps Private Trip
The whole group reported being very pleased. Well done.
Stephen Kearney, Australia — 2018
Italian Alps Private Trip
The trip was absolutely fantastic -- partly due to the iconic climbs and scenery, and equally due to the excellent organization and assistance from Thomson Bike Tours. Everything we could have wanted was provided, and the hotels, food, support, riding and overall experience was wonderful. I would have no reservation in recommending them to others.
Ryan Sommerville, Australia — 2018
An excellent week of riding. These are the quietest roads I have ever ridden. Magnificent scenery and some unusual hotels made this a trip to remember.
Linda Taylor, UK — 2018
Thomson Bike Tours is the best bike trip that you will ever go on. The routes are exceptional. The staff go above and beyond. All I have to focus on is cycling, The rest is taken care of. I keep coming back for more!
Richard Jones, Canada — 2018
The experience riding in Spain was Inspirational. Fantastic routes, virtually no traffic and amazing service. Challenging; but the support from amazing guides helps you tackle new heights. Thank you.
Clare Hamill, USA — 2018
If you did the trip again, I would suggest staying at the next to last night hotel for 2 nights. That was an incredible setting. Thanks, it was a lot of fun, and you all do a great job. Annie
anne usher, USA — 2018
Thanks again Peter for a wonderful route and hotel selections. Sorry that the weather didn't work out to your plans. I love Catalonia and will surely return (either with you or on my own). The scenery is spectacular and the riding is just difficult enough to make it worthwhile. Perhaps next time there could be a little time in Andorra?
David Pick, Canada — 2018
Peter and his team once again outdid themselves. Thomson has to be the best outfitter in the business. On the subject of food on the trip, specifically breakfast and dinner, although very adequate, I would suggest a greater variety of fruits and vegetables at each meal.
David Gould, USA — 2018
I enjoyed the trip - Catelonia is beautiful and the climbing is certainly challenging. The weather played a factor with heavy rain the first couple of days. I would like to have had the list of riders and their home town/country prior to the trip.
Alexander (Sandy) Bracken, USA — 2018
Great trip as always. Beautiful scenery, challenging riding and fantastic support!
David Boots, Canada — 2018
Many of the roads seemed to be known only to the locals. We benefited from that local color, I felt Sergi's "fingerprints" all over the routes. The obscure routes on virtually vehicle free roads was really nice.
steven southworth, USA — 2018
I really enjoyed exploring Catalonia - Peter and Sergi crafted a great and challenging course that took us through many new and unexplored (for me) roads. Very little traffic, challenging climbs, beautiful scenery and great hotels really made the trip special - this is a treat for those riders who are ready to move beyond the "big name" climbs and look for new challenges in rides and climbs, exposure to Catalonia's unique culture and beautiful scenery.
Richard Siegel, USA — 2018
I absolutely loved Catalonia. Roads were so peaceful, the route was so thoughtful and the people on the trip were just all around fun. If would be it, ahead of Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites. Distances, elevations, scenery were all fantastic. All of this in the pouring rain! Great job yet again, Thanks
David Hill, USA — 2018
Some of the most spectacular landscapes I've ever ridden. It rivals some of Tuscany's most beautiful scenery. The van support made the difference, especially being able to re-fuel along the way.
Richard deVito, USA — 2018
Great trip. Perhaps it was a little too large, but size was not a serious problem. Some of the food was not up to previous standards but again, that was not a serious problem and did not detract from what was an excellent trip in every respect.
Steve Johnston, Canada — 2018
This was my 8th Thomson trip and the Trans Catalunya ranks right up there with the most difficult and most enjoyable of the Thomson "Trans" trips. Great scenery, quite (almost deserted roads). Truly one of the most enjoyable Thomson trips for me.
Cosimo Crupi, Canada — 2018
Great organization. Unparalleled support Fabulous clientele. Good hotel facilities Sensational route Hotel food under-delibered (based on expectations of great Catalan cuisine)
Alejandro Catania, UK — 2018
I loved the crew and the route. Chatting with John, Peter, and Gino were my favorite moments. EVERYBODY on your crew was phenomenal and I loved the other cyclists.
The Spring Classics are tough, gritty, and the weather is a challenge. There was rain and hail on the Amstel Gold course. We wouldn't have it any other way. Well, a little sunshine would certainly be welcome. Would I do it again? Yes.
I have done cycling training camps in the US. The Spring Classics through Thomson Bike Tours is the best I have ever experienced. A winning staff, a challenging collection of rides and a lifetime experience. I did not want the eight days to end. This trip combines hard work, spectacular riding and the legacy of European professional cycling. My heart-felt thanks to Jordi, Dani, Miqui, Saul and Sergi.
Fantastic experience that exceeded my expectations! The race viewing was very exciting! Riding the legendary Spring Classics courses was a dream come true. The Thomson staff was top notch and the Canyon bike I rented worked out great with no issues. Riding the Paris-Roubaix Challenge was a once in a lifetime type experience. Can't wait for the opportunity to join another Thomson trip!
I have had a longstanding dream to watch the Spring Classics and to ride the courses. This trip on inspection seemed to fit the bill - I particularly liked the openness of the webpage in publishing interactive detail of the overall itinerary and the daily rides. Suggested confidence and professionalism.I also liked that the emphasis seemed to be on the riding and watching rather than celebrity and brewery. The price seemed expensive to me but then I recognised the trip was to be occurring in peak cycling week in Belgium. As it turned out, the trip fulfilled all my expectations ...
Trip was great. Rides were epic. Would have been nice to have a better hotel arrangement in roubaix.
Graham Cobb, Canada — 2018
Riding the high Alps of the TDF has been top of my "bucket list" for many years. It was a dream come true to climb the Alps and doing it with Thomson bike tours made it so easy and enjoyable. It exceeded my expectations and I would love to do it again!
Tim Coleman, New Zealand — 2018
My friend and I thought this was a once in a life time trip. In speaking with many of the riders, they thought the same thing, but they have come back for many years of more riding and adventure. I am inclined to do the same. It was an excellent experience, the riding, climbing, scenery, hotels, TDF access and most importantly, the staff made this an incredible experience.
Patrick Ruane, USA — 2018
I really enjoyed the tour! The routes were incredibly challenging, yet beautiful. The ride leaders and the support vans were awesome. I was blown away by how majestic the scenery of the climbs. I definitely recommend doing a Thompson Tour!
Jordan Turner, USA — 2018
The trip exceeded all my expectations! I was a little worried how it would all come together with the amount riders, but the briefings the night beforehand and gpx files provided made things very easy. The ride leaders and all the support crew did an unbelievable job. I highly recommend Thomson Bike Tours to anyone considering an organised ride of this type. JOB WELL DONE!
Cameron Ferries, Australia — 2018
Just a great experience with a well oiled team. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting a taste of the Alps.
James Toye, USA — 2018
I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the trip. Thanks for everything.
Eric Troisi, USA — 2018
This has been on the top of my bucket list for many years, and I am so glad I chose Thomson Bike Tours. The logistical support of moving a group of more than 60 riders all around the French Alps is daunting enough, and they did it without missing a beat. Support while we were riding was top notch: each small group of riders had a support van and at least one support person pedaling with us. They took care of every detail from pick up at the airport to drop off a week later. Getting access to watch the ...
David Dugas, USA — 2018
The Thomson crew is top notch. The ride leaders have in depth knowledge of the climbs and are able to give even the average rider tips to make even the most difficult ride comfortable. They know when to challenge you to work harder to reach the top, when to offer encouragement, and they know when you have had enough and let you know it is no shame to accept a ride to the top.
Larry Goodreau, USA — 2018
Thomson Bike Tours is a VIP bicycle experience. First class from the beginning of my planning, to the end of the trip. They take care of every detail. Everything is carefully planned and executed per plan. No worries. Just show up and ride. This was my best sporting experience ever. Lots of challenging rides, wonderful food, and fantastic ride guides. A definite bucket list trip.
Rolf Olsoy, USA — 2018
Had a wonderful time, met some great people, made new friends. The cycling was massive, more than I expected but felt a great deal of satisfaction at the end.
Stephen Horwell, New Zealand — 2018
Excellent routes and outstanding staff. I can't wait for my next trip
Michael Kane, USA — 2018
Awesome, The entire trip was well planned and executed. Most importantly the people from Thomson were fantastic to spend time with. I really enjoyed everyone I interacted with during all parts of the trip, wether riding or support, everyone was full of energy, positive, and worked hard to make it a great trip. I wouldn't even think of another tour group in the future.
Tait Eyre, USA — 2018
We never worked so hard to get ready for a vacation! But our training paid off and we were able to ride some of the iconic climbs of the Alps and see some key Stages of the Tour de France. We loved every minute and have amazing memories from our trip. Thank you??
Janis Denning, USA — 2018
Amazing experience, it was well worth the money! The whole Thomson Bike Tours crew was really nice and on top of things! I am definitely looking forward to my next trip!
GILBERTO RODRIGUEZ, USA — 2018
Estamos gratamente sorprendidos por la calidad del servicio brindado durante todo el viaje, no se les escapó ni un solo detalle, el staff excelente con una calidad humana única, siempre con una buena cara para los clientes, los servicios, hoteles ... TODO!! Mis felicitaciones a Thompson, seguro seguiremos disfrutando de sus servicios!!!
Cynthia Lantigua, Dominican Republic — 2018
In 30 plus years of cycling on numerous mountain roads, these were the hardest climbs and best cornering descents I have ever ridden.
Craig Burow, USA — 2018
A trip I tell my friends to put on their bucket list. Excellent routes and it was so good to do all the famous climbs. A very professional crew. Great TdF viewing opportunities. I'm still buzzing.
Cor Vink, New Zealand — 2018
The trip actually exceeded our expectations! It was better than we imagined! We could not have imagined a better TDF experience! Perfect combination of riding and viewing. A dream come true! We want to give a big thank you to Peter Thomson himself. He handled the transportation crisis of getting us from Saint Lary Soulan to Paris for the finale after the train station fire brilliantly. That was no easy task and he made it look effortless. We truly appreciated the work of the entire staff of Thomson who made sure that our trip was such a success! Again, a ...
Brent & Shereen Welling, USA — 2018
We had an incredible time riding in the Pyrenees and the viewing of the Tour de France was sublime. We had intended this to be a once in a lifetime experience and we were not disappointed! The Thomsons team (mechanics/ride leaders/van drivers) were superb. They all went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic time. The trip was very well organized and the choice of location (in Saint Lary Soulon) worked really well. We were pleased to be able to stay in the same hotel for 6 nights and not to have to spend hours on end ...
Faye Drew, South Africa — 2018
This was our first cycling vacation for my wife and I. We saw it as an opportunity to see the Tour de France up close. Mostly though to see the countryside and ultimately Paris. We chose Thomson Tours because of online reviews like this and have to say that we were very pleased with all aspects of the vacation. From the initial contact with Leeanne to the rides, food, van support and logistics that were handled by Thomson. Everything was top notch. You essentially just had to hop on your bike and ride. And what rides they were. The ride ...
Daniel Martinez, USA — 2018
We truly enjoyed our entire experience with Thomson Tours. I am soooo happy we were able to get to have the awesome experience we did! We will treasure the memories of the wonderful time we had for a lifetime. Thanks to every one of the special people we met for helping to make it top notch! Peter did a fantastic job of coordinating & taking care of all of us!! ;-)
Janell Martinez, USA — 2018
What a trip! Thomson does a great job organizing and putting on a first class trip. We got our moneys worth on the trip. It was a great value for what we paid.
Scot Moore, USA — 2018
It was a great experience and will be recommending it to others.
Adam Lawer, Australia — 2018
Beyond all my expectations.
Randall Johnson, USA — 2018
My first Thomson's Bike Tour was an amazing experience riding in absolutely World Class surroundings, climbing iconic Mountains and Cols. And backed up by similarly World Class Ride Captains and resourced vans with encouraging and friendly Drivers. Peter Thomson is a very charismatic, friendly and fun tour operator, and I would recommend going on a Thomson tour to my cycling friends.
Scott McLennan, Australia — 2018
Trip was amazing! The rides were super tough but exactly what you want on a trip like this! Staff are attentive and supportive! A week like no other! Loved it!
Ryan Macpherson, Australia — 2018
It doesn´t matter how many times you have imagined yourself riding in the legendary roads of the TdF, being there with Thomson will exceed anything. It is worth every penny, and it will leave you with ever lasting memories. So many, you feel your head and your heart will explode.
Christian Faesi, Mexico — 2018
You can use my comments in my thank you letter to Peter on the website if you wish. Trip exceed my expectations for food, cycling, staff and camaraderie of the other riders.
Kevin Cronin, USA — 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my week with Thompson. Having watched the tour since c1981 (when ITV world of sport used to show weekly highlights) through the C4 days onto ITV 4 and Eurosport, to get to experience the riders coming towards you on on the Col de Val Louron having just climbed it a few hours previously will live long in the memory. As will the visits to the depart village and the VIP stage end in Laruns. The organisation and hospitality from all the Thompson staff is amazing
Trans-Cantabria is the best trip I have taken so far (this was my fifth Thomson trip). Beautiful mountains and hotels. Jordi,Llibert, Dani, and Cesar were great guides allowing us freedom to test our limits on all aspects of cycling. We rode!
The Thomson tour of Cantabria was exceptional in every way. It's starts with a well organized staff that seamlessly took care of every detail and simply put were just fun to be with. At the beginning of each day the bikes were ready, the rides were well planned, the roads were smooth and the natural beauty of Northern Spain was truly inspirational. During the rides the support was complete and flawless, lunch was delightful, and the staff provided a well balance approach to each ride and as always leadership to get us to each destination. At the end of each ...
Trip of a lifetime! Guides, routes, hotels, vibe, logistics were all 100 percent spot on. Rare for everything to line up this well. Far exceeded my expectations, and I expected alot. Have never had a trip come together as perfect as this one.
Portugal is an amazing place to ride and Thomson has put together an incredible route that shows just what the country has to offer for the cyclist. The roads are excellent and wonderfully free of traffic, the scenery is awe inspiring, and the hotels that Thomson uses are just unbelievable. I've done many TBT trips and this has to be one of my favorites.
The trip exceeded my expectations I went into it focused more on the epic riding and was in awe of the remote roads, spectacular scenery, cobbled historic villages, beautiful hotels/monasteries, delicious food and incredible Thomson staff!
I had a great experience on this trip. The climbs were challenging without being brutal (which for me is important to avoid injuries early in the season). We had some rain, but generally it was warm and usually brief. The traffic required attention on portions of the rides, but we had many nice stretches of beautiful scenery on quiet mountain roads. The food, coffee and water were all excellent. This trip changed my opinion of Colombia as I felt it was a very safe and interesting place to visit. The idea of traveling to a new country (and continent) was ...
The Colombia ride camp was better than I thought it was going to be. The rides were shorter than the usual Thomson rides, but they were plenty tough. It was an experience riding the same roads that so many pros train on. The ride leaders and support were top notch as usual. I had a great time and got home quite a bit stronger on the bike than I had been when I left.
Judy Fujita, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
The trip was fantastic, and combining it with a Medical Continuing Education experience was great. I hope to do another CME trip with you soon! The people on the trip made it so entertaining, both guests and staff! Another great job.
Jonathan Laine, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
Thomson put on a great tour through Tuscany. How fun to ride a week and have all of the details sorted by a top notch staff.
John Swanson, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
I have just finished my first dedicated supported bicycle trip. Thomson Tours provided the ultimate support. We had small manageable groups, each supported by a support van and a guide. Everyone of the crew was an accomplished cyclist and they knew when to teach and when to leave us to the climb, which was of course frequent. Although the rides were planned and ridden in advance, they were also amenable to ideas and equanimous under pressure. The food and accommodations were five star, knowing just what to provide and when. The rental Canyon bikes were excellent especially with the electronic ...
Rick Woods, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
I was so inspired I crashed so we could have a demo of cycling first aid
Michael Dunn, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
This was an outstanding trip. Radda was a great choice of a location as it is small, intimate and picturesque yet had shops, restaurants etc. The hotel was first class, great location and clean. The dining setting was sublime with its view of the valley and outdoor atmosphere. Food great, meals took a while but I understand, it's Italy! The riding was fantastic, great roads, minimal traffic and quite challenging terrain. I underestimated it a bit as there were no huge climbs but the continuous nature of the up and down was quite a workout. And of course the scenery ...
Tom Andersen, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
Incredible scenery, riding, safety, food, hotel, town. The staff at the hotel fantastic. The routes amazing. I would love to see a social afternoon/cultural event to add a little local flavor to the week. You could do a cooking class (optional), visit to a winery, castle or olive oil. Lots of cool options in Tuscany.
Emily Evans, USA — 2018
CME Tour of Tuscany
Trip leaders with some encouragement arranged alternative last dayriding into Siena along Strada Bianche race route. Then we had lunch in Campo plaza in Siena. That ride was amazing: road, gravel, Siena views then 20% climb into Campo. We appreciate the extra effort to allow for world class finish to trip
This tour was as tough as advertised, definitely not for the faint of heart. Frankly, at 10,000' of climbing a day for 14 days, I found it too hard (and I ride every day at home). I would have enjoyed this tour more if there had been 2 transition days - one at the end of the first week and a 2nd midway through the second week to give a little break from the climbing and a chance to recover. Something like Sluderno to Bolzano after the day on the Stelvio and then another ~50 mile flatter day during the ...
I knew it would be tough and I did not have the base of miles I would have liked. The trip exceeded my expectations. The camaraderie, support, sights, food and accommodations were amazing. Thank you all!!!
This was my fifth Thomson trip. The quality of the staff, the support, the transport and hotel logistics and, of course, the cycling is what keeps me coming back. This was probably my most challenging two weeks' cycling. I couldn't conceive of doing something like this without Thomson-like support. Thank you all!
The Ruta Negra Italia includes some incredibly challenging rides, but it's doable, and well worth the effort. The range of different terrain is amazing and completing the route provides a real sense of accomplishment. Accommodations and food were excellent throughout. And the staff was fantastic.
An amazing trip. My first trip, TBT came highly recommended and they easily surpassed all my expectations. A great job by great people. Keep up the good work, I am looking at planning my next trip already.
John Kippen, Australia — 2018
Swiss & Austrian Alps Private Trip
This is the fourth bespoke trip our group has been on with Thomsons and they keep getting better. Sergi and the team ensured everything ran smoothly and the preparation and planning was highly evident. Well done to all and thank you!
David Jackson, Australia — 2018
Swiss & Austrian Alps Private Trip
Outstanding in every regard. I had the most amazing experience. It was wonderful wonderful and the most wonderful wonderful!!! Thank you to all, esp Sergi, Llibert, Saul, Cesar & Miki.
Silvio Del Vecchio, Australia — 2018
Swiss & Austrian Alps Private Trip
Sergi and his team just get better! Special mention for Saul - he and Sergi feel like brothersto me but on the trip Saul was so attuned to what the group was feeling - of course his efforts in looking after Gary were extraordinary I'm convinced also that Llibert is a cycling savant - the time he spent refitting me was over and above the call of duty
Armando Sgroi, Australia — 2018
Swiss & Austrian Alps Private Trip
Was a hugely pleasant experience, the routes superbly chosen for maximum safety and comfort. Accommodations excellent and great to have luggage waiting for us each night. Van support was outstanding as was the ride support too. One too remember!
These trips are excellent. This is our 13th trip of I don't know how many. We love the challenge of the ride, the organization, ride leaders, and wonderful places we have visited the past 9 years with Peter and the gang.
TBT's Trans Alps Challenge was an extraordinary experience. It is indeed a challenge - and in the first couple of days, I pondered early end points for myself. And that is perfectly fine. The staff would have accommodated me, and knowing that allowed me to ride with ease. In the end, I rode every mile - including the double ascent of Ventoux. The overall experience I had was spectacular. Knowing that I had excellent support from Thomson's staff allowed me to push myself a little harder, and to experience the great satisfaction of achieving a goal. The reward for all ...
Fantastic support from the Thomson team, roadside and back office too. The only thing I would change, if feasible, is the choice of restaurant at the hotel which did not have their own restaurant. (Or alternatively consider a different hotel).
Since I started cycling i've always dreamed of riding the famous cols of the Tour. I had no idea how special and memorable the reality of the experience would be. The itinerary created by Thomson tested our mettle. The dedicated and passionate staff gave us the freedom and confidence to take on the challenge through preparation, attention to detail and by being there on the rides, both on the road and with the support vans. All in all, the trip exceeded all my expectations to give me a memory and feeling of accomplishment that will be with me all my ...