June 23 - July 1, 2024
The total price of this trip is $5495 per person. At this time we need just a $500 deposit to hold your spot on this very popular ride.
Complete info on what's included and what isn't can be found here, but basically everything is covered except airfare.
Need to Cancel Right Away?
You have 14 days from the time you register to cancel without penalty. You get back that entire $500.
Trip insurance is available from Travel Guard, and covers you if you can't make the trip, or get sick in the middle of the event. You can read all about it and get a free quote here. No sales call; no hard sell.
The insurance costs about 10% - 15% of the price of the trip, depending on which options you pick.
If you decide to buy trip insurance we recommend that you sign up for the trip first, BEFORE you buy coverage. (It's just easier that way). Trip insurance questions? Happy to assist -- just contact us.
You'll be charged a $500 deposit on your credit card.
An additional $1,000 per person is due 30 days after you register.
The final balance isn't due until May 15, 2024.
We'll send you an invoice for the balance. You can pay that balance by credit card, or pay by check and save $100 per person.
The price of the ride is based on two people per hotel room. Please list below the name of the person who will be your roommate.
If you want us to find a roommate of the same gender as you, we're happy to help. Please enter Find Me a Roommate in the space below. We've had quite a few requests from both men and women looking for roommates, so join us!
If it turns out that we can't find you a roommate in a sane amount of time we will refund all of your $500 deposit.
If you want a private room each night just for yourself it costs $950 extra for the entire trip. Just write, "Private Room" in the space below and we will bill you accordingly.
Hotel rooms have one or two beds. Please let us know here what you prefer.
YOUR BIKE RIDING STYLE
Tell us about your bike riding style! There is no correct answer -- we go at YOUR speed (not the other way around!)
You are NOT bound by this answer -- it just helps us estimate.
Please complete this statement: "I would happily eat the following items as a main course..."
Please check ALL the items that apply.
Be as honest as possible so we can take extra-good care of you!
NOW THEN... In the past we've had minor trouble when, for example, people check the box stating they will eat beef... but when we get to dinner they say, "Well, I COULD eat beef... but I really prefer not to."
Absolutely nothing wrong with that answer! If you really prefer to skip beef, do NOT check the box stating you would be happy to eat beef!
SO...please check ALL the items you would HAPPILY eat for a main course.
We need at least 14 people signed up to make this trip work. If we have fewer than 14 I lose a lot of money, and once when I wasn't paying attention my accountant said something about losing money being very bad.
Reservations usually come in apace, but If we get to April 2, 2024 and we haven't sold enough slots, we'll cancel the trip, notify you, and IMMEDIATELY refund 100% of what you've paid. Your cost is zero.
All this a long-winded way to say that if you are one of the first to sign-up we appreciate it, but I wouldn't dash out and purchase trip cancellation insurance or book a non-refundable airfare just yet until we confirm with you on April 2, 2024 or earlier.
Non-Pedaling Friends, Spouses, Siblings, Sweeties...
We often hear from wonderful cyclists who say, "My companion does not pedal but they want to come along anyway -- is that OK?"
We think they'll enjoy the great meals, the nice people, the sun and swimming, being with you... (And don't forget that e-bikes are available too!)
We are happy to transport folks in our vehicles, and we'll get them to the next city on the itinerary as fast as we can, but please understand that our core duty is to the bicyclists -- passengers may be delayed just a bit while we tend to our cycling chores.
Please note that non-cyclists pay the same price as people riding bikes.