- This was my husband's and my first bike tour and first tour with EXPLORE. We had a wonderful time and were thoroughly impressed with Andrew Perryman, our guide, the detailed route maps, the comfortable accommodations and marvelous breakfasts. The pace of this trip, which was rated easy, was just right for us. With plenty of breaks in a day of riding even our longest day of 60 km. was completely doable. Staying in one hotel for two nights in two instances provided the opportunity to take a day or two off, too. Andrew has developed some nice traditions on this trip such as stopping for wine tasting (and buying) on day two which allowed for a convivial pre-dinner social hour in one of our hotel's gardens later in the trip. One tip: EXPLORE asks participants to bring their own helmets. Since we didn't want to bring ours from Canada, we bought them at a large sporting goods store in Paris called Decathlon. Thanks Andrew for a great trip.
Published on: 21 October 2016