For those looking to be pampered during a cycling vacation look no further than Italy’s Tuscany region. While pure luxury and pampering certainly aren’t the only way that Tuscany can be enjoyed, if one is looking for that unique high-end experience, the region has plenty to offer. Just about every town and region of Tuscany has a broad choice of offerings that would fit that classification. I’ve taken the opportunity to highlight three of the towns that LifeCycle Adventures guests cycle touring Tuscany often choose to visit. Read more
The San Juan Islands are an undiscovered gem, often completely unknown by people not living in the Pacific Northwest. Admittedly, I had never heard of them before moving to Oregon. It’s likely that the inhabitants of the islands preferred it that way! Read more
LifeCycle Adventures loves cycling in Oregon, and it shows! It is of course our job to promote what we do in Oregon (we offer personalized cycling vacations for those wanting to explore on their own terms), but we also really love to show off our great state to cyclists more broadly. Bring your bike (or just yourself) to Oregon! Read more
The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about gifts and resolutions for the New Year. As my kids have gotten older the gift-giving process has become more complicated: they become more choosy and their tastes more expensive. This trend was seemingly spiraling out of control…until the 2013 holidays came along and I think we finally cracked it…trips! Instead of the usual “stuff”, each (admittedly, lucky) kid chose their own “private” holiday with one or both parents.
On this page you will find an archive of all LifeCycle Adventures newsletters sent in 2014. Read more
It’s the time of the year when many of us start longingly thinking about our next vacation, and I’d like to add the possibility of a self-guided cycling tour in Italy’s Tuscany region to your list.
A very single-minded cyclist can endure hours on their trainers, dripping sweat on their basement floor while watching reruns of Lost. For others of us at this time of year, our thoughts drift to the idea of a winter cycling tour. Read more
The locally-famous 21-mile Banks to Vernonia trail just received national recognition in Bicycling magazine, providing further fodder for Oregon really being an amazing place to ride. The trail is an optional component of LifeCycle’s Oregon itineraries. Check out Bicycling‘s article.
There are many ways to visit California’s Napa Valley, and several ways to explore Napa on a bicycle. Self-guided cycling on your own personalized terms is, in my opinion, the very best way to explore one of the premier wine regions in the world. Read more
California has its wine country, Hawaii has palm-fringed beaches but can any state challenge Oregon for all-round cycling friendliness? The terrain that Oregon includes has it all, from a lush and dramatic coastline with moss-covered forests, to glacier-covered peaks, a pristine high desert, the famed Columbia River Gorge, and the rolling wine country hills of the Willamette Valley. Read more