Why LifeCycle Adventures?

Our unique blend of custom itineraries and personal service creates the perfect cycling vacation for those who want to explore on their own terms as an alternative to large groups. From the moment you contact us until the end of your trip you will find us responsive, attentive and totally focused on ensuring you have the perfect cycling vacation.

Our expert guides live in the areas in which they operate and have the passion and dedication to deliver superior service and exceptional insight.

LifeCycle Adventures gives you the freedom, flexibility and knowledge to enjoy a more authentic travel experience.

How we compare:

FeatureLifecycle AdventuresTypical Group ToursTypical Self-Guided Tours
Custom ItinerariesRoutesCustomizedSome ChoiceSome Choice
Dates and DurationYou ChooseSetFixed
AccommodationYou ChooseSetSome Choice
Lunches and DinnersYou ChooseSetOn Your Own
Non-cycling activitiesYou ChooseSome ChoiceOn Your Own
Personal ServiceGroup sizeYour Group12 to 24Your Group
Ride BriefingsAt start in person, daily by phoneDaily in personNo
On-Route SupportVan on callVan(s) trailing and guide on bikeLimited
Private ExcursionsYesNoNo
Pre- and Post-trip TransfersYesSometimesNo

Our Values:

Cycling and travel are my passions and sharing these passions has always been a dream of mine. In 2003 I left my corporate job to pursue that dream and founded LifeCycle Adventures.

However, I’m not someone who is happy with the constraints of a traditional group tour. I like having options, flexibility and choices. I love getting advice from locals but I also like having the freedom to discover by myself. These are the tastes and preferences I’ve followed in creating all of our trips.

And, every trip is personally hand-crafted. When we expanded our destinations into Oregon, my family and I moved to Portland to allow me to live and breathe the area while researching the best routes. The following year I shared these discoveries with many guests who I knew from their past trips to California. That’s exactly the life I dreamed of back in 2003.

As LifeCycle Adventures has grown, I’ve been lucky enough to find great people who share my enthusiasm. Everyone who works in the company is also an owner. Just as importantly, we’re all great friends, keen cyclists and frequent visitors in each other’s homes.

Other things that are important to us include: Meeting (and re-meeting) guests Being ethical, honest and fair Guiding where we live Supporting local bike advocacy But at the end of the day it’s our guests’ experiences that are the most important and I invite you to read some candid feedback from past guests at our Guest Reviews.

To get started, call us at (415) 366-3806 or request an itinerary. I look forward to meeting you when you join us on one of our tours.