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We only use lodging that is well-located and friendly. Beyond this, however, different guests value different levels of luxury. We help you find the luxury resort, the boutique hotel, the charming B&B, or the cottage in the redwoods – as best suits you. This is just one way we combine an exceptional level of personal service with great value. Request an Itinerary and we will provide you with available accommodation choices for your destination.
Yes. If you have a favorite bike, it would be a shame not to ride it on these classic routes. If it helps, we are happy for you to ship your bike to us in advance of your trip. We’ll then have it reassembled and ready for you when we collect you at the start of your first day.
Yes. Families with children are very welcome, but bear in mind that everyone must be happy and safe cycling on public roads. We can arrange kids’ bikes or a “tag-along” to attach to an adult’s bike. If you are traveling with children, we ask that you and they pay particular attention to cycling safety.
No, that’s our job! We transport your luggage, leaving you free to explore unencumbered. You will, most likely, choose to carry some snacks and light clothing with you for use during the day. We provide panniers or a seat-post bag to help with this. We additionally offer a wine pickup service if you’ve chosen to visit a winery and make some purchases during your ride.
During high season—May through October—accommodation and our availability can book out several months in advance. So, the more notice you give us, the better able we are to match your requirements. For couples in high season, we would recommend booking at least six months in advance. Groups of six or more should plan 9 to 12 months out if possible.
However, if you are booking at the last minute, we are always happy to check availability.
Prices vary according to the duration and the type of accommodation you choose and are provided when you Request an Itinerary. If you have a fixed budget, we are happy to design a trip to that budget.
For more advanced riders, there are some great rides up into the hills including lung-busting century rides. These are classic cycling areas and some of the longer and more remote rides will take your breath away — literally.
The best areas for those looking for challenging riding are California, the Columbia River, Oregon, Hawaii and Tuscany, Italy.
Many beginner riders come on our trips. When we design your trip we match the mileage to you. So, just let us know that you’re new to riding and we’ll design an itinerary to match.
The best areas for beginner riders are California, Willamette Valley Oregon and the San Juan Islands.
Your itinerary will have a detailed list of what is and what is not included in your trip based on your specific needs. Typically, our trips include:
– Customized trip and itinerary design
– Pre-trip concierge service
– One-on-one map briefing and bike fitting at tour start
– All accommodation costs and breakfast
– Luggage transfers
– Van transfers (guests and bikes) along your route
– On call guide and van support
– 24/7 telephone support
– Detailed maps, directions, and personalized guidebook
– Wine/shopping collection service
Our refund policy is one of the most generous in the industry. Refunds depend how much notice you give of your cancellation:
|Days Prior to Trip||Refund Policy|
|More than 90||A payment of 10% of the total price is required to secure a reservation. Payment of the balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. We give a full refund less a $150 administration fee for any trip cancelled over 90 days before the start of the trip.
|From 61 to 90 days||90% of the full trip price is refunded unless you choose to rebook a trip with a start date within 18 months of the original start date in which case your current payments will be applied to the new trip less an administration fee of $150.|
|From 15 to 60 days||Your choice of EITHER a 50% refund or 75% of the trip price applied towards a future trip with LifeCycle Adventures. The latter option only applies when the cancelled trip has been paid for in full.|
|Within 15 days of travel||Sorry, no refund|
Besides cycling, there are many other great things to do on our trips. Depending on teh area you are traveling to, the options include kayaking, snorkeling, hot air ballooning, wine tasting, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Request an Itinerary and we will let you know what other options are available at your destination.
We are also happy to make reservations for any of these activities. Typically people choose to do these activities on rest days or at the start or end of their cycling trip.
When you book your trip, we will send you a Kit Considerations tip sheet. However, the key is to bring comfortable and breathable clothing. We also sell LifeCycle Adventures’ jerseys made of a light, breathable material. If you are interested in buying one before your trip, let us know in advance and we will have it ready for your arrival. See our jersey design and sizing page for more details
The one thing that all our guests share is a love of being outdoors. Other than that, our guests come from many backgrounds and have very different levels of cycling experience.
As all our trips are customized, we pride ourselves on providing just the right balance of challenge and relaxation to suit each of our guests.
We generally rent three styles of bikes: Hybrids, Road Bikes and Premium Road Bikes. The specific bikes available will differ based on your destination. Request an Itinerary and we will be able to provide you additional information regarding bike availability. In some areas, we also rent electric bikes.
Typically guests stay in the gateway city for their tour such as in San Francisco for the Napa & Sonoma tours. Your itinerary includes suggestions for accommodations in these gateway cities. Alternatively, if you let us know your preferred style of lodging we will gladly make recommendations and/or reservations.