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The founder and chairman of ACC is an awesome tour operator. Thank you for your good work! The ACC trip I take every summer is truthfully the highlight of my year.
Looking forward to another good ride. Thank you for your help and dedication to cycling.
Awesome trip again! Thanks so much. Your help/patience is much appreciated.
Thanks – amazing life experience!
It was well-organized and well-run, I thought. Better yet, the organization was able to adapt to changing conditions or circumstances when necessary.
I have participated in over 30 multi-day bike tours since 1994. The ACC tours have been among the best and I will certainly return for more tours with Gary. I will keep an eye on your website to see what you have planned for next year and the years to come.
Met lots of good people. It was very sociable. Lots of freedom to do your own things. Certainly was well worth the $$. I am sure a lot of work goes this. Thank You.
We indeed found that Gary and his crew made the entire trip a real treat with the services readily available to help out. We met others who had also been on more than one of ACC Eastern Canada tours, so that also speaks well of how smoothly things are organized. The only real variable is the weather, which NOBODY can predict or change.
I thought the tour was run very smoothing, with just enough surprises (good ones) to enhance the experience. …guide kept in touch with everybody and informed of what to expect, where to find food, local suppers, distances, etc.
Again thank you for organizing a great trip. It has become an annual end of summer tradition for me. A great test of my biking and a great way to meet other cyclist.
Have nothing but praise. ..looking forward to more.
I wanted to write quickly and thank you for designing a very enjoyable cycling trip. Both Lois and I had a terrific time, and beyond bicycling really enjoyed our first exposure to Nova Scotia. The province is beautiful, and at least by standards of further south, rather un-commercialized and unspoiled
Another most excellent tour.
I appreciate how well the organizers worked together. I didn’t have to worry about running out of water, nor about little particulars that might have occurred. It made for a stress-free ride.
We enjoyed our Liked the comprehensiveness of the way the tour was organized, the staff and the way the tour was supported. We had a great time, your staff is terrific, the days were well planned.
Fantastic trip – thanks for everything!
I biked three summers–Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland and Quebec Province– with Gary and ACC, and had a blast every time. I enthusiastically tell anyone who bikes about his tours.
Thanks for the !trip of a lifetime!
As usual it was great. Amazing scenery, cycling, and group spirit. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
Everything was well organized and the staff friendly and efficient. I really enjoyed the route. There were inland roads and coastal roads. No day was too difficult. There were excellent restaurants along the was for those of us who wanted to eat excellent Island food.
The first two days were long and uphill, and after that it was mild riding, even the 80 mile day in the rain. We chose to do a combination of camping and B&Bs, which seemed to be a nice way to go, although there were many who camped each night. Getting food became easier as the trip went on, and cooperative cooking of meals increased as the trip developed. All of this adding richly to the experience. We had a great time and would certainly go an another Atlantic Canada Cycling Ride again.
Thanks to the support drivers and all staff. An excellent show of teamwork. Very pleased with all. Each and every one on staff a great big thank-you. You worked hard.
What a great low-key operation. Thanks to you all.
My first ride, Baja, Mexico was done in the 80’s. The second goal was the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I rode this in July. The opportunity was Gary Conrod, (www.atlanticcanadacycling.com) who conducted a tour of the trail as part of his schedule of rides.
Gary runs well organized but hands off tours. He trucks your luggage, arranges for campgrounds, and supplies a simple route sheet. The rest is up to you. The cue sheet gives one word directions (left, right) at local landmarks. One day he used an actual sentence… “Left, Listen! We Said Left! Don’t Go Up The Hill”. You get the idea. A unique feature of the cue sheet is that it locates the first and last restaurant of the day and a likely stop for lunch (if they are open). And for those eating in camp, the location of a store where you may put your bagged purchase in a bin provided. Gary will then pick it up and bring it to camp for the end of the day. Ice cream is not a good purchase.
Meeting people. Sharing stories. Visiting places off the beaten track. Rubbing elbows with the locals.
ACC tours are absolutely the highlight of my year. What’s not to like. Good staff, good leader. You should consider charging more; running close to the margin can’t be low-stress.
Thanks for going the extra mile.
Caroline and I want to extend to you our greatest appreciation for opening our minds and bodies to the experience of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your leadership was absolutely superb, and your attention to all riders needs and queries was outstanding. The route and accommodations could not have been better.
Thanks for another fantastic and memorable trip. You guys do a great job.
It was a positive experience & the camping part worked out smoother than what I thought! I liked being part of a group , having some organized structure but yet being free to do what I wanted.
Trying to make everything work for people as long as it was within reason; friendliness & ease to approach; lots of heart and personal pleasure from all of you doing your best to make things work for everyone.
The route planning was fantastic. Support crew were superb. Organization of the truck and equipment was amazing. Staff knowledge of the area was really good.
I have not forgotten the wonderful Newfoundland Tour – unforgettable!
Thanks for everything. I will never forget.
What you are doing is priceless and I’d do it again.
Beautiful scenery, well planned routes, nice camping areas, good showers, competent staff, usable information for each days’ activities. It is always nice when the people on the tour all get along and interact well together.
The riding distances were very good, with ample time to stop for the major interest points. The description of how to prepare for the next day was good. The tour organization was excellent. The truck was always open when we needed it. The list of places to stop was good. The hints about what to explore were very good suggestions.
The campfires were good. Socialization was excellent. We meet a lot of very nice people. All in all it was a fantastic tour. The size of the group was very nice.
Meeting new people from all over, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.
I arrived back with a sore bum and a tired body but I was ecstatic with the ride I’d done. Even in less-than-ideal weather I would do it again in a heart beat. This tour was impressive, especially considering the price. I felt taken care of along the way. I would recommend it to any first year rider who is looking for a great challenge and awesome excuse to take a road trip out East!
Liked it immensely – it was awesome!
This will be tour number 6 with you and all my memories of cycling with your company are wonderful. I look forward to cycling Cape Breton Island again with you and your staff. I’m trying to talk a few other friends in coming up for the tour but I don’t think I’ll have any takers…but you never know.
Dear Team ACC, your’re the best! Thanks so much for great biking experience – we will never forget it!
Splendid weekend! Well-conceived and managed. Many Thanks.
Great trip! You haven’t aged (much)!
The group dynamics were the most important factor to me in having a good tour and they were really excellent. There was a positive supportive and hospitable energy on the whole tour. It feels wrong not to be seeing you all again! I’m certainly up for more ACC tours in the future. Peace, love, happiness…see you on the road.
Thanks for another fantastic memorable trip.
We really enjoyed the freedom to tour Nova Scotia seeing what we wanted and without needing deadlines.
Since I’ve never attended one of these before I have nothing to compare it to but it seemed to be very well organized and run. Obviously a lot of work went into this.
The laid back attitude of the ACC crew and operation made it feel like I was heading out with a group of friends who were genuinely interested in showing us the best Nova Scotia had to offer. Every destination and attraction along the way went above and beyond my expectations. I only wish there was more time to spend at some of these places – perhaps more two day stops like the one in Lunenburg. The beach front campground on the last night was breathtaking. I also really liked the interactions with the other riders and getting to know them throughout the trip.
Extremely well run tour. Rules to make it nice for everyone, but not in your face. This was one of my BEST vacations ever!
Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!
I enjoyed the “discovery” aspect and the relaxed attitude greatly.
Thank you so much. Your kindness and helpfulness will not be forgotten.
Thank you so very, very much for all your help + for organizing trips like this.
I liked the fact that everyone can do the trip in their own way – no pressure to be anywhere and no competition. You can feel free to do what you can at your own speed.
It’s been a great trip. I enjoyed the tour and will definitely be back!
Enjoyed the tour immensely. Met wonderful people. Realize some people like to bike on their own and with different paces, quite understandable. It was nice to chat with everyone at camp.
Most enjoyable bicycle event I have attended.
The last eight days couldn’t have been better. Grateful to all of you for the kindness, inspiration, hilarity, & rich memories
We loved the trip. It’s a real privilege to be able to see the area, travel with a group of like-minded cyclists in a thoughtfully designed tour.
We feel we got more than our money’s worth.
After that first tour I decided to do as many of your tours as I could over the years. Thank you for yet another great tour. Hope to see you again in another year or so.
Campgrounds were good and the food system — which we were hesitant about before the trip, not sure how well it would work — actually was great. Great setup with the dishes and cooking tools, crate and cooler system, and daily grocery pickups.
I did a circuit of Cape Breton Island with this company. One of the most memorable trips of my life.
We signed up for the July PEI tour and are really looking forward to visiting PEI! We did the ACC tour of Cape Breton Island a dozen or so years ago and loved it. ACC provides a quality tour at a reasonable price. See you all in July.
We participated in the PEI tour five years ago. Had such a good time that we talked [friends] into joining us this time. We appreciated all the extras that were a part of this trip.
Superb! Couldn’t have been better. Nowhere to improve!
I’d like to say that I had a very enjoyable time. The people were indescribably welcoming, the organization excellent and the countryside beautiful.
It was great. The scenery was spectacular and biking was a great way to see it. Further, as long as you were prepared to swallow your pride and take the sag wagon there was no reason why an averagely fit person couldn’t take the ride. Generally the organization gave you support but didn’t run your life.
Congratulations on all your hard work – it is appreciated on our behalf. Makes the holiday so much easier for participants.
I highly recommend this trip. The camping facilities were great (I did stay in a B&B at Crows Head). Labrador was magnificent. I liked the idea of being able to hike, cycle and perhaps sea kayak all in one day. I would recommend bringing along some water proofed booties for cycling as we did have rain one evening. Also I recommend taking along warm clothes as it can get quite cool especially as you travel farther north. A good tent is essential too in case you get rain.
I met a great bunch of people on the Tour. Gary and his staff did a terrific job. It is a trip I could easily repeat and I highly recommend it as a place you must see.
Wow! How can we thank you enough for this life changing experience. You gave us such a gift! Thank you for being you!
I enjoyed the other people on this trip, the scenery, the choice of campgrounds and appreciated the coordination of all the logistics – ferries, etc – that were required for a trip such as this one.
I sure enjoyed the Newfoundland ride and all the wonderful people I was privileged to ride and adventure with. I have had many great conversations and stories to share with my friends and family.
I hope your season of tours has been a good one for you. Would love to do another adventure with ACC.
You run a great adventure tour, and I thank you again. See you next summer.
Gary Conrod runs a fantastic tour. He knows his stuff. This is my 4th one with ACC. You’d love it!! hope to see you again one day soon!
I think it was well organized. Overall though the coffee was always ready, and the gear ready at the end of the day. The food and beer stops were easy to find. I think everyone in your organization wanted to make it successful for all the riders.
Very satisfied with organizational aspects. Staff went out of their way (literally) to accommodate us.
Good variety with mix of long rides, short rides and off days. Got good value for the cost of the tour.
Newfoundland was even more beautiful and rugged than I had imagined. Every day included a new discovery and new adventure. The crew was wonderful. They were always ready to help and made me feel safe and comfortable. Great job!
I thought it was an exceedingly well run tour. Suggestions for side trips were I thought it was an exceedingly well run tour. Suggestions for side trips were great.
This is my first bike tour, and thanks to you it won’t be my last.
… an awesome support team. Everything was so well organized and I felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip.
Just wanted to let you know what a great time I had cycling with you in PEI. This was the first time I’d gone on an organized tour. I really liked how well you thought out the itinerary, and provided us maps so we could set our own pace and alternate the route if we liked. I found some gravel roads that put my mountain bike to good use.
I like to provide somewhat for myself, so the chance to cook and camp without having to carry all my gear solo was nice. It was easy to make friends, yet have as much time alone as we wanted.
If you ever need a local recommendation Maine, Id be glad to talk with anyone about the PEI tour. Hope I will be able to go on the Newfoundland tour someday.
Thanks for the great tour! I liked this way of taking a holiday, and will consider doing it again.
We like the relaxed format (ie no guided bike tour, etc.) where you can do your own thing each day. As repeat people, its really fun to meet up with people we have met on the other tours.
Thanks for another great bike tour!
Beautiful landscapes, good exercise, and meeting nice like-minded people. Cape Breton blew my expectations away with the landscape and elevation. Very fun, beautiful and GREAT exercise.
I loved it so much I wanted to do it again and share it with friends.There’s lots to write about: the lovely people we rode with and met along the way, the rugged beauty of Newfoundland, the hills, the wind, the rain. It was hard and challenging and rewarding. You’ve got to want to travel this way. You have to think the rewards outnumber the hardships. And you’ve got to train and get ready and make cycling fitness part of your life. That’s true for all of us.
Logistics are pretty strong. We like the meet-and-greet, pot luck etc. We like the camping and the flexibility to book a room for some of the trip. Strong pit crew. Grocery stops, coffee. Really like that you carry dishes, silverware, cups, pots, etc. We appreciate your research on notable things on the tour.
Meeting new people, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.
Liked freedeom to ride at our own pace and schedule and eating on our own without commitments.
It was a fabulous combination of scenic beauty, congenial camping and cooking, and reasonable cost.
We have traveled a lot but liked very few places as much as your Newfoundland tour. All the many people who we sent our virtual slide show to commented on the natural beauty of NF.
First class function. After lots more experiences elsewhere Ive come back to appreciate it even more by contrast to the other events.
Overall, the ACC tours offer a unique experience with lots of great biking, outstanding routes, and always a great group of fellow riders. For a few weeks when we get back home we are in great shape!
Good job all around. No complaints. Thank-you for all tour time + effort. Much appreciated 🙂
Familiar with Atlantic Canada Cycling from past tours. Your tours are organized, good assistance around camp, and very reasonably priced. Thanks for opportunity to cycle with you.
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