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Meeting new people from all over, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.
Beyond beyond beyond my expectation! Super amazingly fun!
Thanks a lot. Your hard work really paid off. I had a great time.
I had a great time. The route planning was fantastic and ensured we were always on safe roads with great views. Also made sure we saw the best of Nova Scotia.
We feel we got more than our money’s worth.
Thank you for your endless passion for bike and people. I call you "marchand de bonheur". I had a great time again and feel happy and refreshed.
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.
It was a grand time. Loved the mix of trails and over the hills rides. Having to break-down and move camp only every other day was a real nice feature of this tour. Spectacular feeling on the road and views. Description of the trip should not lead participants to think it is all bike paths. I love paths because am very traffic adverse, but the better scenery is often the backroads over hill and dale rather than along old rail lines.
I remember the Cape Breton tour clearly. It was fantastic. I hope to do another tour with ACC one day... sooner than later.
You did a first rate job! I am by nature a cynical person. Your people did a first rate job, and you can quote me or use me as a reference.
I would like to say thank you for one of the best event I have ever participated in. It was great. I do have one regret, it is that I never did it before now. I loved the people I met, a great bunch of people and your staff was very helpful and great to have around.
Very satisfied with organizational aspects. Staff went out of their way (literally) to accommodate us.
I hope you are well & you have the Best Cycle Touring Organization out there.
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.
Best tour booklet ever, thanks. I mean that sincerely, after having cycle toured with various companies. Cant wait to start this trip.
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.
This is our third tour with Atlantic Canada Cycling. We are excited and looking forward to another great vacation.
It’s a treat to be able to enjoy such a well-run event.
We wanted to thank-you again for an awesome weekend! We really enjoyed our first tour with Atlantic Canada Cycling and look forward to more. We appreciate all you did to make sure that we were safe and secure on the trails and on the campsites.
Despite the weather is was a well-organized and run trip. It was the best way to see the Cabot Trail for my first time! Again thank you for all that you did.
You run a great adventure tour, and I thank you again. See you next summer.
A great trip. Thank You!
Thank you so much. Your kindness and helpfulness will not be forgotten.
It’s been a great trip. I enjoyed the tour and will definitely be back!
Great job, great company.
I appreciated everyone's efforts and how hard you all worked to make this a strong, supportive and fun event. Everyone did a great job, and I appreciated knowing you were all there. Overall, it was a challenging and immersive experience but a very rewarding one, and I am really grateful I got a chance to do it.
Thank you all for making this a special trip to remember.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…it was life altering!
We did the Cabot Trail on rented hybrids and had no trouble with the hills. Suggest you do some hill work prior to the tour. It’s a very nice scenic tour and ACC does a great job with supporting the riders. Enjoy.
Thanks for the most amazing trip.
We have travelled with various bike touring companies,you are one of the well organized,super service,and happy crews of all. Till next trip.
Keep the tours coming. Thanks
Congratulations on another fine trip. The tour allowed sufficient opportunities for additional mileage. The tour gives back more than what is paid for. Looking forward to next year if I can make it.
I'm always looking for ways to de-stress my life. For me, an adventure vacation is an amazing opportunity to meet people with similar interests and set life's worries aside. I kept in contact with my family but did not check my email - not even once.
Loved it! Somewhat hillier than I had expected, but I enjoyed the challenge. And having completed it, Now I can brag about it. Plus I can say again, it was so beautiful. We saw all kinds of things along the way.
Still telling people about your wonderful bike tours -- we hope to get back and do another trip before you're done!
I had such a good time I will make all efforts to return next year.
I hope to do Cape Breton this year. I very much enjoyed how well you and your guys organized PEI. Thanks!
A great trip of Eastern Nova Scotia. Thanks for sharing your beautiful piece of the world.
Another 10/10 trip - excellent views, routes, and friends.
The northern peninsula of Newfoundland contains some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes I’ve ever beheld. It’s also full of moose, which are a thrill to observe. The food is fantastic (provided you ask the chef to broil or bake your fish, rather than fry it), and the cultural landscape is sparse, but interesting.
I would highly recommend this trip, and, I’m already thinking about where to go next, I’d do it again!
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!
Spectacular riding and great company. I couldn't have imagined it better. Thank you for a great experience everyone. Great program and support; don't change a thing.
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.
I loved it! The distances were manageable, the campgrounds were lovely and the biking was beyond amazing!!
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.
Looking forward to another good ride. Thank you for your help and dedication to cycling.
I could not decide between PEI and Cape Breton so decided to do both. I knew PEI would also help me train for Cape Breton as I did not have much time to prepare beforehand.. Thank you for the trip(s) of a lifetime.
Thanks for everything including all my questions. Thanks also for all the wonderful riding routes, especially the ride from Dingwall to Cheticamp.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation
Had a great time. Another thing off the bucket list. Loved it. Thanks so much
This was my first time in Newfoundland. I always wanted to go but was put off in the past with the thought of a lot of rain. I was pleasantly surprised. We had great weather for the most part and were blessed with a lot of sunshine and warm weather at the beginning of the Tour. I just fell in love with Newfoundland. I loved the scenery and the people were very friendly, the roads were clean and the air was fresh. Hiking was great in Gros Morne park even though we could not hike to the top because of the nesting season (not open until July 1st). Saw lots of moose and some caribou and of course whales
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 consider your event the best bicycling tour experience I've ever had.
This was my favorite organized bike trip thus far. I've been on five before this one. PEI is absolutely beautiful! You did an outstanding job on this trip- kudos to you!
Would like to offer congratulations to all who had a hand in the organization - and a big thank-you.
Thanks for another great bike tour!
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.
Another great tour! Thank you so much for everything you did for us. Hope to see you on another tour.
2 cabs 3 buses 2 planes (thats one way) from Manhattan, everything was great.. Gary and staff did great job.
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.
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!
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.
Everything seemed very organized - I was quite pleased.
Thanks for going the extra mile.
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you Atlantic Canada Cycling!!!
Many thanks, PEI is truly a beautiful province.
The last eight days couldn't have been better. Grateful to all of you for the kindness, inspiration, hilarity, & rich memories
You were the right combination of people to make this biking vacation enjoyable. Thanks so much.
It was a fabulous combination of scenic beauty, congenial camping and cooking, and reasonable cost.
You’ll have the time of your life!
Thanks for an intro to Lac-Saint-Jean by velo.
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.
I was very happy with the tour and felt it was well done. It was an amazing trip.
We took a tour of Prince Edward Island with you that we’ll never forget. It was a highlight of our bicycling years. ..your tours were the greatest, you really planned them good!
A chance to see a part of the country I hadn't seen before; having superb support from you and meeting up with great people who all share a common goal.
Thanks for making the biking so much easier. Great routes. I’d like to do another tour with you another time.
...affordable, adaptable, informal, friendly, accommodating, great knowledge of the area for the details that only natives or near natives would know.
I did the Cabot Trail tour a few years ago and can recommend Atlantic Cycling as a very cost efficient tour operator.
I died and went to heaven many times over. Wow!
We love your website (and) your grass roots approach and the fact that we can prepare our own meals at the campsite. Also that there may be an option for bed and breakfasts.
Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to Newfoundland and its severe, rugged and unromantic beauty. Feel very fortunate to have shared this unforgettable adventure with the most amazing group of people.
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.
Thank you for leading a terrific cycling tour. It certainly has met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip
We loved it. A simple inexpensive, no frills tour. Just what we were looking for.
Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!
Dates fit with my schedule, and the cost was reasonable. Support from organizers, clear communication from organizers, safe routes, all three were met, it went very well and the rides were spectacular.
More spectacular than almost anything I saw on my Trans-America Trail ride across America back in 1978. I mean, they have FIORDS up there! You’ll see caribou and seals and waterfowl and maybe even whales. You may even see the polar bear we missed. You almost surely will see icebergs.
Remember, it may be July here in the States, but up there the weather is incredibly changeable. I mean, it can be 70 degrees and sunny and then 15 minutes later its 50 and rainy and then 15 minutes later and its 70 and sunny again.
Many thanks for all your hard work! Great trip!
Obviously a great deal of time, effort, and expertise went into the preparation of these. All were interesting, useful and complete, far surpassing my expectations.
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 appreciated the slow transition into more challenging rides as the tour progressed each day offered new sights to see and appreciate. I always felt safe and accounted for throughout each ride and that I would make it safely to the day's final destination despite any accidental detours. Overall it was an amazing trip and I hope to join other tours in the future.
I rode a couple of times with you on Cabot Trail trip. I still wear the ti-shirt from the trip. Maybe you remember me, I had all kinds of bicycle trouble, My front gears feel apart on the first day, my bicycle seat broke off on the second day and on the third day my front tire needed to be changed. You never asked for any extra money only the cost of the new tire. At the end of the trip I gave you $100 for all your troubles, but you deserved much more.
Thanks to you again for all the help. It was a fanatastic trip despite all my bike problems.
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.
It turned out to be a whole lot of fun. It was a very good chance for me to spend some quality time with my teenage son. Both of us enjoyed getting out to the event.
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.
Great trip! You haven't aged (much)!
I'll throw in my two cents about the [Saint John River] Tour. It was perfect. You have achieved a marvelous balance of freedom and structure, independence for riders as well as support. Each tour makes the trip their own... collectively their own.
The last day was delightful. I was the last to leave Cabano that morning as the rain began. And I rode like a banshee all morning. At my age I like to create a sort of hard-day / easy-day rhythm, which permits me to get in a serious three-hour workout followed by a day of hanging out with the other riders and enjoying the sights along the route
You provide support at a distance. You allow riders freedom to ride and do whatever they want when they want. I very much enjoyed the whole experience, very happy that you love to do this.
It's been years since I participated in the ACC Cape Breton tour, but I look back at it fondly.
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