Our Tour Participants Are The Greatest
Here are more comments sent our way. Thanks again to all who join us for our bicycle tours each summer.
It’s been a great trip. I enjoyed the tour and will definitely be back!
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.
Thanks again to you and your staff for a most memorable experience. I think you should charge more for all the effort you put in!
I loved it! The distances were manageable, the campgrounds were lovely and the biking was beyond amazing!!
Thanks for everything. I will never forget.
My time on your biking expedition in Newfoundland was a life changing experience. I still remain friends with people I met on that trip. You have given so many a huge gift by organizing and helping all of us enjoy such incredible experience.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
It was a great experience with a really good, fun group and good logistical support. You have figured our an excellent set of systems to make these tours run super-smoothly.
I am not casting a vote for any particular route in the future. That’s your business. I won’t ride the St. John again, because there will be new roads to conquer. Just know that this rider had a great, great experience start to finish.
And my charcoal is about out from my small spring burn, so I’m collecting lumps for hardwood for another go next spring. As the acrid smoke fills the woods, I will be thinking of you and Atlantic Canada Cycling!
Superb! Couldn't have been better. Nowhere to improve!
Thank you all for a wonderful time I will never forget! It was a great time meeting and hanging out with each and every one of you.
Great job, great company.
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.
Have nothing but praise. ..looking forward to more.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation
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.
I definitely feel that I got my money's worth from the trip, and will probably do another one of your excursions sometime soon.
I had a wonderful time on the NS tour. A trip to remember for many years.
You have provided us with another Bike tour to remember....The Newfoundland tour is a do again trip.... [We] loved every moment Thank you for all you do to make this such a wonderful experience.... See you next year.
The Newfoundland Trip was great- Day 8 with the wind, rain and cold I could have done without but then there was no charge for that.
It was a wonderful trip-thanks for all your organization. I hope to ride again with ACC!
Would like to offer congratulations to all who had a hand in the organization - and a big thank-you.
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
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.
I did not know anyone when arriving, but felt like a friend immediately.
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.
It's been 3 GREAT years in a row! Appreciate it. See you next year.
Was very friendly and organized. Felt safe and looked after and free to explore scenic NFLD at my own pace. I will definitely tour with ACC again.
Still telling people about your wonderful bike tours -- we hope to get back and do another trip before you're done!
We just love your tours! We love being able to eat our own food when we want to. You have a good process down!
Your customers were all first rate folks and we made friends that we hope will continue to ride your routes.
Gary, thank you so much for your assistance to me during the Gaspé tour. The scenery was so spectacular. It was a mind blowing, often emotional, journey for me in Québec. You all have such a great passion for cycle touring that added to my enjoyment immensely. Encore une fois, je vous remercie pour un parcours inoubliable !
Thanks for the great tour! I liked this way of taking a holiday, and will consider doing it again.
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.
The enthusiasm was electric!
Well organized but allows a lot of individual freedom. Met our expectations re distances / camping / organisation and cost. We would definitely like to do many tours with ACC again.
Best tour booklet ever, thanks. I mean that sincerely, after having cycle toured with various companies. Cant wait to start this trip.
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.
It exceeded our expectations because of the kindness of both organizers and cyclists
Your chosen routes clearly had scenic and low-traffic advantages.
Good job all around. No complaints. Thank-you for all tour time + effort. Much appreciated 🙂
Everything operated like clockwork. Everyone connected with ACC did everything to make the trip enjoyable. I do enjoy the flexibility that is a characteristic of ACC tours. Great crew. Throughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour.
I am ready to sign up for next year. The trip had a great flow, staff worked very hard, a great way to see the Atlantic provinces. Well done.
I had a great time. Loved it.. ..felt like I really got to see an in-depth view of nova Scotia that many visitors didn't
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.
Thank you ever so much for a fantastic tour. You definitely went above and beyond. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, Quebec, and its bike friendly people... Take care. See you on the road again.
We are a family of four who did the PEI trip last summer. Our kids were 9 and 11 when we took the trip. We had taken two two-day trips to prepare for the trip, as well as some training runs at home. The kids enjoyed themselves, especially since all the adults seemed to take them under their respective wings. We took our time along the trail, and took many breaks. We were usually the last ones to arrive at the campsite, but somebody has to be last!!
I have been on Gary's Cabot Trail ride sixteen times going back to 1992. I went on the Gaspe Tour two summers ago. Cape Breton is a gem.
We really enjoyed the freedom to tour Nova Scotia seeing what we wanted and without needing deadlines.
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.
Spectacular... 3 years running! ..see you again next year!
The first thing I would tell you about the tour is that there were cyclists of all strengths participating, from novices to experts, and I believe that everybody found the tour to be well designed, and challenging. The terrain is sometimes hilly, but the big factor is wind -- tailwinds and you’re laughing, headwinds you’re crying.
Atlantic Canada Cycling’s management style of the tour was very good -- they don’t baby you, so that you feel like you’re accomplishing the tour on your own -- but they provide enough support that you don’t have to worry about anything but cycling and having a good time
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.
Gary and his 2 comrades, who ran the sag wagon and the truck, were greatly at ease with no major rules or restrictions, allowing the riders the ability to make the trip their own personal experience. It is neither overly planned, nor heavily supervised. You can ride at your own pace, and there were many abilities represented on the trip.
(B.) and I would like to commend you and your staff for an absolutely wonderful bicycle trip around the eastern part of P.E.I. which we did with you. It was everything we expected and more. We were very impressed by the organization of the tour. Itineraries were very detailed and well planned, with suggestions for stops along the way, but at the same time extremely flexible so people could start, stop, and continue the trip at leisure.
I had been worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the more experienced bikers, but I found it was easy to find a niche. Made some terrific friends.
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.
Gary of Atlantic Canada Cycling, was terrific and helped us even though we weren't with his group. Saved us from missing ferry and being stuck for an extra week in Newfoundland.
1. The ACC «team» worked seamlessly with all the cyclists to help with all matters on the road & at campsites.
2. The equipment provided by ACC for cooking etc was exceptional. Nice to see that all cyclists took care of everything too.
3. The food crates & coolers provided by ACC were much appreciated by all cyclists.
4. The supermarket stops each day were well thought out.The grocery bin pick-ups much appreciated by all cyclists too.
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.
Many thanks, PEI is truly a beautiful province.
Finished the Cape Breton tour on Monday with a great group of folks. Thank you for a wonderful week of cycling.
I enjoyed the previous tour I did with you and have the same positive feeling after completing this one. I will strongly recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…it was life altering!
I did a lot of online research to do a tour on Prince Edward Island. Your tour was the most reasonably priced tour I could find. That tour was exceptional - there were 7 of us from Virginia that came up together to do the tour in 2005 and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Since then I've returned several times to do other tours with ACC, all of them very well organized and I have many wonderful memories of touring all over the Maritimes.
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.
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.
It was an awe-inspiring trip in many ways. First, the place is just stunning — it’s pretty in that “this is almost too lovely and quaint and inviting to be true” kind of way: But it’s also stunning in a primal, earth-at-its-essence kind of way. More than all of that, I remain awed that we actually rode what we rode.
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.
Thanks for a great week - you certainly will see us again.
I hope you are well & you have the Best Cycle Touring Organization out there.
Keep the tours coming. Thanks
It was well-organized and well-run, I thought. Better yet, the organization was able to adapt to changing conditions or circumstances when necessary.
It was better than expected. Lots of support, camaraderie and amazing cycling!
I think the tour was very successful - and obviously word is spreading - the tour was superb. Thanks!
You guys rock!
Being the oldest and least experienced cyclists in the group, we probably gave you people cause for concern before it began. But we made it through, we always felt you would be there for us in the event we needed you. You succeeded in creating a very warm, outgoing, and caring atmosphere which we will remember for a long time.
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.
The last eight days couldn't have been better. Grateful to all of you for the kindness, inspiration, hilarity, & rich memories
Great trip! You haven't aged (much)!
Thanks for a great tour - hope to do more next summer material (daily maps, route description, opportunities for food, etc) was excellent.
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.
Splendid weekend! Well-conceived and managed. Many Thanks.
Liked freedeom to ride at our own pace and schedule and eating on our own without commitments.
As usual it was great. Amazing scenery, cycling, and group spirit. Thank you for a wonderful tour.
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.
I like the whole thing... the group experience is important, the riding challenge is important, the support is vital, cooking together is fun, going to a restaurant together after a long ride is wonderful, and the scenery and the villages we pass through are delightful.
I thought the cooking format worked well. I had never done it that way before. You were well equipped, and I kinda enjoy the challenge of making a meal from what is. The potluck, especially, was very enjoyable...
I rode the whole distance on a wild moose chase.
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!
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.
The remoteness, land, sea and people touch us somewhere deep inside that we like. The trip filled a special spot in our life hope will be with us forever. Living down here is sometimes like living in a blender. NF and PEI remind us of who we really are.
Good cycling, good camping and well organized logistics. I had a wonderful time. Great route, beautiful countryside. The distances were not too great leaving room for whatever individuals wanted to do during the ride. I liked the aspect that we could go at our own speed.
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 really enjoyed this low-key type of tour. Terrific!
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