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.
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!
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.
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.
Everything was so well organized and I felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip.
Had a great time. Another thing off the bucket list. Loved it. Thanks so much
The Newfoundland trip has a little bit of everything - hills, flats, riding along the ocean, riding in Tundra and some good hiking. Along the way we were able to catch a glimpse at whales, and even saw icebergs! Newfoundland is a remote area of Canada, and you get to experience great open spaces;, which also means limited services to some extent. There is never a day without something along the way, but you definitely realize that you are removed from the congested city life. The trip is well planned out, and the cycling nicely spread out over the ten days. The longest day of the trip is not overly challenging - unless Mother Nature has her way. Last year we ended up having our worst weather day on our longest day, which meant colder weather than expected, and some tough head winds - but it is all part of experiencing Newfoundland. The weather can change quickly, and we saw that first hand. I really enjoyed the trip, and would highly recommend it.
We asked one rider who’d taken all of Gary’s maritime tours, which one she’d enjoyed most. Without hesitation she said, “Newfoundland — for the scenery and the people!”
The Newfoundland Tour is one of your best. It met all of the above expectations plus more. Gary, Ed, and Mike did an outstanding job running the tour and the people on this tour were all wonderful to get to know.
Liked the organization, the challenge of the "hills", the rush of awesome downhills, meeting neat people, having a hot shower, great weather, scenery …the fact that I did it!
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.
Thanks for a great tour - hope to do more next summer material (daily maps, route description, opportunities for food, etc) was excellent.
Awesome trip again! Thanks so much. Your help/patience is much appreciated.
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.
Still telling people about your wonderful bike tours -- we hope to get back and do another trip before you're done!
We have already done 2 other tours in the last 5 years and really enjoyed the well planned routes and scenery in other provinces (NFLD and PEI). We appreciate how well planned the tours are and how your team work so well together to accommodate the situations that come up each day
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.
I like how relaxed the itinerary was laid out - we had the option of eating out or buying food to cook ourselves. It was helpful to have those hints mentioned on our maps for sure.
Thanks for another great trip! I'll be back!
I have not forgotten the wonderful Newfoundland Tour - unforgettable!
Overall. I think that if you have an open mind for such a trip, that only good things can really be said. There is nothing negative that stands out in my mind of any consequence - I am very appreciative of the great time I had and hope to repeat in the future!
When the eight days were over I was glad that I had done all of the climbs, seen all the great wildlife, and met all of the great people whom I hope to keep in touch with.
The Saguenay - Lac Saint-Jean Tour was outstanding. The other tour members were a highlight for me.
Thanks to you and your crew for a great tour, hope to get back up for next year.
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!
Excellent SAG, affordable, well organized. I'm not sure I would recommend any changes. The tours are an excellent blend of value and new experiences.
Amazing trips through Atlantic Canada Cycling!!!
Hope you will be able to stick with the operation for a number more years while we are still capable of going with your groups.
Thank you so very, very much for all your help + for organizing trips like this.
Very satisfied with organizational aspects. Staff went out of their way (literally) to accommodate us.
Like the independence of the structure, not herding together of the whole group. Like the variety of eating, sleeping, and activities available. The organizing of the food in the crates with shopping along the way was superb. The cooking arrangements worked very well. There was plenty of hot water, dishes, soap, propane. All that was very good.
Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!
Have nothing but praise. ..looking forward to more.
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.
My expectations were to be wowed with my first time in Canada, learn more about bikecamping, and meet lots of new folks.
The Chaudiere-Appalaches Tour landscape was stunning, the campsites were beautiful, weather perfect, 2-day camping was crucial, and the organization was amazing. All the grocery stops were fantastic. Cant wait to go on another one or even repeat this one!
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.
We feel we got more than our money’s worth.
I'd definitely ride with ACC again --- maybe even in Newfoundland, since I didn't get to see the Tablelands either time I pedalled past. I thought that it was brilliantly organized and run, but it took me a few days to learn to trust the system. But once I realized that I'd always have the information I needed by the time I needed it, I relaxed and enjoyed it.
This is the best tour I have ever done!
Just wanted to send you an email to thank you for organizing the Cabot Trail tour last weekend. Some of the hills were hell to climb but the scenery was quite nice. I think what was especially nice about the experience was meeting all the great people….kind of kindred spirits in adventure and health. I also really appreciated your organization of transporting tents, etc.
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.
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.
-have been on past tours and enjoy the format. We like the camping format, especially because you have more opportunity to meet people and socalize.
I attended two previous tours with Atlantic Canada Cycling and had a wonderful time. Outdoor exercise, pretty campsites, friendly people. Thanks for taking such good care of us.
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!
Many thanks, PEI is truly a beautiful province.
Thanks for putting this trip together your commitment to 2-wheel travel, and your "spin" on life.
2 cabs 3 buses 2 planes (thats one way) from Manhattan, everything was great.. Gary and staff did great job.
Just a note of thanks for a job well done. The scenery was beautiful, the participants friendly, the mountains challenging. Overall I had a wonderful time. I realize it must have been a large undertaking. Thanks for being a great organizer.
Thanks for another fantastic and memorable trip. You guys do a great job.
Thanks - amazing life experience!
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.
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!
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.
Liked it immensely - it was awesome!
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!
You guys rock!
22 years ago my wife bought me a bike, I got hooked then I looked for a goal, found your website, and the Cabot trail run. Yes I made it , hard but rewarding, and I came back for a total of five Cabot trail runs with you. Now age and illness has slowed me but I have a lot good memories of yours tours
Please realize that the last two (tours) in which I participated hold especially fond memories for me and I appreciate your part in making them.
Thank you for leading an excellent cycling trip. It certainly met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip.
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.
Thanks for another fantastic memorable trip.
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.
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
First class function. After lots more experiences elsewhere Ive come back to appreciate it even more by contrast to the other events.
Very good value (already planning next one).
Congratulations on 35 years of cycling tours. We have many fond memories of the Rally, the tours, and the people we met. Thank you for for the adventures.
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.
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.
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.
We really enjoyed the freedom to tour Nova Scotia seeing what we wanted and without needing deadlines.
I rode the whole distance on a wild moose chase.
... an awesome support team. Everything was so well organized and I felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip.
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!
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.
Been There...Done That - ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you Atlantic Canada Cycling!!!
The trip was a joy in many ways. Very challenging for me, but finding that I could do it was exhilarating. I’ve returned in a better place with myself and the world. Ill detour for the Newfoundland tour next year.
Thank you so much for everything on the CB tour! It was so fantastic and memorable. I loved all the people I met and all the things we did. Your organization and service was perfect.
I love that my pics are still up on the Cape Breton tour! Time of my life.
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.
Thank you so much for making our trip so great!
Thank you for your fantastic support on our trip! We got a real taste of the hills of Cape Breton!
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.
I had such a good time I will make all efforts to return next year.
I really enjoyed this low-key type of tour. Terrific!
I had a wonderful time on the NS tour. A trip to remember for many years.
Thanks for another great bike tour!
It was great! Thanks for bringing together such a great group of people!
I’m looking forward to next year already. You did a wonderful job!
Thanks again – it was far beyond what we hoped for. The crew was wonderful. The sag wagon was always where I needed it.
Thanks for a whole new batch of memories ~ the ride, the scenery, the food, the people, and the endless storytelling!
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.
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 !
Thank you, thank you, thank you…it was life altering!
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.
It was better than expected. Lots of support, camaraderie and amazing cycling!
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.
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