Our Tour Participants Are The Greatest
Thanks to all who join us for our bicycle tours each summer. Here are some comments you have sent our way.
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.
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.
Another adventure. Thanks – great job.
We will recommend this to our biking friends – a great experience.
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.
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.
Very helpful crew, nice quiet roads, interesting things to see along the way, and an ideal size of the group. I wish the maps were more detailed so we could actually follow them on the road.
I hope to join another tour next year.
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.
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.
Thank you from the pampered princesses.
Wow! How can we thank you enough for this life changing experience. You gave us such a gift! Thank you for being you!
This is my first bike tour, and thanks to you it won’t be my last.
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.
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.
We just love your tours! We love being able to eat our own food when we want to. You have a good process down!
Ann and I really enjoyed the experience sharing this trip with the group…..a lifetime of memories for sure!
Thanks to you and your crew for a great tour, hope to get back up for next year.
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!
Thanks for everything including all my questions. Thanks also for all the wonderful riding routes, especially the ride from Dingwall to Cheticamp.
Searching travel via the internet is a hit and miss opportunity since you do not know how much is hype versus reality. I chose ACC because it seemed to offer service without expensive luxuries. I am glad that I did since I think that the group was about the best and most cohesive group I ever traveled with.
We liked the freedom to do what we wanted and when we wanted.
Thank you for leading a terrific cycling tour. It certainly has met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip
Everything was so well organized and I felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip.
Finished the Cape Breton tour on Monday with a great group of folks. Thank you for a wonderful week of cycling.
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!
Thanks for an intro to Lac-Saint-Jean by velo.
I died and went to heaven many times over. Wow!
I’m on my fourth trip with ACC at the moment and I plan to do more. I like the way the tours work: riders get just what they need and are free to explore on their own. I also like the atmosphere which is relaxed and friendly. Highly recommended!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations on all your hard work – it is appreciated on our behalf. Makes the holiday so much easier for participants.
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 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.
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour this year. Just what I needed! I am looking forward to doing another one next year..
I think Gary has done more for cycling than anyone in Eastern Canada. The service you provide is a great boost to the cycling community. You guys are the best.
Dear Team ACC, your’re the best! Thanks so much for great biking experience – we will never forget it!
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.
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.
Thank you again for another wonderful experience. I now have the winter to ponder which trip I will join next year.
We really enjoyed the freedom to tour Nova Scotia seeing what we wanted and without needing deadlines.
It’s been a great trip. I enjoyed the tour and will definitely be back!
Excellent! Great weather, new friends, interesting site and beautiful seaside scenery
Im still glowing and telling great stories about the Newfoundland trip … especially the wonderous head wind and rain on that fateful day past the airport! Our photos are great as well.
(We) had a great time – thanks for making it possible!
Superb! Couldn’t have been better. Nowhere to improve!
I did the Cape Breton trail twice with Gary! Loved every moment of it. He’s a great organiser.
The enthusiasm was electric!
I did the Cabot Trail tour a few years ago and can recommend Atlantic Cycling as a very cost efficient tour operator.
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 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!
We know what to expect from the previous six tours. Tour went as billed. ROUTE WAS EXCELLENT !! (Liked) morning coffee, common plates, cutlery, stoves, etc — go at our own pace, loose schedule, support, including grocery stops, carry tired riders to end of ride, rescuing lost riders, meeting new people and old acquaintances. Also, bicycle maintenance!
Down-to-earth, nice,funny, sense of humour, knowledgeable, kind, organized, caring attitides.
I really enjoyed my experience. I met some great people, saw some beautiful scenery, and pushed my limits as far as cycling goes.
Perfect, with lots of time to get off the bike, relax, shop for food, etc.
Thank you for your fantastic support on our trip! We got a
taste of the hills of Cape Breton!
Good job all around. No complaints. Thank-you for all tour time + effort. Much appreciated 🙂
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.
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.
Thanks again – it was far beyond what we hoped for. The crew was wonderful. The sag wagon was always where I needed it.
I liked the relaxed attitude and lack of rules and structure. This made the trip very relaxing. Overall the positives far outway anything negative or critical I could say. Well done! It was fun.
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.
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.
I consider your event the best bicycling tour experience I’ve ever had.
Thanks for another fantastic memorable trip.
You have been able to provide a person from the States a glimpse into the beauty and culture of a spectacular province. I have also got to hang out with cool Canadians. Thanks for your dedication and hard work.
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!
Thanks a lot. Your hard work really paid off. I had a great time.
Have nothing but praise. ..looking forward to more.
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.
What a great bike ride it was! We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with each one of you. Group dynamics were important, and it was good.
It is a very nice Island you have and thanks for sharing it.
Amazing trips through Atlantic Canada Cycling!!!
Meeting people. Sharing stories. Visiting places off the beaten track. Rubbing elbows with the locals.
This is the best tour I have ever done!
Liked freedeom to ride at our own pace and schedule and eating on our own without commitments.
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!
Spectacular… 3 years running! ..see you again next year!
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.
It was great! Thanks for bringing together such a great group of people!
Thank you so much for making our trip so great!
Your chosen routes clearly had scenic and low-traffic advantages.
It exceeded our expectations because of the kindness of both organizers and cyclists
Many thanks for the adventure, laughter and fun. Hope to see you next summer.
Mixing camping and cycling together, two of my favorite things. Much more fun than hotel hopping – plus a bakery in every little town, met some great people, made for an epic event. Thanks to Gary and crew for a unforgettable vacation, hope to see you next year.
You were the right combination of people to make this biking vacation enjoyable. Thanks so much.
Thanks for making the biking so much easier. Great routes. I’d like to do another tour with you another time.
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 just wanted to say thank you in general for a wow tour. I thought you id a fine job of working hard to meet our needs and answer our unending questions.
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!
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.
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.
First class function. After lots more experiences elsewhere Ive come back to appreciate it even more by contrast to the other events.
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 !
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.
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