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.
Thanks to you and your crew for a great tour, hope to get back up for next year.
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 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.
We loved it. A simple inexpensive, no frills tour. Just what we were looking for.
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.
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.
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.
The tour was great – the maps and route planning were exceptional.
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.
Great job, great company.
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
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.
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.
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.
Another 10/10 trip – excellent views, routes, and friends.
Thanks for another great 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.
Thank you from the pampered princesses.
Well supported, well organized, well executed. Keep up the good work.
Keep the tours coming. Thanks
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.
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 again to you and your staff for a most memorable experience. I think you should charge more for all the effort you put in!
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.
Thank you, thank you, thank you…it was life altering!
There is a personal touch that I appreciate. I like to do business with small organizations made up of real people, not big business. I like the laid back and supportive atmosphere of the tour, especially in the evenings and mornings. I appreciated the help, which made the tour possible for me.
I know there are other cycling tour options to choose from and there is a reason people pick ACC over them. You all provide just the right amount of support and tell it like it is, which I appreciate. From the crew to the riders, everyone is there to enjoy the ride and share in a beautiful experience. I hope your future tours are successful and I hope to be back next year for another adventure. Thank you so much for providing the services to make this possible and I wish you guys all the best!
I think the routes, the mileage, the sequence of the challenges, were all just right… At first, I was thinking the days were too short, but then I realized that not only was there plenty else to do, but there was lots of recovery time for the next challenge.
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 a lot. Your hard work really paid off. I had a great time.
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.
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.
Loved cycling there. One of the best ACC trips.
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.
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 loved it. It was one of the greatest experiences I had. The people were so friendly! You did a wonderful job to organize this tour!!
Thanks for putting this trip together your commitment to 2-wheel travel, and your “spin” on life.
Another most excellent tour.
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.
I am very satisfied with this trip being my 1st one. It won’t be my last. Take care.
All in all a tremendous cycling experience and an impressive feat of organization by Gary Conrod and his helpful staff at Atlantic Canada Cycling.
Wow! How can we thank you enough for this life changing experience. You gave us such a gift! Thank you for being you!
Thanks for the great tour! I liked this way of taking a holiday, and will consider doing it again.
…affordable, adaptable, informal, friendly, accommodating, great knowledge of the area for the details that only natives or near natives would know.
Thanks for an intro to Lac-Saint-Jean by velo.
Thanks for another great bike tour!
I consider your event the best bicycling tour experience I’ve ever had. Let’s hope it continues to prosper and be held for a long time.
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.
Splendid weekend! Well-conceived and managed. Many Thanks.
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.
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 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.
Thank you for such a memorable vacation!! I am definitely going to do this tour again!
I love that my pics are still up on the Cape Breton tour! Time of my life.
I truly hope everyone had as great a time as I did. It was by far the most fun I had on a bike tour.
Thanks for my second unforgettably great tour with ACC, I’m already looking forward to the next one! Take care of yourselves at
as well as you took care of us! Thanks!
Spectacular… 3 years running! ..see you again next year!
Many thanks for the adventure, laughter and fun. Hope to see you next summer.
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.
It’s been years since I participated in the ACC Cape Breton tour, but I look back at it fondly.
Would like to offer congratulations to all who had a hand in the organization – and a big thank-you.
Meeting new people from all over, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.
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.
What a great vacation it was! We were a very great group and we enjoyed the company of each of you! Also thanks for the amazing organization! Everything was perfect!
Au revoir! Hope to see you again in the future!
Awesome trip again! Thanks so much. Your help/patience is much appreciated.
I had a really rough day suffering from a migraine and I found the support team very helpful, stopping to check on me every once in a while and taking me to the hospital very promptly. You were very helpful and I thank you sincerely
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.
Everything was so well organized and I felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip.
Appreciated the sense of camaraderie amongst cyclists. …all for one …one for all kind of spirit. That attracts me. Loved it. Thanks for the memories!
Best tour booklet ever, thanks. I mean that sincerely, after having cycle toured with various companies. Cant wait to start this trip.
I loved the Newfoundland trip last year, and would like to return this year but can’t decide between PEI West, Nova Scotia East or Cape Breton. Hoping to get on one of your amazing adventures again this summer.
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.
Thanks for the !trip of a lifetime!
Good job all around. No complaints. Thank-you for all tour time + effort. Much appreciated 🙂
Thanks so much for great biking experience – we will never forget it!
A really pleasant tour. All expectations were met. Really well organized, good daily maps and sites of local interest provided, tour personnel willing to assist and provide without hesitation.
Really well done. I will not hesitate to refer fellow cyclists to your tours.
A great time cycling, a great group of people, a least one crappy rain day, good Quebec beer and food! The path back to Levi was absolutely fantastic. Seeing the mountains on the north shore and the St. Lawrence together just blew my mind.
I just want to let you know what an amazing experience the trip was. I was so impressed at the support and the patience you both had for myself and everyone else on the tour. That was the best week of vacation for me ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The [Annapolis] Valley is a terrific place to bike – great scenery and variety.
Another great tour! Thank you so much for everything you did for us. Hope to see you on another tour.
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.
The last eight days couldn’t have been better. Grateful to all of you for the kindness, inspiration, hilarity, & rich memories
I was very happy with the tour and felt it was well done. It was an amazing trip.
We feel we got more than our money’s worth.
I had such a good time I will make all efforts to return next year.
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.
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.
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.
Have nothing but praise. ..looking forward to more.
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 Gaspé tour was the best experience of cycling I had in my entire life ! Well done to all.
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 did not know anyone when arriving, but felt like a friend immediately.
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