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.
This was my first organized bike tour of any kind so went into it with an open mind. The camping arrangements were well done and I appreciated that everyone could go at their own pace. The camp station with the kitchen and truck provided just the right amount of amenities to meet everyone’s needs. All of the staff went above and beyond what was expected from them and we’re very helpful at any given time.
We will recommend this to our biking friends – a great experience.
This was my second tour – the first was so enjoyable, I wanted to do another. Well organized, good camping grounds, doable to a range of abilities. Wonderful tour in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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!
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.
It was great! Thanks for bringing together such a great group of people!
I had been on 7 ACC tours, prior, and knew what to expect. Great time, great route, great attendees.
The website gave the impression that it was arranged and hosted by an expert in the area and biking, as well as, a great balance of information, quirkiness and humour. And amazing pictures to peruse. Also, the reasonable price, camping and the laid back feel of the descriptions, socializing, options, etc.
Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!
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.
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.
This is the best tour I have ever done!
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.
I have already sent emails with photo attachments to several friends that I think might be interested to join me next year. I will certainly be back.
Keep the tours coming. Thanks
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 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!!
The [Annapolis] Valley is a terrific place to bike – great scenery and variety.
I am very satisfied with this trip being my 1st one. It won’t be my last. Take care.
This is my first bike tour, and thanks to you it won’t be my last.
Excellent! Great weather, new friends, interesting site and beautiful seaside scenery
We enjoyed our Liked the comprehensiveness of the way the tour was organized, the staff and the way the tour was supported. We had a great time, your staff is terrific, the days were well planned.
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.
I thought your organization was run very well before and now afterward. Your organisation is run top notes.
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.
Thank you all for making this a special trip to remember.
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.
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.
We were free to improvise go our way. Lots of options. We were lucky to have a great group of people!
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 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
Best tour booklet ever, thanks. I mean that sincerely, after having cycle toured with various companies. Cant wait to start this trip.
Thanks for an intro to Lac-Saint-Jean by velo.
The Saguenay – Lac Saint-Jean Tour was outstanding. The other tour members were a highlight for me.
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 appreciate how well the organizers worked together. I didn’t have to worry about running out of water, nor about little particulars that might have occurred. It made for a stress-free ride.
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.
I hope to do Cape Breton this year. I very much enjoyed how well you and your guys organized PEI. Thanks!
I remember the Cape Breton tour clearly. It was fantastic. I hope to do another tour with ACC one day… sooner than later.
I rode the whole distance on a wild moose chase.
Loved cycling there. One of the best ACC trips.
Awesome trip again! Thanks so much. Your help/patience is much appreciated.
Fantastic trip – thanks for everything!
Had a blast. Good luck and see you again!
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.
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.
What you are doing is priceless and I’d do it again.
I love that my pics are still up on the Cape Breton tour! Time of my life.
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 for a wonderful few days. I enjoyed myself and would come again. I spoke to several women who went along to this weekend but felt safe and comfortable doing so. So would I.
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.
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!”
Meeting new people from all over, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.
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!
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.
Many thanks for the adventure, laughter and fun. Hope to see you next summer.
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 liked the fact that everyone can do the trip in their own way – no pressure to be anywhere and no competition. You can feel free to do what you can at your own speed.
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!
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
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.
It was very obvious that 100% was put into making this festival one to meet the needs, to have fun, and to educate people about Nova Scotia and its people.
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.
Thanks for everything. I will never forget.
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 was well-organized and well-run, I thought. Better yet, the organization was able to adapt to changing conditions or circumstances when necessary.
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.
Excellent pre-trip information and response to specific questions. Incredible value.
It’s a treat to be able to enjoy such a well-run event.
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.
Helpful crew, accurate maps and cue sheets, good planning, like-minded participants. All my expectations were met – I particularly appreciated the general organization of the tour and the friendly crew.
Thanks for another great bike tour!
Liked freedeom to ride at our own pace and schedule and eating on our own without commitments.
I consider your event the best bicycling tour experience I’ve ever had.
The Gaspé tour was the best experience of cycling I had in my entire life ! Well done to all.
Thank you for leading an excellent cycling trip. It certainly met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip.
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 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
This is our third tour with Atlantic Canada Cycling. We are excited and looking forward to another great vacation.
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.
I did the Cabot Trail tour a few years ago and can recommend Atlantic Cycling as a very cost efficient tour operator.
1st bike trip ever & I loved it! Great organization and excellent leadership. Hip t-shirt colours also. Thanks for the memories.
Thanks for being so helpful to a relative newcomer to biking. You were so helpful to help me with my wheel problem.
This Newfoundland trip was really fabulous. That is all people talked about on the way back. I look forward to more trips with you, try to bring some of my biking compatriots with me, too.
Thanks. Great time as always.
I did a circuit of Cape Breton Island with this company. One of the most memorable trips of my life.
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.
Thanks for a great tour and the road-side repair
It’s a lot of fun, you make friends from all over.
Initial contact friendly. Sounded warm and trustworthy – like it would be worth the time and effort of getting there
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 highly recommend this trip. The camping facilities were great (I did stay in a B&B at Crows Head). Labrador was magnificent. I liked the idea of being able to hike, cycle and perhaps sea kayak all in one day. I would recommend bringing along some water proofed booties for cycling as we did have rain one evening. Also I recommend taking along warm clothes as it can get quite cool especially as you travel farther north. A good tent is essential too in case you get rain.
I met a great bunch of people on the Tour. Gary and his staff did a terrific job. It is a trip I could easily repeat and I highly recommend it as a place you must see.
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.
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.
Thank you from the pampered princesses.
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!
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.
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