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 Testimonials

What the riders say.

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Over 50% of our bookings are from repeat customers

We are proud and honoured to be at the centre of the AllTrails ride community and we love to see cyclists come together for a ride as strangers and often leave as life-long friends. If you don’t have a friend who has been on one of our tours, ask around amongst your local cycling community to see if anybody has – we have been around for a long time so often you will find somebody who knows us. If not, let us know and we will be happy to give you the names and telephone numbers of people who have participated in a similar ride to one which you are considering. Where possible we will provide you with the details of someone within your city or state. Below are a few of the words of thanks we have received along the way from our long list of happy clients.

Contact our office today to ask about any of the rides referred to in these testimonials or if you’re a past client, we would love to have you add one to the page!

2019

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I enjoyed the trip very much. I thought rest days were really well placed in terms of taking a break from cycling and being able to use them to see some really fantastic parts of the country. I like being able ‘rest’, but also do something that doesn’t take up the whole day. I appreciated Richard and Jo incorporating their knowledge from their previous trip into this tour - a real personal touch. I way exceeded my own expectations of how far I thought I would ride. I’ll take some credit, but also offer some credit to you just in the way the trip was designed and organised...I know that Jo and Midge work hard behind the scenes, but thanks to Richard and Lou for everything they do on the tour.
Sandra (VIC). Darwin to Broome

Great organisation, interesting routes, adaptable to meet changing circumstances and situations and most important, friendly and focused on what needs to be done. Very highly recommended.
Alex (VIC). Darwin to Broome

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The trip is going really well with Richard and Lou doing a wonderful job .... and I am sure also as a result of the good work of the office support staff. How Jo and Richard do all that support driving at start and finish is beyond me. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL... it is a class act.
Alasdair (VIC). Darwin to Broome

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Many thanks for yet another fantastic AllTrails ride. From the time we booked the tour to the time Richard and Lou dropped us off in Ipswich, the whole process was as smooth and well organised as we have come to expect from the All Trails team. Richard and Lou were as friendly and helpful as always and it’s inspiring to see how consistently cheerful they seem despite the amount of driving, loading and unloading of luggage and bikes, etc. etc. that they do on a tour like this. This was the first rail trail ride we have done with All Trails and I’m sure that it won’t be our last.
Bob and Bronnie (QLD). QLD Rail Trails Tour



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AllTrails did a great job on its four day mountain bike tour in the Goldfields north of Melbourne. It was a mix of sweet single track and dirt roads connected by a few stretches of asphalt through rolling and scenic country of woods and fields and pleasant towns with a few 'roos popping up now and then. Comfortable accommodations, rental bikes and sag wagon available, the trip was a fine addition to a holiday Down Under. A great trip, if I can do anything to spread the word in US let me know.
Gordon (USA). Goldfields Tour

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Thanks so much for a great tour. I appreciated being able to ride my dualie and not carry luggage and got a totally different experience of the trail than the year before when I bikepacked it. Thanks so much for your attention to detail, the maps, the book, the gpx files and the support. If you run it again I probably will come back and bring some mates with me.
Tanya (NSW) Goldfields Tour


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I have been on over 100 supported and unsupported bike tours over 40 years and I can honestly say that I thought the recent Goldfields Tour was right up there in the top 3 or 4 tours that I have done. I loved it...The support supplied by AllTrails made the experience significantly more enjoyable than it would have been by way of an unsupported tour… As always the accomodation and meals (after riding and during each ride) were excellent. All riding support, including minimising risk through safety strategies, was excellent.
Eddie (NSW). Goldfields Tour

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Was a great experience, fun group. Richard and Jo deserve 6 stars for their service.
Carol(USA). Gippsland Rail Trails Tour

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Thanks for a great ride on the AllTrails Six Pack Rail Trails – as usual well organised and a great bunch of people to enjoy the camaraderie of other cyclists as we pedalled the six varying trails. Accommodation and meals were great. Congratulations to you all for your expertness in planning and organising pleasurable rides. You, Jo and Richard do a super job with all the organising etc. pre and during rides. Well done. Everyone really appreciates all your hard work. Thanks... Looking forward to another trip in the future...
Bev. Gippsland Rail Trails Tour

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Five Star Review (via Facebook)! We had quite a diverse small group for this ride and Jo and Richard managed to cater to everyone's individual needs, allowing each person to ride as much or as little as they wished. Jo's home cooked treats were a bonus and much appreciated!
Linda. Great Ocean Road Tour

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Thank you All Trails Bicycle Tours for facilitating and supporting us through a fantastic riding experience. The tour was so well organised with team Jo and Richard looking after us so well. The accommodation and food was really lovely and the on road support, encouragement and back up was fantastic. We all felt able to achieve our personal best and so enjoyed the journey along the iconic Great Ocean Road. We had the challenges of Lavers Hill, which was my 'tick the box' moment and also the opportunity to stop and take in the sights along the way. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to ride a tour with All Trails.
Lyn. Great Ocean Road

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I am writing to thank you for...organising our recent tour of the South Island of NZ. We were looked after very well and your preliminary work in organising the details was apprecaited. The scenery was outstanding, the highlight being the very panoramic train ride  from Greymouth to Christchurch.
Michael. New Zealand Tour

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Favourite ride day? Difficult to say they were all good...parts of each day were exceptional. Favourite highlight? Sunset at Hokitika, coastal ride into Punakaiki, Pancake Rocks, ride by the lakes into Wanaka. I appreciated the AllTrails support and organisation within a very short time - say one or two days. Compared to previous experience I could see it was way way better. But, of course it is also more expensive. But, I would also say it was good value for money. If the quality is good I don’t resent paying. I await to hear more about next year's ride and am definitely interested.
John. New Zealand Tour

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I loved the whole trip ...I loved all the cycling with the exception of the windy day , in particular the day to Hokitka and the day to Wanaka, these were the highlights on the bike... All support pre-trip re extra accommodation, bike hire etc was much appreciated. On the road JB just has the perfect personality, nothing was too much trouble for him.
Tom. NZ South Island Tour

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Fabulous tour! Thank you very much! I’ve already been recommending you to some of my cycling friends, including suggesting they consider next year’s North Island NZ tour. Throughout the tour you guys were on top of things from beginning to end. It was pretty much seamless. Your flexibility and unflappable willingness to adapt in a timely fashion to whatever unforeseen events transpired.
Gary. NZ South Island Tour

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What an epic journey, a great group of people even only doing first half loved all of it. Well organised, great accommodation, great coffee stops, lunches and dinners. Amazing support the whole way through from booking to day to day on the bike...It's an amazing route and so many Fantastic days it’s hard to choose a favourite but particularly enjoyed the first day, and Westport to Punakaki.
Charlotte. New Zealand Tour

2018

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Thanks to the AllTrails team for another wonderful accommodation/dinner/brekky package. Having ridden in over ten Great Vic rides - half on the campsite and half in the luxury that AllTrails provides - I have had many different memorable experiences. I did the 3 day ride this year and it was wonderful to renew old friendships and meet new people with the same interest.
Gwen. Great Vic Bike Ride

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Thank you both so much for a fantastic Great Vic trip this year. The accommodation was superb and I know a lot is dependent on the size of the towns we go through but this year offered some excellent eating out too. The trip was seamless thanks to your attention to detail and ‘can do,’ attitude. A great group of people, indulgent afternoon teas and frequent massages whipped us into shape for the next day. Well done and many thanks.
Robyn & John. Great Vic Bike Ride

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Thanks for the great photos, its a lovely record of a fabulous trip. We had an absolute ball and loved the combination of indulgence and working it off on the bike... Again, thanks to you all for a wonderful trip, see you again on the road.
Judy and Alan, SA Wineries Tour

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Thanks - I thoroughly enjoyed the trip! I look forward to joining a trip in the future.
John. 4 Bays in 4 Days Tour

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Just a quick note to say thankyou for an awesome trip. The weather certainly helped but AllTrails made it all possible and Jo and Richard were the perfect hosts...Thanks, once again, and looking forward to the Great Vic with AllTrails!
Gwyn. 4 Bays in 4 Days Tour

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I have been associated with doing AllTrails trips for twelve years and the company is just going from strength to strength. The expedition management is first rate and the technical support of all of the trips has been second to none. This last trip with Richard, JB and Lou being yet another example of a company and its people doing their utmost to run a successful trip and to getting over the inevitable hurdles that come along to test us! Then there is the inimitable Midge in the office who for computer illiterates like me will even assist with completion of the necessary application forms…. all done in a cheery way without making me feel like a total ‘ignorant’. Because of the above I actively promote AllTrails to my friends and I hope that I can do my bit to promote your business.
Alasdair. Multiple Tours

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We very much enjoyed our cycling trip from Copenhagen to Paris. Aside from the pleasure of cycling and new landscapes and cities to experience and new people to meet we were most impressed with the professionalism of [the guide] team.
Robyn & John. Copenhagen to Paris Tour

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...a big “thank you” for all assistance and advise in the lead up to this year’s 2018 European Tour, it was much appreciated. Also thank you to Jo and Richard for the good times and occasional beer, (oh… and the cycling). The Tour was all I expected it to be plus a bit more. I had a great time and look forward to adding more fabulous AllTrails / Cycling memories in the future. Would I do another All Trails Tour…. Definitely.
Rod. Copenhagen to Paris Tour

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Overall I consider this trip to have been very well conceived and executed by your team.... For those of us who truly enjoy road cycling it fits the bill really well and personally I loved it...guides were terrific and to be highly commended...Meals were excellent and very well organised...Overall a great trip- again showcasing AllTraills attention to detail; great route planning and very generous provision of "extras". Well done and thank you one and all... Would highly recommend your company any time.
Bob. Copenhagen to Paris Tour

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Thank you...for a wonderful experience. One take home message that I have from our grand expedition is that the second tier cities are often equally rewarding to visit, equally exotic to the foreigner and much more tourist friendly; if only because there are relatively so few tourists.
David. Copenhagen to Paris Tour
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The Copenhagen to Paris ride was great...the guides wonderful.
Michael. Copenhagen to Paris Tour

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Well organised, great fun. Lots of on road support. Good food. Would like to do it again. Thank-you.
Tracy (QLD) Perth to Geraldton 2018

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What a great adventure the P2B ride was, thanks to a magnificent team from AllTrails. A trip I will never forget, gee it feels like it was sooo long ago now. Your highlights list covered it well and apart from some unpleasant wind events it was a ride that will take some matching. Many, many thanks for your commitment and enthusiasm to make the ride so enjoyable. It takes a lot of energy and patience to do a month long trip, but you all seemed to do it pretty easy. Well done and again congratulations on a terrific tour.
Rob. Perth to Broome Tour

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It was a great ride and I really understand how much work went into delivering it, both before and during. I think given some of the weather conditions, length of the rides on many days and food and accommodation pressures everybody worked together to make it a terrific event.
Sandra. Perth to Broome Tour

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Excellent planning, excellent execution, excellent mechanical support, excellent company, excellent accommodation, excellent food and the resolution of my serious mechanical problem (broken axle) was done efficiently and effectively. Topped off by my memorable birthday celebration.
David. Murray River Tour

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As usual All Trails ride is extremely well organised keeping the standard high and looking after the participants. The friendly atmosphere generated makes us all feel important and welcome. Two sensational dinners and good brekkys... On the whole a most enjoyable ride with great people and lots of laughing and only one snake and echidna sighted!
Joan. Autumn Rail Trails Tour

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We are back home as of yesterday and just wanted to say Thank you both, we really enjoyed the trail, company and your smooth running of the trip. Looking forward to seeing some more rail trail trips in the future.
Bar & Mike. Autumn Rail Trails Tour

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I finally did one of your rides which I enjoyed a lot. I only hope now that I can do others... For me I was grateful to be picked up with the bus on the first day. Which is why this system is a great way for me to ride and travel. All of the locations were well chosen, given number of people, cost and experiences. Regards to all and look forward to more trips.
Judy. Autumn Rail Trails Tour

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We shall wear [our AllTrails jerseys] with pride and remember the amazing memories we made along the Great Ocean Road in your generous and delightful company! ...Thank you so much again for a spectacular GOR adventure!
Margo & Norman. Great Ocean Road Tour

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A fantastic trip, superb weather planning (you must have a direct line to the weather gods) and the best meals ever. Looking forward to the next one.
Alan. Murray River Tour

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Yes there were many memorable times... I think the two best days for me were the ride from Swan Hill to Tooleybuc and Waikerie to Blanchetown. A special moment would be a choice between on the boat at gunbower creek especially after dark and the early morning ferry at Mannum. Your organisation of the tour was brilliant and I most appreciated your support when 4 of us had not quite followed the arrows and needed to regroup. Also when I was given a warning that the Murray Bridger cycle path was not suitable for my bike as there were a couple of very tight squeezes! I have really enjoyed the experience and look forward to joining you again.
Ed. Murray River Tour

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I had a great time doing stage 2 of the Murray River Cycle tour. It was a great experience and hopefully we might cross paths on another ride. Thanks to Richard, Jo, JB and Midge for all their hard work.
Peter. Murray River Tour

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Hi All and once again thanks for the great ride. Overall I really enjoyed the whole thing...I think the three of you on the ride and Midge at home do a fantastic job. You all seem to find a great balance between working and being a part of the group. I would probably never undertake something like this on my own, so its great that you take the pain out of it all.
Sandra. Murray River Tour

 

 2017

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Just a quick note to say thank you to both of you & JB Jodie & the Scribble Pad for another great bike ride... I get older & slower but the fun is just as good. Looking forward to my next ride sometime in the new year. Congratulations to both of you on maintaining the fun & harmony with a great mob of people.
Paddy. Great Victorian Bike Ride

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Firstly thanks for a terrific Great Vic ride. We enjoyed it immensely, such a bonus sleeping in nice motels and looking forward to a massage on most days, not to mention the get together dinners.
Robyn. Great Victorian Bike Ride

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The bike trip was fun in spite of the rain and the AllTrails part was well done. I was pleased with the planning and the extra things like transporting our bikes to Sale, and getting me a separate room when Kirk got sick. JB as always, rendered expert support when needed and it was wonderful just knowing that he was available. All in all, it was a great experience and I look forward to a repeat next year. I want to thank your whole team for their efforts in making the ride so successful.
Craig. Great Victorian Bike Ride

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Every single thing was great! Wonderful organisation from you guys and fantastic support from JB. Having a massage was such a luxury too. We had the best time!
Susan. Great Victorian Bike Ride

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Thank you to all the team at AllTrails for a great Great Vic. As usual we were well looked after...Richard and Jo did a fantastic job looking after us in the unexpected circumstances [of the final days cancellation]. I had a great time.
Gwyn. Great Victorian Bike Ride

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Thanks for a great bike ride and for taking care of us all so well. This was our first real AllTrails ride as the other one was in conjunction with Cycle Old and we appreciated the attention and support you provided at all times during this Daylesford venture. The quaint picturesque country back roads were fabulous, really pretty and with some exhilarating downhills...We thoroughly enjoyed the Champagne Train - it was fantastic on every level and the friendly, consistently attentive service and delicious home-made finger food and tasty curry were all par excellence... Thank you again and good luck with all your upcoming rides.
Toni. Daylesford Cycle Weekend

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Loved meeting the AllTrails people and finally finding out what Ken has been doing for many years on his mysterious bike rides. A great idea to invite non riders and partners. Loved exploring Daylesford. Well done.
Sheila & Ken. Daylesford Cycle Weekend

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I loved every minute of the Daylesford Ride. My favourite ride the Day 2 out to Trentham and back...Everything was very well organized and such a happy atmosphere continuing the All Trails philosophy of happy riders makes for a happy tour. Thanks to you all for making it a pleasure to participate in the ride...Well done to all three of you.
Joan. Daylesford Cycle Weekend

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I enjoyed it all and feel grateful for your help. Favourite day was definitely the Wombat State Forest. Perhaps being Day 4, I had my cycling legs. Everybody made me feel welcome, all without exception, and that was lovely being there, not left out ever. So thanks again, Richard and JO. I always advertise you, talked about it yesterday and I am riding today,will tell them, if anyone asks. My best wishes.
Helen. Daylesford Cycle Weekend

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Richard and I just wanted to write and reiterate how much we enjoyed the AllTrails Great Ocean Road Tour. In particular, we felt you all struck a great balance between being very organised (which you were) and allowing us to do our own thing in our own time.
Katie & Richard. Great Ocean Road Tour

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Jo and Richard owners of AllTrails were excellent and paid great attention to all the details necessary when bike riding. Although the riding was quite demanding due to the never ending climbing during the first two days of our 4 day ride, we enjoyed ourselves. Accommodation and food provided were best available and thoroughly enjoyed after a day of bike riding. Whilst riding through the Snowy Mountains was difficult, Jo and Richard have many rides throughout each year ranging from small group rides for a few bike riders to large group rides.
David. Great Alpine Road Tour

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Many thanks for your wonderful hosting and organisation during my recent Bike Queensland experience. I doubt the event for me would have been in anyway successful without you.
Barry. Cycle Queensland Package

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Thank you for another great AllTrails - supported Cycle Queensland. All Trails support – always excellent and this year was certainly no exception. Always reassuring to know that we could leave our bags at our departure each day and be certain that they would be waiting for us at our destination. And I have to commend the choice of afternoon teas each day – very tasty. Lou’s massages were the most relaxing I have had – I’m sure they helped me over those hills. Midge’s friendly efficiency continues to make the pre-tour arrangements go extremely smoothly. Congratulations to you all ...
Bob. Cycle Queensland Package

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I thought the trip was tremendous. It was superbly organised and run, the route we took was spectacular and mostly very bicycle friendly (as were European drivers which was a very pleasant change from home). The hotels we stayed at ranged in quality from OK to excellent, the food at the organised dinners was consistently very good, the hire bike was excellent, but the thing that really made the trip work was that it was a really good bunch of people to travel with.
Jeff. European Cycle Tour

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A really well organised; very well guided and good value for money tour that will live long in the memory as the hardest, yet most rewarding physical endeavour I have tackled, certainly since turning forty! This trip was meticulously planned and organised, which is a tribute to AllTrails and the two guides. Any slight glitches to program were effortlessly worked around and a good sense of comradery was maintained throughout the touring party largely due to the obvious effort expended by the Company and the guides directed at ensuring all participants were safe; enjoyed themselves and above all had fun. No trip of this duration is going to be cheap in aggregate but in my view given the quality of the accommodation provided; the very good food (with very few exceptions) and the range of snack foods/fruits/wine tastings etc provided (as well as birthday cake!) I think represented extremely good value and well worth the overall cost. It is a tribute to AllTraills that at no point did it appear attempts were being made to cut corners on cost and in fact my observation is that the company were particularly generous in going "the extra mile" to ensure a really good time was had by all...as each day passes and the reminiscences become more and more heroic the reminders of the pain fades and what is left are wonderful memories of a truly great experience that I simply would not have missed. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get me there and home safe. All and all we loved the experience and would thoroughly recommend AllTrails as a first rate touring company, run by delightful, thoughtful and generous people in Jo and Richard.
Bob. European Cycle Tour

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I went for my first ride since the trip yesterday and it was gratifying to feel so much stronger, and enjoy riding so much more than before we left. While I found the trip very difficult physically, it’s good to know my body can still respond and improve - worth the effort. I’m also so pleased I’ve had an opportunity like that to see that part of the world; it’s an extraordinary section of Europe with huge variety and really interesting history and continuing issues etc, all of which augmented the riding element enormously for me. Having such experienced, knowledgeable, fun and intelligent European guides also made a big difference to my enjoyment. I appreciated too the level of accommodation, particularly the fact that many of the hotels were a bit special. Overall, it was a fantastic trip that provided opportunities to both improve and enjoy my riding while exploring a deeply interesting and beautiful part of Europe. Thanks for the company and all the help you provided on the way. Richard, we would never have made that leg into Cortina without you!
Tania. European Cycle Tour

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Simply a brilliant journey , taking in contrasting landscapes from the rolling winelands outside Adelaide through some uniquely attractive parts of South Australia culminating in the stunning scenery along the Great Ocean Road and a beautiful final spin up through Mornington . Overnight stops were well chosen with warm and accomodating hosts wherever we ended up . To be able to see all of this and only have to worry about getting up and cycling every day made the whole experience all the more memorable so a huge shout out to Richard & AllTrails for taking care of everything. So many highpoints on the trip it's difficult to pull out specific instances. I intend to get back and cycle more in Australia and will certainly talk to AllTrails when I do.
Paul. Adelaide to Melbourne Tour

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Thanks again for an awesome tour! Even with the dodgy weather, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Your attention to detail, effort and flexibility made for a relaxed and fun trip. The accommodation & food was all fantastic and the route so well planned. Tidal River was beautiful – the views from Mt Oberon & along the river were well worth seeing, as was Walhalla. I hope I can join you on another trip soon (and will bring some friends).
Julie. Gippsland Tour

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My best day was the most challenging day and of course that was day 8 to Walhalla. Hard to say which location I enjoyed most out of Wilsons Prom and Walhalla. Both were wonderful in different ways. Highlight was the meals together at Wilsons Prom. Support by Alltrails!! It was always there but it reached a highlight on the day from Venus Bay to Wilsons Prom. It was dangerous to ride and you went out of your way in the rain to fit us and our bikes/gear into the vehicles AND in such good humour. Thanks Richard and Jo. You were exceptional.
Brian. Gippsland Cycle Tour

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Thanks once again for all your work to make the trip successful. We are going to put out of our memories forever the triple threat of the Yallourn hill, the headwind and the rain all at the one time!!! Organisational highlight would have to be fitting all of us and bikes into the vehicles and getting us to the Prom. Great work.
Sandra. Gippsland Cycle Tour

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I just wanted to say "Thank You" for such a great time in Mornington recently. Apart from the wonderful weather you ordered for us, there was lovely, friendly company from other Riders, enthusiasm and good spirits every day. The planning for each day, made me feel safe and confident out on the road. Especially the back up in vehicles provided by you both. The riding was magnificent with great mixture in terrain and challenge. My enjoyment of this Ride is emphasised by the fact that I have just paid a deposit for my next All Trails Ride. See you on the Great Alpine and Ocean Road!
Gabby. Mornington Long Weekend Tour

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It was a truly wonderful 4 day bike riding weekend! Thank you so very much for your good natures, your good humour, your thorough planning and thoughtfulness, and your energy which was boundless! It was a true delight to be in your company and I say very well done All Trails 'Mark 2'. It was a lot of fun and your lovely personalities made it very relaxing. Thank you very much again. You must have been exhausted by the time you got home! Thank you both /all very much again and I'll spread the word to others.
Jan. Mornington Long Weekend Tour

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I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and although the weather wasn't kind, in some ways it added to the tour. I enjoy hills and mountains. I really enjoyed Day 8 Morwell to Walhalla. I thought the section from Erica to Walhalla was super spectacular. Favourite location - RACV Inverloch and Walhalla. Favourite highlight - not knowing this part of Victoria, the tour showed me the best parts of Gippsland. Favourite Eating Location - Ristorante le Ricardo. Congratulations to Richard and Jo, you have moved AllTrails to a new level and made it yours.
Phil. Gippsland Tour

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The ride was great - I enjoyed it immensely - all aspects of it - staying in the same room was a winner - meeting lots of new riders - enough of a challenge in beautiful country - good variety of activities along the way - yes, I would do this type of tour again and am thinking seriously of the Melb Cup weekend. Thank you again for your support.
Lindy. Mornington Long Weekend Tour

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You know that I enjoyed it, loved the interesting company and managed to do some riding every day... i loved telling people about Arthur’s Seat, Red Hill and Shoreham, they were hilly . Great having the valuable support vehicle, and the interest and encouragement from the organisers. I always tell everybody in my bike groups about what i am doing with All Trails, show them the day sheets etc. Great having the non-rider option for the partners.
Helen. Mornington Long Weekend Tour

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Back in Melbourne after thoroughly enjoying the Peninsula 4 day group ride. Thank you for your help and time.
Rhonda. Mornington Long Weekend Tour

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I had a lovely time. Great company! As I texted to a good friend this morning: "Riding (with AllTrails) is enjoyable because the people are great - no whingers, no high flyers - just friendly, helpful cyclists who are interested in others....
Sue. Mornington Long Weekend Tour

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Thanks for those terrific photos of a wonderful trip. Your unfailing good humour and care for the riders was outstanding. The camaraderie and fun were also right up there!
Cathy. Tasmania Tour

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Thanks for hosting the ride – really enjoyed it and the camaraderie!
Tim. Tasmania Tour

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Peter and I had a great time. Well done all!! Unbelievable weather and scenery. Til next time.
Anna. Tasmania Tour

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My fellow cyclists were a friendly and sociable bunch and made the ride good fun together with the AllTrails staff.
Brian. Tasmania Tour

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Thank you so much, we had a fantastic trip, I cannot believe the weather was so beautiful. The trip was wonderfully organised so a big thank you to all of you. Richard and Jo were so easy going and thoughtful, and Peter and JB were my life savers, they gave such encouragement and support. Again thank you to all, we look forward to our next trip with all trails.
Kerry. Tasmania Tour

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For me, the East Coast ride was excellent with good hills and very scenic. The weather of course always makes a ride and we were blessed with this. Temperatures around 8-20 degrees makes a welcome relief from the humid and hot Brisbane weather. The group seem to gel very well. The group dinners were excellent which allowed for the group to blend in. The organisation for the rides with signage on the road made it easy for riders of all strengths to follow the route. Safety is an important issue which was certainly addressed by Richard and Jo. The group on the final day was guided by vehicles front and back across the busy bridge of the Derwent river into Hobart - Thank you for that. I would certainly look at booking another tour with Alltrails.
Peter. Tasmania Tour

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What a great way to see Australia! Thanks AllTrails for taking care of everything so we could just enjoy our riding. I really appreciated the thoughtful planning of our Tasmanian tour and also knowing we had full support from the AllTrails staff at all times. Now I just need to plan for when I can do another tour...
Chris. Tasmania Tour

 

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Having been with AllTrails on two Great Victorian Bike Rides, then the legs Perth to Adelaide and Melbourne to Sydney, and last year the penultimate Rome to Paris, we feel very qualified to write a testimonial to AllTrails…their background work to each ride has every detail, the rides flow with confidence, the support and rapport is even and ready, all making for a friendly experience over and above the joy of the chosen ride. AllTrails is the benchmark of cycle touring in Australia and for a first timer you need look no further. Just book and pedal on. Peter (WA) multiple rides

Once again a fantastic Ride organized to perfection. 20 years providing us with the best adventures on a bike - how lucky we are to be able to participate in such challenging rides with the knowledge we are safe and cared for along the road. Thank you for the best fun, the best friends and great accommodation and food available. Using the local communities for our morning teas and lunch was such a brilliant idea and we loved the interaction with the locals. Thank you to the poets who have provided us with a humourous memory of the best ride, thank you to my Pack 4 friends for their great encouragement and long standing friendship Loved it loved it loved it!! Keep Pedalling and stay vertical. Joan (VIC) multiple rides

This is just a quick note to say thank you for such a great eight days. The ride was challenging but most enjoyable. Richard and Jo, you did a fantastic job of looking after us and I really enjoyed your company...As always the AllTrails support and organisation was excellent starting with Midges query on my plans for 1st October through to the farewell at Queenscliff. Jo, Richard and Midge are always happy to help throughout whether the issue be small or large. Richard’s special early morning effort on 1st Oct to fix David’s bike was exceptional and reinforced his standing as an experienced bike mechanic. In summary, as always, a great trip, great organisation, great company and great support. This is why I come back! Gwyn (VIC) multiple rides

I have been associated with doing AllTrails trips for twelve years and the company is just going from strength to strength. The expedition management is first rate and the technical support of all of the trips has been second to none. This last trip with Richard, JB and Lou being yet another example of a company and its people doing their utmost to run a successful trip and to getting over the inevitable hurdles that come along to test us! Then there is the inimitable Midge in the office who for computer illiterates like me will even assist with completion of the necessary application forms…. all done in a cheery way without making me feel like a total ‘ignorant’. I actively promote AllTrails to my friends and hope that I can do my bit to promote the business. Alasdair (VIC) multiple rides

Thankyou All Trails Bicycle Tours for facilitating and supporting us through a fantastic riding experience. The tour was so well organised with team Jo and Richard looking after us so well. The accommodation and food was really lovely and the on road support, encouragement and back up was fantastic. We all felt able to achieve our personal best and so enjoyed the journey along the iconic Great Ocean Road. We had the challenges of Lavers Hill, which was my 'tick the box' moment and also the opportunity to stop and take in the sights along the way. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to ride a tour with All Trails. Lyn (VIC) Great Ocean Road 2019

What an epic journey, a great group of people even only doing first half loved all of it. Well organised, great accommodation, great coffee stops, lunches and dinners. Amazing support the whole way through from booking to day to day on the bike...It's an amazing route and so many Fantastic days it’s hard to choose a favourite but particularly enjoyed the first day, and Westport to Punakaiki. Charlotte (UK) New Zealand Bike Tour 2019

Fabulous tour! Thank you very much! I’ve already been recommending you to some of my cycling friends, including suggesting they consider next year’s North Island NZ tour. Throughout the tour you guys were on top of things from beginning to end. It was pretty much seamless. Your flexibility and unflappable willingness to adapt in a timely fashion to whatever unforeseen events transpired. Gary (USA) NZ South Island 2019

Thanks for a great ride on the AllTrails Six Pack Rail Trails – as usual well organised and a great bunch of people to enjoy the camaraderie of other cyclists as we pedalled the six varying trails. Accommodation and meals were great. Congratulations to you all for your expertness in planning and organising pleasurable rides. You, Jo and Richard do a super job with all the organising etc. pre and during rides. Well done. Everyone really appreciates all your hard work. Thanks... Looking forward to another trip in the future... Bev (VIC) Gippsland Rail Trails 2019

What a great adventure the P2B ride was, thanks to a magnificent team from AllTrails. A trip I will never forget, gee it feels like it was sooo long ago now. Your highlights list covered it well and apart from some unpleasant wind events it was a ride that will take some matching. Many, many thanks for your commitment and enthusiasm to make the ride so enjoyable. It takes a lot of energy and patience to do a month long trip, but you all seemed to do it pretty easy. Well done and again congratulations on a terrific tour. Rob (NSW) Perth to Broome 2018

I finally did one of your rides which I enjoyed a lot. I only hope now that I can do others... For me I was grateful to be picked up with the bus on the first day. Which is why this system is a great way for me to ride and travel. All of the locations were well chosen, given number of people, cost and experiences. Regards to all and look forward to more trips. Judy (VIC) Autumn Rail Trails 2018

Hi All and once again thanks for the great ride. Overall I really enjoyed the whole thing...I think the three of you on the ride and Midge at home do a fantastic job. You all seem to find a great balance between working and being a part of the group. I would probably never undertake something like this on my own, so its great that you take the pain out of it all. Sandra (VIC) Murray River Ride 2018

Thanks for a great bike ride and for taking care of us all so well. This was our first real AllTrails ride as the other one was in conjunction with Cycle Old and we appreciated the attention and support you provided at all times during this Daylesford venture. The quaint picturesque country back roads were fabulous, really pretty and with some exhilarating downhills...We thoroughly enjoyed the Champagne Train - it was fantastic on every level and the friendly, consistently attentive service and delicious home-made finger food and tasty curry were all par excellence... Thank you again and good luck with all your upcoming rides. Toni (QLD) Daylesford Cycle Weekend 2017

Simply a brilliant journey, taking in contrasting landscapes from the rolling winelands outside Adelaide through some uniquely attractive parts of South Australia culminating in the stunning scenery along the Great Ocean Road and a beautiful final spin up through Mornington . Overnight stops were well chosen with warm and accommodating hosts wherever we ended up. To be able to see all of this and only have to worry about getting up and cycling every day made the whole experience all the more memorable so a huge shout out to Richard & AllTrails for taking care of everything. So many highpoints on the trip it's difficult to pull out specific instances. I intend to get back and cycle more in Australia and will certainly talk to AllTrails when I do. Paul (Ireland) Adelaide to Melbourne 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and although the weather wasn't kind, in some ways it added to the tour. I enjoy hills and mountains. I really enjoyed Day 8 Morwell to Walhalla. I thought the section from Erica to Walhalla was super spectacular. Favourite location - RACV Inverloch and Walhalla. Favourite highlight - not knowing this part of Victoria, the tour showed me the best parts of Gippsland. Favourite Eating Location - Ristorante le Ricardo. Congratulations to Richard and Jo, you have moved AllTrails to a new level and made it yours. Phil (NSW) Gippsland Tour 2017

There was lovely, friendly company from other Riders, enthusiasm and good spirits every day. The planning for each day, made me feel safe and confident out on the road. Especially the back up in vehicles provided by you both. The riding was magnificent with great mixture in terrain and challenge. My enjoyment of this Ride is emphasised by the fact that I have just paid a deposit for my next All Trails Ride. See you on the Great Alpine and Ocean Road! Gabby (VIC) Mornington Ride Weekend 2017

I had a lovely time. Great company! As I texted to a good friend this morning: "Riding (with AllTrails) is enjoyable because the people are great - no whingers, no high flyers - just friendly, helpful cyclists who are interested in others...." Sue (VIC) Mornington Weekend 2017

It was a truly wonderful 4 day bike riding weekend! Thank you so very much for your good natures, your good humour, your thorough planning and thoughtfulness, and your energy which was boundless! It was a true delight to be in your company and I say very well done All Trails 'Mark 2'. It was a lot of fun and your lovely personalities made it very relaxing. Thank you very much again. You must have been exhausted by the time you got home! Thank you both /all very much again and I'll spread the word to others. Jan (QLD) Mornington Long Weekend Ride 2017

Thank you so much, we had a fantastic trip, I cannot believe the weather was so beautiful. The trip was wonderfully organised so a big thank you to all of you. Richard and Jo were so easy going and thoughtful, and Peter and JB were my life savers, they gave such encouragement and support. Again thank you to all, we look forward to our next trip with all trails. Kerry (QLD) Tasmania 2017

What a great way to see Australia! Thanks AllTrails for taking care of everything so we could just enjoy our riding. I really appreciated the thoughtful planning of our Tasmanian tour and also knowing we had full support from the AllTrails staff at all times. Now I just need to plan for when I can do another tour...Chris (VIC) Tasmania Tour 2017

There was never a night that I didn’t have a hot shower and comfortable bed... Food gets lots of ticks, both quality and quantity, No complaints there. A further thing that I really like about All Trails is there never seems to be any pressure on people to have to hurry along if they are at the back or to ride more than they want. I hope that this continues, as I think that this very much adds to people’s sense of accomplishment and enjoyment of the trip. Thanks so much to JB and Peter who are both always so willing to help... looking forward to riding again with you. Sandra (VIC) Tasmania tours 2017

I LOVED every minute of my AllTrails adventure!! Having never ridden back to back days before I was worried at how I'd go but I found I got stronger as the ride progressed... it was all that I imagined it would be and has certainly whet my appetite for more cycle tours... The AllTrails team organisation and support was top class and the welcoming nature and inspiration of the group I cycled among was fabulous. I have already recommended AllTrails as a company to ride with both in my circle of cycling buddies and in my RPM classes. Michelle (NSW) RACV Resorts Ride 2016

Congratulations AllTrails – once again a very well organised trip which I thoroughly enjoyed. The camaraderie was great as we shared the daily challenges and varied scenery as we pedalled along. The support team added to the enjoyment of the whole experience. Accommodation, meals and support back-up was very good. Thanks for another (my 3rd) fantastic ride. Bev (VIC) RACV Resorts Ride 2016

The 2016 RACV Resorts tour was terrific: wonderful people; great touring (although there was a hill or two); just the right distances and timeframe; excellent food and accommodation; very friendly locals; and fantastic organisation. It is no wonder that riders keep coming back each year to share experiences. See you again in 2017. Bill (NSW) RACV Resorts Ride 2016

eally well organized, everything seemed to run smoothly, but I am sure there where anxious moments behind the scenes. I think the sign of an excellent tour is nothing appears to go wrong and everyone was happy. Well done! All the morning teas and lunch’s where excellent. I enjoyed the ride (especially the hills) and meeting the others...communication to all riders was excellent...comradeship amongst the riders was excellent. I cannot think of anything I would delete. Thanks for a great tour see you on the next one. Tim (VIC) RACV Resorts Ride 2016

Words can't adequately express how I felt being both on this tour and a part of it. Every day was a unique adventure. The riding brought an element of challenge. I fell in love with the South Gippsland countryside - astoundingly beautiful! Excellent customer service! Last night we held a celebratory dinner - Everyone gave favorable testimonies about how great the group and ride was! Well worth every cent we spent! Thanks for everything! This tour was spectacular! Deborah (USA) RACV Resorts Ride 2016

A big thank you for the fantastic organisation and support on the Adelaide to Melbourne ride. Wasn't sure I would even make the distance, but with the great food, encouragement and friendship the ride surpassed my expectations! It was an experience which I will never forget and certainly won't hesitate to recommend to others. Hope to see you again. Christine (TAS) Adelaide to Melbourne 2015

Thanks again for all the effort you put into making the tour such a great one - I will be back again one day for more of the same! Fil (NSW) Adelaide to Melbourne 2015

Thanks again for a terrific week on the road. It was a real challenge, particularly those long days in the middle, however it appears we are pretty tenacious riders. You certainly put in plenty of hard work yourselves and this was appreciated, from terrific overnight stays down to that yummy carrot cake. As stated before, it must be a logistic headache keeping an eye on all the riders with so many variable speeds. Thanks again for an amazing experience and we’ll catch you next time. Fay and Rich (NSW) Adelaide to Melbourne 2015

We had such a great time again. You looked after us so well and wanted for nothing. Your thoughtfulness about catering was greatly appreciated. My favourite day would be The Great Ocean Road. I cannot explain to people how magnificent the scenery was. Looking forward to our next adventure with you. Hopefully in 2016. Lorraine (NSW) Adelaide to Melbourne 2015

It was great to complete the Rock Ride with AllTrails, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was fun to share the ride with other motivated riders and having a laugh along the way. Your organisation of the trip, the support (including putting on extra water and snack stops), encouragement and 'nothing was a problem' approach was appreciated. I can't fault AllTrails and will be looking forwards to reading the newsletters to see what other rides you organise in the future. I'll be more than happy to do another AllTrails ride if the right one comes up. I've already mentioned AllTrails to my friends and will recommend your company to other cyclists. Karen (TAS) Rock Ride 2015

Thanks again for the trip, you guys really put a lot of effort into running great rides. I think you run excellent tours and cope very well with tired riders and the challenges that come your way. This was my first experience of the outback, I'll definitely be going back. An incredible way to discover outback Australia. A ride that is as rewarding as it is challenging. Thank you to all the AllTrails team. John (TAS) Rock Ride 2015

Thanks for a wonderful week of adventures and nurturing us through Victoria last week. It’s such a relief from my normal work. The encouragement and love of cycling is wonderful. The briefings are amusing and inclusive and occasionally we get some information. Good to review the days ride before moving onto the next day. Excellent that you make sure everybody gets a nod of approval. Excellent organization and everything runs like clockwork. Really enjoyed the ride. Ben (VIC) Cabrini Challenge 2015

Thanks so much for the photos, and all the photos on Facebook. Back in Perth, last week seems but a distant memory. can't believe that the trip went so well and so quickly. I was quite apprehensive at the beginning; not knowing quite what the riding conditions would be like, even though I'd read all the material. It seems that your training regime worked for us because I think I handled the distances quite well. The hills into Cape Schanck were the most challenging, and I felt that I had really achieved something when we rolled into the resort. The climb to Arthurs Seat was almost comfortable, after the previous day's effort. I thought everything was well organized. Thank you all for making the trip so enjoyable. Ann (WA) Two Bays on a Bike 2015

Thank you for a fantastic few days of cycling through some magic scenery, great company and of course being spoilt rotten. I recommend this tour to anybody, relatively short days and plenty of free time. Thanks again for a memorable few days of pedalling and I hope to see you again soon. Bryan B (VIC) Two Bays on a Bike 2015

What a great ride. That was - everything: riders, crew, organisation, route, accommodation, food. Thank you for the opportunity to ride with you once again and for all your hard work to ensure we had a good time. Lindy (VIC) Two Bays on a Bike 2015

International Rides

...a big “thank you” for all assistance and advise in the lead up to this year’s 2018 European Tour, it was much appreciated. Thank you to Jo and Richard for the good times and occasional beer, (oh… and the cycling). The Tour was all I expected it to be plus a bit more. I had a great time and look forward to adding more fabulous AllTrails / Cycling memories in the future. Would I do another All Trails Tour?…. Definitely. Rod (NSW) Copenhagen to Paris 2018

Overall I consider this trip to have been very well conceived and executed by your team.... For those of us who truly enjoy road cycling it fits the bill really well and personally I loved it...guides were terrific and to be highly commended...Meals were excellent and very well organised...Overall a great trip- again showcasing AllTraills attention to detail; great route planning and very generous provision of "extras". Well done and thank you one and all... Would highly recommend your company any time. Bob (TAS) Copenhagen to Paris 2018

We very much enjoyed our cycling trip. Aside from the pleasure of cycling and new landscapes and cities to experience and new people to meet we were most impressed with the professionalism of [the guide] team. Robyn & John (VIC) Copenhagen to Paris 2018

I thought the trip was tremendous. It was superbly organised and run, the route we took was spectacular and mostly very bicycle friendly (as were European drivers which was a very pleasant change from home). The hotels we stayed at ranged in quality from OK to excellent, the food at the organised dinners was consistently very good, the hire bike was excellent, but the thing that really made the trip work was that it was a really good bunch of people to travel with. Jeff (VIC) AllTrails European Cycle Tour 2017

I went for my first ride since the trip yesterday and it was gratifying to feel so much stronger, and enjoy riding so much more than before we left. While I found the trip difficult physically, it’s good to know my body can still respond and improve - worth the effort. I’m also so pleased I’ve had an opportunity like that to see that part of the world; it’s an extraordinary section of Europe with huge variety and really interesting history and continuing issues etc, all of which augmented the riding element enormously for me. Having such experienced, knowledgeable, fun and intelligent European guides also made a big difference to my enjoyment. I appreciated too the level of accommodation, particularly the fact that many of the hotels were a bit special. Thanks for the company and all the help you provided on the way. Richard, we would never have made that leg into Cortina without you! Tania (TAS) AllTrails European Cycle Tour 2017

A really well organised; very well guided and good value for money tour that will live long in the memory as the hardest, yet most rewarding physical endeavour I have tackled, certainly since turning forty! .as each day passes and the reminiscences become more and more heroic the reminders of the pain fades and what is left are wonderful memories of a truly great experience that I simply would not have missed. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get me there and home safe. All and all we loved the experience and would thoroughly recommend AllTrails as a first rate touring company, run by delightful, thoughtful and generous people in Jo and Richard. Bob (TAS) AllTrails European Cycle Tour 2017

We had a great time on the Rome to Turin ride. Our guides were extremely obliging and did everything possible to ensure our safety and enjoyment. The van was regularly in sight and provided water, snacks, fruit and lifts as required. We also appreciated their local knowledge re sights to see, local food and culture and events to attend. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to attend the Puccini concert in Lucca. We also enjoyed the meals provided that showcased the menus of the region we were in. Ruth and Frank (NSW) Rome to Turin 2016

Kim and I had a wonderful time. Enrico and Roberto were fabulous Tour Leaders. They worked so hard to make our experience a memorable one. John and Kimberley (VIC) Rome to Turin 2016

I had a fantastic time on the ride, with a big thank you to the Alltrails team for making it happen and a huge thank you to the Tour Leaders for their support during the ride. Ben was also pretty amazing. I know he will say he was just doing his job, but knowing he was keeping an eye out for all of us was really valuable. Plus you never knew where he was going to turn up eg in a vineyard or standing on a shed, camera in hand and that big grin! Thanks again to all involved for a fabulous experience! Doug (VIC) Rome to Paris 2015

The ride was one of the most treasured personal experiences of my life, the reasons being; it was a very personal endeavour, it was memorable, packed with daily highlights and done in the company of some fine people. All of this of course achieved because of the organisation that you put in to make the journey so good. Special mention must be made of the five guides who were so cheerful and helpful at all times. Your personal participation was also greatly appreciated. John (WA) Rome to Paris 2014

OMG Italy is such a fantastic place!! Bari to Rome was truly a memorable experience and an awesome ride. Our tour leaders were really fantastic and made the trip a real pleasure. This is our third tour with AllTrails and as per usual the organisation, co-ordination, accommodation, meals, professionalism, knowledge and general 'fun to be with' approach was second to none... we can't wait for the next tour. Finally, our tour group were all a great bunch of people and we all had a remarkable time. Craig & Kathie (NSW) Bari to Rome, Italy 2013

The guides were fabulous and knowledgeable and did their best to accommodate all requests (massage, viewing of TDF at pub, bike adjustments etc). Regional wine tasting and food added to the joy of riding in the area. One of the most amazing things that I've ever done. Kath N (VIC) Turin to Paris 2013

An experience of a lifetime - life-changing! My best day was climbing Alp d'Huez. Mike (QLD) Rome to Paris 2014

Value: I could not have expected more - it was a lot of money but a priceless goal so in my view I got more than I paid for. Sense of achievement: overwhelming - a very lasting emotional experience. John S (QLD) Turin to Paris 2013

We had a fantastico time! Will most likely sign up to do the Turin to Paris leg in 2015. Wendy & Bob (NSW) Turin to Paris 2014

As the lone USA citizen traveling with a group of Aussie's I found myself welcomed and felt part of the group from the very first day. Thank you all of my fellow riders for your company, support, jokes and support. Carl G (USA) Turin to Paris 2013

Thanks for the FANTASTIC Rome to Paris trip – it exceeded my expectations! I really enjoyed the freedom to ride at my own pace, either alone or with others, always knowing that there was support not too far away if required. The guides did a great job. There are so many positives, it was truly great. The weather was perfect, the views spectacular, the company great, and the descent a real buzz. Hopefully I will see you again on future rides in Australia and/or overseas. Phil M (QLD) Rome to Paris 2013

I'm happy to serve as a reference or a resource for y'all should you get any interest from Chicago or its environs or anywhere for that matter. Please feel free to provide my contact information to anyone who would like to talk to a tour survivor. My best to Phil and Susan. Peter (USA) Rome to Paris 2012

‘Australia Ride’ concept:

A big thank you to all at AllTrails who were involved in the planning, organisation and execution of the AllTrails Cairns to Perth Ride 2012. Your efforts were much appreciated and resulted in everything that was promised - a simply wonderful experience that will never be forgotten by the participants. I commend everyone who worked behind the scenes planning the trip as well as Ben, (Tour Leader) and the mechanics, Pete, Thommo and Shorty who worked tirelessly to ensure everything went according to plan and that we were all well looked after and had a wonderful and safe ride. The planning and organisation was second to none, the day sheets accurate and very helpful, the accommodation the best available and the road crew went beyond the call of duty in ensuring we were cared for in every regard. Thanks to everyone for a great experience. Steve F (TAS) Cairns to Perth 2012

The Cairns to Broome ride was my 10th with All Trails and it was nothing short of fantastic. The organisation, support, comradeship and fun was first class as usual and all the little extras which you added, like the data projected outdoor picture show in the outback, made the trip even more special. Congratulations to you and particularly to your tour leader Ben who did an amazing job. Ben worked tirelessly, nothing was a problem, his cooking skills were amazing, he was always willing to help and he was also great fun to be with. Looking forward to our next adventure together and many more great times. Alan V (VIC) Cairns to Tennant Creek & Darwin to Broome 2012

Hi Midge (Office Manager), Just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic time on the ride from Darwin to Broome. Ben is an absolute star and was a pleasure to be on a tour he was running. Thommo was also fantastic from both the mechanic side of things and general helpfulness. Also some of the old characters on the trip were inspirational, Barry is a machine. At 40 years my senior I was often embarrassed by how strong (mentally and physically) he was! Again, wanted to thank the entire AllTrails team for a great experience. Andrew D (SA) Darwin to Broome 2012

Phil & Susan (Directors), You have a gem in Ben (Tour Leader). He has performed extremely well and was a key to ensuring a successful ride. He is so good he will be hard to hold! His cooking skills were tremendous. Thommo (Mechanic) was enthusiastic beyond belief and assisted Ben in every way possible. I certainly want you to know I have enjoyed and appreciated the rides and the organisation that you have been able to make available to me and people from all over Australia. You manage a great organisation and I hope you continue to provide rides for many years to come. All the best and KEEP UPRIGHT. Ken M (VIC) Darwin to Broome 2012

I’m back at work and just wanted to say a big “Thank you” to your team! The trip was fantastic in all aspects, with absolutely no surprises or disconnects. Considering the number of people and the logistics of being as far away as we were, your team did an incredible job! The food was plentiful and of a very high standard as was everything on the trip. Ben and Thommo, were excellent as hosts, very supportive, communicative and knowledgeable. Supporting that many people and from before dawn till after dusk, would test most people, but they were genuinely interested in our wellbeing and in what they were doing. I would have loved to have kept going! Thanks for a great time away. Jim N (VIC) Kununurra to Broome 2012

If you are thinking about joining a stage with AllTrails - STOP and JUST DO IT! I had a great time and met some inspirational people all in a safe and encouraging environment. Thank you AllTrails - I'll be back! Liz (WA) Coral Bay to Perth 2012

I not only did stage 1, but stages 2, and 3 as well, from Cairns to Darwin. I just thought the whole thing was well organised and Ben, our fearless leader, and Pete, the magnificent mechanic, were outstanding. I cannot speak highly enough of them both. Ben's leadership, knowledge, friendly manner and cooking was first class. I thought I might lose weight on this ride but, after a few of Ben's meals, gave up on that idea! Pete's willingness to assist, and mechanical knowledge made you feel that, whatever the gods threw at us, he could fix. Definitely would do another one, hopefully Perth to Melbourne. Phill (NZ) Cairns to Darwin 2012

Both Ben (Tour Leader) and Peter (Mechanic) were perfect in their respective roles – well done to AllTrails! I commend AllTrails for the calibre of its management, its staffing and the services that it offers. Best wishes for the future and I am hoping to join another ride soon. Alasdair M (VIC) Cairns to Darwin 2012

My first AllTrails tour. I’ll be back. So well organized and great to share the road with like-minded people of all ages. Thanks. Leanne V (NSW) Tasmania East 2012

Great people, Fantastic support, Beautiful scenery. My week off work felt more like a month. Best way to see Tassie. Loved the riding. Looking forward to my next adventure with AllTrails. You definitely cover all the bases. Cheers, Chris W (VIC) Tasmania West 2012

After 15 years of running bike tours, they really know how to do it. You will not find a better group to tour with - everything is geared to a safe, enjoyable and satisfying cycling experience. Most of all, I was welcomed like a family member away on a Summer Holiday. Like many others on what was my first trip, I'll be back. David M (VIC). Tasmania West 2012

The appreciation you develop for the smaller things. Like the hot cup of tea after a tough climb, riding “real” undulations and a warm bath after a day of riding. I have had an amazing week, sharing great times with beautiful people. I’m ready to book my next AllTrails tour!!! Julie V (VIC) Tasmania East 2012

Well apart from the organization people, climate, scenery, food, accommodation & support, I can’t think of any highlights at all. Tony B (NSW) Tasmania East 2012

Wow, great organization, Susan’s muffins, bikkies and scroggin, challenging ride every day, Phil’s tailwinds (in reverse), Phil’s hills (mountains), great company and a bunch of insights from our riding friends that have already made a huge difference. Michael F (NSW) Tasmania East 2012

Ed and I had a great time on the East Coast ride and Ed is still talking about it. The ride was very well organised and it was a great group of riders and staff. Overall, it exceeded my expectations - even the weather! Bill & Ed (VIC) Tasmania East 2012

Susan’s morning teas – not to be missed. Just wanted to thank you for the brilliant and amazingly organised Tassie west coast tour, it was a great experience.– thanks Phil and Susan (Directors). Brian B (VIC) Tasmania East 2012

Fantastic trip. East coast of Tassie is so spectacular. Great to share it with such a great bunch of people. Antje (QLD) Tasmania East 2012

Tassie: What a fabulous place to ride. Always a challenge always enjoyable. Love it. Kevin S (VIC) Tasmania East 2012

Awesome trip. Thanks to Phil Susan Ben and Peter plus all the riders! I am really MISSING the riding and suffering withdrawal - crazy given it was about a 6.15am wakeup every morning for two weeks!! I have friends and family who just cannot comprehend what a great time we had... Robyn B (NSW) Tasmania East & West Coast Tours 2012

Hi Family, Thanks again for a great trip - best ever, group of new friends were all lovely, & the love from you two (Phil & Susan) is awesome. Shaz R (NSW) Tasmania West

Dear Susan, Phil, Peter and Ben, Thank you for organising the Tassie East Ride, I enjoyed the challenge and was really impressed with your planning and service delivery, from the optimistic briefings to friendly road side pickups and those scrummy food breaks!!! Mary G (QLD) Tasmania East Coast Tour

With 15 years of experience running successful bike tours in many areas AllTrails can be relied upon to deliver exactly what they promise - a wonderful cycling experience supported by friendly, professional and caring staff. Phil and Susan (Directors) and their great staff are more like a family than a company. A family that welcomes you into it when you ride with them. I cannot thank them enough for a fantastic East and West Coast of Tasmania ride and strongly recommend AllTrails to any prospective riders considering joining one of their rides. Steve F (TAS) Tasmania East & West

I frequently get around with a smile on my face remembering the Alice ride as it was definitely a highlight for me in many ways...in other words; I just loved the great experience you created. It was one of the perfect challenges!...great organisation, food, accommodation, scenery, demanding mentally & physically and above all, a great group of people. I am looking forward to Darwin. Thanks for the smile on my dial. Alan V (VIC) Adelaide to Alice Springs 2008

Now that the dust has settled (almost literally) after The Rock Ride, it is time to say a big thank you for making possible in the maximum comfort available, another great outback ride. As for the Nullarbor Ride, the catering was again a feature of the event, with both the quantity and quality of the food available being beyond approach, and what other Tour Operator provides a 'Mobile McDonalds' to offer gourmet snacks, and to pander to our every whim at snack, and morning, and afternoon tea stops along the way! The whole event was a credit to your research and organisational skills and I look forward to joining another such ride next year. George B (VIC) Adelaide to Alice Springs & Nullarbor 2008

Thankyou again so much from us for a safe, professional, well organised and superbly supported ride. The FUN FACTOR was just brilliant. Anne and Michael (NSW) Tassie East & West 2010

Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday in Tasmania. We both thoroughly enjoyed your organisation, food, accommodation and destinations. The hills were significant but very rewarding. That's what we trained for, right?! We met such a lovely group of people who you always seem to attract. Special mention to JB (Mechanic) for his great service and company. Peter & Anna K (NSW), Tassie East Coast Ride 2010

The Adelaide to Melbourne trip I did still brings a smile and many fond memories. It truly was the best holiday I have ever had. What you do, you do so well. Plus the camaraderie amongst strangers who share the passion for cycling is deeply special. When I can again make a space in my life, I would love to join you in a cycling adventure. Yasmin H (SA) Melbourne to Adelaide 2006

You have given so many people wonderful experiences and made it possible for people to realise their dreams. You have looked after us so well that we do not have to worry about anything except what the weather may bring. Travelling around this beautiful country on a bicycle, smelling, seeing and feeling the air surrounding us, is such a fantastic and privileged experienced and will be cherished always. What a great feeling. The fun we all had is what makes these trips great! Although I am new to this type of holiday I was overwhelmed on my first experience by the comradeship of the riders and their willingness to help. Without AllTrails I would not have had the most wonderful times of my life. Fiona (NSW), Adelaide to Alice Springs 2008

Support Packages:

Thank you all so much for AllTrails adding such value to my Great Vic Ride. It was good to meet you and finally taste the AllTrails experience after all these years. The package was varied and most enjoyable. Having my own bedroom, toilet and shower (without queuing) was sublime, and where a bath was available it was truly luxurious. Each arvo I would crank up the aircon and, having washed my cycling kit, leave it to dry in my snug nest…I don't believe that I could do that in a tent. Thank you for your fine blend of administrative and organisational skills combined with plain old hard work and cycling smarts. It gave me a seamless worry-free tour knowing that all the details would be taken care of by AllTrails, whether it be the bus pick ups from the end of the ride to my motel and vice versa, the AllTrails bike corral, the afternoon teas, massages...and friendly personal support. I have already booked my place for next year so that is a fine endorsement...a returning client who received service beyond expectations! Jeremy (VIC) GVBR multiple years

This was the best Great Vic Ride I have participated in made all the better with your professionalism the fantastic motels/resorts, great meals etc etc.. Most of all was your never-failing help and good humour. I really enjoyed it all...thanks again and am looking at some of your other tours. Again well done to your team. Tony (NSW) Great Vic Bike Ride 2018

Just a little note of thanks for making our trip so terrific. Good to meet up again with riders met on previous trips as well as some new ones. Nothing too much trouble for Jo and Richard and I am very grateful for the help given me along the way... Massages from Lou were great and JB was terrific keeping our bikes in riding condition. But at the end of the day I love a nice warm shower and comfy bed. You organise this so well. Lauris (VIC) Great Vic Bike Ride 2018

Thank you both so much for a fantastic Great Vic trip this year. The accommodation was superb and I know a lot is dependent on the size of the towns we go through but this year offered some excellent eating out too. The trip was seamless thanks to your attention to detail and ‘can do,’ attitude. A great group of people, indulgent afternoon teas and frequent massages whipped us into shape for the next day. Well done and many thanks. Robyn & John (VIC) Great Vic Bike Ride 2018

My wife and I just completed our 2nd Great Vic Bike Ride with All Trails. The service offered by Richard, Jo and the team was beyond the call of duty and as a result we had a great time. With kids in camp with their school group and us in hotels. This worked well until one of the kids was unwell. The team from AllTrails stepped in to help, letting us stay on the ride where otherwise we might have been going home early. We enjoyed the accommodation, the massages and the group. We are looking forward to more rides with AllTrails. David (VIC) Great Vic Bike Ride

Very big thank you for another wonderful Cycle Queensland. I’m glad that Richard and Lou had a fun week because we certainly did. As usual everything went very smoothly, from initial booking right through to the finish in Cairns. And that was despite the last-minute change of start which BQ had to make. Full marks to you all, for all the re-arranging you would have had to do and for still making things go so smoothly for all the participants. Bronnie and I really enjoyed the camaraderie dinners, as well as all the daily interaction with such a friendly group. Thanks again for the great massages Lou and thanks again to you all for making it a great trip. Bob (QLD) Cycle QLD 2018

My highlights: Daintree to Port Douglas ride & Gordon Vale descent, Paradise Links Accommodation & Jackaroo Motel accommodation (clean & food was an excellent standard), Daily massage, Meeting lovely people on the tour including the staff & riders, Well organised transport...Overall a great experience & I would recommend service. Janet (QLD) Cycle QLD Package 2018

It was great to meet you both and to catch up with those other riders who have been down this “road” with Alltrails before ... I was not sure what to expect either from the ride itself or the Alltrails experience. Whilst I have been riding for a number of years now I have never participated in a ride over a number of consecutive days...Alltrails was also a new experience to me...The group of other riders were very compatible and the spontaneity of getting together most nights or just mixing together after the rides was most enjoyable...This made for an exciting new social experience where the topic of bikes was not a taboo and life’s experiences of each individual were gladly shared with others. The comfort of hot showers, soft beds, personal attention and, above all, the massages at the end of the rides was shear luxury when compared with the other options. One really felt for the campers that first night at Tidal River. Your organization and co ordination of the needs of the riders was almost faultless. John (VIC) Great Vic 2017

Fabulous support throughout and demonstrated the wisdom of going through AllTrails. Peter (VIC) Great Vic 2017

Every single thing was great! Wonderful organisation from you guys and fantastic support from JB. Having a massage was such a luxury too. We had the best time! Susan (NSW) Great Vic Bike Ride 2017

Was my first Great Vic Bike Ride and I am so pleased I chose the Rolls Royce Package to go with All Trails…The accommodation package was great and the two camaraderie dinners I certainly enjoyed. It’s amazing who people are and what they have achieved in their lives, you only need to scratch the surface a little and you get amazing stories. On the Saturday after the ride was cancelled, you two made it all look like it was pre-planned, was smooth, calm, organised or at least looked that way to group… WELL done. Credit to you both showing you can work under pressure. Tony (VIC) Great Vic Bike Ride 2017

Firstly thanks for a terrific Great Vic ride. We enjoyed it immensely, such a bonus sleeping in nice motels and looking forward to a massage on most days, not to mention the get together dinners. Robyn (VIC) Great Vic 2017

Just a quick note to say thank you to both of you for another great bike ride... I get older & slower but the fun is just as good. Looking forward to my next ride sometime in the new year. Congratulations to both of you on maintaining the fun & harmony with a great mob of people. Paddy (QLD) Great Vic 2017

We really enjoyed this year's ride and are particularly grateful for your efforts on Friday night and Saturday to get us home safely. We also again appreciated all JB's work to keep our bikes running smoothly...hopefully we'll be able to book for 2018. Thanks again & best wishes. Tony (VIC) Great Vic Bike Ride 2017

Many thanks for your wonderful hosting and organisation during my recent Bike Queensland experience. I doubt the event for me would have been in anyway successful without you. Barry (NZ) Cycle QLD 2017

Thank you for another great AllTrails - supported Cycle Queensland. All Trails support – always excellent and this year was certainly no exception. Always reassuring to know that we could leave our bags at our departure each day and be certain that they would be waiting for us at our destination. And I have to commend the choice of afternoon teas each day – very tasty. Lou’s massages were the most relaxing I have had – I’m sure they helped me over those hills. Midge’s friendly efficiency continues to make the pre-tour arrangements go extremely smoothly. Congratulations to you all ... Bob (QLD) Cycle QLD 2017

I absolutely loved the trip again and the general bonhomie. & I appreciate you put me in with my Tassie chums for most of it - which was great. I'm sure it’s a logistical nightmare - so you do amazingly well. Keith (UK) GVBR 2016

Thank you very much for everything, without you guys I don’t think I could of done the GVBR. I had a very good time my body was able to endure all that was given to it (mind you it will be a very long time when I want to go to Lavers Hill again). I am going to do it again next year but this time the full 9 days. Katalin (VIC) GVBR 2016

As always I had a fantastic time, The best day was Rainbow Beach. Some of the communities put on fantastic morning teas. All homemade. Looking forward to the next one. Lorraine (NSW) Cycle QLD 2016

I would like to thank you all for a wonderful few days that we all loved. The Great Vic Bike Ride was a personal challenge / journey for all of us and each in a different way. We four "Sale Princesses" had not rode in an event before so that in itself was and experience to take away, let alone the fun and comradery that was formed with other fellow cyclists. Thank you all for looking after us, special thanks also to JB and massage crew. All very much appreciated. Heather (VIC) GVBR 2015

I want to thank everyone at AllTrails for organizing such a fantastic event! I loved the cycling...but more importantly I loved meeting so many wonderful people! Steven (USA) GVBR 2015

Thanks for a really great CQ, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Your careful planning and thorough but easygoing approach during the event, made the whole trip most enjoyable. The fact that the whole group was so friendly and interactive added greatly to the pleasure of the trip. Thanks also to Midge for all the administrative and organisational work (and probably many other things that I don’t know about!) that you do very efficiently, which is so essential to a happy and successful trip. Bob & Bronnie (QLD) Cycle QLD 2015

Thanks for your great efforts on the ride. You were marvellous, efficient and tolerant, as usual. Great tour. Thanks. Brian (QLD) Cycle QLD 2015

Thanks for a great experience – I thought everything was exceptionally well organized and terrific support. Delivery of luggage, quality of accommodation, availability of JB’s mechanical support and a massage each day made for the best possible hassle free riding. Thanks Again, I have already told others about the experience. Ed (VIC) Great Vic Bike Ride 2014

Hi all at AllTrails, Another great Great Vic run by your team. I felt that we were specially looked after this year with the premium package and had fantastic accommodation and no complaints. I do not often ask for assistance with my bike but must say that I found JB to be extremely helpful and always willing to help with a smile and a good word. As you can see, I have already placed a deposit for next year which, in itself shows my satisfaction. Thanks again for a fantastic trip. Gwyn (VIC) GVBR 2014

Dear Midge, Phil and Susan, and Ben. The QLD ride was great, and I must congratulate and compliment Ben on doing EVERYTHING (well beyond the call of duty at times) to make our trip as enjoyable and trouble free as possible. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and his smiling happy face, professionalism, knowledge and intellect was fantastic. Thanks so much Ben. I know there is a lot of behind the scenes work done, so thanks to the whole team. Vivienne (VIC) CQ accom package 2013

I had a great CQ this year (my second). This was due in part to better preparation (mentally and physically) and the beautiful countryside but significantly due to my first CQ with All Trails. Pre-ride organisation was a breeze; on the ride Ben's easy style and approachability helped reduce any anxiety; good standard accommodation each night and a wonderful massage meant that I was well rested; and socialising with the AllTrails riders made it fun! I learnt lots and finished the ride feeling really positive (last year I finished in tears!). So there's no going back to the crowds and sleeping under canvas for me. Thanks AllTrails - see you again soon. Deb (QLD) CQ accom package 2013

Congratulations to all the AllTrails staff for handling such a big contingent of riders so well and still giving us individual attention: as usual we had a really enjoyable tour. Jumping into a dry bus and heading for a warm room surely beats camping after a cold, wet day in the saddle. Thought Ben and JB did a super job with the bikes. Robyn & John (QLD) GVBR 2013