Our guests tell us time and time again that our guides are what sets us apart from other companies. Caring, knowledgeable, athletic, articulate and fun-loving, each is a natural leader.
Cooking course, local guided walking tours, wine tasting with a sommelier, dining experiences that are memorable, musical performances... On our trips, all of the surprises are good ones!
As with everything else on our tours, you can trust all our accommodation choices to provide you with the perfect compliment to your trip. From charming inns to luxury chateaux and unique hotels.
Bicycles & Equipment
We have invested a significant amount of time and money to ensure you have the best bicycle for your trip. Our relationship with Cannondale has allowed us to offer top-of-the-line bikes.
At Great Explorations, each trip is thoroughly researched. We don’t simply ‘link hotels’ and we don’t depend on outdated guide books and second-hand information or review sites.
Finally (and possibly the reason for our remarkable growth over the years), we encourage you to compare our trip prices, hotels and what is included and you will see we offer unsurpassed value.
We operate all of our own trips. We design our routes, own our bikes, have our own guides. You’ll never deal with the ‘middle man’ at Great Explorations which means everything will be as it appears.
35+ years creating and guiding trips throughout the world. Truth be told, founder Robbin McKinney has guided more trips, in more places, for longer, than anyone in the active travel world.
Thoughtful Trip Design
We spend a great deal of time creating and updating our routes to ensure you are on the quietest, most scenic roads and trails that exist. Each of our trips is thoroughly researched, planned and tested.