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Testimonials

Larry Sams - Raleigh NC
The trip was one of the more awesome vacations I have ever taken. It met my expectations in every way. The hotels were very nice and charming, the cycling routes gorgeous, the meals incredible. The guides did an outstanding job. We chose you over some other companies largely on the recommendations of friends who had done a trip with Great Explorations. I certainly was not disappointed. On a scale of 1-10, this trip get a 12 in my book! I hope I have a chance to do another trip with you in the future. Many thanks for an incredible week of bicycling in France.
Diane H. - Cincinatti, OH - Morocco
I am so glad to have this opportunity to relay our impressions of our trip to Morocco. I know you know that my husband and I are both lawyers- a consequence of this is that we very seldom agree about anything. It’s just the nature of our education and work experience. Having said that, however we completely agree that this Morocco trip with Great Explorations was the best vacation we have ever had (and having been married 43 years, that’s saying alot). We would not have changed a thing, even doing it by ourselves. We have already decided that is the way we want to do the rest of our vacations. It truly was an eye-opening adventure to experience another culture so intimately in the medinas. In short, add up the accommodations, the sites, the biking and our guide, Sebastian and driver, and ours was truly a dream vacation. Speaking of Sebastian, the trip would definitely not have been the same without him. He is truly a man of the world with an insatiable curiosity about all things and people who inhabit it. He went above and beyond granting our requests and anticipating things we would like to do. He arranged local guides, suggested eating places and answered innumerable questions about everything. He never said “no” to any of our requests. I never once saw any expression of fatigue or frustration on his part. (That fact, alone, was extraordinary.) In conclusion, we loved every second of our trip. We know it was the result of a lot of time-consuming work on your company’s part.
Denise C. - San Jose, CA- Camino de Santiago, Spain
The whole experience was unbelievable. From the guides, to the people on the trip, the people you met along the way and the ride itself
Anna & Doug S. - Red Deer, AB- Camino de Santiago, Spain
The guides were very personable. The views/vistas from some of the trails were absolutely incredible. The churches were unbelievably beautiful. It was well worth the effort!
Keith R. - Toronto, ON- Croatia
The scenery was amazing and the towns were awesome as well. Dubrovnik and Hvar stood out. And Split as well. The whole group, guides and others were great as well. Was a very enjoyable trip.
Kathryn C. - Sault Ste Marie, ON- Dordogne, France
Even better than I expected. Thank you for all the fabulous memories! The region was absolutely gorgeous – everywhere I looked was a picture postcard. The hotels were the very best in each area we stayed. Loved our place in Rocamadour, Les Eyzies was great too. Every meal was better than the one before. You chose the very best places for us. Thank heavens we were cycling to wear off all the fabulous food!
Dorothy P. - Abbotsford, BC- Kettle Valley Trail, BC
I just came back from the Kettle Valley Trail. Thanks to the guides I felt good about my accomplishment. They were funny, entertaining and great cooks. I came home with great ideas and motivation to eat healthier. The fellow riders were all great folks. Thanks again to our guides for a wonderful time.
Sarah C. - Bernardsville, NJ - Loire Valley, France
The trip was better than expected. The people on the tour with the guide made the dinners something to look forward to. The trip was awesome. The itinerary and chateaus we saw were incredible!
John & Christy A. - Palm Desert, CA- Provence, France
Spectacular scenery, perfect weather, fantastic food and accommodations.
Janet L. - Whistler, BC - Provence, France
Very relaxing and great countryside to ride through. Would do it again.
Steve C. - St Lake Forest Park, WA- Tuscany, Italy
Great group of people. Great Guides. Beautiful countryside. Great weather. Great food.
John L. - Surrey, BC- Turkey
Turkey is fascinating from its geographic, ethnic, religious and historical points of view. The season and climate is ideal for the October trip. It certainly exceeded my expectations…
Linda & Bob N. - Sidney, BC - Umbria, Italy
We have cycled in Europe on our own in the past but the knowledge of the guides, the comfort of having hotels arranged, the local knowledge all gave us a good insight into Italian culture and we felt pampered.
Tom & Deb M. - Maple Grove, MN – Umbria, Italy
Loved the charm, people and low traffic of the small towns as well as the grape and olive groves of the countryside. We had an incredible time under the guides’ leadership and the unique experiences they provided.
Linda and Wes P. - Winnipeg, Manitoba – Umbria, Italy
The guides were EXCELLENT. The scenery was gorgeous. I think one of the best things about this trip was that the group was small and it allowed our guides a lot of flexibility which they took advantage of.
Bernice W. - Vancouver, BC – Vietnam
Wonderful scenery, wonderful people, varied. Loved the central highlands.
Kathy G - Madison, WI – Thailand
Overall, this trip exceeded my expectations on all fronts…thanks for a fantastic vacation- looking forward to future trips with Great Explorations
Lynn R. - Seattle, WA- Thailand
The roads (in Thailand) were much quieter than I expected; the food was delicious – I especially loved the cooking classes GE organized. Your guides are excellent- full marks!
Sabina S. - Sechelt, BC – Turkey
Great food, amazing history and beautiful coastal scenery with the boat portion of the trip being a nice compliment to the biking.
Sabina S. - Sechelt, BC - Morocco
Fantastic food and culture. The experience of riding camels and overnighting in the Bedoin camp was a highlight. The hotels were fantastic and the rides very scenic.
Sheila and Bob K - Edmonton B.C. – Vietnam
We had a wonderful time! This trip will be fondly remembered for many years. This was the best trip we have been on so far.

TRIP REVIEWS

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“Really outstanding, unforgettable experience. Probably the best trip I’ve ever taken. Amenities were first rate and the country itself was incredible. ALL hotels—including those on the extension—were of the highest quality. The Dalat Palace was a bit long in the tooth but they had that karaoke bar! The Japanese place in Hoi An was incredible. Loved the BBQ in Nha Trang! Loved the cooking class in Hoi An. Never had so much support on a ride. Super friendly guys who always greeted you with cold water and a smile. We loved getting to know Moni. What a great addition to the experience. What a great group of people!”
James S. - Berkeley, CA

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“Great way to see the country. Great cross section of regions and locales. Cooking class-food was amazing. Also breakfast at Sofitel. Nice to have bikes ready to go each day. Bonus to have water bottles filled up for each ride. I loved seeing countries that I had always wanted to see. Making new and wonderful friends. It was a fantastic group of people. Each and every person was a pleasure to meet and spend time with.”
Diana A. - Toronto, ON

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“Cyclo tour in Hanoi was great fun. Ride length/difficulty was just right. Optional rides could be taken if I wanted more riding which was generally no. Support staff were excellent. Made us feel safe.”
Stewart Y. - Vancouver, BC

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“All hotels were very nice, comfortable and a great blend of seaside resort and luxurious urban hotel. The staff at all the hotels were pleasant and accommodating, among the best service we have experienced anywhere. Top hotel experiences were in Hanoi, Saigon and Siem Reap. Loved Xu in Saigon and the Morning Glory cooking class. Breakfasts buffets were outstanding everywhere. Length of ride was ideal for us, especially for this type of sightseeing trip and considering the heat. We neither felt like we had cycled too far, nor not far enough. The terrain was well chosen and the routes were not too busy with traffic. Our guide, Tam, was amazing. Such a friendly, patient person and so knowledgeable and prepared to share information. Adrian, our second guide, was very friendly, helpful and endearing. The group we cycled with were wonderful, easygoing and fun to be with. We loved the exposure to Vietnamese and Cambodian culture – the people were the highlight.”
Ron & Leanne V. - Sturgeon County, AB

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“The food was amazing, cooking class put it over the top. Sony was an informative and fun guide. Van support was so great that I never looked at map!”
Marnie M. - Markham, ON

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“An absolutely incredible trip! Probably the best travel experience I’ve ever had! The locals, our tour guides, Tam and Adrien, the culture, food, van support, bike mechanics and the new cycling friends I met in our group. The whole thing was magical. Everyone in our group had the same lovely mindset… adventure and fun! Also great to get to know Robbin and Moni! Fabulous hotels! You can tell that Great Explorations did a top notch job of planning this adventure.”
Magdalena B. - Sturgeon County, AB

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“All was wonderful — Tam particularly great, local support team superb, and a wonderful group of fellow travelers. Loved all the hotels. Each was unique and beautiful in a different way. Enjoyed the variety as well. The van support was exceptional. Local staff were amazing. Seeing and experiencing so much of Vietnam!”
Andrea Z. - Vancouver, BC

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“The accomodation, food and bike routes were exceptional. Hotel in Hue was our favorite: chill vibe and nice layout of the grounds. Loved the cooking class in Hoi An. The routes changed on us a few times, however the guides were great in pointing us in the right direction. Van and mechanical support were outstanding. Loved the variety of towns and cities – a great overview of Vietnam. The food was exceptional!”
Rob M. - Markham, ON

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“Was very happy that we were able to see so much of Vietnam and its various Geographies. Distance and difficulty were perfect for me. Vans drivers were great making sure we were on the correct route and with traffic control. Always quick to make sure we had water and food. Was really nice to have Sony following up at the back of the pack so we never worried about getting separated from the group. Very happy with the bike. Liked the variety of foods. Really liked having everything preordered and served family style. Loved the cooking class.”
Sue F. - Huntsville, ON

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“The hotel meals and planned stops were great and the food amazing.The cooking course was great. Visit to home in Hue was fantastic. The region was a great mix of different aspects of a very diverse country. The session Tam did the one evening for dinner, but of a geography and history lesson with a q+a was awesome.”
Harold F. - Huntsville, ON

Vietnam Biking - Luxe

“Route itinerary was great. 2 nights in each hotel. Cooking class was great.”
Guff M. - West Vancouver, BC

Sicily Biking - Classic

“We found the people we met made the trip so special. Several of us have already been talking about which trip to go on next year.”
Kay & Jim D. - Burlington, VT

Sicily Biking - Luxe

“We found the people we met made the trip so special. Several of us have already been talking about which trip to go on next year.”
Kay & Jim D. - Burlington, VT

Prague to Vienna Biking - Classic

“Beautiful cycling in two countries we had never been to before. Veronica and Adrian were super guides and went out of their way to meet everyones needs. For example, they arranged a lovely birthday picnic to celebrate one of the guest’s birthdays, which included bubbly and a cake! The cycling through Czech Republic and Austria was beautiful. I particularly loved the routes through the country side. The last ride of the trip which was modified by Veronica to allow our strong group of riders a more challenging last ride, was the best ride of the trip! Again, an example of how well Veronica and Adrian were able to meet the needs of the group. All the hotels while very different from one another were very nice. I particularly liked the guided walking tours in Prague and Vienna – the guides were excellent, very informative. Adrian and Veronica did a great job with bike modifications and while I personally never needed the van there were plenty of opportunities to access it.”
Dawn K. - Haskell, NJ

Morocco Biking Expedition - Classic

“Fantastic trip. The right combination of active trip, interesting country, great food and accommodations, variety, excellent guide and driver. Each accommodation was unique and I would recommend all of them. People very friendly. More moderate Arab country than others that I have visited. Best meals: The tajine from our cooking class at the Villa Maroc. The couscous lunch at the Berber house in Tik Fist. Lunch at Bab el Oued. Particularly liked visiting the kasbah at Telouet. It is beautiful and it was great to get the history from a guide. The hike to the Berber village, as well as the tea and lunch. Our guide was excellent. The camel ride out to the desert camp was fun, though it was very windy at the time. The stars were incredible. Excellent package provided before the trip. Best info we have received from any tour company. The rides were easier than expected. Excellent driver: safe, kind, always there and looking out for us and ready with water/snacks. Our guide was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, read our group well, very positive, excellent cyclist. Loved the country, the food, the culture, the history, being with friends. Best rides: descent from Telouet, descent from the Plateau de Kik, approach to Ouirgane, descent from Tin Mal. We chose GE because it is a Canadian company that uses local guides. Friends had been on this trip with GE and really recommended it. Accommodations looked good. Price appropriate, prompt response re: initial quotes, ability to customize.”
Kathleen M. - Orillia, ON

Morocco Biking Expedition - Classic

“We had an absolute blast on our trip… loved it! The cooking class and related meal were the best for me. Also enjoyed the Berber village lunch. Guide and driver took care of routes instructions for us.”
Edward M. - Orillia, ON

Morocco Biking Expedition - Classic

“Loved the varied experiences and exposure to Moroccan culture and cuisine. Very much enjoyed the hike up to the Berber village and lunch in a family home. Hotels were varied and interesting. Exceptionnal support with the van and Abdul, the driver.”
Tom L. - Oro Medonte, ON

Morocco Biking Expedition - Luxe

“A very well planned trip that covered a wide range of terrain including the Sahara desert, Atlas Mountains and coastal area of Essaouira finishing in the very interesting city of Marrakech. YSL museum and gardens was excellent. Hike to the Berber village was one of the best days! Desert night was very unique! Our guides and drivers took very good care of us. The vans were always available when needed and the drivers took great care to make sure nobody got lost. The amazing culture and variation in terrain was ideal however most enjoyable were the guides and drivers. I always felt safe and well looked after. We chose Great Explorations again as we have traveled with them to Vietnam and Northern Thailand and both were great trips.”
Jo-Ann S. - Edmonton, AB

Morocco Biking Expedition - Luxe

“Excellent trip. Well organized with excellent guides and drivers. Nice combo of riding and cultural visiting. Good hotels. The region was very good. Safe roads with good driver respect and good surfaces. No issues with safety or animosity from locals. Lots of interesting things to see. Good cultural exposure. Great visit to the Berber village and hike up there. Bikes were very good.”
Dick S. - Edmonton, AB

Prague to Vienna Biking - Luxe

“I enjoyed biking places that cars can’t go to, feeling like I’d exercised, the accommodations were very nice: we enjoyed the Richard the LionHeart Hotel in Dernstein. I loved the antiques and the fact that it was quiet. The pool area and courtyard are really nice. Really liked the meal at the hotel on top of the steep hill beside the church in Austria and the meals in Durnstein. The guided tours of the cities were good. We love wineries and have been to many.”
Denise E. - North Vancouver, BC