Bike Basque vs SafeHands Travels - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.7
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.4
Transportation — 4.8
Meals — 4.6
Recent Reviews

Had a wonderful time

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Participated in Raid des Pyrenees in mid June. Had a wonderful time. Xavier and the Guide Nigel where fantastic. They took care of all the details. Hotels worked well and served good dinners and breakfasts. Bike Basque does a great job in making a remarkable ride truly be a memorable one.
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Enjoy the ride

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
BikeBasque is the Best!!
We know that sounds a bit over-the-top, but it's the absolute truth. We took our first BikeBasque tour with Xavier in 2015 and have been a devoted fan of his ever since. We just completed a quick 3-day sojourn through the always beautiful Basque Country, ending with a challenging but breathtakingly beautiful climb up Col d'Aubisque.

So, what makes BikeBasque unique? One thing: Xavier Lopez at the helm.
Xavier's detailed knowledge of the area and its hidden treasures (including food, lodging, history, culture, sights, cycling routes, etc.) combined with his deep dedication to assuring that each of his customers has the biking experience that best suits them and enables them to both enjoy the ride and -- if so desired -- move to the "next level" in their cycling knowledge and experience.

We have never been disappointed in a single ride, hotel, or meal. Xavier is <<always>> several steps ahead with a keen eye to any necessary changes that need to be made. However, this doesn't happen often because of his knowledge and pre-planning skills. He is particularly good at coming up with alternative rides for routes to compensate for the previous day's challenge when it has extracted a bit more from you legs than you planned.

And all of this at an incredibly affordable price!

We will be back for more of the amazing sights and sounds of the Basque Country and the Pyrenees, of that we are certain. And we are equally certain that we will continue to look to Xavier and BikeBasque for organizing and guiding our adventures. Go with BikeBasque. You will not be disappointed!
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Excellent service from Xavier from start to finish

5.0 June 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Rented two bikes in May 2019. Excellent service from Xavier from start to finish.
He was extremely responsive and delivered the (brand new Orbea) bikes to our villa and recommended some great cycling routes around the beautiful Basque Country.
Will definitely use Bike Basque again - highly recommended.
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Fabulous Adventure to Rajasthan

5.0 December 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Safehands Travel organised a bespoke adventure to Rajasthan for me.

Kush (my guide) and the driver were wonderful travelling companions, I felt very safe which is so important for a solo female traveller. The driver skilfully negotiated some difficult roads occasionally with great care and professionalism.

Wonderful hotels chosen with care and very appropriate to my preferred taste.

I experience amazing restaurants away from the hotels, in the full confidence that Kush would choose well.

Travelled to villages off the beaten track, all adding to the wonderful experience of Rajasthan. From a camel ride across the desert to see the sunset to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, an amazing experience I will never forget.

Kush is a great guide and made my adventure complete with his knowledge, great sense of humour and patience. His enthusiasm and love for India and the desire to share his knowledge with others is endless.

Thank you to Rohit and all at Safehands for making my adventure so easy and enjoyable. Great care and attention were taken with the details of the journey with quick response to any questions. Fantastic service from first booking to the end of my journey.

Definitely will return to India and put myself again in the exceptionally capable hands of Rohit and his team, confident in the knowledge that it will be organised personally for me with the greatest of care, professionalism and attention to detail.
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Well planned and enjoyable trip of Ladakh region

4.0 August 2018
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 2.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
We did a 12 day comprehensive custom tour of Ladakh. We had great time. The trip was well organised and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The guide was excellent and the driver was good especially in the roads in remote areas. Safe Hands and Rohit were available when we needed them.
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Tours of Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jodhpur, Udiapur, Marari and all point between.

5.0 April 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
We spent three weeks touring Nepal and India. We can really recommend Safhands Travel and especially Mr. Rohit. The tour and itinerary suggested by Rohit was excellent. The service received by the Safehands representatives, welcomers, drivers and guides was first class. We will treasure our memories of this holiday. Thank you Rohit.
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Tours 4 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 241 $ 0
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Custom Itineraries
Service Level N/A Standard
Regions
  • Europe
  • Asia
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Eco Travel
  • Cycling
  • 50+
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Yoga
  • Health & Rejuvenation
  • Train & Rail
Headquarters Biarritz (France) Delhi, India
Year Established 2013 2015
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Bike Basque


      They operate luxury and active cycling tours in France and Spain.


      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Bike Basque are a small local operator, focusing in providing both luxury and active tours in France and Spain. Because of this specific focus they are able to provide extensive local knowledge and offer a unique glimpse of the country, culture, and history.

       

      Who Travels With Them?

      Their typical customer is between 30 and 40. While you don’t have to be an experienced rider, some level of physical fitness is helpful.

       

      Where Do They Operate?

      All over France and Spain, in particular the Pyrenees, Basque country and Burgundy.

       

      Why Travel With Them?

      For an extremely local experience, with experienced guides through beautiful countryside.

       
      About SafeHands Travels

      SafeHands Travels is a mid size boutique company formed on the theme of building great relationship. We at Safehands are passionate to explore and share our Spirituality, Cultural heritage; Natural beauty and rich tradition through our experienced and dedicated team of highly motivated tour professionals.

      We assure our travelers the utmost comfort and best of the experience. We always stand by them to make them feel at home. This bonding that we develop remains there even after the completion of tour. This is what we are known for and strive to achieve. We do not accept the booking for more than 12 people in a group as it affects the personalized services. Traveler’s satisfaction is paramount to us, which results in building great relationship and eventually helps in achieving our mission.

      Geographically, our coverage is limited to India and Nepal. Having diverse culture and vast areas, there is a lot to explore. There are many lesser known or unexplored destinations that present a new face of the country and become a reason for travelers delight.

      We use some handpicked, traditional and locally influenced hotels in all segments starting from luxury to budget as per requirement. Our transportations are best in its class and are integral part of our tour package. We are very selective in choosing drivers and more importantly the tour guides who truly represents us and play a very significant role in the success of a tour. Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable and licensed.

      Our itinerary goes well on moderate pace, neither too fast that we just touch the destination nor even slow to lose the interest in the destinations. Most of the days are packed with sightseeing and activities

      Why SafeHands:

      We know how to Walk our Talk. This is evident from our customer reviews. Finally with a non compromising attitude towards our core values, we offer fair deal and value for money.

      We exist as a Socially responsible company and are vigilant towards environment. Our responsive approach assures Personalized services with a sense of safety and security. 

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