Bicycle Adventures vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - 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 — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

I had a great time on my Bicycle Adventures

5.0 September 2018
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Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I had a great time on my Bicycle Adventures hike/bike tour to Bryce Canyon and Zion. Although I was the least experienced cyclist of the group, I felt perfectly safe and accomplished! Our guides Ginny, Matt, and Spencer were expert cyclists, teachers, and friends. The scenery and accommodations were top notch. And of course, the food and wine etc was spot on. Would I do it again? Yes!
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Tour Bicycle Adventures Company Reviews

The trip was magic

5.0 July 2018
N
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just back from a five-day custom tour in the North Cascades. The trip was magic, with our exceptional guide Matt making adjustments along the way to satisfy our changing (and specific) desires for our daily rides. A fabulous way to see a beautiful part of Washington and connect with family. Hikes to a stunning waterfall and Blue Lake (with mountain goats!) gave our cycling legs a rest along the way and ingrained sights in our memory for years to come. Thank you Bicycle Adventures!
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Tour Bicycle Adventures Company Reviews

Great lodging, great restaurants, fabulous scenery and attention to detail

5.0 June 2018
AD
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a blast on the Santa Fe bike trip with Jeff and Michelle as our leaders. Wonderful part of the country, our first trip to NM. Great lodging, great restaurants, fabulous scenery and attention to detail by the guides at every turn. Our day at Bandelier was fascinating, our Rio Grand raft trip was invigorating as well as interesting. The only complaint is how fast the week went by! Loved every minute! Also, great group of riders! Couldn't have done better in any way.
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Tour Bicycle Adventures Company Reviews

Tours 2 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 466 $ 0
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Australia & Pacific
      • Asia
      • Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe
      Known For
        • 50+
        • Budget
        Headquarters SE High Point Way, Issaquah, Washington Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
        Year Established N/A N/A
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A N/A
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              About Bicycle Adventures

              Their name says it all. Bicycle Adventures is a company that specializes in guided trips for cyclists, and has for 30 years. Destinations cover much of the U.S. (including Hawaii) and parts of Canada, as well as New Zealand, Spain and Taiwan. 

              Unless you're an expert in bicycle mechanics, having a support van (or two) along can mean the difference between a relaxing trip and a frustrating one. And you don't have to worry about where you'll eat or stay at the end of the day; lodging and dining are generally excellent. In camping tours, guides prepare gourmet meals.

              The only major region that Bicycle Adventures doesn't cover in the U.S. is the Southeast, but you'll have your choice of plenty of scenic spots to pedal in California, Oregon, South Dakota, Arizona, New York and more. Most groups are limited to 13 people, with two guides per group. 


              About Signature Collection by Gate 1

              A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.

              What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?

              These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.

              They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.

              The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.

              Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

              Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.  

              Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.

              While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.  

              Top Destinations

              They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

              Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style

              Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.

              Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.

              Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

              If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.

              All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.

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