The Family Adventure Company vs Cycle Catalan - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

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I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Another wonderful walking experience

5.0 May 2015
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
For the second year in a row Cycle Catalan have provided for our group a wonderful walking holiday. Fabulous walks, excellent hotels and lovely food combined with personal attention from Vivian and Alan Campbell made our experience exciting and memorable. Highly recommended!
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Wonderful trip, as energetic as you want it to be

5.0 March 2014
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
From the moment we met Alan we felt confident and comfortable that this trip will be great and it was ! Great bikes, good advice, long lunches on route (made for relaxed short afternoon ride !), accommodation and food kept getting better and better. Wonderful trip, as energetic as you want it to be. The Spanish people are wonderful, the area you ride is diverse, interesting, full of history and culture. We loved our food and wine and trip cycle went from Fawlty Towers quirky fun dinners to stunning cuisine and wines. It caters for all tastes. A good, fun cycle in an amazing area.
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Cycle Catalan comes highly recommended

5.0 January 2014
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My girlfriend and I did the 6 day self guided Mountains to the Sea tour in September this year. We had a fantastic time on the route that Alan and Vivien laid out for us travelling from the picturesque foothills of the Pyrenees through the beautiful Catalan countryside all the way to the relaxing seaside town of Palamos via the historical city of Girona and its architectural delights. Also along the route was the wonderful La Rectoria guesthouse and gourmet restaurant. Definitely worth a trip back to in its own right. Overall the holiday was a fantastic balance of activity and relaxation and of course the weather was great too. Alan was very helpful and accessible along the way to point us in the right direction and offered great advice of things to do and see as well as places to eat and drink along the way (Cheers Alan). Cycle Catalan comes highly recommended.
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Tours 14 Trips 8 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 160 $ 124
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Independent / Self-Guided Packager
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
Known For
  • Adventure
  • 18 - 35
  • Cycling
Headquarters 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England Palamos, Spain
Year Established 1996 2008
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About The Family Adventure Company

      Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

      How Does it Work?

      No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

      Why Travel With Them?

      The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

      About Cycle Catalan

      For almost a decade, Cycle Catalan has offered unique itineraries for seeing the Catalonia regions in northeastern Spain.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      They craft itineraries for cycling and walking tours throughout the beautiful nature and towns of Catalonia. Apart from small group guided cycling tours, they also are well known for providing self-guided and independent cycle options. Group tours have a max of 20 people and minimum of 8. Multiple types of package are available, catering to all different types of traveler, but they all encompass the warmth of Catalonian culture.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Their cycling trips are well suited to active travelers. Most itineraries are not strenuous and are enjoyed by older travelers as well as young and middle aged. They can and do accommodate singles, couples, and small groups. Private group options are also available.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Trips are centered in the Catalonia region of northeast Spain. This encompasses Barcelona, as well as a number of small towns, both of which exhibit the same vibrant culture, unique cuisine, and historic background.

      Why Travel With Them?

      Their motto is don't just be a tourist, be our guest". With this philosophy, they plan each itinerary to have a local and cultural feel from start to finish. They spend a lot of time in researching an area and making sure every detail is taken care of from hotels to restaurants. You can rest assured every route has been thoroughly ridden and checked before you travel! Prepare to learn about Catalonia, enjoy delicious food, be active, explore, and also have some leisure time to wander through markets and festivals. It’s the best way to see Catalonia for active travelers looking for a small group travel experience.

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