Dear Diverse Directions, I am beginning to research a bike trip for my mother, sister and I in Vermont for the Fall. We did our own trip in Europe per-Covid and rode 25 to 30 miles / day(mom on an ebike) and loved experiencing the small towns and quaint inns. I have looked at some other companies that seem to limit you to 5 days for a self-guided trip. We want to do 7 to 10 days. Can you help us? Thanks, K in Colorado
Dear K in Colorado, Thanks for sharing your experience cycling in Europe pre-Covid with your mom and sister. It was exactly the experience you described - experiencing small towns and staying at quaint inns - which prompted me to create a cycling company in Vermont which would come as close to replicating that experience as one could get stateside.
On a tour from Diverse Directions, you will ride similar daily distances (25 to 35 miles) and yes, your mom can rent an ebike from us! The cost of ebike rentals is $75 per day and the cost of renting our hybrid touring bikes is $35 per day.
Most of our tours consist of four required days of cycling. However, unlike other companies, we often work with customers to customize our standard tours to meet their specific needs, As such, we would be happy to work with you to create an itinerary lasting 7 to 10 days. Such an itinerary can include any number of overnight destinations.You can move from one overnight destination to the next as frequently as you'd like or stay in one destination for multiple nights (in such places, we will provide you with an "out and back loop to do on your layover day" or assist you in making non-cycling plans.
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Booking with David saved our vacation! Perfect in every way. I can't recommend David and his services more. This isn't the kind of trip you want to go it alone! David thought of all the details to ensure we had the perfect bike routes and maximized our time. His selection of inns was spot-on -- a variety of properties all different but all special (and with FANTASTIC food and amenities). Can't say enough great things.
Did a four day cycling trip in Southern Vermont, roughly 30 miles a day, through quaint small towns. We stayed at a charming local inn each night. David, the owner, provided us the routes to follow each day which were super. Roughly half on backroads and the other half on dirt roads which were quiet and picturesque. They collected our bags each morning to transport and were in communication each day with tips, weather and to check-in. We highly recommend to cyclists that love to get out on the bike but don't want to be bothered with logistics, planning the route and don't want to be a part of a group. Was perfect for us!
We had a terrific Trip! Thank you, David, for the excellent service. The cycling itinerary, accommodations, and dining recommendations were all fabulous. It was a lovely experience and we would highly recommend it!
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