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Guest Comments

Breaking Away offers a range of cycling tours and as a first time “cyclotourist” I was able to choose one that I thought would suit me. I was not disappointed. It suited me perfectly. All I had to do was ride the bike. Everything else was taken care of. The support crew made sure everything was just right. Overall I think the tour exceeded my expectations. The Breaking Away tour allowed me to experience local culture, challenging but very enjoyable routes and great friendship.
- Greg Browne, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

My wife and I just got back from their French Alps/Tour De France Trip 2014. Amazing trip, amazing company! The staff is awesome and the trip was very well organized. We enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great bike trip!
– J. Casady, Hopkinton, MA

I have been taking European cycling trips with Breaking Away for the last 15 years. Each trip has been extremely well organized for the cycling guests. Personally I was looking for challenging TDF and Giro climbs in the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites and BABT delivered. The accommodations were quality 3-4 star hotels and the guides were ALWAYS there to support you when you needed them. The high level of repeat guests speaks volumes for the quality/value of the trips.
- Chuck Fry, Newport Beach, CA

Since 1999 I have been using Breaking Away for my cycling trips to Italy, France and Switzerland. They are consistently well run with great routes and fantastic service. I am always impressed by how many of the cyclists are repeat customers which is testimony to a well run company providing great service. I highly recommend Breaking Away for cycling in Europe! - Christopher Keys, Laguna Beach, CA

One word: Awesome! I did the 2013 Tour de France/French Alpes Combo and it was an incredible experience! This was my first big cycling tour abroad and it was definitely challenging, but really well organized and fun. Everyone on the team was incredibly professional and had a great sense of humor to keep the mood light. They also struck a nice balance between Tour de France race viewing opportunities and the ability to ride the historic mountain passes. (I’m a TdF history nerd and certainly they know their stuff!) Breaking Away is one of the first companies to do cycling tours like this in Europe, so their local knowledge is world class. They know the best roads, the hotels, as well as the local cuisine – which, of course, includes any special dietary considerations for cyclists. Overall, it was an epic adventure. I’ll certainly be back and can’t wait to do another tour!
- Marc Sasinski, Santa Monica, CA

This summer I went on the Ligurian trip. It was fabulous. Great routes, great hotels, marvelous food, and the service was incredible. I cannot imagine a better group with which to tour
. - Penney Olson, Fountain Hills, AZ

My first trip with BABT was in 1994. I have been back with them every year since. They have the best Friendliest tour guides that are all also Bicycle Riders so they know what is needed to have fun. They can adapt to anyone’s mileage needs also. As I aged I wanted to ride shorter distances and they were able to meet my needs. I can’t say enough about how good they are. The Group Meals are top notch. Think small family owned Restaurants ! They also have rental bikes and you won’t have to haul your bike on the airplane. Think Light.
- Walter C. Thompson Franklin, TN

I’ve toured as a non-cyclist (so grateful they accepted me) and couldn’t be more pleased with each and every aspect of my trips. BAB has extremely friendly and highly knowledgeable personnel, they’re very well organized, they choose gorgeous and challenging itineraries, and offer a beautiful selection of hotels and accompanying meals. They provide everything a cyclist might need along the routes in the follow-vans. There isn’t one thing I would change about the tours I have taken, and I plan to do a different tour every year if at all possible with this exceptional group! I would give BAB my absolute highest recommendation in every way!!!
- Sharon Jones, Las Vegas, NV

“Everything from the itinerary, lodging, logistics, food and service were exceptional.”
-Peter Kelley; Aspen, CO

“We felt very welcome and were very impressed by your amazing organizational ability.”
-Cathy Heimbach; Canada

Eric & I had our best cycling trip ever with you this year in Italy. Thanks for all your work and accommodating our needs.
-Mae & Eric Stich, Minnetonka, MN

“Best staff and most well organized of any bike tour I’ve ever been on. A great vacation for the serious cyclist, it exceeded my expectations”
-Larry Nelson, New York

“We had a really great time in Tuscany. The hotels, meals, cycling routes and tour leaders were, as always, just fantastic.”
-Dave and Sally Sentner, Pennsylvania

“We had the most fantastic time in Europe and we were so impressed with Breaking Away. Thank you again for making us smile so much!”
-Jennifer Pfeifer, Illinois

Thanks so much for a wonderful Alpes trip. We have been singing your praises in Florida and can’t wait till our next trip with Breaking Away!
-Ty & Suzanne Turbyfill; Pensacola, Florida

“I’ve been waiting to see if the trip excitement was wearing off…it hasn’t! Thanks for a great time in France. Everything was great-I’ll be back.”
-Jim Maaske, Iowa

“This was my 2nd trip with Breaking Away and I can only say they have exceeded my expectations each time. My first was the Italy/Switzerland tour in 2011. I absolutely loved the scenery, the food and the challenge of the day to day rides that are personally picked out by the tour leaders. This year I chose the French Alps classic climbs of the Tour de France. We wanted to go early and see one of the stages of the tour so Oleg arranged a 3 day stay in Morzine at the most perfect hotel! We were center stage for all the activities and were able to get right up front to see the finish line. Once our bike tour started I was impressed everyday with the support and care of the entire staff to do the epic tour climbs. The rides were challenging, beautiful, fun and one of the best vacations to date. I look forward to booking my next ride with Breaking Away because I know their customer care and support is the best”
-Kim Crawford, DVM

 

Media Reviews


Bicycling Magazine chose our Tour of Tuscany as a Best European Tour.

Men’s Journal picked our Tour de France trips for its List of a Lifetime–The sixty things every man must do before he dies.

We are honored to have been selected as “must do trips” by Bicycling Magazine,

We have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Velo News as well as on ESPN.

“Your staff exceeded expectations at every opportunity–the organization, ride routes, hotels, food, support, mechanical assistance, friendliness and genuine interest and concern for your guests.”
-M. Nyberg, Bicycling Magazine

“For me the Tour des Alpes was an opportunity of a lifetime. More than a bike tour, it truly offers a pilgrimage to the ‘holy places’ of cycling.”
-Steve Wood, Velo News

“This operator, specializing in trips for the intermediate – advanced rider, is incredibly flexible. They offer RacePak trips where you will ride the great routes of the Tour
de France & the Giro D’Italia the same day as the racers and then you will view the competition later in the day. But they also provide “Best of Itineraries” for the cyclist who wants to ride many of these same historic routes but doesn’t care as much about viewing the racing action, experiencing a more relaxed daily schedule. Each day you can choose from a variety of routes and difficulties, and they
encourage non-riding spouses and partners to join the trip. Self guided and customized trips are also available. Lodging is 3-4 star and although the provide the same services and are US-based (making pre-trip planning easier), the price is much more reasonable than the big international operators”.