Tandem Cycle Works International Tandem Tours
We invite you to join Patrick and Lynn on a very memorable vacation. There is simply nothing that can compare to a cycling vacation with other tandems. The fun, camaraderie and adventures that you will have are simply indescribable. The attention that a group of tandems gets is incredible! We have never been on a trip anywhere where the locals were not gracious, curious, helpful and fascinated to see us and our bikes.
MANY of our customers tell us, "This was the best vacation we have ever had." The repeat tandem riders that go with us on our trips are a testament to this statement. We can ask for no better endorsement than this.
Patrick and Lynn have extensive experience with tandem touring, both in designing and leading group tours and, naturally, in riding tandem. We have led bike tours in Italy, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Spain, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and, of course, Colorado, to name a few. We have ridden our tandem in too many places to list here, but simply love riding tandem and sharing this travel experience with others!
Most tandem riders who join us are already our customers and friends who know us, have ridden with us, and recognize that we will take the best possible care of them and their tandem (not to mention all the FUN we will have together). This does not mean that if you do not know us you cannot come with us! We always welcome new tandem friends. Finally, who better to have on a tandem tour than Patrick, the MOST experienced tandem mechanic on the planet?!
Our Bike Touring Philosophy
First and foremost, this is your vacation. We want you to have the very BEST time ever! We have learned many things about touring by bike over the years, both from our own personal experiences and from those of our customers. Based upon these experiences we design our tours as WE like to travel.
Our Thoughts on Bike Touring
Some touring companies want to herd you like sheep. They try very hard to keep the group together for rest stops, for lunch and while on the road during the day. This means that faster riders must slow down and wait for all riders to regroup. This also means that slower riders are continually under pressure to catch up. Some vacation! This is NOT our philosophy! We believe that you should ride at your own pace, stop when you wish and explore as you desire. Patrick and Lynn are on the road with you and while we will know where you are, you are free to ride at your own level of comfort and enjoyment.
We offer only one or two trips each year. Afterall, we have a tandem bike shop to run, so this limits our ability to offer tours. Our selection of where to go each year is based upon past customers' suggestions and places that we are excited to visit. We pick very special places to tandem. Each year our trips fill faster than the previous year (some trips have filled in less than three weeks!). If you are interested in going with us on an upcoming tour we suggest that you do not delay contacting us.
Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring
For many of our tours we partner with Tony Boyd of Iron Donkey Bicycle Touring. While we know tandems, Tony knows bike touring and together we plan a customized itinerary that can't be beat for tandem riders. Having experience with this touring company, we can assure you that you will be well cared for with Iron Donkey.
For More Information
For answers to more questions please visit the specific tours pages, send us an e-mail or give us a call at 303-715-9690. It is very important to us that we are a "good fit" for those who decide to travel with us. You have many choices for your vacations and we want to make sure that our tours match your travel goals BEFORE you sign up for a tour with Tandem Cycle Works.