Cycling the world's best mountain climbs with VeloTopo - Testimonials

"We're always scouting out the world for the absolute best and most spectacular cycling destinations. Our passion is sharing them!" ~VéloTopo

"We're scouting out the world for the best cycling destinations. Our passion is sharing them!" ~VéloTopo

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VeloTopo Private Custom Bicycle Tours: Testimonials

We're writing to tell about the wonderful trip that my brother and I had with VeloTopo and Jean-Philippe Soule as our tour guide and director.

We knew we wanted to ride our bicycles across the Pyrenees and as we viewed our different options for selecting a tour guide company, we were immediately struck by VeloTopo and Jean-Philippe. His responses to our questions were timely and detailed. You could tell that he would carefully research our request and had a deep understanding of what a cyclist would want on their holiday. Jean-Philippe and VeloTopo became the easy choice for us to use for our trip.

When we arrived on the east coast of southern France, we were a little nervous about the "what's next". But there to greet us was Jean-Philippe with the big smile that we came to adore over the course of two weeks.

From that point on, we were in excellent hands, whether riding our bicycles, eating, lodging, site-seeing, or navigating through the Pyrenees. It was great to see him truly enjoy making our trip as fun and interesting as possible. Jean-Philippe has one of those personalities that enjoys bringing joy to others. Besides being a great tour guide, he was fun to be around. We have many great photos of us laughing together, just enjoying the fellowship.

When we left, our wives asked us to please be safe. They worried about us doing something crazy in a remote part of France What we especially appreciated about Jean-Philippe is that he saw to our safety in numerous ways. He struck the right balance –there were no lectures on how to ride, but rather, suggestions and hints on how to handle ourselves. In short, he treated us with respect as adults, yet, his intense knowledge of bicycling and the Pyrenees combined to make sure that we never feared for our safety.

Jean-Philippe was also very detailed about the planning of the trip. When we asked about seeing the Caves of Niaux, he re-arranged our trip such that we were able to fit it in without sacrificing our ride time. Throughout the entire two weeks as we worked our way from the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees to the Atlantic, we always felt assured that he had attended to the details that a complex trip of this nature would require.

I should share a few words about the sheer beauty of the Pyrenees. On our second day of riding, I confidently declared to Jean-Philippe that "this was the best day of bicycle riding in my life." The problem became that each successive day was at or above that level of beauty and fun. When we would try to rate the various mountains, I would struggle In the end, I tended to land with the conclusion that the Pyrenees were simply the most beautiful and cycling-fun mountains I'd ever had the pleasure to ride.

Jean-Philippe was also very detailed about the planning of the trip. When we asked about seeing the Caves of Niaux, he re-arranged our trip such that we were able to fit it in without sacrificing our ride time. Throughout the entire two weeks as we worked our way from the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees to the Atlantic, we always felt assured that he had attended to the details that a complex trip of this nature would require.

Perhaps the best part about our adventure was Jean-Philippe's intense desire to have us enjoy the cycling and the Pyrenees. He planned our rides with the best views and best roads in mind. The smile of pleasure on his face when he saw how much fun we were having told it all —Jean-Philippe thrives in providing a great experience for others. The knowledge and research that it took to pull that off was truly exceptional.

If anyone is considering a bicycle tour in southern Europe, we strongly recommend that you consider VeloTopo and Jean-Philippe Soule.

Jean-Philippe was also very detailed about the planning of the trip. When we asked about seeing the Caves of Niaux, he re-arranged our trip such that we were able to fit it in without sacrificing our ride time. Throughout the entire two weeks as we worked our way from the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees to the Atlantic, we always felt assured that he had attended to the details that a complex trip of this nature would require.

Jean-Philippe was also very detailed about the planning of the trip. When we asked about seeing the Caves of Niaux, he re-arranged our trip such that we were able to fit it in without sacrificing our ride time. Throughout the entire two weeks as we worked our way from the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees to the Atlantic, we always felt assured that he had attended to the details that a complex trip of this nature would require.

     ~Ken Brott, USA

 

Thank you for an amazing two weeks. You didn't just give your time and effort, you gave your heart. We are grateful.

     ~Dale Brott, USA

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