Are you a Peloton or a Traveler? This may be a dream come true for your next vacation!
Add an exceptional bike tour and a luxury travel experience and you get a TerraVelo Tour. Disclosure. Of course, this is not a trip for just anyone. I would love to go along by car, because the luxury camping under the stars in beautiful Utah appeals to me. The cycling, not so much. I don’t get the appeal of cycling for 20 or 30 miles at a time, or more. Yet, I can think of quite a few people I know who would love this opportunity. It sounds like a dream vacation for someone. Maybe you?
TerraVelo Tours offers fully-inclusive luxury travel for both avid (the “Peloton”) and casual (the “Travelers”) cyclists – offering an unforgettable journey for both skill sets. David Levine and Rebecca Martin, of TerraVelo Tours, are launching their year-round bike tours with two departures through Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks on September 14 and October 5.
I drove through Utah with my family on our college tour trip to Colorado a few years ago. It was breathtakingly beautiful! I couldn’t stop taking pictures. No matter how you go, make sure you take time to travel through this part of the United States at some point in your life. You will be glad you did.
“TerraVelo Tours provides movable luxury camping with a rigorous and exhilarating cycling itinerary,” states David Levine, co-founder of the luxury cycling tour company. “Our bicycle tours bring together a maximum of 12 guests for intimate dinners, amazing food and enlightening conversation, complemented by luxurious camping and amenities. Our guests are cared for by ten staff members, the highest ratio among bicycle tours.”
Guests are outfitted with a rental carbon fiber Specialized Roubaix Expert Ultegra road bike and helmet. (If you prefer to ride your own bike, just take it to your local bike shop where TerraVelo will have it shipped, delivered and assembled, ready to ride when you arrive, and it will be shipped back to the bike shop upon departure.)
You will be delighted with the overnight amenities. Each of the luxury tents simulates an upscale hotel guestroom, outfitted with plush mattresses; fine linens; down comforters; rugs; exquisite furnishings; spa bath towels; and toiletries and sundries.
Each night’s Camp includes a full-time personal chef and sous chef who will prepare all meals; a dining tent; sunrise yoga; laundry service; evening entertainment including live music and campfire. On two evenings, a masseuse will provide 30-minute massages; on other nights, guests will enjoy educational sessions from a visiting astronomer and/or geologist who will share insights on Utah’s gorgeous night sky, landscape and vegetation.
A Lounge tent with a sofa, club chairs, board games including chess, backgammon, playing cards; books and a fully-stocked bar; shower and restroom facilities complete the mobile accommodations.
TerraVelo cycling days range from 70-100 miles of pedaling each day for the “Peloton,” while the “Travelers” ride 20-35 miles, followed by alternative activities – horseback riding, sightseeing and transportation to that night’s relaxing stop, perhaps for a day with a book.
These exhilarating itineraries are $7,850/person double, including coach airfare from the Lower 48 states. Reservations are required. Guests who book by July 15, 2014, will receive a GoPro 4 camera package with SD card and bicycle mount, perfect for taking video while bicycling through the gorgeous terrain of Utah – and on future TerraVelo tours.
Check out details of the breathtakingly scenic route for the 7-day tour through Utah’s parks and canyons.
Plan ahead for the 2015 tours through Colorado, Yellowstone/Teton and Redwood/Sonoma.
Why not go on an adventure like this?
If you believe it, you can make it happen.