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alltrails_emblem_unflatAllTrails was founded in 1997 by Phil and Susan McDonald and since then the team have earned a top reputation in the bicycle tour industry and built up a loyal community of AllTrails ‘regulars’ through a mix of great organisation, genuine care for the rider experience, attention to detail, tour leaders and staff with personality and responsibility, and just down-right hard work.

From the ‘Back of Bourke’ to Bourke Street Melbourne, The Grampians to Daylesford, Mt Kosciuszko to St Kilda, Simpson Desert & Flinders Ranges – AllTrails lead the way and the ride community followed, sharing wonderful times together. AllTrails have baked cookies & muffins for riders from Adelaide to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney, Brisbane to Sydney, Perth to Adelaide and right around Tasmania. They have organised beautiful resort hotels and outback bush camps under magical night skies for cyclists from Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Cape York, Adelaide to Alice Springs, Alice to Darwin and Darwin to Broome. AllTrails have gone west & east, given cyclists the opportunity to stand at the highest peak on the continent and propel themselves right through the middle of the country. They lead tours to the Southern reaches of Tasmania and to the tip of Cape York.

With Australia criss-crossed and covered, international tours soon followed with tours through Thailand and Laos nearly to the Chinese border. The AllTrails Rome to Paris ride has become a legendary annual event arriving in Paris the day before the Tour de France cyclists arrive. In 2013 AllTrails took cyclists from Istanbul to Gallipoli, across Greece to Corfu, then over to Italy cycling the Amalfi coast and up to Rome.

AllTrails are proud of the reputation that they have built since 1997, providing cyclists care and personal attention beyond expectation. They love cycling and are passionate about providing rides packed with adventure, memorable touring experiences and social enjoyment. Some great friendships have been formed along the way and strong business relationships ensure that hotels and restaurants give AllTrails groups their red carpet treatment.

Now owned and operated by Richard & Jo Marshall, the greater AlllTrails community invite you to come along and enjoy the freedom of cycling, riding at your own pace and connecting with the people around you. We look forward to seeing you soon on a legendary AllTrails ride and joining the AllTrails ride community.

AllTrails owner-operators Richard & Jo Marshall
If you are looking for company that provides a great bicycle tour, you have found it. Whether it is in Australia or on one of our international journeys, come and share a good ride and some good times with some good people. You’ll love it.

The AllTrails Office

MB 2014 aMidge runs the office and holds the fort while tours are operating. He is instrumental in the marketing and admin side of the AllTrails operation. Midge’s background is in corporate travel and internet marketing, working for Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston Bank in London and American Express Corporate Travel in Melbourne before coming across to AllTrails in 2010.

Charities

AllTrails Bicycle Tours and the AllTrails ride community have also raised over $150,000 for Teen Challenge, over $165,000 for the Fred Hollows Foundation, and over $100,000 for MS Australia’s ‘Riding for Wheels’ program.

Our own Guinness World Records

Phil McDonald (AllTrails founder) is himself an experienced long distance rider. He rode in the first Simpson Desert Bicycle Challenge in 1987, finishing 3rd at the Birdsville Pub. After restoring an original penny farthing and mastering the tricky riding technique, he gained an entry in the Guinness Book of Records in 1986 when he rode 512 km, the longest distance covered on a penny farthing in 24 hours. Two years later, Phil’s 15,000 km ride around the coast of mainland Australia and Tasmania (also on a penny farthing) raised over $100,000 for Rotary, and at the same time achieved another entry in the Guinness Book of Records. Today Phil still challenges himself and pushes boundaries, his most recent quest in 2014 saw him raise over $22,000 for his niece whilst completing 16 back-to-back marathons along the Mawson Trail from Port Augusta to Lake Eyre North. Check out this interview with Phil here: