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I loved the whole trip ...I loved all the cycling with the exception of the windy day , in particular the day to Hokitka and the day to Wanaka, these were the highlights on the bike... All support pre-trip re extra accommodation, bike hire etc was much appreciated. On the road JB just has the perfect personality, nothing was too much trouble for him.
Fabulous tour! Thank you very much! I’ve already been recommending you to some of my cycling friends, including suggesting they consider next year’s North Island NZ tour. Throughout the tour you guys were on top of things from beginning to end. It was pretty much seamless. Your flexibility and unflappable willingness to adapt in a timely fashion to whatever unforeseen events transpired.
Thanks for a great ride on the AllTrails Six Pack Rail Trails – as usual well organised and a great bunch of people to enjoy the camaraderie of other cyclists as we pedalled the six varying trails. Accommodation and meals were great. Congratulations to you all for your expertness in planning and organising pleasurable rides. You, Jo and Richard do a super job with all the organising etc. pre and during rides. Well done. Everyone really appreciates all your hard work. Thanks... Looking forward to another trip in the future...
Was a great experience, fun group. Richard and Jo deserve 6 stars for their service.
My wife and I just completed our 2nd Great Vic Bike Ride with All Trails. The service offered by Richard, Jo and the team was beyond the call of duty and as a result we had a great time. With kids in camp with their school group and us in hotels. This worked well until one of the kids was unwell. The team from AllTrails stepped in to help, letting us stay on the ride where otherwise we might have been going home early. We enjoyed the accomodation, the massages and the group. We are looking forward to more rides with AllTrails.
This was the best Great Vic Ride I have participated in made all the better with your professionalism the fantastic motels/resorts, great meals etc etc.. Most of all was your never failing help and good humour. I really enjoyed it all...thanks again and am looking at some of your other tours. Again well done to your team.
Thanks to the AllTrails team for another wonderful accommodation/dinner/brekky package. Having ridden in over ten Great Vic rides - half on the campsite and half in the luxury that AllTrails provides - I have had many different memorable experiences. I did the 3 day ride this year and it was wonderful to renew old friendships and meet new people with the same interest.
Just a little note of thanks for making our trip so terrific. Good to meet up again with riders met on previous trips as well as some new ones. Nothing too much trouble for Jo and Richard and I am very grateful for the help given me along the way... Massages from Lou were great and JB was terrific keeping our bikes in riding condition. But at the end of the day I love a nice warm shower and comfy bed. You organise this so well.
Thank you so much for your support. It certainly was so much more enjoyable than camping. Hopefully we will be in touch re another ride.
Thank you both so much for a fantastic Great Vic trip this year. The accommodation was superb and I know a lot is dependent on the size of the towns we go through but this year offered some excellent eating out too. The trip was seamless thanks to your attention to detail and ‘can do,’ attitude. A great group of people, indulgent afternoon teas and frequent massages whipped us into shape for the next day. Well done and many thanks.
Thanks for the great photos, its a lovely record of a fabulous trip. We had an absolute ball and loved the combination of indulgence and working it off on the bike... Again, thanks to you all for a wonderful trip, see you again on the road.
I had such a great time, it made me look forward to another great adventure. The best food was every day. Each day different and exciting. Thank you Richard and Jo. The support was fantastic. I hope to see you out there again. Now I am home, I will be posting my reactions on Facebook. Thank you for the most wonderful 70th birthday party.
Thanks - I thoroughly enjoyed the trip! I look forward to joining a trip in the future
Just a quick note to say thankyou for an awesome trip. The weather certainly helped but AllTrails made it all possible and Jo and Richard were the perfect hosts...Thanks, once again, and looking forward to the Great Vic with AllTrails!
My highlights: Daintree to Port Douglas ride & Gordon Vale descent, Paradise Links Accommodation & Jackaroo Motel accommodation (clean & food was an excellent stardard), Daily massage, Meeting lovely people on the tour including the staff & riders, Well organised transport...Overall a great experience & I would recommend service.
Very big thank you for another wonderful Cycle Queensland. I’m glad that Richard and Lou had a fun week because we certainly did. As usual everything went very smoothly, from initial booking right through to the finish in Cairns. And that was despite the last-minute change of start which BQ had to make. Full marks to you all, for all the re-arranging you would have had to do and for still making things go so smoothly for all the participants. Bronnie and I really enjoyed the camaraderie dinners, as well as all the daily interaction with such a friendly group. I certainly enjoyed the descent down the Gillies Range, but I am one of those, perhaps unusual, people who enjoyed the climbs just as much if not more. Thanks again for the great massages Lou and thanks again to you all for making it a great trip.
I have been associated with doing AllTrails trips for twelve years and the company is just going from strength to strength. The expedition management is first rate and the technical support of all of the trips has been second to none. This last trip with Richard, JB and Lou being yet another example of a company and its people doing their utmost to run a successful trip and to getting over the inevitable hurdles that come along to test us! Then there is the inimitable Midge in the office who for computer illiterates like me will even assist with completion of the necessary application forms…. all done in a cheery way without making me feel like a total ‘ignorant’. Because of the above I actively promote AllTrails to my friends and I hope that I can do my bit to promote your business.
We very much enjoyed our cycling trip from Copenhagen to Paris. Aside from the pleasure of cycling and new landscapes and cities to experience and new people to meet we were most impressed with the professionalism of [the guide] team.
...a big “thank you” for all assistance and advise in the lead up to this year’s 2018 European Tour, it was much appreciated. Also thank you to Jo and Richard for the good times and occasional beer, (oh… and the cycling). The Tour was all I expected it to be plus a bit more. I had a great time and look forward to adding more fabulous AllTrails / Cycling memories in the future. Would I do another All Trails Tour…. Definitely
Overall I consider this trip to have been very well conceived and executed by your team.... For those of us who truly enjoy road cycling it fits the bill really well and personally I loved it...guides were terrific and to be highly commended...Meals were excellent and very well organised...Overall a great trip- again showcasing AllTraills attention to detail; great route planning and very generous provision of "extras". Well done and thank you one and all... Would highly recommend your company any time.
Thank you...for a wonderful experience. One take home message that I have from our grand expedition is that the second tier cities are often equally rewarding to visit, equally exotic to the foreigner and much more tourist friendly; if only because there are relatively so few tourists (read more here on David's personal blog).
The Copenhagen to Paris ride was great...the guides wonderful.
Well organised, great fun. Lots of on road support. Good food. Would like to do it again. Thank-you,
What a great adventure the P2B ride was, thanks to a magnificent team from AllTrails. A trip I will never forget, gee it feels like it was sooo long ago now. Your highlights list covered it well and apart from some unpleasant wind events it was a ride that will take some matching. Many, many thanks for your commitment and enthusiasm to make the ride so enjoyable. It takes a lot of energy and patience to do a month long trip, but you all seemed to do it pretty easy. Well done and again congratulations on a terrific tour.
It was a great ride and I really understand how much work went into delivering it, both before and during. I think given some of the weather conditions, length of the rides on many days and food and accommodation pressures everybody worked together to make it a terrific event.
Excellent planning, excellent execution, excellent mechanical support, excellent company, excellent accommodation, excellent food and the resolution of my serious mechanical problem (broken axle) was done efficiently and effectively. Topped off by my memorable birthday celebration.
As usual All Trails ride is extremely well organised keeping the standard high and looking after the participants. The friendly atmosphere generated makes us all feel important and welcome. Two sensational dinners and good brekkys... On the whole a most enjoyable ride with great people and lots of laughing and only one snake and echidna sighted!
We are back home as of yesterday and just wanted to say Thank you both, we really enjoyed the trail, company and your smooth running of the trip. Looking forward to seeing some more rail trail trips in the future.
I finally did one of your rides which I enjoyed a lot. I only hope now that I can do others... For me I was grateful to be picked up with the bus on the first day. Which is why this system is a great way for me to ride and travel. All of the locations were well chosen, given number of people, cost and experiences. Regards to all and look forward to more trips.
We shall wear [our AllTrails jerseys] with pride and remember the amazing memories we made along the Great Ocean Road in your generous and delightful company! ...Thank you so much again for a spectacular GOR adventure!
A fantastic trip, superb weather planning (you must have a direct line to the weather gods) and the best meals ever. Looking forward to the next one.
Yes there were many memorable times... I think the two best days for me were the ride from Swan Hill to Tooleybuc and Waikerie to Blanchetown. A special moment would be a choice between on the boat at gunbower creek especially after dark and the early morning ferry at Mannum. Your organisation of the tour was brilliant and I most appreciated your support when 4 of us had not quite followed the arrows and needed to regroup. Also when I was given a warning that the Murray Bridger cycle path was not suitable for my bike as there were a couple of very tight squeezes! I have really enjoyed the experience and look forward to joining you again.
I had a great time doing stage 2 of the Murray River Cycle tour. It was a great experience and hopefully we might cross paths on another ride. Thanks to Richard, Jo, JB and Midge for all their hard work.
Hi All and once again thanks for the great ride. Overall I really enjoyed the whole thing...I think the three of you on the ride and Midge at home do a fantastic job. You all seem to find a great balance between working and being a part of the group. I would probably never undertake something like this on my own, so its great that you take the pain out of it all.
Just a quick note to say thank you to both of you & JB Jodie & the Scribble Pad for another great bike ride... I get older & slower but the fun is just as good. Looking forward to my next ride sometime in the new year. Congratulations to both of you on maintaining the fun & harmony with a great mob of people.
Firstly thanks for a terrific Great Vic ride. We enjoyed it immensely, such a bonus sleeping in nice motels and looking forward to a massage on most days, not to mention the get together dinners.
The bike trip was fun in spite of the rain and the AllTrails part was well done. I was pleased with the planning and the extra things like transporting our bikes to Sale, and getting me a separate room when Kirk got sick. JB as always, rendered expert support when needed and it was wonderful just knowing that he was available. All in all, it was a great experience and I look forward to a repeat next year. I want to thank your whole team for their efforts in making the ride so successful.
As promised, here are some photos of the "Maffra Mud" [muddy campsite], a great reason to book with AllTrails. I did enjoy my ride, enhanced by the massages, JB's mechanical assistance, comfortable accommodation and the friendly riding group. Thank you to your staff and organisation though out the ride.
Was my first Great Vic Bike Ride and I am so pleased I chose the Rolls Royce Package to go with All Trails. Was harder than I thought but I was only challenging myself to do something physical. The accommodation package was great and the two camaraderie dinners I certainly enjoyed. Its amazing who people are and what they have achieved in their lives, you only need to scratch the surface a little and you get amazing stories. On the Saturday after the ride was cancelled, you two made it all look like it was pre-planned, was smooth, calm, organised or at least looked that way to group, but I have no doubt that you two were like ducks on the pond, making it look smooth on the surface and paddling like hell underneath, WELL done. Credit to you both showing you can work under pressure.
It was great to meet you both and to catch up with those other riders who have been down this “road” with Alltrails before ... I was not sure what to expect either from the ride itself or the Alltrails experience. Whilst I have been riding for a number of years now I have never participated in a ride over a number of consecutive days...Alltrails was also a new experience to me...The group of other riders were very compatible and the spontaneity of getting together most nights or just mixing together after the rides was most enjoyable...This made for an exciting new social experience where the topic of bikes was not a taboo and life’s experiences of each individual were gladly shared with others. The comfort of hot showers, soft beds, personal attention and, above all, the massages at the end of the rides was shear luxury when compared with the other options. One really felt for the campers that first night at Tidal River. Your organization and co ordination of the needs of the riders was almost faultless.
Many thanks for the wonderful support that you provided in getting us underway in the GVBR. The bike hire bikes worked out well. We were impressed with JB skills in bike support. We "enjoyed" the ride and we amazed that we made the distance without hopping on the support vehicle!
Every single thing was great! Wonderful organisation from you guys and fantastic support from JB. Having a massage was such a luxury too. We had the best time!
Another excellent week spent with All Trails and the weather was just another challenge to deal with. Thanks for your help, friendship and great organisation in difficult weather circumstances.
Fabulous support throughout and demonstrated the wisdom of going through AllTrails.
We really enjoyed this year's ride and are particularly grateful for your efforts on Friday night and Saturday to get us home safely. We also again appreciated all JB's work to keep our bikes running smoothly...hopefully we'll be able to book for 2018. Thanks again & best wishes
Thank you to all the team at AllTrails for a great Great Vic. As usual we were well looked after...Richard and Jo did a fantastic job looking after us in the unexpected circumstances [of the final days cancellation]. I had a great time.
Thanks for a great bike ride and for taking care of us all so well. This was our first real AllTrails ride as the other one was in conjunction with Cycle Old and we appreciated the attention and support you provided at all times during this Daylesford venture. The quaint picturesque country back roads were fabulous, really pretty and with some exhilarating downhills...We thoroughly enjoyed the Champagne Train - it was fantastic on every level and the friendly, consistently attentive service and delicious home-made finger food and tasty curry were all par excellence... Thank you again and good luck with all your upcoming rides.
Loved meeting the AllTrails people and finally finding out what Ken has been doing for many years on his mysterious bike rides. A great idea to invite non riders and partners. Loved exploring Daylesford. Well done.
I loved every minute of the Daylesford Ride. My favourite ride the Day 2 out to Trentham and back...Everything was very well organized and such a happy atmosphere continuing the All Trails philosophy of happy riders makes for a happy tour. Thanks to you all for making it a pleasure to participate in the ride...Well done to all three of you.
I enjoyed it all and feel grateful for your help. Favourite day was definitely the Wombat State Forest. Perhaps being Day 4, I had my cycling legs. Everybody made me feel welcome, all without exception, and that was lovely being there, not left out ever. So thanks again, Richard and JO. I always advertise you, talked about it yesterday and I am riding today,will tell them, if anyone asks. My best wishes
Richard and I just wanted to write and reiterate how much we enjoyed the AllTrails Great Ocean Road Tour. In particular, we felt you all struck a great balance between being very organised (which you were) and allowing us to do our own thing in our own time.
I have little to report because everything was wonderful. I don't have a favourite part of the trip - I'm very impressed with all of it. Each day was different, and I didn't mind being one of the slowest. You should see me buzzing around much more confidently now I'm home. See you on another trip.
This is just a quick note to say thank you for such a great eight days. The ride was challenging but most enjoyable. Richard and Jo, you did a fantastic job of looking after us and I really enjoyed your company...As always the AllTrails support and organisation was excellent starting with Midges query on my plans for 1st October through to the farewell at Queenscliff. Jo, Richard and Midge are always happy to help throughout whether the issue be small or large. Richard’s special early morning effort on 1st Oct to fix David’s bike was exceptional and reinforced his standing as an experienced bike mechanic. In summary, as always, a great trip, great organisation, great company and great support. This is why I come back!
Jo and Richard owners of AllTrails were excellent and paid great attention to all the details necessary when bike riding. Although the riding was quite demanding due to the never ending climbing during the first two days of our 4 day ride, we enjoyed ourselves. Accommodation and food provided were best available and thoroughly enjoyed after a day of bike riding. Whilst riding through the Snowy Mountains was difficult, Jo and Richard have many rides throughout each year ranging from small group rides for a few bike riders to large group rides.
Many thanks for your wonderful hosting and organisation during my recent Bike Queensland experience. I doubt the event for me would have been in anyway successful without you.
Thank you for another great AllTrails - supported Cycle Queensland. All Trails support – always excellent and this year was certainly no exception. Always reassuring to know that we could leave our bags at our departure each day and be certain that they would be waiting for us at our destination. And I have to commend the choice of afternoon teas each day – very tasty. Lou’s massages were the most relaxing I have had – I’m sure they helped me over those hills. Midge’s friendly efficiency continues to make the pre-tour arrangements go extremely smoothly. Congratulations to you all ...
I thought the trip was tremendous. It was superbly organised and run, the route we took was spectacular and mostly very bicycle friendly (as were European drivers which was a very pleasant change from home). The hotels we stayed at ranged in quality from OK to excellent, the food at the organised dinners was consistently very good, the hire bike was excellent, but the thing that really made the trip work was that it was a really good bunch of people to travel with.
A really well organised; very well guided and good value for money tour that will live long in the memory as the hardest, yet most rewarding physical endeavour I have tackled, certainly since turning forty! This trip was meticulously planned and organised, which is a tribute to AllTrails and the two guides. Any slight glitches to program were effortlessly worked around and a good sense of comradery was maintained throughout the touring party largely due to the obvious effort expended by the Company and the guides directed at ensuring all participants were safe; enjoyed themselves and above all had fun. No trip of this duration is going to be cheap in aggregate but in my view given the quality of the accommodation provided; the very good food (with very few exceptions) and the range of snack foods/fruits/wine tastings etc provided (as well as birthday cake!) I think represented extremely good value and well worth the overall cost. It is a tribute to AllTraills that at no point did it appear attempts were being made to cut corners on cost and in fact my observation is that the company were particularly generous in going "the extra mile" to ensure a really good time was had by all...as each day passes and the reminiscences become more and more heroic the reminders of the pain fades and what is left are wonderful memories of a truly great experience that I simply would not have missed. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get me there and home safe. All and all we loved the experience and would thoroughly recommend AllTrails as a first rate touring company, run by delightful, thoughtful and generous people in Jo and Richard.
I went for my first ride since the trip yesterday and it was gratifying to feel so much stronger, and enjoy riding so much more than before we left. While I found the trip very difficult physically, it’s good to know my body can still respond and improve - worth the effort. I’m also so pleased I’ve had an opportunity like that to see that part of the world; it’s an extraordinary section of Europe with huge variety and really interesting history and continuing issues etc, all of which augmented the riding element enormously for me. Having such experienced, knowledgeable, fun and intelligent European guides also made a big difference to my enjoyment. I appreciated too the level of accommodation, particularly the fact that many of the hotels were a bit special. Overall, it was a fantastic trip that provided opportunities to both improve and enjoy my riding while exploring a deeply interesting and beautiful part of Europe. Thanks for the company and all the help you provided on the way. Richard, we would never have made that leg into Cortina without you!
Simply a brilliant journey , taking in contrasting landscapes from the rolling winelands outside Adelaide through some uniquely attractive parts of South Australia culminating in the stunning scenery along the Great Ocean Road and a beautiful final spin up through Mornington . Overnight stops were well chosen with warm and accomodating hosts wherever we ended up . To be able to see all of this and only have to worry about getting up and cycling every day made the whole experience all the more memorable so a huge shout out to Richard & AllTrails for taking care of everything. So many highpoints on the trip it's difficult to pull out specific instances. I intend to get back and cycle more in Australia and will certainly talk to AllTrails when I do.
Thanks again for an awesome tour! Even with the dodgy weather, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Your attention to detail, effort and flexibility made for a relaxed and fun trip. The accommodation & food was all fantastic and the route so well planned. Tidal River was beautiful – the views from Mt Oberon & along the river were well worth seeing, as was Walhalla. I hope I can join you on another trip soon (and will bring some friends).
Thank you for a great adventure on our bikes. Really appreciate all the preparatory work and organisation which goes into making trips like this a success. My favourite ride days were Wilson’s Prom to Meeniyan – and the last leg along the rail trail from Fish Creek into Meeniyan in peaceful surrounds. Tidal River was my favourite location. A highlight was reaching the top of Mt. Oberon and taking care not to be blown off whilst taking in the spectacular view. Most appreciated AllTrails support when taken up the steep hills to be able to enjoy the downhill thrills. Congratulations to you all I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, support and camaraderie of the group.
Thanks once again for all your work to make the trip successful. We are going to put out of our memories forever the triple threat of the Yallourn hill, the headwind and the rain all at the one time!!! Organisational highlight would have to be fitting all of us and bikes into the vehicles and getting us to the Prom. Great work.
Just a quick note to say thanks you for organising such a fabulous trip for our group on the Great Ocean Road - it was truly memorable for lots of reasons but your attention to detail helped enormously. It's a very professional set up and I hope to return next year.
I just wanted to say "Thank You" for such a great time in Mornington recently. Apart from the wonderful weather you ordered for us, there was lovely, friendly company from other Riders, enthusiasm and good spirits every day. The planning for each day, made me feel safe and confident out on the road. Especially the back up in vehicles provided by you both. The riding was magnificent with great mixture in terrain and challenge. My enjoyment of this Ride is emphasised by the fact that I have just paid a deposit for my next All Trails Ride. See you on the Great Alpine and Ocean Road!
It was a truly wonderful 4 day bike riding weekend! Thank you so very much for your good natures, your good humour, your thorough planning and thoughtfulness, and your energy which was boundless! It was a true delight to be in your company and I say very well done All Trails 'Mark 2'. It was a lot of fun and your lovely personalities made it very relaxing. Thank you very much again. You must have been exhausted by the time you got home! Thank you both /all very much again and I'll spread the word to others.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and although the weather wasn't kind, in some ways it added to the tour. I enjoy hills and mountains. I really enjoyed Day 8 Morwell to Walhalla. I thought the section from Erica to Walhalla was super spectacular. Favourite location - RACV Inverloch and Walhalla. Favourite highlight - not knowing this part of Victoria, the tour showed me the best parts of Gippsland. Favourite Eating Location - Ristorante le Ricardo. Congratulations to Richard and Jo, you have moved AllTrails to a new level and made it yours.
Ian and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend thank you. Had not seen that part of Victoria before. Being the first tour of this type, Ian really enjoyed the riding and said he would like to do another similar tour. Staying in one location was easy. Thanks again.
The ride was great - I enjoyed it immensely - all aspects of it - staying in the same room was a winner - meeting lots of new riders - enough of a challenge in beautiful country - good variety of activities along the way - yes, I would do this type of tour again and am thinking seriously of the Melb Cup weekend. Thank you again for your support.
You know that I enjoyed it, loved the interesting company and managed to do some riding every day... i loved telling people about Arthur’s Seat, Red Hill and Shoreham, they were hilly . Great having the valuable support vehicle, and the interest and encouragement from the organisers. I always tell everybody in my bike groups about what i am doing with All Trails, show them the day sheets etc. Great having the non-rider option for the partners.
Back in Melbourne after thoroughly enjoying the Peninsula 4 day group ride. Thank you for your help and time.
I had a lovely time. Great company! As I texted to a good friend this morning: "Riding (with AllTrails) is enjoyable because the people are great - no whingers, no high flyers - just friendly, helpful cyclists who are interested in others...."
Thanks for those terrific photos of a wonderful trip. Your unfailing good humour and care for the riders was outstanding. The camaraderie and fun were also right up there!
Thanks for hosting the ride – really enjoyed it and the camaraderie!
Peter and I had a great time. Well done all!! Unbelievable weather and scenery. Til next time.
my fellow cyclists were a friendly and sociable bunch and made the ride good fun together with the AllTrails staff.
There was never a night that I didn’t have a hot shower and comfortable bed... Food gets lots of ticks, both quality and quantity, No complaints there. A further thing that I really like about All Trails is there never seems to be any pressure on people to have to hurry along if they are at the back or to ride more than they want. I hope that this continues, as I think that this very much adds to people’s sense of accomplishment and enjoyment of the trip. Thanks so much to JB and Peter who are both always so willing to help. Congratulations Jo and Richard...looking forward to riding again with you in April.
Thank you so much, we had a fantastic trip, I cannot believe the weather was so beautiful. The trip was wonderfully organised so a big thank you to all of you. Richard and Jo were so easy going and thoughtful, and Peter and JB were my life savers, they gave such encouragement and support. Again thank you to all, we look forward to our next trip with all trails.
For me, the East Coast ride was excellent with good hills and very scenic. The weather of course always makes a ride and we were blessed with this. Temperatures around 8-20 degrees makes a welcome relief from the humid and hot Brisbane weather. The group seem to gel very well. The group dinners were excellent which allowed for the group to blend in. The organisation for the rides with signage on the road made it easy for riders of all strengths to follow the route. Safety is an important issue which was certainly addressed by Richard and Jo. The group on the final day was guided by vehicles front and back across the busy bridge of the Derwent river into Hobart - Thank you for that. I would certainly look at booking another tour with Alltrails.
What a great way to see Australia! Thanks AllTrails for taking care of everything so we could just enjoy our riding. I really appreciated the thoughtful planning of our Tasmanian tour and also knowing we had full support from the AllTrails staff at all times. Now I just need to plan for when I can do another tour...
I absolutely loved the trip again and the general bonhomie. & I appreciate you put me in with my Tassie chums for most of it - which was great. I'm sure its a logistical nightmare - so you do amazingly well.
Thanks for arranging a successful tour for me and also for Sid and Louise - my riding pals from a previous tour in NZ. Thanks to the crew for all their hard work and thanks for arranging the weather - especially the tail wind along the coast!
Thank you very much for everything, without you guys I don’t think I could of done the GVBR. I had a very good time my body was able to endure all that was given to it (mind you it will be a very long time when I want to go to Lavers Hill again). I am going to do it again next year but this time the full 9 days.
I am writing to thank you and all the AllTrails crew for a wonderful 4 days of riding. I was very impressed with the general organisation of the trip, as well as noting the team were always happy to help everyone out. I would be happy to write a recommendation for your website/marketing material. Maybe I will join you again on another trip!
As always I had a fantastic time, The best day was Rainbow Beach. Some of the communities put on fantastic morning teas. All homemade. Looking forward to the next one.
What a fabulous tour! We loved the distances, the challenging hills, the people looking after us and our fellow riders. Accommodation outstanding. Food good and plenty of it especially as we got closer to Melbourne. Thank you to Phil, Susan, Ben, Lou, Peter and Jodi for a great holiday. Your tireless work and excellent, thoughtful organising skills did not go unnoticed.
The 2016 RACV Resorts tour was terrific: wonderful people; great touring (although there was a hill or two); just the right distances and timeframe; excellent food and accommodation; very friendly locals; and fantastic organisation. It is no wonder that riders keep coming back each year to share experiences with Susan, Phil and the gang. See you again in 2017.
Another very successful and enjoyable ride and a formula worth using in Tasmania although I think that it will be a little harder to organise the weather as well as you did this time! The organisation was great, the food was fantastic, the accommodation was great ... the route provided plenty of variety and was great. Including all meals was one of the key elements that made me decide to do this tour - this helps to keep the group together and saves the hassle of finding somewhere to eat in the evenings... All in all an excellent trip with little, if any, room for improvement.
Thanks again for a great experience – we thoroughly enjoyed the riding, the organisation and the companions we met on the ride. Would recommend this ride to anybody with a reasonable level of fitness and cycling experience. The organisation – support crew, accommodation, route etc. The fact that you made every effort to ensure all riders were given a good share of the brilliant accommodation etc. All the smallest details were attended to in a very gracious and patient manner. The resorts were wonderful, providing opportunities to do extra activities at the end of the day. The information provided before the ride commenced was fantastic and ensured we knew exactly what to expect. We very much appreciated the Garmin maps to load up before we left home – much easier than doing upon arrival and they make navigating much simpler. The scenery from Shepparton south was fantastic, with roads chosen to provide the best opportunity to experience, for us, previously untraveled countryside. Safety and security were highlighted and addressed by all staff. The catering by local community groups was exceptional and all dietary needs were suitably addressed – how wonderful are country folk! Fantastic to have 4 support vehicles and 2 masseuse each day – made the 11 days continuous riding achievable. 2 bike mechanics meant that all riders’ bike needs were resolved quickly and effectively. Briefing sessions and shared meals was a wonderful way to catch up with other riders at the end of the day – provided lots of info for the following day and meant that nobody missed out on arrangements. What an inspiration to be able to share the experience with so many people older than me … makes me feel that I can ride for another 10 years.
Today we travel back to Melbourne and say goodbye - boo hoo! This has been a superb tour and so much fun! Words can't adequately express how I felt being both on this tour and a part of it. Every day was a unique adventure. The riding brought an element of challenge. I mostly enjoyed the climbs and rollers, and fell in love with the South Gipplands countryside - astoundingly beautiful! Phil and Susan are phenomenal. They ran this tour and the logistics flawlessly! They never stop working and they do it all for us so that we enjoy ourselves! What a synchronized couple they are! I love them! Lou became my buddy, as did Jode. They perform miracles both in sag support and with their hands! Ben is always cheerful, as is Peter! What an extraordinary support staff to Phil and Susan! And of course we have Midge at the helm getting us registered and answering our questions. Excellent customer service! Last night we held a celebratory dinner! Everyone gave favorable testimonies about how great the group and ride was! Well worth every cent we spent! Thanks for everything, Midge! This tour was spectacular!
I had a really good time on the AllTrails RRR. Really well organized, everything seemed to run smoothly, but I am sure there where anxious moments behind the scenes. I think the sign of an excellent tour is nothing appears to go wrong and everyone was happy. Well done! The hi-lite for me was both the children we met at Murchison with their enthusiasm and the senior citizens we met in Korumburra with the effort they put into their morning tea. All the morning teas and lunch’s where excellent. I enjoyed the ride (especially the hills) and meeting the others...communication to all riders was excellent...comradeship amongst the riders was excellent. I cannot think of anything I would delete. Thanks for a great tour see you on the next one.
I had a fantastic time on the Resort Ride, the ride was organized and executed flawlessly. The clear meal highlight was the pie and vanilla slice at San Remo (the glutton free bananas were also great). Thanks to you and your team for a great time.
Congratulations AllTrails – once again a very well organised trip by Phil, Susan and Midge which I thoroughly enjoyed in the company of 54 other cyclists. The camaraderie was great as we shared the daily challenges and varied scenery as we pedalled along. The support team of Ben and Peter, great mechanics, together with Jodie and Lou, expert massage therapists added to the enjoyment of the whole experience. Accommodation, meals and support back-up was very good. Thank you all most sincerely for another (my third) fantastic ride.
We thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the organisation was fantastic.
Hi Team, what can I say other than it was "as much fun as you can have with your clothes on". A bit different from riding in NQ. We appreciated the fine, cool, sunny, windless weather, the ridge-top roads between Nagambie and Inverloch and the seaside vistas between Inverloch and Torquay. The ferry crossings were a bonus. See you on the Great Vic Ride.
To the AllTrails Team, Congratulations on conducting another successful ride. The weather was magnificent, the views early in the morning with long shadows on green fields absolutely stunning. My reason for going on the ride was the reunion of the AllTrails 2006 Nullabor riders and it was great to see and be with so many of the group... Accommodation and meals at the RACV resorts were excellent.
Once again a fantastic Ride organized to perfection. 20 years providing us with the best adventures on a bike - how lucky we are to be able to participate in such challenging rides with the knowledge we are safe and cared for along the road. Thank you for the best fun, the best friends and great accommodation and food available. Using the local communities for our morning teas and lunch was such a brilliant idea and we loved the interaction with the locals. Thank you to the poets who have provided us with a humourous memory of the best ride, thank you to my Pack 4 friends for their great encouragement and long standing friendship Loved it loved it loved it !! Keep Pedalling and stay vertical.
We loved the trip, thought the crew were all terrific and generally everything just runs so smoothly for us (sure you lot are doing lots of paddling under the water at times!!). Really enjoyed the “community based” morning teas/lunches and feel that you are contributing to the community... Thanks once again, and hope to see you on further trips.
I LOVED every minute of my AllTrails adventure!! Having never ridden back to back days before I was worried at how I'd go but I found I got stronger as the ride progressed... it was all that I imagined it would be and has certainly whet my appetite for more cycle tours... The AllTrails team organisation and support was top class and the welcoming nature and inspiration of the group I cycled among was fabulous. I have already recommended AllTrails as a company to ride with both in my circle of cycling buddies and in my RPM classes.
Having been with AllTrails on two Great Victorian Bike Rides, then the legs Perth to Adelaide and Melbourne to Sydney, and last year the penultimate Rome to Paris, we feel very qualified to write a testimonial to All Trails with Phil and Susan, Midge and Ben. It would be hard to find a more helpful couple than Phil and Susan, their background work to each ride has every detail, the rides flow with confidence, the support and rapport is even and ready, all making for a friendly experience over and above the joy of the chosen ride. AllTrails is the benchmark of cycle touring in Australia and for a first timer you need look no further. Just book and pedal on.
I want to thank everyone at All Trails for organizing such a fantastic event! I loved the cycling...but more importantly I loved meeting so many wonderful people!
Thank you all for a fabulous ride again this year and well done to Jodie and JB for making the last few days go seamlessly. Great crew all round and a happy time altogether. Please book us in for 2016
I would like to thank you all for a wonderful few days that we all loved. The Great Vic Bike Ride was a personal challenge / journey for all of us and each in a different way. We four "Sale Princesses" had not rode in an event before so that in itself was and experience to take away, let alone the fun and comradary that was formed with other fellow cyclists. Thank you all for looking after us, special thanks also to JB and massage crew. All very much appreciated.
Hi Phil & Susan & all the AllTrails crew. Thanks for another great ride. The formula still works & whether it's one or thirty they are all enjoyable & great experiences. A happy Christmas to all & look forward to the RACV Resorts Ride.
Hi guys, Thank you so much for the CD. I will treasure these memories forever. It seems a long time ago all ready ! I had better save up for another one!
I had a fantastic time on the ride, with a big thank you to the Alltrails team for making it happen and a huge thank you to the Tour Leaders for their support during the ride. Ben was also pretty amazing. I know he will say he was just doing his job, but knowing he was keeping an eye out for all of us was really valuable. Plus you never knew where he was going to turn up eg in a vineyard or standing on a shed, camera in hand and that big grin! Thanks again to all involved for a fabulous experience!
A big thank you for the fantastic organisation and support on the Adelaide to Melbourne ride. Wasn't sure I would even make the distance, but with the great food, encouragement and friendship the ride surpassed my expectations! It was an experience which I will never forget and certainly won't hesitate to recommend to others. Hope to see you again.
Thanks again for all the effort you put into making the tour such a great one - I will be back again one day for more of the same!
Thank you for making possible a fantastic and memorable trip! Great company, great memories and many highlights including, for example, the final long descent into Apollo Bay and the beautiful old hotel in Queenscliff. Thank you for an amazing nine days.
Thanks again for a terrific week on the road. It was a real challenge, particularly those long days in the middle, however it appears we are pretty tenacious riders. You certainly put in plenty of hard work yourselves and this was appreciated, from terrific overnight stays down to that yummy carrot cake. As stated before, it must be a logistic headache keeping an eye on all the riders with so many variable speeds. Thanks again for an amazing experience and we’ll catch you next time.
We had such a great time again. You looked after us so well and wanted for nothing. Susan, your thoughtfulness about catering was greatly appreciated. My favourite day would be The Great Ocean Road. I cannot explain to people how magnificent the scenery was. Looking forward to our next adventure with you. Hopefully in 2016.
The whole trip was fantastic.
Thanks for a really great CQ, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Your careful planning and thorough but easygoing approach during the event, made the whole trip most enjoyable. The fact that the whole group was so friendly and interactive added greatly to the pleasure of the trip. Thanks also to Midge for all the administrative and organisational work (and probably many other things that I don’t know about!) that you do very efficiently, which is so essential to a happy and successful trip.
Thanks for your great efforts on the ride. You were marvellous, efficient and tolerant, as usual. Great tour. Thanks
It was great to complete the Rock Ride with AllTrails, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was fun to share the ride with other motivated riders and having a laugh along the way. Your organisation of the trip, the support (including putting on extra water and snack stops), encouragement and 'nothing was a problem' approach was appreciated. I can't fault AllTrails and will be looking forwards to reading the newsletters to see what other rides you organise in the future. I'll be more than happy to do another AllTrails ride if the right one comes up. I've already mentioned AllTrails to my friends and will recommend your company to other cyclists.
Thanks again for the trip, you guys really put a lot of effort into running great rides. I think you run excellent tours and cope very well with tired riders and the challenges that come your way. This was my first experience of the outback, I'll definitely be going back. An incredible way to discover outback Australia. A ride that is as rewarding as it is challenging. Thank you to all the AllTrails team, Phil, Susan, Midge, Peter, Jodie.
Thanks to all your team for putting together a great few days riding mostly along rural trails with plenty of birds to listen to and scenery to soak in. The company of other riders from time to time helped to make the time fly past and the odd slow climb disappear quickly behind. Some thoughtful, well placed stopping places for tea and scones made for easy staging each day even for some of our less experienced riders. The long downhill into Lilydale at the end was a particular highlight for me after 4 days on the trail. Thanks also to the other riders who all mixed in well and enjoyed great camaraderie along the way. Until next time...
Thanks for a wonderful week of adventures and nurturing us through Victoria last week. It’s such a relief from my normal work. The encouragement and love of cycling is wonderful. The briefings are amusing and inclusive and occasionally we get some information. Good to review the days ride before moving onto the next day. Excellent that you make sure everybody gets a nod of approval. Excellent organization and everything runs like clockwork. Really enjoyed the ride.
We wanted to thank-you again for all your care, enthusiasm and expertise during what was a wonderful week of riding. I thought your organisation was great and really loved the whole ride. I will certainly look out for some of your other rides.
Hi Phil, Susan, Midge (Ben), Thank you very much for the CD of our Colonial Country Towns tour which is a beaut memento of a great ride we 23 cyclists enjoyed recently. It was nice to ride again with some of the participants who were on the Two Bays on a Bike tour last year – renewing friendships. As usual the tour ran smoothly under the expertise of you the organisers and chaperones both before and during our ride. Congratulations to each of you for a sterling effort – we knew we were in good hands. Wishing you continued success and hopefully I will join you on another adventure in the future.
Hi Phil and Susan and all the gang, Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!! The format was excellent, enabling us to really get the feel of each town we stayed in. All the other riders were lovely people, and we enjoyed their company. If you run another ride like this, you can count us in. As usual the support was brilliant, a big comfort for us. Thanks again for all your help.
A fabulous ride, thankyou all
Once again, thanks for a great tour. Robin and I really enjoyed ourselves. We like the 2 night stay concept, it allows you to get a better appreciation of the town and its surrounding area. Also less packing up and moving etc.
As expected, a wonderful week was had by all. We loved pedalling through a great part of Aus with a great bunch of people. The humour was dry, as was the countryside, but we had a ball . Thanks Phil, Susan and Ben for the Nedkellian Adventure.
Congratulations on a fantastic tour. As far as I was concerned, it was perfect.
Thanks for a well organised and fun Tour with great memories,highlights and satisfaction. All the Best, Colin
Thanks so much for the photos, and all the photos on Facebook. Back in Perth, last week seems but a distant memory. I can't believe that the trip went so well and so quickly. I was quite apprehensive at the beginning; not knowing quite what the riding conditions would be like, even though I'd read all the material. It seems that Phil's training regime worked for us because I think I handled the distances quite well. The hills into Cape Schank were the most challenging, and I felt that I had really achieved something when we rolled into the resort. The climb to Arthurs Seat was almost comfortable, after the previous day's effort. I thought everything was well organized. Thank you all for making the trip so enjoyable.
Hi Phil and Susan and crew, What a great ride. That was - everything: riders, crew, organisation, route, accommodation, food. Thank you for the opportunity to ride with you once again and for all your hard work to ensure we had a good time.
Dear Susan and Phil, Thank you very much for the great photos you emailed from the 2 bays ride! Lovely photos and we could never have taken them so thank you!! We really appreciate the way you take such good care of your riders, encouraging those who are not 'first string' riders, and allowing those who are slower to finish at their pace, especially on the 2 Bays Ride when the days were shorter. Love the personalized attention too. We hope to ride with you again.....
Hi Phil and Susan, Thank you for a fantastic few days of cycling through some magic scenery, great company and of course being spoilt rotten. I recommend this tour to anybody, relatively short days and plenty of free time. Thanks again for a memorable few days of pedalling and I hope to see you again soon.
5 star rating. Adelaide TDU 2015. Great planning and knowledge. Options for various distance rides while maximising viewing of the race. Hope to do it again.
Just a quick note to let all know that I enjoyed the STDU packaged tour. I was well looked after as usual AllTrails. Pic was taken on first day of ride looking back on finish of the first K.O.M. Checkers Hill climb. Looking forward to another packaged ride.
I thought the ride was great & really can’t think of any other constructive criticism to improve things. With mother hen Sue around how could it be otherwise? I know Emma loved her first ride with AllTrails.
Thanks for a great experience – I thought everything was exceptionally well organized and terrific support. Delivery of luggage, quality of accommodation, availability of JB’s mechanical support and a massage each day made for the best possible hassle free riding. Thanks Again, I have already told others about the experience.
Hi all at AllTrails, Another great Great Vic run by your team. I felt that we were specially looked after this year with the premium package and had fantastic accommodation and no complaints. I do not often ask for assistance with my bike but must say that I found JB to be extremely helpful and always willing to help with a smile and a good word. As you can see, I have already placed a deposit for next year which, in itself shows my satisfaction. Thanks again for a fantastic trip.
Great effort, my 3rd GV was a terrific trip as usual.
Hi Phil, Susan, Ben and Midge, thank you all very much for a fabulous long weekend of cycling. Mike, Hayden and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have told a lot of friends how they should do the tour next year. Your accomodation made the trip much easier and the places and food you organised for us was excellent. Thank you again and we look forward to doing another trip with you.
Although a keen social rider, I was able to do little more than half the distance each day, so I was able to use the support vehicle. As needed, I was ferried further along, mostly to some place ahead of the group, so that I was not disheartened, and always verbally encouraged by others. In total I managed to ride 300km of the 400km distance. Probably a great achievement for me. Many features of Alltrails tours suit me, and I tell anyone that might show an interest. The support vehicle was essential to my participation and enjoyment.
I had a wonderful time, thank you for all your help and fantastic organisation. Thank you also for you total calm and not a problem attitude when major item was left on the bus (namely suitcase - oops!!) and you had to do the return trip to drop it off to me. Such a lovely group of people also, which combined with the most perfect weather and gorgeous countryside was a lovely way to spend a few days. Thank you again for a really well run and most enjoyable bike ride.
Just a short note to let you know how much Auke, Clive and I enjoyed ourselves. Ben the brilliant. Helpful, knowledgeable and such good company. Great cycling companions. Friendships resumed and new friends made. From the scrumptious devonshire tea in amongst a beautiful garden setting to a echidna meandering in the Cheviot tunnel, it was all just fantastic. Looking forward to more trips.
Enjoyed the three day Great Victorian Rail Trail ride very much. Ben does an outstanding job of organising EVERYTHING whilst always remaining calm and happy. Highlight for me was riding alongside the Goulburn River, it was so peaceful and the scenery was beautiful. Weather was sensational too. Also great to meet new cycling friends. Thanks again,
Thanks Midge, we had a great time on CQ again this year. Ben was great again and looked after us very well. The only time things did go a bit wrong for us, Ben was able to find a solution straight away and we ended up having a really good day and saw a side of the ride that we hadn’t seen before. It’s the first time that we have started off behind the sag wagon! Many thanks to Ben and AllTrails for another great ride.
Hi Midge, Ben, Susan & Phil, Aidan & I had a fantastic time on the Cycle Qld... we had a great bunch of riders to boot.
HI Ben, Once again thanks for all your help in getting me across the line. I am so pleased I took on the challenge. We look forward to doing the 2015 Great Vic Ride with you in Nov Dec.
We had a fantastico time! Will most likely sign up to do the Turin to Paris leg in 2015.
An experience of a lifetime - life-changing! My best day was climbing Alp d'Huez
Our guides made the trip for us - they were fabulous, supportive knowledgable and great fun. The third day in the Alps was my best day.
Thanks to Phil,Susan and their European partners for providing the opportunity to participate in a well organised and run adventure which was living the dream. My best day was climbing Galibier and Alp d'Huez and making it to the top still on the bike (great satisfaction).
the ride was one of the most treasured personal experiences of my life, the reasons being; it was a very personal endeavour, it was memorable, packed with daily highlights and done in the company of some fine people. All of this of course achieved because of the organisation that you put in to make the journey so good. Special mention must be made of the five guides who were so cheerful and helpful at all times. Your personal participation was also greatly appreciated.
Just completed the 7-day bicycle ride from the Gold Coast to Noosa: 470km. My partner and I loved it. We can recommend Phil, Susan and Ben highly. Great organisers and good people. All of our cycling colleagues added to our enjoyment. We'll be in another tour . . . Arthur (WA) via Facebook.
Hi to everyone at Alltrails. We wanted you to know that our trip to Brisbane was a fantastic experience, although tough. There were some monster climbs and long days, but these were expected. Phil, Susan, Peter and Ben all looked after us both on and off the road, with beaut roadside snacks along the way and the sorting out of bike issues as required. The evening briefing and dinners were always good fun, with a quiz on the day's route proving popular. A special thankyou goes to Ben who delivered our bikes back to our place at Camden, on his way to Melbourne. Now that's service. We hope to see you all again in the near future.
It really was a wonderful experience and thanks for all your background efforts to keep us going.
What a great ride. Challenging climbs the first week made the 2nd week easier. As always Phil Susan and Ben went out of their way to ensure our lives were made easier and we just had to concentrate on riding. Overall outstanding!
Thank you very much for a very good tour, which I really enjoyed. You provided some excellent weather, much nicer than that back in the UK! The accommodation was all good, the RACV resorts were possibly a little more fancy than required for the trip! The routes were generally easy to follow using the flour arrows and maps. Enjoyed the visit to Laidley and their impressive lunch menu and information about the village. The massages were a good addition to facilities provided as were the morning and afternoon tea breaks with an excellent selection of drinks and nibbles. Briefings from Phil and Ben were very useful as was all of Ben's technical support.
We had a very enjoyable week with great company. Phil, Susan and Ben provided excellent backup, and their attention to detail is fantastic. The hotels were all up to standard and the breakfasts, lunches and dinners were very good too.
Well done Alltrails on the Sydney to Surfers ride. Not sure where to start with the praise. Ben & Peter did a great job in support and where lovely friendly guys, Phil & Susan equally nice. Personally I have to give Susan extra special praise for making sure I was always well feed even with my tricky diet. The ride was challenging but well organized with some very beautiful scenery and lovely accommodation.
What a ride! What a challenge! What organisation! What a team! What an achievement! The list could go on and on. Thank you for the opportunity to experience another of your fantastically organised and friendly rides. It was wonderful to see familiar smiling faces at the pre ride meeting at Manly. It was all very welcoming and comforting, lowering the anxiety level for me! I really did enjoy the ride although there is still an element of disbelief that I actually made it to Surfers Paradise and I continually have to remind myself that I did it. I really enjoyed the mix of people in the group, together with your friendliness, encouragement and support. The accommodation and food, as always was great.
I really enjoyed the whole ride experience. I have never done anything like this before, and was unsure I would even be able to ride that distance. Your team made it seem like a doddle, by taking care of all the logistics, maps, drinks breaks, lunches etc. The ride itself was excellent and the places we stopped for lunch and dinner were also great. I really enjoyed it, and I expect to be back. Thank you.
The ride?...fantastic as usual ...this is my 11th ride and I always enjoy them enormously. The scenery was wonderful and the All Trails team was terrific. At the end of the ride, I did notice lots of very tired (but happy) faces. Congratulations to you and the team for another great experience.
I have only done eight rides however I would still like to offer my compliments to Phil, Susan, Ben and Midge for another v professional organised trip. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Accom was very good if not 'over the top' at Surfers – perhaps we deserved it!! Susan did us proud with energising snacks. Never having had a massage before, I am a convert! 10 minutes on my legs was enough to have me up and raring to go the next day and not really suffering by the end of the trip. My birthday which Susan had found out about was a marvellous surprise and I will always remember that occasion – balloons, cards, my favourite carrot cake, good wishes from everyone – heaven!!! Many thanks to Phil Susan Ben and Peter for working so hard to provide for us and making it a memorable ride. Sincere regards,
Thanks again. The Cabrini ride was right up there with the 'Kosciuszko to St Kilda' and my favourite 'East Coast Tasmania' rides. Very happy with the food, accommodation and support on the road. Great bunch of people to ride with. I encourage others next year to...focus on getting ready for a great ride with riders across a range of capacities.
A huge thank you to Ben who encouraged me throughout the ride - there were times when I felt like I might not continue but ben's great smile and words kept me going - appreciated it so much!! Phil & Susan, what can I say except thank you a thousand times over!! You are a great team and made the experience wonderful for me. All the best!!
Thanks for a great week - appreciated your organisation and particularly the various community group eg swift creek and my Evelyn men's shed. Look forward to the next expedition.
Had a fantastic time and are looking forward to next year already.
I was explaining to a colleague this morning about what we did last week – she was looking at me quizzically and then queried 'Did you do that for pleasure!?' Of course I did it for pleasure – and a pleasure it was. Apart from the riding I particularly enjoyed being out in country Victoria. Involving community groups in country towns is a signature event for AllTrails and I think it is great. Thanks again for a memorable week and birthday.
Had the most fabulous time on the 2 Bays on a Bike - and now I'm hooked! Thank you again for all your help in making sure things went smoothly and easily for me.
Hello Susan, Phil and Ben! Many thanks for doing such a good job in supporting us on the Two Bays on a Bike ride. I enjoyed it very much, and valued your hard work in ensuring that everything ran smoothly.
Thanks to each and every one of you for the best 6 days. Absolutely loved every day and still can't believe that I actually did it, especially that last hill! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I had an absolutely wonderful time on the trip and will definitely be doing another one some time. We made some lovely new friends and the whole trip was a great adventure. It was so well organised and the accommodation and food just SO good. I did find the hills on days 1 and 4 a bit beyond me but will be better prepared next time...I will be back for more.
I would like to say how much I enjoyed my first All Trails experience – The Inaugural Two Bays on a Bike. Congratulations to Phil, Susan, Ben and [Midge] for an extremely well organised, informative and enjoyable tour (apart from some hills) both pre, during and post tour. For me it was a personal satisfying challenge. The detailed information sent out prior and the easy to read and informative day sheets were just so good. Not to mention the expertness and cheeriness of our three Tour Guides accompanying the group. Our accommodation and meals were all terrific. The massages were a special highlight after a day in the saddle. I would have no hesitation in recommending your tours to others for a great experience. Thank you very much – All Trails is the BEST. Sincerely,
Hi Phil , Susan and team, Thanks for a Fabulous great Vic! I have never been disappointed in an AllTrails organised event and you certainly kept that reputation for this one. Al, Audi and I had a great time together and were grateful you coordinated our accommodation so we could all get to the beer truck together after the ride!
Hi All, Thanks once again for providing an unforgettable experience. How do you do it? All the time you are friendly, helpful and have time for everyone. You deserve a bit pat-on-the-back and a well-earned rest. I had a great time, enjoying the ride, the atmosphere and the friendship. I look forward to next year and hope time permits me to participate in another AllTrails adventure during the year.
Hi Phil, Susan, Ben and Midge, Thank you once again for your excellent service and good company during the Great Vic. I found it a tough Great Vic this year and without your quiet support I am pretty sure I would have abandoned. Instead, I got to challenge myself then have my bike and my muscles looked after. I loved experiences like soaking in a tub, tasting cheese made within metres of the grazing cows, being the first guest of a lovely new B&B, meeting people who lived in my suburb, learning about the trains that used to work on rail trails and hearing the rain on a tin (not tent) roof. No doubt our paths will cross on one ride or another 🙂
Hello to you all, This was my first time with Alltrails doing the GVBR but it certainly wont be my last! I was very impressed with how well organised everything was, the accommodation was fantastic I must say! I can't thank you enough for a fabulous trip with a group of wonderful people, everyone on your team were professional, enthusiastic and a great help with any questions I had. It's a trip I wont forget.
Organisation and communication excellent. The hosts Phil Susan and Ben were great. Made all feel welcome. The mechanicals with JB and Ben very good. The massages in the afternoons were wonderful, certainly helped my ageing protoplasm cover the distance. The ice breaker dinner at Mount Gambier was good. Breakfast together in Port Campbell nice opportunity to share the stories of the road so far. Moving the various participants around the accommodation was good for meeting other All Trailers. Suggestions for dinners useful. Thanks for a great trip.
Congratulations to all the AllTrails staff for handling such a big contingent of riders so well and still giving us individual attention: as usual we had a really enjoyable tour. Jumping into a dry bus and heading for a warm room surely beats camping after a cold, wet day in the saddle. Thought Ben and JB did a super job with the bikes, especially helping to pack them at the finish.
Hi Phil Susan Midge Ben & JB, Yet again another great ride brilliantly supported by all the Alltrails friendly & efficient team . A week to be remembered supported by a great team. Thank you Alltrails.
Hi Phil, Susan, Ben and Midge, Frank and I enjoyed the GVBR and really appreciated the support you provided to us. I thought Frank had booked an accommodation package but it was much more. The fact this was not the case gave me the confidence I could complete the ride as I had only started cycling this year and this was the first time I had participated on any cycling event. From day 1 at Mount Gambier it was great to know that we were going to be well supported by massages, good healthy food, Phil and Ben's cycling expertise and Susan's organisational skills. JB's skilful care of our bicycles was an added bonus. Thank-you again.
Dear Susan, Phil, Ben, JB and Midge, Thank you all so much for AllTrails adding such value to my 2014 GVBRide. It was good to meet you and finally taste the AllTrails experience after all these years. As a 'senior citizen' I was delighted to be able to access the AllTrails Luxury package...the package you put together was varied and most enjoyable. Having my own bedroom, toilet and shower (without queuing) was sublime . And where a bath was available it was truly luxurious. Each arvo I would crank up the aircon and, having washed my cycling kit, leave it to dry in my snug nest..I don't believe that I could do that in a tent....So thank you for your fine blend of administrative and organisational skills combined with plain old hard work and cycling smarts. It gave me a seamless worry free tour knowing that all the details would be taken care of by All Trails, whether it be the bus pick ups from the end of the ride to my motel and vice versa, the AllTrails bike corral, the afternoon teas, massages...and friendly personal support. I have already booked my place on the AllTrails Luxury package for the 2014 GVBR so that is a fine endorsement...a returning client who received service beyond expectations!
Please pass on my thanks to Susan, Rachel, Phil and Ben for a fantastic tour. The personalized, professional and 'no fuss' attention to detail approach by the All Trails Team made a great trip into a fantastic trip. I'll be back for more next year. I have been wearing my [AllTrails] Jersey while being out and about and also in the Gong ride just over a week ago, love the hi-vis colours. Every time I wear it someone asks me "which ride did you do"....."how are Susan and Phil".....so it's also a highly recognized jersey. See you on the Road.
Thanks Susan, Phil, Ben and Midge for a fabulous week of cycling. We appreciate all your hard work to ensure our experience was spectacular. We enjoyed the excitement and atmosphere of the TDU. What a week! Cheers
Hi Susan, Ben and Phil, Many thanks for everything, the TDU was great and AllTrails tour was of course fantastic. Looking forward to catching up again on our next journey with AllTrails! Best regards,
Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. A personal Best for me - 400km in 4 days! Such magnificent riding, along with some wicked weather! It was a delight to think that all I had to do with my day, was hope on my bike and ride, with complete confidence that the support - both front and rear - was always there. I feel your generosity of time and spirit was much appreciated; and are to be recommended highly. Would love to join you on another ride soon.
A big thank you to Phil, Susan, Ben & yourself for coordinating this... the photos were spectacular... particularly the 12 Apostles!
I was very pleased with the standard of accommodation and foods on offer. The support you gave was exceptional. Really, what more could I have asked you do do. The cheerful banter and the challenges of rides, winds in the face, some hard climbs were there on the days, but the best feature was the group's friendliness with an effort to be at the stops on time.
Thanks Susan, Phil and Ben for a really enjoyable trip. Great food, accommodation, and support during the trip. My cycling improves each trip with Alltrails and I always have a good time.
Kiwis abroad Dad and I would like to thank Susan, Phil, Ben and Midge for a wonderful ride. We decided to head over to Aussie for a change of scenery. We took our own bikes with us which was very easy and hassle free. We couldn't fault the food, accommodation or help we received along the way. So any kiwis wanting to head over you will have a great time. The great ocean road is a great ride. Thank you AllTrails
Thank you for such an enjoyable holiday during Cycle Queensland in far north Queensland. Doing the AllTrails package put the icing on the cake for us. Ben was indeed a fantastic person looking after us all so well. Thanks Ben, our holiday has to be one of the best we have had and you facilitated it so well.
Dear Midge, Phil and Susan, and Ben. The Queensland ride was great, and I must congratulate and complimant Ben on doing EVERYTHING (well beyond the call of duty at times) to make our trip as enjoyable and trouble free as possible. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and his smiling happy face, professionalism , knowlege and intellect was fantastic. Thanks so much Ben. I know there is a lot of behind the scenes work done , so thanks to the whole team. I hope to see you on another ride soon. Thanks again for a great ride and best wishes.
We booked the 2 night stay in Yungaburra...it was better than we expected and perfect for our needs. I wanted to mention to you how impressed we were with Ben. I had a pretty significant problem with my bike, and at one stage felt I wouldn't be able to continue with the ride. Ben came to the rescue. In observing him fix my bike I became impressed at how he dealt with the myriad complaints and queries he received from the people travelling on the AllTrails tour. His manner never changed from being friendly, respectful and helpful no matter the nature of the issue being raised with him. My wife and I are considering doing another ride next year, in Europe, and based on how professional Ben was, we would be very confident about using the services of AllTrails again.
Hi all the gang at All Trails, just a quick email to congratulate you once again on a great week in the sun. Ben is a wonderful ambassador for the group you are extremely lucky to have such a patient, caring and tolerant person on the team. Nothing is a bother to him, he tends to all needs with a minimum of fuss.Thanks Ben. Pencil me in for the gold coast to noosa ride. Thanks again,what a great week.
I had a great CQ this year (my second). This was due in part to better preparation (mentally and physically) and the beautiful countryside but significantly due to my first CQ with All Trails. Pre-ride organisation was a breeze; on the ride Ben's easy style and approachability helped reduce any anxiety; good standard accommodation each night and a wonderful massage meant that I was well rested; and socialising with the All Trails riders made it fun! I learnt lots and finished the ride feeling really positive (last year I finished in tears!). So there's no going back to the crowds and sleeping under canvas for me. Thanks AllTrails - see you again soon.
John & I know taking an Alltrails package makes our bike tour a pleasure - even if there are a few high hills to conquer and the CQ north Qld was another success. Ben looked after us so well and the afternoon teas and the massages give us the incentive to get to the finish!
Dear Phil and Susan, Thanks for an awesome trip, and for the lovely birthday card! It was indeed a great birthday in Paris. The 3 tour guides did a fantastic job, and were truly lovely people. Also, Craig and Krystelle were terrific representatives, and contributed a lot to making us feel looked after. They were also terrific company to ride and dine with. The hotel at Alpe d'Huez was one of my favourites, and the food they served at dinner and breakfast was excellent. Also the hotel in Aix-les-Bains was lovely, and we really enjoyed having a pool after that day's ride.
Hi Susan & Phil, OMG Italy is such a fantastic place!! Bari to Rome was truly a memorable experience and an awesome ride. Our tour leaders were really fantastic and made the trip a real pleasure. This is our third tour with AllTrails and as per usual the organisation, co-ordination, accommodation, meals, professionalism, knowledge and general 'fun to be with' approach was second to none... we can't wait for the next tour. Finally, our tour group were all a great bunch of people and we all had a remarkable time...and lastly...don't forget... "Bob's your Uncle!!"! Cheers,
The ride was a most wonderful experience, to see the French countryside at a pace where you can enjoy every moment. I also found the scenery to be surreal and had to remember, eyes on the road and not to stare so much. I found I had to pinch myself to remind me it was all real. Riding through some of the smaller quaint villages was simply wonderful as was stopping at a local cafe or boulangerie to indulge in local delicacies.
Thanks for the FANTASTIC Rome to Paris trip – it exceeded my expectations! I really enjoyed the freedom to ride at my own pace, either alone or with others, always knowing that there was support not too far away if required. The guides did a great job. There are so many positives, it was truly great. On a trip with many many riding highlights – Galibier stands out as the greatest. The weather was perfect, the views spectacular, the company great, and the descent a real buzz. I am so glad I took on the optional extra. Hopefully I will see you again on future rides in Australia and/or overseas.
I had a great time and the cycling has gone to the next level of fitness since return. The highlight would be the ride up Galibier and Alpe D Huez. Based on what I saw at the top of Galibier, the pain was worth it! The guides Enrico, Lisa and Craig were great and all have the personalities to ensure all enjoyed their rides.
I'm happy to serve as a reference or a resource for y'all should you get any interest from Chicago or its environs or anywhere for that matter. Please feel free to provide my contact information to anyone who would like to talk to a tour survivor. My best to Phil and Susan.
I had a brilliant time on Bari to Rome leg. I Loved every minute of the trip, especially the company of phil and Susan - I wish I could have kept on going to Paris!
I had a wonderful time, thanks to AllTrails in organising it all. It was amazing to cycle through 3 countries, and the accommodation standard, and meals were excellent. The expertise of the local guides was outstanding, and their dedication was quite evident, and I would recommend them to others.
I must say we had an amazing trip and couldn't recommend it highly enough.
What a wonderful trip - it really has been everything I expected and more. Truly the trip of a life time.
As the lone USA citizen traveling with a group of Aussie's I found myself welcomed and felt part of the group from the very first day. Thank you all of my fellow riders for your company, support, jokes and support.
Value: I could not have expected more - it was a lot of money but a priceless goal so in my view I got more than I paid for. Sense of achievement: overwhelming - a very lasting emotional experience.
The guides were fabulous and knowledgable and did their best to accommodate all requests (massage, viewing of TDF at pub, bike adjustments etc). Regional wine tasting and food added to the joy of riding in the area. One of the most amazing things that I've ever done.
Overall a fantastic experience, not to ever be repeated! Accomplishing riding Alpe d'Huez was awesome.
The best way to see Greece! Value: 10, Safety: 10, Organisation: 10, Support: 10, Food: 10, Accommodation: 10.
Just wanted to say thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate in this tour. We really enjoyed the trip which was run extremely well. Liz does a great job. I can recommend her tours to others. I see this as yet another example of what a great job you do at All Trails and why you have so much in the way of repeat clients. You treat everyone like a big family. Thanks again and looking forward to catching up with the All Trails team at the Great Vic.
Thanks and compliments on a well organised ride. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and was impressed by the support. The whale viewing was a highlight and a world class experience that will not be forgotten. I also found the Eyre Observatory and the trip to the waters edge at Eucla unique experiences that added that bit extra to the trip. Your advice on different ride aspects and mechanical work made sure I achieved my objective of riding all the way. And of course Jack massaging the sore parts of the body ensure I was able to get up and go the next day. I was thankful for the healthy fruit snacks you provided, the other meals were on the whole filling and of a good quality - some were exceptional. Again thanks for a great trip and I would recommend AllTrails (particularly if you are running the tour) for people intending to do group rides.
"Hi everyone at AllTrails. Well the adventure is over and I have to thank you for the opportunity you gave me to achieve my goal to cycle across the Nullabor. We had a fantastic time. Some days were tough but determination got us through with encouragement from Ben, Jack and Di. The highlight of the trip was the whale watching, it was fantastic. We enjoyed Iron Knob and their wonderful hospitality and Kalgoorlie with a tour of the brothel. Having a small group was great and everyone seemed to get on well and encourage each other. There were plenty of laughs every day and certainly some colourful characters on the ride. Finally, all credit to Ben (Tour Leader). For someone so young he certainly is a capable young man. Nothing was a bother, he ensured everything was organised and we were well looked after. See you again soon."
Dear Phil and Susan, Just a short note to say thank you very much for a wonderful ride from Perth to Adelaide. Midge's behind the scenes work was great with all extra nights covered and the payments seamless. The day sheets were great and each day the distances were almost exactly the same as shown – breaks , WWAL's and final accommodation. The meals were great and accommodation good. The group of riders were fantastic , we all got on really well and parted friends. You tend to forget the tough days but you don't forget the other riders – they remain in your heart forever. As will Ben , Jack and Di. Ben did his usual magic and made us all comfortable even on the big days . His work ethic is without peer and he is so organised and always planning ahead and thinking of our safety. You are lucky to have him on board. He is a bit of a mixture of both of you. So all in all a wonderful trip and many thanks to you all.
Fantastic trip, exceptional organisation, great memories. I hope to do another AllTrails trip in the future.
We had a great time and enjoyed the company of the staff and fellow riders.
Dear Ben, I have said it all before in emails, phone calls and texts. The AllTrails crew are the ..........B E S T ........ well done to you all.
HERE ARE A LOAD MORE TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR OLD WEBSITE DATING BACK TO 1997
|Phil, Susan and the team at AllTrails, Thank you for another great experience with the 2010 GVBR, and the excellent professional services you provide. It makes the whole thing so much more enjoyable and painless. Everything went smoothly, which is a credit to yourselves, your planning and active involvement.|
|Phil and Susan, thanks for another fabulous ride this year and thanks to your team as well Midge,JB and Richard and Mark. I hope you have booked us for the 2011 tour!!!|
|Dear Susan and Phil, Thank you so much for the wonderful support you provided for the Great Vic Bike Ride. I love doing the ride and there is no way I could manage the camping option - so the motel option is terrific. But better than that is knowing your support and the support of your team is there whenever we need it. I really appreciated it. Many thanks to you both and also to JB and the other members of the team. I would like to put my name down for the next Great Vic BIke Ride.|
|Dear Susan and Phil. I want to thank you both and your team very much for taking great care of me and aiding me in completing this years Great Vic Bike Ride 2010... I was very pleased when I learnt you also support MS Australia and saw the logo on your trailer, made me feel good and thank you for your support!|
|Hi Phil, Susan, Midge and all, Thank you so much for your fantastic work on the 2010 tour. Your approach was professional, friendly and clearly illustrated a love for bike riding in all its many forms. Yes please can I sign up for 2011.|
|Dear Phil and Susan, Please book me in for Pheels Phantastic for 2011. Thank you for this year's ride it was your usual impeccable organization I really enjoyed the ride and look forward to next year with you all.|
|Susan and Phil, had a great time on the ride, and will be booking in advance for the package for the Great Vic Bike Ride 2011.|
|Please put me down for next year!|
|Thanks to you for putting on a great ride. We enjoyed meeting everyone and being pampered for 8 days. We know how difficult it can be to organize a one-day ride, let alone an 8-day event. The support we received on the ride was first class!! We would recommend your ride to anyone.|
|You have given so many people wonderful experiences and made it possible for people to realise their dreams. You have looked after us so well that we do not have to worry about anything except what the weather may bring. Travelling around this beautiful country on a bicycle, smelling, seeing and feeling the air surrounding us, is such a fantastic and privileged experienced and will be cherished always. What a great feeling. The fun we all had is what makes these trips great! Although I am new to this type of holiday I was overwhelmed on my first experience by the comradeship of the riders and their willingness to help.|
|Thank you for a great ride. The organisation and support was excellent. Your support staff were fantastic and the whole ride was very professional as well as being enjoyable. My accommodation was excellent and the food was good value. It was great not to have to think about anything except the next km! Congratulations on your efforts to make us safe and comfortable. Everyone I spoke to felt the same way.|
|Dear Susan and Phil, A quick word of thanks. Arrived safely in Canberra. I can hardly express it in words how much I enjoyed this bike ride. Nothing could have been better, the company, the weather, accommodation, scenery but above all your exceptional care for each rider. Everybody's needs were addressed even before they surfaced with the least of fuss. The organisation of such a complex trip and attention to detail blew me away, the more as you have done this for a few years. It would only be natural to lose a little enthusiasm or stop bothering so much. I had the most wonderful time and you will definitely see me again sometime soon.|
|Dear Susan and Phil, I want to formally express our appreciation for the factastic package you provided for the Great Victorian Bike Ride. Your organisational skills were superb in having people, bikes and luggage in the right place at the right times.... The afternoon tea awaiting us at each destination was a treat and the massages to ease the tired and aching bodies were exceptional. Everything you did made the whole GVBR a truly memorable and enjoyable experience. You clearly cared about us all and we appreciate it. We look forward to cycling with you again.|
|I am still reminiscing about the bike ride and look forward to the next one. Once again thank you most sincerely for your help and organisation and I really appreciate your being able to help me at such short notice.|
|Hi Phil and Susan, Thank you so much for making my first GVBR such a memorable one. Yes I did feel fantastic and getting better! The accommodation was great; and thanks Sue for the afternoon tea.|
|Once again I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to you both for last years Great Vic Bike Ride. Your attention to detail, friendship, care and support made the whole journey extremely rewarding and an unforgettable experience.|
|I just wanted to send you a message to say how much I enjoyed the GTBR last week. I am sure that it was your kindness, organisational skills and accommodation that made the whole trip fantastic. This was my first long ride in 30 plus years and I would not hesitate to travel with you again. In fact I think it's the only way I would do a bike trip now!!! If ever anyone has any doubts about one of your tours just get them to email me and I'd be more than happy to tell them what a fantastic time the will have. In short it was fun from the day we all met until we all departed!!! Lots of laughs. Lots of great riding and importantly to me, lots of great support. Keep up the great work. I'll keep my eyes open for another trip with you soon.|
|Just a quick not to say "Thank you" for all that the two of you did to make the last week a terrific and safe experience.|
|Firstly, congrats on a first class ride. Your organisational development since 1999 when I first joined your rides is magnificent - we all had a great time.|
|Just wanted to thank you both for a memorable and fantastic adventure. You both worked so hard to make sure we all enjoyed ourselves. I managed to do Around the Bay on Sunday which was a great ending to my trip.|
|Just a short note to thank you both for a great adventure from Adelaide to Melbourne. I had a great time, met some terrific people and achieved something that will stay with me for a long time. Needless to say, with out strong committed organisation these types of events would not succeed, and to both of you I can only repeat the chorus of well done which was the sentiment many times over during the ride. Both of you display a character, demeanor, patience and genuine goodwill that is exemplary.|
|Congratulations on a successful Adelaide-Melbourne tour. You did a great job of catering to the needs of the wide diversity of riders in the ride. Susan, you are probably the most organised person I have ever seen. Your morning teas and guidance were great. Phil, the trip overall worked very well. The mechanics did a great job, as did all the staff. Thank you for making our trip memorable and enjoyable.|
|I only have one word to describe last week. AWESOME!!!!! Thanks to all the support crew.|
|Many thanks to both of you for your planning, care, organisation and hard work that resulted in a very successful, immensely enjoyable and greatly appreciated second 'Challenge' ride. Luckily my bicycle endured mechanically and I survived both physically and mentally to partake in all eight days of riding and sightseeing pleasure from Adelaide to Melbourne.|
|Hi Phil and Susan, Thanks for the great trip. You guys have excelled again, great route, great support crew and great accommodation. All we needed was less wind!|
|I think you have a great product. As a way to mentally unwind for a week I think it is impossible to beat. I really find that I don't have to think about anything except riding as the rest has been taken care of. Because these rides attract a certain sort of person, people tend to get on well together and it is short enough that no one gets sick of it (or each other). Keep up the great work - the rides have been one of the highlights of the last 2 years for me.|
|Thankyou for the Adelaide to Melbourne ride. It was a great adventure and I had an awesome time. Really appreciated everything.|
|The Adelaide to Melbourne trip I did still brings a smile and many fond memories. It truly was the best holiday I have ever had. What you do, you do so well. Plus the camaraderie amongst strangers who share the passion for cycling is deeply special. When I can again make a space in my life, I would love to join you in a cycling adventure.|
|Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday in Tasmania. We both thoroughly enjoyed your organisation, food, accomodationand destinations. The hills were significant but very rewarding. That's what we trained for, right?! We met such a lovely group of people who you always seem to attract. Special mention to JB for his great service and company.|
|Before thehustleof the everyday takes over, I'd like to thank you both for making the Great Vic ride such a happy one for me. Your thoughtfulness, organisation and help had a lot to do with why we've so many good moments to share, and having J.B. and the massage team to smooth out kinks in our bikes and bodies helped hugely as well. Thank you.|
|Just wanting to thank you very much for our Pheels Phantastic experience last week. We had a wonderful time and I'm hoping to join you again sometime!|
|Hope to see you on another tour one day, had a great time and learnt heaps as well as riding around one of the most beautiful parts of Australia.|
|Thank you so much for a very enjoyable trip on the Great Ocean Road and for sending the photos. I appreciated all the attention to detail including my birthday card.|
|Thanks so much for the photos and thank you for the best holiday l have ever had except when l sign up to do another AllTrails tour.|
|First of all I just wanted to say what a fantastic time Ken and I had on the Great Ocean Rode Tour! I especially want to thank you both forthe outstanding generosity,care and support you gave us (and all the group)! Youalways seemed to be there when we needed you and nothing was ever too much trouble! Sue, your home cooked treats are the best! And Phil, great to have your enthusiastic coaching and happy face there when we needed it most! - and the flour arrows! 🙂 Altogether a very well organised trip that I would recommend to anyone that loves to ride!|
|Now that the dust has settled (almost literally) after The Rock Ride, it is time to say a big thank you for making possible in themaximum comfort available, another great outback ride. As for the Nullarbor Ride, the catering was again a feature of the event, with both the quantity and quality of the food available being beyond approach, and what other Tour Operator provides a 'Mobile McDonalds' to offer gourmet snacks, and to pander to our every whim at snack, and morning, and afternoon tea stops along the way! The whole event was a credit to your research and organisational skills and I look forward to joining another such ride next year.|
|Just a quick note to say thank you for a great 2008 GVBR. It was fantastic, thanks to your efforts and excellent co-ordination...you were kept very busy with allthe extra bus trips, and you dida marvellous job with getting us all there on time, every time.|
|I have been reflecting on the number of times I have told friends and family how wonderful a time Peter and I had on the PhPh tour with you guys. I have been looking at the few photos we took and it's all smiles. What else would you expect I guess! We met a bunch of terrific friendly people and have made new friends as well. Your friendly enthusiasm, planning, direction and management of such a large group of people was much appreciated. I should also add that the time Peter and I shared on the ride is something that we will treasure and was only enhanced by touring with you both.|
|A fantastic ride, thanks for all your work to make it a success.|
|Just some feedback from my perspective of the trip. It was certainly something to have experienced . It was superbly organised and delivered. Ben had formidable organisational, culinary and personal abilities. To organise the delivery of Brian's monster painting bought in the middle of nowhere to Melbourne - well incredible!! Andrew was a very genial fountain of all knowledge and always thinking of extra experiences for us and exceptionally reliable. Dan was a lovely laid back character but knew his bikes and again was always there when wanted. Altogether a superb crew.|
|Dear Ben, Thanks again for the trip and, in particular, the great job you did leading it. I hope you had a safe and not too boring drive back.|
|I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the trip to the tip of Cape York. All 3 support crew were fantastic as were the riders. Special mention to Ben for his great 4WD and culinary skills. Very well organised - I just wish it did not have to end. A big thanks to all involved from me.|
|This was my second ride with AllTrails and both have been terrific. My fellow Pheels Phantastic riders were, again, a great group of diverse characters. However, special mention should be made of Ben (tour leader). As I'm sure you've heard already, from this and other rides he's taken, he was outstanding as our APPAP leader. The masseur, Murray, also did a great job. Thanks again for a great ride experience made all the more special (and comfortable!) by AllTrails!|
|To all the team at Alltrails, my sincere thanks for making my first cycling tour with you such a wonderful enjoyable fantastic event,it certainly exceeded my best hopes and has fuelled my appetite for more. Well Done . Best Wishes,|
|Good photos, great tour, I had a wonderful time. See you again soon, I hope.|
|What a great experience. Certainly got the feel of the country, through all senses! Ben was a terrific leader, always cheerful, never impatient. His culinary triumphs with the camp ovens were amazing, and the extra hot breakfast at Cooktown was welcome and amusing. Andrew the bus driver was much more than that. A fountain of great info, who understood the country and the aboriginal history. Dan the mechanic always had a smile and an amusing anecdote - he was an expert on unusual native foods and enticed us into tasting the merits of green, or were they electric ants? Great company, terrific organisation, what more to say? Looking forward to the DVD.|
|Phil and Susan, what a great ride, lots of challenges and fun. You thoroughly spoilt us and the lunch breaks each day were something to look forward to. Hope to do this again next year!|
|To Phil, Sue and Ben, We all had a great time. The organisation, routes, post-cycling activities and the support team was fantastic. My friends are so pleased that I suggested that they come on the tour. Nicky and I had our expectations met - except for the weather which we think was outside of your control! Don't tell me I'm wrong. We endorse your organisation as very professional, easy to deal with, reliable and a pleasure to be with - good people. What we also enjoyed was the company of the other riders. Phil is right when he says that cyclists are usually of a certain type and they can be relied on to be good company.|
|Loved the whole thing, also Ben did a bike fit for me, and that has been a success, and as usual Susan and Phil are great hosts. Made new friends, some of whom I will see again on Pheels Phantastic|
|Thank you again for a great long weekend. We both thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to be back with you soon.|
|Thanks for the 2011 GVBR trip it was the best yet. Especially thanks to Ben, Mark and Richard who all are a great addition to the AllTrails team, and of course thanks to Phil and Susan for looking after us so well. See you [next year] in Lakes Entrance -|
|Hi All, Thanks for the Great Alltrails experience. You all make our ride a pleasure...! [and] run the warmest and friendliest and comfort-ablest ! package and make the ride a real treat for us. Count us in for next year. Have a great Chrissie and Best wishes for a prosperous 2012.|
|Hi Phil, Susan, Ben, Mark, Richard, Midge and Rachael, thanks for another great bike ride! I love being able to enjoy all the activities that the communities put on and also camp activities without having the hassle of finding a tent spot, etc. Cheers|
|Hi, Just a short note to tell you that the crew at AllTrails continues to impress. Thank you so much for [your assistance] at the TDU. Thank you to Ben and Phil for making us so welcome, for including us in their table at the dinner and for inviting us to join them for the Sunday ride. It is no wonder that you have so many loyal customers because you really look after everyone. Once again THANK YOU and I look forward to my next trip with AllTrails.|
|Dear Susan, Phil, Peter and Ben, Thank you for organising the Tassie East Ride, I enjoyed the challenge and was really impressed with your planning and service delivery, from the optimistic briefings to friendly road side pick ups and those scrummy food breaks; the Baden-Powells would be proud of you!!!|
|Had a fantastic time, weather was great and Phil, Susan, Peter and Ben really looked after us - they are amazing. Accommodation....scenery.... everything was terrific.|
|After 15 years of running bike tours, they really know how to do it. You will not find a better group to tour with - everything is geared to a safe, enjoyable and satisfying cycling experience. Most of all, I was welcomed like a family member away on a Summer Holiday. Like many others on what was my first trip, I'll be back.|
|Hi Family, Thanks again for a great trip - best ever, group of new friends were all lovely, and the love from you two is awesome.|
|Awesome trip. Thanks to Phil Susan Ben and Peter plus all the riders! I am really MISSING the riding and suffering withdrawal - crazy given it was about a 6.15am wakeup every morning for two weeks!! I have friends and family who just cannot comprehend what a great time we had...|
|Great people, Fantastic support, Beautiful scenery. My week off work felt more like a month. Best way to see Tassie. Loved the riding. Looking forward to my next adventure with AllTrails. You definitely cover all the bases. Cheers|
|With 15 years of experience running successful bike tours in many areas AllTrails can be relied upon to deliver exactly what they promise - a wonderful cycling experience supported by friendly, professional and caring staff. Phil and Susan and their great staff are more like a family than a company. a family that welcomes you into it when you ride with them. I cannot thank them enough for a fantastic East and West Coast of Tasmania ride 2012 and strongly recommend AllTrails to any prospective riders considering joining one of their rides.|
|Hi Phil and Susan, Just wanted to thank you for the brilliant and amazingly organised Tassie west coast tour, it was a great experience.|
|Ed and I had a great time on the East Coast ride and Ed is still talking about it. The ride was very well organised and it was a great group of riders and staff. Overall, it exceeded my expectations - even the weather!|
|I have now just completed the majority of Cairns-Darwin and I really just have to write this letter expressing my appreciation. I commend AllTrails for the caliber of its management, its staffing and the services that if offers…|
|My first AllTrails tour. I'll be back. So well organized and great to share the road with like minded people of all ages. Thanks.|
|Fantastic trip. East coast of Tassie is so spectacular. Great to share it with such a great bunch of people.|
|Wow, great organization, Susan's muffins, bikkies and scroggin, challenging ride every day, Phil's tailwinds (in reverse), Phil's hills (mountains), great company and a bunch of insights from our riding friends that have already made a huge difference.|
|Susan's morning teas - not to be missed - thanks Phil and Susan - another great ride. Thank you.|
|Tassie:- What a fabulous place to ride. Always a challenge always enjoyable. Love it.|
|Well apart from the organization people, climate, scenery, food, accommodation and support, I can't think of any highlights at all.|
|The appreciation you develop for the smaller things. Like the hot cup of tea after a tough climb, riding 'realâ€ undulations and a warm bath after a day of riding. I have had an amazing week, sharing great times with beautiful people. I'm ready to book my next AllTrails tour!!!|
|I not only did this stage but stages 2, and 3 as well, from Cairns to Darwin. I just thought the whole thing was well organised and Ben, our fearless leader, and Pete, the magnificent mechanic, were outstanding. I cannot speak highly enough of them both. Ben's leadership, knowledge, friendly manner and cooking was first class. I thought I might lose weight on this ride but, after a few of Ben's meals, gave up on that idea! Pete's willingness to assist, and mechanical knowledge made you feel that, whatever the gods threw at us, he could fix. Definitely would do another one, hopefully Perth to Melbourne.|
|If you are thinking about joining a stage with AllTrails - STOP and JUST DO IT! I had a great time and met some inspirational people all in a safe and encouraging environment. Thank you AllTrails - I'll be back!|
|I'm back at work and just wanted to say a big Thank you to your team! The trip was fantastic in all aspects, with absolutely no surprises or disconnects. Considering the number of people and the logistics of being as far away as we were, your team did a incredible job! The food was plentiful and of a very high standard as was everything on the trip. Ben and Thommo, were excellent as hosts, very supportive, communicative and knowledgeable. Supporting that many people and from before dawn till after dusk, would test most people, but they were genuinely interested in our wellbeing and in what they were doing. I would have loved to have kept going! Thanks for a great time away.|
|Phil / Susan, You have a gem in Ben. He has performed extremely well and was a key to ensuring a successful ride. He is so good he will be hard to hold! His cooking skills were tremendous. Thommo was enthusiastic beyond belief and assisted Ben in every way possible. I certainly want you to know I have enjoyed and appreciated the rides and the organisation that you have been able to make available to me and people from all over Australia. You manage a great organisation and I hope you continue to provide rides for many years to come. All the best and KEEP UPRIGHT.|
|Hi Midge, Just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic time on the ride from Darwin to Broome. Ben is an absolute star and was a pleasure to be on a tour he was running. Thommo was also fantastic from both the mechanic side of things and general helpfulness. Also some of the old characters on the trip were inspirational, Barry is a machine. At 40 years my senior I was often embarrassed by how strong (mentally and physically) he was! Again, wanted to thank the entire AllTrails team for a great experience.|
|Hi Susan and Phil, The Cairns to Broome ride was my 10th with All Trails and it was nothing short of fantastic. The organisation, support, comradeship and fun was first class as usual and all the little extras which you added, like the data projected outdoor picture show in the outback, made the trip even more special. Congratulations to you and particularly to your tour leader Ben who did an amazing job. Ben worked tirelessly, nothing was a problem, his cooking skills were amazing, he was always willing to help and he was also great fun to be with. Looking forward to our next adventure together and many more great times.|
|A big thank you to all at Alltrails who were involved in the planning, organisationand execution of the Alltrails Cairns to Perth Ride2012 . Your efforts were much appreciated and resulted in everything that was promised - a simply wonderful experiencethat will never be forgotten by the participants. I commend everyone who worked behind the scenes planningthe tripas well as Ben , Pete , Thommo and Shorty who worked tirelessly to ensure everything went according to plan and that we were allwell looked after and had a wonderful and safe ride . The planning and organisation was second to none , the day sheets accurate and very helpful, the accomodation the best available and the road crew went beyond the call of duty in ensuring wewere cared for in every regard. Thanks to everyone for a great experience.|
|Hi Midge, Back from Cycle Leg 23-all very successful and enjoyable.|
|Good morning AllTrails, Ben did an amazing job for us! Great cook and organizer!! Thank you.|
|Hi Guys, I had a wonderful time on the ride from Rome to Paris.|
|Riding in Italy and France in June July was always going to be very special and it didn't disappoint. Being able to share with others some of the unique parts of Italy and France was a terrific experience and will always be a cherished memory.|
|When I finished up in Torino, I was a bit dirty on myself for not signing up for the Torino to Paris to leg. I really enjoyed my time. The accommodation and food were fantastic and it was evident that it had all been well researched. Would love to do Torino to Paris in the coming years.|
|I realised a life long ambition to ride my bicycle from Rome to Paris, and you helped me achieve that. I appreciated the efforts you made in keeping me safe, happy, and my pedals going around."|
|Dear Phil and Susan, Thank you for all your efforts to make the 2012 Great Ocean Rode so rewarding. Challenging? Undoubtedly. Enjoyable? Immensely so. To you and your team, Thank you.|
|Thanks for a very enjoyable tour once again|
|It's hard to believe that this time last week I had just completed the 2nd day ride along 'The Great Ocean Rode'. Was actually contemplating a cold beer at one of the Apollo Bay pubs. Yet here I am thinking about an absolutely fantastic, brilliantly organized and supported four day tour. I know I said thanks to Sue, Phil, Ben and the rest of the crew a number of times, but I just cannot express the personal satisfaction, the joy, and the sheer pleasure in being able to do that ride. All of it made possible by two things, the marvelous support, planning, care and good old fashion 'Aussie' attitude of the ALLTRAILS CREW.The other reason being the easily made friendship, comradeship of the entire cycle group. I have never before met such a marvelous group of people.The time spent on the bike, in our lunch breaks and in the evenings was always made just so enjoyable by the individual characters on the ride. Again thanks to all for my memories that will last a life time and also just in case I do have a 'Seniors' moment the many fantastic photographs supplied by Alltrails at the end.|
|Just wanted to thank you all again for a fantastic ride, I enjoyed it very much.|
|Thank you for a great tour! I would be very interested to do another tour soon. Warmest wishes to you and the All-trails team|
|Just a short note to say a Big Thank You to all for the wonderful 2012 Great Ocean Rode ride; the care and attention to details and logistics put into it are all appreciated. After 15 years in this business, you must have thought out just about every possible eventuality, but it is great that everything went well without a hitch. Once again, many thanks, and wishing you all best for the future.|
|Best wishes to Ben - he is one in several million - probably the best trip leaders we have ever been with in any country and on any sort of trip.|
|Thanks to all at Alltrails for a lovely long weekend at Daylesford. Beautiful cycling, lovely company, excellent food and nice weather. Ben, Dan and honorary Alltrails crewmember Adele (doesn't she sound like Shirley Valentine) all looked after us well. Now - just 5 months until Melbourne to Kosciusko!|
|Thanks, we had a good time on the ride, well organized, great food and support.|
|Thanks Phil, Susan, Ben and team for such a successful trip. As usual your management was first class and I hope to book for 2013. Hope you all have a happy Christmas.|
|...a very well run and coordinated tour by Alltrails.|
|Once again a job well done by the AllTrails team. Thankyou. Breakfasts were spot on. Susan's arvo tea is also spot on and is enjoyed as often I had lunch at 9am. Don't change this as I feel that this is something that is special to AllTrails. Looking forward to next year.|
|Again thanks for the effort the whole AllTrails team put in helping this years group. It certainly was very much appreciated.|
|Hi Phil, Susan and Ben, Thank you all very much for the great organisation and help for the past week. It made the ride all that more enjoyable. Please also thank the massage guys as well...especially Adrian. Please book us in for next year.|
|As I said to Susan I think, this is the best thing I've done for ages, so very happy.|
|Well, this year's ride was excellent as usual. Your planning and execution is amazing and very little goes wrong. And when things go astray, you handle them with professionalism and efficiency. You clearly have a very loyal client base that should see you in business for many years to come.|
|Thank you once again for a fabulous experience. Really loved the country side, and the accommodation.|
|Phil and Susan, Thanks for the opportunity to give you feedback. We had the best time with your Tour and would highly recommend it to others. Obviously you are passionate about guest feedback and use it to make a better product each year! Let me finish by saying I felt well cared for, totally comfortable knowing you were covering the ride and looking out for me. I also think the price was excellent value for money.|
|Alan and I would like to thank you all for a great trip. We both really enjoyed ourselves every day and the whole ride certainly exceeded my expectations. Being finished every day by 12 noon was good for recovery too. We really appreciated all the care, attention and genuine concern shown by you all, it was fantastic to know that we were being looked after so well. It was our first time to do the ride and we didn't really know what to expect, but now we are very enthusiastic indeed, and have praised AllTrails to anyone who will listen. I am certain we will be back again at some stage.|
|The enjoyment of riding our bikes right through France to arrive in Paris and share in the excitement of the arrival of the TDF was much better than two weeks following the tour in a specific area of France. The European guides were knowledgeable, helpful and well organised and it was great to have Phil and Susan riding along with us sharing the fun of the adventure. My husband and I are really glad we took the opportunity to scale those alpine peaks made famous by the TDF and thank the AllTrails team for making the trip from Torino to Paris so enjoyable.|
|To ensure we enjoyed our first GVBR we chose the safe option of being looked after by AllTrails and, of course, it was even better than we expected. Susan, Phil and Ben, thankyou for taking all the hard work out of our trip which allowed us to ride, ride, ride and have a great time.|
|I have meant to write to you since finishing the Great Ocean Rode to tell you what a fabulous experience it was. The support, the location, the food! the people - all the people - participants and organisers! Makes me want to do more rides!|
|Hi Ben, Peter, Phil, Susan and Midge, What a great ride and time on the East Coast Tasmania Tour 2013!! Its my 3rd time riding the beautiful coastlines and forested climbs of the East Coast with a group and certainly the standout. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and each other's company immensely and like myself felt individually catered for. Whether you were a faster rider or a weary tail-ender on day 6 who might want to start at the top of the first inevitable significant climb for the day, you felt well taken care of. Even as the biggest nuisance managing to destroy Â½ my rear derailleur and needing some urgent medication buried in the depths of the baggage trailer didn't phase Peter the mechanic or Ben the coordinator. So thanks again for a great time and see you all again soon.|
|I would just like to pass on my thanks to Ben and Peter for making the East Coast of Tassie bike tour a thoroughly enjoyable experience. They were friendly, organized, looked after everyone and nothing was too much trouble for them. I met some nice people on the ride and shared some laughs amidst some great cycling. I look forward to tackling the West Coast next year. <strong|
|Thank you for the welcome home, I had a great time, I was not prepared for all the up up and more ups but it was a challenge for which I am proud of my achievement, to finish the ride. The service that you guys provide was fantastic I can not say anything bad. The accommodation was very good, food was great and I can not speak highly enough about Ben and Peter. They were fantastic Ben is a great asset to Alltrails. He knows his stuff and is supporting and it was nice to be around Ben and Peter knowing they were there to back us up if needed. I hope to return one day for another Alltrails ride.|
|I had a fantastic time on the East Coast Tassie ride. A big thank you to Ben and Peter for looking after us. It was exhausting but definitely worth it. Also, many thanks to Ben for photos from the trip, which arrived on Friday.|
|Arrived home yesterday - the Rail Trail experience was fabulous. Thank-you for your detailed coordination, and also for the birthday card - that was quite a surprise. Kaye and I wish to thank the All-Trails team for hosting and supporting us, and please pass our sincere gratitude to Ben - we couldn't have asked for a better host.|
|Chris and I had a great time on the Rail Trail ride over the long weekend, it was HOT but still a fun time. We had heard so many positive comments about Ben from all sorts of cycling contacts and were looking forward to meeting him. He was fantastic and an amazing asset to AllTrails ...... professional, friendly, helpful, fun, unflappable, knowledgeable, an all round terrific bloke!!!! Icy frozen sticks were a real treat, Susan's muffins where super yummy, and little surprise bags of treats were fun too. Thanks for a great weekend and we will look forward to riding again one day with AllTrails and the lovely Ben!|
|Thanks guys for a an absolutely fantastic holiday and a cherished life experience. Looking forward to the next one!|
|Yes... back to work and reality after what was a great week of riding through some great country side. I don't have anything negative to say about the trip... it was well planned out at Phil, Susan and Ben go to so much effort to ensure everyone is ok... they really have this "nothing is a problem" attitude and work very hard...I had a great time and I will be back!!|
|Neil and I certainly enjoyed our Alltrails experience! Meals: Excellent. Home cooking of morning teas was a lovely touch and they were plentiful and above expectation. Scenery: Spectacular. Tour Guides: Can't be faulted. Loved the evening briefings and opportunity to enjoy meals together. The professionalism and organisation shown by Phil, Susan and Ben was second to none and we would definitely consider another ride with Alltrails. Thanks again for a wonderful week of riding and fun!|
|Well done on another great cycling holiday. Looking forward to another holiday in the future.|
|Dear Phil, Susan and Ben, Thanks for another great trip. The organisation was faultless and it was apparent that you had done a lot of research about where to stop for lunches and so on. This is really important on a trip like this in that all we have to worry about is riding, while you look after all the other things. The accommodation was all great from our point of view. [One of the] best things about the trip were Susan's morning teas, going out to dinner every night and the cooked breafasts every day.|
|Hi Guys, thanks again for a wonderful adventure filled with lots of fun, challenges and good times.|