Essential Info | CycleVentures
  • How do I book a trip?

    Call us at 1.866.894.0220 or +1.604.902.1807 or email at to confirm there's space on this trip. If Skype is preferred please send us an email to arrange a meeting. Read and understand our Terms and Conditions and our Waiver, then complete our secure online Registration Form found on our website. Once received we’ll process a deposit of $550.00 CAD to confirm the trip and then send you detailed pre-departure information to help you prepare for the adventure ahead. Approximately 90 days prior to the departure the trip balance will be collected.

  • How fit do I need to be?

    We don't cater to experienced riders only, but our trips require one to be more than simply fit and healthy; one needs to be "up" for the challenge...willing to go that little bit extra to reap the joys of the view or the descent. All trips provide the opportunity for alternate routes on most cycling days, thus every level of cyclist is satisfied. And, the support vehicle is never far away if you need a lift. As we tell all of our participants, the fitter that you are the more fun you'll have.

  • What happens on a day's ride?

    Cycleventures provides each cyclist with a detailed route description with route profiles, a 1:200,000 scale map (e.g. Michelin) and downloadable GPS tracks for the main routes. Each day you will have the opportunity to look over the next day's proposed routes during our daily map session. You can depart the hotel at your leisure and pedal at a pace that suits you, with whomever you wish. You'll see the support van several times during the day where you can fill your water bottles and get a snack. We recommend that riders plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 4:00 PM.

  • Can I get assistance on the road?

    Cycleventures provides a support vehicle and if you should encounter a problem on the road, either of the two guides can assist you. Throughout the trip we transport your luggage and will provide you with a lift if necessary. Each day is not a competition; we're there to lend a hand and provide backup. Need a jump-start on the day? We're there to take you out a few kilometers and take the long side off of a particular day. 

  • Are some trips more difficult than others?

    Our trips are rated as Intermédiaire, Avancé and Spécialiste. There is a trip for you whether you are a novice or a hard rider looking for a great challenge. All trips offer at least one hill. Wind is occasionally evident... and hopefully at your back. 

  • What kind of bike do I need?

    You are required to bring your own bike on most of our trips. Please ensure that your bike is in good condition and has the appropriate gearing for hill climbing. We can arrange bike rentals on most of our destinations, please inquire with Cycleventures for more details.

  • How does my bike travel?

    Travelling with your bike has never been easier. What bike box is best? The cheapest option is to go down to your local bike shop and get a cardboard box, the next best option is to purchase a Crateworks bike box (which they’ll ship to your door) and finally we recommend EVOC brand’s bike carrier which is very convenient and easy to use. Airlines charge an additional fee of approximately $150-200 CAD each direction for bikes.

  • Can I get assistance at the airport?

    We will meet you on the arrival day (as stated in the itinerary) at the arrival city airport and transfer you to your hotel. At the end of the trip, we transfer everyone to the airport and help with the bikes, so you can avoid last minute confusion. Other companies often require you to get yourself to the hotel or departure airport at your cost. If you plan to arrive earlier or stay on after the tour we can book your hotel and airport transfers.

  • What kind of hotels do you stay in ?

    Cycleventures selects only quality three star hotels (occasionally two-star hotels or inns) that offer rooms with private facilities and comfortable amenities. If you'd like a list of hotel for any particular trip, please let us know. Your luggage is moved each day in our support van. The hotels provide excellent cuisine typical of the region. All breakfasts are included, as are 40-60% of dinners. 

  • If I need more information?

    Cycleventures provides thorough pre-departure information which covers the trip details, travelling with your bike and more. Our day-to-day itinerary gives you a clear picture of the proposed tour. Prior to setting out on your first day, you'll be requested to attend an Orientation / Briefing session. More questions? We'd be delighted to phone you or if you are in the Vancouver region, to meet you personally.

  • If I need to book a flight or inquire about insurance?

    Cycleventures is ready to help you plan your trip. We'll give you the details to help you book your flights. We are also available to discuss appropriate Travel and Medical Insurance coverage. Please refer to these concerns in our Terms and Conditions then call us if you need more information.

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