BikeToursDirect's new guide is based on nearly a decade of experience helping thousands of clients plan their bicycle vacations.
Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) June 15, 2011
With hundreds of bicycle tours available worldwide, travelers face the challenge of finding and choosing overseas bike tours that match their interests, preferences and budgets. U.S.-based BikeToursDirect’s new guide, “How to Choose an Overseas Bike Tour”—available for free download at http://www.biketoursdirect.com—helps simplify that process.
“After nearly a decade helping thousands of clients plan their bicycle vacations, we looked at the questions clients ask before their tours, and we looked at their feedback when they returned,” says BikeToursDirect founder and president Jim Johnson. “In short, what factors does it take to make the perfect bicycle tour vacation?”
“As overseas bike tours continue to grow in popularity and options,” Johnson explains, “we’re seeing a spike in the numbers of families, novices and first-time cycle tourists start the planning process. We wanted to provide a free resource to help travelers of all experience levels and abilities find that perfect bike vacation.”
Some key topics covered by “How to Choose an Overseas Bike Tour” include:
- Top 10 questions to consider before choosing a tour
- Money-saving tour options with locally-based overseas tour companies
- Key differences between guided group tours and self-guided individual tours
- How to choose a destination
- Considerations for route type, terrain, daily distance and level of difficulty
- Which tours are best for families and groups with varying levels of ability such as bike and boat or home-base(hub-and-spoke) tours.
BikeToursDirect also offers additional resources to help bicycle tourists choose a tour, including a TourFinder that provides a detailed search of more than 200 tours offered on the BikeToursDirect website. With just a few quick clicks, a bicycle tourist can create a list of tours based on key parameters such as country, guided or self-guided, level of difficulty, average daily distance, departure dates, price range and interests (i.e. family friendly, bike and boat, special values, wine and cuisine, honeymoon favorites, art and history).
As a one-stop resource for bike tours in Europe and beyond, BikeToursDirect represents more than 50 tour companies in 35 European countries and is currently expanding to Asia, Africa and Australia. BikeToursDirect’s primary offices are in Chattanooga, Tenn. Telephone: 1-877-462-2423 or 1-423-756-8907. Email: info(at)biketoursdirect(dot)com. Website: http://www.biketoursdirect.com.
BikeToursDirect, now in its eighth season, serves as a central resource for bicycle tours in Europe, representing more than 50 tour companies that offer more than 200 tours in 35 European countries and is currently expanding to Asia, Africa and Australia. BikeToursDirect offers a variety of resources to help travelers choose tours and handles the entire booking and payment process. Learn more at http://www.biketoursdirect.com. Telephone: 1-877-462-2423 or 1-423-756-8907. Email: info(at)biketoursdirect(dot)com.