Willing to take on a little more responsibility to save a couple of sheckles? If so, this is the group for you. There is no van support, but they get your luggage transported for you almost every day. However, there will be several days in the week where you must use panniers (saddle bags) to transport one day’s worth of clothing and toiletries.
While most companies provide two group leaders (one to drive the support van, and one to bike with the group), this company just provides one. In many ways, this type of independence can provide a more rewarding trip and build camaraderie among the group. The 3-star accommodations are still quite nice (although you may find yourself at a one or two star through part of the trip), and food and wine are given high priority. Companions – This is where you will find the youngest clientele of any of the groups.
The typical rider is a 32-year-old executive at Google. Blue Marble does a lot of advertising at universities, so many clients have just graduated from law school or an MBA program. Going single is encouraged, and you don’t have to pay a supplement if willing to share a room. Fun in the evening is a high priority with Blue Marble.
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Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland