In 1996, the world was first introduced to Velo Echappe' (French for "Bicycle Escape") in the March issue of Bicycling Magazine when they wrote an article about our Spring Classics cycling vacation, the first of it's kind. Since then, we've had the privilege of making hundreds of dreams come true for guests from all over the world. Along the way, we've been thankful to have received the following honors and worked with the following cycling and triathlon "legends" due to the quality of our work:

  • 2015 - We are approved to begin offering tours to the Haute Route Cycling Challenge.
  • 2014 - Selected as an "Official Tour Operator" for the Prudential RideLondon Cycling Challenge in the United Kingdom.
  • 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007 - Chosen as an "Official Tour Operator" for the Maratona dles Dolomites Gran Fondo, Italy's most prestigious one-day amateur ride.
  • 2010 - Featured in France Magazine for our "Tour de France" vacations.
  • 2009 - Featured on SI.com by writer Austin Murphy for our "Etape du Tour" cycling vacation.
  • 2009 - Featured by New York Times best-selling writer Martin Dugard on his personal website for our "Etape du Tour" cycling vacation.
  • 2008 - Featured in the New York Times for our "Etape du Tour" cycling vacation.
  • 2008 - Featured in Bloomberg Markets for our "Etape du Tour" cycling vacation.
  • 2008 - Featured in the Omaha World-Herald with an extensive company profile feature.
  • 2008 - Awarded the coveted "Editor's Choice Award" from Bicycling Magazine for the category of "Tour de France Vacations."
  • 2005 - Selected by ASO as an "Official Tour Operator" for the Tour de France.
  • 2005 - Featured in Bicycling Magazine with a ten-page article by Bill Strickland for our "Etape du Tour" vacation.
  • 2005 - Created the "Ultimate Kona Triathlon Training Vacation" with Dave Scott, 6-time Ironman World Champion.
  • 2004 - Created "French Alps and Lakes Triathlon Vacation" with Mark Allen, 6-time Ironman World Champion.
  • 2003 - Partnered with Nabisco Foods and Fig Newtons on a national Tour de France promotion that was seen on packages of Fig Newtons nationwide.
  • 2003 - Featured in the New York Times for our "Tour de France" vacations.
  • 2000 to 2006 - Partnered with Performance Bicycles and VeloNews on the largest, annual Tour de France sweepstakes promotion.
  • 1998 to 2000 - Consulted with 3-time Tour de France Champion Greg Lemond on private tour company.
  • 1998 - Worked with and featured Sean Kelly, the World's former number one ranked cyclist and the "King of the Classics" on our "Tour de France in Ireland" vacation.
  • 1998 - Awarded the coveted "Editor's Choice Award" from Bicycling Magazine for our "Spring Classics" vacations.
  • 1998 - Outdoor Life Network filmed two of our cycling vacations for four episodes of "Bicycle Journal."
  • 1998 - Partnered with Bicycling Magazine on a national Tour de France promotion with world's former number one, Sean Kelly.
  • 1998 - Offered the "Grand Prize" for the Interbike show in Las Vegas.
  • 1997 - Worked with and featured cycling legends Phil Anderson and Eddy Merckx on our "Spring Classics" vacation.
  • 1997 - Bicycling Magazine names our "Spring Classics" vacation as "One of the top 5 trips on the planet!"
  • 1996 - Bicycling Magazine highlights our "Spring Classics" vacation in its March issue.
  • Other Highlights - We have also appeared in Triathlete Magazine (2 times), Lava Magazine, VeloNews (2 times), Washington Post, Seattle Times, and on Active.com.


To live one’s cycling dream, it takes support of all kinds. From travel agents to mechanics, everything is key. As past guests will tell you, this is where we specialize on a very personal level as our staff takes very good care of each and every guest. The reason behind this is that our staff consists of former pro team bike mechanics, masseuses, and world-class athletes who understand and appreciate what the word “support” means. It’s because of their experience at the highest-level that ensures every vacation we do runs as smoothly as the leading cycling teams in the world. Our history as a pioneer and leader in the business proves it!


 
With Bernard Hinault at the Tour de France!

With Bernard Hinault at the Tour de France!