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Customer Testimonials


"For our first tour we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is so calm and peaceful along the canal - perfect vacation."

Gary & Mary Ann S - Clairton, PANew York: Finger Lakes Wine Trail Bike Tour

"We had a great time. This was a trip we didn't want to end. What an excellent mix of terrain, scenery, accommodations, & food!"

"Greece is a beautiful country made all the more special by your wealth of knowledge about its history and culture. And besides you are just plain fun to travel with."

Joan & Marty L - Tiburon, CANew York: Finger Lakes Wine Trail Bike Tour

"Thanks for a great.. and memorable trip!"

"What an enjoyable week we had. Better than anything we could have imagined. You live in such a beautiful area. We appreciate all the hard work to make our time successful. We would recommend this trip to anyone."

"Traveling with Sarah & Benton became personal - I felt their interest in and willingness to know us as individuals was genuine and delightful. That can't be easy when you meet so many people in your job. You are rock stars in my book. I adore you both."

"Thank you for a lovely bike tour. It was so good to learn about the Historic Erie Canal - what a great group."

Paul & Marianne D - New York, NYGermany: Historic Romantic Road Bike Tour

"Thanks so much for the wonderful trip. We really enjoyed it very much. We are hoping to go on the Greek tour next spring."

"I want you to know that I really enjoyed my excursion to New York-Hudson Valley. The trip went so well, I thought to the credit of Lisa and Steve. They did a great job in taking care of us. It was a good group to ride with. Accommodations were great as usual & the weather was really good as well. I hope to plan another trip with you sometime soon."

"Thank you for your thoughtful and ever vigilant guidance & support through Greece, the land you love. We have gained insight and knowledge through your commentary, which we wouldn't have had in any other venue or with any other guides."

John & Chris K - San Jose, CANew York: Finger Lakes Wine Trail Bike Tour

"Thanks so much for a wonderful time. You guys made it special. We hope to do it again soon. All the best."

"Thank you Sarah & Benton for yet again a wonderful adventure. We so appreciate your commitment and friendship."

Eva L - Alexandria, VANew York: Historic Erie Canal Bike Tour

"I liked that each day's cycling was "cycle at your own pace." The dinners and breakfasts were terrific. The select group dinners gave the tour a nice social aspect."

Peggy S - Nevada City, CANew York: Historic Erie Canal Bike Tour

"Enjoyed the personal touch of going to leaders' home for wine and cheese. It was a good thing we had a light lunch, the amount of food was just right!"

"The bike trip was a great experience in a beautiful countryside. Peter & Maria were exceptional leaders who took care of us. I always felt safe with them and well attended to."

Bennett H - Charlotte, NCGermany: Historic Romantic Road Bike Tour

"Thank you for such a satisfying and enjoyable vacation! It exceeded all of my expectations, and was worth every cent! It could not have gone better for me. You will see me on a future trip."

"Thanks for another wonderful trip!"

"I especially liked riding through rural Quebec and the small towns. Sarah & Benton were perfect guides and made dinners fun."

"We had a wonderful experience. The weather was nearly perfect and we felt priveledged to be a part of a group that was so friendly and interesting. The tour guides, accommodations, and dining were superb!"

"Another WONDERFUL trip with Classic Adventures! We enjoyed every minute of the adventure and look forward to our trip with you. We have our new Classic jerseys and are happy they honor Dale."

Matt T & Liz Y - Chicago, ILGermany: Historic Romantic Road Bike Tour

"We had an absolutely wonderful time on the Romantic Road with you. Thank you so much for your patience and for the historical lectures. We hope to join you again in the future."

"Lots of "goods" to thank you for - good biking, good scenery, good food, good group of guests, and especially good guides! Thank you for organizing and leading another terrific Classic Adventure. See you on another one for sure. In the meantime all the best to you and your family."

John & Deanna S - Neenah, WINew York: Finger Lakes Wine Trail Bike Tour

"Great Trip, Wonderful weather, & fun group.. how can you improve? Hope to do Greece with you in the future."

John & Marilyn L - Nashville, TNTexas: Texas Hill Country Bike Tour

"This was our third tour with Classic Adventures. It couldn't have gone better. Great leaders & support who had great knowledge of the area. Benton, Sarah, & Vander made us feel a part of the family!"

"Tour was great! Well selected routes and bike paths. Great support. Benton & Sarah are fun, supportive, and knowledgeable. The Chateau Frontenac was an outstanding experience."

Victoria & Hank B - New York, NYNew York: Historic Erie Canal Bike Tour

"We especially liked the relaxed approach to the trip. We were able to leave last each day and take all the stops we wanted, and still get a great workout."

Patricia K - S. Charleston, WVNew York: Historic Erie Canal Bike Tour

"I enjoyed the tour very much and appreciated the daily mileage options. You organization and management of the logistics was simply excellent."

Greg B - Valley Forge, PAGermany: Historic Romantic Road Bike Tour

"We always consider ourselves lucky that we discovered the gem called Classic Adventures. With our high expectations, you never fall short and we always come home with lifelong memories of a good time on a fascinating adventure with the nicest people! We hope to do more trips in the future and hope to see you again."

"A very well run tour - enjoyed all the towns where we stayed. Food was the best of all our bike trips. (15 or so)"

Bob K - S. Charleston, WVNew York: Historic Erie Canal Bike Tour

"This was our third guided tour and it was by far the best of the three! We had a wonderful time."

"It was a really fabulous trip. Thanks so much for your patience, skill, and good humor."

"We love Benton & Sarah. We want to do Greece when it is scheduled for 2015 - but only if Benton and Sarah are our guides!"

"Thank you for your leadership and excellent choice of biking routes, hotels & dining. This was one of our very best trips. Thank you."

Alec & Gail P - Oxnard, CANew York: Finger Lakes Wine Trail Bike Tour

"Thank you so much for this terrific bike trip. We enjoyed it all. Hope we can join you on a future trip."

"Terrific - Challenging - Perfect!"

Nancy A - Nashville, TNTexas: Texas Hill Country Bike Tour

"I came on this trip because Paul (spouse) wanted me to. I ended up having a wonderful time, thanks to your nice routes, but especially Benton, Sarah, & Vander. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and have fun. We really enjoyed our lodging, and the restaurants. All was fantastic!"

"Thank you again for creating and supporting such a great bike trip through Austria's beautiful countryside. That week with Classic was the best part of our tour of Europe. The hotels were comfortable and had good meals, the route was really enjoyable, and you made the whole thing fun with your presence."

"I simply had a wonderful time. Thanks for all you attentiveness. I'll be referring my friends."

"Had a great time - as usual. We liked Bavaria so much, I may just have to sign up for Austria-Salzburg next year!"

"Thanks for another great trip. I look forward to Laurie and I travelling with you next year. This was one of the best groups and tours that I have experienced."

"Dinner at Dale & Dianne's house was awesome. This added to the intimacy of the trip which I think is Classic Adventures' distinguishing point. ..so was having the Hart kids cycling with us on one day."

"If someone is nervous about taking their first bike trip abroad or even in the US go with these people (Classic)! If you are anxious about not being fully supported, go with Classic; they will take really good care of you, your physical and emotional well being... and all your stuff!"

"Thank you so very much for a truly memorable ten days. Seeing Greece with yourthoughtful and learned narratives has been a joyful and breathless experience."

Tom & Julie B - San Mateo, CAGermany: Historic Romantic Road Bike Tour

"Thank you for a most wonderful "Classic Adventure" complete with fabulous meals, accommodations, splendid scenery, castles, churches, private art tours, and of course perfect weather. Hope to see you on another adventure."

"Your arrangements and timely service were well organized. I appreciated the quality of attention and assistance you gave to all of us. The equipment , accommodations, itineraries were great, but your attention to details made us all feel the trip was as best it could simply be."

"The hospitality, accommodations, food, daily activities, and leaders were all first class. We really enjoyed the tour."

"We really appreciated your insights and guidance on our trip, which helped make it so enjoyable and carefree. We were also grateful for your close care of the bikes. When we take our next tour we hope to have you as our guide."

"From Corinth to Olympia it was a Greek adventure! Thanks to both of you for making the trip memorable. Good food, people, & bikes!"

"Thanks again for a great tour of the Finger Lakes! And thank you to Sarah who turned me on to Moby Dick. I hope our paths will cross again!"

"Thanks for making my first trip very enjoyable. I'm sure I'll be back in the future."

"We really enjoyed the family feel of this trip. Thank you again for opening your home to us and for the cocktails, and the chance to meet your parents and children."

"A great tour worth every penny - even if I didn't ride every inch."

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