Those who know me understand that all my trips have an adventurous element to them. I rarely take the obvious routes, much preferring the back roads to straight-line highways. The riding, the roads and the destination take priority over plush accommodation. And of course, we try to encourage great company!
a much greater spread of destinations has been offered in previous years, for 2020, we’re concentrating once again on the UK National Parks and the French Alps, whilst still adding a touch more adventure with our seventh trip into The Himalayas (Nepal). For the first time this year, we’re adding a new destination – the Tibetan Plateau. We’ll be riding from Kathmandu in Nepal, into Tibet, and cruising “The Top of the World” to Lhasa, returning to Nepal via Everest Base Camp (Tibetan side).
EPIC!! Great views
I’ve also joined Bill on two Nepal Tours, the first time alone and the second with my partner who also rides. To sum these trips up in one word is simple….. EPIC!! Great views, incredible and challenging riding, a real flavour of the true Nepal and an amazing support crew are all on the agenda. If you’ve never ridden anywhere like Nepal then you should definitely try this!
Many great memories
The Alps Tour (2008) remains a highlight of my life. Many great memories of a real ‘adventure’. It never felt overly prescribed, in fact it felt spontaneous, like a bunch of mates out for a 10-day ride. The roads and routes that Bill chose were challenging and rewarding, with breathtaking scenery and great food and beverage stops along the way. Can’t imagine any better roads in the world to ride. I came from Canada and it was my first time on a ‘big bike’ (600cc) and I worried I was taking on more than I could handle, but Bill and the rest of the group we had that year were encouraging and supportive, and made sure I was never left behind! Great comraderie, loads of laughs and lifelong friends were made. If I lived in the UK or Europe, I’d be attending more of Bill’s tours on a regular basis.
I’ve been on several tours with Bike Tours Uk and each and every one of them has been a brilliant experience. Twice on the Best of Three tour we’ve been blessed with largely excellent weather and the small village in which we stayed was stunning with homely local pubs, good grub and a friendly welcoming atmosphere. Having run the trip for years Bills and sniffed out all the best roads to ride including some quite challenging Lake District passes.