Testimonials

WHAT OUR
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We are honored by the glowing feedback that we receive daily from our travelers. Since 1996, our guests score excellent across all categories. The enthusiastic and heartfelt endorsements of our guests are a tremendous source of pride for DuVine– and an important and highly credible source of information for you. Our travelers tell us that we constantly offer the highest quality services at the best value. Please contact us for local references.

Steven G. Bordeaux Bike Tour
We had a fabulous time! The guides, Adam and Jimmy were amazing. They were knowledgeable, which enhanced our learning experience about the region and its wines. Adam and Jimmy managed our large group (14 riders) extremely well, making sure we were all on route, advising us of busy roads where we had to take extra care (these were thankfully far and few between). The lodgings on this tour were magnificent. We stayed in unique, luxurious chateaux set in the middle of Bordeaux vineyards, and were treated to impeccable meals and service. The wine tastings were at well respected and highly ranked establishments; I really appreciate that your company was able to arrange such top end visits. The biking tour itself was well planned; the rides were enjoyable, but not so strenuous as to detract from the spectacular scenery we were riding through. All in all, this tour exceeded our expectations. Thanking for arranging and making possible such a phenomenal experience, which my wife and I will treasure for our lifetimes.

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Judy F. + Chuck F. Verona + Lake Garda Bike Tour
Our recent tour to Verona and Lake Garda was simply spectacular! Tour guides Alice and Valentino made a very special vacation even more so by arranging a retirement celebration on my last day of military active duty following a 34 year career. It was a surprise and incredible delight! And between Alice's dee-jay and Valentino's musical talents, we had a theme song for our international group that united us in a very memorable way. This tour was perfect in terms of pacing length of rides and difficulty. An excellent balance of distances and difficulty for the "occasional" rider. Plus, the scenery was fabulous. This was our second DuVine tour, and we now consider ourselves true DuViners...there is so much more to experience on bike, and we intend to be back.

Tags: beginner guides riding level service


Lorraine A. Chef On Wheels Costa Brava Bike Tour
I have been on so many adventure travel trips that when David mentioned our taking one so soon after we had come home from Tuscany, I can actually say I was not that enthused. Then I read about the Costa Brava trip, and the description online was so enticing I could not resist. After returning from the trip, I realize now the words fell short of the beauty of the DuVine experience in Costa Brava. The extras, such as the Salvador Dali Museum with an outstanding guide and the schooner exploring the wild coast, set it apart from any other trip. Traveling with our chef Seamus brought an entire new dimension to the food experience, and I loved how you and he made everyone feel we were part of an extended family! You blended art, culture, food, and exhaustion into a recipe for a fantastic life. The quality of the guides and the knowledge they shared allowed me to rationalize my hedonism as a learning experience!

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Ben F. Tuscany Bike Tour
This tour exceeded my expectations. I have traveled the world and taken many small group tours and this is my favorite. DuVine is truly lucky to have Arien and Valentino as guides. They have in depth knowledge of the area, food, wine and history as well as being tremendous cyclists. They are by far my favorite guides I have traveled with anywhere in the world. They did a great job at accommodating guests of all riding abilities but they truly enjoyed riding the extra miles with me everyday. My favorite part of the trip other than riding was spending the evening at the home of Domenico and Lina. They truly made me feel a part of the family. The local experiences that I would not find on my own is what I appreciated. Every need was anticipated and taken care of. The small things like espresso breaks and cold drinks and fresh fruit were great. I don't like having one free drink and getting nickeled and dimed for every other drink on some other trips I have taken. Great wines with no limit was nice. I was still hungry one night after a tough day of riding and it was nice to order a steak without pulling my wallet out! I will be traveling with DuVine in 2016!

Tags: Cycling guides inclusions local connections mixed abilities service


Patricia L. Rioja Bike Tour
Thanks for pushing me a little on our Spain trip. It was the incentive and confidence builder I needed. On return to Napa, I did a climb I'd been avoiding in good form, even beating some of the more regular, confident riders (all of whom were encouraging me on). You encouragement and suggestions broke some barriers I'd built since my accident. We had a great time. The Rioja ride is another high point of our travel with DuVine. It is really hard to pick a favorite.

Tags: beginner Cycling guides service

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