Testimonials: Some Happy Riders Tales

Hi Will

Just wanted to drop you an email to let you know I received the thumb drive with all the photos from the Haute Route Pyrenees [2015] on it. Almost brought tears to my eyes going over them and remembering what an awesome experience it was. Thanks for this and also thank you again to you and your team for the brilliant tour. Hopefully I'll fire up again soon and join you on another Haute Route tour. Kind regards 

Wade

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015

Could we have made the trip any better? This is by far the best cycling experience I've had. Expertly planned and executed. Your gentle encouragement to keep going to get the most out of each day was most definitely needed. I've since recommended this trip to all of my club and others. 

Pat 

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015

Which was your favourite day out on the bike and why?  Everyday was my favourite day.

Could we have made the trip any better? Thank you Will for a great trip. Everything ran like a well oiled chain! Nothing was ever a problem, you were so flexible. You wrangled all the girls with such ease! I had the best time. I still have a big grin... it was sooooo much fun.

Wendy

Women's Only MTB Rotorua October 2015

Which was your favourite day out on the bike and why? Redwood shuttles - Those trails are insanely good... and not having to pedal up the big hill was nice! 

Chris

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2014

Which was your favourite day out on the bike and why? in the forest with the shuttles, being in such a diverse place with like minded people with the same passion for bikes really made it for me - having Will and his enthusiasm really made me push for that extra pedal stroke everytime.

Another other comments? Honestly I had the best time ever!!!! Had the biggest grin from ear to ear during and at the end of each track and what topped it was the the enthusiasm from both Will and Guy, such top blokes!!! Didn't feel like I was on a 'tour' led by 'tour guides' but was just hanging out with a bunch of chilled cool dudes with just as much passion on the saddle as I had. Everything was organised and set out perfectly, from the cafe choices to the food room haha! No stress or thinking involved, just get up and ride! Definitely going to be a repeat customer!!

Esteban 

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015

Highlight of the trip? Is 'everything' an answer? The room of snacks was gold, the considerate and welcoming vibe from ride leaders on the trails, the skills tips, the fact that dinner was pre-ordered and entrees came out as soon as you sat down, the no thinking part was bonus.

Could we have made the trip any better? You guys are amazing! You do the big stuff so well - travel logistics, bike support, ride leading, accommodation, food etc but its the little things too. You obviously understand what your clients needs and pre-empt e.g. my bike box wasn't taped up ( I had tape in my bag and was going to do it in the morning) but I assume you were packing your tape up and noticed my box open so you left some tape out for me on the box. That was so thoughtful. I haven't really done many tours before but this didn't feel generic or similar to the stereotypical tour and that is worth a lot (making the experience feel unique in some small way).

I did have the best time of my life and really appreciate everything.

Rachel

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015

Highlight of the trip?  Other than the fantastic trails, the fact that everything was just made so easy for us. Impeccably organised making what is a pretty full on week on the bike as easy as it could possibly be. And the amazing like-minded crew to do it all with.

Fiona

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015

Could we have made the trip any better? Will you are a legend, it was so good and pretty much 10 out of 10 so no room to improve. Guy Hirst [the other guide] was great and the hotel was great. Thanks again for great trip and see you soon!

Rupert

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2014

Which was your favourite day out on the bike and why? Any day in the Redwoods.

Always impressed by your trips. 

Gretel

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours SEVEN times to NZ 

Organisation was great, use of the food room and post ride beers plus choices of dining locations were great. Thanks.

Dennis

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015

Highlight of the trip? Riding the Redwoods with like minded people and the shuttles.

Virginia

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015

Could we have made the trip any better? Had an absolutely amazing time. My expectations were high after the last trip [Manly Cycles Rotorua October 2014] and they were all met if not surpassed. I just wish it went for two weeks as I couldnt get enough. Thanks again Will.

Ben

Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Manly Cycles MTB Rotorua October 2014

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 I am still grinning ear to ear, that was just the BEST week!

You thought of everything. Amazing organisation.

From all the great and varied meals, providing mixed starters and a drink inclusive was a welcome surprise, excellent hotel, great care of bikes, you bringing cleaning stuff, helping set up and pack away bikes, perfect management and planning of trails and option to do something else, Day 1 and Day 2 skills were great and very useful, you hiding in bushes photographing was much appreciated or we wouldn't have such great photos as memories, ladies only was great, less competition and pressure than mixed group and great cameraderie. Day 3 [Taupo / Kinloch] afternoon was great to relax.
Second favourite day was Skyline when I got more air than I ever imagined I was capable of.
It was just perfect on every level, thankyou!

Kay 

Women's Only MTB Rotorua October 2015

Highlight of the trip?  Seeing the Australian flag on the bus at the top of every col. 

Could we have made the trip any better?  We chose twowheeltours "blindly" by email after getting info via haute route. Will Levy answered the email immediately and provided great info, reassuring us we had made the right choice. Throughout the trip we were never disappointed. The crew's attention to details made this a super enjoyable hard experience. We were spoiled!! Highly recommend twowheeltours for future cycling adventures. Worth every penny! Thanks guys.

Robert

Haute Route Alps 2015

Hi Will,  It was a great trip. We all had a really good time and will have very fond recollections of our time in Canada.  John Farrow [our tour manager] did a great job. He has a friendly, easy going manner and shows leadership. He is an awesome rider and a great coach.  The food and accommodation was very good / excellent – especially in Whistler. We all had an awesome time. Cheers

Steve

Squamish & Crankworx Whistler - August 2015

Hi Will, just a note to thank you for accommodating me on your tour with Ray.  I thoroughly enjoyed following the guys riding, your team Joe, Laurie, Romain and Gorka were amazing, true gentlemen. I now know why when the men ride one tour with you, they return for 2 and 3 more. The Haute event is an amazing event, something we never see in Australia and your twowheeltours is the icing on the cake for any rider.

 If your OK with me following the the riders with your team I will be back with Ray again in a couple of years. I had a great day with Heather and Gorka with the cooking class followed by a delicious lunch and the trip up Tourmalet. Again a big thankyou to you and your team, a rider or non rider could not be treated any better. twowheeltours have so much respect, not just by riders but also the Haute community and organisers/volunteers. Kind Regards

Karen

Haute Route Pyrenees Non Rider 2015

Highlight of the trip? Finishing the Triple Crown. Having fun with Gerald [one of the lead motor bike support riders]. Riding with Will. All of the people, staff, riders and HR volunteers.

Could we have made the trip any better? No Will, it was great thanks to you and your superb staff best trip of my life (and I've done a few).

Howard

Haute Route Triple Crown Rider - Pyrenees, Alps & Dolomites 2015 plus repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2013

Thanks again for a truly memorable ride.

Jonathan

Haute Route Dolomites 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2012, Pyrenees 2013 and Dolomites 2014

Thank you, and your team for making my Haute Route experience the best.  I’ve been home for a couple of days now and have been able to enjoy the event again as I tell folks about it. Cheers.

Dave

Haute Route Alps 2015

Hi Will - Thanks so much for your support, and that of the team, during the three weeks. Amazing experience - still absorbing it.

Highlight of the trip? There were many, but most particularly (1) the comraderie among the twowheeltours riders, (2) the hot shower after the descent of the Col d'Izoard [a wet stage during the HR Alps] (3) staying at the Negresco in Nice and (4) crossing the finish line on the final stage [in Venice after the Triple Crown].

Which was your favourite day out on the bike and why? A few contenders, but probably Day 4 of the Haute Route Alps - Serre Chevalier to Les Deux Alps (via Lautaret, Galibier, Croix de Fer and Les Deux Alps). A long day, but I felt strong, the weather was good, the climbs were spectacular.

Could we have made the trip any better? It was a fantastic trip. It was everything I had hoped it would be - and more. It was memorable, epic, extremely mentally and physically taxing, and there was great comraderie among the twowheeltours riders.

 

My number one tip to anyone considering doing a Haute Route (particularly if they are contemplating doing the Triple Crown) is: do it through twowheeltours.

 

Will, Laurie, Joe, Romain and Gorka carry a big load, looking after everything from booking meals and accommodation, getting your bags from one place to the next, providing on-course support, taking care of mechanicals, attending briefings, giving you massages, and organising transfers, which leaves you to concentrate solely on your cycling. It is worth every cent. Their experience and care guarantee you will get the best out of the Haute Route experience, and you will have a lot of fun along the way.

Adrian

Haute Route Triple Crown Rider - Pyrenees, Alps & Dolomites 2015

Thanks Will and all Your staff: Laurie, Joe, Romain and Gorka for an incredible job and support and for making me feel like a little piece of your cycling family.

Luis

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2014

I am very appreciative of all the help, looking after my bike and making sure we were always well prepared for the next days riding.

Ian

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015

Could we have made the trip any better? Will, as discussed the TWT team and you have matured into a fantastic provider of top class cycling tours. It is hard to think of anything that you need to improve. Some other highlights for me that are worth mentioning are: - Joe handing me a cup of tea at the top of a cold wet climb. - Unloading all my unwanted gear onto Laurie when I had warmed up. - Relaxing massage from Romain. The support offered by the TWT team does wonders to making the Haute Route more enjoyable and allowing me to concentrate on and enjoy the riding despite the challenging conditions. A great job and 10 out of 10. Thanks!

Grant

Haute Route Dolomites 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2012, Haute Route Pyrenees 2013, Haute Route Dolomites 2014

Could we have made the trip any better?  We have nothing but praise for the TWT team, there is nothing more that could've been done - another sterling performance by the crew. We said after doing our first trip with TWT that we'd back (and we were) and we're happy to say that after our second trip we intend being back again. We really couldn't ask anything more of the service that TWT provides. In a word you guys are "magnifico"!

Detlef and Lisa

Haute Route Dolomites 2015 - repeat rider and non-rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Pyrenees 2013

We have very fond memories of our trip. It's quite an event and TWT made made it extra special. We still can't get over the energy you put into it--truly impressive (you deserve a nice break)!

A review from his newsletter:

A tip of the Hat: Our twowheeltours leader, Will Levy, rode each stage; took photos of us and posted them that evening; meticulously organized his support team and all the logistics; seemed to ride as fast as he wanted…..Oh, he also rode the Haute Route Pyrenees the week before and Haute Route Dolomites the week after (over 180,000 feet of climbing—6 “Everests”)!

Henry

Haute Route Alps 2015

THANKS again for another amazing HR experience ... again your Crew were fantastic.

Owen

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2014

Hi Will & Team,

What a week! No more arrows to follow, no one to assist us and we had to think for ourselves.  Outrageous, but we survived.  We have many magic moments from the Haute Route we wish to thank you for.  Both of us are proud of our effort and results during the event but more importantly we are appreciative of the assistance from you and your team to make it effortless for us.  Well done also to all the triple crowners for finishing...I am in awe.  The past week has included much banter about Haute Route 2017. Possible triple/double crown so no doubt you will hear from us in the near future.  Thanks again. 

Brian and Dianne 

Haute Route Alps 2015

Dear Will

Just want to say thanks for a great trip. Thanks to Gorka, Joe, Romaine and Laurie. I had a blast. Still love my bike and only gained one kg. All muscle??? Have a good break and looking forward to next year already. Cheers for now. 

Bryan

Haute Route Triple Crown Rider - Pyrenees, Alps & Dolomites 2015 plus repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2014

Thanks once again to you and the team for a great tour through the Pyrenees!!!

Simon

Haute Route Pyrenees 2015 - repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2014

Hi Will

Thanks again for all your help and support. It's been a hell of a three weeks. Great trip, great crew & organisation. Could not have done it without you.  You are a legend Mr Levy!

David 

Haute Route Triple Crown Rider - Pyrenees, Alps & Dolomites 2015 plus repeat rider with twowheeltours from Haute Route Alps 2013

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