Testimonials: Some Happy Riders Tales

We really enjoyed our time in the Dolomites and going with twowheeltours makes it a lot more fun and pleasant.

Henry

Haute Route Dolomites 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Alps 2015

Many thanks Will, Laurie and staff. As a bit of a weekend weekend warrior, I was cooked four hours into a scorching Stage 1. Will scraped me off the side of the road, rehydrated me, dragged me up the next climb and got me to Pra Loup. This was the theme for the week. Superb meals, hotels and race support gave us every chance to excel. I went in hoping to avoid the sag wagon, but acheived much more. Smashing it now on the roads back home and looking forward to HR 2018.

Matt

Haute Route Alps 2017

This past year I've departed the world of three sports (triathlon) for one of only cycling. Coupled with the want to congratulate myself for staying alive for 30 years and needing to validate my solo sport modality beyond initialized by injury, I sought out what I thought sounded like the most grueling cycling race I could legally sign up for with no qualification process. I landed on the inaugural Haute Route Rockies as it had many quantifiable but not relatable to me, kilometers to pedal, hills to go ascend and descend, and added bonuses like gravel all at altitudes well above sea level. 
 
There were peaks and troughs in life and training in the lead up. Doubt, questions of privilege, balance, and even attendance were present in both. But I got there and to both to start line and finish line in the end. 
 
Having completed the race, the final total kilometers, elevation gained, percent grades, amount of gravel ridden, general ranking upon completion, whether I was prepared or not prepared, still don't have a relation to me. What I do know is that I decided not to stop although I just spotted, in the wild, my first momma bear and cub because I was in a timed section and working this valley as no other rider could. I'll remember the blank stare of a yellow-bellied marmot as I inched my way up Independence Pass, again not stopping because the end of the timed section couldn't be too much further. (The end was still about 40 minutes away and at my speed the Garmin had probably already auto-paused.) I'll remember the ABBA song bouncing around the canyon walls and in my head hours later that had been projected in the early morning from a team follow car that had long since passed. I'll remember deciphering what I assume is Polish because of the flag icon on the Haute Route race numbers in front of me for 'how is this girl still with us' as my bunch suddenly veered off and I continued on my own. Lastly, I'll remember calculating how long it would take for the next rider to find me, should a bear cross my path, upset I didn't respect the first bear sighting by at least coasting my bike and this new bear would set it right by knocking me from my bike as I climbed this endless gravel nightmare of a road towards yet another giant rock for what seemed like ages. I guesstimate about the time it took to read that sentence; the run-on was purposeful. 
 
I am thankful for completing what I set out to do. It took friends to place things into perspective and it took training rides arranged before what most consider a reasonable riding time many times over. I'm immensely thankful for a miscommunication that brought most riders half a day late to start of stage 7 in Colorado Springs because it gave our tour group a chance to decompress and visit the federal lockup where the likes of Timothy McVeigh had been detained. I say likes of because the US still practices capital punishment. That was a a lighthearted joke about American policies if you missed it.
 
Like most millennials, I've earned praise for just being present and participating, but I at least smiled despite obvious exertion when others could not. It was great, it was fabulous, you can make it a race to push yourself or a riding experience when you think you can't. I haven't solved anything or done anything unique, there will still be peaks and troughs, but I stuck to my guns and deservedly earned some grit. 
Kristin 
Haute Route Rockies 2017

As a three-time client, Will keeps raising the bar. The level of service and attention to detail is unbelievable and always makes for a memorable Haute Route experience.

Mark

Haute Route Alps 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Alps 2014 & Haute Route Rockies 2017

Will and his twowheeltours team provided an exceptional Haute Route ride experience !!! highly recommend......

Ben 

Haute Route Dolomites 2017

twowheeltours are the real deal in seamlessly combining knowledge and professionalism with genuine individual care and interest. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Eimear
Haute Route Dolomites 2017

Hi Will, Thank you for the wonderful week in Dolomites, your great support and your marvelous staff makes me feel really well. It was very enjoyable and rewarding.

Luis

Haute Route Dolomites 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Dolomites 2016 - Alps 2015

twowheeltours is the difference between making it truly memorable vs truly stressful.

Phil

Haute Route Pyrenees 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Dolomites 2016

Another superbly organised and run trip. Even with the worst weather that the Dolomites could throw at us - causing the cancellation of a stage for the first time in Haute Route history - the TWT crew did not miss a beat. Travelling with TWT is the ONLY way to do the Haute Route.

Adrian

Haute Route Dolomites 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Triple 2015 & Haute Route Rockies 2017

Without a doubt I will return and do HR again and I will only do it with Will and his team. The trip was incredibly well run, the level of professionalism and care shown was exceptional. It was like living in a little bubble where everything was taken care of, really, I've never experienced anything like it, to the point that it all seems a bit surreal looking back on it now a few weeks later. Then I see the HR finishers medal sitting on my desk and realise it wasn't all a dream!

Dave

Haute Route Pyrenees 2017

TWT have it down packed, their service is second to none. The only thing you need to worry about is how to get from the start to the finish line each day. TWT will look after everything else from delivering your bags to the hotel, breakfast and dinner, bike maintenance and nightly briefings. TWT are the professionals when it comes to looking after the client 1st on events such as the Haute Route. Thank you Will & team. A+

Ben

Haute Route Alps 2017

What impressed me most about twt was Will's amazing attitude and the fact that he rides with us. He knows exacly what you need during and after the race and that's why you get an excellent service as a participant.

Alvi 

Haute Route Pyrenees 2017

Thanks Will - Really enjoyed the event. Thank you to you and your team. Fantastic. My ultimate sporting achievement!
Warwick
Haute Route Pyrenees 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Dolomites 2015

For an enthusiastic, 65 year old cyclist, the HR Pyrenees was always a "crazy" target. My wife and cycling mates kept repeating this to me. I hoped that 10 months of training and some long distance weeks of training in the hills would prepare me but until the start in Anglet, the anxiety about my ability to finish the week remained. From the moment we arrived in Anglet and met the twowheeltours support crew, my confidence grew that I would be OK. Every day was so hard, fast paced bunches on the flat sections, repeated, long, steep climbs, much steeper at times than expected really tested my stamina and confidence. But seeing Quentin, Jerome and Laurie at the feed stations, their smiles, practical help with food and drinks and their encouragement made such a difference. Will Levy frequently dropped back through the bunch to ride with us and to offer support, again so important. This was one of those life events for me, not to be repeated but so pleased I did it, especially with my brother. I could not have achieved this without the TWT organisation, support and encouragement.

Phil

Haute Route Pyrenees 2017

Highlight of the trip?  The sense of camaradiere from the bunch of guys on the trip, and the great hosting by Will and Gorka.

Which was your favourite day out on the bike and why? The epic Tourmalet + Aspin + Peyresourde. Real sense of achievement.

The perfect European cycling escape from the southern hemisphere winter.

Graeme

Private San Sebastian and Pyrenees Tour 2017

Hello, I am back at work enjoying the NZ winter which is wet and cold. I would like to thank both of you for yet again providing us with an outstanding cycling experience,  I really enjoyed the cycling but also camaraderie and friendship. If you are a bike enthusiast and love the challenge of riding some of Europe's best bike routes then twowheeltours is the way to go. Superbly organised, excellent value, good fun and the only thing you need to worry about is what colour lycra to wear in the morning and riding your bike. Cheers

Noel

Private San Sebastian and Pyrenees Tour 2017 - Repeat Rider from 2015

Thanks. Again the two of you were fabulous. Very professional and exceptionally organised.

David

Private San Sebastian and Pyrenees Tour 2017

twt uses local knowledge to put together great rides in interesting places and then allows you to focus all your energy on ridng while they take care of the rest.

Bruce

Private San Sebastian and Pyrenees Tour 2017 - Repeat Rider from 2015

A cycling and culinary fest.

Your organisation is impeccable and the whole trip was fantastic. Thanks to you and Gorka for your hard work.

Geoff

Private San Sebastian and Pyrenees Tour 2017 - Repeat Rider from 2015

Until you've experienced the riding in Europe (and the Pyrenees) you cannot really imagine it. Up hills are challenging. Downhills are exillerating. It was obvious the variety of locations, views and food was well thought out by twowheeltours. And Will knew the roads, with the support vehicle always available to allow pure focus on the riding.

Bevan

Private San Sebastian and Pyrenees Tour 2017

Could we have made the trip any better?  The support from the TWT team is very welcome and makes the riding so much better and easier to manage.

Eleri

Haute Route Rockies 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Pyrenees 2013

Highlight of the trip?  Just one? The biggest highlight was the comraderie among the TWT team. In particular, it was great to ride with David, Will, Ray and Darrell again, and to catch up with Laurie.

Could we have made the trip any better?  TWT's organisation was, as always, faultless. Had a great trip.

Adrian

Haute Route Rockies 2017 - Repeat Haute Route Triple 2015

Will, As always you did a great job.

Mark

Haute Route Rockies 2017 - Repeat Alps 2014

You do a top notch job Will.

Brent

Haute Route Rockies 2017

Could we have made the trip any better? It was fantastic. A fabulous first time on the HR and I will be back for sure :)

Kristin

Haute Route Rockies 2017

Could we have made the trip any better? The service and staff was awesome. The TWT staff support, Will's wheel on some climbs and the Colorados landscapes.

Stefan

Haute Route Rockies 2017

Hi Will, Thanks again for another fantastic trip with twowheeltours ushering us through the magnanimous Rocky Mountains. You and your staff make it seamless and easy for us to focus on the task at hand: miles and miles of exhilaration (and much needed recuperation!) We also cherish the new friendships we make along the way. Have a great rest of the season. Sincerely, 
Davida and Randy
Haute Route Rockies 2017 - Repeat Alps 2016
Thanks again for taking such good care of us last week. Cheers
Darrell
Haute Route Rockies 2017 - Repeat HR Dolomites 2014 + Pyrenees 2015 + Alps 2016

Will, you put on an awesome event and I’d have no hesitation in recommending you to others who might want to host this type of event. 

Becky

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Charity Ride 2017

Highlight of the trip? The way it's organised.

Which was your favourite day out on the bike?  Difficult to pick and chose but riding in the rain was like being a kid again. We would normally never ride in those conditions. At 49 years of age I thought that was cool!

Darren

Crankworx Rotorua MTB Tour March 2017

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