Peak Tours was established by Steve Coackley in 2007. Born and bred in the High Peak or Dark Peak area of the Peak District Steve has walked and cycled extensively throughout the Peak District for many years. Prior to setting up Peak Tours Steve cycled around the world on an unsupported trip along with three friends from Scotland, China & Australia. The journey took Steve through Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, USA & Ireland covering 12,700 miles in eight months. All travel by land was by bike and the group carried everything they needed to be self sufficient. Apart from getting arrested in the Xinjang autonomous region of Western China on suspicion of being spies the tour was generally trouble free. On returning home Steve left his career in finance to work as a tour leader for the adventure travel company Explore Worldwide, leading walking & cycling tours in Turkey, China, India, Poland, Ukraine, Macedonia, Greece, Finland & Bulgaria.
After working with Explore, Steve founded Peak Tours which provided Cycling & Walking Holidays in the Peak District and also Cycle Hire in the Peak District. In 2010 Steve and his small team did their first Lands End to John o’GroatsCycle tour quickly followed by the Coast to Coast tour. Over the next few years they provided more and more LEJOG tours and also added the Way of the Roses route. They soon realised that people had such a good time on the LEJOG tours that they wanted similar holidays run in the same way and so the idea behind the Dover to Cape Wrath tour was born (opposite two corners to the LEJOG). In 2014 they ventured abroad and started the Moselle to Mozart Cycle in Germany & Austria and then in 2015 they started the extremely popular Channel to the Med tours from one end of France to the other. Each year they continue to research and add new tours to their repertoire and thoroughly enjoy meeting all the new people who join the Peak Tours caravan and also catching up with those long serving cyclists who keep coming back for more and have become good friends.
After working as a ‘one man band’ for many years Steve soon realised that he needed help with the running of the business and also needed more and more guides to lead the tours. Now with three full time staff and over thirty guides, Peak Tours continues to grow and there are many new tours in the pipeline so watch this space!
A former Butlins Red Coat, Cruise Director on the ocean wave
Oh my ….. how now …. shall I spend my days?
Swimming, running, cycling, hiking & mountain biking. Living the dream & living on the edge – That’s just my kinda’ liking!
Former Roller derby player, horse rider and so much more. Life for me has never been a bore. Backpacking; Peru, Bolivia, Chile & New Zealand to mention a few
Mountain biking & Cycling; Sahara Desert, LEJOG, London to Paris, Vietnam & Cambodia and still many more bike rides to do
Now a fully qualified CYTECH bike mechanic & Mountain Bike Guide, my Road bike & Mountain bike are forever by my side!
A wanderlust at heart, adventure seeker too, Bring on the adventure, bring on the delight. I look forward to our Peak Tours Adventure to take flight!
I became involved with Peak Tours thanks to a good friend of mine, I help out with the logistics of the tours and I take pleasure in supporting the cyclists and making sure that their tea break is going to be just what they need to keep on going. As well as the obvious food, drink, I believe that offering encouragement and fun are just as important. Being bilingual is a great asset for all aspects of my role.
I live in the South West of France, where I was born, but have spent 15 wonderful years in the North West of England, in Mossley near Saddleworth. I came back to France a few years ago but I miss the North West and visit my friends there regularly.
Although cycling is fairly new to me, I regularly go hiking and camping in the Pyrenees. In the winter I go skiing and snowshoeing. When I lived in Mossley I trad climbed and hiked.
Cycling mad Graham is in his element when he is on his bike or fixing them. As well as leading numerous Peak Tours Graham is also the Peak Tours in house bike mechanic and when not leading tours or delivering first aid courses he can often be found in our workshop tinkering with something or other.
I am married with two grown up children and one granddaughter. I have been cycling for over forty years and cycle with Clitheroe Cycling Club. I have been going on touring holidays in the UK and Europe riding tandems and solo bikes for the last eighteen years. To mark a significant birthday I decided to ride the LEJOG with Peak Tours. Since then I ridden the inaugural Moselle to Mozart and Channel to Med tours. On the Channel to Med tour I asked Steve if I could join the team as a Guide. Steve gave me my first tour guiding the Moselle to Mozart last year and has signed me up to do three more trips this year. I am really looking forward to meeting old and new friends this summer on tour.
I am the newest edition to the Peak Tours machine, working mainly in the office to help keep things ticking over and occasionally being let out of my cage to help as a guide on tours if I am good. Before working here I have had a pretty varied past work wise having spent 3 years working on Windermere as a ranger and before that I lived in the Netherlands for 8 years working as a manager at Nike where I also met my wife-to-be cunningly disguised as a barmaid at the local pub. Before that I was a lifeguard, swimming teacher and bar manager, I very clearly have a low threshold for dealing with repetition… I spend any free time I have, and a lot where I really should be doing other things, outdoors either trekking and/or wild camping. The outdoors is my happy place. I have known Steve, the boss, for many years and luckily for me I was available when he needed some help and I hope he will continue needing my help for a long time to come.
Our most experienced guide Nigel has led numerous tours including the Lands End to John o’Groats, Dover to Cape Wrath, Way of the Roses, Coast to coast, Mizen Head to Malin Head and was instrumental in setting up our popular Channel to the Med tour. A true Francophile Nigel is most happy when cycling through the splendid French countryside and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Nigel is passionate about tour leading and is an extremely valued member of the Peak Tours team.
All the B&B’s and hotels were excellent. Clean and comfy beds, tea/coffee making facilities, lovely bathrooms and great breakfasts.
Day 2 was the hardest by far but offered the best views.
A wonderful array of treats from the van and a great cuppa made for us by your excellent staff.
It was extremely well-planned and everything ran smoothly.
What superb guides. They provided enough input and still treated everyone with the utmost respect and sensitivity.
Ann Wilson, 3 Day Aug 2017
Romantic scenery, quiet roads and generally well signposted. The tour was very well organised. The brew and lunch stops were in the right places. We always had good instructions for the day.
Paula Wood 4 Day Sept 2017
Group size: Just right because we all went with small groups and sometimes found yourself with a different group which made it good to make friends with all the group.
Stephen Taylor 4 Day Sept 2017
The ride provided constant views and was a pleasure, ever-changing light, weather and company. It offered challenges for inexperienced cyclists but these were achievable with effort, which just helped the sense of achievement at the end of the day. The quiet roads selected were fantastic and really added to the experience.
Really detailed and must have taken a lot of time to compile. Thank you! It was great to have these beforehand too.
Superb, everything went smoothly, at least from my perspective. It was such a pleasure just to ride and choose food knowing we were supported by experienced and friendly tour leaders.
As above, the combination of the personalities in the team worked really well. Graham was constantly smiling and everything was ‘brilliant’. He adjusted my gears at the end of day 1, and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble.
I had 2 punctures on the last day and Dave took a lot of time to help us, always with a smile and a relaxed manner. Hamish was also really considerate with the whole group.The balance the 3 guides achieved between being present and accessible was perfect.I think having the backup took all of the strain out of the holiday, which is why we didn’t do it independently.
I have recommended the tour to friends already. Your company deserves success and the praise and repeat bookings it receives.
I loved the tour experience, the mix of people, the challenge and the whole spirit, which was set by the team and their relaxed, supportive way of being with everyone. Well done Peak Tours!!! Can I work for you? ???
Jane Harris, 4 Day Sept 2017
Had a wonderful time, haven’t hesitated to recommend Peak Tours
Keith Parkinson, 4 Day Sept 2017
Outstanding. To cross the country with minimal traffic interaction is remarkable.
The brew van is brilliant. When tired I soon learned to see a mirage of the red van oasis.
Can’t wait for my next one.
Steve Moorby, 4 Day Sept 2017
Generally the standard of accommodation was excellent.
Beautiful, well planned scenic route, loved cycling past farmers fields.
Excellent, very well organised. All the tour guides were excellent. Very knowledgeable and considerate. Great fun too! Have already recommended Peak Tours to my friends. Keep up the good work!
Michelle Borrell, 4 Day Sept 2017
Hats off to Tony and Paul – great job!
Bob Graham October 3 Day 2017
Excellent. Challenging climbs, especially the one out of Settle – real killer that one. I have used Peak Tours before and the food stops were excellent – same service provided here. I would recommend Peak Tours to any cyclist.
Les Allen 4 Day September 2017
Thanks for a wonderful WOTR. Graham, Hamish and Dave could not have been more professional, sensitive to us all and courteous at all times. It was a pleasure to be on the trip. I felt comfortable and safe at all times.
I will definately recommend Peak Tours.
Ann Wilson 4 Day September 2017
We had a very enjoyable time. Organisation was good. Information excellent. Would do it again.
Jayne Davidson, Pride and Prejudice Country 2017
Would definitely book again and have already recommended to several friends
Emma Flanagan Pure Peak District Tour 2017
Welcoming and pretty rooms. Good breakfast too! Very enjoyable overall, thank you!
Sara Simon, Pride and Prejudice Country 2017
Absolutely unique and gorgeous country combining wonderful scenery with delightful villages. Walking through pastures, up and over ridges, along ancient bridleways – completely unique experience not found in the U.S. More rugged than we expected, given the lower elevations – luckily we are in decent fitness and a very kind person and all transfers/meet ups worked perfectly. The package of materials and OS maps was really good and allowed us to just set off in a totally unfamiliar landscape.
We thoroughly enjoyed the combination of beauty, fun and challenge. Thanks for putting this together.
Heidi and Dan Koester, High Peak Rambler 2017
I have been on a variety of self-guided walking and cycling tours in both the UK and Europe with a number of different tour companies and I can sincerely say that Peak Tours has been one of the best. Both in terms of organisation, support material, selected routes and value for money. I really cannot find fault with any aspect of the tour. Honestly feel as if it had been created on a bespoke basis to my personal specification. Will obviously not be to everyone’s subjective taste but for me it could not have been any better for your perspective. Well done!
J McAra, Glacial Gorges 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour, you have devised a beautiful route. The view from Win Hill was stunning.
Helen Howe, High Peak Rambler 2017
I was amazed at the German paths, outstanding. I must have said at least a dozen times on the cycle, how do you find these routes? The first week was challenging in parts. The route in Austria was fabulous cycling along the Danube, beautiful.
The food? Amazing, I loved every mouthful. I am particularly fond of nuts and fruit, I couldn’t believe my eyes at the first stop, I thought I had reached food paradise! ALL the food was amazing!
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
Ann Keogh Godsall, July 2017
We had a great cycle and I was very impressed with Peak Tours. Tina and Connie were brilliant.
Veronica Evans July 2017
Amazing views (roads not so good). Italy so beautiful.
10 out of 10. Best tour I have done by far. Down to team and route.
Clive Hill, Sept 2017
I was in very good hotels throughout. Much higher standard than France (though the quirky French places had their charm). Good showers, good towels, comfortable beds, friendly staff.
Almost all the lunches were great, the buffets especially, and they were very good substitutes for the picnics and a chance to get lots of veg. Also some very good pasta, would be nice to have some salad as well sometimes. I really enjoyed the buffet lunches; I like trying lots of new things and thought they were reasonable value and avoided the problem of slow service for a group.
Another Peak Tours success. I would do this trip again because I love Italy and would like to do the missed day from Sienna to Citta. It was tough but hard to see how any day could be shorter and the rest day in Sienna worked well.
Lindsay Stead, Sept 2017
All hotels were a high standard. Meals good and friendly staff.
Route was very scenic. Beautiful Tuscan countryside. The climbs were about right I would say, about the same as the French trip. Overall this was a real experience. I had not been to Italy before and this gave me a very good taste of all the different parts of the country. Cities were brilliant (Siena) and the mix of landscapes was incredible.
John Pointon, September 2017
Overall the tour was well put together and the guides were excellent in the way they helped and supported all the riders. They made the right decision in cancelling a ride from Sienna because of rainstorms.
The route was well planned with an excellent mixture of flat stretches and hills.
The tour leader Tina and Johnny and Sam worked extremely hard to ensure all of the group were supported and were able to enjoy the cycling through wonderful scenery and enjoy the nights in the historic cities that we passed through.
Anonymous, sept 2017
Fab route, enjoyed the optional ride on the rest day. Usual Peak Tours attention to detail whilst having the freedom to do your own thing at the same time. Keep up the good work!
Ray Thorn Sept/Oct 2017
I think probably the best Peak Tours I have been on (though Dover to Cape Wrath was also great). I was looking forward to fantastic scenery, food and drink and it did not disappoint on any front!
Robin Grimmer, Sept/Oct 2017
Tina, Rob and Johnny were super, couldn’t fault any of them and they went the extra mile especially following mechanicals.
Dorian Long Sept/Oct 2017
We just couldn’t fault Tina, Johnny and Rob. They were in every respect always cheerful, prepared to grapple with all/any problem whether technical or organisational. The brew van stops work well, bags to rooms eat in / eat out etc
Stephen West Sept/Oct 2017
I enjoyed the mixture of flat and hilly countryside, the opportunity to visit the cities and the freedom to follow the route at our own pace. The leaders kept track of everyone without making me feel chaperoned from point to point.
Very well organised, from bike pick-ups/drop offs, airport meet/drop off, all hotel receptions handled for us and suitcases taken to rooms, route closures identified before we got there and re-routes indicated. All brew stops and lunches as planned.
I can’t fault the organisation or even suggest improvements. I’ll certainly be recommending Peak Tours to my cycling friends.
Norman Band, Sept/Oct 2017
I enjoyed it thoroughly and it touched on several different and interesting areas and centres. A very good introduction to the cycling that Italy has to offer.
I would recommend it warmly to anyone but especially to those who have already done something similar and substantial before.
Henry Slater, June 2017
The route took us through some stunning scenery, showing off the variety of different environments that make up the different regions. The roads were generally quiet and I liked the fact that much of it was on cycle paths.
Great group size, most people got on with each other – good for evenings too.
The Tour guides worked hard to ensure there were no hiccups.
Beautiful scenery / company / food. Amazing way to see a country.
Dom and Nikki Ellis, June 2017
Cycle paths on days one and two were a revelation in terms of Italy’s commitment to cycling
The mix of hills/roads//flat/undulations provided variety and significant challenges
As good as France Caen to Nice. Tough as LEJOG, a good mix of terrain and road surfaces (mainly good) really challenging at times (I like that) and we met usual mix of great personalities in other customers and guides.
Peter Minoughan June 2017
I really enjoyed the tour, especially the scenery as we went through the areas of Northern Italy. We had great weather which helped, though a little too hot at times so plenty of re – hydration required!
Dave Richards June 17
The Italian Job was brilliant. I loved it. It was very very hard and so hot. I have never experienced 38 - 40 degrees before let alone cycle steep climbs in such heat!
Nevertheless, I still loved it.
The guides were brilliant and really supportive and encouraging - I had a few mishaps early on and was getting in late hot and tired but they helped me along
It was a great group too - supportive and fun.
Mostly lovely hotels. And fabulous ice cream!! And lots yummy fruit 😀
Fenella Ritson June 2017
First of all a massive thank you for what Chris and me thought was a really successful wonderful trip which we both really enjoyed and have returned fully invigorated if not a bit tired! The fact that it was worked so well for a first trip showed how much work you all put into it.
Fran Lawrenson May 2017
I enjoyed the wide range of ages and the group worked so well together. 13 men and 13 women – a good mix!
Nigel, Tony and Trevor were all excellent, a very good team! Everything that had to be done was completed with a smile and good banter. With what happened with dogs and ferries… nothing was a major problem!
I enjoyed it so much, it’s one I will cycle again! Maybe next year!
John Standen, Aug/Sept 2017
Very satisfied with the overall product, will always highly recommend.
A highly satisfied customer. Currently considering French end to end in 2019
Dave Cordrey, Aug/Sept 2017
As always the guides were truly excellent. Despite quite a few challenges they were calm and very professional. ‘Chapeau!’ (and not forgetting the back room staff in Glossop)
Ian Hope, August 2017
A great selection of rooms, always room for two and two suitcases. Good breakfasts including porridge. Clean rooms.
Recommended to all.
Hannah Marshall, June 2017
Without exception all accommodation exceeded expectation. The best rooms had a bath which was very valuable when wanting to ease aching muscles at the end of the day.
Jim Randles June 2017
Superb scenery, very quiet roads. Most days not too long, except it took 10 hours on day 8 to Portnoo, but I blame the head wind!
Claire Watson Sept 2017
Extremely scenic and lots of quiet back roads. So well organised, we had absolutely nothing to worry about.
The guys were all great- hard working, helpful, entertaining and constantly cheerful. When the final ferry wasn’t running they pulled out all the stops to get us to Mizen Head!
This was my third tour with Peak Tours and as in previous tours it went smoothly and ensured I had a wonderful cycling experience. The guides always look after you and always look after you and make you feel you are part of one big family.
Trish Winterbottom Sept 2017
I would recommend peak tours wholeheartedly
Nick Hall June 2017
The scenery was great and the route, where possible, avoided the busier roads. All the hotels we stayed in were very welcoming with great facilities.
John Holmes June 2017
Was extremely impressed with the very high standard of accommodation and the welcome we always received. Fantastic! Far exceeded my expectations.
Loved the quiet routes and how well you have avoided busy roads.
Our three guys were brilliant! A really professional and quietly slick operation. A big thank you to Graham, Tony and Jeremy! Also really delighted with the post trip bicycle maintenance courtesy of Graham.
Rachel Pattinson June 2017
having come back down off cloud 9, after a week at work, I write to say a big thank you to you all and our 3 wonderful tour guides for a fabulous experience in Ireland. Having been on 3 Peak Tour rides before; it was everything I hoped for and a lot more. (Incidentally Graham, Tony and Jeremy you did all genuinely surpass yourselves with the floral arranging! 😊)
The organisation, support, company, accommodation, food, scenery and humour was just first class. I feel very privileged to have met you all and truly inspired having learned so much about you all, your passion for cycling and joy that this brings.
A big thank you to you all and a huge thank you to Graham, Tony and Jeremy; you are brilliant 😊.
Helen Fieldson June 2017
Yes it was a brilliant trip and like all of my adventures it's reputation (and allied stories) will grow over the years especially when drink is taken. I echo my thanks to all at Peak Tours for their faultless organisation, enthusiasm and professionalism. The sense of fun and enjoyment began with the tour leaders and all participants quickly gelled to form a cohesive team of peddle-pushers and bon-viveurs. The company was memorable and educationally I learnt a lot about Ireland and it's customs - all positive
Nick Hall June 2017
Thank you to all for an amazing experience exploring the wild Irish coastline. Peak Tours once again excelled in providing an unforgettable experience – from the cheerful disposition of the guys, the company of a great group of cyclists, fun, laughter, a British election, some wind and rain, spectacular vistas around every bend and a bit of flower arranging thrown in – what more could one want from a holiday.
Michelle Watson June 2017
Excellent accommodation including some superb hotels. It was great having a pool at Galway to have a sauna, jacuzzi and a swim – lovely treat! The storage of our bikes well thought out too so didn’t have to worry about them. Of course, there were slight differences in welcomes and breakfast menus but to be honest, I couldn’t fault them; we were well looked after and well fed!
What a great adventure! The the scenery was stunning and the rides on some of the busier roads and though towns added to the contrast. It was so varied; on forest tracks, coastal paths, through mountainous ranges, villages, towns. . . . . . up and down a lot of hills!!. . . . we had it all. It was breath taking – literally!!
Great food for breakfast and lunches and excellent choices for the evening. The brew van was amazing; and always a ‘special of the day’ in terms of a new cake, fruit or nibbles as well as the daily musts – jelly babies, nuts, other sweets and biscuits. Great variety served by helpful, encouraging tour guides, who always did an excellent job at recommending the specials of the day. Graham is an advertiser’s dream for Boudoir biscuits!!
I ate out each evening with others in local restaurants/bistros as on the list or at the hotel. Wasn’t disappointed by any of them.
I was very satisfied with the pre-tour communication as well . The team answered all my questions promptly about my planned purchase of a new bike for the trip and training plan. The tour notes, maps and elevation profiles were very helpful. Excellent communication.
This is my fourth tour. Whilst a future one is not looking very possible at this moment for me, because I have done all the ‘short’ ones, I cannot bring myself to try any other cycle tour company because my experience has just been brilliant and your crew make every difference. The organisation again has been first class.
Graham, Tony and Jeremy made it such an exceptional trip with their belief in us, their sense of humour, their efficiency including their amazing memories for all our little problems and needs, their helpfulness and their patience!!
Helen Fieldson June 2017
What a fantastic you have organised. You must have had so much fun cycling those quaint rides of Ireland. I have loved every minute of the trip, yawned once and never ever wanted to throw my (your) bike away.
Everything about he trip was exceptional and when I fill in the form it won't be much help to you - there won't be any improvements. I chummed up with Jill and Helen and did wonder how I would have got on without them.
So your team leaders - where do you start. What fantastic guys they are. I just can't believe what they have done for us day in day out to make this such an exceptional trip. They think of absolutely everything, won't let you carry anything, nothing is a bother, they are 20 steps ahead and just great company. Absolutely faultless. Even today when I got off at Belfast international there was Jeremy rushing to get me a trolley for my luggage. You certainly are blessed to have each one of them. Then there was the floral competition what a laugh and there they were getting into the action and quite competitive to win the top prize! Hilarious.
Thank you so much for a brilliantly planned trip Steve and Lee. No wonder people comeback. Thinking of putting France on the itinerary next year!
Helen Walker June 2017
Nick Dinsdale, Aug 2-day 2017
Super! I would not like to have done it without a Garmin. It was too complicated to follow the route notes whilst riding but the notes were great to confirm. Amazing scenery, loved the quiet roads and cycle paths! Not so keen on the steep climb just before Haltwistle.
The tea/snack stops were amazing – everything was thought through and a very wide range of snacks.
Carol Dinsdale, Aug 2-day 2017
It was my first extended cycling tour and I loved it! I felt safe and supported, I will be back!
Rachel Johnson August 2017
Clean and tidy [accommodation], excellent meals. Well looked after, very good.
Steve and Graham were excellent, look after them, give them a bonus!!
Bob Howarth, August 2017
Travelling from another country and never having visited England I appreciated the help with figuring out how and when to book my trains.
They were right there at the station to meet my train. They didn’t let me get lost and they kept my bike going even after I crashed it. What more could I ask?
Rebecca Miller, Sept/Oct 2017
Tony and Graham were excellent. Very supportive and helpful. Thankyou it was very enjoyable.
Julie Buckman, Sept/Oct 2017
The accommodation was very good and value for money.
[The route was] straightforward and not too difficult to follow.
Kath Johnson, Sept 2017
Graham and Tony worked well and tried hard to sort out any problems when they arose and I gained confidence in them.
Chris Munnery, Oct 2017
Very impressed with the overall organisation considering the logistical exercise involved. There were a few nice touches such as the wonderful tea break spreads and the Prosecco at the finish.
Malcom Martin Sept/Oct 2017
Blown away by the route! Beautiful and just the right length each day.
On road organisation was very well managed.
Best adventure ever!
Christine Briggs, June 2017
Words can’t explain how wonderful it was.
Marjorie June 2017
I loved the route, as each day offered different views and challenges. I thought the last day was of a good level of challenge and a great round up. Some of the other tours have quite a hard final day and I’m pleased that this trip ended a little more gently and with a sense that we had arrived.
The brew stops provded by Isolbel were truly fantastic, with lots of local fruit and a cgood set of staples like nuts, banana’s etc. There were plenty of hot and cold drinks though you might need to retire one of the flasks!
I adored the picnic lunches. They were great fun and very tasty, even in the challenge of the hotter days in southern France. Nigel and the team chose some really great locations for both the brew stops and lunch.
I loved the tour and was terribly sad to find the tour had finished. It’s my 3rd tour with you and I thought it was just an incredible experience.
Anonymous, Aug 2017
Fantastic selection of hotels and the way they varied from the very fancy to the pretty basic (the monastery) added to the interest of the whole tour.
So well thought out. I felt as if I saw the great variety of countryside there is to see in France. The shortening of the distances on the days with heavy climbing was just right.
Nigel, Sam and Isobel made a fantastic team. The did everything they possibly could to ensure everyone had the best possible holiday.
Helen Weaver, August 2017
This tour was brilliant. Well done, we all said Peak Tours was our best trip compared to other operators.
Martin Gloster, August 2017
All the hotels were either of an excellent standard or rather interesting. Where else can you stay in a converted monastery with it’s own attached chapel. Wonderful stuff, no complaints at all.
Very few busy roads, excellent views and scenery, interesting little villages. Again, absolutely wonderful. Distances were nicely achievable each day, but with a great sense of achievement.
As a vegetarian I did have some worries about finding enough to eat, but there was always plenty for me on the trip and Isabelle was wonderful when we had pre-booked meals, she always phoned ahead to make sure there was something on the menu for me. She is a real asset to the company and especially to this trip.
Wonderful team leaders, Nigel is so enthusiastic and is magnificently supported by Isobel and Sam. They worked well as a team but Nigel in particular is ideal. The hotels were good, the vans were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be. All bags arrived, can’t fault it.
Roland Dearman, Aug 2017
What a route!! Outstanding, almost perfect.
As someone who has spent their life organising I thought you and your team outstanding.
Nigel, Sam and Isabelle were fantastic and actually above and beyond.
Will be doing again probably, it was that good.
Chris Grime, Aug 2017
It was a lovely route, using smaller roads wherever possible and giving us a different insight into the different regions of France.
This was my first long cycle tour and it surpassed my expectations. Many thanks to all at Peak Tours for enabling me to tick off something that’s been at the top of my bucket list for years!
Rob, Isabelle and Chris are all lovely people who all wanted us to really enjoy the trip and they are naturals at keeping everyone happy. Even when we set off in pouring rain they could raise a smile from us. Rob and Chris both kept those of us flagging at the back going!
Kate Whitaker, Sept 2017
Excellent. Traffic free until Nice. Was surprised how deserted a lot of the route was. Will be looking forward to another Peak tours trip soon.
James and Virginia Lamb, Sept 2017
Had a fabulous time
Mike Earrey, Sept 2017
Fantastic quiet roads, interesting scenery – not to mention the downhills!
Janet Webber, Sept 2017
As with LEJOG, the route was excellent, taking us to areas it would be difficult to explore by car. Thanks Steve.
Plenty and varied options at brew stops including local delicacies (Thanks Isabelle!) Picnic lunches were very enjoyable. Always plenty of choice wherever you were in the peloton. A nice group of varying riders mixed well so it didn’t take long to learn everyone’s name. For me it ran like clockwork – if there were issues it didn’t show.
I had a great time on LEJOG in 2015 and have had an excellent time on this tour. I have no hesitation in recommending Peak Tours and I have on several occasions
I can’t think of anything which could improve the tour. I am amazed that you can get 26 riders from one end of the country to the other, feed and water them in style, provide comfortable accommodation each night and get them home safely.
Keep doing what you’re doing, it works!
Thanks to everyone
Peter Adam, Sept 2017
Really enjoyed it and the experience. Would do another Peak Tours trip.
Tony and Graham were both excellent, could not do enough to help us. Both were friendly and approachable, made sure we had an enjoyable experience.
Carla Jackson, Sept/Oct 2017
Good route, good weather and good company. What’s not to like?
Paul Tomlinson, 10 day tour September 2017
A work of genius – interesting, beautiful roads – excellent road surfaces, not too busy – a real triumph! Well done to whoever devised the route!
Thor Beverley, 10 day September 2017
Relied on the Garmin 95% of the time. The accompanying information about the history and region was very informative and appreciated. Route notes, when used were spot on.
Bernice Ellis, Sept 2017
It was really good to get the emails before, everything was 100% clear, no hiccups at all.
Rob Chris and Isabelle were so good, I personally couldn’t fault them. Glossop office and staff all great too, we really felt looked after properly.
Simon and Liz Whelan June/July 2017
The route was really good. Only a couple of sections with busy traffic but otherwise no problems..Picnics were superb. Restaurant lunches good but some took too long. Van snacks excellent. Tour leaders were first class, could not have been more helpful, supportive, positive.
10/10, loved it!
Mark Bottomley Jun/July 2017
The guides make a huge difference on the trip, and the ones we had were really good. I certainly appreciated getting to the hotel and finding the luggage waiting for is in the room (rather than dumped in the lobby like on some of the Marmot Tours we’ve been on) and I also was glad to see that the guides seemed to have time for everyone, rather than treating you as a second class citizen if you’re not one of the fastest (which I’ve also experienced on one trip).
The brew stops and picnic lunches were great.
Matt Young June/July 2017
My 4th tour with you. That must tell you something!
Best one I have done yet! You do what you do extremely well, can’t think of anything you should change.
Colin Sewell, June/July 2017
The picnic lunches were excellent and the brew stops were good. This trip has been my focus after my triple bypass operation in September. It certainly has helped my recovery. This tour was all I hoped for and more. Thank you for organising such great trips.
Graham Gregory September 2017
As Nigel our guide told us, each day gets better and better and boy was he right! Stunning scenery and magical descents!
Alan Dunger September 2017
How would I rate the tour? Excellent.
Any recommendations? I absolutely loved this trip. I have done the LEJOG with Peak Tours previously, but that was with a friend who I ride with regularly. This time I came with my husband who is a lot fitter than me so I was a bit anxious as to how that would work out and also how he would feel being on an organised trip. But I needn’t have worried. Friends and family keep on commenting on how happy he looks in my photos and we both had an absolutely brilliant time and made friends who I’m sure we will see again.
Jacqueline Payne September 2017
Well what can I say...have just had a most FANTASTIC time, despite the weather (which wasn't that bad and actually made cycling more comfortable in my eyes...) it was an amazing 2 weeks. Am extremely glad to report that the organisation, office back up, brew stops, general helpfulness and willingness to go the extra mile of the Peak Tours Team, have not wained in the intervening years since I did the inaugural Dover to Cape Wrath tour in 2013!!
Janet Webber September 2017
Just to let you know that we have had a fantastic time on the Channel to Med tour - only one more day to go - sadly!!!
I want to adopt Rob - he is such a lovely lovely guy 😀! He is superb, kind, gentle, so supportive and encouraging!
Isabelle is fantastic - we all love Isabelle, such a kind and thoughtful lady and so organised.
Chris's first experience and he is doing well 😊. He is very keen to please and has worked hard throughout the tour.
We will continue to sing the praises for Peak Tours - so well organised, attention to detail, attitude etc etc - all pitched perfectly!
Pauline and Mick Bedwell Sept C2M
The route is hard to improve on even in the two not so good days of weather, the scenery was excellent particularly the gorges later in the trip.The food was the best I have ever had on a bike trip. The brew and picnic stops were great with all the food even a veggie could ask for. The Tour Organisation was great. Nothing for the riders to do but get up in the morning and ride their bikes! Overall the trip was EXCELLENT!!
George Harrison August 2017
I daren’t tell my wife, but this is the best holiday I can ever recall having - I’d do it all again tomorrow!
Rod Wark August 2017
I'll start with the same complaints that I had after I completed LEJOG in June, the tour and the distance were not long enough! Never have I enjoyed my cycling more than this year having been granted 2 passes by my wife to complete 2 fantastic tours.
The accommodation varied from very basic to very smart which added to the experience. The route could not be faulted from the flat lands of the north, to the tough climbs of Mont Ventoux and the Verdon gorge, and the fast technical descents are the very reasons why I ride a bike. The GPX files were spot on I did not use the route notes. The food was very good although I did miss the bowl of porridge and fry up I had on LEJOG but we were in France to experience the culture as well as ride so that's ok. Isabelle and the brew van were legendary particularly on the wet days when a cuppa, slice of cake and a warm smile was all I needed to crack on with it. I was lucky to ride with some fantastic people the group size was just about right as it split into small groups of similar abilities, however the day we ascended Mont Ventoux the group was a whole as we all waited at the summit until everybody had made it. The organisation of the tour was very good everything it seemed to run like a well oiled machine.
Now a word about the guides, 3 totally different people but what a team they were, I thought they were all outstanding. Nigel's passion and enthusiasm for what he does is a credit to him, Isabelle is such a nice warm lady who cares so much about what she does always with a smile on her face, Sam who was always there ready to help whenever he was needed, I thought they were all a credit to Peak Tours.
The tour overall was excellent just what I was looking for in a cycling holiday, in fact I would certainly do C2M again without hesitation. I would also recommend Peak Tours to anybody without a doubt.
Ivan Matthews August 2017
I did the Channel to Med 5th to 20th May with Peak Tours and can only describe it as absolutely fantastic. The route was unbelievable, the scenery too beautiful to describe in words, impressive chateau’s, medieval towns, castles, mountains, vineyards and a great group of fellow cyclists of varying ages and abilities. What more could you want
The route is as described on Peak Tours website. All the hotel accommodation was good and as usual with Peak Tours they were often at the top of a short climb but all were in lovely locations. The route along the top of Gorge of Verdon was spectacular and well worth the climb of getting to the top…
The tour guides, Rob, Tony and Isabelle were exceptional, they could not have been more helpful. The brew wagon followed the same format as the LEJOG, coffee stop between start and lunch and another between lunch and destination, lunch was sometimes in café, pubs or as a relaxing picnic under the trees.
Mal Dinsdale May 2017
The route, route notes and gpx were superb. From one stunning section to another. I loved the variety from gentle climbs to those two 15 mile down hills in a single day. The scenery was breath taking and the rides through it were awesome.
John Pringle May/June 2017
Amazing! Roads are so quiet compared to LEJOG. Scenery is stunning and varied. Hills are a challenge without being frighteningly steep both for climbing and descending Highlights were the climb out of Mont Dore, the ascent of Ventoux and the Gorges Du Verdon -the latter was a wonderfully chilled out day with beautiful views and plenty of time to enjoy them. Once we’d got out of Caen, there were no cities or busy roads until Nice, which was a lovely change from the UK. We found that the amount of distance and ascent on most days was perfect for having a good days riding but still having time in the evening to look around the towns.
Lunches were fantastic. The picnics were really well done and Rob and Mark got a bit competitive about providing the best! There was plenty of choice and good quality fresh food and the local fruit tarts were much appreciated. The lunches provided by the cafes and restaurants were also great. Brew stops were superb. Isabelle did a great job of getting fresh seasonal fruit and cutting it up for us so we could try everything without having to eat too much. There was also plenty of choice in terms of sweets, biscuits and dried fruit and nuts so that all tastes were catered for.
Cath and Julian Walls May/June 2017
As one of the guides said, it gets better and better as the ride progresses. He wasn’t wrong. I particularly appreciated the country routes and the fact that we largely avoided urban areas. Some of the scenery was truly breath taking, and introduced us to areas we had not known about before. So, full marks on the route.
The picnics were brilliant with plenty of choice and flare. Those meals in restaurants were also v good. The balance was about right for hotel meals versus eating out.
I thought LEJOG was brilliant but this was even better. And all of us in the group agreed. It was a great two weeks and I just loved cycling through beautiful and often dramatic countryside. The organisation worked seamlessly and all we had to worry about was if we had the energy and strength to get up the hills. And the brew van made sure we did!I would recommend this tour to one and all – and already have!
Nicholas Martin May/June 2017
Great trip I really enjoyed it. Excellent route showing a lot of the stunning scenery of France on predominately quiet roads (best way to see France) Very good hotels for the price we paid for the trip (does not need to be better) Some of the isolated hotels showed signs that they are struggling but this added to the character of the trip. (They were not dirty). Food at breakfast and lunch was very good again adding to the character and Mark and Rob had a health competition going for the best spread. (I miss the cheeses already). Obviously with any trip there are factors that cannot be catered for, the weather and group but particularly the group was extremely good. (You cannot go to Frances mountain regions in summer without the occasional thunder storm).
I would like to thank Rob, Mark and Isobelle for the support in making the trip so good. Particularly Isobelle who was always working hard to make sure the trip ran smoothly, from constantly cutting up fruit at the brew van to being on the phone in the afternoons, as she checked we all passed safely by.
Keith Elliot May/June 2017
Great trip I really enjoyed it. Excellent route showing a lot of the stunning scenery of France on predominately quiet roads (best way to see France) Very good hotels for the price we paid for the trip (does not need to be better) Some of the isolated hotels showed signs that they are struggling but this added to the character of the trip. (They were not dirty). Food at breakfast and lunch was very good again adding to the character and Mark and Rob had a healthy competition going for the best spread. (I miss the cheeses already). Obviously with any trip there are factors that cannot be catered for, the weather and group but particularly the group was extremely good. (You cannot go to Frances mountain regions in summer without the occasional thunder storm).
I would like to thank Rob, Mark and Isobelle for the support in making the trip so good. Particularly Isobelle who was always working hard to make sure the trip ran smoothly, from constantly cutting up fruit at the brew van to being on the phone in the afternoons, as she checked we all passed safely by.
Keith Elliot May/June 2017
What a fantastic trip, so much better than LEJOG in so many ways. Here are my thoughts.
I thought the route was absolutely incredible. Every day we were enveloped by beautiful farmland, wild flowers, rustic vistas and small hamlets with pretty churches etc. The changing landscape from farmland to woodland and gorges made for an outstanding 2 weeks. As the runt of the litter and the one that didn’t go in a peloton and spent every day telling the rest of the group that it was about journey not destination, you did me proud!
Isobel - I felt I had made a new friend. She is spirited, dedicated and undoubtedly her French helped us out in more ways than we would have been aware of on a daily basis. She cares about people’s experience and was very nurturing and organised. Great sense of humour and a thoroughly fantastic person to spend 2 weeks with, I loved her.
Rob - I had been on the Lejog with Rob and again I felt I was cycling with a friend. I loved Rob’s leadership which is understated, non-confrontational and non-didactic. He worked tirelessly to make sure we all had our bikes working and that we enjoyed the journey. A remarkable human being too, who is just a joy to spend time with. The advantage of being the slowest on the journey was that I got to have some lovely conversations with Rob at the back. He is a real find!
I would absolutely book Peak tours again and would look for tours that had Isobel and Rob on them. They are a credit to the company and are fantastic individuals.
I adored the holiday, thank you for all your efforts in the office and out in France to make it a truly memorable trip.
Louisa Perry May/June C2M
I am crap at filling in forms- I normally get me PA to do it! So my feedback is; it was a great trip and I enjoyed it hugely.
The guides and organisation were exemplary and they all looked after us very well- even the return of my bike went like clockwork.
It is a more enjoyable ride than Lejog as it is more of a holiday, but Lejog is more iconic. I was also delighted not to go on a bus this time as I am not used to public transport! (Rob knows what I mean)
In all seriousness it was excellent; Isabelle fed us well and Rob was an excellent leader-you should increase both their salaries!
I will be back for Cape Wrath or Italy-perhaps next year or the year after, but nothing can compare with Mont Ventoux, what a climb…
Charles Ryland May 2017
I had an immense time on the tour. Channel to Med is a terrific itinerary. I love France anyway, but I was enchanted by the remote, majestic scenery and gorgeous historic villages and towns you took us through. All three of the guides were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and they were unfailingly delightful. I have to single out Rob for his poise and credibility as tour leader. Isabelle was the loveliest mother hen to all of us. Tony was helpful above-and-beyond when it came to my eternal bike hypochondria. They made every aspect of the tour a pleasure, and when that turned out to a bit of stretch (torrential rain, bloody hills), they were adept at adapting plans to increase comfort and morale at just the crucial times.
With regard to the comparison to the 14-day LEJOG, I thought C2M was overall more tiring (while one of my groupmates thought it was less gruelling than the 10-day LEJOG). The uphill gradients on the French route are less sharp, but they are so *long*. I managed to stay on my bike for the whole of LEJOG, even up the Lecht, but Mont Ventoux absolutely emptied me out (but was amazing too!). I ended several days absolutely shattered. I relish that feeling, but one does need to be prepared for it! The "Everest" comparison for the overall ascent in the two trips of two-thirds versus twice the height (or whatever it is) came to feel really relevant.
I hadn't been on a bicycle for the previous 8months, so I did find the limits of not doing any specific preparation (expect to be nose-to-tarmac on some of the long hills; and be ready and enthused for a little light strolling and pushing up one iconic mountain...)
However, my experience was also that a basically active and determined person would be stretched and thrilled by the journey. I feel inspired. And I'm going to treasure forever our 84yo groupmate's motto, that "anyone who hasn't got off and walked up a hill, hasn't tried a hard enough hill"
Elly Webb May 2017
It was a fabulous trip! Although very nervous at the start, not knowing what to expect, I can only say that I have enjoyed every minute of it.
The group was indeed very nice and helpful for each other, but this was made possible thanks to the never ending good work of Isabelle, Rob and Tony.
You can be proud of having such professional and service minded guides! They are much more than guides, nothing was too much, no matter when or where you were asking for something….
Thanks again for your nice organization and the good work of Isabelle, Rob and Tony!
Benneth De Proft May 2017
You appear to have thought of everything!
Graham Miller, Aug 2017
Great food and amazing portions. The tea stops were also excellent – thanks! I would thoroughly recommend this tour to others (and have).
Ann Kerr, Aug 2017
Wow! We were blown away by the route! Fantastic!
We had a fantastic time – thank you! We came home with aching quads but a real sense of achievement.
Pauline Somers, Aug 2017
Brew van best ever – couldn’t have asked for more! Couldn’t rate the whole experience more highly. Sam and Tony were super fab and were the best guides ever. I was particularly impressed with how they made sure each one of us was fed and watered before they had anything – without making a fuss about anything. They were really friendly, approachable and couldn’t do enough for us. I wouldn’t hesitate on coming on another Peak Tours holiday.
Anonymous July 2017
You’ve given both of us an amazing experience and it was lovely to transform from “working mums” to footloose and fancy-free cyclists for a few days! That B road back to Stanhope was the best ride EVER!!
Clare Campbell July C2C
Route: Absolutely brilliant, quiet roads, interesting and variety of terrain. Sometimes challenging especially through towns/cities but guides and fellow cyclists very helpful and supportive. Brought us together as a group.
Gave us the confidence and support to achieve the whole tour, especially when you are unsure that you can do it. Absolutely would recommend to friends, brilliant enjoyable challenge.
Mary Veltom, July/Aug 2017
The accommodation was above my expectations, consistently comfortable and nice rooms. The fact that many of the B&B owners are regulars at hosting LEJOG groups was an added bonus as they were so welcoming and understood the whole experience – and often had some good stories about previous groups to entertain us!
I’m amazed at how little time we spent on big, busy roads (though I think I might have missed one of the busier days). The route was brilliant – a mixture of different terrain, challenging enough without being overwhelming for someone like me who’s not been cycling for long. And stunning scenery! Seeing the landscape change as we travelled north was one of the things I was really looking forward to about the trip, and it didn’t disappoint.
Despite my stupid accident, the LEJOG trip goes down as one of my favourite ever holidays (and I’ve had some pretty good holidays); getting to spend all day every day on my bike, being outside in amazing scenery, being surrounded by a group of great people…and all in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that the Peak Tours guys all helped to set.
Normally I love an opportunity to provide suggestions on improving things but I’m struggling to think of anything. Keep doing what you’re doing! It’s great.
Ali Turnbull, July/Aug 2017
To get a 1000 mile route through the UK with achievable distances each day is a feat in itself! I thought it was a very good route with different types of challenges each day. Some stunning scenery on the way (despite the rain and headwinds!) Never knew there were so many different types of tarmac… or sheep…
About 25 in the group – great group of people and quickly meant the ‘hares’ got to know the tortoises more! Size about right – meant there was a chance to recognise others early on and therefore watch out for and support one another en route. Also, not to large a group from a logistics point of view.
Everything appeared to run as planned and nothing seemed too much trouble for Dave, Hamish and Mark – very calm and supportive. Any problems that may have arisen en route were dealt with well. Breaking each day down into brew and lunch stops helped a great deal, especially on some of the harder days. And having the luggage in the room on arrival was great!
The group also helped with the organisation by supporting the guides too with the daily logistics and from what I could see not causing any major problems.
Very calm, well organised team that appeared to work well together. Very supportive and encouraging and fun to be with.
I had not ridden such distances each day for over 30 years and it was a huge personal challenge, but the support from your team, the group and also from family and friends got me through it. Tough at times, but it is advertised as a challenge! But also loads of fun too and really enjoyed it. So chuffed I made it.
Catherine Richardson, Sept 2017
Good mix of group dinners and freedom to do your own thing. Breakfasts were spot on and the mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks did the job.
At first I thought the group size was too big but it wasn’t an issue. Enjoyed socialising, meeting new people, hearing their story for doing LEJOG and having a laugh.
Very impressive getting so many people from one end of the country to the other over a two week period.
Really warm feeling that we were in safe hands every step of the way. Dave, Mark and Hamish are great guys and did a great job.
Great experience and lifelong memories. Peak Tours helped me achieve something on my bucket list and I’m very grateful. The tour was very good. Pity about the weather but you can’t blame Peak Tours for that!
John Carr, Sept 2017
The brew stops were an excellent idea and our guides went out of their way to ensure an excellent range of snacks. Simply exceptional. Thank you for an amazing experience.
The three support works Dave, Mark and Hamish were exceptional. They were supportive, knowledgeable and facilitated a memorable tour. I cannot speak highly enough of them all. Thankyou.
Robert Giles, Sept 2017
All accommodation was very good, with some excellent places. Nice variety of accommodation.
It was great passing through pretty small villages but also seeing sights such as Edinburgh, Balmoral, Severn Bridge etc. Good mix of important sights and lesser known but equally enjoyable sights!!
The brew van was always welcome and snacks provide were plentiful and appropriate. Lunch stops were variable but on the whole pretty good, with some excellent.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour.
Shiela Mair, Sept 2017
The route was really good. I’ve never cycled that far and on so many consecutive days before – so I found it quite hard some days and very challenging. Just what I wanted and needed.
Good mix of abilities. Good total number. I don’t think anybody who wanted to had a problem finding somebody to cycle with at their own level.
I couldn’t fault the organisation. I’ve never done anything like this before so not sure what to expect, but more than met my expectations.
All three of our guides were excellent. Helpful, supportive and helped us keep our sense of humour in some pretty dreadful weather. Three great guys!
Brilliant. Outside of family stuff – weddings, births etc probably the one of the best things I’ve ever experienced and done.
Kevin Grainger, Sept 2017
We would strongly recommend your tours and have already done so.
Roger and Maureen Pool, Sept 2017
This was the first organised cycle tour I have done after many years of self-supported touring. Loved it! You have it sorted, well done.
Glyn Copperwheat, Sept 2017
[The organisation] was faultless. Never any doubt as to what was happening and where we needed to be. Bag transfers were seamless, team meals perfectly organised, briefings and restaurant recommendations very useful. Bike maintenance when required was efficient and dealt with with a smile.
David Giles (Henry), Sept 2017
Lunch times were excellent and so were the mid -morning / mid-afternoon stops. Pete did a fantastic job with his flower displays! Well looked after and Pete also had the cups filled as we got off the bike! Fabulous service from Pete, Hamish and Bill with our bags – what a team!
Alison Mallorie-Lewis, June 2017
Brew stops mid morning and afternoon provided were very welcome refreshment. Thanks to Peter and Hamish for excellent variety. Lunch stops were also very good.
The group seemed to gel very well providing great camaraderie.
Andrew Baxter June 2017
Superb route – avoiding busy roads as far as possible. Good phasing in of mileage for earliest days as you get used to back to back days.
Ran like clockwork, very positive and friendly (even managed to crack a smile on Peter’s face on occasions!) Nothing was too much trouble: mechanical issues dealt with by Hamish superbly who went way beyond what I expected in his own time- he’s a major asset!
A great experience, not something that I would have completed unsupported. I will recommend to others and will probably be back for more.
David Butchers, June 2017
Brew stops were fantastic – a great selection of healthy and not so healthy options to keep us going. Lunch stops were on the whole excellent too although a couple left us a little hungry till the afternoon brew stop.
Lynne Hargran, June 2017
Peter Webster. June 2017
Well supported by an outstanding team: Bill, Peter and Hamish. Beautiful country.
Jim & Sara Shull, June 2017
Fantastic experience, best bike ride ever!
Rod Matheson, Sept 2017
I still don’t know how you managed to create such an interesting and varied route- Brilliant!
Kev Jones Aug 2017
Hilary Collins Aug 2017
The planning organisation and execution of the challenge by PT and tour leaders set the perfect tone, took care of all the detail and allowed the group to get on with the challenge. First class.
Peak tours LEJOG was exactly as it said on the label. Clearly a homely non corporate organisation that succeeds primarily by getting a lot of little things right. Ultimately the success depends on the people – who were excellent - I will definitely recommend PT and hope to join the 14 day French trip next year.
Ian May August 2017
Enjoyed cycle paths and city centres. Route reflects careful honing over the years. I was impressed!
Tom Rossiter June 2017
I loved the whole experience and think it was well organised and delivered from start to finish. I enjoyed the variation from wild barren landscapes to city centres. It showed the diversity of the country and that’s what I wanted to experience.
Jenny Greene July 2017
I loved this trip – it surpassed my expectations and I would not hesitate to return on another tour or recommend to a friend
Lynne Whittaker July 2017
This is the first organised, led tour I have ever been on. It has been one of the best vacations ever. I think we were lucky to have such a good group. The logistics to do this on our own would be very difficult and we do difficult rides,trips, hiking and back packing on our own.
The route was absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t change a thing. A nice mix of challenging roads, terrain, hills, scenery, quiet roads, etc. A+ for this category
Anonymous July 2017
Ingenious, carefully thought out and memorable route
Peter Wilson July 2017
The tour seems to have been refined/fine tuned over time to a point where it is hard to see how it could be better.
Robert Edwards July 2017
Fantastic. Best holiday yet. So well organised!
Carole Patterson July 2017
It was such a treat to be able to ride on the country roads without traffic, which is becoming increasingly difficult to find in various countries. Fantastic scenery all the way.
Minna Hayman July/Aug 2017
I did LEJOG with a different company in 2014,this route was better.
Neil Smith July/Aug 2017
Overall I thought the tour was Fabulous. Much, much better than anticipated.
Mike Blades July/Aug 2017
I enjoyed the vast majority of the route. The journey kept us away from main roads where possible, and some were chosen to pass significant landmarks or gain magnificent views.
Anonymous July/Aug 2017
Very happy. Thank you very much for organising it all and for making this experience so memorable.
Dave Godfrey July/Aug 2017
The scenery and views were stunning. We loved the quiet roads, only using busier roads where necessary. The route was beautiful and gave us an amazing overview of this stunning island we live on.
The tour organisation was great in every way. Everything was managed well, everything we needed was provided for, we never felt rushed- the timings of the start of the day, brew stops and lunches, all excellent. Bags always in rooms at the end of the day was a heart warming sight.
Dick and Isabel Quimby July/August 2017
Best Holiday ever! Will definitely be using Peak Tours again.
Helen Pitchford July/August 2017
Still recovering however my recent 14 day LEJOG was the best cycling experience of my life to date. Chapeau to you and your team!
Phil Loftus July/August 2017
I will be returning a feedback form in due course, but just wanted to drop a separate line to say thanks, I have just had the best two weeks of my life. Your tour guides did a great job, Dan, Sam and Pete were great but Jim and especially Dave deserve extra praise - Dave in particular for helping out sensitively with some of the accommodation arrangements.
Thanks again - the level of organisation was just right. There was another group at Land's End who were being ordered around like schoolchildren - again, always knew we'd gone with the right bunch.
Daniel Darkens July/August 2017
I just want to tell you the ride was great. The leaders were always helpful and willing to assist with anything. The group was exceptional and all were very friendly. The brew stops were well stocked and they offered a wide variety of foods.
I found the accommodations were good also. I enjoyed the hostels and the B and Bs.
I would highly recommend Peak Tours to others.
Mark Tobin, July 2017
Well back in reality today after LeJog. Can I just say Rob, Johnny and Matt did a great job looking after us. The whole experience was bloomin' marvellous. I'll be thumbing the options for the next one!
Peter Thompson, July 2017
A great trip and a fantastic set of people to cycle with. I cannot praise Peak Tours highly enough.
Will be looking at your French tour for next year.
Graham Langstone, July 2017
By nature and by profession (I'm an auditor) I'm a very critical person but I have nothing but praise for the organisation of this trip and for the three guides. In short, the epitome of an excellent "product"
Richard Barr, July 2017
Iconic end to end routes like LEJOG are a big challenge for everyone. If anyone can help you succeed, it is Peak Tours. They have the knowledge, devote the right resources and have the ethos to help you achieve your dream.
LEJOG – What an experience! What a way to see the UK! Thank you Peak Tours for making it possible for me to achieve such a major challenge.
Graeme Nicol, June 2017
Our tour was served by outstanding, mature and competent guides.
I am sure this is no accident - but as PT customers are, in the main, professionals or retired professionals and they expect a high level of customer service. The guides Bill, Peter and Hamish did not disappoint.
Nothing major went wrong and every detail was covered. On the one occasion, there was a confusion over accommodation, it’s what was done to remedy this that set PT apart – a golden rule of customer service. Very Impressed.
Really pleased and vindicated my choice of provider. Would choose again.
John Murrell, June 2017
Hi all, just a line to say a big thank you for the recent Lejog tour in May. Fantastic tour, extremely well organised, many thanks to Matt, Dave and Jim for looking after us throughout the “holiday”, nothing was too much trouble for them. I loved every minute of it, even those “cheeky” hills! So pleased I took part in this event. Already planning next year, maybe Italy or the Med ? Once again many thanks and best wishes
Graham Bullass, May/June 2017
What a fantastic experience! The route was sublime, the organisation was top notch and the tour guides (Dave, Jim and Matt) couldn't have done any more to ensure that everything went perfectly. In fact, after a short while you tend to think of them as good friends, as well as being top-notch tour guides.
I have thought long and hard about how the tour could be improved, but could not come up with a single thing that I would change.
Let me know when your 'Around the World in 80 days' tour is up and running. :0)
Graham Watson, May 2017
10/10. I absolutely loved this tour, everything from beginning to end was outstanding. From the time I first booked the tour till the very end nothing was too much trouble for Dave, Mark and Julia. I would recommend your company to anyone, well done!
It was easy to ride with others of similar speed or be on your own for a while. We mixed well letting all ride at a suitable speed for each individual. Would recommend to others.
Garentt Carr, July/Aug 2017
I thought the routes were brilliant. So well thought out, precise and interesting. The clear level of attention to detail, thought and planning that has gone into each route was really impressive and was a big factor in making the trip for me. Sections eg the country lanes that led into Clifton Park in Bristol and many of the cycling pathway routes eg into Lairg and Crosthwaite which were beautiful and avoided A roads were really special. I was so happy with the way each route found a good balance between really scenic, remote and pretty and the most direct, safe option.
One of the reasons I chose Peak Tours was because I thought the company would have a nice friendly small group vibe. There are lots of options of big tour companies and quite corporate Ride Across Britain style trips. I thought the group size and overall atmosphere felt very friendly, accommodating and more of a touring holiday, not a corporate challenge. People felt at ease to cycle with whoever or however they wanted which was perfect for me as a solo traveller.
I cannot fault the organisation. Everything ran like clockwork and considering how tough it is to keep 20 people happy with everyone arriving at different times / cycling at different speeds / wanting different food and staying in different places, I was really impressed with how calm, accommodating and organised the guys are. Instructions were always clear but I didn’t feel too marshalled!
Niv, Martin, Tom and Rob were all great. Every guide bought something to the tour and I thought they were all extremely professional and really nice guys.
I had such a brilliant time and loved my whole trip. The organisation was great and everything was thought of and planned so well without feeling too directive. Life was made so much easier eg accessible lunches, brew stops, having the bags ready in your room on your arrival and some dinners booked in the evenings. But the planning wasn’t overbearing. I felt secure that if there had been any emergencies or disasters that I was in good hands and I think the guides fostered a really great team vibe across the group. I felt like I had an excellent customer experience. The guides couldn’t do enough for you and were so helpful with bike maintenance and helping with any additional things that were needed but I also felt that I was part of a team / group which included the guides which I really enjoyed.
Oliva Jensen, Aug/Sept 2017
Mark Lavington, Aug 2017
Every stage had something to offer. Varied routes, countryside beautiful, going over the bridges excellent fun. Most roads good – some road surfaces were dodgy but that’s unavoidable of these distances.
Brew van excellent! Most evening meals (recommended) were good. Most lunches were good. The ones with soup and sandwiches were the best – making decisions when hungry is hard!
The group was perfect – plenty of people to chat to but not to big to feel dangerous or impersonal. The group helped to make the trip very enjoyable.
All the staff were incredibly helpful and thoughtful. It was lovely riding with them and chatting with them at the brew van and in the evening.
Would definitely use Peak Tours again and would recommend them to others.
Suzanne Roxby, Aug 2017
Excellent route, showed a lot of research. How some of the lanes were found I do not know!
Food was fantastic, breakfasts, brewstops and lunches. The only prolem was trying not to eat too much.
All the leaders were great. Always smiling and a welcome sight at brewstops.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Peak Tours to others or booking another tour myself.
David Tucker, May/June 2017
We hope to do another tour soon with Peak Tours, Thank you!
Alison Goulstone, June 2017
Great route and really enjoyed the variety. Excellent lunches and the tea van selection was perfect. Really pleased with the tour and have recommended it to others.
Martin Hibbert, June 2017
Steve should be rightly proud. The tour and the ethos of what you provide is customer focused and excellent. Its made the completion of LEJOG a real life experience.
Dominic Wilson July 2017
Fantastic tour. Well organised, good group of personalities including the tour guides!
Ian Smith, July 2017
So much effort has gone into getting a great route, minimum amount of A roads – great route!
Colin Brown, July 17
I had an absolutely fantastic time, rode with some fantastic people and was hosted by 3 fantastic guides Dave Julia and Mark who were a credit to your company. The brew van was excellent I shall be looking out for it every time I go out on a ride now and only be disappointed when it fails to materialise. The route was excellent aided by the GPX files which made the tour so much more enjoyable. The lunch stops were just right stopping in some really nice places particularly the Drew arms.
From the moment I booked the tour to setting off for St Just the information I received was very helpful for my preparation. From St Just to John O'groats the organisation was spot on and could not be faulted.
Ivan Matthews, May/June 2017
Only one word to describe the tour, leaders and organisation...FABULOUS! Hamish and Niv were very thoughtful regarding the group's needs and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to all - would book again with you and hope to in the future.
Angela Fay, July 2016
Very well organised and all of the information provided in advance. I had questions that were answered really quickly. This was my 3rd trip with Peak Tours.
Jane Kent, July 2016
Great tour, well organised. Our guides Niv and Hamish were first class.
J Cooper, July 2016
Loved the days through the hills in Bavaria.
Dave and Sue Turner, May 2016
The route was excellent. Really enjoyed the scenery, especially Dartmoor, The lakes and Cairngorms. Lots of quiet country lanes, mostly traffic free. The size of the group was just right and enabled smaller groups to be formed, so people could ride at their own pace.
Peter Buckby, August 2016
What a fantastic trip. I had been looking forward to it for months and it did not disappoint. It felt organised but also had its own distinct feel of being run by enthusiasts which gave it a lovely personal touch. Graham and Richard were fantastic guides, knew their bikes inside out and offered me plenty of encouragement when my knees were hurting.
The route was very well planned; away from busy traffic, took the scenic way where possible so we were able to take in the best that the UK could offer; Clifton suspension bridge, Lake District valleys and the Scottish Highlands were some highlights.
Accommodation was better than expected and indeed stayed in some hotels that were extremely nice. This blended well with the B&B's that offered a really friendly and personal service.
Best thing about the trip were the tea stops - what a welcome sight after 25 miles of pedalling with plenty of drink and food on offer! That was a really great idea and one of the highlights of the trip.
Overall, brilliant trip, thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others
Mike Essex, July 2016
I really enjoyed the route! Brilliant – must have taken a lot of previous trips, knowledge and research – excellent! So glad we chose Peak Tours. A great combination of not being too big, corporate and impersonal but being big enough to be professional and know what you are doing. I would recommend without any hesitation and would consider Peak Tours again for future tours.
Phil Taylor, June 2016
Fabulous route, very few main roads and amazing scenery.
Doug Ogden, June 2016
Excellent route, especially in the Cairngorms. I would happily have done more per day to bring the final mileage to 1000, and include more ‘iconic’ climbs if they were close to the route. The few days post Devon were a bit easier, which was good considering the Lakes ahead; a good way to get our breath back. The brew stops were excellent – hot drinks twice daily with cake, fruit, nuts – I was in heaven! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Peak Tours to any cyclist of any ability.
Simon Cooke, May 2016
The route was excellent. Staying off main roads was the main factor in choosing this tour. Cannot really see how it can be improved. You have thought of everything. Knowing all the bike shops on the route was a real help. Nothing seemed too much trouble for the guides.
Ray Thorn, September, 2016
Would recommend to friends, without a shadow of doubt. Brilliant experience.
Tim, September 2016
The tour organisation was excellent. It was really well organised but not over-organised, which is not an easy thing to pull off. Well done. Perhaps the most telling comment was that we saw lots of other LEJOG-ers on the road and always felt sorry for them that they weren’t with our group.
Dave Sorensen, September 2016
The route was excellent – very clever, very good, was grateful to stay away from main roads. I had both Garmin hire and the printed notes – they were excellent too and it worked well to have both.
A Nash, September 2016
Overall, the tour was excellent. Hope to be back for the Channel to Med tour.
Neil Duff, September 2016
From my first browse of the website and initial conversation with Steve, I felt I would be in good hands. The experience has merely reinforced that feeling. It’s the ‘tiny noticeable’ things that Peak Tours get right. From the fun and enthusiasm of the morning briefings to the way a hot cup of tea is invitingly offered at the brew stop, to the cheers and encouragement as you scrabble to the top of Glenshee. All this demonstrates that Peak Tours understands how to create an experience you will want to repeat and share with others.
John Webster, September 2016
I will never forget the experience – I will recommend Peak Tours and hopefully we will be riding with you again.
Siobhan Eccleston, August 2016
The accommodation was excellent but a special mention for Brenda and Chris at the Buchan Guesthouse in Moffat – the perfect hosts and couldn’t do enough to assist. The group size was just right – everyone found their own pace and rode with riders of similar ability, so you were never too bunched up. Overall, the tour was excellent, very well organised and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a challenge and see the UK.
Adrian O’Sullivan, August 2016
All the food was excellent and very welcome at the brew stops or lunch breaks. I would rate the tour as ‘Excellent’ and would recommend Peak Tours to anyone thinking of doing LEJOG or any other tours they organise.
John and Shaun Barker, August 2016
Tour organisation – Excellent, first class
Graham, August 2016
Excellent accommodation at every stop. I went for the basic option, sharing with someone else and was pleasantly surprised at how well we were catered for. The tour was really well thought out – the stops were all in good places and broke each day up into manageable chunks. Everyone knew what they were doing and the whole thing worked really well. I had the time of my life and recommend it to anyone I talk to – you guys are the best!
Amie Dixon, August 2016
Having contemplated a self-supported LEJOG, the tour organisation was so good and well appreciated that we are unlikely to consider self-supporting again. You exceeded our expectations. Channel to the Med next year!
Jayne Woods, July 2016
The best holiday company I have ever experienced.
Martin Levoir, July 2016
It was an amazing experience. Because of Peak Tours’ fantastic organisation and set up, and with three friendly and supportive guides, I was able, as a 48 year-old with little cycling experience, to achieve something I would never have imagined possible a year ago, and I had so much fun in the process!
Catherine Bailey, July 2016
An amazing experience – everything was taken care of so you could focus on cycling each day. My head is now full of wonderful memories.
Keith Laker, July 2016
The tour was so well organised in a low key, informal manner, so that it became a superb holiday. I really appreciated having my bag waiting for me in my room every night!
Lesley Postlethwaite, July 2016
Breakfast and lunches were great. Brew van was always well stocked and had the right level of food to keep us going throughout the day. Fantastic tour. I would definitely recommend it to others and I hope to join another tour in the future.
Colin Huckstap, July 2016
The team were excellent. I think they had the right balance of leading/informing, but feeling part of the trip in a social sense in the evenings. They seemed to be genuinely enjoying it and were not just ‘employees’. Well done Dave, in particular, for leading. Overall, I would rate the tour as excellent – mechanical back up was essential. I had slipped gears and a broken gear cable, both of which were sorted for me – that was worth a lot to me. I found your historical notes excellent and would read these over again – they helped to reinforce the sense of place and journey.
Paul Cottrell, June 2016
How is it that I already feel like I've never been away! Obviously need to look at booking another cycling 'holiday'. Luckily I don't need to spend hours searching through the internet as no company could delivery more customer satisfaction than Peak Tours - so huge thank you to all concerned.
Karen Long, June 2016
The route notes were excellent. As someone with nil navigation skills, even I managed to find my way!
Hena, June 2016
The group size was spot on. A big enough group to be able to ride with different people each day, but small enough to get to know everyone. We would definitely make Peak Tours our first choice for future cycling holidays and will recommend you to all our cycling friends.
Cath and Julian Walls, June 2016
Getting up the hard climbs added to the sense of achievement. Spectacular scenery that would not normally be seen on other tours – plenty of visits to tourist locations. The route should, and did, have something for everyone. I will be recommending Peak Tours to friends, family and anyone else I know.
Mal Dinsdale, June 2016
A great route overall – great variety, good cycle ways, great scenery and plenty of challenging climbs. The organisation was excellent – a cracking job, well done! A+++!
Bob Manojlovic, June 2016
I thought the rides were thrilling. I really enjoyed our route in the Cairngorms and the challenge of the major hills there – Glenshee and The Lecht. Of course, we were very lucky with the weather in Scotland. I thought the Sustrans routes were very good, even through Edinburgh.
Sue O’Mahoney, June 2016
I had the time of my life. I want to do the French and Ireland tours now!
Alan Irwin, June 2016
The route was wonderful. We do not want A roads. The full enjoyment of seeing this wonderful country especially in the sun, has to be done on as many back roads as possible. I’ve been waiting and planning this for 15 years – wonderful
Martin Jones, May/June 2016
I did the tour as a challenge to myself and hoped I had not bitten off more than I could chew and would be able to enjoy it. It exceeded all my expectations.
Ian lewis, May/June 2016
Keep going, keep doing just what you do, you can’t go wrong.
Steve Dalman, May/June 2016
Many thanks for organising a brilliant holiday, perhaps the best holiday I’ve ever enjoyed. The organisation just hit the spot, the scenery and the route were amazing and the whole trip was the realisation of a long held ambition and the overcoming of some notable challenges; riding up Glenshee and the Lecht without stopping, even if the tongue was generally in the vertical position, was a highlight that will live with me as I gently subside into the sunset! THANK YOU!
Bob Forster, May/June 2016
The tour was beyond first class. I cannot fault it. The calm organisation and re-organisations (as events changed) was exemplary. The inclusion of a rider with Asperger's Syndrome was a great success for all.
Peter Spargo, May/June 2016
The route was a real joy with so many lanes and paths and so few busy roads. Thoroughly researched – fantastic.
Jason Saunders, May 2016
Absolutely brilliant. So pleased I came with you. Have recommended you to a couple of friends already.
Val Bridges, May 2016
The tour exceeded all my expectations and I had the adventure of a lifetime, which I will never forget. We had a wonderful group who all got well, helped each other out and provided lots of laughs! I hope to be back for more!
Roy Glew, May 2016
Thank you for making this a trip of a lifetime!! Would not hesitate to recommend Peak Tours.
David Mitchell, May 2016
The route was generally brilliant – the 14 day LEJOG has the right balance of challenge and efficiency with fantastic scenery. I will recommend Peak Tours to my friends. In addition, they will be the first company I will consider on my next venture.
Vince Paine, May 2016
I’ve never been to Ireland before so it was great to see so much of it. Good variety of scenery with some outstanding days- the climb on Day 9 and the descent were a real highlight. Great route! Usual excellent organisation we expect from Peak Tours. The help provided with logistics of getting bikes to/from start and finish makes a huge positive difference to the trip
Fiona Cameron, August/September 2016
The tour organisation was excellent – as always! It was a brilliant holiday
Amanda Williams and Les Hearn, August/September 2016
The route notes were, as usual, comprehensive and often overly fulsome in the detail provided, given that they were to be the guide between A & B. Peak Tours, for me, and this is how I describe things to people who ask me about my adventures, is an organisation which understands the needs of cyclists and seeks to help everyone who has an objective to do something like LEJOG, achieve that ambition and does so in a practical and supportive manner. That gives Peak Tours a personality and, for me, it is attractive and very distinctive. Please do not lose this USP and characteristic.
Graeme Nichol, June 2016
All the hotels and B&Bs were very good. Thank you.
John Standen, October 2016
It is a great route. I enjoyed the varied geography – villages, countryside, city and urban areas. The coastline and the Hadrian’s Wall stretch were stunning. Enjoyed getting a little lost … much more fun! I hasten to add the route notes were great – it was just our navigating! The brew stops never disappointed. Very memorable, tasty variety of snacks and an added ‘something different’ every day! The organisation was excellent – someone always emailed back promptly to answer my queries. Brilliant support from you all. This is my third tour now and I loved it …again!
Helen Fieldson, September 2016
A great challenging ride through the most magnificent countryside the mainland of Great Britain can offer.
John Mills, August 2016
The tour organisation was brilliant – first class.
Bert Welsh, August 2016
Very imaginative route, very well researched, bringing the best UK scenery and cycling together. Matched (exceeded) my very high expectations. A rewarding adventure. Already thinking about France or possibly Ireland.
Owen Brown, August 2016
Amazed that we had to go on so few ‘A’ roads.
Bill Baker, August 2016
This is the third tour I have done with you – it’s been the hardest and probably the most enjoyable. Continue to do what you do – you do it well.
Colin Sewell, August 2016
I have had two wonderful holidays with Peak tours and I am looking forward to Ireland or Italy in 2017.
Andrew Thomas, May/June 2016
The route was excellent and kept to quiet roads. Its been the best cycling experience for me, ever.
Paul Diamond, September 2016
Very impressed with the tour overall, which has left some great memories.
Martin Walkley, August 2016
Will be recommending you to friends and colleagues. Will definitely book again.
Val Loftus, August 2016
I shall live with the memories for a long time to come! Brilliant.
Trevor Mulryne, July 2016
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Peak Tours for a very enjoyable C2C ride. The organisation was most impressive, the accommodation very comfortable with friendly hosts and hearty breakfasts. We will recommend Peak Tours to all our friends and hope to join you again in the future. Best wishes and many thanks.
Stuart Riley, June 2016
I love your tour concept. Thanks for making my trips possible. I would never have thought that at 62 I would be cycling France from the Channel to the Med, as I was not sporting at all when I was younger. The support is amazing and now my family and friends think I’m an inspiration. I’m not – I just persisted in training and got support!
Gilly Cooper, September/October 2016
Bloody awesome route – well done. Great roads, quiet roads, stunning views. Now … if you could only make Ventoux a bit flatter!
Vicki Barber, September/October 2016
The route was amazing – mostly relatively traffic free and the fabulous descents made up for (almost) the climbs! The brew van will always be a fond memory! The hotels were good also and everyone said how great it was to have the bags in our room at the end of each day. We ran a gite business here in France for 7 years and had hire bikes & prepared routes for our guests so we have a idea of how much preparation has been put into the routes etc – you have done a great job with all the work that must have been necessary and you have a great bunch of people working for you!
Gordon and Jane Barnes, September/October 2016
Overnight stops were very good in general. Some were ultra modern and others ‘full of character’ as they were in the middle of nowhere. A really good variety and each night there was a very interesting town/city/village to explore, some stunning medieval sites. There was always a great variety of food at brew stops and the picnic lunches.
John Pointon, September 2016
I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic team you have at Peak Tours. The Channel to Med bike ride that I've just done under the expert guidance and care of Nigel, Richard and Dan was just perfect! From start to finish, and I include the 'head office' contingent of Dave, Lee and yourself in the accolades, the service was professional, efficient and friendly, which gave the clients the comfortable feeling that everything was sorted and in control. As a relative newcomer to the sport of cycling, this was even more appreciated by me than it was with the 'experts'! More than this, however, was the constant vigilance and care given to ensure the safety and welfare of the 23 cyclists on the trip by all three of your staff - and all done with unstinting goodwill and a boisterous sense of humour so important on a hard expedition.
Ernie Clark, September 2016
The tour organisation was excellent from first communication to the final dinner – all needs catered for.
Keith Rawlinson, September 2016
The accommodation was very good. All clean, good food, nice staff. The tour was very, very good value. I had a great time!
John Austin, September 2016
Excellent route through less travelled roads. Would recommend any of the trips I have taken with Peak Tours to any competent cyclist.
David Varga, September 2016
Tour Organisation. Excellent+. Beyond expectation. Meeting people off the train in Portsmouth was a very nice bonus. Tour Overall. Outstanding. In comparison with other companies I have used for similar trips, Peak Tours are better in almost every way. In particular, you offer the best value by miles.
Dave Smith, September 2016
An amazing trip which far exceeded my expectations.
Richard Beer, September 2016
Wonderful route. The best road riding I have ever done. Overall, an awesome tour! Great leadership, support, great route, great hire bike from Peak Tours.
Rick Metzger, September 2016
I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to friends, family and others. I’d like to do another similar trip in the future – maybe Italy.
Chris Morgan, September 2016
The picnic lunches and brew stops were excellent – substantial and a great variety. The tour organisation was very slick!
Ann Marie Latham and Helen Cassady, August 2016
The route meant that the cycling went at the perfect speed to travel and see many beautiful areas of France that I would never have been to otherwise. The trip has clearly been planned to perfection.
Laura Mattock, August 2016
A great route, loved it all. The prospect of Mont Ventoux was something to focus on and aim for. Every day I felt it couldn’t get better, but it did.
Janet Cordingley, August 2016
The route was amazing. I hate to think how much effort it took to find so many quiet roads across the country, north to south. The cafes were nice but the picnic lunches were fantastic. The best holiday I have ever had. It was brilliant. I have recommended you to all my friends.
Phil Winterbourne, June/July 2016
The route was excellent - quiet roads, great surfaces and magnificent scenery. The picnic lunches were excellent and far better than I expected. I was also amazed at what good sites were selected for the brew and lunch stops – always either a good view, or shelter from the sun and never problems with traffic. Obviously, a lot of research goes into this.
I would not fault anything with the tour – being met at the railway station, your great service in taking my bike from Glossop and returning it from Nice made things so much easier. Arriving and leaving hotels was so easy with our bags being taken to our rooms. I cannot think of anything where the organisation was lacking.
This completely lived up to expectations and more. I loved the whole experience and would recommend others to take this journey. It was brilliant. The input from Peak Tours, with the organisation, the guides and the overall informal, but highly efficient, attention to detail was, as always, superb. Thank you.
Graham Dent, June/July 2016
Brew stops and lunches were fantastic – Isabelle (the guide) always looking for new treats for us!
Sylvia and John Chudley, June/July 2016
Well organised without being over-organised. We’re all grown adults and it’s good to have that recognised! The route was so well planned in terms of terrain and difficulty, building up to Ventoux and then the Gorges du Verdon. It just got better and better. Loved the picnics.
Marjory Grieg, June 2016
It started off great and just got better. I highly recommend it, a fantastic two weeks.
Simon Joyce, June 2016
This was a spectacular trip and fantastically well organised. Thank you very much.
Rachel Pattinson, June 2016
Full marks for the route planning. Magnificent country. Challenging ascents (but not beyond anyone’s capability) and descents … and Mont Ventoux!
Robin Hollands, June 2016
We both want to thank you for organising such a fantastic French tour. Both of us had such an amazing time, more of a holiday for me & a great holiday / hard challenge for Nicky. Having done a LEJOG I kind of knew what to expect, but Nicky was super impressed with just how well organised the tour was & how smoothly the tour ran. Undoubtedly, having 3 such fantastic guides really contributed to the success of our Caen to Nice cycle trip.
The route was simply outstanding. The tour was amazingly organised.
Adrian Zissos, May 2016
It was all just brilliant! John and I have never known such superb organisation which made it all run like clockwork. The ethos of Peak Tours clearly comes from the top and makes for really successful holidays that everyone loves. We had a wonderful time – thanks a million.
The tour organisation was brilliant – thanks. We really had the most amazing trip and were very impressed with Peak Tours’ service all round.
Willow, June 2016
I was so impressed by the route. We rarely saw traffic and the scenery was spectacular. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in cycling in France.
Dan Jeffers, May 2016
The tour organisation was absolutely superb. As a participant getting on with the ride, the whole tour seemed to go like clockwork, seamlessly behind the scenes. All three guides were excellent and came across as a very efficient effective team. I greatly appreciated the fact that our luggage was in the room on arrival at the hotels – it is that level of service that really ‘makes the day’ when we arrive tired after a days cycling. The coordination between the guides and the hoteliers seemed to be excellent. Briefings were comprehensive and thorough and the brew van and lunches were extremely well organised and much appreciated. I used a pre-loaded Peak Tours Garmin which was excellent. Having said that, the route notes were also excellent, as indicated by fellow riders who relied on them
Philip Brodie, May 2016
Best cycling I’ve ever done.
Chris Rooney, May 2016
I thought nothing could beat Peak Tours LEJOG. I was wrong.
Vajrin Malin, May 2016
All the routes for each of the days were fabulous. It was rare to have a section of busy road or go through towns. The route notes were amazingly accurate.
Clare Hearnshaw, May 2016
I would recommend this company and trip to everyone.
Mary HowsonWay of the Roses2015
Our hosts were all very friendly and Stan was a pleasure to deal with. The route had just the correct amount of difficulty for us, challenging at times. We always went with route 2. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Even managed to ride up Winnats Pass out of Castleton as an extra, stopped twice for a brief rest.
Jeff and Cate Collier Heart of the Peaks2015
This was our first walking holiday and we had a great time even with hard rainfall day the last day. It was great to have someone else sort the accommodation, route and transportation of luggage. We also spoke to other hikers and found Peak Tours to be very reasonably priced compared to what they had paid. Everything was perfect for our break, a big thank you!
Tanya WilsonGlacial Gorges2015
We had a really good time, stan was very efficient transporting the bags. Alan Richmond ay Sheriff Lodge baked Gluten Free bread specially, which was the best I have ever tasted. All the B&Bs put themselves out for my dietary requirements.
Hilary and Gerald Fox Glacial Gorges Walking Tour2015
The Plough Inn at Hathersage had lovely rooms and excellent food and parking. We got a warm welcome from Chloe, what lovely staff! Great accommodation, great routes and a lovely weekend, Thank you.
Kathryn Dransfield Peak District Rivers and Ridges Walking Tour2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our Bike Tour holiday, as before. The bikes were excellent as provided with bag, map holder, bike computer and bottle holder.
Val ProsserStanage edge, Ladybower and Castleton2015
Once again, fantastic back up, guides and organisation. Ive booked my 4th tour, soon you’ll only have space for repeat bookers and we’ll become an incestuous lot of Steve’s Lycra disciples.
The route was good and very beautiful. After a few days on the river banks it was good to get into the high country which was amazing and for me the best part of the tour. The German and Austrian bike paths are so great and it was good to hardly need to ridge on the roads. The Garmin routes were very accurate with one minor exception when we were directed onto rough tracks but that was of no real consequence.
We had great group dynamics made even more special by the staff, what gems they are! Organisationally, I could not have asked for more. The staff were always on top of situations and handled things with a no fuss approach, friendly and accommodating.
David Cautterbuck Bespoke LEJOG2015
The general avoidance of major roads was appreciated, the small lanes and cycle paths through the forests, along lakes and rivers and hedgerows in the south was fantastic. And on such routes the other vehicles seemed most considerate.
Dick GoldhamBespoke LEJOG2015
It was a journey of a lifetime. Thank you Graeme and Lizzy who made it a fantastic adventure.
Peter MolloyBespoke LEJOG2015
What can I say other than a huge thank you for providing me with a unique, unforgettable experience shared with 23 others and guided by 3 exceptional men – Johnny, Dave and Tom. They went out of their way to ensure we had first class advice and support, I really cant put into words how grateful we all were for this and it was a repeated topic of conversation by all. What advice would I give someone contemplating the epic LEJOG?
1) Do it! And do it with Peak Tours
2) Make sure you get plenty of practice as early as possible. I spent the winter months in the gym on a watt bike. Practice as much as possible on hills, Cornwall is a killer!
3) 7 out of our group of 24 were aged 60 and over. If we could do it, then so could you!
4) Don’t worry about applying as a singleton who knows nobody else. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you get to know everyone else. More than half our group came on their own
5) As good as it is don’t have a cooked breakfast every day, it plays havoc with the digestion!
I enjoyed that each place we stayed was so very different. In fact Mike said he will hate going back to the States where most of the accommodation is run by large companies so all very similar. I did smile when we arrived at one B&B to find the landlady was bathing a dog in the sink! LEJOG will go into my Top 5 best life experiences and I will recommend Peak Tours to anyone and everyone
Really appreciate the thought & effort gone into keeping us off the main and busy roads, many parts of the route were sublime. The tour was well organised, we were worried that would mean corners cut – nothing could be further from the truth!
Vanessa Bridge LEJOG2015
Absolutely excellent. Thank you so much for all the hard work that goes into planning the route. I loved it so much and it showed what a wonderful country we live in. The tour organisation could not have been better. I felt spoiled having my bag in my room each day without having to carry it. The brew stops were a life saver. I cant say thank you enough to Graham, Andy and Dave were just brilliant from the very first moment of communication to the very last. Hugely caring, Hugely considerate, hugely understating, hugely entertaining, hugely safety conscious and made me feel great about my cycling ability even though I was so slow compared to the rest of the group. They could not have done more and they did it with their hearts and not just as a job. I am so grateful to them and to you Steve as every communication with all of you has been so valuable and truly appreciated by me. To sustain such professionalism and humour for all those days, every day and through every weather is commendable. What a wonderful team you all are and it was a privilege for me to have your unrelenting understanding, care, consideration, humour and support as I could not have done this experience without the sheer support that you all provided. I am really grateful to you all. Please could you pass this onto your team, I am happy for this to be used in the testimonial section of your website as well, you all deserve nothing but the very best feedback for your dedication and commitment to making this an excellent experience for me.
A dream of a route beautiful mostly safe. Excellent would do it all over again just to see some of the scenery. Thank you
All accommodations were clean and the owners were courteous. I don’t know how you managed this in France!
I can’t wait till next year and I will definitely be on a Peak Tours tour soon! Professional outfit and stunning routes! Look forward to Ireland!
Mark Rhodes C2C2015
Had the time of my life and met some great people!
Absolutely brilliant, Peak Tours are excellent at organising and carrying out events. The guides were amazing, very helpful and supportive, a lovely bunch of people.
Aishling Patterson C2C2015
We were well catered for throughout the trip and it was possible to eat very healthily. The group was a lovely size and worked well together. Graham, the guide, was very skilled at managing a very complex operation. It was also very clear that the trip had been very thoughtfully put together.
Rachel PattinsonWOTROctober 2015
Peak Tours are very well organised and the C2C was a great experience.
John OsborneC2COctober 2015
We were privileged to stay in a range of typical German hotels/B&B’s which gave a great local flavour to our tour.
Susan O’MahonyM2MSeptember 2015
The accommodation was very good most of the time, and on one or two occasions it was excellent. Namely, where we stayed on the last night, and in Frodsham. Even the YHA hostels were better than I remember, except maybe one of the showers. The route was very well chosen. Keeping the cycling away from the traffic as much as possible.
Denise GiggLEJOGAugust/September 2015
What an experience! I would recommend this trip and company to anyone who’s considering doing LEJOG. Johnny, Jim and Sam (the guides) totally made it awesome! I look forward to booking my next trip! Cheers!
Tara Robertson LEJOGAugust/September 2015
The route did an excellent job of avoiding main roads and major towns/cities. It also took the path of least resistance through the mountains, perfect! The organisation was also really excellent, I would definitely use you again and recommend you. Ive been on a number of organised tours and this was one of the best! Great job, thanks.
Fiona Barker LEJOGSeptember 2015
Without exception I had very good or excellent accommodation ranging from pleasingly quirky to luxurious. Food was plentiful and most places were happy to provide some washing/drying services. Wonderful route with beautiful scenery. It was great to spend so much time cycling on relatively quiet roads and experience the changes in the British countryside as we moved North. I also enjoyed cycling through some of the cities – Bristol and Edinburgh in particular were highlights. The route through the Cairngorms was a great experience – the ride up Glenshee and the Lecht were particularly memorable and fun. All the guides were extremely helpful – they made an effort to ensure that we were all ok. They were fun to be with and knowledgeable about the route. I remember feeling really impressed when I arrived at the first brew stop and saw the wonderful selection of food and drink laid out for us. This continued through the tour. I think you have a winning formula, keep up the good work. I would recommend Peak Tours to anyone who wants to ride LEJOG and I hope I will have the chance to use you again for another tour in the future.
Rob Turcan LEJOGAugust/September 2015
Compared to other companies doing similar trips this was real value for money.
Peter Norwood C2MSeptember 2015
The quality of the accommodation was much higher than expected.
Claire Young C2MSeptember 2015
The accommodation definitely exceeded my expectations, a quiet selection of roads with some stunning scenery. The tour was first rate both in terms of enjoyment and value for money.
Mike Rosam C2MSeptember 2015
On the whole we had an unbelievably fantastic tour and we are looking forward to selecting another tour with Peak Tours!
Lisa and Gary EatoC2MSeptember 2015
Really lovely route, all of it. Well thought out and put together.
Karen MadgwickC2MSeptember 2015
The food and accommodation were excellent. A good combination of group meals and DIY. The accommodation varied from the modern to the historic, many were quirky and interesting. I found them excellent and enjoyable. It is a great treat to have the bags in the room after a day’s cycling. The route was tough and challenging, both the ascents and descents, and the climbs stretched my abilities. But it was rewarding and the route was extremely well researched, with the particularly tough days interspersed with slightly easier ones. Overall I had a great time, and I know my friends Ian and Richard did too. I cant really think of any significant change to improve the experience. The Peak Tours formula of luggage transfer, briefings, brew stops and great team is a winner. It seemed to me that about 40-50% of those on the tour had been on a Peak Tours trip before, which is great testimony to what you offer. Well done. I have encouraged a friend in our cycling group to book a LEJOG next year and Ian and I are looking at Germany next year. A wonderful two weeks, very enjoyable and exhilarating. Thanks for everything.
David Wynn C2MSeptember 2015
The Brew stops are an excellent feature of your tours. The choice of drinks, biscuits and energy bars and fruit were marvelous and essential.
Leonard Daly C2CSeptember 2015
All accommodations were very good, much better than expected. Also, very good that some would do washing and dry our clothes when we arrived wet. We had a good combination of guys and girls and everyone seemed to get on all through the 10 days. A really good bunch and I enjoyed riding with all of them. Communication was very good. The weekend training in April was good and gave me personally a kick up the backside to increase my level of fitness. Everything else was easy and straight to the point, communication was always good and always got an answer to any questions. It was easy to book, good communication and and the organisation, which ran like clockwork, was great from getting down to Penzance to being dropped off in Inverness. We were always briefed on the next step and if we were not sure about something, always got an answer to our questions. I personally could not fault anything during this experience. The set up that we had with the accommodation and Graham running the tour with Rob and Andy is going to be hard to beat. Those guys worked well as a team in looking after us and keeping the ten days humorous and entertaining, always positive and helpful. They made the difference.
Vito Ronzano 10 Day LEJOGAugust 2015
I traveled with my 15 year old son on the 10 day LEJOG tour. This was quite a challenge for both of us. A huge thanks to the Peak Tours team who guided us, took care of special requests, kept us safe, advised us and above all added a sense of fun and achievement throughout. The tea stops were special moments, coming together to tea and cake, checking in with the group, topping up on essentials etc. The team did a great job, I thoroughly recommend Peak Tours and the LEJOG in particular.
Paul and Tom10 Day LEJOGAugust 2015
The accommodation was fantastic. Each evening was perfect for recovering for the next day. Each area also had plenty of areas to grab a bite to eat, so that in combination with the accommodation was the perfect motivator for the following day of cycling. The routes we went along were amazing to look at. Rather than following more of the busier roads, we went along more of the country lanes and their fantastic scenery. It made each day of cycling more memorable and enjoyable. The route notes allowed us to prepare ourselves for each upcoming day. They also included the locations of each lunch stop, where our accommodation was and the altitude graphs for each day. I found these all extremely helpful. The snacks provided at 25 miles and 75 miles in of each day were a major morale booster. All of the snacks contained all the energy required to continue for the next 25 miles. The lunches halfway through each day was also a fantastic opportunity to eat indoors whilst gaining some calories back and take in some fluids. I would not have been able to do this without the food that was provided. I couldn’t have asked for better guides for the tour. They had been a major help throughout the tour and are extremely friendly people to talk to. Again, I probably wouldn’t have been able to complete this tour without their help. They sorted the accommodation, food and repaired my bike when I needed it. Ultimately they made the whole experience more enjoyable as well. This was a fantastic tour. I would recommend it to anyone who is into cycling because there is no more enjoyable way to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats than cycling it with Peak Tours.
Stuart Waterfield10 Day LEJOGAugust 2015
I hoped this tour would be brilliant but it was much better than that.
Wallace Henderson 10 Day LEJOGAugust 2015
The 2 days through the Cairngorms were absolutely stunning, I have seen so much of our beautiful country in those 14 days – an experience never to be forgotten. The tour organisation was absolutely brilliant, I really think there is room for improvement here. The guides were amazing, so encouraging, helpful and there when you needed them. A fab team, we couldn’t have done it without them THANK YOU SO MUCH! Overall an awesome experience. The sights, landscapes, group and leaders made it a journey i will never forget. So much better than I anticipated. Fantastic. I even have a tattoo to mark the event!
Overall a fantastically organised tour. I know how hard it can be to make everything go so smoothly but the guides did a really good job of making everything seamless and providing assistance to help us going along the way.
Brian Potskowski LEJOGAugust 2015
Absolutely fantastic – cannot praise your guys highly enough.
Peter Hopkins LEJOGAugust 2015
Absolutely superb, could not be faulted. Wonderful to explore the little lanes and use the national routes and have been constant with the occasional busy road to remind us how lucky we were to be out of traffic so much. The group was great, you obviously attract a great mix of interesting people with similar values. The organisation was brilliant, the guides never forgot what it was like to be a ‘punter’ always anticipating our needs and gave us just what we needed and wanted (eg. Extra brew stop on a cool wet afternoon) without being asked. Brew van is fantastic, luggage in rooms a lovely touch and beautiful detail.
David Robson & Sharon McCullagh LEJOGAugust 2015
Overall the tour was fantastic! Keep doing what you are doing – so well!
Pauline and Mick Bedwell LEJOGAugust 2015
Fantastic route that took my breath away. Even the mundane parts of the country were well planned. Changing the route in Scotland seemed to be a great move, although I wasn’t so sure halfway up Glenshee and the Lecht. Seriously though, just brilliant. The tour organisation was bloody brilliant and overall it was one of the best experiences of my life!
Dave MannLEJOGAugust 2015
Great choice of route, amazing hidden country lanes, hidden gems of villages – excellent.
Alex and Graeme LEJOGAugust 2015
The route was like a voyage of discovery, taking in the country lanes and using cycle routes to avoid main roads. I thought it was excellent, thank you Steve. This tour exceeded my expectations. It took me deep into the areas of the country I have never visited before. The whole group gelled together and the support team couldn’t have been more supportive and encouraging.
Peter AdamsLEJOGAugust 2015
I can’t recall anything going wrong, either before we begun or whilst we were on the route. If it did then it was sorted behind the scenes, so for us riders it was as smooth as the Lochs and seas in Scotland (which were like glass!) I loved it. We were so fortunate with the weather and I realise that made the tour much easier. During and after every climb we were always rewarded with spectacular views. I was riding with 4 others and we praised the route all the time while we were riding, always amazed at how you found all of the quiet roads we were riding. We stopped in some fab places for lunch and the accommodation was great.
Marika AmatD2CAugust 2015
All B&B’s and hotels were of a really good standard. Well done. Overall, the routes each day provided us with great views using roads with light traffic and photo opportunities galore. The lunches were always plentiful and well balanced for our specific needs. The brew stops were most welcome and always provided tasty and nutritious snacks. This was my first tour and I was really impressed by the whole tour experience. I felt valued and Tom and Niv were always courteous, concerned and advisory when needed. Any bike concerns were dealt with promptly. The daily briefing and back up was outstanding. A really enjoyable first cycle tour. Challenging at times but always fulfilling, a great adventure for a 60yr+ old especially.
Steve Jefferys D2CAugust 2015
The route was really well worked out, despite the difference in mileage on some days the rides were similar in duration. I was on LEJOG in 2012 and didn’t think it could get much better. However, the guides made the Channel to Med tour a trip to remember for all the right reasons.
Sharon Whitehead C2MAugust 2015
I loved every minute of it, it was the best two weeks I’ve had since LEJOG. Thanks to you all.
Janet McRoberts C2MAugust 2015
The scenery is simply stunning. The route balanced so more distance on the easier days and shorter days when there was more climbing. Peak Tours does this so well making trips a pleasure , where you look forward to the next days cycling. Peak Tours are just great, you really understand how to make these trips work. Nigel, Isabel and Sam worked very hard to make things work on the ground. The success reflects the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Peak Tours are truly client focussed, and provide excellent value for money not to be forgotten cycle tours. Their organisation is excellent and this tour is absolutely amazing. I cannot thank Steve and his team enough for providing yet another excellent holiday.
Helen Evans C2MAugust 2015
The Glacial Gorges route is excellent which gave us the opportunity to walk on the limestone way, along rivers and dales, across fields as well as visiting small villages en route. We loved everything about the tour! We had fantastic walks every day, stayed in some great places and have gotten a wonderful impression of this small part of Derbyshire that we explored. All very well organised and it was good to read the notes and learn something about where we were going.
Kate Adams & Helen EvansGlacial GorgesJuly 2015
Returned yesterday from our 5 day High Peak Rambler Tour and wanted to convey our thanks for what was undoubtedly one of our finest weeks of walking. From Initial enquiry to the final day’s walk were so impressed by the helpfulness and friendliness of Peak Tour staff, the extremely comprehensive walking pack received and excellent accommodation and welcoming B&B hosts. A fantastic operation indeed and one which we would have no hesitation in recommending.
Jennifer BigginHigh Peak RamblerJuly 2015
Steve, you did a fabulous job with the organisation of this trip. I never thought a tour could run this efficiently. Clearly all the details have been thought out, as well as back up plans when something goes awry. I learned early on how you provide individual responses and support. This is impressive. Everything you said you would do, you did. Again, it made for a seamless adventure. We saw Skedaddlers a few times, and their tour looked a lot less fun, they all seemed to lack the camaraderie we all had, which I think reflects on your planning and staff.
Chris WillardLEJOGJuly 2015
We were delighted with all aspects of the tour and enjoyed it immensely! The accommodation was to a high standard and the food was delicious.
Elizabeth Goode LEJOGJuly 2015
Over the years I’ve tried running marathons and taking part in triathlons but nothing has ever been as thrilling, exhilarating and memorable as LEJOG.
Rob MalonyLEJOGJuly 2015
The accommodation was incredible! All of our B&B hosts were very friendly and helpful. I cannot express how wonderful it was to arrive and find our luggage in our room, fresh towels, tea, coffee and snacks. The breakfasts were excellent too! We were really lucky with this group to have a range of ages, gender and abilities on our trip. It made for lots of fun. I think that the size of the group was terrific, especially when we all rode our last 8 miles to JOG’s. That we did the final ride together was a really nice touch, thanks for thinking of it. Also having Rob lead us to keep the pace nice and steady, like a celebratory parade marshall! The booking arrangements in the B&B’s went a long way in terms of encouraging us to interact with more people rather than form cliques. I really enjoyed and appreciated that touch. The staff were really generous with their time ‘after hours’ if there is such a thing - I had wonderful, inspiring conversations with Sam, Niv, Jim and Rob thanks to them for hanging out with us over dinner. It is clear to me that Peak Tours really is passionate about what you do and that you treat your staff and clients so well. This was emphasized when I cycled past skedaddle last days morning brew stop that was parked next to a cemetery and in a very smelly mature patch. Peaks brew van was set up at the top of a hill where we enjoyed another wonderful view, fresh air and refreshment. I got so much more out of this trip than anticipated. I wanted a lifestyle change (the training leading up to the trip achieved that), but the trip itself, the ability to do a multi-day effort and maintaining a positive outlook when my performance was not at its peak all the time was a wonderful opportunity that I would not have had time to focus on if I were paying attention to the behind the scenes details. The views, the places we stayed, the route that took us through urban and rural spaces, the misty moors over Dartmoor, were incredible.
Laurel SmithLEJOGJuly 2015
A tremendous route and obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into it. The tour organisation was first class. For us OAP cyclists, the brew stops morning and afternoon were a huge help. Four 20 mile rides were easier than one 80 mile marathon! Overall , the tour was fantastic. I was able to achieve my goal and raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. I now feel like a real cyclist, though I know it is not true.
Mike Allen LEJOGJuly 2015
I find it hard to criticise anything. I wanted a challenging cycle ride which was well organised with a route which let me experience the amazing changes in the French countryside as you travel from the North to the South, and stayed in excellent hotels on the way. What I got exceeded my expectations.
Des McCarron C2M July 2015
Lovely quiet roads and cycle ways. France is perfect for cycling as there are no hedges to block views, and cycling through different areas was wonderful. I shall remember the sunflower and corn fields and cute cows, the smell of lavender and the outstanding views.
Trish WinterbottomC2MJuly 2015
The route was amazing, views to die for. Did not realise how beautiful France was.
Clive HillC2MJuly 2015
Very easy as a customer – all expectations were surpassed! I am not a long standing cyclist, very much an amateur, with a hybrid bike. The tour gave me exactly the support and challenge I required and relished to achieve an important aim. It was an amazing experience and now that I reflect upon it I almost feel that for two weeks I was in another world.
Nick MartinLEJOGJune/July 2015
The fare served up by the brew van was outstanding and so were almost all of the other lunches and food along the way.
Mike Jackson LEJOGJune/July 2015
Fantastic experience. I found the cycling pretty challenging but very enjoyable. The route was great and all aspects of the tour from planning to delivery were excellent. A really nice bunch of people on the tour, good socialising. I decided to make a few adjustments during the tour and the tour guides were so supportive – helped me finish the tour in a way that was manageable for me, still got to see Scotland which was amazing. I really like how the accommodation is spread over smaller B&B’s, really feel like we were supporting the local people rather than the big chains all the time and I feel this is positive and important.
The tour has literally changed our outlook on life! Please don’t change a thing!
Alan and Debra HargreavesLEJOGJune/July 2015
Couldn’t fault anything – the tour was fantastic, the lads were great, the route was perfect. Keep up the good work, I will definitely be using your company again in the future.
David Thomas LEJOG)June 2015
You have a great formula - good staff and good organisation, I will definitely book with you again.
Sean Ahern LEJOGJune 2015
Perfect service, could not have asked for any more.
Pat Daffarn LEJOGJune 2015
Lunches at the brew van far exceeded expectation and anything experienced on other cycling holidays. Peak Tours seem to have thought about everything, I cannot think of any way to improve.
Stephen AdlerLEJOGJune 2015
I liked the variety of small B&Bs and bigger hotels, stayed at some really lovely places. Really liked the fresh fruit and the variety of food, like having local delicacies.
Judy LEJOGJune 2015
It was amazing. I recommend your company to anyone who asks me about my journey. Many thanks indeed for enabling me to achieve the journey.
Jane Askey LEJOGJune 2015
The route was fantastic. So carefully planned, so varied and safe. Thank you!
Kathy Roberts and Adam Malin LEJOGJune 2015
The food was better than excellent. I’d heard about the brew van, on the training weekend and this was a great feature of the support. I couldn’t believe how much I was eating every day and this included hovering up loads at each van stop as the selection was amazing and just too tempting. There was a good range of food available at each lunch stop and the options for dinner gave plenty of choice.
Chris Williamson LEJOGJune 2015
I hired a Garmin from you with the route pre-loaded which worked brilliantly, so didn’t rely on the route notes very much but they are an essential back up and well written and presented.
Duncan GregoryC2M June 2015
The route was amazing, really appreciate the effort the team has put in to finalising it.
Andrew CarpenterC2MJune 2015
The route was perfect. My ideal France trip starts in Normandy, follows the Loire Valle, Crosses Mt. Ventoux, goes through the Verdon Gorge and ends in Nice. You hit all the right buttons as far as I am concerned.
Jim JenkinsC2MJune 2015
Every Km was an absolute joy. I enjoyed every minute of it and feel very lucky to have been involved in one of your first Channel to Med’s.
Andy WagnerC2MJune 2015
The route was really excellent (interesting, relaxing, very challenging at times) and the lack of traffic was just delightful. Im sure it took a tremendous amount of work to put it together – it paid off, well done.
John ShortC2MJune 2015
The route was great as it stayed away from busy roads and visited some lovely little villages.
Jim Broomhall C2MJune 2015
The brew vans were fantastic, always a welcome sight on the road and the picnic lunches were brilliant!! Lovely spread of food, drink and desserts!! I know they were a lot of work for the guys but they were so much better than the 3 course lunch time meals that were served in the restaurant or cafes. The picnics could be as quick or as slow as you wanted, a much lighter meal and it was relaxing too. They were fab!
Kay MurfinC2M June 2015
One of the surprises of the whole trip was the route – could not believe the variety of roads and cycle paths.
Bruce Montgomery10 day LEJOGMay/June 2015
The accommodation was very good and provided all that was needed. It was good that on occasions we all stayed in the same place too and had team meals. Wouldn’t recommend any changes. You have a great set up Steve, keep the great work up.
Paul Swift 10 day LEJOG)May/June 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed the LEJOG and would recommend Peak Tours without hesitation. I have been on a JOGLE with RAB/Deloitte – this was a far better experience.
Paul Mckie 10 day LEJOGMay/June 2015
Excellent, amazing two weeks. Would highly recommend.
Adam MerrimanLEJOGMay 2015
I think that the entire tour, its leadership and execution was brilliant.
Steve Ironside LEJOGMay 2015
The organisation of the accommodation, bags and brew van were excellent. It was particularly impressive to see a suggested item for the brew stop appear the next day (one of our group suggested scones). Having experienced this supported tour I would not consider an unsupported tour.
Steve Stone LEJOGMay 2015
Keep it going as it is, and the guides are excellent!
Michael Burton LEJOGMay 2015
I thought the route was excellent, keeping us off the main roads as much as possible. I was amazed at the lack of punctures on the route too which was good. The route notes as always were excellent. I used mine every day. The food provided was spot on and provided excellent value for money. The organisation was excellent and catered for everyone and all kinds of situations.
Mick Buxton LEJOGMay 2015
I was very unsure as to whether I could do it but your organisation and team made it a real pleasure.
Adrian Long LEJOGMay 2015
Showed the country off to its best, very scenic and little traffic. The new route through Scotland was certainly good.
Peter Bowden LEJOGMay 2015
Everything ran so effortlessly, again a complete tribute to the team on tour and obviously all the hard work at base camp.
Amelia PercyLEJOGMay 2015
I had an absolutely amazing trip & everyone was adamant that it was certainly a far more scenic trip than the LEJOG, so congrats to you and Lee for devising such a brilliant route!!
Dr Fiona Reardon D2CMay/June 2015
I was very happy with the accommodation and the smaller family run nature of the hotels. The route was really great. Quiet roads and fantastic scenery. My goal was to get a feel for the French countryside and the route really delivered on that. I did not expect such good background notes. I know my mother really enjoyed reading the copy I gave her. She knew where I was each day. She probably wont book on herself though as she’s 86! Really liked the lunches and the different local produce. Picnics with local breads and cake are one of my favourites and you guys did and great job on that front. The buffet meals were excellent as well. The organisation could not be faulted in my view. I am really impressed by how well this tour was organised, it was as though it had been done many times before. I cannot fault this trip apart from a bit of rain at the start which I do hold Steve accountable for! I am so impressed by the professional planning and the attention to detail that has gone in. France, its countryside, the food and beer delivered on the rest but even that was partly due to the excellent route planning that caused us to cycle through some absolutely beautiful parts of the country and it continued to get better as the days went on. I thought the cycle lengths each day were just right enough to challenge but not enough to dispirit the average cyclist like me. While the leaders were laid back which set a good mood among us there really was no mistaking the professional attention paid to each detail of the trip. I am really impressed and no one has paid me a penny to say all this. Rarely do I part with money for a holiday and get such value back.
Andrew ThomasC2MMay 2015
The tour took in some wonderful scenery and many lovely villages. Fantastic to have climbed Ventoux – that is an important part of the trip, but other days, especially Gorges de Verdun were particularly wonderful too. Lovely to cycle along miles of nearly car-free roads! Peak Tours’ attention to detail and careful planning are evident through the tour, much appreciated and really contributed to our enjoyment of the tour because everything runs so smoothly. We recognise how hard you have all worked in achieving this – both in putting the tour together and in how hard and long you work each day in supporting every aspect of the trip. The efficient, detailed and but relaxed organisation is why we choose peak tours – we know what we are going to get and its exactly what we want. We loved this Channel to Med tour. We have come back exhausted and exhilarated. From our experiences on Lejog we had high expectations and we were not disappointed in any way. This was wonderful – in all ways a superb trip. More of a physical challenge than LEJOG because of the long climbs in the second week, but entirely manageable and enjoyable because of the challenge.
Nancy and Alan C2MMay 2015
We were very happy with all our accommodation on the tour. The Hotel on the first night (Hotel Beryl) was very good. Also particularly good was the B&B in Sault, the B&B in Loches, the Hotel la Beuze in Aubusson was very comfortable and the Brice in Nice also. These stand out, but everywhere was clean, comfortable and with very pleasant and accommodating managers/owners.
Nancy and Alan C2MMay 2015
This was a fantastic tour. The route was superb, taking us through some beautiful and spectacular scenery. Steve, Nigel and Sam made every effort to make the tour a success. Another Peak Tours success.
John Herbert C2MMay 2015
I thought the route was great – some really good climbs (apart from the obvious big 2!) and fantastic countryside. And could the roads be any quieter, I don’t think so! Exceeded my expectations.
John Hackett C2MMay 2015
A brilliant couple of weeks in good company with a well organised organisation. Great fun and hopefully to be repeated on other tours in years to come.
Peter ChapmanC2M May 2015
Tour organisation was excellent, could not fault it at all. All instructions were very clear and precise, we knew all the time what was happening and when which I like. The brew van was just great, all snacks provided were all excellent. They run a very slick procedure which worked brilliantly. Never once felt hungry. The special touch of the celebratory drink and receiving a certificate at the end of the tour was a very nice surprise and a fantastic end to a fantastic weekend. We both thoroughly enjoyed the whole of the tour, we will definitely be doing another one with Peak Tours.
Karen and Nigel Harrison C2CMay 2015
Food and snacks provided by Peak Tours during rest periods on route were excellent and helped me complete the tour without a doubt. Fantastic team, great support with outstanding knowledge. Very friendly and made you feel comfortable and relaxed, keep up the good work.
David KellyC2CMay 2015
Great group, size was just right, you could all go at your own speed and there was always someone to cycle with. We all got on very well, fab 3 days.
Karen Edwards C2CMay 2015
I have no suggestions on how it could be improved – it was perfect! Thank you and keep up the fantastic work! Would definitely do another tour and recommend you to all our friends!
Jo and Geoff HollandC2CMay 2015
The tour organisation was absolutely faultless. It clearly shows a lot of work has gone into organising everything. 10 out of 10 and I would do it again tomorrow…. if my legs would let me.
Lynn Bayliss, April/May Lejog 10
The Plough Inn at Hathersage had lovely rooms and excellent food and parking. We got a warm welcome from Chloe, what lovely staff! Great accommodation, great routes and a lovely weekend, Thank you.
Kathryn DransfieldPeak District Rivers and Ridges Walking Tour2015
I have no suggestions on how it could be improved – it was perfect! Thank you and keep up the fantastic work! Would definitely do another tour and recommend you to all our friends!
Jo and Geoff Holland Coast to coastMay 2015
I would certainly recommend Peak Tours to people who want to complete this challenge. All three guides were excellent and added to the ride in their different ways.
Pam GrettonLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
Graham, Niv and Andy made the tour. They were very supportive and great company. Overall, the tour was excellent.
San ChimaLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
The tour guides were fantastic, gave support where required and quickly recognised that we were competent cyclists/navigators/mechanics and left us to it! They seemed to genuinely care that we were all happy and went out of their way to solve any problems.
Can't fault the organisation - very slick operation.
Stephen JacksonLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
Everything excellent. Tom and Phil were so helpful. I really can't say how it could be improved.
Jane HarrimanWay of the RosesJuly 2014
The variety of B&Bs was very good – each was unique. Cannot say enough how helpful Graham, Niv and Bill were throughout the trip.
Dave Varga (Canada)Lands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
Absolutely fantastic.I've already recommended you to a number of friends and as soon as I have the time, I plan to do another trip with you!
Gilly CooperLands End to John O'Groats
The organisation was absolutely bloody fantastic. Its obvious that a lot of effort has been put in to planning routes and sorting stops and accommodation.Really impressed - no wonder you get repeat business. Am seriously considering signing up for another tour when my bum recovers!
Victoria BarberLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
Fantastic experience. Graham, Johnny and Bill were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Cannot speak highly enough of their efforts to make the tour enjoyable. Very impressed with the food- buying in local specialities as we travelled North was a nice touch.
Have recommended Peak Tours to everyone I speak to about the trip.
Ian MasonLands End to John O'Groats
Congratulations all round! Trip of a lifetime! Thank you!
Nickie WillcocksLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
The organisation was perfect but without being overpowering in any way. I was more mentally relaxed for the whole fortnight than I have been for years! The tour guides (Graham, Andy and Niv) were tremendous. Their care, attention, skills and approach made the whole tour work so smoothly and perfectly but also so relaxed and flexible.
Judith HodgesLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
This is so good! I would recommend Peak Tours without any reservations! We are looking on the website to see what we can do next!
The group size sounded too big but it was great. Always someone you could ride with but you could be on your own if you wanted.
Pete WoolleyLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
Peak Tours is brilliant. This was my first 'supported' tour. Hopefully, I will do another and if I do, it will be with Peak Tours.
The brew van was brilliant - if we suggested something different to eat/drink, it was on the van the next day. Good mix of group meals and free evenings gave us the right amount of space whilst still feeling part of a group.
The tour ran like clockwork - incredibly well organised throughout by Graham, Niv and Andy.
Richard WoolleyLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2014
From start to finish, I thought the tour was excellently organised. it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you.
Daryl GoodallLands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2014
I will recommend Peak Tours to everyone. I will be booking another tour with you in the future.
Dave WattsLands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2014
Steve - it is now two weeks since we finished the ride of a lifetime. I must share how wonderful an experience the ride was. It began as a distance challenge, but by about day 2 or 3, as the group gels and we become more comfortable with the routine and your team, the ride is about people, life's experiences, remarkable countryside and the collective mission to get through to the next brew stop! I have told all on my return, that the distance is eminently achievable - it is the rest of the experience one is unprepared for. As for the guides - had it not been for the incredible talent of Graham, Andy and Dave, we all would have enjoyed the trip considerably less than we did.
Paul HanegraafLands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2014
Wow! Where do I start? Did the tour meet my expectations? In a word - No - it far exceeded them! it really is difficult to put into words how much I enjoyed not just the journey of LEJOG but the whole experience overall.
Mark WatsonLands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2014
The tour organisation was as smooth as a cashmere codpiece!
John HatfieldLands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2014
Wonderful accommodation with lovely people - very helpful and welcoming
The food provided was perfect. Lunches were fabulous, brew stops wonderful - Andy, Graham and Dave could not do enough for us.I can't praise them highly enough. Great mechanical knowledge, very caring, inspired confidence, great company.
I had the time of my life.
Helen HulmeLands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2014
The group size was perfect as we all found small groups of people at similar speed so we stayed together, then in the evenings we mixed with the other riders. Everyone got on really well.
Will be coming back for more and will recommend you to all my cycling friends too. I can't thank you enough for exceeding all our expectations and helping us live a dream that we have had for so long.
Josie and RichardLands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2014
To make a tour accessible to relatively inexperienced cyclists and yet still challenging to club riders is no easy thing. Graham, Dave and Andy went above and beyond to ensure that everybody's needs were catered for. All aspects of the tout were very well organised and it is really difficult to see how you could improve on the 'Peak Tours Experience'. Thank you!
David TilleyLands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2014
The trip was incredible, brilliant, really really enjoyed it. The group was quite special and we made many new friends. Graham, |Dave and Andy were outstanding, with nothing too much trouble and looked after us extremely well. Could not have better. Big thanks.
Gill ParryLands End to John O'Groats
First time using peak tours and was really pleased how well organised it was. Would highly recommend and would do another tour.
Heather ReidLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2014
Steve - it was just brilliant from first contact to battling to get my bike out of the box yesterday! I have lived the dream. Peak Tours are a company I would highly recommend and i think I will be coming back for more.
Helen EvansLands End to John O'GroatsJune/July2014
Niv, Johnny and James worked so hard to make the trip run smoothly and they were great guides and companions! I had such a good time. Brilliant!
Fran McLeanLands End to John O'GroatsJune 2014
Guides were beyond excellent. Brew van was totally awesome – that red van made the Tour for me! Overall, excellent plus.
Ian HopeLands End to John O'GroatsJune 2014
Steve, you’ve got it just right, mate – don’t change a thing. We wish it could have lasted forever (except for the sore backsides and tired legs)!
Peter & Karen Teague (Australia)Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2014
The accommodations were perfect and interestingly varied and gave me a well - rounded sense of what Britain is all about. Everything worked like clockwork. Thanks for doing such a great job. I will definitely choose Peak Tours on my next cycling adventure.
Lauren Nadler (USA)Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2014
If you are crazy enough to attempt to ride LEJOG then I challenge anyone to find a better company than Peak Tours. Their support and organisation was absolutely excellent. We’ve now ridden two of their bike tours and would definitely ride with them again.
Jill ArmstrongLands End to John O'GroatsJune 2014
This has been the hardest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding and the biggest accomplishment ever! Peak Tours made that possible and I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of doing a cycling tour!
Kay MurfinLands End to John O'GroatsMay/June 2014
I always felt that I was in safe hands. The cycling was fantastic and the guides (Graham and Jim) added to the experience with their stories, jokes, knowledge and encouragement every step of the way. Will definitely book up for another Peak Tour!
Joanna ChapmanLands End to John O'GroatsMay/June 2014
Thanks to everyone involved in making this an amazing and unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.
Clyde PercyLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
LEJOG is a big deal for anyone who undertakes such a challenge. I always felt that Peak Tours respected that in the way they facilitated our dreams coming true.
Tony BartonLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
The experience of a lifetime. Thanks for putting on such a great tour. Exceeded all of my expectations.
Matt TaylorLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
When Andrew suggested we do this on a tandem, I wasn’t sure it was possible. Not only did we manage it but we also enjoyed every minute – and would have happily gone back down again with Graham, Bill, Niv and the rest of the group)!
Jill BuzzardLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
Route notes were spot on – clearly a lot of work goes on into maintaining and checking them. Organisation couldn’t have been better. Everything sorted, problems resolved quickly and efficiently. Felt fully supported at all times.
Phil BeedLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
Excellent mix of fast roads, country lanes and traffic free routes using NCN where practicable. Love to do it again, although I know I won’t!
Colin CarrittLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
The last two weeks was everything I had hoped it would be, and possibly a little bit more. Tough, challenging, emotional, but immensely rewarding and a whole lot of fun!
Jane CullenLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2014
Rodney Binley Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2013
Tony Warne made the trip for me, so helpful and informative and patient and looked after the bike really well. He was kept busy! Would definitely ask for Tony again, in a year or so!
Paul Rebours Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2013
The route was very enjoyable and I had to stop sometimes to take in the view and the silence. I sometimes found I was speechless which is hard to do!! I have seen parts of the country I have never seen before and I will be making sure I visit these places again.
Fantastic tour which I would love to do again. I am made up I have achieved a massive goal in my life and I can say I did LEJOG.
Craig Boote Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2013
I loved all three tour guides Graham, Jonny and James! They all worked hard with their duties of cycling with the group, manning the brew van and fetching and delivering the luggage. Collectively they gave great advice on bike problems, eating , drinking, restaurant choices in town and body niggles!
Teresa Bailey Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2013
Great experience! Good value for money
Bob White Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2013
The pub buffets were excellent and the organised evening meals and recommended places to eat were all great too.
Graham, Andy and Johnny were fantastic company and their encouragement and support throughout the two weeks really made a difference. The way they responded to everyone on the trip helped us all to get along. No one was ever left out, as can easily happen with a big group of people. I was amazed by Graham’s technical know –how and really appreciated how he tackled any bike problems with good cheer. His morning briefings were excellent and he was always so positive (even in the rain), making it easier to get going each day. Johnny and Andy provided much humour and were always a welcome and cheerful sight at the brew stops.
I really enjoyed the whole trip, from a cycling point of view, but also as a holiday. I’d thought about trying to do an unsupported tour but was so glad that I did it this way instead. Everything about the organisation and the way the trip was run really made it a superb two weeks. In the future I’m sure I’ll be looking at some of the other trips you run
Michael Walker Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2013
The trip has been amazing. Arriving at JOG as one group speaks volumes about the friendship and support we all gave and received along the journey. I am indebted to everyone and thank each of you for making this experience a life long memory I will treasure.
Sallyann Gladman Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2013
Absolutely brilliant, best “holiday” yet! A great mix of people from all age groups and all walks of life. The guides friendly, helpful and experience certainly added value to this trip.
Dean Snowden Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2013
The route notes were really detailed, we didn’t get lost once!
What can I say! Nigel, Graham and Tony were simply the best. I was so impressed with how quickly they appeared when we had a problem. They were always happy, friendly, encouraging and really couldn’t have done more for us. Brilliant!
Mel Johnson Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the youth hostels and I liked the atmosphere.
The tour leaders were very enthusiastic, very genuine concern for us all, our safety and enjoyment of the trip. Professional at all times but still made the tour great fun. Nothing was ever a problem and they went out of their way on a daily basis. The guys worked well as a team and the banter between them was great.
Anne Hall Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2013
Brilliant organisation, tour notes and support. Very friendly and supportive. The ride was great because of the group, the age spread, mix of gender and ability. The daily mileage was just about right.
Jonathan Mellish Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2013
Graham, Nigel and Tony were absolutely amazing, I was so grateful for their support and encouragement throughout.
Esther Hansen Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2013
The training weekend was very useful, it was a wake up call to put more hills into training. I certainly went from distance to hills during the last few weeks.
Martin Gloster Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2013
A fabulous experience, Peak Tours is very well organised, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering LEJOG or any other cycle tour
Jo Bridle Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2013
The tour leader (Nigel) was magnificent. I cannot give enough praise for his enthusiasm, his work ethic throughout and his management/organisational skills. A lovely sense of humour. All three worked well as a team and are to be congratulated on the way they performed their duties
Pete Webb Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2013
Loved it and didn’t want it to end
Maurice Hoare Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2013
I’d like to thank you for all the hard work you put in before we left-sorting accommodation, transfers, meals etc. Everything ran like clockwork and it’s a credit to you that it did. You have a great company that I’d recommend in a heartbeat to anybody and would eagerly use again.
Esther Hansen Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August 2013
Maurice and I really enjoyed the tour – indeed I think it might even have the status of “best holiday ever”! Yes the weather helped, but I think for both of us it was the people who made the holiday – both the tour leaders and the other participants- I have to admit I felt quite emotional leaving everyone at Inverness Station and to think we had only known each other for two weeks!
Fran Hoare Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly/August
I wish we could have had a day off at JOG then turned and gone back to LE, it was that superb. I hope to join you for Dover to Cape Wrath next July, please can we have Graham, Phil and Niv (and sunshine!)
Sarah Grigor Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2013
The route was amazing! Lots of smaller quiet roads through fantastic scenery – what’s not to like?!
This is the best holiday I have ever had. The heady mix of exercise, fantastic scenery and great people add up to an experience I will treasure forever. Thank you Peak Tours I have had the time of my life!
Fiona Narburgh Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2013
The owners of the B&B’s were uniformly excellent in the service they gave
Geoff Searle Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2013
This is the best thing I have ever done and Peak Tours organisation and planning is superb. If you want to do something life changing, do LEJOG and do it with Peak Tours!
Mike Hopkins Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2013
The Accommodations exceeded my expectations.
Keeping the tour off busy roads saves lives and makes for a more memorable ride. It’s nice to see that there still is a bit of “Old England” that still exists
David William Chester Lands End to John O'GroatsJune/July 2013
Many, many thanks to you and all at Peak Tours. The experience was fantastic and a challenge that I will never forget. Graham, James and Johnny were superb and the logistics, arrangements, route notes, B&B’s, brew van stops and general organisation was highly effective and enabled a memorable experience for all.
Andy Nichol Lands End to John O'GroatsJune/July 2013
My memory of the route is not of the hills but of the fabulous downhills that seemed to go on for miles!
Everything went smoothly and was extremely well organised. The whole route was made much easier and enjoyable with the brew stops and lunch stops.
Trish Winterbottom Lands End to John O'GroatsJune/July 2013
Suberb route, well researched and put together. Good use of NCN and main roads where unavoidable
Andy Nichol Lands End to John O'GroatsJune/July 2013
The guys were excellent. Very professional, dedicated and approachable
Mike Grigg Lands End to John O'GroatsJune/July 2013
The tour organisation was great. The riders only had the bike, roads, weather, direction, hills, food and drink to worry about. You really do enter a different world for two weeks. Brilliant!
Colin Loader Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
The route was truly exceptional, the Garmin routes were excellent and your team knew virtually all of the detail
Tony Thurston Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
One of the joys of the trip was the variety of places that we stayed. I particularly liked The Mill in Conder Green and The Crask
Clare Hearnshaw Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
I thought the group size was just right, the group spread out during cycling and it was nice to meet up later for the group meals
John and Jill Hetherington Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
I would recommend Peak Tours to anyone. Customer service, organisation, enjoyment, detail, flexibility, brilliant!
Ron Hulman Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
I thought the route notes were very clear and concise – a veritable triumph!
The trip of a lifetime, how do you improve upon perfection?!
Gary Green Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
All the lunch stops were great, the brew van was excellent and a great joy to reach each day, I love the brew van – will miss that!
Loved our tour leader (Lee ) and guides,. They were always jolly and motivated us all in the right direction even on the tough days. They must be exhausted working for 2 weeks with no break, however that never showed in their behaviour and personality, I felt well looked after.
Had a great two weeks and found the whole trip mentally relaxing! I’ll probably get cycle withdrawal symptoms! I would definitely recommend Peak Tours.
Liz Hook Lands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
Awesome. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Mark Goodwill Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2013
Loved the fact that the accommodation hosts were so welcoming, accommodating offering to wash wet/dirty cycling gear, asking how our day had been etc. Little things like that do make a difference!
Having selected Peak Tours because we wanted organisation without it feeling organised, we have to say it was spot on. It was so very well organised that it just flowed
We loved the training weekend, it gave us the confidence to approach LEJOG knowing what we’d been doing was along the right lines
Lee, Neil and Graham could not have done more. They were organised, helpful, sympathetic, motivating and fun. They made the whole experience flow so that all we had to do each day was get on our bikes each day and cycle. If LEJOG could ever be said to be “easy” they made it feel so.
Gary and Lisa Eato Lands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
Evening meals were brilliant, a good combination of “organised” evenings and free choice.
The brewstops were brilliant in every respect and responded to my requests
All three (Lee, Neil and Graham) were outstanding in every respect. They were all extremely professional; supportive and encouraging; well informed about the ride and route and helpful in sorting out bike problems, I can’t praise them enough.
I had a fantastic time and would recommend Peak Tours very highly to anybody contemplating LEJOG
David Wynn Lands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
Evening meals were brilliant, a good combination of “organised” evenings and free choice. David Wynn May 2013
The brewstops were brilliant in every respect and responded to my requests David Wynn May 2013
All three (Lee, Neil and Graham) were outstanding in every respect. They were all extremely professional; supportive and encouraging; well informed about the ride and route and helpful in sorting out bike problems, I can’t praise them enough.
Ian ShiptonLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
Overall a brilliant tour which I would recommend to anyone wishing to do a LEJOG
Neil 10/10 Graham 10/10 Lee 11/10
Chris SullivanLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
The tour surpassed all my expectations
Chris SullivanLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
A first class route
Lee is a star, Neil will be missed and Graham is a first class addition to the team, Nothing was too much trouble for the group. They communicated all necessary information well, helped to maintain the bikes and organised everything.
Lunches were great at every venue. Snacks in the brew van were varied and plentiful
John Pointon Lands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
Lee, Neil and Graham did an excellent job of seeing everything ran smoothly and that everyone was happy, thanks again to you all you made the tour enjoyable
Matty DaviesLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
A good balance between a demanding route and a fun holiday. It didn’t take itself too seriously, but was professional in its delivery.
Phil NLands End to John O'GroatsMay 2013
I would like to complement you on the amazing way in which you organised our tour, and supported us all the way to John”O’Groats. I cannot speak highly enough about you, and of course Phil and Graham. It was wonderful to arrive at the end of a day and find our bags in the room. The B&Bs were well chosen, and won me over to B&Bs , rather than hotels.
Andy HLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Thanks for a truly life-changing experience during this ride.So many unforgetable moments with interesting individuals that the photos keep me reminded of. A special thank you to Steve, Graham, and Phil whose organisation and support was terrific.
Norman BLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic experience. The support provided by yourself, Graham and Phil was superb and very reassuring. Everything ran so smoothly it probably doesn't make us appreciate the effort that has to go into the organisation and looking after everybody's different needs. What was most impressive was that support always seemed to be able to be provided to everybody no matter where they were on the route. I still don't know how you managed that with no sign of stress shown by any of you.
Tony WLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Thank you, Steve, for sending along the great photos. I have thoroughly enjoyed going through each one just now and once more reliving our outstanding adventure together. I fear my poor wife and dear friends back here at home in the States are tiring of my endless chatter about LEJOG. But it will remain always one of the best and most fun things I have ever done in my life. I loved each day as well as being with all of you. Please know of my great gratitude for everyone's good cheer having a lone American along for the ride; y'all were very gracious to me! You Brits have one gloriously beautiful kingdom, and it was a privilege for me to see the country this way.
Leigh SLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
"An amazing experience, the weather, body, bike, and social challenges. The journey became more physically, and mentally achievable as the days went by. It made me draw so deep everyday on many different levels, that I can not begin to tell you (it has enabled me to grow and develop in mind, body, and soul!). I almost did not want it to end.......Why not spend the rest of your life cycling around the world, living out of a rucksack, and a pannier! However, life goes on, and I would miss my good friends!"
Tracy OLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
The Accommodation was great and the owners where very friendly and helpful and the ones doing our washing was a great help.
Loved the route with some great traffic free roads and lovely views.
Route notes where excellent and very clear to read so they tell me as we left that up to Jim and Tony !!!
The tour organisation was excellent much better than I had expected. A big thanks to you, Phil and Graham, you all could not have been more helpful.
I loved the tour, we had a great time and met lots of nice people so its something I will never forget.
I will have no problems in recommending your tour to any one so thanks again for making LEJOG such a great 14 days and hope all goes well in the future.
Mark GLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Thanks again for the trip, I have stayed at some pretty nice resorts and not had the good time I had with your operation.
I have told people about it and mentioned that your 100% professional as are Graham and Phil.
I have never seen 24 strangers 27 including you guys, for 2 weeks be in such close quarters without a cross word or bad comment about something, that alone says you ran a successful trip. A good time was had all around.
Dana FLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Clearly a lot of effort had gone into ensuring the best possible route at all times.
Route notes faultless, knowledge of the route by Peak Tours very good – realistic and sensible
Steve, Phil & Graham could not have been more helpful, more supportive, always smiling, always there, quietly efficient
Thank you for making what had been a long term ambition come true – the support and service you offered made it possible for me
Punch MLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Route was brilliant with good use of NCN etc. It was amazing that you managed to keep the route notes so accurate. Notes backed up by excellent briefing each morning.
Brilliant organisation, brilliant leadership and a brilliant experience from start to finish. Many Thanks to Steve Graham & Phil.
Trevor CLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Perfection on Wheels!
Lands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
Route was fantastic – quiet country lanes with A roads at a minimum. I find this difficult to do for local training routes so to have such a great routes for the length of the UK shows the preparation and planning you have carried out.
For what must be a daunting task I thought the tour organisation was excellent. Morning debrief very good idea, route notes good, arrangements with luggage van , brew van etc - excellent. All the staff very approachable and more than helpful with any questions even at the end of a long day.
Good mix of choice of pubs some evenings / group meals on others. Tour cost seemed reasonable when we booked it up when you broke it down day by day. Having been on the tour and experienced what was provided this is definitely the case.
Thank you for helping me achieve an ambition / dream I have had since I was 15 years old.
Steve PLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
The tour organisation was ten out of ten, I think you had everything covered. I wish I was doing it again next week.
David WLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2013
I saw some parts of the U.K i didn't know existed; some beautiful towns and villages. I saw some amazing scenery, The Wye Valley, The Highlands etc, etc. The Sustrans cycle paths were great. All in all a great route difficult to better.
All the lunch stops were tremendous, excellent quality and large amounts to feed hungry people. Really excellent!
I met some lovely people. We all seemed to gel well and get on. Much of this was down to the skills of the three organisers who made sure things worked.
BRILLIANT!! Wonderful organisation. Tony, Lee and Neil deserve instant beatification. I felt they really cared. They were sensitive to situations, they never ceased smiling and encouraging. They were tolerant and never judgmental of my laziness and disorganisation. A really great team. Without them i'm certain i wouldn't have finshed. And Lee's one mean guitarist too!!
I feel elated, disconnected from reality and really pleased to have had such a wonderful adventure with such a lovely group of people.
T, Issit Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
I loved the fact that it's quite understated, no fussing or faffing about, keep up the low key approach.
The lads were brilliant, in fact for me it was them that made the whole thing possible, all I had to do was pedal. All three of them of them went out of their way to help us and were happy from start to finish.
The tour was fantastic, don't fix what ain't broke, you're doing a great job!
G, Caine Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
Lee, Neil and Tony were absolute superstars and set the tone for the whole trip. I can't praise them highly enough. They were professional, knowledgable and helpful to a fault, organised, diligent, cheerful and a whole lot of fun. An absolute credit to Peak Tours
G, Phillips Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
I loved the informal, but at the same time efficient approach
Great tour leader/team and overall back-up.
A most enjoyable two weeks which was made easier by the input from Peak Tours
G, Dent Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
Tour guides were perfect! Smoothly organised. No complaints. Thank you!
I, Grant Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
Hi Steve, can i just say what a fantastic experience the tour was. Great bunch of people from all different backgrounds. The B and B's were great, the lunch stops were all of a high quality. The route notes spot on! A special mention to all three guides who were fantastic and certainly earned their money over the two weeks. Lee was very professional throughout and i could tell he really loves what he does. Neil was brilliant! always cheerful had a great laugh with him he really got my sense of humour! And Tony is just quality he too has got a great personality, which you definitely need for this job. I have not one complaint! Loved every minute! Full marks from me. Thanks again.
T, Lobley Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
A great team who made the 1000 miles a pleasure. Thank you very much
J, Parmar Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2012
I found navigation really easy and i was warned about this beforehand as it's not a strongpoint of mine
My suggestions are just that. I couldn't find fault ( I would say 'if i tried' but i did try!) I would have no hesitations in recommending you to anyone. Steve, Nigel and Graham really made the trip. I felt totally supported and looked after in every way from being fed well, being encouraged, being advised to looking after my bike (and my flip flop!)
R, Crisp Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
First rate organisation, it's hard to imagine how it could be bettered
A wonderful experience that i have recommended to my friends
From my perspective perfect
R, Hamilton Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
Generally speaking the quality of service is not particularly high in the U.K as we discussed during the tour, but there are always exceptions, i think that you are one of them!
I felt that Steve, Nigel and Graham were excellent leaders/partners to travel with. Companying with twenty-five people for two weeks is not an easy task, but you did it fantastically. I was truly impressed with all of you!
The trip was an unforgettable experience and i felt that i chose the right company.
T, Kitagawa Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
All accommodation was to a very high standard with a very friendly service, clean and comfortable
The route was challenging but very enjoyable throughout
The food was fantastic, varied and plentiful.
I have never been on anything so well organised, which made the whole experience extremely enjoyable.
Steve, Graham and Nigel 'Three Lovely Chaps' who made the trip really enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble, all were well organised and informed, a very big thank you to all!
M, Smith Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
The route is well thought out and went through some of the most beautiful parts of the country.
There was a good mix of people and enough that smaller groups of similar ability were formed.
It was well organised and ran very smoothly. Well done
What can i say? - it was the best thing i've ever done and i would do it again tomorrow. I haven't laughed so much in years!
Keep doing what you're doing it was ACE!! There was a good mix of people and enough that smaller groups of similar ability were formed.
J, Mc Roberts Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
Cannot fault the tour in any way whatsoever it was fantastic food, route, accommodation and staff were all above any expectation i was hoping for. And people were as friendly and helpful, thank you so much.
D, Duffy Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
The tour organisation was first class, 11/10 !!
L, Farmer Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
All the B&B's i stayed in were good, especially the walled garden in Moreton Hampstead, the landlady was very helpful and the place was immaculate. Obviously the Crask Inn was another highlight; a surreal but wonderful place to stay!
I thought the route was excellent. It kept us off the main roads wherever possible which was really appreciated
The route notes were detailed, clear and easy to follow
It was such a luxury to have all the lunches organised and ready to eat
I was continually impressed by the organisation throughout the duration of the trip. It seemed that every eventuality had been thought of. The brew stops also seemed to always be at exactly the point where i was thinking i really need a brew stop!
The training weekend was excellent. It gave me a real taster of how the days riding would work. It also gave me a real idea of how fit i would need to be.
I really can't find any fault with this trip ata all i will happily be recommending Peak Tours to anyone who wants to do a similar trip
F, Berry Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
The attention to detail impressed me the most, you thought of everything.
Unforgettable for all the right reasons.
The tour is perfect, keep doing what you're doing!
S, Whitehead Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
The tour organisation was superb, i know you've done many and are so well practised in organising these tours but the van stops/milage and routes taken (ie where accommodation was and the terrain covered before and after) was perfect in my opinion.
S, Blake Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
From start to finish it way exceeded my expectations. From the routes to the milage each day and the individual care.
A, Griffiths Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2012
I would recommend you to anyone, in fact i have!
Enjoyed it immensely. You and the team exceeded all expectations
Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
Couldn't believe the lunches - especially the Sunday Carvery near Kendal. I put weight on during the tour so it must have been good!
M, Starr Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
All B&B's were comfortable and welcoming
N, Hall Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
Nice mix of people. Group large enough to be able to socialise with a variety of different characters. Worked well
It surpassed my expectations, i absolutely loved it
K, Meadows Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
I thought the route excellent. It was interesting and challenging and i liked the fact it avoided as many main roads as possible. I did just over 1000 miles. It was useful having a few options as well. I have subsequently talked to other people who have done the record route and i think i made the right choice.
B, Thomas Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
All the accommodation was of a very high standard run by pleasant people who were welcoming and helpful. At the end of a very wet day on the bike it was really nice to know there would be a hot shower, comfortable bed and good food. Those owners who were willing to wash cycling kit were particularly useful and perhaps it would be possible to stress this point to the owners of the B&B's
Lee, Neil and Rod were very well organised and everything happened where and when they said it would. The brew van stops and organised lunch stops were most welcome and contrasted strongly with my previous LEJOG where you were basically left to fend for yourself all day. Although i didn't suffer mechanical problems or health/injury issues, it was good to know that back-up was available if needed.
J, Holmes Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
Excellent route with limited time spent on busy roads.
The training weekend was very useful, it helped focus my mind about the amount of training required.
A great experience and one that i will never forget. It was tough but thoroughly enjoyable at the same time
D, Clark Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2012
Excellent, I don't have to say anymore, just excellent!
Excellent from the day i called you to the end. Excellent value for money and three great lads to help me on my way.
R, DavisLands End to John O'GroatsJune 2012
From start to finish a very slick operation
M, Steer Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2012
Well thought out and briefed. The three operators responded quickly and effectively to changing circumstances, well done!
Helpful to relatives! All staff were courteous towards myself and daughters on seeing Martin off and cheering him back in and welcoming. Thank you for looking after him!!!
M, Llewellyn Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2012
Having a cuppa from the back of the van mid morning and mid afternoon was perfect and something i haven't seen on other trips. Excellent supply of biscuits and bananas(and strawberries!!)
D, Brook Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2012
Fantastic route notes with meticulous planning and the milages were spot on
R, Grimmer Lands End to John O'GroatsJune 2012
Really enjoyed the training weekend. It was good to meet with others and also to see how Peak Tours worked as an organisation.
J, De wit Lands End to John O'GroatsMay 2012
I just wanted to say thank you for a superb trip, It was a fantastic experience and extremely well organised and run from beginning to end. It was an absolute pleasure to meet both of you and I hope to ride with you again before too long.
M NicholsLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2011
Now that I have settled back in at home I wanted to write and express my gratitude and appreciation that you, your company and Nick put into organising the End to End over the past couple of weeks. Personally, I feel that my achievement could not have happened without your tremendous support. What was particularly remarkable for me and I think Phil was the 'hands on' personal service you gave. I imagine that by the end you were feeling as exhausted as we were. I was very impressed with way both you and Nick tried to accommodate the varied needs, wants and capabilities of the group. It was a group of such diverse experience and ability so it was a tribute to you that we all made it 'home'.
I rather enjoyed the mix of B&Bs as all were distinctive and enjoyable in their own way. The comaraderie amongst the group was great and it was good to see that emerge over the weeks.
Once again I have nothing but praise for the very personal and informal organisation of the trip and I wish you every success with the business in the future. Don't forget to let me know when the London - Vienna ride gets off the ground.
D WoodmanLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2011
Just a quick note to say thank you for making the September lejog such a memorable experience for me. It was always reassuring to know that you were around to deal with any problems.
I'm sure that as participants we didn't see or know about all the headaches you had to deal with behind the scenes. Thanks also for doing the running repairs on my bike in such a calm & professional way.
All in all, a great trip and I would thoroughly recommend Peak Tours to anyone else contemplating doing the end to end.
P SkippLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2011
Loved every minute of it!
S BriarsLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2011
It's up there with the best experiences of my life!
Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2011
Fantastic & very helpful guides - supportive & always there.
KarenLands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2011
Trip of a lifetime!
Lands End to John O'GroatsAugust 2011
I am writing to thank you for an excellent tour from LE to JOG. The tour by far exceeded my expectations. As I mentioned at our celebration dinner, it seems important to you for us to enjoy, not just endure the trip. My favorite places to stay were the aged buildings with creaky floors and narrow stairs (still clean and comfortable with good food and a hot shower). I believe your soft-spoken and patient manner helped secure the sense of camaraderie that made the trip a pleasure.
I thank you also for helping me with my pre-trip questions.
By way of contrast, I would mention what I observed at the pub in Mey where we gathered on the last day. Each time one of our riders came through the door, there was a spontaneous cheer from the group already assembled. It was not planned or forced, but a genuine appreciation for the success of each person. Also in the same pub were the riders of another company. Each time one of their riders came through the door, there was just a glance and shrug of the shoulders. I find this a very telling story.
I thank you and Nick for leading us through the small villages and narrow roads on a very scenic route. It was a great challenge and adventure.
J JenkinsLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
The tour exceeded my expectations. I had planned this as a once in a lifetime opportuntity & now have the memories to cherish. The added bonus was the chance to establish friendhips & to share the daily experiences with other riders.
Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
I was highly impressed with how slick everything was. You were dealing with a lot on a daily basis but never got rattled. Both Steve & Nick were excellent. I felt fully supported at all times.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to other people, in fact I already have. I would also be interested in future tours aswell.
S MooreLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
Just a quick note to say how much I really enjoyed the 2 weeks. I thought the whole group gelled together remarkably well and with lots of laughs and encouragement along the way. All over far too soon.
It’s taken several days to come down from the high of day after day of scenery, camaraderie, eating, riding and witty banter!
A special thanks to you and Nick for making it all so relaxed, friendly and exceptionally well organised. 10 out of 10.
Hope the August tour goes well without you………a very tough act to follow.
Please do let me know as soon as you have more details of your proposed European tour……. I could be the first to sign up!
M TaylorLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
Just wanted to say a further massive thank you to you both for an absolutely fabulous LEJOG holiday/challenge. It was all I hoped it would be and much more, enjoyed the whole ride and really appreciated the fantastic support/organisation and support from yourselves.
Lands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
The route was fantastic – great mix of rural roads & NCN routes – we did very little cycling on busy roads & where we did it was unavoidable. The route up through Scotland in particular was brilliant.
The lunches were absolutely fantastic – a great choice & just the right type of food. Provided the opportunity to meet up before the afternoon cycling. Breakfasts at both B&B’s & YHA’s were also very good. Never felt hungry for the whole ride.
Both Steve & Nick did their own individual roles to perfection – in addition it was done in such a way as you never felt a nuisance asking for anything, asking advice etc. I thought the ‘atmosphere’ that you generated/fostered within the group was first class!
The tour was everything I hoped it would be & much more. I have never been on any tours before so was a bit apprehensive as to what to expect & whether I’d cope, but I can honestly say that I loved the while experience – even the rainy day out of Slaidburn – a real achievement!
C BallLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
Steve & Nick were first class – hard working, well informed, constantly thinking forward and so good humoured – the pair of you should give classes.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour – did what it said on the tin. Peak Tours did a sterling job.
D AndersonLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
The tour organisation was excellent, I couldn’t fault it. Also the bike pack & return service was great – bike got back quickly & had been very well packed.
Hats off to both Steve & Nick for unfailing patience, good humour, hard work & stamina in coping with everything we & fate could throw at you and still come up smiling.
N ScottLands End to John O'GroatsJuly 2011
Highly recommended – would definitely recommend to anyone else thinking about doing this challenge as well as any other challenges. The best organised tour I have been on by a mile!
S SwannLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2011
Just had a great time. I think the relaxed way it runs suited me perfectly. If I felt like trying to beat Steve to the destination, that was fine. Other days take it easy and ride at the back, again fine. I saw one group in Keswick who were all dressed in the same firms jackets and were in a very orderly single file, that would have got right up my nose!
J BillinghamLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2011
Steve's gormet spreads were great. Good variety & quality of food & nice option to have hot drinks, top effort!
The tour was really well run. I would happily recommend to others. A great way to see the UK!.
V AnstissLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2011
I really enjoyed the route - it was a bit of everything & we managed to stay off busy roads which was great.
The lunches & snack stops were sensational - I was amazed & really pleased at the variety of options and it meant that no matter what you felt like there was always something good to eat.
The tour organisation was brilliant. I was really impressed & really enjoyed it - would have happily cycled back to Lands End!
D Irvine Lands End to John O'GroatsApril 2011
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the great organisation that obviously went into the Lejog tour we have just finished. There was almost nothing that could have been better from the moment we arrived in St Just (I can’t believe that was only 2 weeks ago).
The accommodation was good (and The Crask Inn was just fantastic) the lunches were brilliant, the route was excellent, as were the Route Notes (whenever I felt the need to read them) and the support we received from you and Nick was just superb (especially the support you gave to me after my fall).
If I ever do anything like this again, it will definitely Peak Tours that I turn to first, and I’ll continue to recommend you to anyone who asks.
Thanks again and all the best for now.
J NormanLands End to John O'GroatsApril 2011
The route was fantastic and I was really pleased we stayed far enough West to do the Lake District which I thought was a real highlight of the trip. Too many good days to mention but the last day ride as far as Bettyhill was particularly fantastic and I loved the trip up the Welsh border and the long, long downhill to Taunton racecourse was brilliant!
Bags were always available and in the right place, lunch was always where it was expected to be, evening meals were booked – spot on. Left us with nothing to think about other than getting up and riding, which is exactly what we wanted.
It was absolutely brilliant. Couldn’t have hoped for a better two weeks. Only problem is it has given me a taste for it and I am already wondering how I will find enough holidays next year to do it again!!!
J CashenLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
Had a fantastic time and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend to others. A big thank you to both!
Carol PLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
I loved the route and thought it was very well planned – taking us quickly through built up areas and along mainly quiet cycle-friendly roads. Some of the route was not particularly suitable for a road bike but generally there was an alternative route so that was good.
Really helpful, friendly, warm hearted team.
Best holiday for a very long time!
Carol TLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
We felt the organisation was overwhelmingly accommodating and friendly and had a great impression that nothing was too much trouble.
Mark, S Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
Loved every minute, even the rain didn’t seem so bad when in a group. Both yourself & Nick did a cracking job, many thanks.
Bruce, W Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
Thoroughly enjoyable and physically challenging! We liked the fact that much of the route had very limited traffic. Would be happy to stay at any of the accommodation again.
Tim TowlerHeart of the PeakAugust 2014
Certainly a trip to remember for all the right reasons – well done!
Mick, S Lands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
Overall, excellent.fantastic routes, very good value.
Caroline Turk & Simon BrooksHigh Peak RamblerAugust 2014
Great couple of days walking. Easy to follow directions. Would highly recommend and will use Peak Tours again.
JP & Kate MichaelskiAugust 2014August 2014
Thank you for a lovely holiday. Very well organised. very friendly service - would book another tour.
Julie MolyneuxRivers & RidgesAugust 2014
An excellent tour. A big thank you to Stan for organising the transfers.
Julie & John BowtellHigh Peak RamblerJuly 2014
Excellent.Good variety of scenery and interesting to have historical notes about the places we visited. Well supported and the transfers worked really well. Thank you!
Lynda & KateGlacial GorgesMay 2014
Excellent - couldn't fault it and will be recommending you to friends for sure. Thank you!
Ben SedleyPeak Family TourApril 2014
An excellent tour. The route information was the best we have ever had in terms of quality and clarity.
Julie EscrittPure Peak DistrictApril 2014
Accommodation excellent, amazing landscapes. Super - looking forward to another tour!
P Collier groupChatsworth House & Millers DaleMay 2014
All parts of the tour were excellent and I would recommend Peak Tours to others without hesitation.
Great tour overall, excellent challenge. Lovely B&B keepers – you could not ask for nicer places in lovely villages. My husband and I (68yrs and 72yrs) believe we have qualified for our Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award!
Margaret WoodRivers & RidgesJune 2014
I enjoyed the cycle routes & quiet country lanes, so much so that returning to London afterwards and commuting to work was a huge shock to the system!
It was appropriately challenging and I thought the route avoided the major roads as much as practicable.
I strongly recommend the tour to anyone, well organised, all eventualities covered. Really enjoyed it.
S-J DominicLands End to John O'GroatsSeptember 2010
We’d definitely go on another tour. The cycle routes and walks went through some lovely landscapes and the B&Bs were great to stay at. Collecting the bikes and luggage went smoothly. Thanks very much.
Phil RamsayPure Peak DistrictJune 2014
Excellent value for money. All parts of the tour were excellent and I would recommend Peak Tours to others without hesitation.
Alison LowndesRivers & RidgesMay 2014
Amazing landscapes, beautiful houses – Chatsworth estate was absolutely divine. Most enjoyable! Super – look forward to another tour!
Wonderful accommodation and thanks to Stan for his wonderful service. Would seriously consider a similar tour next year.
Graham & Elizabeth JonesOne Foot in the DalesMay 2014
We loved the variety & the amazing view points. Couldn't be better & looking forward to the next tour.
KGLimestone Peak - YHAJune 2011
Great value for money. Very well organised. Would definately recommend & do again.
MMThe Ultimate Peak District TourJuly 2011
We found the YHA very comfortable with great surroundings. Simon says 'best pub garden he's been in for a while'.
JTYHA Family Tour - 3 nightsAugust 2011
We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hostels. We really enjoyed it - good value for money.
CMFields & DalesAugust 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed each days walk and thought we saw some lovely parts of the Peak District
ARGlacial GorgesSeptember 2011
This is an excellent tour & we will definately be booking again.
MKStanage Edge, Ladybower & CastletonJuly 2011
Very good for the family with younger riders/those who haven't been on a bike for ages. It was just about the right length & the directions were excellent.
Fantastic value for money and I would recommend it to anyone looking to do some exercise and see the area. Bikes were delivered promptly & luggage collected & transported without any fuss. Everyone involved - tour staff & B&B owners were all very helpful & friendly - a great 3 days, thank you!
SBPeak Family Tour September 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and sre recommending it to everyone we know. Your attention to detail is outstanding and you obviously love the Peak District.
SSVillages & DalesApril 2011
We really enjoyed the whole weekend & re discovered the Peak District which we have neglected over the years. We will be back!
MRHistoric Villages & Alpine TrailsMay 2011
We all enjoyed the tour very much - the routes & accommodation were all great, thank you!
The Hayward FamilyPeak Family TourMay 2010
I fell in love with the Peak district, not only the beauty of the landscape but this was the first time I visited England (and I go often) when I found very friendly and hospitable people. All the walks were great, all the accommodations were excellent and friendly and more importantly very comfortable. Everything was just perfect.
Rosa GambierGlacial GorgesJune 2010
The bikes were excellent, well maintained and efficient gearing & the computers were a nice touch. We had a great time & will use Peak Tours again.
A & R CarterThe Limestone PeakApril 2010
We loved the Peak District & were most grateful for your efficient back up assistance - we couldn't have done it without you.
HilaryHeart of the PeakApril 2010
Food was amazing as was general hospitality. Cups of tea & hot cross buns & cakes were very much appreciated when we returned from our rides.
The routes were enjoyable & varied - enjoyed that they took in may of the surrounding villages while keeping to quiet roads/off road trails. We would definately recommend the tour & staying at Parsons House!
Richard & TessaIntroduction to Mountain Biking - YHAApril 2010
Superb, exactly what we wanted & more, many thanks.
Adam CottisGlacial GorgesMarch 2010
Extremely good value. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the time at Chatsworth was a nice added extra to the walking. I would recommend it to anyone, especially those not experienced in walking holidays.
All B&B's were clean, comfortable with lovely hosts/esses. A good breakfast set us up for the day! All were easy to find within easy distance of other amenities.
AGGlacial Gorges October 2009
Excellent is not rated high enough! Best accommodation I have ever stayed at.
EMIntroduction to Mountain Biking - YHASept 2009
Just wanted to thank you for a cracking walking weekend, we all had a fantastic time - the walks which you suggested were superb and we were even blessed with blue skies and light to non-existent winds! Thanks also for the maps and additional 'general interest' stuff.
The Millstone was great and the staff really friendly. We even won the quiz night on the Friday night!
All in all a great and memorable weekend. Thanks again and either as a group or as individuals/families we will be in touch again regarding walking /cycling holidays in this beautiful area.
Dave ScarlettRivers & RidgesSept 09
The tour was great, we really enjoyed exploring the area. I'd be keen to see more of the Peak District by bike.
C & RHistoric Villages & Alpine TrailsAug 2009
A warm welcome was extended at each venue. Accommodation was clean & comfortable and a full breakfast was available.
The route was excellent & the mileage helped us guage exactly where we were. We thoroughly enjoyed our cycle tour and found the background notes very helpful. I would recommend your company to others without hesitation.
SMPeak Family TourJuly 2009
The organisation was excellent, the route notes were very clear and the route itself was wonderful.
Matt WadsworthCoast to CoastAugust 2014
It was a very good experience & enjoyed by all. The planning, maps & directions given were ideal to enable an enjoyable time to be had.
JTHeart of the PeakSeptember 2008
All the accommodation was excellent.The guides were always fun and informative and very good motivators. Overall, excellent.
Heather & Nigel WiddowsCoast to CoastAugust 2014
I just wanted to reiterate our complete satisfaction with all aspects of out holiday. We had an absolutely wonderful time, and are already talking about repeating the experience next year.
Denis CaseyHeart of the PeakJuly 2009
Excellent tour overall. Scenically better than LEJOG but tough.
Graeme NicolDover to Cape WrathAugust 2014
I was very impressed with the organisation of the tour. Thank you for a great experience.
Derek QuinnCoast to CoastAugust 2014
Great mix of ups & downs. Good to avoid the busy roads. Fantastic scenery throughout. We had a great time – thank you! The tour pack was very informative & helpful
I really enjoyed the tour, the organisation was as impressive as ever.Its certainly challenging, but that's the whole point. Lee and James both did a great job; their energy and enthusiasm were so important on some wet and windy days.
Michael WalkerDover to Cape WrathAugust 2014
Overall, the tour was very well organised and run by professionals, thus ensuring a really good tour.
Chris SullivanCoast to CoastAugust 2014
Bikes were great & gears could take us up the hills. Had a great time & will recommend to anyone interested.
MSThe Limestone PeakAugust 2008
Wouldn't look anywhere else for a cycling tour. Excellent.
ken CooperDover to Cape WrathAugust 2014
The pace of the ride was just right for me. The ride leaders were very approachable and encouraging. I would not hesitate to book with Peak Tours again.
AbigailCoast to CoastJuly 2014
Overall the service from start to finish has been first class and I would have no hesitation in recommending Peak Tours as a good value, customer focussed holiday provider.
AGHeart of the PeakJuly 2008
From start to finish I always felt supported. Lee and James were excellent and showed great understanding of our needs. They managed everything with great humour and encouragement. A fantastic tour.
Des McCarronDover to Cape WrathAugust 2014
I really can't say enough about the professionalism of your team and the organising of the ride. Peak Tours - thank you very much.
Harpal SudleCoast to CoastJuly 2014
Such an excellent vacation – we are really grateful for all your suggestions & guidance, you have great taste! (or we like similar things). The route materials provided and all the background information were really valuable. We are so satisfied and happy that we did one of your tours and wish you loads of success for the future!
SSHistoric Villages & Alpine TrailsJuly 2008
Brilliant but hard. An excellent tour, despite the weather conditions! The guides could not do enough to help in any way.
Martin ClosterDover to Cape WrathAugust 2014
Some beautiful cycle tracks through woods and across moors - nice balance of open and shady. Lee, Niv and Neil were extremely hard working, willing and helpful.
Louise WilliamsCoast to CoastJuly 2014
The volume & the quantity of the instructions plus the routes themselves really showed the level of involvement. We had the feeling that we “knew” hidden roads and shortcuts that other cyclists were unaware of – Thank you!
Overall, the tour was excellent. This route is harder than LEJOG but the scenery is four times as good!
Andy ChiltonDover to Cape WrathAugust 2014
Full marks all round. The route was excelllent. Without your support I would not have been able to do this challenge.
John MannersCoast to CoastJune 2014
Very detailed and helpful descriptions and excellent maps. Good idea with 2 alternatives, the shortest were suitable for us considering the weather & our training. A very good arrangement and well organised, we enjoyed it a lot.
MKThe Ultimate Peak District Tour July 2008
The accommodation was generally very good to excellent.A thoroughly enjoyable tour - Lee and Nigel did everything possible to make it a successful trip for everyone.
Steve WarnockDover to Cape Wrath
The morning pre ride briefings were good and back up was there if ever you needed it. Steve and Graham did an excellent job and were always encouraging when the going got tough. Excellent.
Ann BoulbyCoast to CoastJune 2014
Route was really enjoyable & the challenge of completing each day was great. A brilliant holiday, thoroughly enjoyable experience, turned good friends into great friends! We appreciated the personal touches in the service overall – felt that we were in safe hands and that everything had been thought of. Thanks!
DFLimestone Peak - YHAJune 2008
This was the first trip I had ever done and I had a fabulous time. I am certainly considering future trips.
John HealDover to Cape WrathJune/July 2014
The tour proved to be everything I had hoped for. I was looking for a well organised challenge and that is exactly what I got. Thanks.
John CroasdellCoast to CoastJune 2014
Lovely place to stay, Smashing room & hospitality second to none, couldn’t have been better! We had a great time, good local information on where to eat etc.
MJHistoric Villages & Alpine TrailsJune 2008
The tour was great and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenge similar to, but harder than LEJOG. Lee and Nigel made a very good team and were fantastic throughout.
Harry SlaterDover to Cape WrathJune/July 2014
Didn’t want it to finish. Can’t wait to do something similar again.
Virginia & JamesCoast to CoastJune 2014
It was a great tour and the best way to see the Peak District. Really nice routes with fantastic views. Having the route highlighted on the map was very helpful. Thanks!
MFHigh Peak HighlightsApril 2008
Nigel and Lee were excellent and looked after myself and the other riders very well, always concerned about our welfare, nothing too much trouble.
Tony WebbDover to Cape WrathJune/July 2014
It was very relaxing to have everything organised so that all we had to do was ride. Very difficult to see how the tour could be improved (unless you some control over the weather)!
Tony NewsomeCoast to CoastJune 2014
A fantastic holiday from start to finish – thank you!
DTHeart of the PeakApril 2008
I have completed multi day cycling holidays with a few companies in various parts of the world and whilst I was impressed with their organisation, Peak Tours gets my No 1 vote. If you are thinking of doing a tour, I highly recommend you give Peak Tours a try.
Sue CullumDover to Cape WrathJune/July 2014
The route was really interesting; the degree of difficulty was always changing, as was the scenery. I was quite impressed with the organisation and I had a great time – what more can I say.
John SimmonsCoast to CoastJune 2014
Many, many thanks. The bikes were great as was the route map – we had a great time. Hope to use you again. A great service.
MS, Cycle Hire Channel to the MedMarch 2008
Loved it and am boasting about it to all my friends.
Les Hearn Dover to Cape WrathAugust 2013
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for organising such an amazing event; it was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. The scenery was just breath-taking (so was the ride up Hartside Pass.....and most of the other hills!!) The accommodation, the food, the company and the weather were all great. Neil, Lee, Graham and yourself Steve have been just brilliant. You couldn't have been more helpful and it has been so much fun. There were several of us who were nervous about achieving the ride but you all helped us to believe we could do it and we did! It was such a wonderful moment when we all rode in together at the end. An unforgettable three days - Thank You.
H, Fieldson. Coast to Coast October 2012
Thank you very much for organising everything. We had a very good time and the navigation was spot on. A really well planned & beautiful route.
RHThe Limestone PeakSept 2007
A real experience, tough but worth every penny. This is the second tour I have done with Peak Tours and will not be the last
Paul Phillips Dover to Cape WrathAugust 2013
Brillant organisation. It all seemed to work well, with no fuss and no glitches – organised but not militarily so, even when ensuring we were in time for the ferries.
Lee and Phil were both fantastic. They managed to be organised and informative, fun to be with, helpful and sensitive to difficulties and both clearly loved being out on bikes and exploring the country. Really enjoyed their company and admire their skills in running
Amanda Williams Dover to Cape WrathAugust 2013
Both Lee and Phil are absolute saints! Nothing was too much trouble for them. They also communicated their enthusiasm for nature and the open road and were always encouraging, their sense of humour was brilliant too
Les Hearn Dover to Cape WrathAugust 2013
We had a brilliant holiday and would definately use Peak Tours again and recommend you to friends.
Sarah & Simon Burgess Dover to Cape WrathAugust 2013
The food provided was off the scale of excellent, brew van and lunches, many thanks
There are not enough superlatives!
Janet Webber Dover to Cape WrathJuly 2013
Graham, Lee and Neil (in no particular order!) were all great. I thought they were extremely helpful, friendly and when asked specific questions very informative, nothing was too much trouble and they seemed to smooth out any ups and downs. I honestly believe that they made the trip more enjoyable as i felt confident and comfortable that i would reach the end.
N, Craik. Coast to Coast October 2012
I really enjoyed it. It was a great route with spectacular views, particularly in Scotland. All the hills were achievable, even if some of them made us puff a bit! The weather was fantastic which helped us all appreciate the scenery. The companionship and friendship of the whole group was very supportive and created a great atmosphere and camaraderie. We had plenty of laughs during the days and evenings. The arrangements all went well, and the support from the Peak Tours staff was excellent when any assistance was required.
Martin Venning Dover to Cape WrathJuly 2013
I think you do an excellent job and especially with the trip on the last day when so many things could have gone wrong. The back up was excellent!
Gill Caine Dover to Cape WrathJuly 2013
Thanks for putting together such a fantastic tour. I thought the food, lunches and accommodation were all excellent- The route and route notes were up to the usual Peak Tours standard. It was the best cycling I’ve ever done and I think it will be hard to top this tour.
Robin Grimmer Dover to Cape WrathJuly 2013
It was great to be on quiet roads most of the time.
T, Twitchin. Coast to Coast October 2012
Wonderful route and i liked the fact it was flexible on the hard day.
S, Cook.Coast to Coast October 2012
I was nervous before starting as to wether i would be able to find the route, nothing to worry about, the signs were very good. The views were wonderful especially as you got near to the cafe at Hartside.
The food was fantastic, so much and variety to choose from. Enough for all to be happy with
The tour organisation was wonderful, everything ran so smoothly. From getting us all to the beginning in Workington to the tea stops. The morning briefs were informative, Neil, Lee and Graham all gave you the confidence to be able to complete the trip without any problem; any issue was sorted straight away and was not a problem. It was brilliant.
The tour leaders were so helpful, approachable,knowledgable and supportive, they seem to really enjoy what they were doing, Graham was so enthusiastic for what he was doing. They just made the tour go smoothly.
The tour was wonderful, i had been looking forward to this for six months, it more than lived up to my expectations, it was fantastic and the weather was just a bonus
K, Wright.Coast to Coast October 2012
As mentioned previously to Steve C the organisation is superb, the staff fun and kind, inspiring and reassuring.
The tour leaders were there all the time and even purchased me an new bag when mine broke! Thank You Lee!!
The tour was excellent and above!!
S, Cubitt.Coast to CoastOctober 2012
The brew van was great and all the lunches were excellent.The organisation was excellent.
John BithellWay of the RosesSeptember 2014
Beyond excellent, I couldn't be happier.
Renata Ruszkiewicz,Way of the RosesSeptember 2014
Excellent says it all and we would do another tour with you again.
V Loxley & J McBreartyWay of the RosesJuly 2014
The route was challenging in parts, interesting, largely traffic free and in most parts the surface was good.
All meals were excellent - there was a good choice and whatever was served was always good.
Enjoyed every minute - the best few days I've had in a long while.
Si WalkerWay of the RosesJuly 2014
Plenty of variety between hills and flat sections. Excellent tour
Colin MooreWay of the Roses
Completing 170 miles over 4 days was just right, allowing us plenty of time to look around the villages and towns in the evening before dinner.
Phil and Tom were fabulous - always there when they were needed.
Grant McPhail & SueHennessyWay of the RosesJuly 2014
Yet another excellent tour with a great group and great organisation, made all the more pleasant thanks to Phil and Tom's efforts.
Bill WhiteWay of the RosesJuly 2014
Congratulations to all the group for completing the route and many thanks to you for organising the whole trip. Graham and Phil were very helpful throughout with the tea stops a highlight of the day (I think Graham slightly edged the table layout).
This was my first cycling trip which I enjoyed so much that I will be looking forward to hearing about the new tours for next year.
David O'BrianWay of the RosesSeptember 2013
The tour was so well organised, I couldn't find any critisism. Thank you for a great tour.
Mike LeeWay of the RoseSeptember 2013
What a great 4 days a great tour and company. Your staff Phil and Graham are indispensable and a great asset to your company. This tour was well organised and a great personal achievement for myself, it also gave me 4 days with my son Elliott priceless father and son time , so once again thanks to everybody concerned and to top it off we raised over £2000 for charity.
Andy & Elliott GilbertWay of the RosesSeptember 2013
thanks for organising and managing a great trip.
It was my first time on such a trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it...it was a great group of people and I think we all got on well,Phil and Graham did a great job and the planning was impressive....many thanks
Richard BourdenWay of the RosesSeptember 2013
Graham & Phil were an inspiration. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always cheerful.
The tour was perfect, even with the slight headwind we experienced.
Sara CookWay of the RosesSeptember 2013
Thank you for another excellent tour. It was so good of you to pop up to see us all, I know how busy you are.
The organisation was superb as usual. Special thanks to Graham and James for making it feel like "a ride out with your mates".
The accommodation and meals were excellent, as was the company!
I wish you and your company continued success and I'm looking forward to my next tour with you!
Paul TranterWay of the RosesMay 2013
Many thanks for a brilliant job, once again, and it was good to see you on Thursday for dinner. Please pass on my regards to Graham and James for their professionalism with a sense of fun.
Will definitely ride with Peak tours again, perhaps in Europe next year!!!
Steve BridgesWay of the RosesMay 2013
Thanks for a wonderful trip. We were impressed by the way the trip was organised.
The things we especially appreciated were:
How well we were looked after by James and Graham (especially James given it was his first trip)
The route directions
The brew stops – the dried fruit and the fruit tea were lovely touches and it was clear that you’d thought more about what people may want than providing snacks to a cost.
The B&Bs in Settle and Morecambe in particular
Jill ArmstrongWay of the RosesMay 2013
The scenery was beautiful, and very quiet routes which were well signposted.
The breakfasts at our accommodation were all great, with the option of full English breakfast every day if we wanted. There was a good choice each day for lunch, and always chocolate biscuits in the van along the way – something to keep me going up the hills!
The tour organisation was superb (again. I really felt like all I had to do was turn up with my bike and not worry about anything else for the whole time.
Hannah MarshallWay of the RosesOctober 2012
The route was beautiful. The scenic time of year and fabulous weather undoubtedly contributed, but that aside the route was well-planned and avoided major roads.
The van snacks were always welcome and were varied and well-thought through and it was a real treat to discover that lunches were included (maybe if I had read the pre-trip information I would have known this).
Steve & Graham were amiable, efficient and well organised, you really enhanced the trip.
The tour was excellent. Not a mark I would normally give lightly but well deserved in this instance.
Sarah MemeryWay of the RosesOctober 2012
The breakfasts were excellent. Having a free choice at lunch was more than expected and the venues were very good. The selection in the van was again above my expectation. The tour was great - I really enjoyed it and will recommend Peak Tours to friends.
Jim GrayWay of the RosesOctober 2012
Breakfasts were all very good. Lunch breaks were good too. The tea breaks and pork pies were all very welcome.
Really happy with the organisation. There was really no detail we had to worry about
Diana DaveyWay of the RosesOctober 2012
We felt and friendly and had a great impression that nothing was too much trouble.
Mark SLEJOGSeptember 2010
Loved every minute, even the rain didn’t seem so bad when in a group. Both yourself & Nick did a cracking job, many thanks.
Bruce W LEJOGSeptember 2010
Certainly a trip to remember for all the right reasons – well done!
Mick Starr, September 2010September2010
Guides were beyond excellent. Brew van was totally awesome – that red van made the Tour for me! Overall, excellent plus.