I feel privileged to have been able to spend 7 days with you and your colleagues on Tour de Joss this September. To be able to spend a week on some of the greatest roads in the world, seeing this part of Spain thru the eyes of not only passionate cyclists but professionals that love their country, is truly something very special. Experiencing the countryside under your own power (your blood, sweat and tears – so to speak) makes the experience that much more special. The thought you put into our safety, the routes, restaurants, food, lodging, guides makes it obvious to me, why you are and should be so proud of Catalonia.
I look back at my time cycling in Spain with very fond memories. I really enjoyed myself, and appreciated the time and effort you and your team put into the planning of the trip to make it a perfect cycling vacation. Everything from the food, the hotels, and the routes were well chosen and added to my enjoyment of the total vacation. I cannot really help you with any improvements as I cannot think of anything I would change.
Thanks for a great experience, and hopefully will see you next year.
The Bike Cat tour our group took in Spain last summer was simply the best 8 days I have ever spent in Europe. The cycling was terrific and the guides were willing to conform to our mood whether it was a day of soft pedaling or a watt fest. The best part of the experience however was a complete surprise. Through Bike Cat’s knowledge of local food and wine, we were able to have some of the best meals I have had anywhere at any time, and we are all bay area food snobs! Kudos to Bike Cat for making our trip through Northeast Spain such a memorable experience. I would recommend them to anyone. We will be back next summer for sure.
The entire experience was absolutely fabulous and way, way beyond my expectations!! Right from the pickup in Barcelona to the drop off, the service, professionalism and great people associated with BikeCat were wonderful. The Hotel Historic is beautiful and fully modernized, not bad for a building that is 5 or 6 hundred years old! Xavi and his family that runs it couldn’t have been more hospitable. Girona itself is truly a magical place with great history, shopping and most of all restaurants! Jaume, Jordi, David were skilled and accomplished riders with a great passion for cycling. We all shared that passion and it was infectious, with each days ride leading to an even better ride the next day. The rides were “serious” but never too intense or over-the-top difficult. And there was always trusty Debbie and the van not far away with food and a lift if needed. The route selection was really exceptional. The countryside is very beautiful and there are many options available. BikeCat knows them all and chooses the best of the best rides for the week. After 6 consecutive days of wonderful riding followed by fabulous dinners, a bond is formed and it is time to start thinking about next year. It is no surprise that there are so many repeat customers, and I plan to be one of them!
I have been on 7 other bike trips with various companies throughout the world. This would have to rate as one of the best, well organized and most friendly staff that I have had the pleasure of exercising with. All of the local riders as guides and the way they communicated with all of the riders was excellent. The food, accomodations, expertise and bike course were far superior to any other trip I have been on. Keep up the great work and time to expand to other countries!!!
The entire event was great. You did a wonderful job organizing, maintaining safety and, in general, making the overall experience a success for all. Your pictures, by the way, are great. You both have many talents that I’m sure will be expanded as the years go by. The highest compliment I can give to your experience is that it does not feel like a tour. It feels like good friends going for a ride. It is intimate.