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Base of operations: New Zealand -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 91
We are a small New Zealand based company and we are passionate about riding our bikes. We lead adventurous cycle tours in adventurous locations around the world. We are driven by the reward that comes with creating and leading tours that will touch your soul and stay in your memory forever.

Our Philosophy

Whether you join us on an international cycle tour in one of our favourite corners of the world or a remote mountain biking trip in New Zealand’s back country the underlying philosophies that guide us how our trip is created are the same…

A Bunch of Mates on Tour. We strive to create a relaxed, fun and intimate group dynamic that feels like a group of friends on holiday. Our trips are led by our own wonderful Escape leaders who each bring their own unique characteristics but share our philosophies and understand your needs. You will get a strong feeling of organization, trust and professionalism. Our personalized groups are small enough to integrate into local communities without taking over and mean that we can offer the best of ourselves and pay attention to the little things that make a difference.

Unforgettable Journeys, Remarkable Places. What we do, where we go and how we get there are fundamental. We love the challenge of finding the most interesting cycling routes and destinations. We know the places we go intimately, have found the quirks and have nurtured relationships along the way so that you can truly immerse yourself in the remarkable places we visit.

Real Adventures, Real People in Real Places. Real adventure contains an element of the unknown. Because we travel to less travelled places, visit and stay with local families and include trips into wilderness environments the unexpected will happen! It is our aim to provide you with as many unique opportunities as possible and let you have your own unique personal encounter.

The Natural Environment. We are personally committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. We believe in taking time to think about how our actions can benefit or how they impact the people, communities, economies, environments and eco-systems we visit, and then use this to make a difference (or sometimes more appropriately – how we can NOT make a difference).
Questions and Answers
M15202 - The gold standard in biking holidays in Africa, New Zealand, South America and Asia.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

Began in 1999. With 100 years of family history in East Africa - in 1995 John headed to Kenya to discover his family's past and meet his many cousins. A couple of years on with many adventures under his belt John felt that he wanted to share some of the amazing places he had experienced. M15202 was born in 1999 with a single trip in Kenya and Tanzania and a single biker on board. In the following years our Kenya and Tanzania trip has evolved and grown. We have taken the time to fine tune the trip and now days we lead 6 trips during the East African dry season. With more of our bikers keen to return for another adventure with us, and our keenness to explore new places - we have since developed trips in Uganda, Chile, China & Tibet, Mexico and a summer season here at home in New Zealand.

2. What is your company's mission?

o lead the best bike trips in the world – we aim to provide our bikers a once in a lifetime experience (or two or three for some) getting close up and right amongst the destinations we visit. Take them to places and provide them with the opportunity to have their own unique experience, one that they would never have found on their own or with other commercial companies. With the best equipment, the best set up and the best leaders – offer fantastic riding, visit remarkable places, make memorable encounters and provide the opportunity for life changing experiences. Employ only the best trip leaders – who can live and breathe our philosophy and dream as well as adding ‘a splash of their own colour’. Carry out our business at all times with complete respect for the individuals, communities, economies, environments and eco-systems that we exist in. Employ only actions that make a positive long lasting interactions and contributions in the places we operate.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Creating and leading biking and active holidays that will touch your soul and stay in your memory forever.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Founder: John Etherington.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Kenya & Tanzania - Baisekeli Maridadi. is our most popular trip. Our bikers tell us that they love it for the personal experience, for taking us to a level of travel and immersion, meeting the local people and out the way amazing places that they would never be able to find if travelling independently.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"Brilliant! I have done supported tours in USA, Cuba, Brazil and Europe and this is the gold standard in terms of support, food, attention to detail, professionalism, friendliness etc. etc. I cannot recommend this company too highly. Go have fun!" Jane Thurnell-Read, UK - Kenya and Tanzania, July 2007

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M15202

The Ultimate Biking Adventure - 16 Day Kenya andTanzania
During this 16-day biking tour you will experience a different face of Africa - local villages and traditional tribesmen, breathtaking scenery and wildlife grazing on the plains.

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NZD 4490 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
Duration: 16 days
Season: June - September
Tanzania
Kenya

China and Tibet - A Taste of Tibet
A 15 day journey by bike through the Sichuan Province and Tibetan Plateau, that must be one of the most diverse, and memorable biking destinations on the planet.

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NZD 4490 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
Duration: 15 days
Season: August - October
China
Tibet

Kenya and Tanzania Biking Adventure (16 Days)
Travel at the pace of Africa on this 16 day mountain bike adventure, experience the culture, wildlife and landscapes of an amazing continent.

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NZD 4490 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
National Parks
Duration: 16 days
Season: June - September
Kenya
Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania Family Biking Adventure
A 16 day family biking adventure taking in the best of Kenya and Tanzania from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam.

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NZD 4490 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Wildlife Viewing
Duration: 16 days
Season: June - September
Kenya
Tanzania

Laos - Forgotten Mountains
‘Leum Phu Khao’ Forgotten Mountains - join us for 13 days biking in stunning rolling landscapes and meet the most chilled people on earth.

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NZD 3950 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Cultural Journey
Duration: 13 days
Season: November - November
Laos

Cambodia Cycling Tour
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh | 13 days | 460 km | Tropical cycling tour

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NZD 3950 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Duration: 13 days
Season: October - November
Cambodia

Cambodia Family Cycling Tour
Siem Reap to Phnom Penh | 13 days | 460 km | Family Tropical cycling tour

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NZD 3950 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Duration: 13 days
Season: October - November
Cambodia

Kyrgyzstan Cycle Tour
Kyrgyzstan. A land of raging rivers, huge lakes, rolling high altitude grass-lands and endless snow capped peaks. The perfect place for a fantastic and adventurous cycle tour.

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NZD 4450 / Per person
Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
Duration: 14 days
Season: July - August
Kyrgyzstan
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