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We aim to provide the gold standard in biking holidays in Africa, Asia and South Pacific.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Hi. We are John Etherington, Mandy Richards (& Kier) from Golden Bay in New Zealand. We are M15202 - Established in 1999. Our full time passion is creating and leading adventurous cycle tours in stunning and interesting 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.
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 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