|Questions and Answers
M15482 is the only bicycle tour operator based in Greece offering guided and self-guided road cycling tours throughout the islands and mainland of Greece.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M15482 began bike tours in 2004 but we had a prior history of adventure travel in Greece (e.g., sailing, hiking). M15482 started with two founders, Greek and American, who wanted to bring cycling tours to Greece because its terrain, people and attractions are as great or greater than what is offered throughout the rest of Europe.
2. What is your company's mission?
M15482's mission is to share Greece's greatness antiquities, terrain, people, culture with foreign guests in slow motion (two wheels) in a way that provides an intimate and authentic experience for the visitor and is sustainable for the local communities.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M15482 specializes in cycling tours that take clients to Greece's legendary ancient sites passing through glorious terrain and engaging in meaningful exchanges with local communities and environment.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Co-founder/co-owner Colleen McGuire ran her own housing rights law practice in New York City for 16 years, has traveled to over 80 countries, and cycled by herself from New York City to San Francisco carrying all her own gear. Co-founder/ co-owner Yiannis Skevis is a multi-talented entrepreneur from Patra whose diverse skills include building wooden sailing yachts.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our most popular travel package is the Cycle Cyclades tour (guided or self-guided) because riders love to ferry hop from one gorgeous island to the next, akin to the delight of sampling several flavors of ice cream at a gelateria.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Francie Johnston, San Francisco: "Our tour on the Cyclades islands was meticulously planned and executed - the islands, towns where we stayed, cycling routes, sag support, etc. were terrific. It was logistically very complicated because we always had to be back at a port at the correct time to catch the ferry to the next island, but we never seemed rushed or anything cut short.