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Base of operations: USA -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 632
European cycle trips for younger adults. Eleven countries: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and Luxemburg. Over 100 departures from 6 - 36 nights, May through October. Great people, beautiful biking, fantastic regional cuisine... twice the fun and half the price of everyone else! There is no better way to see the world than by bicycle.

M08060 is a program of cycle voyages for individualistic, curious, adventurous adults, young in fact or young at heart. The pace of a bike trip is ideal for exploration and impromptu discovery. And cycling helps you fend off the thousands of pounds you would otherwise gain eating yourself silly every night.

Our guests are atypical of the world that travels by bike. Not youth hostelers or campers, not your boss on a $500-a-day "adventure" which ends each day at the local Ritz. We travel as Europeans: modestly, weighing the value of our purchases; but comfortably, seeking out the special experiences that make the trip. And we are curious. We don't shield ourselves from European cultures: we seek them out.
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M08060 is a program of cycle trips for individualistic, curious, adventurous adults, young in fact or young at heart.

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

M08060 was founded in 1986 by a bunch of grad students who otherwise would have had to find real jobs. Our idea was to appeal to a fun, relaxed, intellectually curious crowd: people we wanted to travel with! The trips were conceived with that group in mind.

2. What is your company's mission?

We create our own website (it shows, right?). But at least you don’t pay for expensive marketing to people who don’t go on trips. If you go, you’ll find the funds you gave us used for your trip! We don’t sink a fortune in hotels, ’cause you don’t spend much time in them. We focus on the meals, the bikes, researching our routes and the towns and villages where we spend our evenings… the important things! And we shop well. Our travel is independent and flexible. You aren’t bungied to our idea; we help you live your own. Our trips are small, generally 10 to 15, so it’s easy to be autonomous. Yet we liberate you from the hassles of solo travel: finding a room at night, getting on the right train, figuring out the best bike routes to follow or the most interesting villages to visit. We offer plenty of adventure, but not of the bed bug or big truck variety.

3. What does your company specialize in?

Road Bike Touring and European Rail Travel.

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

Nicolas grew up in Greenwich Village, New York, son of a wine journalist and sometime cookbook editor. He acquired an undergraduate degree in Economics, and then an MBA from Wharton with a specialty in Transportation Management, before abandoning civil society for the world of cycle travel. His current role at M08060 is logistics manager (he meshes the trips and the trains), and CFO (he refuses funding for the latest wacko/visionary idea from one of the others, so don't hold your breath on Ethan's "Sri Lanka Biking" project). He also leads trips: about 2 month's worth each year. In his spare time, he volunteers for the local pre-school PTA and cooks a mean lapin à la moutarde.

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

It varies from year to year but the combination 2 week of trip of Lavender and Olive is a continual favorite.

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

From a client on Burgundy Biking: I was totally impressed by the routes – how well the lengths/ difficulties were timed, as well as the clarity of the route sheet. TERRIFIC.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M08060
Picture Name Highlight Activity Price Destination

A Week in Provence A Week in Provence

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The Roman cities of Provence, cycling in olive and almond groves, perched towns of the Luberon, vineyards at Les Baux....

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1695 France

The Salzburgerland & the Danube The Salzburgerland & the Danube

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This is our best trip which includes glorious biking through magnificent mountains and flowered villages, or along beautiful rivers on quiet bike paths.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 3495 Austria

Norway Fjords & Glaciers Norway Fjords & Glaciers

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We offer a mountain biking and hiking tour where you will enjoy a week of stunning scenery, fascinating social structure and delicious salmon and herring for breakfast.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2125 Norway

Basque Biking Basque Biking

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Experience this great 8-day tour where you can discover beaches with incredible surf, late nights in the liveliest of bars, fishing ports and the extraordinary proximity of mountains and ocean!

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2025 Spain
France

Northern Star Northern Star

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In this wonderful 8-day biking tour you will visit three countries where will discover amazing cultures and places!

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2125 Belgium
Luxembourg
Germany

Danish Biking Danish Biking

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With this 7-day bicycle tour in Denmark you will discover the pastoral paradise where fantasy flies! Fairy tale villages, castles and manors, traffic-free biking, bucolic farm lands, etc.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2450 Denmark

Umbria Unravelled Umbria Unravelled

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Hill towns rising from silver olive groves, quiet biking on undiscovered lanes, and one of Italy's most innovative yet approachable cuisines.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1875 Italy

Champagne Pedal Champagne Pedal

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Experience this bicycle tour in France where you will discover beautiful vineyards, the splendor of many cultural and historic sites!

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1395 France

Gorges of the Cevennes Gorges of the Cevennes

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The scenic wonder of France's most isolated region, a place of such extraordinary beauty that to see it by other than bicycle would be unthinkable.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1975 France

Bordeaux & the Dordogne Bordeaux & the Dordogne

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The meandering Dordogne valley, villages cut from the cliffs that line the river, the ruby reflections of the wines, the harmony of the vineyards.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2095 France

Castles of the Loire Castles of the Loire

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In this splendid bicycle tour you will have the great opportunity to visit the best places of France!

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1675 France

Pinot Noir Burgundy Pinot Noir Burgundy

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Cycling through Burgundy's picturesque wine towns and great vineyards, past castles and along canals, all the while earning the delicious meals you sample every night.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1425 France

Pure Tuscany Pure Tuscany

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Tuscan hill towns, quiet lanes along ridge lines with views to forever, luscious sauces over hand-cut pastas, and beautiful Siena.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2140 Italy

Swiss Cycling Swiss Cycling

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Experience this unforgettable trip where you will be amazed by the impeccably tended beauty of the surroundings being accompanied by appropriate Alpine fare!

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2250 Switzerland

Galicia - Celtic Spain Galicia - Celtic Spain

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Our route along the banks of the wild and beautiful Miño River wanders through the sleepiest places we know, on its way to one of the most awake.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1895 Spain

Italian Lakes Italian Lakes

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A whimsical bike ride along the banks of the world‘s most beautiful lakes: Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como and the Cerisio.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2050 Italy
Switzerland

Portuguese Explorer Portuguese Explorer

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this 13 days cycling tour features Portugal most delightful sights: the lush Minho Valley, Porto, the Buçaco Forest Park, the Atlantic Coast, Nazaré, Obidos, Lisbon and much more.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 3095 Portugal

Adventures in Alsace Adventures in Alsace

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This is a great bicycle tour in France where you will discover the home to picture-perfect scenery and to one of France’s most luscious cuisines.

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 2095 France

Chardonnay Burgundy Chardonnay Burgundy

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Discover this amazing 7-day tour in France where you will visit the most splendid sites in France that will make you to remember it for your whole life!

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Tour Package
Bicycle Touring
USD 1725 France
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Mary-Ellen Boyle Verified User Review 2007-03-22
THIS COMPANY WAS TERRIFIC - I rank them a "10" in all possible categories!

 2  Jean Stehle Verified User Review 2005-01-07
Thought the trip coordinator could have spent more time with the bikers during the tour to give them more accurate directions. The directions sometimes were ... view more over specific and sometimes vagues on how
to get to the destinations each evening. Trip coordinator was very knowledgeable about history, food, culture, etc. and was an asset to the Blue Marble company.

 3  Monique Squires Verified User Review 2005-01-02
The company and experience were excellent... they responded to all my questions in a timely fashion... and also accommodated my needs according to my plans and ... view more requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family and would even consider using them again in the future, if the opportunity should arise. The overall trip experience and assistance provided would be rated as a resounding 10 for excellence.

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