In 1996, the world was first introduced to M15542 in the March issue of Bicycling Magazine when they wrote an article about our "Spring Classics" cycling vacation, the first of it's kind. Since then, we've appeared and been featured in Bicycling Magazine four additional times where our programs appeared on the cover and were listed as "one of the 50 best trips on our planet" and awarded the coveted Editor's Choice.
In addition, back in 1997, M15542 started the “fantasy” trend of featuring the world's greatest cycling and triathlon legends” full-time on our vacations. When we select a "Legend" to feature on our programs, we don't pick athletes who are simply making the "rounds" with various companies but rather those "Legends" who have transcended their sport. Since then, we have been privileged to have featured the following personalities on our programs:
- Eddy Merckx - the "Greatest Cyclist of all-time!"
- Phil Anderson - 14 year Tour de France veteran and first Australian rider to wear the Yellow Jersey.
- Sean Kelly - "King of the Classics" and World's #1 from 1983 - 1988
- Mark Allen - 6-time Ironman World Champion and 10-time Nice Long Distance World Champion
- Dave Scott - First 6-time Ironman World Champion and first inductee into the Triathlon Hall of Fame.
We’ve always believed that one’s cycling dream shouldn't end when one is done riding for the day. That’s why every effort is made to insure that each vacation has the highest level of accommodations given the specific region of the program. The combination of challenging cycling over alpine mountain passes or through rolling hills plus world-class lodging has proven to be a successful combination that has continually insured that our guests will be able to live their dreams to the fullest and even exceed them!
To live one’s cycling dream, it takes support of all kinds. From travel agents to mechanics, everything is key. As past guests will tell you, this is where we specialize on a very personal level as our staff takes very good care of each and every guest. The reason behind this is that our staff consists of former pro team bike mechanics, masseuses, and world-class athletes who understand and appreciate what the word “support” means. It’s because of their experience at the highest-level that ensures every vacation we do runs as smoothly as the Discovery Channel's Tour de France team.