Private Custom Adventure Tours

There are four core components to custom adventure tours: the destination, the itinerary, the guides and the group. Put another way, the where, what, how and who.

 

A few years ago we realized a trend. Many folks have done group trips and realized they would prefer to enjoy a private experience, where the “who” is determined by them and then they can pick everything else: where, when, how, what, etc. The result is our guests get an experience that is tailor made to spec and we all know a custom suit fits better than one off the rack.

 

You dream, we build. That’s the beauty of custom adventure tours. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Napa / Sonoma

Napa / Sonoma

Big Sur / Carmel

Big Sur / Carmel

Santa Barbara / Central Coast

Santa Barbara / Central Coast

Yosemite / Tahoe / Sierra Nevada Mountains

Yosemite / Tahoe / Sierra Nevada Mountains

Death Valley / Mojave Desert

Death Valley / Mojave Desert

Utah / Arizona’s National Parks

Utah / Arizona’s National Parks

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

You tell us what you’re looking for and we come up with a trip proposal and send it to you for approval.

Where do you want to go? We have operated all over our home state of California, 10 US States, the US, Canada and Europe. We’re open to operating many other places, but here are some of our core destinations that can help get your ideas flowing.

Our roots are in cycling, but we love hiking and multisport itineraries where it makes sense to do so. It comes down to what works for the destination but we also offer other activities such as wine tasting, sightseeing, museum visits and educational commentary is possible if interested.

We can do day biking trips in Northern California for a group of 20 for as little as $150 per person. The other end of the spectrum would be a 6-day luxury bike & hike trip for two to Sonoma & Napa staying at Farmhouse Inn & Auberge du Soleil including Michelin-starred dinners for $7,495 per person. Everything in between is possible, that’s why we need to know your budget to get targeted. In general the biggest drivers of cost are the number of guests, the duration, the types of hotels/meals and when the trip is done.

 

Trips become more economical with bigger groups. While we can run a trip with 2 people, the fixed costs (guide(s), vehicles, itinerary research) are not too much cheaper than if we run the trip for 20. The difference of course is the group of 2 pays substantially more. At 6+ people it becomes much more economical, so if you are looking to save, (and potentially have more fun) invite friends/family to join you.

 

The other surprising thing to many folks is when we operate the trip can profoundly affect cost. If we do a trip over a weekend in peak September/October harvest season in Napa & Sonoma the lodging cost can be double what it would be midweek in the spring. For an example of a middle of the road trip: For a group of 8 to do a 6-day ride down the California Coast staying at moderately priced hotels costing $200-$300/night with most meals included, the cost would be around $2,300-$2,700 per person.

 

Interested? Request a custom quote