We design and schedule our tours for the best possible cycling weather. Yet, mother nature is a fickle beast – sometimes she cooperates and sometimes it seems like she has a hateful vengeance to enact. Although none of us ever hope to be stuck out in the rain, or caught in the cold, it can and does happen so we want to make sure we help you be as prepared as possible should the heavens darken and the skies open up. On tour, there’s usually a café around the corner you can duck into for a few minutes should you be more inclined towards a hot toddy than a wet, chilly tush.

Plan on Weather

Weather records typically work with 30-year averages, which means that you could go to Tuscany, Paris or Ireland in an “off-year” and freeze OR enjoy unseasonably warm and clear weather. Even though we plan our trips in the driest and most preferable months weather-wise, we recommend you always take rain gear, and warm layers and sun protection for hot and sunny conditions. Take a look at our Packing Lists as you start planning.


Heat can also be a concern and should we encounter unseasonably hot weather periods on tour, we will try our best to provide flexibility to avoid the hottest parts of the day. Our Tour Leaders are trained to handle adverse conditions and may restructure daily schedules to avoid peak heat.

Weather Websites

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Nadine Dirksen - A German native, Nadine is a happy Colorado transplant who moved from lush Bavaria when she married. She left the land of pretzels in 2012 and has been enjoying a fun life full of cycling, mountain biking, CrossFit, hiking, running and any other outdoor activity that involves her little black Dachshund-mix. When not having fun outside or at work, she tries her hand at different craft projects with varying success. She helps our travelers by answering all their questions before their tours and she can't wait to help you bring your dream trip to reality!

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