How do you measure passion? We have 20 years experience in training, preparing and participating in cycling events, plus 14 years in organizing events (Road cycling, MTB and Trail Running) catering to 8000 people with our Summerofcycling + Trail Running Events organisation.
A little history:
In New Zealand in 2003 we started organizing
2 Road Cycling (Cycle challenge- Gran Fondo type) events
2 Mountain Bike Marathon events
1 Criterium race event
These events ran for various number of years (the longest being 8 years)
In Australia in 2006 we started organizing
1 Road Cycling (Cycle challenge- Gran Fondo type) event
3 Mountain Bike Marathon events
3 Trail Running events
These events are still running (12 years and counting)
In 2016 we traveled South America for 6 months for the first time (Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) exploring, riding, hiking and making new friends and partners. We found these countries welcoming, safe and inspirational. Again we returned for 9 months in 2017. This time to ride the roads and trails and design/plan these amazing trips in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.
After 14 years of event management and organization and almost 2 years exploring South America we are now offering some of the most unique tours on the South American continent and welcome people, with a sense of adventure from all over the world to experience these incredible locations.
Why are our tours and prices so appealing?
We have designed these tours to be the highest quality and incredible value, based on careful selection of our professional partners services and guiding, accommodation options, and every other facet of the trips. We keep our costs low, light and fast and pass on those advantages and savings to you without ever compromising the quality, comfort and service we offer.
What makes us different?
Attention to detail in all aspects of the tours.
We are cycling coaches and write personal training programs for the riders to get into the best shape possible to prepare for your trips.
We hold your health and well being in the highest regard.
We generously share the wealth of knowledge of our some 40+ years of cycling to enhance your skills as a cyclist and contribute to the enjoyment of your cycling holiday.
We partner with local tour and tourist companies and organizations in each country we promote tours.
We use indigenous local guides on all tours.
We make a difference, with your patronage we donate a percentage of all proceeds to local community groups and organizations in need, in the areas we our organize tours.
Our focus is you
Tour Director and Sportive Coach:
Hi. I’m Anthony Mortimore the Tour Director/Organizer/Coach and Manager on all the Road cycling and Mountain bike Tours. Cycling continues to be a big part of my life since I started racing when I was 11 years old. Starting as a roadie first in New Zealand (training and racing for 10 years) and then venturing overseas where I competed as a professional rider competing in North America/Europe for 10 years in more than 1000 events including major events such as the Tour of Spain (La Vuelta Espana), Dauphine Libre, Midi Libre, Tour du laude and the Tour of Luxembourg.
I love Mountain Biking also, and raced for 3 years (cross country) for K2Bike team competing in over 100 events in the USA including 7 Norba National championships and 2 World Mountain bike Cups events (Napa and Mt Snow).
Since I retired from competition I have coached many riders in my Climbing/Descending/Cornering Road cycling camps over the last 7 years as well as organize Road cycling, Mountain bike and Trail running events for a total of 14 years (so far). I have always loved touring also commonly referred to today as bike packing. Over the last 15 years or so I have traveled/toured through these countries (Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Greece, Austria, Holland, Belgium) .
Of course, all this doesn’t mean you have to be an elite rider or runner to join us on these tours. just a commitment to train, get fit and prepare for an extraordinary cycling or trail running holiday experience..
We are working with some established and very professional tourism companies in Colombia, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. They are supplying all our transport logistics and guides. Our cycling and trail running tours have been co-designed with their expertise and knowledge.
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