Customer Reviews

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  • Just got back from a wonderful weekend in Portland. The cornerstone of the trip was the Summer Feet 5 Lighthouses Electric Bike Tour. I want to emphasize the electric part because it made the trip that much more fun and funny for our group of four. Summer Feet mixes electric and traditional bikes on the tour and we were so glad we’d opted for electric. The hills of Portland are absolutely do-able for the casual cyclist to be sure. But having the electric assist was just awesome! You can literally hit the throttle and put your legs out and let the lithium battery do the work to get you up the hills. It was a gorgeous day to boot and the guides provided the perfect mix of information and historical details on each stop.

    The halfway point lobster roll picnic was absolutely perfect. We’d have gone just for that lobster roll. By the end of the day, we were using words like “awesome” and “lucky” and “tickled” and congratulated each other on picking Summer Feet and the electric bikes. Don’t hesitate at all. It was a blast! Reposted from TripAdvisor

  • We did this tour our first full day in Portland. You can easily drive to these lighthouses yourself. But why not make it fun. My wife is not a biker and I’ve done 50 mile per day bike trips but this tour worked for both of us. She rode an ebike and loved it. It was a warm day out but the breeze while riding made it ok. The lobster roll and picnic was great. Enjoyed the trip and highly recommend for all levels of riders. Reposted from TripAdvisor

  • We had a great time on our 5 hour tour with Adam our tour guide. Because we rented the E-Bikes, our day was easy breezy as we rode through beautiful scenic neighborhoods and parks. The fee was quite reasonable for the services provided including shuttle to and from the riding route, assistance with setting up the bikes/helmets, 5 hours with a knowledgeable tour guide, Lobster Roll lunch, and a whole lot of beautiful surroundings! Reposted from TripAdvisor

  • This is a great way to see the Portland area. We had lots of fun and if you’re not in great shape (like me) no worries! The electric bikes made the hills in the area do-able! (Just remember to pedal a little when you’re going up a really steep hill!). Norman and Adam were great guides, not only concerned with showing us a good time but also concerned with everyone’s safety. We had a fantastic lunch in a stunning seaside park. There were people of all different ages and ability levels. It was great to be out in the sunshine and really appreciate the areas rather than blow past them in your car. I highly recommend this great day trip. Reposted from Trip Advisor

  • A friend and I went on the 5 Lighthouse Tour with Adam as our guide – couldn’t have picked a better way to spend only one day in Portland. Our bed and breakfast was situated in the West End, so even the walk through the city in the morning to reach the terminal where we started was wonderful. I’ve been on 6 international bicycle trips, and this was so pleasantly reminiscent of many of them, the real way to sight see. There were only 6 of us on the tour. The tour length was perfect – Adam never rushed us, and he shared such interesting stories on Portland’s history. And the lobster roll lunch, along with fresh cookies from a bakery we picked up along the way, were to die for! Reposted from TripAdvisor

  • We had Norman and Adrian as guides and loved every minute of the tour. They had engaging personalities and were full of knowledge. This was the perfect way to learn, sightsee, and be active! Reposted from TripAdvisor

  • This is a great way to see the Portland area. We had lots of fun and if you’re not in great shape (like me) no worries! The electric bikes made the hills in the area do-able! (Just remember to pedal a little when you’re going up a really steep hill!). Norman and Adam were great guides, not only concerned with showing us a good time but also concerned with everyone’s safety. We had a fantastic lunch in a stunning seaside park. There were people of all different ages and ability levels. It was great to be out in the sunshine and really appreciate the areas rather than blow past them in your car. I highly recommend this great day trip! Reposted from TripAdvisor

  • I took the lighthouse tour on Oct. 12, and it was just what I wanted. How exciting it is to cycle in a new place where there’s so much to see. The guides were well-prepared, patient, friendly. I call it a very good deal for the money. I enjoyed the company of all the participants. Re-posted from Tripadvisor

  • We had a fantastic time! The food, accommodations and Maine vistas were awesome. Norman was a terrific host and guide. We are planning our next cycling adventure with Summer Feet and will be returning for sure in 2014. Thanks for a wonderful time!
    The Canucks from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • It was an amazing trip

  • Carol Walsh says...

    We love Summer Feet and will come again, One of the best cycling trips ever

  • Don Tarrant says...

    One of the best trips we have ever taken

  • Wanda Taylor says...

    Loved the Gold Coast tour!! An active vacation with lots of variety, challenges and awesome guides that left one feeling a wonderful sense of accomplishment at the end of the day–it doesn’t get much better than this!!! Kudos to Rae and Nick!!!

  • neil says...

    This really was one of the nicest times my daughter and I had spending time with each other ! The guides did a great job with a fantastic picnic. We made some new friends. And to finish it off with a tour of 4 brewerys was the icing on the cake.. Thanks for a great time !

  • Favorite experience on this trip?: The rides, the guides, the food, the visits to pasta and olive oil makers, the weather…it’s hard to choose a “favorite”! Thanks so much to you all!! I’d never use a different tour company.

  • I had many “favorite” memories; the route was great taking us through picturesque villages on quiet roads. I enjoyed the scenery, the food, the visits to Populonia, swimming in the sea, our hotels, the other group members and our leaders.

  • The combination of our awesome guides, the small Tuscany towns, the biking and the fun campanions made it just an awesome experience!

  • The trip was terrific, especially the guides, the food, the hotels, the countryside, and the bikes. What’s left?

  • Great trip. Guides were superb. Great group!

  • Really loved it. Everything came together to make for a wonderful vacation with an interesting group of co-riders, and great guides. The composite of all experiences reflected one of the nicest vacations I’ve taken. Leaders knew their stuff, and their customers’ needs, and seemed to enjoy the trip as much as we did.

  • What was your favorite experience on this trip? My husband would say the eating, especially the dinners which included all the local cuisine and made us branch out and try things we never would have. I would say the swimming pools and the thermal hot springs pool at the hotels. They were all beautiful! We also both enjoyed the curvy, beautiful roads through the hill-top towns, especially the cobbled towns, so picturesque!

  • The trip was the most organized and well thought- through adventure I have been on to date. Marking the route with chalk dust arrows was a bonus. The meals were great and our tour guides made our trip perfect.

  • Our trip was the best experience I have ever had! Before the trip, I thought I would enjoy myself, but we both just fell in love with Italy. Your tour organization was everything I could have hoped. The guides were invaluable and great fun to travel with. I expecially liked how we were able to ride at our pace throught he back roads. There were a couple of times where I could smell what someone was cooking! This was a trip of a lifetime (unless we are able to return)! Thank you so much.

  • I must say it was all wonderful. [The tour leaders] were absolutely superb in not only how hard they worked, but their attitude during very very long days. I cannot say good enough about them. I did not rear a single negative word from anyone on the tour about them. Nothing but praise. They represented their country and company in the best possible way. They made a great trip extraordinary.

  • There were many pleasant surprises. Rounding a bend and seeing a postcard view. Walking out of the hotel after showering the first day in Florence and realizing we were a block away from the Ponte Vecchio. The taste of a tomato and the garlic in the salami at one of the dinners. But the most memorable experience was on about Day 7, after breakfast when we were getting on our bikes and I thought, “I could do this forever!”

  • The tour leaders were wonderful, very helpful and accommodating. The group meals were very fun and the food was outstanding.

  • One of my favorite experiences on the trip were the levee roads on the Po Delta. I had never cycled on such straight, smooth, level roads. At times it seemed like we were floating through that incredible landscape. Second would have to be climbing the Passo de Colla, although I am very slow going uphill, this was so beautiful, and I really enjoyed getting to the top. I really appreciate all the work and planning, beginning with the office staff and continuing to our guides, that gave us such a marvelous trip!

  • Kim says...

    I’ve been to Camden in 2010 and again in 2011. Love the rides and the gentle hills of the coastline. The “oreo cows” are a favorite and the full moon rise from the deck of the Schooner Olad is an image I’ll carry with me for quite some time. Thank you Summer Feet for two years of wonderful riding!

  • If you have to do just one bike trip…do this one! Beautiful country and people. Accomodations were very nice, dinner locations were superb. Routes were picturesq and very rideable. Our guide Peter was the highlight of the trip. Very personable & it helps to have “a local” lead you on your tour. Our expectations were exceeded and the bar has been set very high. Looking forward to our next trip with Summerfeet.

  • Fabulous tour. I felt so well taken care of – every detail from beginning to end. I’m a beginner rider and nothing was too much trouble for the tour leaders. Absolutely awesome scenery, comfortable bikes, great dining and just the best time, ever. I’m already thinking about which tour I’ll do next. Thanks to Norman, Justin (and Kym) for the great service. See you next year!

  • Rob Muller says...

    Awesome! Thanks guys for a fantastic day. I haven’t been on a bike in years, so was apprehensive about the idea of this tour. Typically you would never catch me on a trip like this. I prefer the prepackaged, macerated fun delivered by the typical six flags. I can’t believe what I have been missing. Maine is such an unbelievable gem. My wife and I enjoyed the great scenery and especially the gourmet picnic. I highly recommend this trip.

  • What a great way to see Portland! The guides were great

  • If I had known in advance how fantastic this trip was I would have stayed for a month! Bas, our guide, did an excellent job entertaining all of us, I have never been on a guided trip where the guide did such an excellent job meeting everyone’s needs. Too bad it came to an end. Next year I definitely come back to New Zealand.

  • The bike trip was awesome, every aspect exceeded my expectations

  • Susan Fraser says...

    What a great trip

  • Ann Phinney says...

    The landscape was beautiful. The guides were knowledgeable, and the food was delicious

  • It was an excellent trip.

  • Great trip, great price, great balance of cycling, hiking & relaxation. No better way to see New Zealand.

  • This was a wonderful trip. We had a fabulous time thanks to our guides. We are very impressed with the beauty and history of Nova Scotia. Will recommend!

  • Another totally awesome trip with Summer Feet! This was our second Summer Feet tour. Our expectations were not only met – they were exceeded! We’ll be back again.

  • This trip was as close to perfection as humanly possible.

  • Both Peter and Eduardo were phenomenal leaders, providing caring attention to our needs. This trip exceeded our expectations!

  • I really appreciate Norman’s low-key approach to this trip. Peter was extremely helpful with cycling advice, and also very knowledgeable about the area. Both guides were fun to talk to and did a fine job including us all.

  • Fantastic tour – highly recommend. My favorite part was biking on the country roads and seeing cows, horses, and different fields of wheat.

  • Both leaders “made the trip”! From language to cycling to helping understand the history and geography…

  • An amazing vacation – loved every bit of it.

  • Anonymous says...

    [Our guide] Bobbi Jo has some of the most outstanding leadership skills I’ve ever seen in someone so young. [Emily] is a natural. They made a great team.

  • Anonymous says...

    Really enjoyed local knowledge [of our guide, Paul]. Worked really well with Evan – a pleasure to have on the trip! [Evan was] very enthusiastic. Great character and worked very well with Paul.

  • This trip truly transformed my life and I loved every minute of it!

  • The trip met my every expectation, It was excellent.

  • I would recommend Summer Feet to others

  • The whole week was awesome.

  • We loved this experience. It was everything we wanted and more.

  • We loved the trip. We’ve done a couple with Bicycle Adventures and several with Bike Vermont. This was our favorite.

  • Far exceeded my expectations! I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

  • Outstanding tour!  Everything expected and more!!

  • Third company I’ve ridden with, but the best, and the best value.

  • The trip was perfect.

  • It was hands down the most terrific cycling trip we have ever been on, you looked after everything to perfection.

  • Martin Allen says...

    Out of the 3 bike trips we did this year, Summer Feet was by far the best.

  • Our trip was beautiful, fun, delicious and entertaining. Thank you for all the special attention details.

  • Perfect I wouldn’t change a thing

  • A perfect 10

  • Best ever Norman… Loved the trip

  • Wow! Everything I expected and more – an amazing vacation.

  • Thanks Norman for one of my best vacations ever!

  • Toni and I had a great first biking adventure and are inspired to do another.

  • Hi Norman. I just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed the Maine tour and Evan and Nick were wonderful guides. We will certainly recommend you to other cyclists.

  • I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic trip. I will be telling all of my friends about my “wicked good” trip to Maine for years. 

  • It was an exhilarating experience but extremely relaxing at the same time.  I’ve fallen in love with cycling . . .

  • You’ve created a wonderful trip – your attention to detail was impressive. We loved our trip.

  • Jason and I loved our Summer Feet experience. [Our guides] Evan and Katie were fantastic, knowledgeable, encouraging, friendly, and accommodating. Every route, every meal, every hotel was well planned and beautiful. Thank you for a truly memorable week.

  • This was our 1st bike tour – we thought it was great. It appealed to all members of our family.

  • Tim was a great guide. The most mellow person we have ever met. Nick is a great people person. Very enthusiastic and likeable. We enjoyed both guides’ company very much.

  • My favorite part was the friendship with everyone and the beautiful sights.

  • We were impressed that we could order anything off the menu and great choices! This trip was awesome.

  • Just the right amount of cycling with plenty of options. Leaders took great care of us.

  • I went on your Camden trip this past weekend and I wanted to say Thank You so much!!! It was my first cycling trip ever and we had So Much Fun!!!

  • Thanks for the trip! It was everything I hoped it would be.

  • Darcy literally went above and beyond on the entire trip … if I even just mentioned something she would jump right on it and get it done or accomplished. She was professional, knowledgeable, FUN, attentive, and went above and beyond!

  • She [Darcy] was truly top notch! Could not have imagined a better guide! Can’t say enough!

  • The trip was great in itself, but with Nick and Jeremy as the guides, they added another level of “greatness” to the entire experience.

  • Darcy was a great leader! Enjoyed her immensely. She took care of every detail, was attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, kind. Loved Chess too! Both leaders were excellent!

  • We just started biking this past March. We travel several miles but the land is basically flat. It was a rude awakening when we started the bike tour. … I never worked so hard in my life. BUT I LOVED IT. It made me a better biker and it inspired me to get better. I had a wonderful time!

  • One of the best vacations we’ve ever had. Being with Alyssa and Jeremy was just as much fun as the biking and the other activities. They were knowledgeable, fun, helpful, and knew what to say and when to say it. They worked very well together.

  • We had a wonderful time as usual with Summer Feet Cycling. This was our second trip with you and you did not disappoint. The trip was all that was expected and more. The weather was gorgeous, the cycling superb, the accommodations wonderful and comfortable, the sunset cruise and dinner terrific. Best of all, the group and guides were a lot of fun to be with. We certainly enjoyed ourselves immensely. We give give Kim and Sheila high marks for availability, friendliness, assistance, and trying to meet all the needs of a varied cycling group. You get a 10.

  • [Heather was] warm and welcoming, very supportive, and made it fun for me. [Nick] thinks about details, enjoys his responsibility, and made me feel safe and looked after.

  • Excellent dining and activities on Summer Feet tours. Knowledge of cycling itineraries, good instructions and maps.

  • The carriage roads are awesome! We had a great time. Enjoyed our fellow travelers and guides tremendously. We are used to the flatlands of the Midwest, so the “gently rolling’ hills came as a bit of a surprise to me. But after I learned how to pace myself better going up, things fell into place. We hope to join you on another trip in the future. Thank you and your staff for a wonderful time.

  • This trip receives the coveted “exceeds expectations” award! We look forward to another trip.

  • Based on these two trips with Summer Feet cycling, I would not hesitate to book another trip with you, or recommend friends. You have done an outstanding job each time! Good support crew, friendly guides, and you really personalize our trips. Thanks for another great vacation!

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