You’re likely to encounter couples, singles, or friends and family members traveling together. Our travelers generally range between the ages of 35 and 65 and share a youthful spirit of adventure and a friendly camaraderie. Over 70 percent have traveled with us before or have been referred by someone who has.
Absolutely! This is a common situation and our intermediate trips have been designed with daily ride options to suit varying interests and abilities. Our tour leaders will suggest a route to suit your preference whether you want to take it easier or crank out the miles.
Absolutely not! Unlike other companies, we encourage you to approach each day of your vacation at your own pace – after all, this is your vacation! Sojourn’s tour leaders provide support for all participants whether they are meandering gently along or challenging companions to a more difficult ride.
Sojourn trips will never include more than 18 guests. With two tour leaders accompanying each trip, Sojourn guests enjoy one of the highest guide to guest ratios of all bike tour companies. This means more personalized attention for you!
No worries! Traveling alone is a fantastic way to enjoy yourself on a Sojourn trip. You will find your fellow travelers to embrace the group dynamic though this doesn’t mean you won’t have plenty of time to yourself whenever you desire.
If you reserve your trip far enough in advance we will either find you a roommate (of the same gender) or you will get your own room for half of the single room price. We’ll put you in touch with your prospective roommate well prior to the trip so you can get to know one another prior to traveling.
Your tour leaders work very hard to ensure that your vacation is as carefree and enjoyable as you could possibly imagine. It is an industry standard in the bike touring, hiking, rafting, and other active travel industries to extend a gratuity to guides at the conclusion of a trip. Similar to any service industry position, awarding of a gratuity is a personal decision. A recent survey of our frequent travelers shows that their guide gratuities ranging from $15-$25 per guide, per day.
Our trips all begin and end near a major or regional airport serviced by major carriers. Your travel consultant will be happy to share with you the various options for getting to the start of your tour. Upon reservation, you will be sent detailed information about traveling to and from your tour as well as comprehensive information about the trip you have chosen.
That depends on the trip rating and what kind of cycling you plan to do. Our easier trips are a good place to begin if you are unsure of your ability or ride your bike only occasionally. Our trip consultants will be happy to help you select the appropriate trip for your ability and interest.
Your tours leaders will transport your luggage from inn to inn throughout the trip. They will see to it that your luggage is in your room when you arrive at the inn after your ride or other activity.
The use of one of our state of the art, professionally maintained bikes is included in your tour. 90% of our travelers take advantage of using a Sojourn bike on tour however, if you’re super partial to your own bike, go ahead and bring it. Tandem bikes are available for experienced tandem cyclists on certain trips (additional fee applies).
Sojourn bikes are issued with flat pedals. If you ride with clipless pedals (SPD or similar) we suggest that you remove your pedals from your bike and bring them with you. Your tour leaders will install your pedals on your bike for use during your bike trip.
Sojourn was founded in 2004 by current owner Susan Rand and a collection of experienced travel business professionals.
Sojourn tours tend to ignite the passion of travel in our guests. From outstanding routes to luxury boutique accommodations and impeccable destination choices, our trips are handcrafted around the finest elements of the active travel experience and always deliver the highest level of excellence. Through our unwavering dedication to every aspect of your vacation, we ensure your trip is a memorable experience that can be enjoyed at your own pace with plenty of room for spontaneity.— Raja Mukherjee, Owner & President