About Randonnée

Randonnée brings you an exceptional line of self-guided active vacations in Canada, the United States and Europe. We've been North America's leading specialist in self-guided active tours since 1990. 

Why Randonnée?

Our tours are meticulously designed and superbly operated, by us. We hand-pick your inns and B&Bs. We provide route instructions that are detailed, accurate and full of tips and insights. And we love to be innovative: our unique Drive & Stroll tours and Short Escape programs give further options for those who wish to travel this way.

Tailored for you

Seek a balance between the freedom of traveling on your own and the support of a guided tour. Travel at your own pace; let us take care of the details. Randonnée offers choice and flexibility. Choose the number of days of trip length, and the number of miles. No other company delivers as much self-guided variety and quality...

Accommodations:

We know the right place when we see it!  Our customers deserve the best, and no matter where you travel, our luxurious accommodations ~ the inns, chateaux, bed and breakfasts, hotels and lodges ~ are hand-picked and often family-run. We invite you to take a look at some of our welcoming Accommodations when you browse By Activity or By Destination.


Support:

Our self-guided tours provide behind-the-scenes support to your journey. Luggage forwarding is always provided. If you have problems, help is always a phone call away.

Route-finding: 

We supply you with detailed maps and route instructions including interesting side-trips, historical notes, plus contact phone numbers. Choose your own pace, and where and when to rest.


Activity:

Our walking and cycling tours are for active adults with a moderate level of fitness. Talk to us about the difficulty of each tour. For very fit cyclists we offer add-on hills and distance!


The Bikes:

No need to box your bike, and no extra rental fee!

The majority of our bicycle fleet is Cannondale bikes; Cannondale is a leading bicycle manufacturer in North America and Europe. You can choose between hybrid or racing (dropped handlebar) style bikes.

Specs:

2013 Bikes (currently in Provence, Burgundy, Dordogne, Loire Valley, Lot Valley, Normandy, Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Ireland)

Our newest Cannondale hybrid bikes are Quick Speed model with Quick SL 6061 alloy frame, carbon fork and components are follows:

  • Components: Shimano 105

  • Crank: 50/34

  • Rear cogs: 12-28 or 11-34 (hilly regions)

  • Seat: Quick Speed Ergo

  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Our Cannondale racing bikes (on request) are Supersix Evo 5 105 with carbon frame and fork components are follows:

  • Components: Shimano 105

  • Crank: 50/34

  • Rear cogs: 12-27 or 11-34 (hilly regions)

  • Seat: Prologo Scratch Pro T2.0

  • Sizes: 54, 56, 58

Synapse 5 105 model with synapse alloy frame and components are follows:

  • Components: Shimano 105

  • Crank: 50/39/30

  • Rear cogs: 12-28

  • Seat: Synapse

  • Size: 51

Pre-2013

Our Cannondale hybrid bikes are Adventure 600 model with aluminum frame and components are follows:

  • Components: Shimano Alivio (front) SRAM SX-5 (rear)

  • Crank: 26/36/48

  • Rear cogs: 12-32

  • Seat: Selle Royal Freccia

  • Color: Patriot Blue

Our Cannondale racing bikes are CAAD 5 aluminum frames with components as follows:

  • Components: Shimano Tiagra

  • Crank (triple): 30/42/53

  • Rear Cogs:SRAM PG-950, 12-26

  • Seat: Selle Royal Viper

  • Color: SAECO Team Replica

We also have a fleet of Van Nicholas Mistral titanium bikes for our Provence trips with components as follows:

  • Components: Shimano 105

  • SRAM Elita Compact Crankset, 50/34T

  • Rear Cogs: Shimano 105 CS-5700 Cassette, 12-25

  • Sizes: 54, 56, 58, 60

All hybrid bikes come with handlebar bag featuring a map case, seat bag, pump, tire levers, spare tube, multitool, patch kit, water bottle carrier. Most, but not all of our bikes have rear racks. Race bikes come without handlebar bag but a map case instead. Our fleet is among the newest of any bike company. We tune each bike prior to your arrival so that it is ready to ride for you.

 




 
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