We Love Our Guides and You Will Too
With many tour providers to choose from, just what sets Discover France apart from the rest? The answer could be several-fold, with superior service, unique adventures and masterfully crafted itineraries. But what truly makes Discover France the best tour company to work with is our expert guides. They bring to the table years of experience, extensive schooling, and a variety of other skills. Best of all, they know how to have fun and make every trip an unforgettable adventure. Here are a few of the many reasons why everyone loves Discover France guides.
At Discover France, we don’t take chances when it comes to guiding our valued customers. It takes rigorous training to become a professional bike tour guide and our experts have been through it all. Every one of our guides has their Brevet d’Etat, or Diploma (State Certificate) of Educator in Sport Specialized in Cycling Sports Activity, which typically takes about two years to achieve. DF guides aren’t “trip leaders” but real and knowledgeable cycling guides, certified experts at what they do. Simply put, our guides are the most qualified and certified professionals available, and for us that makes them the best in the business.
One of the most important components to safely guiding guests is communication. While our guides all hail from France, they are all bilingual and some are even multilingual, ensuring that you will be paired with the perfect leader for you and your family or group. Yet because France is their home, essentially their “back yard”, our experts are intimately familiar with all of the country’s most scenic routes and back roads. This gives our guests the security of knowing that all of the turns and obstacles that lie before them are already anticipated by their guide. It also provides the benefit of getting to experience some of France’s most breathtaking paths and passages and other hidden gems like the best local pubs.
The guides who work with Discover France always come prepared because they are true professionals. They start early and go to sleep late just so they can always remain one step ahead and provide our clients with the most unforgettable journey possible. They are flexible and remain ready to roll with any unforeseen adventures that may arise, and they always have happy, positive attitudes. What’s more, our guides are experts at the machinery they ride. They know everything there is to know about bikes and can quickly and efficiently handle any mechanical problems that may occur during a trip.
Our guides love what they do and it shows! To them cycling is much more than just a means to get from here to there or a way to stay in shape. It’s a way of life – a passion that engulfs them to the core. Some of them have even quit lucrative careers just to be able to ride and guide others. And because the Discover France guides love cycling so much, they want to share that love with others. Our ultimate goal is to create an unforgettable experience that will stay with each guest for years to come. We want to share our passion for cycling and show you all of the things our beautiful country has to offer.