Please, put your wallet away. To make your life easier, we include absolutely everything that makes sense to include. Private tours? Tastings? Lessons? Helicopters? Hotels? Meals and wine? Mais oui. Your spree at Ferragamo? Ahh, no.
Hotel gems are a hallmark of B&R. Not necessarily the grandest and flashiest, but the most charming and intimate. That’s B&R style. Every night you spend with us is included in the price of your trip. Best of all: you never have to make the bed!
Signature B&R Guides
Our guides are adept at wearing many hats. They will do whatever it takes to make your trip hassle free. They come equipped with cellphones and are on call 24/7. They also happen to be a lot of fun, too.
We include all meals where it makes sense, yet we understand that going off on your own to make a great discovery is rewarding, too. So sometimes we leave room for exploring on your own.
Table for Two
Each trip offers the opportunity to dine or lunch independently from the group…and we’ll happily make arrangements for you.
From One Leg to the Next
Included are all on-trip transfers by yacht, train, 4X4, plane, helicopter, van and, of course, camel.
Vino Tinto or Vino Blanco?
On every B&R trip, wine (delicious and well-chosen) is included with meals.
Adroit Baggage Handling
Your baggage is transported from one hotel to the next. This is done by local handlers so guides are devoted to you.
Baksheesh, les Pourboires, las Propinas
We look after everyone who helps us along the way, including tips. We grease the wheels wherever it’s necessary—so all you have to worry about is having fun.
To understand a region, you need to experience it in deep and up close. That’s why every trip includes tastings, tours of historic sites, galleries and museums with local experts, and visits with our local friends.
Everything You Need to Know
Before a trip, travellers are emailed their online B&R Trip Planner filled with relevant information. On the road, we provide a B&R Travelogue that gives insider tips. Of course, we also provide a map of the region with route suggestions.
Our guides complete a dry run of each trip before it departs. This way, the only surprises on your trip are good ones.
Each morning, our guides brief you on the day’s options. We like to do this quietly, one-on-one, so you never get the feeling you’re in a meeting. There’s enough of that at the office.
At the Route of It All
All biking and walking outings include meticulous, easy-to-follow route notes. By no means do you have to follow them, but if you do, we promise nothing short of spectacular.
Our guides always have additional scenic routes up their sleeves. Looking for a Century Ride? Just ask.
There When You Need Us
Our support vehicles are present along the day’s route to distribute refreshments, carry your purchases, and offer a lift when needed. Plus you’re given your guide’s cell phone number just in case.
To support our travellers, B&R has offices in the region or we have someone living locally—so there’s immediate B&R help 24/7.
These trips are not simply adult trips with kids tacked on. Anything but! They are three crafted trips in one: a trip for the parents; a trip for the kids; and a trip for the family. Time together, time apart… we find the balance. And we bring along kid equipment galore. From bikes, helmets, tandems and trailers to extra guides, vans and even cribs, we’ve got you covered.
Intangible B&R Tangibles
The years of exhaustive research we’ve done on the ground; the countless personal relationships we’ve cultivated; and the dozens of people who work behind the scenes.
Included on all walking trips, the use of lightweight LEKI telescoping walking sticks, and water bottles in padded hip or pack-strap holsters.
Don’t bother packing your noggin protector—we provide fantastic Bell or Giro helmets.
B&R has a customized fleet of fully equipped Bianchi hybrids for all our European trips. For trips running outside of Europe, we offer the very best bicycles for the region. We have men’s and women’s models in five frame sizes. For the kids, Burley tandems, trailers and youth helmets.
Want a little boost every now and then? Need help keeping up with your wife? Our e-bikes are regular pedal bikes that provide electric assistance whenever you want it. We plug it in at night, you get extra juice when you need it.VIEW all EQUIPMENT