We thought long and hard about adding this page to the site (around 4 years in total), but we listerned to our customers and they wanted there comments posted, so that's exactly what we have done.
Mike - Halewood
I have toured alone and with groups and organising them is a thankless task. I can't believe how hard John and Carol work to ensure that everyone gets the best information and oportunity to personalise their experience whilst keeping the group on track. On tour John is clearly passionate about what he does but I doubt that all of his customers appreciate just how hard he works and that there is never a moment when he is not focused on both 'safety'and 'enjoyment'. The proportion of customers returning time again says it all. Be warned though, your first trip with Alpine will only be the first of many. See you next year. Many many thanks to John & Carol. From Mike
Dave - Irby
Just a quick line to say thank you for arranging a well organised tour of Northern Spain & the Picos Mountains, such a tour to this area is something I would not have considered on my own but I’m so pleased I went with you. Your guidance was superb with well researched fuel stops and cafes and restraurants in all the right places.
The ferry arrangments and hotel accomodation and overall organisation for such a motorcycle tour was “just the ticket. With such a good choice of hotel including a bar for a quiet drink after an engaging day of sightseeing and motorcycle riding, I will have no hesitation in recommending Alpine tt to others, once again thank you for a really enjoyable motorcycling holiday
Peter & Rose - Coventry
Rose & I thoroughly enjoyed the trip with the daily run outs just about the right distance covering some fantastic empty well surfaced roads with magic views, returning to the Hotel late afternoon for a relaxing beer & nap (if required) before eating out in the lovely town of Llanes & enjoying the atmosphere in the square with a few more beers, wine, shorts etc; Then back to the hotel for a nightcap & chat about the next days adventure. We will definitely be considering another trip with Alpine.
Steve & Carole - Worcester
Thanks again John for a holiday that surpassed all expectations. The whole experience was helped along by a great group of fellow tourers. The only issue we had on this tour is that we had to come home.
Scott - Blairgowrie
My guided holiday in the Picos mountains was well run, and the roads proved to be wonderful. The area is a hidden gem and John endeavoured to show us the best parts from the saddle of our 'bikes! I met a great group of like-minded people and had a great 8 days. Recommended.
David - Dundee
The tour was brilliant overall. Thanks again, John for all your hard work.
Lee – Gosport
Just a short note to say a big 'Thank You' for the recent Spain trip.
Having been on a number of trips both organised and on my own in the past I have to say that the roads on this were amongst the best.
I particularly liked the fact that on the rideouts we were given a point to meet-up and then allowed to proceed at our own pace thereby allowing for differing paces to be accommodated.
I shall be going on one of your tours again in the future.
Stuart & Tracy - Newbury
A well oganised trip. Very interesting socialising with the other guests as well as seeing the various parts of the Picos Mountains. Our first time on an organised tour and a trip on the bike abroad.
The set up made it all very easy and reassuring because Alpine-TT had obviously spent a lot of time researching the ride outs, places to stop, sights to see and the hotel in advance.
Woody - Gosport
The only real downsides of the tour were missing a day due to the unseasonably bad weather (my choice to sit out the Tuesday's ride) and missing a second day whilst having the rear tyre replaced after a puncture. Both of these events were outside of the control of Alpine TT!
The instructions to meet up at the ferry port in Plymouth were good and from then on John's briefings and team talks pretty much gave us all the info we required. I was a bit surprised at the number of people/bikes on the tour but this worked out fine, in fact it was advantageous as there was always someone of a comparable riding standard and speed so no one needed to find themselves alone.
John's guiding style suited the group dynamics well; we were well led to the start of the mountain roads, John gave clear direction as to the next meeting point or where we would find him waiting at a major change of road; then we were free to ride how we wanted. This meant each rider could choose a pace that suited, stop for photos or re-ride sections of road as we wanted.
John was excellent at collecting up lost riders or riders in trouble. Along with one of the group he escorted me 60+ km out of the mountains after my puncture, making sure I made it back to the hotel safely.
On another ride out he paid particular attention to a rider who was lacking in confidence, giving him tips and advice and riding in a manner that drew him along at a pace that was safe and increasing his confidence rather than having him pulled along at a pace beyond his abilities.
I will definitely recommend Alpine TT to others and the Picos Tour in particular - only I'll look to a tour date later in the year next time! Thank you very much.
Phil - Loughton
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. The non-pressured flexability to 'do your own thing' or to join with a group ride made it for me. The choice of routes and stop-off's were well chosen and provided a great range of road types for all rider abilities with plenty of time allowed to enjoy the most amazing scenery. 'I'll be back' !
Phil ( Picos De Europa tour, Spain 28 April-5 May 2013)
Mike & Lesley - Southampton
Despite the weather this was an excellent week. The tour was arranged well and the rides were thoughtfully planned to provide a good variety of routes. The last day was definitely the highpoint of the week, encompassing the best roads and scenery.
Glenn - Shrewsbury
The tour was a totally wonderful experience. The ferry crossing was superb and the travel through Northern Spain a revelation. Carol and John know what they are doing and I will be going again. I met some great people - thankyou.
Paul & Josephine - Middlewich
Many thanks John and Carol. Haven't stopped talking about the holiday since we got back and which one are going to do next. Wishing my life away for next year. Excellent all round.
Andrew - Churchill
A great tour of the Picos - Thanks.
Colin - Newport
Tried to send evaluation form but failed miserably. It was a glowing ref. to a great experience, sorry. I’m not computer literate and sometimes it just baffles me. Once again thank you for a fantastic holiday and a wonderful tour
Paul & Caroline - Huddersfield
Just a quick note to say a huge and utterly sincere thanks for giving Caroline and I a superb and safe biking experience in Spain. At no point did we feel anything other than welcome, supported and free to enjoy the glorious delights of Northern Spain both on and off the bike. Your expertise and willingness to share it with the group was only exceeded by the light hearted and professional way you both ensured that all the riders got the most out of the trip. I felt like I was amongst friends and most importantly, the trip has deepened my passion for biking, touring and ignited a strong desire to go off on my own trips, buoyed up on a wave of confidence that you and Carol have instilled in me. I’ll be riding with you again and can’t wait to do so. Once again, you are both stars and I’m so glad I was part of a terrific experience. Many, many thanks.
Tony & Gaynor – Port Talbot
We booked a tour with Alpine tt
But we didn’t know what to expect you see
So off we went to Northern Spain
The roads & scenery you can’t explain
The weather was great and we made lots of friends
We really didn’t want this tour to end
We meet up for beer and wine
But nobody knew where to draw the line
I got a new butty, Tarquin he’s called
He’s put years on me I’ve gone nearly bald
He’s a lovely guy and must be a genie
Because he made me eat a Lamborghini
Joking aside we’ve loved every minute
So Carol, John & Simon yes you nailed it
So Back to the boat and off it sails
A big thank you from us in Wales
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with alpine tt. Every aspect of the trip was very well catered for, e.g. riding tips and tuition if needed, excellent roads and scenery.
Northern Spain was a true example of Spanish life and better value than the south by far. The hotel was very good and the staff very keen to help. After a days riding the social side of the trip was great, a friendly group.
The only thing we would change is an upgrade to a larger cabin on the boat. Cant wait for nexts years calander - keep us some spaces pretty please.
Simon – Peterborough
I've done a number of organised tours and many more that I've planned myself. I was so impressed with the way Alpine organised and ran this tour, giving all the riders just what they wanted. The local knowledge, route planning and helpful advice were first rate, but what impressed me most was the friendly atmosphere that was generated, making the whole group feel instantly comfortable and sociable. The riding is important on a bike trip, but it's the people who make the difference – and you meet great people on an Alpine tour.
Steve & Helen – Hinckley
I've now been on two holiday's and two reunion weekends and the overall experience has been excellent, in fact faultless. Every destination is very well researched by John and each day is well planned so that it is a pleasurable experience not a "hell for leather race and see nothing" which I have experienced with other tour companies.
Wendy & Peter – Northampton
Dear John, Just to say, having had a few doubtful thoughts about booking our holiday with you, we needn’t have worried. It was far more fun and interesting than we thought it would be.
The hotels were superb & we really enjoyed the stay with Stefan, his parents & staff.
Our thanks again & hope to see you at the NEC. All the best for your remaining tours.
Mark & Natalie – Market Harborough
We had a very enjoyable time & appreciated the way that the trip was set up in such away so that everything was taken care of leaving us to get the most out of it & also the relaxed manner which meant there was no pressure to partake if one decided not to.
Overall 10/10 and look forward in joining you in the near future.
Glynn & Hilary – Burnley
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, We would like to see an itinerary over a few days longer, so we could have the odd day to explore local cities without missing an organised ride out. The quality of the hotels was excellent!
All in all, fantastic experience John, & would not hesitate in using you again, or recommending to others. Cheers!
Malcolm, Nigel – Birmingham
A fantastic tour with every effort to make everyone’s tour enjoyable, many thanks for the loan of the socks! John, great trip.
Martin – Wimbledon
I would have preferred a faster pace; however I acknowledge that the group need to ride at a pace that does not pressurize the slower rider.
I will certainly be looking at Alpine tt tour programme when considering my holidays next year. I rather like the look of the Advanced Rider Development course.
Kev & Sue – Stokenchurch
Hi John.. Just a note to say a big thank you for what has to be our best biking holiday ever. The professionalism and hard work that has gone into preparing these trips is a testament for your passion to make sure people enjoy themselves whatever there level of biking ability. The quality of hotels we stayed in was far more than expected and the Hotel in Austria was the “icing on the cake”. The family run hotel could not have been more picturesque and the warmth of there welcome never improved.
We will certainly be recommending your company to all of our biking friends and will most definitely use your services when we choose our next adventure, we have found excellence and need not seek further…..
Nigel - Wimbourne
Basically I thought the tour was fabulous and, for me, you pitched it about right. I wanted
something where I didn't have to think too much and, due to all your hard work, I didn't have to. The Grossglockner, Stelvio & Timmelsjoch passes will be etched on my biking mind forever!
If you do the NEC again this year and want "a very satisfied Customer" on your stand for a day or two, I'd be happy to help you out!
We are pleased to have been awarded the RiDE Magazine Recommended triangle on our recent tour to Northern Spain.
So what does that mean for you?
Well we don't do anything differently on all our other tours, so you can have peace of mind that we will look after you just as much.