Cycling tour operator Tour de Vines has experienced consecutive record months of bookings as Australians look to explore their own backyard.
In welcome news for the Australian travel industry, the locally-owned Tour de Vines is a great small business growth story.
Cycling boomed during the height of the COVID pandemic, and this has
translated into more active style holidays, including cycling tours.
“I think the combination of being a trusted tour operator, adding new tours in Tasmania, NSW and Victoria and many of our guests returning to travel with us again as international travel is off the radar, has all resulted in a large and sustained surge in bookings”, says Tour de Vines’ founder Damian Cerini.
“During the lockdown through 2020, we invested time and effort in developing new tours, but we also focussed on growing our agent and distribution network. All our tours are available to sell by agents with industry level commission rates and we are starting to see some of the fruits of that effort”, says Cerini.
Tour de Vines offers fun, gourmet focussed cycling tours suitable for recreational riders. Tours range from 1 day to 7 days, and include small group and self guided options. E-bikes are available on all itineraries. All tours are COVID safe and include personal hand sanitiser, face masks and social distancing throughout.
Dates for the 2021/2022 season of small group guided tours are being released soon.
Tour de Vines is Australia’s No.1 cycling tour operator & has achieved Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. Launching in 2002 and now offering tours in Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, NZ, Asia and Europe.
Picture: Tour de Vines via Facebook