Testimonials

 

California Dreaming and Route 66 2013

I would just like to say what a fabulous time I had on the trip. I'm struggling to find fault with anything. Your guides, Rod and Julie, were spot on. Just the right amount of guiding and 'directing' all round. The phase 'Herding cats' readily comes to mind concerning some people. Rod certainly knows his roads and without that knowledge I would never had seen half of what I saw.

The sights were stupendous. Forget cresting the Great Canyon in a helicopter? Never. But not all sights are magnificent as that. I really loved stopping at a dusty diner in the middle of Nowhereville and eating coconut creme pie, drinking coffee served by a waitress who looked as though she had been there since 1950, desert dried until she had the look of a human prune. Real America. And that brings you to the people. Real Americans with real lives. All brilliant with real live stories of their surroundings. I suppose one conversation about Ipswich Town FC in the 70's was a bit surreal but conversation is a two way street. My hope that we would see the 'Other' America was fulfilled, or maybe on reflection only just awakened to just how much more there is remaining to be seen.

Of course no back patting and ego boosting would be complete with mentioning MCi for all their hard work in making this a Bucket List experience. And that means those office bound folk that deal with the nuts and bolts of touring without the glamour of crossing continents.


R Sterry
Arizona, Utah & Monument Valley 2013

As for the tour it’s self it exceeded all my expectation all the hotel/motels were good, the riding was excellent with the scenery & National park outstanding. Having Rod & Julie as guides was great too, their expert knowledge of the roads travelled, places to visit the National Parks was outstanding, their care & customer service was second to none. It all seems very easy to jump on a motorcycle & go touring but I’m sure a lot of preparation & hard work goes into organizing a tour such as this, they also have background knowledge of each National Park & places we stopped & visited.


C Webb
Route 66 2013

My expectations were surpassed by the day. This tour had been my dream for many years and it did not fail to impress and we have many life lasting memories of a great ride on a great road with great people. MCI’s passion to impress is obvious.


Brian Brownett (Pop) from Victoria Australia (2013)
Route 66 2013

We have been privileged to have  experienced some fantastic holidays during our life together and the Route 66 journey has to be the most enjoyable and most thrilling holiday, with a fantastic sense of achievement. We are the envy of many of our friends.


Geoff and Linda
2013 Brno MotoGP and Transfagarasan Highway

Thank you ever so much again for the Romania Tour - I can honestly say it was one of the best tours I have been on. I was well impressed with the organisation, the attention to detail and the lengths you personally went to to assure everyone's safety and well being!! I'll certainly be coming with you again!!


DU
Spain and Portugal Tour 2013

Thank you both  great riding experience great hotel stops. Alastair what a lovely ride could follow your line all day long in fact I did on a couple occasions  as the saying goes you both made a old man very Happy

looking forward to my next ride  with you  Well done MCi Tours 


Hugh
Spain and Portugal Tour 2013

Many thanks to you and Alastair for arranging and leading a fabulous trip. We were a bit apprehensive as we had not been on a bike trip for many years and are rebuilding our experience on 2 wheels. Also we have not been to Portugal before and were very pleased with the experience. I thought Switzerland had all the bendy roads until this trip!

 

Regarding mci - you provided the environment and the flexibility to the group to enable everyone to enjoy the trip at the pace they were comfortable with and no one was under pressure to keep up. You also cared for us well ensuring we got to where we had to in good time.

Thank you and kind regards.

 


Richard and Suzanne
Route 66 2012
Just to say what a wonderful journey on Route 66, we both thought it was outstanding, so well organised and a great bunch of people, the highlights The Meat Market, the shooting at the gun range in Albercerque , the rodeo, Gary's place, Grand Canyon, the Angeles Crest Highway ! to name but a few. Also a some cracking roads.
And of course the service and hospitality of everyone we met along the way.
Regards,

Kevin and Margaret
Route 66 2012

I had told all my Friends that doing a RT 66 tour across the USA was a dream, the trip of a lifetime. Well, it was ! Hands down, I had the time of my life ! I can't say enough about our tour guides; Alister, Fionna, Trey, Ellen, Rod, & Julie were fantastic. The tour was very well planned, every day had an itinerary and a goal. But we could still improvise if we wished, and we did several times. We really got into the heartland of America, things you never see or experience zooming past on the interstate. Museums, old-time restaurants, gas stations, stores, etc. And the scenery: we didn't just see it, we 'experienced' it; from mountain peaks to desert plains, it was real, hands-on.

So if anyone asks "Can a British company do a decent tour of America?", I will answer "Absolutely ! Take their RT 66 tour, I guarantee you won't be disappointed !"


The Doc, USA
Laguna Seca GP 2012

hello fionna,   brilliant ,absolutley brilliant.....shame everybody else missed out!!  biggest problem i had was trying to concentrate on the roads, and what roads -how did you arrange to have so many of them recently relaid - honestly , everyday was truelly motorcycle heaven .Highlights  Fortuna to Chester, the long way, missed the turning at Bucks Lake Rd so ended up doing that loop in reverse which added about another 20ml to the day ,not the worst road in the world to have to ride twice!!  Tioga pass and 395 roads - traffic free -395 i dont think i had anyone infront of me the whole way
moto gp turn 4 seats - great views  ,practice starts,Crutchlow playing to the crowds  .    the corkscrew    --  `kinell  ,   cannot describe  the drop !   La Honda and Skyline Blvd great end to the trip    Rooms were great ,especially Lake Tahoe and Yosemite   couldn`t wake up to those every morning ,route plans worked ok.  Why oh why  no-one else was up for this i`ll never know,  but ey oh ,will definetly recommend you to freinds and maybe do it again ,      many thanks                       


jim
Canadian Rockies 2012
Naturally, our thanks also go to you all at MCi for your usual excellent service - you may like to know that one member of our party mentioned that he chose MCi specifically because of your excellent service.

Chris and Mary
Norway 2012

Just a line to say many thanks for what was our best tour with MCI to date. All the tours we have had with you have been great but this one was the icing on the cake. Ten out of ten for the the effort you both put into making it a success and  making sure we all saw plenty of interesting sites / routes. Thoroughly enjoyed your company and before you reach for the sick bag I will sign out.


George and Sue
Assen GP 2012

Just a short not to say a big thank you for another great tour.

For me the best todate. So enjoyable, much fun and a great time. Hope to be with you again next year
(assuming the necessary domestic permissions)


MH
Norway Self Guided

Hello Julie,
 
Just a quick note to thank you for organising our trip to Norway.
 
It all ran very smoothly, all the Hotels were excellent and the route gave us a great mix of all the superb scenery. We loved it and definitely plan to go back at some point and maybe head further North. Almost consistently dry and sunny weather helped as I think we had 1 fairly wet day in 13, so that was an unexpected bonus! Early June is clearly the time to go, still quiet in terms of tourists and chance of great weather.

Thanks again


Paul and Alison


Route 66 2009
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for making our honeymoon an unforgettable experience.  The Route 66 tour was everything and more we had hoped for.  We had a fabulous time and will treasure those memories always. ‘

Dianne & Tony, Richmond
Route 66 2009
hello you guys just a line to thank you once again for the trip of a lifetime,couldn,t believe the interest and content you put into it.doing it with M.C.I is the ULTIMATE way to do the mother road thanks stafford.

Stafford, Manchester
Brno GP

Hi John

Hope you all got back home safe & sound.  We arrived back this morning with no probelms. Thought you did an excellent job leading the tour so thanks for that.  I really enjoyed the holiday with a great bunch of bikers.  Hope to see you again sometime.  Cheers


RB, Lancs
Self Guided Tour - Provence

Dear Julie,

 

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you with some feedback about our recent holiday in France – things have been a bit hectic since we got home and the time has just flown. However, I've now completed the questionnaire you sent us and it's in the post. This is by way of a more personal reflection on our holiday experience – if any of it's useful for testimonial purposes in any way please feel free to use it as you will. Also I apologise in advance for it's length – my original intention had been a quick note but how do you encapsulate a fantastic 14 days into one page, so I gave up and just wrote what I felt. And even now it's probably not done it justice, however...

Firstly let me say straight away, we had an absolutely wonderful holiday due in no small part to the way MCi organised and planned it. Every aspect of the MCi content went like clockwork and V and I would have no hesitation in using your planning service again and are already recommending it to our friends.

All that remains is for us to send a very big thank you to MCi Tours for providing us with one of the best holidays we've ever had – and an especial thank you to you, Julie, for having the patience to listen so carefully to what we wanted and then taking such care in making it happen.


KR, Suffolk
Assen TT 2009

I want to take this oppotunity to say thank you for a great trip to the Dutch TT, I really enjoyed the whole experience. Well done.
 
Thanks also Julie for all her help. It's always a good start when there is a friendly voice on the end of the phone and nothing was too much trouble to help a 'first timer' like me.
I hope to be able to tour with you again in the future.


Pete
Black Forest, Bavaria & Champagne Tour 2011
Hi, just a quick note to thank-you both for another great tour around the Black Forest, Bavaria and the Champagne region.
 
We both had a really enjoyable time (despite the distractions from home) and the people on the tour, were, as ever, a pleasure to get to know.
 
Hopefully you both had a good (and safe) journey home, sorry we missed you on the ferry, but we just dumped ourselves on the first chairs we found. I’ll be waiting in eager anticipation to see what is finalised later this year .
 
We’ll see you at the NEC if not before and hopefully on a tour (or 2) next year

Mark and Jane
Best Biking Roads in France 2011
Thanks for putting together a brilliant trip - fantastic roads, great hotels and all well very organised.
Mileage and routes about right for sportsbikes – challenge and thrills without need for Autoroute.

Paul
Self Guided Tour - Black Forest
 
Just a brief message to say "thanks" for the great trip we had to the Black Forest. The  hotel in Germany was exceptional in all areas, the staff were very helpful and friendly. They even offered the garage to put the bike in!
 
Have included a couple of photos...... once again many thanks for a well organised adventure even the 'numb bums' were worth it!
 

ZW &PC, West Midlands
Self guided Pyrenees & Picos
Julie,
A progress note on tour, have arrived at hotel in the Picos de Europa .
I was looked after very well in the Pyrenees , excellent meal on my arrival, and I was even taxied into town when required, had the place to myself no other guests , so although it was not en-suite I still had the choice of 3 loos and two bathrooms. P seems to know all the best chefs in town, every place he recommended was full when I got there, Will have rideouts tomorrow from what I have seen of biking roads when I came into Picos range looks every bit of good as your info says it is.

CT, West Midlands
Self Guided Tailor Made Tour to Sweden
Just wanted to let you know that we have had a lovely time in Sweden.
Just got back so thank you for all help you gave us.

E&B B, East Sussex
Self Guided Tailor Made Tour to Lakes Garda & Como

The hotel in Bormio was absolutely fantastic - that spa! All the hotels were fantastic and such fantastic staff.  It was all superb - you did us proud!


J&J S, Surrey
Self Guided Tailor Made Tour for a 40th birthday

Simply The Best  Better Than All The Rest

MCi & Julie we cannot thank you enough

Yes, we lived the dream and what a way to celebrate my 40th birthday. All thanks to your efforts which made for a fantastic tour and memories that will be with us for ever.


JB, Somerset
Self Guided - Normandy

Julie

Just a quick e-mail to say thank you, we had a great time in France and we really fell lucky with the weather.  The accommodation was excellent and we were made to feel really welcome.  Thank you for the information pack it helped a great deal.  We enjoyed riding the routes you had provided.

We made sure we told all the people we met that we were travelling with MCi Tours and what a great company you are.

Thanks again, from a very satisfied customer.


PT, Staffs
Tuscany & Umbria 2011 Note attached to a beautiful bouquet of flowers

A big THANK YOU from S&P, G&M for tailoring our trip so well. Our tour managers were great leading the Italian stage and hotel in Gerardmer and Bernkastel excellent.  Brilliant trip!


S&P, G&M on a tailored tour for a 50th birthday
Self Guided Tour - Norway

Hi Julie

Just a brief note to say many thanks for the efficient and excellent follow up for our recent trip to Denmark/Norway.

Everything work out pefectly and we were more than happy with all aspects. Please feel free to use us a reference if you ever need to!

I am sure we will be booking with MCi again in the future.

Please say thanks to Alastair also as we spoke to him when we made the first phone call.

Kind regards


R & C C, Ireland
Pyrenees - Self Guided

An Italian and a Brit Enjoy The Pyrenees. Two years ago my brother in law Mick and myself without any plan, travel insurance, or accommodation loaded up our bikes with camping gear and clothes and took a Ferry from Portsmouth to Santander. Well long story short it was a bit of a disaster. No plan and too many decisions to make in a strange country were too much. Not deterred we planned to return but this time we would ride down through France spend 5 days in the Pyrenees and 2 days riding through Spain and get the Santander ferry back home. Experience told us planning was all, and we decided to try out MCI Tours. This turned out to be the best decision we could have made.


ML
Self Guided Tailor Made Tour

The central location of most of the hotels was great as once you park the bike up you don't want to get it out again to go into towns.  Secure parking was also appreciated. We were all very satisfied with the services you provided.  Well done!


FS, Merseyside
Self Guided Tailor Made Tour

Overall a memorable and great biking tour.  My thanks to Julie/Alastair for all the arrangements.  I was impressed with the weather you laid on for us!


DS, Manchester
Self Guided - Germany & Scandinvia

I recently did a Self Guided tour to Germany & Scandinavia, but the highlight of the tour was definitely the Harz Mountains.  The roads and the scenery are fantastic and if you like riding bendy roads, like me, I cannot recommend this tour enough.  The B&B is in a perfect position for riding out from.  The village is really nice with plenty of restaurants to eat out at and shops for the ladies. There are plenty of historic places with castles and picturesque houses but for me it was the thrill of riding the bends!  All in all fantastic!


TK, Essex
Route 66 2011

Hope this card finds you well. Just wanted to thank you once again for an unforgettable holiday

and the kindness and consideration shown to us throughout

Best wishes.


Ellen
California Tour 2011

We would just like to say to you both what a brilliant holiday we had and what a lovely group of friends we have made. 

Thank you both again for being such brilliant guides and lovely people and hopefully we will see you on another tour


Geoff and Marion
California tour 2010

Sincere thanks from frank and myself for a fantastic trip the itinery was good but the hosts yourself and julie were even better consummate professionals never tiring in your quest to keep us safe ontime and well informed, a brilliant job indeed.


Tom
Transylvania 2011

I did my presentation to the Probus Men's Club in December and they were so impressed with your tour of Romania and Hungary and how you were so informative. A lot of them are war veterons are were intrigued with our visit to Hitler's Parade ground,the concentration camp and the Palace we stayed in in Vienna. I just want to thank you again for making my adventure more interesting and so memorable. (They said that I was an excellent speaker because I embraced my trip and that I must have had wonderful and inspirational tour guides. Only one old guy did the nod but I talked for an hour and had everyone's attention.)
I am looking forwards to future tours with you.


Janice, Canada
Transylvania Tour 2011

Back to work now and the memories of the tour are slipping from my ageing mind, whilst I do still recall the wonderful time I had, with yourself (too short a time though) Alastair and all the group, I would like to say thanks for organising this (probably) once in a lifetime trip to these foreign lands, accommodation and food were excellent, the time and effort put into sourcing hotels etc has certainly been a bonus, knowing at the end of a sometimes long day we can rest up and enjoy our evening meal.


JL, Scotland
Norway - Self Guided

Just a short note Julie to thank you for all your help, excellent route suggestions, maps and directions. Overall - fantastic!


RD, Kent
Sachsenring MotoGP 2011

Both Jeff and me would like to thank you Tom, we thought you did a great job, you made us feel very comfortable, you was extremely approachable, if we had any worries or problems we felt confident that we could come to you and you would help any way possible. We had a great laugh as you said on and certainly of the road, it was a fantastic group and we feel privileged to have met such great people.


Cath and Jeff
New Zealand 2011

Many, many thanks for providing a great trip which we thoroughly enjoyed and are so glad we chose.We had a wonderful time, the scenery was fantastic, the roads brilliant, the weather good and all the people we met were so friendly and helpful.

The bike was well prepared, used little oil and never missed a beat.

Thanks to Julie for all the extra work getting around the Christchurch problems. Fionna, your selection of hotels and B&Bs was just right; we found the nine days from Russell to Te Anau a bit much but we're not sure how you could have found another two nighter during that period after the earthquake.

Alastair, the roads are brilliant; while any isolated bits have their match in Europe and America, the fact that you can go 80 - 90% of the day on great roads is just unique.  We also loved the isolation.

We very soon learnt that you can't afford to pass a cafe expecting another down the road - the next place could be 50 or 80 miles away.  In 330 miles from Queenstown to Greymouth there's only one place that could be called a town and miles of beautiful open country and mountains.


Steve and Jane
Self Guided Tailor Made Tour for a Small Group

Overall this was an absolutely amazing trip. The accommodation was fantastic.  The roads brilliant.  I will not hesitate to recommend MCi Tours to my friends and colleagues.


L&J, Manchester
Route 66 Tour 2011

This is the best holiday I've ever had.


Gavin

 

MCi Tours...
Over 20 years organizing and leading motorcycle holidays around the World.
 

We are grateful for the hundreds of nice letters, cards and flowers we have received over that time.

To give you a flavour here are just a few of the comments.

Many thanks to you all.
Alastair, Fionna, Julie, Rod,
Tom, JB and Trey.

PS We too have enjoyed the tours and had a great time!

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