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    Comments & Testimonials

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    Ecuador Program Testimonials

    "I would judge the journey 1000% successful... The part of the hike into the Indian village and the ride along the river into Banos was great."
    Fred G. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "Meeting people in the schools as well as the community were one of the highlights of the trip.  The cross-cultural / people-to-people experiences were fabulous. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to go on this trip, but it was more difficult than I had ever imagined."
    Anne S.

    "It was a terrific tour, if a bit wild... I had been to Ecuador before and loved it, so a bike tour seemed the best way to see more of it. You get to some really remote locations and see things you would not see if you went the normal tourist route. It's physically a bit challenging, but well worth it."
    Tim L. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "David was critical in the success and diversity of experiences on the trip."
    Jonathan A.

    "The best part of the program was the stay at the farm, great food, good contact with locals, interesting exposure to traditional culture (herbal medicines) and beautiful sight."
    John F. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "Super-challenging biking combined with rich cultural immersion, offers once-in-a-lifetime, original experiences, not available through any other tourism program I have ever read about or conceived of. ... The strong emphasis on environmental sustainability set a good example for responsible tourism for ourselves in the future and for others with whom we interacted."
    Kathleen W.

    "You provided a wonderful trip... Best of luck on your future trips."
    Jim D.

    "The cycling was great. The routes were great."
    Karl B.

    "The best part of the experience was the group, the program, the riding and everything: We had a rich and diverse experience. The interaction with local people when we stayed at Machachi, Salasaca and the Amazon were extremely interesting. The videos I made with pictures of the biking trip speak volumes about how interesting it was. The link is: http://www.photodex.com/share/ebaron/c6xgcmg4."
    Eli B. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    Guyana Program Testimonials

    "Very diverse mix of experiences.  They’re really low-key and focused on the country’s people.  I learned a great deal from the meetings we had with community members."
    Il K. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "As for us here at Bina Hill and Surama we find it really useful.  Your visit is the first of it kind where a group of bikers came through our community as a tour for you and business for us.  This is definitely another package for us if you continue.   We do not only see this as an economic opportunity but also an educational, social and cultural experience."
    Feedback from Amerindian Community

    "I had a great time!  The best part was our stay in Fairview [Amerindian Community]."
    Angela N.

    "Hope made the visit to Wakapoa a worthwhile experience. The visit to Pam's house and the cassava bread lessons were a real winner.  This will not be my last Ibike trip."
    Ron H. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "My community really enjoyed the discussion session.  They felt as if they mattered enough to get to know. Rushel and her family were absolutely thrilled with the experience of making cassava bread with the group.  The community is very keen on the prospects of future Ibike visitors.  In fact one gentleman has offered to lead a basket making class if any participants are interested."
    Wakapoa Amerindian Community

    "Interacting with and learning about the Amer-Indian communities was wonderful. They are facing great challenges, but with a fair amount of thought."
    Joel D.

    "Unlike any other travel I've ever done. Great biking, great mix of places to stay. Fantastic jungle. The experience is epic!"
    Denise G.

    Islands of the Salish Sea (USA/Canada) Program Testimonials

    "It was a great program that gave me the opportunity to learn about the area and its people, meet new people, and both challenge and improve my cycling abilities. Top 10 things:

    1. Kayaking in San Juan.
    2. Tour of Seattle and Downtown.
    3. Visit to the Swinomish Tribal Community.
    4. Ride from Butchart's Garden to Victoria on the Lockside Trail.
    5. Ride up and down Mt. Constitution and the view from the top.
    6. Visits to the islands and the beauty of their flora and fauna.
    7. City of Victoria.
    8. Architecture of the buildings in Port Townsend.
    9. Island of Mayne.
    10. Tillicum Village
    11. ."

    Helen S. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "Our trip was excellent.....Our favorite places were Deception Pass and San Juan Island. It was a crisp sparking day at the pass and that was beautiful....Thanks again for setting us up for such a great tour."
    Nan L.

    "I like the small group for support and safety, and I love the idea of cultural tours."
    Krin C.

    "I enjoyed the trip as it was and I would not change anything other than possibly if you made something so that the sky having less clouds so that we can take better pictures... But if you are not willing to spend energy in having the sun shine, it is OK... Pictures of cloudy days are also appealing...

    "I thanks you very much for the very special experience. The Ferries, paddling and Tillicum Village enriched our experience and so did being in Seattle during the Japanese festivities.

    "I want to thank you once more for the very special experience of "Rolling the Islands of the Salish Sea". It was great while doing it and I have been able to extend and expand the experience by watching the videos and reading and learning about the First Nations while back home.  I'm looking forward to joining you in other trips."
    Elias B.

    Korea Program Testimonials

    "Excellent cultural and cycling experience... Good exposure to Korean culture, food, countryside and villages. I especially enjoyed the marketplaces."
    Tom B.

    "It was ideal for me as a first time tour biker.  I did learn a lot about Korean culture which I did not know before: I enjoyed eating Korean food at restaurants.  I found the temple stay interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the sashimi we had one evening."
    Steve T.

    "Wow! I can't for the life of me figure out why there are not more bicycle tourists in Korea and your trips aren't sold-out a year in advance. Just about everything about the experience was far beyond my expectations and wonderful; people, scenery, roads, food, accommodations, you name it.  I can't wait to go back and see more."
    Pat D.

    "Korea is a superb place to ride. I give it high marks in all the important categories: terrain, scenery, weather, road quality, traffic, food, accommodation, and friendly folks. The arrangements and route planning of Ibike make for a great ride."
    Mike B. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "I like the bike touring a lot! In addition, the museums and temples are great way to see more of the country."
    Gregg L. (multiple Ibike program participant, including two tours in Korea)

    "I enjoyed it a lot; went places, took routes and did things I wouldn't have done even if I had time while living in Korea."
    Hal C. (expatriate resident of Korea for six years, who went back to do the bike tour)

    "The program had just the right mix of country/cities, hills/flats, free time/cultural activities...  The bicycling had a good variety - from flower lined bike paths to city streets. Drivers are courteous. Roads are smooth. And the weather was perfect...  There were many opportunities to interact with the locals throughout the trip...  The Buddhist temple stay was amazing. It was an honor to be allowed to participate in their daily and nightly activities.  I appreciated that the meals, accommodations and activities were Korean and not westernized.  David was wonderful.  He handled our diverse group with grace and diplomacy...  As a single woman I never felt unsafe anywhere or at any time. The Korean people are friendly, gentle, accommodating...  It was a most excellent once in a life time adventure."
    Betsy T.

    "What an amazing trip! ... Thank you all for making this trip a grand adventure!"
    Karen W.

    "10 out of 10. I was interested in seeing a new country and learn about its people, history, culture, economy. Your program fulfilled all my expectations"
    Hanruedi S.

    "It was fun recounting the day over good food and drink."
    Hal C.  (expatriate resident of Korea for six years, who went back to do three bike tours)

    "Thank you for a great trip. Your route, restaurant guiding, and informative descriptions all made this trip memorable."
    Laura and Frank S.

    Vietnam Program Testimonials

    "Not seeing another Western tourist for ten days is probably the big measure of this trips.  It was real fascinating, fun, educational and an eye-opener mingle with the culture in so many different and genuine situations.  Thank you for the opportunity."
    Chris D.

    "Great way to travel; I like the places Ibike goes, and also the approach and philosophy, as opposed to a cushy trip where one would be so separated from "real life."
    Marcy S.

    "I really enjoyed the trip...  I had a LOT of fun...  I really liked the spontaneity of the trip... The floating market was a great experience. My favorite day was the one that ended in the minority area, when we [saw] the ethnic music and dance... Perhaps one of the best culinary experiences was having the fruit with the salt/chili dip by the side of the road."
    David S.

    "The tour was exactly what I expected and I had a wonderful time.  The itinerary was well balanced and well crafted.  Thanks for being a great guide and having the patience of a saint."
    Caroline B.

    "The trip was a blast."
    Doug S. (multiple Ibike program participant)

    "Your program of Vietnam was really wonderful. The best part of the program was riding along the shore, in the mountains and past the rice fields."
    Hansruedi S.  (multiple Ibike program participant)

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