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“Wonderful time for cyclists of all levels” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of CT Bike Tours.Com

CT Bike Tours.Com
Ranked #5 of 14 things to do in Guilford
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Owner description: The Connecticut Shoreline Bike & Boat Tour is a leisurely guided bike ride that combines the beautiful rocky shoreline of Connecticut with a narrated boat tour of the Thimble Islands in the Long Island Sound. We provide the bikes, helmets, boat excursion, guide, snacks and beverage. We start at the historic Guilford Green and meander quiet country roads with views of the Connecticut shoreline to the village of Stony Creek. Allow 4 hours for the full tour totaling 19 leisurely miles and the 45 minute boat tour.
Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
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“Wonderful time for cyclists of all levels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I did a bike/boat tour with Mark and Marianne last weekend--a gorgeous Saturday in October--and had a really wonderful time. We have been cyclists for about 5 years and had done some riding in the area but Mark and Marianne definitely know some excellent, less traveled and absolutely gorgeous routes!! We were riding with a couple of people who were very new to cycling and they had a great time as well since our leaders were terrific at accommodating both sets of riders. The boat trip through the Thimble Islands was fun and informative as well. My brother had given us a gift certificate and I can't say enough what an awesome present it was!!

Visited October 2013
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“Excellent way to tour Southern CT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I purchased this bike tour for my dad as a Father's Day gift since he's an avid biker. We had an excellent time! The pace was leisurely and the ride was absolutely beautiful. Mark and Maryanne couldn't have been nicer and knew tons about the area we toured. They'll bike as fast or as slow as you'd like, so it's great for people of all fitness levels, not just cyclists. There are some great spots to take photos along the way and the cruise of the Thimble Islands was a nice break during the ride. I highly recommend to anyone looking for something fun to do during the summer.

Visited June 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Great Summer Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I can't think of a better way to experience CT's coastline!

Visited July 2011
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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
“perfect, really perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

i can't think of anything i would change about yesterday's excursion with CTBikeTours. Marianne and Mark are wonderful guides/hosts/coaches/people and really look out for each rider. and the trip itself! guilford is gorgeous and i still can't believe the thimble islands even exist... just amazing. the bikes we were provided with were great, and already set up for us (Mark asked for the heights of our riders when we registered) so other than going over the gears, rules of the road, there wasn't a lot of wasted time getting started. we were three women of "a certain age" with different levels of fitness and we all enjoyed ourselves. i would (and have already) recommended to my friends and i'm already looking at my calendar to plan another trip with CTBikeTours this summer.

Visited June 2012
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Woodbury, Connecticut
1 review
“Like being on vacation for one day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

We took a tour of the Connecticut shoreline near Guilford CT. We started in the center of town at the historic Guilford green and wound along quiet streets to beautiful shoreline vistas. Our guides Mark and Maryanne were very attentive to our cycling abilities and adjusted the trip to match us perfectly. The stunning scenery and perfect weather relieved us of our stress.
The trip included a ferry tour of the thimble islands which gave us a fun view into a different lifestyle.
We have done self-guided cycling tours in the past but this was far better. We didn't need to worry about the best route, there was always an entertaining history lesson at each stop, and every technical challenge was handled easily and professionally.
After a good ride we enjoyed a late lunch of fresh fish at a local restaurant recommended by Maryanne.

Visited September 2011
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