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Our Equipment & Activity Levels

The bikes below are used on many of our trips in Europe. For some European regions and outside of the continent, our bike offerings may vary—if you don't see your region of interest listed below, a B&R Travel Advisor will be happy to send you the bike specs per your desired location.

B&R Custom Drop Handlebar Bike

Our road bikes are custom designed with comfort and performance in mind. Designed by former B&R Bike Mechanic Tim McDermott, this bike features a lightweight carbon frame, carbon handlebars and carbon forks. Made with travellers in mind, comfortable geometry ensures you'll be happy in the saddle throughout your trip. Top of the line SRAM electric shifting and hydraulic disc brakes take this bike to the next level as one of the best in the industry.

Who is this Bike For?

This bike is a great option for cyclists who ride a road bike at home. The sporty riding position and wide gearing range makes it perfect for experienced riders who love to take on our more challenging routes. (Connect with your Travel Advisor on recommendations per region.)

Bike Specs: Carbon fibre frame, fork(s), handlebars, stem and seat post

Componentry: SRAM Force groupset – 24 speed electronic (bluetooth) shifting and hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss wheelset, Pirelli Cinturato 32 section tires, Fizik Terra Argo X7 saddle, Weight: 18 lbs

Available In: Europe, Chile, Japan

Activity Levels

"How fit do I have to be?"

It’s one of the questions we get most often. The answer is simple: on any B&R trip, you do not have to be an athlete in any way, shape or form. We classify our active trips according to how far you’ll be travelling each day and how challenging the terrain is, with activity levels ranging from 1-5 (occasional to expert). This helps people choose the trip that’s right for them. We understand activity level preferences vary among groups. Whether it’s adding mileage to a ride, skipping the afternoon hike to hit the spa, or opting for one of our top-of-the-line e-bikes for an extra boost uphill, we ensure travellers of any level can join a B&R trip together and hit the slow road at their own pace.

Level 1: Occasional

Walking 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) per day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill. Biking 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) per day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.

Support Levels

24/7 Guided

B&R Guides are an exceptional group: consummate hosts, mind readers and raconteurs (among many other things), and on a 24/7 guided trip, they’re available to you throughout. They’re there to anticipate your needs, translate languages, provide advice and—above all—facilitate fun.

Daytime Guided

These trips are the perfect middle ground between independence and indulgence. On daytime guided trips, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips throughout the day. But at night, you’re on your own to explore and dine as you please. And B&R has made inspired connections with passionate people around the globe, ensuring you are provided with the very best in friendly, local guides.

Self Guided

Looking for a little more intimacy? Like to be self-reliant? Self-Guided trips combine the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (think excellent hotels, amazing local connections and expertly planned routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like. Plus, the B&R local host who greets you on the first day is always nearby and just a phone call away.