Press release

Season wrap up, review and celebration – sales up by 40% for Randonnee Tours

Vancouver, BC - December 8, 2010 – Canadian based company Randonnee Tours reports a 40% increase in sales for 2010. The company, providing self guided active vacations, has enjoyed several years of consistent growth. As well, evaluation forms for the year confirm the season was a success. Results show majority of all bookings were ‘extremely satisfied’, would recommend the company to others and will return for another trip.


‘I am impressed with the results for our 2010 season. The effort from our staff both in Canada and in the regions we operate trips around the world was tremendous. We have hired additional staff, purchased new bicycles in several regions, expanded our trip offerings to some exciting new destinations and are eagerly anticipating further growth in 2011.” Robbin McKinney, President of Randonnee Tours.


For the 2010 season, Randonnee Tours was popular with independent groups, families, couples and solo travellers. The youngest was an ambitious 18 months old, travelling with parents, booked on a Dordogne walking tour in France. Fitness level of travelers ranged from performance athletes to guests riding a bike for the first time since their youth. The new tours included Italy’s Amalfi Coast seven day walking tour and also British Columbia’s Gulf Islands hiking and yoga trips.


Eve Cabanel, the company’s Manager, travelled to Morocco in November to attend the industry event; PURE Life Experiences. PURE is a invitation only trade event, taking place over three days connecting private travel designers with suppliers from the luxury experiential travel industry. ‘It was my first time attending this event and I was really pleased with the representatives in attendance’. Eve Cabanel.


Examples of customer testimonials:


  • Canadian Rockies hiking - ‘We had a wonderful time in the Canadian Rockies. The accommodations were great, the food was delicious, and the hikes and views were incredible. I will gladly recommend your company to any one looking for an adventure abroad. I have been mentioning Randonnee already!’ M. & D. Auld, Greenwich, Connecticut


  • Dordogne cycling – ‘I never ever thought I’ d go on this type of trip but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a normally non-athletic person, I tell people that the bicycling part was the best part of the trip! The Dordogne Valley is magnificent and I don’t think we could have experienced it fully if we had been in a car or a bus! The sight, the smells, the medieval atmosphere…I could have stopped every 2 minutes to take a picture! Overall the best vacation ever.’  M. Douglas, Ontario, Canada


  • Tuscany cycling - ‘We are big fans of your area manager, at all times he went well beyond what we expected and did everything he could to make certain that we had a great trip, which we did.’  L. Weitzner, United States


  • Umbria cycling - ‘This was our second trip with Randonnee. We very much enjoyed the tour and hope to travel with Randonnee again. The cycling was beautiful, with the routes well-planned through varied terrain, mostly quiet roads, breath taking scenery, and beautiful, historic towns. All in all, great cycling in a spectacular region.’ R. Klein & L. Saffire, New York, United States

 Randonnée Tours offers self-guided cycling and walking tours in North America, Europe and beyond and has been the leading specialist since 1990. A self-guided vacation with Randonnee is a fully organized travel package that combines the freedom of traveling on your own with meticulously planned routes, the finest hotels and local on call support. Randonnee operates all of their own trips so you can be certain on a consistency in experience, wherever you travel.



Eve Cabanel, Manager

Randonnee Tours Inc.


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