iBike Cultural Immersion Tours
Small groups, beautiful bicycling, exploring cultures worldwide.
"Unique tours, to special places, for memories of a lifetime."
We'd like to help you get out of the box, and show you how exhilarating it is! Don’t expect the usual crowded destination, walled-off tourist hotel, or insular vans and buses. Do expect a fun, active, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and socially enriching experience. Most of our programs are two-weeks long, and many programs are designed to be combined with a subsequent, contrasting program to allow for a longer holiday.
Ibike tours are like a leachy fruit; maybe not the prettiest packaging on the fruit stand, but peel off the shell and nothing is sweeter!
Ibike offers fascinating, affordable, small group, bicycle tours, to special destinations, for ordinary active people. Each program is unique, has a mix of activities (some are multi-sport), and highlight the diversity and most interesting facets of the area. While we explore the complexity and nuances of the history, economy, culture and environment, there is bountiful beautiful backroad bicycle touring to enjoy. Safety and security is a primary concern in our selection of destinations and routes, and we eat well. Ibike has be offering unique bike tours, to special places, for memories of a lifetime, since 1983.
We offer small group (12 people max.) exploration of fascinating cultures, ethnic diversity, and the natural and social complexity of the world. To enhance our contact with the areas we visit, the primary mode of travel is bicycle. Thus we have a ground level view culture, historic sites, museums, architecture, religion, ecological niches, and the realities of daily life. We meet with unique local people and enjoy bicycling beautiful backroads. The programs are designed to be environmentally friendly, economically beneficial, educational, enriching and culturally sensitive, and accessible to ordinary active people who seek moderate adventure.
Ibike's people-to-people programs offer you the unique opportunity to discover a fascinating and diverse world at a personal level. Most tourists see only congested capital cities, animals in game parks and other tourists on beaches. Bicycle travel removes the barriers between you, the land and its people. Join us in exploring untouristed rural areas and experience the sights, sounds, tastes and vitality of our multicultural world. We enjoy leisurely interactions with people during visits to homes, schools and markets, and are generally awed by the hospitality and extraordinary landscapes. Learn of developments, and achievements, and the complexity and diversity of the world that rarely come to the attention of the West.
Guides with a broad knowledge of the destination accompany each group. Topics range from art to zoology -- while local culture, ecology, economics, and history are also explored. You will return with hours of stories to tell.
Ibike offers both the resources and social opportunities of group travel and the flexibility to pursue individual interests. If you are new to this type of travel or bicycling, the program will build your self-confidence and self-sufficiency. You gain new insights and positive feelings about yourself and the world.
Upon receipt of payment your order will be packed and posted either the same day, or at latest the next working day.
Paypal and credit cards are processed almost immediately, while bank transfers can take 24-48 hours.
In general we find that deliveries to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane metro and VIC regional are made within 1-3 working days. NSW, SA, TAS, ACT and NT take 2-5 working days. Regional QLD, WA and other remote areas will take 5-7 working days.
Please note these are only expected deliveries times and occasionally delays may occur.
We use Australia Post for all of our deliveries except for Bulky Items. For bulky items we use Direct Freight Couriers.
COMBINED POSTAGE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVERAL ITEMS
Our internal shipping charge calculator will tell you the cost of your postage prior to your checkout. In most cases buying more than 1 item will result in cost savings to you.
- Small items up to 500g cost around $7 postage. Depending on the weight and size you will get 2 sometimes 3 small items posted for this amount.
- Most larger items post for about $12 and you will generally be able to add 1-3 small items at no extra charge
- Once you purchase products over 3 kg in weight there is generally, only a small amount of extra postage charged
COMBINED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR BULKY ITEMS
You can add smaller items together with bulky items and there will generally be no or a small added postage cost. Ordering items such as 2 bike cases may not result in any savings due to their volume. Ordering mid-size items like two fluid trainers together will result in very good savings though. You will get your quote for shipping costs before you checkout.
If you have any queries please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We now ship to New Zealand. For further details please visit our International page here.