In France: Provence, Burgundy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, the Massif Central,
Champagne, Alsace, Bordeaux & the Dordogne Valley.
In Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, the Italian Lake District.
And also in Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Germany... even Luxembourg!
"Blue Marble’s bike tours are different from those operated by “luxury” operators. For a start, they are half the price. But perhaps more importantly, they are small, loosely-structured, and individualistic. The group, such as it is, provides as much company as you desire. And the people with whom you share your experiences are a diverse and interesting bunch.
But you are no more a part of a collective than you want to be: you are free to go off on your own at all times, including even for the included meals.
Which brings us back to price: we travel at an economic level in keeping with the one you observe around you. We shun the palaces and private coaches that isolate you from the local population. No doubt as a result, our trips are peopled by fun, entertaining, easy-going travellers, curious about and open to their surroundings. You!
Blue Marble's Discovery is a program of cycle trips for individualistic, curious, adventurous adults, young in fact or young at heart.
Our Regional Train Tours share goals, but not means, with our cycle trips.
The pace and freedom of village-to-village voyages is ideal for exploration and impromptu discovery. And the exercise helps you fend off the weight you would otherwise gain eating yourself silly every night.
Our guests are more typical of local travellers than of tourists from afar. We travel as our hosts do: modestly, weighing the value of our purchases; but comfortably, seeking out special experiences that make the trip. And we are curious. We don't shield ourselves from local cultures: we seek them out."
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.