Diverse Directions: Self-Guided Cycling Tours in France

About the Company & How to Contact Us

Contacting Us by Email

photoBecause we operate from a variety of locations, email is the most efficient way to communicate with us. Be assured that we will respond to your email inquiry within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response to your email within 24 hours, it is likely that our email reply has been blocked by your spam filter. If you're using a spam filter, please add our email address, ddcycling@gmail.com, to your "white list," or list of approved email addresses, so that you can be assured of receiving our reply.

For added assurance, please include your day and/or evening telephone numbers in your email to us. If our reply to your email inquiry is blocked by a spam filter, your telephone number will ensure our ability to respond to your request.

Contacting Us by Telephone

You may reach us by phone at +1 802 665 7016. When leaving a message please let us know the city and country from which you are calling so that we can return your call at an appropriate time for your time zone.

About the Company

photoDiverse Directions is a limited liability company, registered in the US state of Vermont and operated by partners David Parker and Stephen Taylor. Since 2000, we have been producing, selling, and supporting self-guided bicycle tour packages that include everything needed to enjoy independent cycling adventures in some of France's most beautiful regions. In each region, Diverse Directions is blessed with highly dedicated, competent, bilingual support staff whose only goal is the delight of our customers.

As a market innovator, we are committed to offering our customers a common sense, economical alternative to our competitors' expensive, cookie-cutter approach to bicycle touring. Because we focus exclusively on satisfying the unique needs of the independent bicycle tourist, our products and services reflect an unparalleled understanding of those needs and our unwavering commitment to satisfying them.

Diverse Directions was born of our own love of cycling, having been inspired by our first life-changing independent cycling tours in Europe. In 1998 we spent four weeks cycling our own itinerary across southern France, from Bordeaux to Avignon. In 1999 we took on the continent, spending 8 weeks cycling from Amsterdam to Vienna.

In addition to having traveled extensively in Europe, we have also had the opportunity to live in France. What an experience! We stayed for 2 years, living in a 15th century priory called Haute Fayette, during which time we continued to build Diverse Directions while learning more about the complexities of French culture than we thought possible.

photoIn 2008, we began offering self-guided bicycle tours in Southern Vermont & neighboring states. Like France, Vermont is rich in history, pristine landscapes, friendly live-and-let-live people, and an appreciation for a slower pace of life and for the gifts of the land. As such, we've found that our customers fall in love with Vermont for all the same reasons bicycle tourists have been falling in love with France for years.

Whether in France or Vermont, our goal is to create cycling tours that offer:

  • the flexibility and freedom that independent travel affords,

  • the privacy and intimacy that group travel largely precludes,

  • highly scenic cycling routes designed for the skills of the average cyclist, using the tiniest, most traffic-free routes possible,

  • the tools and resources you need for a successful and joyous self-guided cycling tour experience, and

  • an affordable travel experience with no sacrifice of creature comforts.

With a track record of success, as measured by customer satisfaction, we invite you to join us in 2018 in celebrating our nineteenth year of operation. To read what past Diverse Directions' clients have to say about their bike tour experience with us, see Customer Reviews.