About Europe Lives
Europe Lives is a Canadian tour operator and provider of self-guided and guided hiking tours, cycling holidays and driving tours to more than 10 countries in Europe. Through our strong network of reliable local partners we can offer our customers unique and well-chosen routes and one-of-a-kind accommodations, clear route instructions, luggage transfers, Europe maps and trip planning information.
Our goal is to offer travellers a memorable cycling, walking and driving holiday to a specific region in Europe with ample room for self-exploration.
The beauty of this aspect of travel is that you have maximum flexibility and independence with no hassle.
This all results in valuable connections with locally owned suppliers who love what they do, have a real passion for their area, understand the needs of walkers and cyclists and share the vision for sustainable tourism. It also means that you get up close and personal with the landscapes, local traditions, people and the culture of your destination, which makes it a truly authentic holiday experience to Europe.
Europe Lives is a young travel company with its main (licensed) office in British Columbia, Canada and a European office in The Netherlands.
The two founders of the company, business professional Marcel Neeling and veteran entrepreneur Dirk Terpstra are keen in creating authentic travel experiences and care very much about conducting business in a responsible and sustainable way. And yes, we are Europeans and know most countries as no other.
Your luxury, is Europe's authenticity
Your travel accommodation is absolutely critical to an authentic experience and we take great pride in working with outstanding accommodations. So, whether you are staying in a small local B&B, an atmospheric country inn or an elegant luxury hotel you can be sure that your accommodation has been hand-picked and will offer a warm welcome, delicious local food and a unique experience. You will find links to most of the accommodations that we use.
We believe that many bike tours and walking tours to Europe are overpriced. Not with us.
Europe Lives regularly adapts it's rates because we are converting from the Euro. This is a perfect example of the lowest possible and honest pricing. You could call it 'budget travel'.
Together with our creative staff, we are presenting you with some of the finest travel experiences in Europe. We encourage you to get in touch with us by telephone, email, Google+ or http://gplus.to/europelives or the social media such as Facebook or Twitter.
Currently, self-guided trips makes up the fastest growing sector of the active travel market. Europe Lives offers active trips for travelers who seek a balance between the freedom of traveling on their own and the organized support of a guided tour.
We specialize in self-guided cycle tours, walking trips and driving tours, but we also offer a limited range of trips for small groups.
The beauty of the self-guided aspect of our trips is that travelers have the ultimate in independence with not much to worry about. Europe Lives looks after your accommodation reservations, arranges luggage transfers, and provides travelers with detailed route notes, maps, and local support when needed.
This way of travel creates an unforgettable local experience for people who prefer to travel without a tour group, but reap the benefits of organized travel plans. These customized self-guided trips are ideal for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends.
As seen in KLM Magazine 'Holland Herald'
In January 2013, Europe Lives has a full page in KLM's inflight magazine 'Holland Herald'.
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