Every trip is designed, researched, planned, facilitated and led by Peter Easton, the owner and founder. Peter takes great pride in being a hands on entrepreneur who constantly strives to provide a customized, highly detailed travel experience that is different, not only for the people who join, but how it is shared with clients, every time.
For small business owners, it’s customary to wear different hats, but a true entrepreneur embraces numerous roles that enhance the profile and bring a unique flavor to the service and product. This spirit provides our clients and customers with a service that is colored by the eyes and creativity of an architect, translated through the pen of a journalist, hosted over a meal arranged by a foodie complemented with drinks ordered by a sommelier in training. This lets every aspect of every trip bring an unscripted, personalized feel that utilizes our experience and talent to deliver the unexpected. This is what we consider the brilliance of entrepreneurship.
I created Velo Classic in 2000 as a way to channel my two-fold obsession with the sport of cycling and exploring cultures. I wanted to curate unforgettable experiences that brought together like-minded people with a passion for rewarding the feat of legendary cycling expeditions with exquisite indulgences.
These cycling adventures are not for the faint-hearted! As a group, we keep each other motivated by appreciating the magnificent sites that surround us. The Velo Classic team truly respects that you’re the expert when it comes to your own body’s limitations. And if you decide not to complete every climb or descent, there’s no pressure in this genuine no-judgement zone. It’s not about giving up on your bike – it’s about doing what you have to do to carry on and take pleasure in the rest of the day. Because you certainly want to make sure you save energy to appreciate the countless delights we’re presented with throughout the trip.
You work hard year round and deserve the best when you go on vacation. When you ride with Velo Classic, you will relish in handcrafted premium tours that artfully incorporate the exclusive insights of the local friends we’ve made during the course of countless journeys along Europe’s most legendary cycling routes.
RICHARD BASTONE CORTLANDT MANOR, NY
“If you care about cycling, this is huge. When you travel with Velo Classic, you’ll have so much appreciation for your own endurance and what you’re doing on the bike. The adventure puts you in a completely different headspace where you just lose yourself in the ride. As you travel along these celebrated roads, you continuously marvel in the gorgeous surroundings. I wish I could stay there and ride my bike forever.”
Throughout the years, we have learned what is most important to helping sustain our business and our passion for the sport is giving back. We proudly support two great teams of athletes that have agendas that inspire in different areas of the sport. The Vicious Cyclers are a team of riders, some who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, who raise money for research as part of the MS Southern New York Chapter. We are humbled by their dedication and inspired by their commitment. Our Velo Classic p/b Stan’s No Tubes Domestic Elite Women’s Team is a group of highly charged, ambitious young women who capitalize on new opportunities to challenge themselves to be better cyclists, and more importantly, to let these experiences help them be better women and great female role models.