At TTT we do not insist that our clients ride in a clump; meaning the fast and slow riders all together in a 5 kilometer long, stretched-out group. This causes nothing but stress for the slow riders and impatience for the faster group.
We provide our riders with a custom map with ride profiles as well as a down-loadable route for your GPS device.
Ideally, for complete independence, you should have a GPS device and be well versed in its use. This gives you the freedom to ride at your pace and the distances that you want. During most trips however, the group follows the guide, as this simplifies navigation and the ride is much more of a social affair. Because our trips are created for small harmonious groups, we tend to have riders of a similar speed on each trip, and bear in mind that none of our trips are a "race.” Plus, we have our support vehicle always nearby. See our section on E-Bikes if your group has differing speeds.
Riders who want to ride faster or more distance than the core group can do so. But you will be for the most part, riding unsupported and self - navigating with your Garmin or one of our custom maps. Some trips have guided ride extensions that occur after the group reaches the hotel.
With prior notice we can provide you with written cue sheets to help in self - navigation.
If you have never used a GPS device on your bike and wish to purchase a device, give us a call, as we can help you sort through the jungle of devices that are out there. Then we can help you learn to use your device before your trip. One of the best sites that explains everything that you ever wanted to know about a Garmin is here.