Larry Smith is a man driven to share the experiences of life that move him the most. A life-long skier and dedicated cyclist, Larry has made these passions into his life work.
“The goal that I have with each group, with each trip is to create the feeling of good friends riding together. My favorite part of the job is being on the road, riding with folks and showing them places I’ve discovered over years riding and guiding over there. I love it!”
It’s as a bicycle guide, coach, tour operator & ski instructor that Larry best expresses his love for these sports with his unmatched, gregarious style. And as much as he finds joy in these twin pursuits, he thrives on sharing his infectious enthusiasm, skills and talents with others. As his past customers know, to ride or ski with Larry is to become a friend of Larry’s—and he’s a generous host! Whether it’s skiing at Mt Bachelor, or cycling carefully curated routes throughout Europe, all who join Larry are swept along with the grand adventure, transported from the daily grind to share a glimpse of Larry’s wide world of lived-out dreams.
For each of the last 12 years (since 2006) Larry has offered his own special, fully-supported, guided bike tours in Europe. Before that, he worked for with another bicycle tour operator from 1996 to 2005, guiding others and learning the ins-and-outs of designing and leading the very best bicycle tours in Europe. Going on 22 seasons of riding, guiding and enjoying the finest in European cycling, Larry truly does know the way—and he’s happy to share it with you!
Larry is truly at home meeting and mingling with friends old and new, and has an uncanny ability to make each person feel at home and enjoy themselves to the fullest. Testimonials from his clients (scroll down on the Veloski European bike tours homepage) really do tell it best. If you’re considering a bike tour in France or Italy in 2018 it would be great for you to talk directly to Larry.
For the 2018 bicycle tour season, Larry is offering four different bike tours in Europe: two early season and two in the fall. Spaces are limited on all four tours, but the fall bike tour in Tuscany may already be sold out. There are still spaces available for the June bike tour in France (Provence) and his other early tour, the June-July Rhone Alps France bike tour. The early fall Lombardy Alps Italian bike tour also has a few spaces still available.
This short video introducing his European bicycle tours, Veloski Tours, should help whet your appetite for your own trip. And there’s no better time than 2018 to join in and take your own bicycle tour in Europe with Veloski!