DIGnGO Bike Tours Reviews
While the DIGnGO selection is much smaller, their bike tours play in the same high-end space as Butterfield & Robinson, DuVine, and Backroads. DIGnGO is currently one of the five most expensive tour operators when evaluating cost per day on our bike tour comparison guide. So, expect to pay a pretty penny for a week with these guys. Full van support, two expert guides, small groups, luxurious hotels, extravagant meals, thoughtfully planned experiences, bikes, helmets, all the gear you need, and - of course - the world's best cycling routes, are all included with a DIGnGO bike tour.
However, unlike the other top-tier bike tour companies, DIGnGO does not include any alcohol in your tour. This may be fine for most travelers, but think about sitting down at a wonderfully over the top meal and being offered an out of this world wine that you'll never be able to try again in your life because it was produced only in this region and not distributed anywhere else. And, that wine costs an unbelievable amount of money. With DIGnGO you're on your own for all wine, beer, and spirit purchases. Other high-end operators have the wine included and an allowance is provided to the guides to use at their discretion.
Another 'good to know' item about DIGnGO is that they only provide one lunch during the trip. You're on your own for the rest. Again, this may not seem like a big deal, but lunches are often a carefully selected affair with the other high-end operators who select a local friend's off-the-beaten-path restaurant that you wouldn't have found on your own. It's not a deal breaker that DIGnGO doesn't provide this, but something to consider as you'll have to plan this ahead of time or possibly end up with buyers remorse when your lunch isn't as good as someone else's on the trip because they happened on a hidden gem and you didn't.
There is one lunch and all but one dinner included in the cost of your trip. And, they are out of this world. Likely because DIGnGO focuses on perfecting a handful of tours each year. The restaurants are perfectly selected and the experience each night will be one you'll never forget.
On the bike you'll find that DIGnGO is similar to the other top-tier operators. Two guides, a support van, and a small group cycling the best roads of the region. DIGnGO isn't the company that will push you to your maximum potential or leave you in the dust with some diehard cyclists. You'll find a more casual pace with a group of beginner to moderately skilled co-travelers.
DIGnGO does provide a nice addition on tour with their Garmin bike GPS systems. You'll have directions right at your handlebars and even if you want to sprint ahead of the group and be on your own for a bit you'll know where you're headed around every turn.
Number of Tours: 21
Meals: Breakfast / One Lunch / Most Dinners
DIGnGO bike tours are on the easier end of the spectrum. The majority of their trips are rated either easy or moderate. They're most comparable to a VBT or Butterfield tour. However, their one Avid tour is nothing to sneeze at. Most beginner and occasional cyclists will do just fine on a DIGnGO tour while more frequent or everyday cyclists will want to at least consider other options.
Headquarters: Rolle, Switzerland