Austin Adventures has announced a new preferred supplier partnership with Virtuoso, providing Virtuoso advisors with Austin's luxury multisport and active family travel product. The move follows a 2013 deal in which Austin Adventures teamed with Xanterra Parks & Resorts to offer behind-the-scenes access on many of its tours, especially those at U.S. National Parks.
Austin said the company is also expanding, with the addition of Asia tours in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bali and Vietnam meaning that the company now offers travel to all seven continents. The company is also adding multisport programs in Europe (France, Macedonia and Croatia) and in South America (Chile, Peru and Argentina).
For 2016, the company has said it is reintroducing classic cycle tours in Europe. Austin said the demand for pure bike-only tours is strong. New this year will be the inclusion of celebrity host and guide Ron van Dijk of Austin Adventures who in 2016 celebrates his 42nd anniversary of guiding bike tours. Austin Adventure’s new cycle tours for 2016 are: Denmark Danish Isles; Holland/Belgium | Brussels to Bruges & Gent; France - Burgundy; and Austria/Czech Republic-Vienna To Prague.
In the United States, Austin is introducing lodging and gourmet dining travel options that combine biking, hiking, rafting and horseback riding. For example, the new-for-2016 Colorado | 5-Star Wilderness Adventure is a six-day/five-night trip that includes The Broadmoor, Cloud Camp and Ranch at Emerald Valley.