Kurt McCanles

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2015

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Who is Kurt?

Kurt’s first guiding experience was shepherding 7 teenagers across the U.S. in the summer of 2007. “It was a huge learning experience for me – and it helped me land a guiding job when I went back to university afterward.” He spent the next 3 years leading backpacking, day-hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sea kayaking, and rafting trips while double-majoring in Environmental Studies and Geography.

After graduation, he explored a bit before landing in Seattle, where he eventually found himself working shoulder-deep in the corporate world at Expedia as a Senior Geographer. But it wasn’t quite right, he says. “I’m a nerd for maps, so I can’t say I didn’t have fun. But the guiding life tugged at my heart so hard that I didn’t have a choice but to join Bicycle Adventures, working alongside my best friend James and wife Renee. Helping facilitate an unforgettable experience with the people I love in some of the most beautiful places far outweighs the world I recently left behind!”

Touring in Norway
Crater lake serenade

Q&A With Kurt

Q.

Nights spent touring?

A.

671 between 2004 and 2017

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Countries cycled through?

A.

28

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States cycled through?

A.

23

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Tires worn out?

A.

Too many to count now

Kurt's Favorite Tours

Bend Breakaway
Oregon, USA
Bike. Hike. Eat. Drink. Savor an urban adventure tour of Bend, Oregon - the ultimate cosmopolitan moun...
DURATION

4 Days

PRICE

$2,298

LEVEL

All Levels

Pyramid on Mexico’s Yucatan tour
Mexico
Ride the glorious beaches, tropical jungles and ancient ruins of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula! Snorkel t...
DURATION

9 Days

PRICE

$3,548

LEVEL

All Levels

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