Support Vehicle YES, Shuttles NO
You might look at that title and wonder what’s the difference? On cycling tours, there can be a BIG difference between a Support Vehicle (aka SAG Wagon) and a Shuttle. Simply put:
- A Support Vehicle is available to you on the route to help you with gear, nutrition, and a ride if you need it.
- A Shuttle is a required element of the day’s route, i.e you need to “shuttle” to get to and/or from the ride.
At In Situ we provide you with a support vehicle, but we never require that you shuttle. We figured that if you came on a cycling tour, you came to ride and not sit in a vehicle. Out on the route every day a support vehicle will join you. It carries your extra personal gear (i.e. rain jacket, warm layers, etc.), food, bike parts, spare wheels and other goodies to help you out with your ride. It’s also there in case you want to call it a day. If you’re done riding, of course you can hop in the support vehicle and get a ride back to the hotel. But do you have to? Of course not. It’s your vacation after all, so it’s your choice. It’s a support vehicle, not a required shuttle.