Quite simply, “In Situ” is Latin for “in its original place”.
There are many different situations and contexts that “in situ” can be used.
Art, architecture, engineering, biology, physics, law and computer science are just some of the fields that use the term “in situ”.
But you might be asking, why is a cycling tour company called “In Situ Travel”?
Well the name derives from two fundamental aspects of our travel style.
First, we believe that one of the best ways to truly get to know a foreign country and culture is to spend some quality time in that country.
By quality time, we don’t mean jumping on a tour bus and cramming in as many cities, museums and historic sites as possible in a week.
We believe that actually staying within one town or region will teach one more about the local culture than a whirlwind tour of several different places.
When we slow down and give ourselves the chance to explore, we open ourselves up to better understanding our new environments.
Secondly, it might be obvious, but the only way to experience some of the greatest and most challenging cycling in Europe is by riding it “in situ”.
To get a glimpse of the pro cyclist life, living and riding in Spain, there’s no better way than to spend a week in situ in Girona, home to many members of the European peloton.
Our european bike tours are “in situ” because our guests learn about the regions they are in by spending more time in each location we visit.
We don’t rush our guests through the week. Guests not only get to experience amazing cycling, but they also get a richer cultural experience.