Compared to the Loire Valley Tour which I took the following week, I was not terribly impressed with the Bike and Barge tour due to way too many people riding together. We had 20-23 folks all in one group. Some with electric bikes and others without. I think for the terrain on this tour, should be mandatory everyone has electric bikes and/or rate this NOT easy but moderate due to wind and elevation. Also guides should give a good example by wearing helmets!