WHY TRAVEL WITH US
Powerful Journeys began out of a desire to offer a unique experience for women to come together for an adventure of a lifetime, to embrace culture by the seat of a bike and gather as women in a supportive environment.
Our tours are thoughtfully crafted with locals that are eager to share their culture and traditions. Making connections in off-the-beaten-path locations ensure an authentic experience that set us apart from the big tours.
Small group size and non-competitive setting enhance the journey as we come together as women. Engagement with one another and our environment help us absorb the richness of the experience.
There is nothing quite like rolling past ancient ruins and fields of sunflower to anchor us in the moment. As we weave our way through small villages and embrace the experience together, we know the moment in time will forever change our lens.
On my journey in 2014, I was drawn to a little village outside of Florence Italy, where I discovered a 500-year-old villa owned by the Toti family. Isabella, her 4 children and adorable parents live in the residence and offer up part of the villa for bed and breakfast. I arrived at a late hour and Isabella graciously gathered me from the airport. We became fast friends as we found so many things in common. A surprise to me was the village happened to be on the path of some fantastic cycling routes and Isabella herself was an athlete. We quickly scheduled a ride for the next day to visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. Had I fallen into a dream state?
The following morning was a calming rise to the sound of chirping birds with a chaser of the bell tower chime. I tiptoed the clay-tiled floor to arrive at the spectacular landscape view from the veranda. Inhaling a breath of the fresh Tuscan air and watching the sunrise over Florence-I knew this was where it would begin and thus Powerful Journeys was born from this space of calm.
I had spent the previous five summers cycling and traveling alone to learn about culture and to find strength within myself. Life had poured into me through this and I was ready to share my experience with others in the form of offering authentic tours. The freedom and intimate experience of traveling by bike allowed me to capture moments of connection. Being amongst locals in off the beaten path locations become a way of travel that made me feel at home wherever I landed.
My desire is to offer a space to come together as women to have an authentic experience through an active and supportive environment.