There is no “perfect” inline skating tour location, as what constitutes a good location depends on the tour participant. But our new tour in Switzerland is in the running for everyone! In general, our inline skating (Rollerblading) tours fall into two categories: Locations that use long, paved, flat paths. These often require shuttling between paths Continue Reading →
Tag: Inline Skating
Is Rollerblading Making a Comeback?
It might be short on facts and statistics but getting an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Redesigned Rollerblades Worth Lacing Up” is a positive sign for the resurgence of inline skating. (You can read the entire article without a paywall on this site.) It is certainly true that the skates and wheels are Continue Reading →
The Original Inline Skating Tour: The Netherlands
Zephyr Adventures was formed in 1997 as Zephyr Inline Skate Tours, the world’s first inline skating tour company. In April of that year, I quit my job and traveled to Europe, looking for the best skate tour location I could find. I had two destinations on my list: the Netherlands and the Danube bike path Continue Reading →
Ready to Start (or Re-Start) Inline Skating (Rollerblading)?
A month or so ago we published a post called “Still Skating? How and Where to Buy Inline Skates“. However, we know there are a lot more of you out there who are not skating than are, so we thought we would post about how to get into (or back into) inline skating. We have Continue Reading →
Slomo: Raison d'être for One Inline Skater
We often hear our inline skaters saying they find skating to be more “rhythmic”, “fulfilling”, or even “spiritual” than other forms of exercise. There is certainly something about the side-to-side movement of the continual gliding of inline skating that is aesthetically pleasing. Dr. John Kitchin faced his own reality that he didn’t like life as Continue Reading →
Switzerland Adventure Video
We just completed a multisport adventure in beautiful Switzerland. Participants could choose to bike or skate and everyone got on foot for one day of hiking in the alps. Check out this video by participant Rollin Bannow. Thanks, Rollin!
Alumni Skate Tours in Colorado
We recently ran not just one but two alumni-only skate tours in Colorado. The idea for an alumni tour came to us last fall and given our long history of running inline skating tours, naturally we selected that sport for our first-ever alumni tour. The tour concept was a hit and sold out within a Continue Reading →
Netherlands Fitness Skating
It is amazing this is my 17th posting on the Zephyr Adventures Blog and the first one about our Netherlands Skating Adventure. We have been running our Netherlands skate tour since 1997. It was our very first tour location and the only location back in that first year. I still remember wondering whether the concept Continue Reading →
Mosel Valley Skating
It was a tag team approach this year as we checked out the Mosel Valley for our new Skating Adventure. Zephyr’s German guide Sabine, based in Switzerland, visited the area in May to see if it was a suitable tour location. I then followed up last month to set up the details. The Mosel Valley, Continue Reading →
It was the second day of the tour and I was blown away by the comments I was hearing. “That was a perfect day.” “Absolutely fabulous.” “This is the best skating tour I have ever done.” Now, we often get great comments like this or, frankly, we wouldn’t be in business. To receive them all Continue Reading →