Why Travel with Zephyr

Here are a few reasons why our alumni continue to travel with us year after year.

Small By Design

We created Zephyr because we love active travel and wanted to bring this passion to others. We only run about 15 public tours per year, which allows us to handpick locations from around the world we think will be most appealing to our travelers. We recognize this means your preferred tour location or date might not be available, which is why we also have a very strong private tour option with low minimum numbers.


We rarely use five-star hotels because the high prices are not worth it to us or our travelers. We also don’t stay in budget hotels because we prefer more comfort than that at this point in our lives. You need not bring a formal dress for fancy dinners or a lycra cycling suit for our biking tours. If you like to travel in comfort but without any pretension, we are the fit for you.

You Are Not a Number

When you travel with us, you will find most of your fellow travelers have been with us before. In fact, in the past three years, 68% of our trip participants were alumni and 13% were friends of alumni! Our travelers return because we treat them as members of our Zephyr Adventures family. Why is this important to you? In this modern day of being a number to so many big companies, when you travel with us you are treated as an individual.

Decades of Experience

Just because we are small does not mean we are inexperienced. We are now in our 22nd year of running tours. More importantly, the four of us in the main office (Allan, Kris, Sonya, and Beth) have a total of almost 60 years of experience with Zephyr. So when you talk to us or travel with us, you are talking to and meeting someone who knows our company and knows our tours.

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