I’m Stephanie Scott and Stephanie Ventures, LLC is my tour company based in Sacramento, CA, specializing in active, affordable, and custom small group travel. During my 35+ year career in gourmet food and wine, I’ve designed many fun and memorable events, travel adventures, and incentive trips. I am certified as a Tour Director by the International Tour Management Institute and have worked as a tour guide in San Francisco. I’ve also visited all 50 US States and eighteen (and counting!) countries on five continents.
In 2004, I started working with one of the most popular men’s pro cycling teams in the U.S. (though I could never keep up with them on a ride!) and that experience fostered in me a passion for cycling and a belief that one of the best ways to see the world and meet its people is by traveling around it on two wheels…at a more leisurely pace.
I began bicycle touring in Europe in 2010 when I booked myself on a self-guided tour along the Mosel River in Germany. Armed with a limited German vocabulary and a properly outfitted touring bike, I set out alone in a strange land. I met kindred spirits along the way and fell in love with bike touring. A few years later, I founded my own tour company, Stephanie Ventures, LLC, so that I could offer guests a unique bike tour experience in Europe that was affordable AND unforgettable. I put my own spin on my itineraries so you will not find another bike and barge tour experience out there quite like mine.
When I’m not traveling, I’m thinking (really obsessing!) about traveling. As soon as I get home from a trip, I’m already planning my next adventure and who I’ll bring along for the ride.
I’ve learned a lot along the way about how to travel smart, and I’m happy to help you navigate the tricky waters of planning an overseas trip. Poke around on my site and send me a message so we can get busy enriching your life through travel!