About Santana

Santana Cycles, Inc.

Jan and Bill McCready got their start creating and leading cycling tours for others. They later founded Santana Cycles, which grew to become the world’s leading manufacturer of tandem bicycles.

Santana Cycles Website

Tandem Rallies and Tours

After combining their passions, Bill and Jan produced and hosted over 100 multi-day rallies and tours for friends who ride tandems (all brands welcome).

Cycling Cruises

Since 2005 Jan and Bill have chartered cruise ships to create a new type of cycling tour with the flexibility of additional daily options . . . and no re-packing.

Chartering an entire cruise ship for a bike tour means our 5-star hotel travels to meet us at the end of each ride. By moving up to 100 miles overnight, we skip past rides that would be too trafficky, industrial or boring. Other cycling tours can’t cover as much ground, or sample as diverse a range of sights and cultures. Because a tandem charter blends gourmet dining with daily cycling, the meals on this cruise are uniquely guilt free. On any day you don’t feel like cycling, stay onboard to enjoy the cruise. Since daily repacking is avoided, our bicycle cruise provides an extra hour of leisure per day—more time for cycling, sightseeing and sleeping.

Santana pioneered the full-ship cycling charter in 2005. Instead of booking a few rooms on a pre-existing cruise, a full-ship charter allows us to determine the perfect combination of port stops for cycling. Having an entire cruise ship to ourselves means we can relax. On this cruise there are no formal evenings or seating assignments. Santana’s consulting chef works with his counterparts to make sure each day’s menu includes a wider range of choices (including gourmet, regional, comfort and vegetarian selections). Our charter provides for secure on-board parking, bike service area and a convenient bicycle gangway. The best part of a tandems-only cruise is the easy camaraderie of interesting, active and adventurous couples. This is way-better than any normal cruise.

At the request of Lueftner Cruises, Santana Adventures began to offer exciting cycling cruises for enthusiasts who prefer single bikes as well.

The following cruise ship companies have designated Santana as their exclusive partner for cycling–specific cruises: Lueftner, American Queen, Paul Gauguin, & CroisiAdriatic