All my tours (and the majority of my other holidays) have been on my own. I'm not anti-social as such but I have always preferred to travel alone no matter what means of transport and cycling throws up the problem of someone who wants to ride faster/slower than I do. I love the freedom of being entirely self sufficient, just me and the open road and freedom to do as I please when I like and to change my plans on a whim. I also find that when travelling alone, I get talking to other people along the way in a way I probably wouldn't have if part of a group and staying in hostels as I tend to do, I've met plenty of others travelling alone, occasionally hooking up with a temporary companion for a day or two. I've even kept in touch with a few people. To me, travelling alone makes perfect sense yet when I talk about my trips (and I realise my cycle tours are pathetic compared to many but I enjoy myself) to others, the majority seem to think I'm nuts and say they they couldn't travel alone. I think the reason I've fallen in love with cycle touring is because it appeals to me on two different levels as I can have my own space and thoughts when I'm actually riding during the day and then can usually socialise with others from the hostel in the evening, or even if there is no-one around, I can go to the pub or just read. So basically, am I weird for preferring to go on holidays alone?