What are you waiting for? Grab life by the bars and join an Adventure Cycling tour in 2017! Adventure Cycling has been putting them together for years — not just bike tours, but unique experiences for riders of all abilities. Looking for an epic escape? Check out our self-contained, cross-country adventures. Interested in shorter tours or more mellow cycling trips? We’re running a great selection of fully catered, weeklong, and relaxed bicycle tours. We also offer world-class instructional courses, including our unique Intro to Road Touring class.
“Everything was phenomenal! The tour leaders were very knowledgeable and helped create awesome camaraderie among our group. They helped with not just biking but camping and cooking! Everything! They always made me feel taken care of BUT also gave me the freedom to create my own adventure. It was the best trip of my life. I feel so empowered because of this trip.” — 2016 Tour Participant
In 2017 we have 107 tours, including 11 new adventures, that will visit 41 different states, taking in some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Read through our tour descriptions, detailed itineraries, and testimonials on our website to find the adventure that inspires you.
"I never thought vacationing with people I didn't know could be so much fun! I've done a number of tours with Adventure Cycling and loved them all, but this was the best group I've been with. The people on this trip were just plain fun. I loved everywhere we got to see."
"The last day, we rolled into our destination town of Perce, and the scenery that unfolded before us was so amazing, with huge rock formations out in the sea and a charming town celebrating a holiday. We found the camaraderie of the crew to be really great."
"Truly there is nothing about this tour that I did not love. As cliche as this sounds, it was the best experience of my life and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. [Our leader] was the best leader in the history of great leaders, the camaraderie in the group was spectacular, and, of course, the scenery was incredible. Anyone I talk to about the TransAmerica will receive a hearty, 'Just do it!'"
Photos by Michael Clark
Van Supported. This eight-day, van-supported tour explores the challenge of the terrain and the awe-inspiring beauty and diversity of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Inn to Inn. This week-long inn-to-inn tour weaves along the glorious northwestern coastline of Washington’s Puget Sound and through its famous San Juan Islands, offering an irresistible combination of manageable daily mileages and world-class scenery.
Self Contained. The Alpine section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route winds through Colorado past some of the Rocky Mountains' biggest peaks, with most of the riding at elevations above 9,000 feet. Bring along your lung capacity, and come pedal among many of the most spectacular "fourteeners" in Colorado.
I've been on the Southern Tier five times and I'd do it five more. If you’re looking for the epic ride of your life, you may not have to look to Kashmir. The Southern Tier is rich with possibilities.
Okay, okay — maybe I'm not fully converted to dirt yet. At all. But this bike overnight certainly converted a friend to the magic of bike touring!
What does bicycle travel have to do with museums?
Adventure Cycling invites you to jump in and sign up for your 2017 dream bicycle tour.
Adventure Cycling Tours Specialist Emma traveled to Oregon to ride her bike!
When social media gets social and that one time I went bikepacking in Canada with the Internet.
The kids are alright. They’re riding the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.
Emma, other Adventure Cycling staff members, and friends embark on a bike overnight to celebrate National Bike Travel Weekend.
Last week I attended Adventure Cycling’s Leadership Training Course. Here's how it went. And I can’t wait to get back there for my Crater Lake inn-to-inn tour later this summer!
What does 19th century Russian ballet have to to do with bikepacking?
After six weeks off the bike, letting my back heal, I’m finally on the road again!
I finally learned that climbing doesn’t have to be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be a competition or a guilt-ridden teeth grind if you get off and walk a little.
Meet Erika Lundahl — one of the storytellers, activists, and artists who cycled over 1000 miles along the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Anacortes, WA to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada last summer as part of The Road to Athabasca.
Broken jaw. Compressed vertebra. A few weekends ago, I went flying over my handlebars. After a trip to the E.R. and two weeks into my eight to ten weeks of off-the-bike rest, I’ve decided to look on the bright side!
For over a year, storyteller, poet, and cyclist Devi Lockwood has been traveling the world by boat and bike to collect 1,001 stories about water.
Is winter over yet? Not at the Adventure Cycling headquarters in Missoula, MT. I know you’ve waited with baited breath for my next winter riding blog post, so here it is: carrying skis by bike.
Hot? Boring? Stark? NO! At the right time of year, Death Valley comes alive with excellent cycling!
This tiny mountain town is only accessible by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile — seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan my first fat bike snowvernight.