Guided Tours

Freedom. Exhilaration. Perseverance. Fun. Challenge. Experience. What does adventure mean to you? Find out on Adventure Cycling group tours — Your Adventure Awaits!

This year, we’re offering more tours (117) to more destinations than ever before. Whether you’d like to travel in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, we have a tour for you! Our groups of 10–60 cyclists are accompanied by trained leaders. Make new friends and enjoy not just the cycling, but the camaraderie experienced on our tours. 

“Even though we all rode at our own pace, meeting part of the group in a diner for that ‘second breakfast’ or at an ice cream stand in the heat of the afternoon was very effective in quickly establishing great camaraderie among our group. Those moments, and of course catching up with the events of the day over dinner, made the trip for us!” –Tour Participant  

“Without a doubt, the best part of the tour was the friendships we made. We came from all levels of experience. Everyone was supportive. Every single day, no matter what the difficulty of the day, we laughed.” –Tour Participant

Our tours range from one to 14 weeks and vary in difficulty from beginner to advanced levels. You’ll get to meet people from every walk of life who share your passion for traveling by bike. 

Our classic, small-group self-contained camping tours are still the simplest way to experience adventure. Some of our most popular include the breathtaking Great Parks North, the original TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, and the traffic-free C&O Canal/GAP. 

Inn to Inn tours are also popular, combining the freedom of a self-contained tour with the luxury of staying indoors and eating in restaurants. Favorites include colorful Colorado-Utah Rivers and Red Rocks, the island-hopping of the Washington San Juan Islands, and the canyons of Utah Parks. 

There are more than 40 van-supported tours taking place all over the country, including the dramatic landscapes and smooth pavement of Death Valley and the historic, scenic Natchez Trace tours. Let the van do the heavy lifting while you ride with only what you need during the day. 

Is your ideal tour an eat, sleep, ride style? Try out our fully supported tours that include catered meals, camping (and motel options!), mechanic and SAG support — all you have to do is ride. Grind a little gravel on our Black Hills-South Dakota or spin on the scenic Idaho Trails Relaxed — two of our favorites! 

“This was my first organized multiday trip. I was traveling solo and I had a wonderful time. I could set my own pace and never felt rushed. The food was fantastic and there was lots of it! I can’t say enough good things about the leaders. I will definitely sign up for another one.” –Tour Participant

Check out our brand new departures! First time touring with us? We’ve got great options for beginners. 

Check out tour descriptions, details, and itineraries on our website to see what piques your interest. If you have any questions, give us a call or reach out through our online chat. We’re here for you — because Your Adventure Awaits! 

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Testimonials

“ 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.”  — 2016 Tour Participant

“ I love the little towns, particularly Patagonia. Tombstone was interesting but did not get to see much of it. Bisbee is a fascinating and historic community. The roads were generally fine and not too busy. The terrain was sufficiently challenging, but not intimidating for this early season rider who was not in top shape.”  — 2017 Tour Participant

Tour Team Top Picks

Cycle Montana - Missoula
Cycle Montana - Missoula

Fully Supported. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll cross the Continental Divide more than once as we ride along many of the rivers that run through Western Montana and visit small towns, soak in few hot springs, and take in massive views under the Big Sky! 

Great Divide Canada I
Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turned 20 last year — and you can join the party. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
C&O Canal/GAP - Spring

Self Contained. This spring, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.