Become a Tour Leader

We are always searching for energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced tour leaders and staff for all of our tour offerings — leaders who share our philosophy of the leader as a facilitator and see our tours as an opportunity for participant self-discovery. Prospective leaders should have relevant experience such as group recreation leadership, independent travel, group bicycle touring experience, or participation in an Adventure Cycling tour. Do you have what it takes to become one of our expert tour leaders?

All new tour leaders must take one of our Leadership Training Courses (LTC). Once the course is completed, you will be given a reference from your course advisor. Assuming you have received a positive reference, and you have completed a tour leader application as well as CPR and First Aid Certification, you will have a phone interview with our tours director. If invited to join our team, you will be asked to staff or co-lead a tour before becoming a leader or event director.

Once a year, the tours department sends out a Leader Preference Survey asking leaders which tours they are available to lead. Leaders will be asked to include a brief resume with the survey. The Leader Preference Survey is used to place chosen leaders on tours for the coming year.

All of our leaders are independent contractors.

Tour Team Top Picks

Great Smoky Mountains Adventure
Great Smoky Mountains Adventure - Van

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.

Great Divide Colorado Alpine I
Great Divide Colorado Alpine I

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.

WA San Juan Islands
WA San Juan Islands - Inn to Inn

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.