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

2018 Selkirk Splendor
2018 Selkirk Splendor

Self Contained. Pack your passports for this international tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer along “The West’s Best Scenic Drive.”

2018 CA Gold Rush to the Bay
2018 CA Gold Rush to the Bay - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There is no better way to see and experience the San Francisco Bay Area, along with a splendid section of Northern California, than from the seat of your bike. Add in a fabulous ferry ride and two convenient train connections, and you have all the ingredients for a fun, multimodal travel adventure that covers significant distances, with cycling at the heart of each day.

2018 C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
2018 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.