Best Tours for Beginners

Here are some of the best tours we offer for beginning bicycle travelers.

“I enjoyed the total experience. It was my first-ever Adventure Cycling holiday so I had no preconception of what to expect and it just blew me away, it was so good.” — Tour Participant
 
“The route and terrain were fantastic, offering many miles of solitude and quiet. I also really enjoyed the group — all very friendly and quite collaborative as a newfound travel family.” — Tour Participant
 

Photo by Charles Englefield

 
Idaho Trails Relaxed
Jul 07, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Idaho Trails Relaxed

Fully Supported. This incredible bike tour takes in a pair of the most spectacular trails in the U.S., featuring easy riding through wetlands, lakes, and meadows, along with some fascinating regional history.

Family Fun, Erie Canal Niagara Falls
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Family Fun, Erie Canal Niagara Falls

Fully Supported. Our adventure will travel the beautiful Erie Canalway Trail and nearby roadways to the edge of world-famous Niagara Falls at the U.S./Canada border.On this fully supported Family Fun tour, we’ll take care of transporting your gear and provide you with meals and daily lunch and snack stops so that you and your family can enjoy 100 miles of car-free trails, with only about 30 miles of road cycling.

Family Fun, Idaho Trails
Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Family Fun, Idaho Trails

Fully Supported. With its gentle terrain, short daily distances, and gorgeous scenery, this trip is a great choice whether you’re a beginner seeking a great introduction to supported bicycle touring or a cycling veteran craving a mellow, traffic-free adventure.

Cabot Trail Nova Scotia
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

Self Contained. This self-contained adventure will take you to the far reaches of Nova Scotia. The rocky highlands up against the Gulf of St. Lawrence will be the highlight as you circumnavigate the island of Cape Breton.

Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019
Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed

Fully Supported. Enjoy the mountain terrain of central Colorado, pedaling mostly on paved, car-free pathways that provide nonstop views of the spectacular Rockies. Your gear will be carried for you and your meals catered — and the daily distances will be shorter than on many of our tours.

Lake Superior South Shore
Aug 18, 2019 - Aug 29, 2019
Lake Superior South Shore

Self Contained. Join us on a tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northwestern-most part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Keweenaw Peninsula is on Lake Superior, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, making it a place of rugged beauty and breathtaking vistas.

Maine Coast and Lighthouses
Aug 25, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Maine Coast and Lighthouses - Van

Van Supported. Take a ride through the best of what the Maine coast has to offer — quaint oceanside towns, rocky coastlines, and lighthouses galore! Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see up to 10 iconic Maine lighthouses and get a taste of local cuisine.

Cape Cod & The Islands
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Cape Cod & The Islands

Self Contained. Spend a week cycling along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean shoreline. On this tour, we’ll view the seaports, glacially formed kettle ponds, and lighthouses of southeastern Massachusetts, visit historic sites from the days of colonial America, and explore quaint shops on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

Nova Scotia Countryside
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019
Nova Scotia Countryside - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This inn-to-inn trip will explore northwest Nova Scotia’s countryside and skirt the Bay of Fundy. Beautiful landscapes and quiet roads make for great riding, and charming small towns will be a relaxing respite after each day in the saddle.

Idaho Trails
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Idaho Trails - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This incredible bike tour takes in a pair of the most spectacular trails in the U.S., featuring easy riding through wetlands, lakes, and meadows, along with some fascinating regional history.

Katy Trail
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
Katy Trail - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There might not be a trail in the U.S. better suited for a relaxed ride than Missouri’s popular Katy Trail. Car-free, virtually flat, and featuring a crushed-limestone surface, the trail dishes up plenty of towns and attractions (and ice cream stands) along the way to keep things interesting. This tour is perfect for any wanderer who enjoys meandering through small towns and stopping to smell the roses.

C&O Canal/GAP
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
C&O Canal/GAP

Fully Supported. This fall you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike 330 miles on gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north into Pennsylvania.

Outer Banks - Fall
Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Outer Banks - Fall - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. Join us on this popular ride through one of the premier beach destinations in the U.S. Our loop tour of North Carolina’s Outer and Inner Banks offers a chance to explore the region’s history-rich harbor towns on the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and the coastal communities nestled in the state’s barrier islands.

Ragin' Cajun Country
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
Ragin' Cajun Country

Fully Supported. Bicycle through the heart of Cajun Country and partake of all the food, music, and culture that Acadiana has to offer. On this relaxed tour you can enjoy jambalaya, crawfish pie, and gumbo, and you’ll find that the spicy cuisine of southern Louisiana is complemented by its mellow terrain.

So. Charm: Savannah-Charleston
Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
Southern Charm: Savannah to Charleston - Van

Van Supported. It all starts in the Old Southern city of Savannah, known for its beautiful squares, old oaks dripping with Spanish moss, fabulous history, and fascinating stories. Then it is off to explore the South Carolina Lowcountry, known for its sweeping waterway views, shrimp boats resting comfortably on their docks, unforgettable sunsets, beautiful antebellum homes, and more than 300 years of unique history.

So. Charm: Savannah-St Augustine
Oct 27, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019
Southern Charm: Savannah to St Augustine - Van

Van Supported. It all starts in the Old Southern city of Savannah, known for its beautiful squares, old oaks dripping with Spanish moss, fabulous history, and fascinating stories. Then it’s off to explore coastal wildlife refuges and the pristine stretches of Georgia’s Golden Isles — vibrant, thriving coastal communities rich in history and full of traditions with historic landmarks around every bend.

Florida Gulf Coast Fall
Nov 09, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
Florida Gulf Coast Fall - Van

Van Supported. Take a week this fall and swap the cold and snow for the warm, sandy beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Described as the “Forgotten Coast,” the “Undiscovered Coast,” and “Florida as it used to be,” this tour visits some of the most pristine beaches in America, along with other coastal and inland landscapes.

 

 

Tour Team Top Picks

Utah Parks II
Utah Parks II - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding self-supported but to prefers to sleep indoors and eat meals in restaurants.

Ragin' Cajun Country
Ragin' Cajun Country

Fully Supported. Bicycle through the heart of Cajun Country and partake of all the food, music, and culture that Acadiana has to offer. On this relaxed tour you can enjoy jambalaya, crawfish pie, and gumbo, and you’ll find that the spicy cuisine of southern Louisiana is complemented by its mellow terrain.