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Epic Tours

This year, you're going for it — the big, cross-country bike pilgrimage. Make the commitment. You'll have nothing to regret when all's said and done and a lifetime's worth of stories to tell. We’re talking about a 28- to 93-day, self-contained or van-supported adventure, an Adventure Cycling Epic Tour. Since 1976, we’ve made people’s dreams a reality. A small team with a qualified leader, shared gear, and one goal can make dreams come true. This is your year to grab your bike and go on an epic adventure that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

Photo by Dennis Coello

Alaska Great Northern Adventure
Alaska Great Northern Adventure

Self Contained. A multimodal adventure deep in the heart of Alaska beginning with a ferry ride along the coastal tail of this wild state.

Atlantic Coast
Atlantic Coast

Van Supported. This van-supported grand tour of the Atlantic Coast leads past battlefields, our country’s earliest European settlements, and a handful of major cities. So much more than a 63-day, 2,800-mile bike tour up the Eastern Seaboard — this tour is a history lesson on the go, where the past comes to life in dynamic ways.

Epic Great Divide
Epic Great Divide

Van Supported. It won’t take long to realize that “The Divide” simply isn’t enough — this trip’s greatness is on display from the first pedal stroke. Grab your knobbies (yeah, you’re gonna want some bigger tires for this one!), throw your gear in the support van, and prepare for nine unloaded weeks of day after day epic riding and even better views.

North Star
North Star

Self Contained. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, Montana, we’ll strike out northward through a continuum of spectacular country, including some of the wildest areas remaining in North America, as we traverse the remote roads of northern British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and the great state of Alaska.

Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast

Van Supported. We'll experience some of the finest terrain and tour some of the coolest cities in the world! From our border with Canada, we'll head south through the lush forests of western Washington before following the Columbia River to the Oregon coast, where we'll encounter some of the nicest state parks in the country.

Southern Tier
Southern Tier

Self Contained. The Southern Tier has become one of our most popular tours, and it’s easy to see why. This cross-country route is 1,200 miles shorter than either the Northern Tier or TransAm yet offers epic quantities of scenery and shoulder-season sunshine.

Southern Tier
Southern Tier

Van Supported. The Southern Tier has become one of our most popular tours, and it's easy to see why. This cross-country route is 1,200 miles shorter than either the Northern Tier or TransAm yet offers epic quantities of scenery and shoulder-season sunshine.

TransAm Express Westward
TransAm Express Westward

Van Supported. This take on a classic route should entice people who love riding trail systems. By riding the entirety of the C&O Canal Trail and Great Allegheny Passage in the east and Katy Trail in the Midwest before meeting up with the famed TransAm Trail in Colorado, this tour will have over 500 miles of bicycle paths and should be an experience of a lifetime for anyone looking for a transcontinental ride.

TransAm Westward
TransAm Westward

Self Contained. Thousands of cyclists have pedaled the 4,253-mile TransAmerica Trail and will tell you they captured a lifetime's worth of memories along their tour. For many traveling cyclists who haven't yet experienced the TransAm, it remains the holy grail of American bicycle tours.

 

Tour Team Top Picks

Cycle Washington
Cycle Washington

Fully Supported. On this fabulous tour through the Pacific Northwest, you'll get up close and personal with some of the most scenic landscapes in Washington, from the lush forests of the Cascade Range's western flank to the arid plains of the eastern slope.

Idaho Trails Family Adventure
Idaho Trails Family Adventure

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.

Four Days of Canaan
Four Days of Canaan

Self Contained. Explore the dirt trails and gravel roads of a national wildlife refuge, national forest, two state parks, and more in this part of West Virginia known locally as "a little bit of Canada gone astray" and made famous in mountain biking lore by the 24 Hours of Canaan race.