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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 multimoldal adventure deep in the heart of Alaska beginning with a ferry ride along the costal tail of this wild state.

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

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.

UGRR: North to Niagara
UGRR: North to Niagara

Van Supported. Explore America's legendary route to freedom on our incredible Underground Railroad tour. We'll be immersed in history as we ride from the Deep South to Niagara Falls through the landscapes and communities that provided shelter and aid to freedom seekers.

 

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Cycle the Divide - Montana
Cycle the Divide - Montana

Fully Supported. Here’s your chance to sample our heralded Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, fully supported and load-free! We’ll travel from the lively resort town of Whitefish, located near Glacier National Park, to the southern end of the spectacular Swan Range, one of Montana’s less-visited geologic gems.

Acadia and Mt. Desert Island
Acadia and Mt. Desert Island

Inn to Inn. Spend a long weekend riding the scenic roads that bring you through Maine’s only National Park - Acadia. Relax by the rocky Otter Cliffs, listen to Thunder Hole, and maybe even take a trip on the famous Carriage Roads.