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.
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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.
Self-Contained. Join us for Adventure Cycling’s Great Parks North Route. This tour will follow the Rocky Mountains from Missoula, Montana, to Jasper, Alberta, exploring some of the most spectacular national parks the U.S. and Canada have to offer. Great Parks North will highlight Glacier, Waterton, Banff, and Jasper national parks, and jaw-dropping scenery will not be lacking on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Van Supported. The Northern Tier has been the location for great bike adventures for a quarter of a century, following a wonderfully diverse cross section of the North American continent. Between Bar Harbor, Maine, and Anacortes, Washington, lie places of extremes for you to discover.
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.
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.
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.
Self Contained. Immerse yourself in a long weekend of cycling and camping in the spectacular Pine Creek Gorge of central Pennsylvania. Come join the challenge and fun of pedaling on an entirely car-free trail through the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, and gain a new natural perspective of this beautiful part of our country.
Inn to Inn. This eight-day 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.
Inn to Inn. Crisp mountain air, stunning vistas, and a pristine alpine lake — what more could you want out of an epic weekend on two wheels? On this long weekend tour, we’ll enjoy the altitude of the Sierra Nevada as we circumnavigate the stunning Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America!