Fully Supported Details

An Adventure Cycling fully supported tour is a great choice for the adventure-hungry cyclist who prefers riding with a larger group and a smaller load — the individual who relishes the freedom of riding unencumbered but still enjoys camping and a cycling challenge. The dynamics forged and friendships made in the larger groups are regularly cited as some of the greatest benefits of a cycling tour (group size ranging from 40 to 90 participants).

Join Us for a Fully Supported Tour and Adventure Cycling will:

  • Plan your route each day; that’s done for you, in advance, over roads that are scenic and fun to ride.
  • Carry your clothes and camping gear; that’s what the support vehicle is for.
  • Adjust your bike’s brakes or shifters; the professional mechanic can do that for you at camp in the evening.
  • Plan and provide professionally catered meals and food stops, beginning with dinner on the first day and ending with lunch on the final day of the tour. 
  • Allow you to ride at a pace that’s comfortable and enjoyable for YOU. A place to pitch your tent will be waiting for you in camp, no matter when you get there. And so will a delectable dinner.

Trip Cost Includes: 

  • All meals and snacks
  • Overnight camping fees starting on the first day of the tour through
    the evening before the last day’s ride
  • A professional mechanic whose services are available on the road during the day
    and each evening in camp 
  • Maps, route markings, swag, and a safety triangle
  • Preparatory materials, including a copy of Before You Go: A Handbook for Adventure Cycling's Supported Tours, which includes a packing list and training tips
  • List of participants
  • List of official bike shops (where you may ship your bicycle or where rentals may be available)

 

Lodging

  • Campsites range from private campgrounds to state parks and national forests. 
  • Bathrooms and showers are available at each evening’s campsite. 
  • Prefer to stay inside? No problem — we can provide indoor options for an additional cost.
     

Meals

Our catering staff will provide all meals, and rest stops will be located approximately every 15-20 miles. 

  • Hot breakfast
  • Mid-morning rest stop
  • Lunch
  • Mid-afternoon rest stop and snack
  • Scrumptious dinner
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other special dietary needs will be accommodated
     

Sag Support

Besides lightening your load, the presence of the support vehicle adds a degree of security in that you’ll have a ride available in the case of injury, illness, or mechanical breakdown.

  • Carry your clothes and camping gear
  • Dry storage for digital equipment

Mechanical Support

An experienced mechanic follows the route every day in a support vehicle to take care of mechanical emergencies that may arise.

  • A mechanic is available for quick tune-ups or advice.
  • Mechanical support vehicle carries a supply of tires, tubes, and spare parts.

E-bikes

E-bikes are allowed on some of our Fully Supported tours, denoted by this icon:

Read our FAQ for information about e-bikes on Adventure Cycling tours.

Historic Story Telling

Adventure Cycling’s knowledgeable, experienced leaders can share information about the area you’re cycling through with historical facts, stories, and local insider fun facts.

Disclaimers

The number of participants on a tour may be adjusted in response to demand and facility availability. Adventure Cycling reserves the right to make route and accommodation modifications without notification and to make alterations and substitutions to the itinerary as needed to improve the quality of the tour or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of our guests.

Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity recreation provider that operates under special use permits with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and departments of transportation. Adventure Cycling Association is working cooperatively with these agencies to secure the appropriate permits.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 202.720.5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Photos by: Adam Coppola, John Sieber, and Greg Siple

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