Dirt Tours

Whether you’re a mountain biking novice or a dirt technician, Adventure Cycling has the expertise and experience to provide you with outstanding off-road cycling experiences. We provide a dozen off-road cycling tours across the U.S. in our van-supported, self-contained, and fully supported formats. From easy dirt trails and forest service roads to singletrack, we have it all.

“I loved the ride and found the staff truly great! They were professional, knowledgeable, and very interested in creating a fun and safe experience.” — 2017 Tour Participant

“The trip leaders were wonderful. They knew the area and the unique issues involving desert travel. They planned the trip so that we could take full advantage of what the area had to offer both on and off the bike, and they allowed each participant some flexibility in regard to the daily schedule. The participants on this trip were the best I have ever toured with.” — 2015 Tour Participant

“The best was cycling with 13 other people who loved doing what we were doing.” — 2015 Tour Participant

What are you waiting for? Let’s ride in the dirt! Check out our full list of unforgettable off-road mountain bike adventures below.

 

Photo by Aaron Teasdale

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
May 12, 2018 - May 20, 2018
C&O Canal/GAP - Spring

Self Contained. This spring, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Great Divide Canada I
Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018
Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turns 20 this year — and you can join the party. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

Cycle the Divide - Montana
Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 13, 2018
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.

Great Divide Canada II
Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
Great Divide Canada II

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turns 20 this year — and you can join the party. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

Great Divide Colorado Alpine
Aug 01, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
Great Divide Colorado Alpine - Van

Van Supported. The Alpine section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route winds through Colorado past some of the Rocky Mountains’ highest peaks, with most of the riding at elevations above 9,000 feet. Bring along your lung capacity, and come pedal among the most spectacular 14ers in Colorado.

Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana
Aug 05, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018
Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana

Self Contained. As the experts on self-contained bicycle travel, we’d like to share our knowledge by offering our Introduction to Road Touring (IRT) course. Two days of open-air, informal campground discussions will be followed by a fun, four-day tour of the Whitefish, MT area.

Great Divide Wind River
Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018
Great Divide Wind River - Van

Van Supported. Celebrate 20 years of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route along some of the famous route’s most remote and spectacular miles in the shadow of Wyoming’s mighty Wind River Range.

 

C&O Canal/GAP
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
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.

Grand Canyon
Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Grand Canyon I - Van

Van Supported. What better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle? Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multiday, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

Tour Team Top Picks

CA Gold Rush to the Bay II
CA Gold Rush to the Bay II - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There is no better way to see and experience the San Francisco Bay Area, along with a splendid section of Northern California, than from the seat of your bike. Add in a fabulous ferry ride and two convenient train connections, and you have all the ingredients for a fun, multimodal travel adventure that covers significant distances, with cycling at the heart of each day.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay I
CA Gold Rush to the Bay I - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There is no better way to see and experience the San Francisco Bay Area, along with a splendid section of Northern California, than from the seat of your bike. Add in a fabulous ferry ride and two convenient train connections, and you have all the ingredients for a fun, multimodal travel adventure that covers significant distances, with cycling at the heart of each day.

Selkirk Splendor
Selkirk Splendor

Self Contained. Pack your passports for this international tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer along “The West’s Best Scenic Drive.”

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
C&O Canal/GAP - Spring

Self Contained. This spring, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.