New Departures

Each year, we do our best to design a slate of tours to meet the needs of our members. With input from our leaders, staff, and members, we are always developing new routes and adventures to offer you. Here are the tours we have added to our lineup for the 2018 tour year. Grab a seat and come along for the ride.

“The team on this trip was fantastic! Great way to start my journey with cycle touring!” - 2017 Tour Participant 
 
“We had an awesome tour director - loved her! The caterer and staff were amazing, I can't rave enough about how well run this tour was. It was my first of many more with Adventure Cycling.” - 2017 Tour Participant

Photo by Mike Lessard

So. Charm: Jekyll Island to Charleston
Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018
Southern Charm: Jekyll Island to Charleston

Fully Supported. After meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, a city brimming with historic charm and ranked among the nation’s most visited cities, we will be off to Jekyll Island to explore coastal wildlife refuges and the pristine stretches of Georgia’s Golden Isles. A day off in the old Southern city of Savannah, Georgia, will give us just enough rest to head back into Charleston for the climax of the tour.

Intro to Road Touring - FL - Women
Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
Intro to Road Touring - Florida - Women

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 Florida Panhandle area.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay I
May 13, 2018 - May 20, 2018
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.

CO-UT Rivers and Redrocks II
May 19, 2018 - May 26, 2018
CO-UT Rivers and Redrocks II - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. Known for spectacular vistas, iconic rivers, and otherworldly geology, this region of Colorado and Utah is best experienced from the seat of a bicycle with ample opportunities to wander and wonder through one of the planet’s most iconic landscapes. Along the way, we’ll stay at some stunning overnight locations.

CO-UT Rivers and Redrocks I
May 30, 2018 - Jun 06, 2018
CO-UT Rivers and Redrocks I - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. Known for spectacular vistas, iconic rivers, and otherworldly geology, this region of Colorado and Utah is best experienced from the seat of a bicycle with ample opportunities to wander and wonder through one of the planet’s most iconic landscapes. Along the way, we’ll stay at some stunning overnight locations.

Cycle Utah Parks I
Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 08, 2018
Cycle Utah Parks I - Van

Van Supported. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding unencumbered with gear and camping in the great outdoors.

Blue Ridge Skyline Spring
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018
Blue Ridge Skyline Spring - Van

Van Supported. A perennial favorite, our Blue Ridge Skyline tour includes a beautiful route through Shenandoah National Park. On this very special bicycle tour, you’ll explore some of the very best miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, often called “America’s Favorite Drives.” They should be nicknamed “America’s Favorite Bike Tours.”

Cycle Utah Parks II
Jun 09, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018
Cycle Utah Parks II - Van

Van Supported. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding unencumbered with gear and camping in the great outdoors.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay II
Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 18, 2018
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.

Montana Big Sky Country
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Montana Big Sky Country

Fully Supported. On this stunning weeklong tour, you’ll experience Big Sky Country in all its glory. We’ll travel through spectacular mountain ranges and broad scenic valleys, enjoy quiet roads, and explore terrain that boasts loads of history and hosts more cattle than humans.

Maine Coast and Lighthouses
Jun 24, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Maine Coast and Lighthouses - Van

Van Supported. Take a ride through the best of what the Maine coast has to offer — quaint oceanside towns, rocky coastlines, and lighthouses galore! Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see up to 10 iconic Maine lighthouses and get a taste of local cuisine.

Family Fun, New York Erie Canal
Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
Family Fun, New York Erie Canal

Fully Supported. Our adventure will travel the beautiful Erie Canalway Trail and nearby roadways to the edge of world-famous Niagara Falls at the U.S./Canada border.On this fully supported Family Fun tour, we’ll take care of transporting your gear and provide you with meals and daily lunch and snack stops so that you and your family can enjoy 100 miles of car-free trails, with only about 30 miles of road cycling.

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.

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.

 

Lake Superior South Shore
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018
Lake Superior South Shore

Self Contained. Join us on a tour of the Keweenaw Peninsula, the northwestern-most part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Keweenaw Peninsula is on Lake Superior, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, making it a place of rugged beauty and breathtaking vistas.

Cape Cod Pilgrimage
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Cape Cod Pilgrimage

Self Contained. Spend a week cycling along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean shoreline. On this tour, we’ll view the seaports, glacially formed kettle ponds, and lighthouses of southeastern Massachusetts, visit historic sites from the days of colonial America, and explore quaint shops on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

Great Lakes Relaxed
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Great Lakes Relaxed

Fully Supported. We’ve incorporated the quiet roads and pleasurable riding of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula into our popular relaxed tour format.

Idaho Trails
Sep 09, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Idaho Trails - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This incredible bike tour takes in a pair of the most spectacular trails in the U.S., featuring easy riding through wetlands, lakes, and meadows, along with some fascinating regional history.

Blue Ridge Skyline Fall
Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Blue Ridge Skyline Fall - Van

Van Supported. A perennial favorite, our Blue Ridge Bliss tour includes a beautiful route through Shenandoah National Park. On this very special bicycle tour, you’ll explore some of the very best miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, often called “America’s Favorite Drives.” They should be nicknamed “America’s Favorite Bike Tours.”

Ragin' Cajun Country
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
Ragin' Cajun Country

Fully Supported. Bicycle through the heart of Cajun Country and partake of all the food, music, and culture that Acadiana has to offer. On this relaxed tour you can enjoy jambalaya, crawfish pie, and gumbo, and you’ll find that the spicy cuisine of southern Louisiana is complemented by its mellow terrain.

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.