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 2019 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!” - 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.” - Tour Participant

Photo by Mike Lessard

Atlantic Coast
Apr 07, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019
Atlantic Coast - Van

Van Supported. This van-supported grand tour of the Atlantic Coast leads past battlefields, our country’s earliest European settlements, and a handful of major cities. So much more than a 63-day, 2,864-mile bike tour up the Eastern Seaboard — this tour is a history lesson on the go, where the past comes to life in dynamic ways.

Black Hills
May 19, 2019 - May 25, 2019
Black Hills - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. “Majestic,” “striking,” and “otherworldly” are just some of the words used to describe the Black Hills of South Dakota, and you’ll see it all from your saddle as you cycle along lightly traveled roads and portions of the unforgettable Mickelson Trail.

Leadership Training - Indiana
May 27, 2019 - May 30, 2019
Leadership Training - Indiana

Leadership Training Course. Our leadership courses are for more experienced touring cyclists looking to lead their own trips or become Adventure Cycling tour leaders.

Blue Ridge Bliss - Virginia
Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019
Blue Ridge Bliss - Virginia

Fully 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 332 of the very best miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Join us for Blue Ridge Bliss!

Leadership Training - Colorado
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019
Leadership Training - Colorado

Leadership Training Course. Our leadership courses are for more experienced touring cyclists looking to lead their own trips or become Adventure Cycling tour leaders.

Denali Adventure
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Denali Adventure

Self-Contained. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. You will leave civilization behind and visit the Last Frontier. Once you leave the city of Anchorage, cars and people will be replaced with mountains, bears, and moose. The tour will explore beautiful sections of Alaska ending in Denali National Park, and you’ll hopefully get a glimpse of the highest mountain in North America.

Cycle Montana - Missoula
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Cycle Montana - Missoula

Fully Supported. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll cross the Continental Divide more than once as we ride along many of the rivers that run through Western Montana and visit small towns, soak in few hot springs, and take in massive views under the Big Sky! 

Northern Tier Westward
Jun 15, 2019 - Sep 09, 2019
Northern Tier Westward - Van

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.

Great Parks North
Jun 22, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Great Parks North

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 the most spectacular national parks the U.S. and Canada has to offer. Great Parks North will highlight Glacier NP, Waterton NP, Banff NP, and Jasper NP, and jaw-dropping scenery will not be lacking on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Cycle Washington
Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Cycle Washington

Fully Supported. On this fabulous tour through the Pacific Northwest, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the most scenic landscapes in Washington, from the lush forests of the Cascade Range’s western flank to the arid plains of the eastern slope.

Washington Cascades
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019
Washington Cascades - Van

Van Supported. Get ready for a very special two-week adventure amid the snow-capped summits and wide-open spaces of Washington State’s North Cascades. This tour takes in Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens, Lake Chelan, and North Cascades National Park, with plenty of challenging climbs and thrilling descents.

Epic Great Divide
Jul 14, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019
Epic Great Divide - Van

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 of epic riding and even better views. 

Family Fun, Great Allegheny Passage
Jul 21, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Family Fun, Great Allegheny Passage

Fully Supported. Our latest Family Fun tour covers the entire length of the heralded Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland. Featuring moderate mileages and 150 miles of bike trail with an average gradient of under 1 percent, this is an ideal trip to introduce family members of all ages. 

Crater Lake
Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019
Crater Lake - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. Prepare for challenging riding and mind-blowing mountain scenery as we go up, over, down, and around the heart of Oregon’s Cascade Range. Pack light — we’ll stay indoors at a slate of hotels and mountain lodges, where we’ll take advantage of civilized dining and great swimming in several high-mountain lakes.

Cabot Trail Nova Scotia
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
Cabot Trail Nova Scotia

Self Contained. This self-contained adventure will take you to the far reaches of Nova Scotia. The rocky highlands up against the Gulf of St. Lawrence will be the highlight as you circumnavigate the island of Cape Breton.

Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra I
Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019
Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra I

Van Supported. This tour takes place in the Sierra Nevada, lovingly dubbed the “Range of Light” by conservationist John Muir, on a spectacular section of Adventure Cycling’s Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route.

Pacific Coast South
Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Pacific Coast South

Self Contained. The Pacific Coast South tour is among the world’s most popular bicycle rides, traveling along some of the most marvelous coastline on the planet. We’ll pedal out of Sausalito and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, through San Francisco, and past a string of state beaches.  Big Sur is a highlight as we travel the desolate, beautiful Central California Coast toward San Diego.

Cape Cod & The Islands
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
Cape Cod & The Islands

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.

Nova Scotia Countryside
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019
Nova Scotia Countryside - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This inn-to-inn trip will explore northwest Nova Scotia’s countryside and skirt the Bay of Fundy. Beautiful landscapes and quiet roads make for great riding, and charming small towns will be a relaxing respite after each day in the saddle.

Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra II
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019
Lake Tahoe & Eastern Sierra II

Van Supported. This tour takes place in the Sierra Nevada, lovingly dubbed the “Range of Light” by conservationist John Muir, on a spectacular section of Adventure Cycling’s Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route.

Berkshires to Boston
Sep 09, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019
Berkshires to Boston

Fully Supported. Massachusetts is blessed with some of the finest road cycling in America, and on this tour we’ll explore some of the best of it as we pedal from the rolling Berkshire Mountains to bustling Boston.

Katy Trail
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
Katy Trail - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There might not be a trail in the U.S. better suited for a relaxed ride than Missouri’s popular Katy Trail. Car-free, virtually flat, and featuring a crushed-limestone surface, the trail dishes up plenty of towns and attractions (and ice cream stands) along the way to keep things interesting. This tour is perfect for any wanderer who enjoys meandering through small towns and stopping to smell the roses.

Arkansas High Country I
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 24, 2019
Arkansas High Country I - Van

Van Supported. This van-supported trip will explore a portion of the new Arkansas High Country Adventure Route. This challenging ride will be perfect for a gravel grinder or hardtail mountain bike. The tour has a lot of gravel and quiet low-traffic routes exploring the rugged Ouachita Mountains.

Pacific Coast
Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
Pacific Coast - Van

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. 

Arkansas High Country II
Sep 26, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Arkansas High Country II - Van

Van Supported. This van-supported trip will explore a portion of the new Arkansas High Country Adventure Route. This challenging ride will be perfect for a gravel grinder or hardtail mountain bike. The tour has a lot of gravel and quiet low-traffic routes exploring the rugged Ouachita Mountains.

Southern Arizona Sunsets I
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Southern Arizona Sunsets I - Van

Van Supported. Get a taste of autumn in the Southwest on this memorable bike tour through the high Sonoran Desert as we pedal beneath the blue Arizona sky.

Southern Natchez Trace
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
Southern Natchez Trace

Fully Supported. Come experience cycling the best of the old South. Travel along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway from Ridgeland to Natchez, a southern jewel of a town. You’ll visit historic sites, enjoy scenic backroad riding, and get a taste of the Deep South!

Southern Arizona Sunsets II
Oct 20, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
Southern Arizona Sunsets II - Van

Van Supported. Get a taste of autumn in the Southwest on this memorable bike tour through the high Sonoran Desert as we pedal beneath the blue Arizona sky.

 

Tour Team Top Picks

Cycle Montana - Missoula
Cycle Montana - Missoula

Fully Supported. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll cross the Continental Divide more than once as we ride along many of the rivers that run through Western Montana and visit small towns, soak in few hot springs, and take in massive views under the Big Sky! 

Great Divide Canada I
Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turned 20 last 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.”

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.