New Departures

With input from our leaders, staff, and Adventure Cycling members, we are always developing new routes and adventures to offer you. Here are the tours we have recently added to our lineup. Grab a seat and come along for the ride.

Photo by Mike Lessard

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.

Pacific Coast I
Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
Pacific Coast I - 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 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.

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.

Pacific Coast II
Sep 20, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019
Pacific Coast II - 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. 

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.

2020 Hawaii 3 Island
Feb 08, 2020 - Feb 18, 2020
2020 Hawaii 3 Island - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn.  Maui, Lanai, and Moloka’i: three of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands and the setting for an unrivaled bicycle travel adventure. This unique tour features a ferry and a charter boat to bring together these three Hawaiian islands into a single bicycle tour.

2020 UGRR: North to Niagara
Apr 05, 2020 - May 15, 2020
2020 UGRR: North to Niagara - Van

Van Supported. Explore America’s legendary route to freedom on our incredible Underground Railroad (UGRR) tour. We’ll be immersed in history as we ride from the Deep South to Niagara Falls through the landscapes and communities that provided shelter and aid to freedom seekers.

2020 CO San Juan Skyway
Jun 07, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
2020 Colorado San Juan Skyway - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. Verdant valleys harboring crystal-clear streams, mountain passes, and steep slopes ablaze with Indian paintbrush characterize this new weeklong, inn-to-inn tour of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Could it get any better? Yes! We’ll stay each night in a cozy mountain inn or motel and feast at local restaurants. During the days, we’ll drink in the scenery and breathe in the Rocky Mountain air.

2020 Epic Gap Summer: TransAm Westward
Jun 08, 2020 - Sep 01, 2020
2020 Epic Gap Summer: TransAm Westward

Self Contained. An Epic Gap Summer tour aimed at 18-35 year olds looking to tackle the historic 4,253-mile TransAmerica Trail. 

2020 Alaska Great Northern Adventure
Jun 09, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020
2020 Alaska Great Northern Adventure

Self Contained. A multimoldal adventure deep in the heart of Alaska beginning with a ferry ride along the costal tail of this wild state.

2020 Epic Gap Summer: Great Divide Northbound
Jun 09, 2020 - Aug 27, 2020
2020 Epic Gap Summer: Great Divide Northbound

Self Contained. An Epic Gap Summer tour aimed at 18-35 year olds looking to tackle the Great Divide from the bottom up!

2020 Leadership Training - Missoula
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
2020 Leadership Training - Missoula

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

2020 Alaskan Golden Circle
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 23, 2020
2020 Alaskan Golden Circle

Self Contained. Venture through southern Alaska and the Yukon on this wild adventure. We’ll visit Haines and Whitehorse and travel the Alaska Marine and Klondike highways, spotting amazing wildlife and exploring old towns along the way. This journey offers stunning scenery, gold-rush history, alpine lakes, and coastal rainforests.

2020 Colorado Classic High-Country
Aug 08, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020
2020 Colorado Classic High-Country - Van

Van Supported. Colorado! Let the van carry the gear while you concentrate on numerous hot springs, four high-mountain passes, and two layover days in Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs. It's time to enjoy Colorado’s high country!

2020 Oregon Coast
Aug 16, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
2020 Oregon Coast

Fully Supported. When it comes to show-stopping seascapes and world-class bicycling, it’s hard to beat the Oregon coast.

2020 New England Mountains & Coast
Aug 23, 2020 - Sep 03, 2020
2020 New England Mountains and Coast

Van Supported - From the rocky Maine Coast to the rugged White Mountains, this trip has some of the best of New England. Starting just outside of Portland, Maine, we’ll work our way to the mountains via the Lakes Region. Once in the White Mountains, we’ll be stunned by the scenery. Riding the Kangamangus Highway, sites of the Presidential Mountains, lighthouses, and some fantastic downhills are all in store for our adventure.

2020 Route 66: Chicago to St. Louis
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 05, 2020
2020 Route 66: Chicago to St. Louis - Van

Van Supported. The phrase “Route 66” evokes visions of the Great American Road Trip. Today the bicycle is the vehicle of choice for many looking to get their kicks on the Mother Road across the Prairie State.

2020 Pacific Coast North
Sep 05, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020
2020 Pacific Coast North

Self Contained. If you’ve got two and a half weeks to spend on a bike, there’s no better spot on earth than the Pacific Northwest section of Adventure Cycling’s Pacific Coast Route.

2020 Leadership Training - Toronto
Sep 14, 2020 - Sep 17, 2020
2020 Leadership Training - Toronto

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

2020 Utah's Backcountry Monuments
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 03, 2020
2020 Utah's Backcountry Monuments - Van

Van Supported. Edward Abbey once described the deserts of southwest Utah as “Light and space without time, I think, for this country with only the slightest traces of human history.” Join us, and find out what Abbey meant: Mountain biking slowly and exposed to nature’s elements is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.

2020 Pacific Coast South
Oct 03, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
2020 Pacific Coast South - Van

Van Supported. With good reason, this classic Pacific Coast South tour is among the world’s most popular bicycle rides. It goes from one beloved California city to another, by way of some of the world’s most marvelous coastline.

 

Tour Team Top Picks

Ragin' Cajun Country
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.

2020 Great Divide Canada I
2020 Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

Utah Parks II
Utah Parks II - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This weeklong 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.

2020 C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
2020 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.