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Best Bike Tours in North America 2023

As we reflect on the past year, it’s clear that our guests have a taste for adventure, culture, and breathtaking scenery. From the serene vineyards of California’s Wine Country to the majestic peaks of Glacier National Park and the quaint charm of Vermont’s Green Mountains, these were North America’s most popular bike tours of the year.

California Wine Country

This California bike tour’s appeal lies in its blend of active exploration and indulgent relaxation. Guests enjoyed pedaling through Sonoma County’s renowned appellations, including Russian River, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley. Visits to local wineries allowed guests to savor their favorite varietals and immerse themselves in the culinary culture of this foodie paradise. The luxury accommodations in Healdsburg’s premier hotels added to the allure, making it a top choice for a sophisticated and relaxing cycling vacation.

San Juan Islands

Set in Washington State’s idyllic archipelago, this bike tour offered a tranquil escape from everyday life. Riders cycled through peaceful fishing villages, along beautiful shorelines, and past historic farms, surrounded by the vast Pacific and the striking North Cascades. The temperate maritime climate and lush vegetation provided a perfect setting for cycling and activities like sea kayaking and wildlife watching. The opportunity to spot orcas, seals, and sea eagles added adventure and wonder to the experience.

Glacier National Park

The Glacier National Park bike tour was a standout choice for its breathtaking natural beauty and adventurous routes. Guests explored one of Mother Nature’s most prized possessions in northwest Montana, a unique blend of wildlife, snow-capped peaks, and inspiring landscapes. The ride along the Going-to-the-Sun Road was a highlight, renowned as one of America’s most scenic roads. The tour also included deep exploration of the park, hiking iconic trails, and learning about the history and customs of the Blackfeet Nation, enriching the experience with cultural depth.

A road in Asheville North Carolina

North Carolina

The Asheville to Brevard bike tour captivated many with its stunning rides through the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Southern Appalachians. The route through the highest peaks east of the Mississippi provided riders with breathtaking views. Asheville’s reputation as one of America’s best small cities for food and drink, combined with its vibrant art, brewery, and shopping scenes, made it a delightful starting point. The opportunity to ride fantastic routes and explore the charming downtown areas of Asheville and Brevard made this tour a top choice for those seeking a blend of physical challenge and cultural immersion.

A road in Asheville North Carolina

Vermont

The Vermont bike tour was highly popular for its picturesque journey through the Champlain Valley and Green Mountains. Guests enjoyed scenic rides around Lake Champlain, past hillside farms, and across covered bridges. The tour celebrated Vermont’s rich artisan food scene, allowing riders to sample local specialties like maple syrup and Vermont cheddar. Riding the causeway across Lake Champlain offered expansive views, creating a memorable experience. The opportunity to experience true farm-to-table dining throughout the trip made this tour a top choice for those who appreciate natural beauty and culinary delights.


From the rolling vineyards of California Wine Country to the rugged terrain of Glacier National Park and the pastoral beauty of Vermont, each tour offered a unique window into the heart of North America’s natural wonders. As we look back on a year of adventure and forward to new explorations, we’re reminded of the endless possibilities that await on the open road!


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Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

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Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

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Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

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