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New Bicycle Tour Itineraries in 2022

New and renewed in 2022!

We’ve got plenty of exciting new and updated tours in the mix for next year. In addition to our new Spotlight and Explorer tours, we’ve got a lot of exciting new and updated Classic tours on the calendar. To learn more about how our tour styles differ, visit our tour styles page.

Cycling Copenhagen to Stockholm

In 2016 we first cycled across Sweden on an Expedition ride through Scandinavia. Enthralled by the quality of the roads, the beautiful and tranquil scenery and the unique towns we have designed a tour that connects two of the most iconic Scandinavian cities in Northern Europe. Join us for a 2-week tour and pedal from Copenhagen to Stockholm on idyllic roads.

Start in Copenhagen, dubbed the “most livable city and bike capital of the world” and cross from Denmark to Sweden.  Enchanting forests, rugged coastlines and quiet country roads will be the backdrop as you follow the Kattegattleden, Sweden’s first national bicycle route from Copenhagen to Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city.

Soak in Sweden as you cycle tranquil roads, passing typical Swedish farms and tour some of its most famous attractions including a private tour of one of the country’s most beautiful castles: Läckö Castle. You will cycle across Sweden’s greatest civil-engineering feat, the Göta Canal and finish with a ride on the S/S Mariefred steam ship which has been taking the same route into Stockholm since 1903.

If you don’t have enough time for the full trip, consider joining us on the first half from Copenhagen to Gothenburg or the second half from Gothenburg to Stockholm.

Highlights: Copenhagen and its bustling bike culture, bike paths, Hamlet’s castle in Helsingor, ride the Kattegattleden route, learn about maritime history in Denmark and Sweden. Guided visit of Gothenburg, Lake Vattern (one of Europe’s largest fresh water lakes), Läckö Castle private visit, Kornettgarden Café Museum, learn about the Gota Canal and its locks, steamship into Stockholm.

2022 Departure Dates

Cycling Copenhagen to Stockholm (14 days)

Cycling Copenhagen to Gothenburg (7 days)

Cycling Gothenburg to Stockholm (8 days)

Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry Plus! Lyon

Cycle from one cultural capital to another as you ride between the border of France and Switzerland enjoying captivating landscapes including the crystal waters of France’s deepest lake, Lac du Bourget. Cycle past quaint villages and rolling vineyards, explore abbeys and architectural feats including cycling over the “Pont de l’Abime, a stunning suspension bridge constructed in the 1800’s. Along the way you’ll stop in colorful towns nestled in the shadow of the Alps and then cycle past breathtaking lakes and forests all the while tasting some of France’s most famous culinary specialties. Finally, you’ll end in one of the most renowned food capitals in all of France, if not the world, Lyon.

Highlights:  Four, two-night stays, Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, Lake du Bourget, medieval villages, Savoy French Cuisine, wine tasting in the Beaujolais, guided tour of Lyon and Cluny

2022 Departure Dates

Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry (7 days)

Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry Plus! Lyon (11 days)

Explorer: Cycling the Algarve

A paved and dirt bicycling adventure through the southernmost coastal region of Portugal, the Algarve. You will begin at the Spanish border as you pedal towards Cabo de São Vicente, also known as the end of the world. Along the way you will cycle past windswept dunes, ocher cliffs, sleepy beach towns and experience the warm culture of the Algarve. Ride through valleys filled with dense cushions of Mediterranean vegetation defined by their rocky surroundings, and along clear water streams. Explore the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a lagoon system that extends over 60 km (37 miles) of the coastline and is home to hundreds of bird species. Discover the lovely Moorish town of Silves or the cliff site of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Join us to cycle under sunny skies, and over a variety of paved and dirt terrain as you explore sandy shores as far as the eyes can see, soaring cliffs, whitewashed fishing villages, and a true taste of the warm Mediterranean culture.

Highlights: Ria Formosa – a wild Paradise, old cities, typical villages, beautiful beaches of Algarve and Lagos, Cape S. Vicente – once known as “the end of the world”, Moorish-style architecture, Mediterranean nature and ocean landscapes

2022 Departure Dates:

Cycling the Algarve (8 Days)

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Spotlight: Costa Brava

Home to some of Spain’s most iconic cities and famous characters, Catalonia is a one of a kind destination. With a history as diverse as the territory and a cultural identity and language of its own, this Spanish community will delight and fascinate. We’ll spend our first three nights in the Bay of Roses, (rated in the top 10 of most beautiful bays in the world). Using a wonderful spa hotel as home base you’ll cycle to stunning nearby towns including Roses, Escala and Cadaques. The mornings will be spent cycling while the afternoons are yours to… sit by the hotel pool, schedule a massage, explore Roman ruins, or try a few water sports in the bay. Once our exploration of the area is complete we’ll cycle to Figueres, birthplace of the famous painter Salvador Dali from there we’ll head to our hotel, a 17th century mill that’s been converted into a stunning estate. We’ll spend our final days of cycling exploring hidden fishing villages, quiet towns, and the foothills of the Pyrenees where we’ll taste the region’s famous wine.

Highlights: Bay of Roses, Catalonia’s medieval villages, Cadaques, Dalí museum, foothills of the Pyrenees, wine country

2022 Departure Dates:

Spotlight: Costa Brava (6-Days)

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Spotlight: Southern Tuscany

A focused exploration of two locations in the Maremma region of Tuscany, squeezed between the Tyrhennian Sea and the volcanic lake region north of Rome. For three nights you’ll enjoy a countryside resort as a springboard for great days of cycling to the sea, where fishing villages and beaches bring the coast to life. Retreat to the resort’s olive grove and spend the afternoon lounging near the pool, or enjoy optional activities such as art classes, cooking classes, in-depth culinary activities, or get back in the saddle and do an extra loop.  Next stop is the the beautiful, small village of Sovana, where you’ll enjoy a unique and magnificent landscape as you pedal to small Tufa towns, built with and into the soft tufa (volcanic stone) prevalent in this area. Here too, enjoy the immense hotel grounds with its natural swimming pool and sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.

Highlights: Tuscan Maremma, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Talamone, cheese tasting, Tufa towns of Sovana, Sorano and Pitigliano,  free time and optional activities after morning rides.

2022 Departure Dates:

Spotlight: Southern Tuscany (6-Days)

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