Categories: Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain

Summer Tours 2019 – It’s Not Too Late to Book!

by Jessie Beyer - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Haven’t had time to plan your summer vacation? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these great cycling trips ready to roll this summer.

Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia Plus! Ljubljana

This cycling tour has you border hopping through Austria, Slovenia, and there is even a detour into Italy for lunch one day! You’ll experience the fascinating intersection of Slavic, German and Italian culture. Join us to relish alpine landscapes with a hint of the Mediterranean. We’ll bicycle along idyllic alpine lakes in Austria’s Carinthia region and northern Slovenia. Quiet roads and river paths lead us through picturesque villages, traditional farmhouses, imposing medieval castles and cozy hotels. We’ll introduce you to several of Europe’s most overlooked and pleasant cities, Klagenfurt, Villach and Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, a true gem.

Highlights: Tarvisio, Lake Faak, Orientation walk of Ljubljana, Kranj, Lake Ossiach, Drava river path, Klagenfurt, Villach, Lake Bled, Border hopping between Austria, Slovenia and Italy, Julian Alps, Triglav Mountain, Savica waterfall, Lake Worth

2019 Departure Dates

Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia (8-day)

Jun 8-15:  Space Running Out.
Jul 6-13: Guaranteed to Go.  

Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia Plus! Ljubljana (11-day)

Jun 8-18:  Space Running Out.
Jul 6-16: Guaranteed to Go.  

Bicycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague

Pedal on one of the world’s most famous trade and cycle routes past gently rolling countryside, lakes, and through tiny towns as you bicycle from Germany’s Passau, nestled like a treasure in a valley where three rivers meet, through Austria and the Czech Republic ending in the majestic city of Prague. Every day is an opportunity to explore colorful towns and impressive historical sites including a stop in the town of Melk to visit the Benedictine Melk Abbey, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river.  In the second week of this trip you’ll go off the beaten path and get a flavor for the local food and landscape through forbidden forests along the Austrian/Czech border, and into late Renaissance towns unchanged since the 17th century. Gently rolling cycling, bicycle-friendly paths and roads in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic make this region enormously popular for cyclists of all stripes.

Highlights: Cycling bike paths, Boat ride on the famous Danube river, Crossing three borders, Wine tastings, Historic abbeys and castles.

2019 Departure Dates:

Bicycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague (14-day)

Aug 9-22:  Just 2 Spaces Available
Aug 23-Sep 5: Guaranteed to Go

Bicycling the Danube Passau to Vienna (7-day)

Aug 9-16: Just 2 Spaces Available
Aug 23-30: Guaranteed to Go

Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava Plus! Barcelona

Begin your bicycle tour in the stunning city of Girona, one of the most fought after towns in all of Spanish history and continue to travel along the Costa Brava and through the rolling hills of the Empordà region – dotted with Roman ruins and medieval towns. You’ll stop along the way and discover hidden fishing villages and experience the landscapes that inspired some of Spain’s most famous artists including Gaudí, Dalí and Picasso. On the 12-day trip you’ll enjoy the cool forested hills of the Pyrenees and the intriguing town of Vic before pedaling on an 8-mile bike trail into Barcelona, one of Europe’s most-loved cities.

Highlights: Cadaques, Girona, Figueras and Dalí Museum, Medieval Villages, Costa Brava Beaches, Vic, Extraordinary food – the town of Girona has more restaurants with Michelin stars than anywhere else in the world, Barcelona, Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Area.

2019 departure dates:

Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava (8-day)

Jun 20-27: Guaranteed to Go

Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava Plus! Barcelona (12-day)

Jun 20-Jul 1: Guaranteed to Go

Bike Across Italy – Venice to Pisa

This is it – the classic bicycle tour that we started with back in 1972! We begin in romantic Venice, make stops in the great art cities of Ferrara, Ravenna & Florence, and end with a ride to the Mediterranean coast in Pisa. Along the way, you’ll enjoy gourmet meals from two of Italy’s best culinary regions (Emilia-Romagna & Tuscany), take in local markets, and discover a side of Italy seldom seen by tourists. You’ll also visit “the Farm” our European headquarters (it’s been in Paola Malpezzi-Price’s family for more than 100 years) for a light lunch and a close-up look at rural life in Italy.

Highlights: Gourmet meals, Faenza and the Malpezzi family farm, Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Tuscany’s countryside, Venice, Ravenna and Ferrara, Guided visit of UNESCO WHS Villa Badoer.

2019 departure dates:

Bike Across Italy – Venice to Pisa (12-day)

May 5-16: Guaranteed to Go!
May 19-30: Guaranteed to Go
Jun 23-Jul 4: Guaranteed to Go!
Sep 8-19: Guaranteed to Go!
Sep 22-Oct 3: Guaranteed to Go!

Bicycling Venice to Florence (8-day)

May 5-12: Guaranteed to Go!
May 19-26: Guaranteed to Go
Jun 23-30: Guaranteed to Go!
Sep 8-15: Guaranteed to Go!
Sep 22-29: Guaranteed to Go!

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Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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