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Bike Tours Already Guaranteed to Go in 2020!

Tours are filling up fast! With over 70 departures already guaranteed to go in Europe, we recommend finding your next trip and booking your spot soon! Here are a few trips that might spark your imagination.

Explorer: Cycling the Algarve

Debuting as one of two new itineraries for our new Explorer Style, this bike adventure begins near the border with Spain and then you pedal towards Cabo de São Vicente, Portugal – also known as the end of the world. A variety of paved roads and dirt paths lead to sandy shores, soaring cliffs, whitewashed fishing villages, and a true taste of the warm Mediterranean culture.

Highlights: Ria Formosa – a wild Paradise, historic roman cities like Tavira and Lagos, small hill town villages, beautiful beaches of Algarve, Cape S. Vicente – once known as “the end of the world”, Mediterranean nature and ocean landscapes.

Read more about our Explorer Style tours on our website.

2020 departures dates guaranteed to go:

Cycling the Algarve (8-day)

May 3-10
Sep 24-Oct 1

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 on 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” (it’s been in ExperiencePlus! co-founder Paola Malpezzi-Price’s family for more than 100 years) for a lunch and a close-up look at rural life in Italy. This has been our most popular cycling tour for over 40 years!

A few highlights to look forward to: Gourmet meals; Faenza and the Malpezzi family farm; 2 night stays in Florence and Lucca; Pisa and Tuscany’s countryside; Venice, Ravenna and Ferrara; Guided visit of UNESCO World Heritage Site Villa Badoer.

 2020 *departures dates guaranteed to go:

* Follow the links for additional departure dates, many are just 2-4 people away from being guaranteed!

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

May 31-Jun 11

Bicycling Venice to Florence (8-day)

May 31-Jun 7

Bicycling Brittany and Normandy

France’s northwest coast – with its rocky cliffs and sandy beaches – is widely known for its pivotal role in WWII, but the region’s strong cultural identity and historic significance dates back to ancient Celtic roots. Just a couple hundred miles south of English Westcountry, Brittany and Normandy are geographically similar – though warmer, sunnier and less populated – compared with coastal England, and share a history of war, commerce, migration and cultural exchange that predates the Roman Empire.

A few highlights to look forward to: Cross a drawbridge and emerge from a dungeon, Port town of Cancale, Fort la Latte, Dinan – one of Brittany’s best-preserved Medieval towns, 13th-century Château de la Hunaudaye, traverse a bridge to the world’s most famous tidal island fortress, Mont-Saint-Michel.

 2020 departures dates guaranteed to go:

Bicycling Brittany and Normandy (7-days)

 May 27-Jun 2

Aug 23-29

Bicycling Brittany and Normandy Plus! Bayeux and the D-Day Beaches (11-days)

 May 27-Jun 2 – Only 4 more to Guarantee!

Aug 23- September 2

Bicycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague

Pedal on one of Europe’s most famous waterways past gently rolling countryside, lakes, and through tiny towns as you bicycle from Passau, Germany through Austria and the Czech Republic ending in Prague. Every day is an opportunity to explore the 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. You’ll get a flavor for the local food and landscape while pedaling past vineyards (and stopping to taste some fantastic wine!), 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.

 2020 *departures dates guaranteed to go:

* Look great but can’t do any of the dates below? Follow the links for additional departure dates!

Cycling Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague (14 Days)

June 19 – July 2
Aug 6-19 – Only 2 more to Guarantee departure!

Cycling Vienna to Prague (9 days)

June 24 – July 2
Aug 11-19 – Only 2 more to Guarantee departure!

Cycling Passau to Vienna (7 days)

June 19 – June 25
Aug 11-27 –  Just a Few Spaces Left!