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Tours That Challenge and Thrill

by Maria Elena Price - Thursday, October 22, 2015

Some tours are meant to challenge and thrill.  They take you off the beaten path and give you the satisfaction that comes with cycling over mountains or riding long distances. Destinations that take you to beautiful remote villages tucked away around that last hill or corner.  We invite you to browse these challenging cycling trips.


Bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District

This tour offers a great introduction to Chile’s Lake District and a region of Argentina and Chile that is still magically unique due to its remoteness


Bicycling Patagonia’s Lakes District Plus! The Island of Chiloé

The tour offers a great introduction to rugged Patagonia, the impressive Andes, Chile’s Lake District and lush Chiloé Island


Bicycling Sardinia – Alghero to Cagliari

Discover breathtaking coastal roads, ancient forests and ruins on this captivating island.


Bicycling Venice and the Dolomites

Enjoy the eclectic mix of cultures and Italy’s massive mountain rooftop while cycling this beautiful and unique alpine corner of Italy


Cycling Poland to Slovakia Plus! Hungary

Pedal the Carpathian Mountains and follow the ancient “Amber Route” that connected the Baltic Sea with the Adriatic as you pedal from Krakow, Poland to Budapest, Hungary.


Cycling the Camino de Santiago – Roncesvalles to Santiago

“A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is the finest journey in Spain.” wrote James Michener in his book Iberia. More than just a cycling trip, this ancient pilgrim’s path is an unforgettable journey with travelers from around the world.


Summit of La Cuesta Lipan - 13678 feetDiscover Northern Argentina Plus! the Ruins of Quilmes

The Cuesta Lipan summit sits at 13681 feet. It’s a 38 km (23 mile) climb from Purmamarca that features over 25 switchbacks! Look no further — this is “the” adventure of a lifetime.



Maria Elena Price - Maria Elena Malpezzi-Price: 'M.E.' started her bicycle tour leading experiences as a 5 year old, translating ice cream flavors on our first Venice to Pisa tours. Since then, she's led tours in more than 10 countries (specializing in Spain, where she lived for more than a year). With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and International Affairs and an MBA From the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado, Boulder she manages the business and its development at the Fort Collins office in Colorado (and of course traveling to Europe in the summers). She loves going out on tour and hopes to manage to travel a bit even though now she is "in charge" of the Fort Collins office! You can e-mail her at MariaElena {at}

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