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The Italian island of Sardinia is renowned for its rich history, colorful handcrafts, and endless miles of undisturbed beaches. Our tour gives you a chance to discover this Mediterranean jewel that is often overlooked by American tourists. Spend 11 days exploring breathtaking coastal roads, pedaling ancient forests, and hiking to ruins that predate Roman civilization by more than 1,000 years - all while enjoying traditional Italian meals and wine. Other highlights are a visit to an excavated Roman town, a fabulous shepherds' barbecue, and swimming in pristine waters.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1 at the Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Alghero-Fertilia airport (AHO).

Flying into Alghero and continuing to the Day 1 Hotel

  • Taxi - From the Alghero airport to the Day 1 hotel (15 min, Euro 30).

Taxis will be waiting outside of the arrivals terminal. If taxis are not waiting, call Consorzio Taxi Alghero taxi company (+39 079 97 39 795). 

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The tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of Cagliari (CAG)

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Cagliari Airport (15 min/Euro 15-20).
Or
  • Train from Cagliari to Cagliari-Elmas; runs every 20 minutes, no pre-purchase necessary. (10 min/EUR 1.30)
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***Extend this bicycle tour 4 more days. Click to view our Bike Across Italy: Venice to Pisa tour.*** [tour_highlights] => Venice, Lunch at ExperiencePlus! Headquarters, Guided visit of UNESCO WHS Florence and Ferrara; Ravenna, Ceramics of Faenza, Comacchio, Lunch at an agriturismo and Olive oil tasting [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; guided walk of Florence and Ferrara; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Venice-Lido/Florence [arrive_depart] => Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) / Florence Airport (FLR) [total_distance] => 365 km (225 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 60 km (37 miles) [rating_copy] => Our most popular tour for cyclists of all levels. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => vZ7cdc [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour from Venice to Florence | Guided Italy Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bicycling Venice to Florence [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/Chioggia-banner-462.jpg [tour_meta_description] => Explore the artistic canals of Venice, the bike-friendly streets of Ferrara and the Renaissance architecture of Florence during an 8-day guided bike tour in Italy [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/ve-flo-thumb-462.jpg [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_alt_text_banner] => Cycling from Venice - Guided Bike Tours In Italy [tour_style] => Classic [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Italy/VEPI [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

  1. Vaporetto (water shuttle) to the Hotel on the Lido (Lido S.M.E.) (1 hour/EUR 15 with ALILAGUNA)(1 hour/EUR 9.50); cash or a chip and pin credit card needed to purchase the vaporetto ticket at the kiosk. You may hire a private water taxi instead (30 min/EUR 100-150, agree on a price before boarding or book online www.venicelink.com or www.watertaxisvenice.com)
  2. Taxi from the Lido dock to the hotel (less than 5 min, EUR 8-10)

If you arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia train station:

  • Water Bus Line 5.1 (40 min/EUR 7.50). This is a smaller boat and takes the Canale della Giudecca
  • Or: Water Bus Line 1 (1 hour/EUR 7.50). This is a bigger boat and takes the scenic route through Canal Grande
[tour_remarks] => We recommend you make your museum reservations in advance. Find more information on how to go about here. [tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after a guided walk of Florence (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), which ends by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, 5 minutes from the Uffizi and all sights. We will not visit the inside of any buildings or museums on this walk.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.  We recommend flying out of Florence (FLR)

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the airport (20 min, EUR 20-25)
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If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 12 days, check out our Bicycling Venice to Florence tour, which features the first 8 days of this itinerary. [tour_highlights] => Gourmet meals, Faenza and our European headquarters, Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Tuscany's countryside, Venice and Ravenna. Guided visit of UNESCO WHS Ferrara. [includes] => 12 days, 11 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; guided walk of Florence and Ferrara; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Venice / Lucca [arrive_depart] => Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) /Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) [total_distance] => 532 km (328 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 58 km (36 miles) [rating_copy] => Our most popular tour for cyclists of all levels. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => vZ7cdc [tour_page_title] => 12-Day Bike Tour from Venice to Pisa | Guided Italy Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bike Across Italy - Venice to Pisa [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/Bike-Across-Italy-481Banner.jpg [tour_meta_description] => Explore the romantic canals of Venice, the art museums of Florence and the culinary regions of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany during a 12-day bike tour in Italy [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/bike-across-italy-thumb481.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Bike Across Italy - Guided Bike Tours in Tuscany [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Italy/VEPI [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

  1. Vaporetto (water shuttle) to the Hotel on the Lido (Lido S.M.E.) (1 hour/EUR 15 with ALILAGUNA)(1 hour/EUR 9.50); cash or a chip and pin credit card needed to purchase the vaporetto ticket at the kiosk. You may hire a private water taxi instead (30 min/EUR 100-150, agree on a price before boarding or book online www.venicelink.com or www.watertaxisvenice.com)
  2. Taxi from the Lido dock to the hotel (less than 5 min, EUR 8-10)

If you arrive at Venezia Santa Lucia train station:

  • Water Bus Line 5.1 (40 min/EUR 7.50). This is a smaller boat and takes the Canale della Giudecca
  • Or: Water Bus Line 1 (1 hour/EUR 7.50). This is a bigger boat and takes the scenic route through Canal Grande
[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.  We recommend flying out of Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa (PSA)

  • Taxi from hotel to the airport (45 min, EUR 60-70)
If you opt for public transportation:
  1. Taxi from hotel to Lucca train station (5 min, EUR 10)
  2. Train from Lucca to Pisa Centrale (30 min, EUR 4), no pre-purchase necessary
  3. People Mover from Pisa Centrale to Galileo Galilei Airport (8 min, EUR 5)
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"A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is the finest journey in Spain," wrote James Michener in his book Iberia. Join our bicycle tour across northern Spain and you too will discover the magic of the Camino de Santiago. Though we use paved roads instead of the traditional dirt path our tour follows the original guide for the Camino written by a monk in the 12th century. Along the way you'll explore Gothic cathedrals, visit medieval monasteries, pedal through one of Spain's premier wine growing regions - the Rioja - and encounter adventurous travelers from around the world. More than just a bicycle tour, this is an adventure of a lifetime.

If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 15 days, check out our shorter Cycling the Camino de Santiago - León to Santiago tour.

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On Day 1, meet the complimentary ExperiencePlus! Shuttle at the Meeting Hotel in Pamplona (your spot is already reserved on this shuttle):

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

The closest airport to the tour start is Pamplona (PNA). Most flights to Pamplona connect through Madrid (MAD)

  • You can also take a train or bus from Madrid to Pamplona (3-4 hours)
  • You can also take a train from Barcelona - 3.5 to 4 hours by train

Getting to the Meeting Hotel in Pamplona:

  • Taxi from airport or train station (20 min/EUR 15-20)
Spanish Train Schedules:

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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The tour ends on the final day after a tour of Santiago this morning. You may also want to stick around for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon. If you would like to participate in these activities, schedule flights after 3:30 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).

  • A train or bus to Madrid or Barcelona is at least a 9-hour trip.
  • Iberia airlines provides one-way flights to numerous destinations from Santiago.

Flying out of SQL

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the airport (20 min/EUR 21)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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From the sea, Corsica appears as a large piece of Alpine Europe floating on a cobalt blue sea. Corsica is geologically more closely related to the Alps than it is to its larger neighbor to the south, the Italian island of Sardinia. But culturally and linguistically this birthplace of Napoleon is all Mediterranean. Palm-lined streets bustle with colorful marketplaces and the island's official language, French, mingles with a variety of exotic dialects brought here from northern Africa, Italy, and the rest of the Mediterranean basin. An island of beauty, Corsica is also an island of delightful surprises for the touring cyclist.

If this sounds like a great ride but you'd prefer an 8-day tour check out Cycling Corsica

OR

Italy's Sardinia island is a short ferry ride away so do both tours and save $400.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA).

Although there are no direct international flights to the island of Corsica, London, Paris, Marseille and Nice all serve this airport regularly.

Getting to the Day 1 Hotel

  • Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 hotel (30 min/EUR 45-60)

Or public transportation

  1. Shuttle Bus from the airport to central station (45 min/EUR 10)
  2. Walk from central station to taxi stand or Tourist Information where you will find a taxi stand or the Tourist Information will arrange one for you (2 mins)
  3. Taxi from central station to hotel (10 min/EUR 10-12)

If you are planning to arrive by Ferry from France or Italy, you will find information on arriving from Marseille, Nice and Toulon in English at Corsica-ferries.co.uk (travel time 3.5 to 10 hours). For Ferries from Italy (Genoa, Livorno and Piombino), you can find information at Mobylines.com (travel time 4-10 hours).

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

We recommend departing from the Figari Sud-Corse Airport (FSC). The Bastia airport is a 2.5-3 hour drive away.

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Figari airport (20 min/EUR 40)
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Western France's Dordogne River flows nearly 500 kilometers from the volcanic Massif Central region through deep gorges, steep cliffs, fertile farmland and famed vineyards to its mouth in the Bay of Biscay near Bordeaux. Our route traces the river's descent from Cahors to St. Émilion by way of some of the nicest cycling routes and most hospitable hosts in Europe. Add visits to the Lascaux 4 cave, two nights in St. Émilion, wine tastings and great food, and you have one of our all-time favorite bicycle tours.

***If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 11 days, check out our Cycling the Dordogne, which features the first 6 nights of this itinerary.***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

  • We recommend flying into the Toulouse Airport (TLS).
  • You can also fly into Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG). It is a 5.5 to 6-hour train ride from Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris to Cahors.

From TLS to the Day 1 Hotel

  1. Tisseo shuttle bus from Toulouse Blagnac Airport to Toulouse Matabiau - Runs every 20 minutes (30 min/EUR 8)
  2. Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Cahors (1-1.5 hours/Fares vary)
  3. Walk 200 meters to hotel.

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, at SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

Your tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

The airport closest to the tour end is Bordeaux (BOD).

  • You can also fly out of Paris (CDG), which is a 4-5-hour train ride away.
How to get to Bordeaux Airport
  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Libourne Train Station (10 min/EUR 20-30)
  2. Train from Libourne to Bordeaux Saint Jean Train Station. No need to book in advance. (30 min/fares vary)
  3. Shuttle bus from Bordeaux Saint Jean to Bordeaux Airport. Departs every 30 minutes. (30 min/EUR 8) or taxi (30 min/costs EUR 30-40)
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The Camino de Santiago across northern Spain is one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes. Gothic cathedrals, medieval monasteries, and miles of unspoiled rural scenery are just some of the attractions that draw visitors from around the world annually to make this historic trek.

We designed our ride from León to Santiago for those of you who don't have the time to commit to our longer Roncesvalles to Santiago 15-day ride along the Camino; it is also a slightly easier tour with a 301 level rating.

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As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

Meeting time 2 p.m. on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on your itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

The closest airport is the Leon airport (LEN). The Madrid airport is about a 3.5-4 hr train ride.

From the LEN airport or Leon train station to the Day 1 hotel:

  • Taxi (20 min/EUR 15-20)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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The tour ends on the final day after a tour of Santiago this morning. You may also want to stick around for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon. If you would like to participate in these activities, schedule flights after 3:30 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).

  • A train or bus to Madrid or Barcelona is at least a 9-hour trip.
  • Iberia airlines provides one-way flights to numerous destinations from Santiago.

Flying out of SQL

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the airport (20 min/EUR 21)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Join us on our 7-day Bicycling Patagonia's Lakes District from Argentina to Chile tour where we will cycle paved roads across the Continental Divide in the Andes, from Argentina into Chile. At this latitude, the mountains are much gentler than the severe Peruvian and Ecuadoran landscapes that come to mind when you think of the Andes. Our route winds from the high plateau setting of San Carlos de Bariloche along Andean lakes, down through the valleys of the border region and into Chile's Lake District. Cycle past conical volcanoes and snow capped Andean peaks, and one of Chile's famous rushing rivers, and relax in the tranquil settings of our lovely hotels.

***Extend this bicycle tour by 3 days. Visit our Bicycling Patagonia's Lakes District Plus! the Island of Chiloé bicycle tour.***

Is cycling in South America for you? Check out our What to expect when Cycling in South America page.

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Meeting time 4 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary. Keep an eye out for a note at the front desk with more details.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Bariloche Airport (BRC).

A Note on Flights: For this trip, we recommend booking international flights into Buenos Aires’ International Airport (EZE) and out of Santiago, Chile (SCL). This means that you’ll also need to purchase domestic tickets from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) to Bariloche (BRC). Click here for information on transferring between Buenos Aires’ international and domestic airports .

How to arrive at the Day 1 Hotel from Bariloche Airport:

  • Taxi: available just outside the airport exit (30-40 min, 450 to 560 pesos/US$12-15
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The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying out of the Puerto Montt Airport (PMC):

  • If you are departing the day the tour ends, join our complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle. You can book this with Tour Leaders while on tour. The transfer takes about 30 minutes and the shuttle arrives around 10:00 a.m.
  • If you are departing on your own, a taxi from the ending hotel to the Puerto Montt Airport costs around 40,000 pesos and takes around 30 minutes.

Puerto Montt Airport (PMC) has connections to Santiago, Chile (SCL), Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE), and Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) see LATAM

  • Connecting in Santiago, Chile: LATAM offers several 1.5 hour direct flights to Santiago.
  • Connecting in Buenos Aires: LATAM offers several flights daily to both Buenos Aires Airports - you may have to connect through Santiago). It is a 4.5 to 5.5 hour flight.
  • Most international flights from South America leave in the late evening, so it is possible to connect with an international flight the day the tour ends.

If you plan to travel some more and fly out of Bariloche, you can opt for a scenic day-long boat and bus ride. The boat departs Puerto Varas between 8 and 9 a.m. and arrives in Bariloche between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on the same day. Email us for arrangements.

  1. Free hotel shuttle from the hotel to the dock (10 min, complimentary)
  2. Boat and Bus connects through Puerto Varas to Bariloche (12 hours, USD 230-300/person)
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

  • We recommend flying into the Toulouse Airport (TLS).
  • You can also fly into Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG). It is a 5.5 to 6-hour train ride from Gare d’Austerlitz in Paris to Cahors.

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel:

  1. Tisseo shuttle bus from Toulouse Blagnac Airport to Toulouse Matabiau - Runs every 20 minutes (30 min/EUR 8)
  2. Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Cahors (1-1.5 hours/Fares vary)
  3. Walk 200 meters to hotel.

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, at SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us .

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The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

Your tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

The airport closest to the tour end is Bordeaux (BOD).

  • You can also fly out of Paris (CDG), which is a 5.5 to 8-hour train ride away.

How to get to Bordeaux Airport

  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Sarlat Train Station (15 min/EUR 10)
  2. Train from Sarlat to Bordeaux Saint Jean Train Station. No need to book in advance. (3 hours/fares vary)
  3. Shuttle bus from Bordeaux Saint Jean to Bordeaux Airport. Departs every 30 minutes. (30 min/EUR 8) or taxi (30 min/EUR 30-40)
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Krakow Airport (KRK):

  • *Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 Hotel (30 min/PLN 70)

*Note: We strongly recommend that you use the official airport taxi company, RADIO TAXI 9191, found at the airport taxi stand outside of the airport. If there are no cars at the stand, use the phone at the station to call them directly (they do speak English). You can also call +48 800 19 19 19 from a public phone, or from a mobile phone dial: +48 12 19191. Stick with the official taxi even if you are approached by a driver from another company. The fare estimate above should be the maximum, including tip (taxis use a meter).

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Budapest Airport (BUD)

From the Ending Hotel to the Budapest Airport

  • Taxi. The front desk can arrange your transfer at a discounted rate (45 min/HUF 6500 through hotel/HUF 8000 regular)
  • Shuttle Bus (times and fares vary).
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***If this sounds great but you'd like a longer tour, check out our Bicycling the Islands of Dalmatia Plus! the South Coast tour, which extends this itinerary by 4 days.***

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As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Split Airport (SPU).

We offer two complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle options on Day 1 of the tour. Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date:

  • Option A: 8:30 a.m. shuttle from the Meeting Hotel in Split, the Hotel Peristil
  • Option B: 9:10 a.m. shuttle from the Split airport

If you can’t meet the shuttle on Day 1, a taxi to Skradin will take about an hour. The current fare estimate is around EUR 130.


We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Hotel Peristil for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price.

How to get to the Hotel Peristil:

  • Taxi, available outside the airport or call +385-(0)21-895-237 (30 min, estimate around EUR 40)
  • Buses, available shortly after the arrival of incoming flights, organized by the Pleso prijevoz bus company in cooperation with Croatia Air (45 min, EUR 6)
  • Note: The Hotel Peristil is located in the old city, which is inaccessible to vehicle traffic. Taxis and buses will drop you outside the city walls. View map

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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Our tour ends this morning in Hvar. You are welcome to join our guided walk in Hvar Town (ending around noon) and picnic at the Hvar fortress (ending around 2 p.m.)

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Below, we are laying out some options on how to depart from the tour end for Split or Dubrovnik.

Getting from Hvar via Stari Grad to Split by ferry:

The town of Stari Grad offers more daily ferry departures to Split than Hvar.

  1. Taxi from Hvar to Stari Grad (20-25 min, EUR 20-30)
  2. Ferry From Stari Grad to Split. Early morning departures daily at 5:30 AM and 7:45 AM, plus departures throughout the day (check Jadrolinija.hr and https://krilo.hr/en/sailing-schedule/) (2 hours, EUR 6-20, depending on departure time and operator).

Tour Leaders can assist with taxi and ferry ticket arrangement. It is possible to connect to a midday flight out of Split airport that day.

Getting from Hvar to Split by Catamaran

Departs daily at 7:25 AM, except Sundays and national holidays (about 1 hour, EUR 6-11). Tour Leaders can assist with ticket purchase while on tour. 

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry:

High-speed ferry departures in the morning, arrival in Dubrovnik at noon (times and fares vary). Tickets should be purchased 4-5 days prior and Tour Leaders can assist on tour.

[tour_remarks] => On the final day, we will take a guided walk of Hvar town and offer an optional picnic before saying goodbye. Check the itinerary for the times and plan your departure accordingly if you'd like to join. 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As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Split Airport (SPU).

We offer two complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle options on Day 1 of the tour. Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date:

  • Option A: 8:30 a.m. shuttle from the Meeting Hotel in Split, the Hotel Peristil
  • Option B: 9:10 a.m. shuttle from the Split airport

If you can’t meet the shuttle on Day 1, a taxi to Skradin will take about an hour. The current fare estimate is around EUR 130.


We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Hotel Peristil for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price.

How to get to the Hotel Peristil:

  • Taxi, available outside the airport or call +385-(0)21-895-237 (30 min, estimate around EUR 40)
  • Buses, available shortly after the arrival of incoming flights, organized by the Pleso prijevoz bus company in cooperation with Croatia Air (45 min, EUR 6)
  • Note: The Hotel Peristil is located in the old city, which is inaccessible to vehicle traffic. Taxis and buses will drop you outside the city walls. View map

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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Your tour ends on the final day with a shuttle drop-off either at Dubrovnik town or the airport.

We recommend flying out of the Dubrovnik Airport.

We offer two complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle options on the last day of the tour. Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date:

  • Option A: to the Dubrovnik Airport (DBV). Arrival by 10:30 a.m.
  • Option B: to the Hotel Stari Grad in Dubrovnik. Arrival 11:00 a.m.

Dubrovnik is a popular destination, so if you are planning to spend time in the city, you might want to arrange your own stay as soon as possible. To get you started, you can find hotel recommendations in Dubrovnik and throughout Croatia here

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***If this sounds great, but you prefer a shorter tour, join us on our 8-day Bicycling Secret Bavaria tour.

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We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

Separated twin beds are rare in many places; instead there will be two mattresses together that sit on the same base. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Germany/Bavaria [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2:30 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

 

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and proceed to Day 1 Hotel

  1. The station for long distance trains is in walking distance to Terminal 1. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you can take the SkyLine or a shuttle bus to move between terminals. Click here for more information.
  2. Train from "Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbahnhof"* station to Würzburg Hbf (1.5 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from the Würzburg train station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10). Or walk from the train station to Day 1 hotel click here for map

*The "Main" is part of the city's name and refers to the river Main. It does not denote the main train station. You may also see it written this way: "Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf"

Look up German train schedules at Bahn.de or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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The tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

Trains from Reutte to Munich are available several times a day.Train tickets will not need to be purchased in advance and Tour Leaders can assist with advice and purchase.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Munich International Airport (MUC)

To get from Reutte to MUC Airport

  • Walk or taxi (5 min/EUR 10) from the ending hotel to Reutte station
  • Train from From "Reutte in Tirol" to "München Flughafen Terminal"; 1 change at Munich central station München Hbf to the commuter train S1 or S8 (3 hours 15 min/Fares vary)
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If you are thinking that 8 days is just not enough, consider our 11-day tour, Bicycling Chile's Wine Country Plus! the Pacific Coast bicycle tour.

Is cycling in South America for you? Check out our What to expect: Cycling in South America page.

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In the evening of Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified in the itinerary.

You will find more details in our welcome note at the hotel's front desk

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Santiago International Airport (SLC).

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel:

Arriving at Santiago Airport and proceeding to the Day 1 Hotel

  • Taxi, located just outside the airport (20-30 min/26,000 Chilean pesos)
  • or private transfer (Taxi drivers in Chile can be a little intimidating, so if you’d like us to arrange a private transfer from the airport to the hotel contact reservations@experienceplus.com (20-30 min/fares vary)
[tour_departure_info] =>

We offer two complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle options back to Santiago on the last day of the tour. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you.

Please take note of the shuttle times and locations as you plan.

  • Option A: Arrival at the Santiago Airport by 4:30 p.m.
  • Option B: Arrival back at the Day 1 Hotel in Santiago (refer to the itinerary) by 5 p.m.
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If this sounds great but you prefer a shorter tour - check out our Bicycling Patagonia's Lakes District tour which features the first 7 days of this itinerary.

Is cycling in South America for you? Check out our What to expect: Cycling in South America page.

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Meeting time 4 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary. Keep an eye out for a note at the front desk with more details.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Bariloche Airport (BRC).

A Note on Flights: For this trip, we recommend booking international flights into Buenos Aires’ International Airport (EZE) and out of Santiago, Chile (SCL). This means that you’ll also need to purchase domestic tickets from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) to Bariloche (BRC). Click here for information on transferring between Buenos Aires’ international and domestic airports .

How to arrive at the Day 1 Hotel from Bariloche Airport:

  • Taxi: available just outside the airport exit (30-40 min, 450 to 560 pesos/US$12-15
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On the final tour day, we shuttle you to the Chiloe Castro Mocopulli Airport (MHC). Your spot on the shuttle is already saved. Schedule your flights at 2 p.m. or later. The transfer takes about 1.5 hours and the shuttle arrives around 11:30 a.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Mocopulli Airport (MHC): 

  • Connecting in Santiago, Chile: LATAM offers 1.45 hour direct flights to Santiago from where you will have domestic and international connections.
  • Most international flights from South America leave in the late evening, so it is possible to connect with an international flight the day the tour ends.
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Explore the best Provence has to offer. Culinary highlights include a splendid Mediterranean feast of Côtes-de-Rhône wines, exquisite olive oil from a local olive press and more Roman ruins than you will find even in Italy. France's small country roads will lead through the secrets behind the local artisans savoir-faire. And we'll give you the chance to taste it all from special visits and markets right up to special dinner at a local chef's home. You'll also visit the places where Van Gogh and Cézanne painted a majority of their most well-known paintings. This trip gives you a superb view of both medieval and Roman masterpieces such as the theater and arena in Arles, the impressive Pont du Gard, and the medieval jewel of Uzès. A great bike tour for friends or couples where one partner likes to ride more than the other.

***If you prefer a longer tour, check out our 11-day option Best of Provence Plus! the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.


The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris or the Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)


How to get to Arles train station from CDG 

  1. Airport shuttle to the Aéroport CDG 2 TGV station. Train station is located beneath the airport (5-20 min/no cost)
  2. Train from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Arles. (Train change in Avignon or Marseille) (3.5-4 hours/Fares vary)

How to get to Arles train station from MRS

  1. Airport shuttle bus from mp2 (platform 2) of the Marseille Airport to the "Marseille-Provence Airport - Vitrolles - TER" train station. (5 min/no cost)
  2. Train from the "Marseille-Provence Airport - Vitrolles - TER" to Arles (direction AVIGNON, not MARSEILLE) (30 min/fares vary - TER trains have a fixed price and do not need to be pre-booked). Be sure you choose a train that stops in Arles as there are also direct trains to Avignon. (The track is the closest one to the station entrance. For connection overview, See map)
  • Note: There are automated machines to purchase your TER train ticket at Vitrolles, but if you are more comfortable you can purchase from a human at the Marseille train ticket booth, which is just outside the airport to your right.

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel from Arles train station

  • Taxi from the Arles train station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 15-20)
  • Or walk 15 minutes. See map

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

[tour_departure_info] =>

We offer a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle from the ending hotel to the *Avignon TGV train station - Arrival at 10:00 a.m.

Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date

  • *Note: The Avignon TGV station is 6 km outside of Avignon center but is well-connected to the town center, if you are planning to spend time there.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris or the Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)

How to get to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) from the Avignon TGV Train Station

  1. Train from Avignon TGV to Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille-Provence (Gare TER) train station. One change at Marseille Saint Charles. (1.5 hours/fares vary
  2. Airport shuttle from the Provence Airport (MRS)-Vitrolles train station to the airport. (5 min/no cost)
How to get to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) from the Avignon TGV Train Station
  • Train from Avignon TGV to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport. (2.5-3 hours/fares vary)
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Explore the best Provence has to offer, including culinary highlights that make for a splendid Mediterranean feast of Côtes-de-Rhône wines, exquisite olive oil from a local olive press and more Roman ruins than you will find even in Italy. France's small country roads will lead you to discover the secrets behind the local artisans savoir-faire. You'll also visit the places where Van Gogh painted a majority of his most well-known paintings. For those of you who enjoy architecture, this trip gives you a superb view of both medieval and Roman masterpieces such as the theater and arena in Arles, the impressive Pont du Gard, and the medieval jewel of Uzès. To top it all off the final portion of the trip includes the small hilltop villages in the Luberon valley that made Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence" an international best-seller. This itinerary starts out at a more relaxed pace with numerous two-night stays, then finishes with flexible days where both short and long rides are possible. It is a great bike tour for friends or couples where one partner likes to ride more than the other.

***If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 11 days, check out our Bicycling the Best of Provence tour, which features the first 8 days of this itinerary.***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.


The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris or the Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)


How to get to Arles train station from CDG 

  1. Airport shuttle to the Aéroport CDG 2 TGV station. Train station is located beneath the airport (5-20 min/no cost)
  2. Train from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Arles. (Train change in Avignon or Marseille) (3.5-4 hours/Fares vary)

How to get to Arles train station from MRS

  1. Airport shuttle bus from mp2 (platform 2) of the Marseille Airport to the "Marseille-Provence Airport - Vitrolles - TER" train station. (5 min/no cost)
  2. Train from the "Marseille-Provence Airport - Vitrolles - TER" to Arles (direction AVIGNON, not MARSEILLE) (30 min/fares vary - TER trains have a fixed price and do not need to be pre-booked). Be sure you choose a train that stops in Arles as there are also direct trains to Avignon. (The track is the closest one to the station entrance. For connection overview, See map)
  • Note: There are automated machines to purchase your TER train ticket at Vitrolles, but if you are more comfortable you can purchase from a human at the Marseille train ticket booth, which is just outside the airport to your right.

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel from Arles train station

  • Taxi from the Arles train station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 15-20)
  • Or walk 15 minutes. See map

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

[tour_departure_info] => The tour ends on the final day with an ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at either
  • the Aix-en-Provence TGV train station; arrival at 10:30 a.m. (1 hour transfer)
  • or at the Aix-en-Provence city train station; arrival at 11 a.m. (1.5-hour transfer)

Shuttle reservations 30 days prior to your tour start are required. Reserve by emailing us. If you can't make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

We recommend flying out of the Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). You can also fly out of Paris Charles de Gaulle (GDC), which is a 4-hour train ride.

How to get to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) from the Aix-en-Provence TGV Train Station

  • Airport shuttle “LeCar” from the Aix-en-Provence TGV Station to the Marseille Airport (15 min/EUR 4, tickets sold on board).
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The South of France or Langue d'Oc region as it is known has always been a border region - between Spain and France, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and, in ancient times, between Rome and northern Gaul. Today it is classic Mediterranean France with vast expanses of vineyards, vestiges of Roman history in Nimes and Narbonne, and a mix of languages that include classic French, traditional Occitan and Catalan. Join us to bicycle and explore this little traveled region on roads not much wider than bike paths.

***If this sounds great but you'd like a shorter tour, check out our Bicycling the South of France tour, which shortens this itinerary by 3 days.***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or into Marseille (MRS).

Flying into CDG

  1. Airport shuttle to the Aéroport CDG 2 TGV station (located beneath the airport) (5-15 min/no cost)
  2. Train from Aéroport CDG 2 TGV to Nimes (3.5 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from Nimes central station to Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 15)

Flying into MRS

  1. Airport shuttle to the Marseille Saint Charles Train Station (25 min/EUR 8.30)
  2. Train from Marseille St. Charles to Nimes (1.15 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from Nimes central station to Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 15)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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The tour ends on the final day after breakfast

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Perpignan (PGF)

  • City Bus to the airport (40 min/EUR 2)
  • or taxi from the ending hotel to the airport (15 min/EUR 20)
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The South of France or Langue d'Oc region as it is known has always been a border region - between Spain and France, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and, in ancient times, between Rome and northern Gaul. Today it is classic Mediterranean France with vast expanses of vineyards, vestiges of Roman history in Nimes and Narbonne, and a mix of languages that include classic French, traditional Occitan and Catalan. Join us to bicycle and explore this little traveled region on roads not much wider than bike paths.

***If this sounds great but you'd like a longer tour, check out our Bicycling the South of France Plus! tour, which extends this itinerary by 3 days.***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or into Marseille (MRS).

Flying into CDG

  1. Airport shuttle to the Aéroport CDG 2 TGV station (located beneath the airport) (5-15 min/no cost)
  2. Train from Aéroport CDG 2 TGV to Nimes (3.5 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from Nimes central station to Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 15)

Flying into MRS

  1. Airport shuttle to the Marseille Saint Charles Train Station (25 min/EUR 8.30)
  2. Train from Marseille St. Charles to Nimes (1.15 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from Nimes central station to Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 15)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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The tour ends on the final day after breakfast

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Toulouse (TLS). Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is about 6-8 hours away by train.

Flying out of Toulouse:

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the train station (10 min/EUR 20)
  2. Train from Carcassonne to Toulouse Matabiau (1 hour/Fares vary)
  3. Tisseo Shuttle Bus from Toulouse Matabiau to Tolouse Airport, runs every 20 minutes (30 min/EUR 8)
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Girona (GRO) or Barcelona El Prat (BCN).

If you arrive at Barcelona Airport and continue to the Day 1 Hotel

  1. Bus: Sagales Bus from Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 or 2 to Girona Estacio d’Autobuses. sagales.com (2.5 hr/EUR 19)
  2. Taxi: From the Bus station to the starting hotel (10 min/EUR 10)
Or
  1. Train: R2 Nord from the Barcelona airport to the Barcelona Sants station (25 min / EUR 4.20)
  2. *Train: From Barcelona Sants to Girona/Gerona (40 min/ Fares vary).
  3. Taxi: From the Girona/Gerona train station to the Day 1 Hotel. (10 min/EUR 10)

*Note: The train connection from Barcelona to Girona/Gerona is a busy but frequent line. If you are staying in Barcelona, you may purchase tickets for this train leg in advance. If you arrive by plane the same day, you should purchase them at the Sants train station though you might opt to skip a train departure if it is already full.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

Flying out of Girona (GRO)
  • Taxi: From the Ending Hotel to the Girona Airport (40 min/EUR 85)
Flying out of Barcelona (BCN).
  1. Taxi: From the Ending Hotel to the Figueres Vilafant Station (10 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train: From Figueres Vilafant to Barcelona Sants (1-2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Train: From Barcelona Sants to Aeroport del Prat (35 min/EUR 4.20)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu.


Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

We use a number of bike paths on this trip which means that the support van is less readily available. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Austria-Slovenia/Slovenia [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

We recommend flying into Klagenfurt Airport (KLU). You can also fly into Ljubljana (LJU) or Munich (MUC).

Flying into Klagenfurt:

  • Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 Hotel (20 min/EUR 20)

Flying into Ljubljana:

  • Private transfer (1 hour/EUR 200)

or Public transportation:

  1. Taxi from the Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana Central Station (35 min/EUR 30-45)
  2. Train From Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Hbf (3-4 hours/Fares vary)
  3. Taxi From the Klagenfurt Central Station to the Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10)

Flying into Munich:

  • Munich central station has direct train connections to Klagenfurt central station (5 hours/fares vary)

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Ljubljana (LJU). You can also fly out of Klagenfurt Airport (KLU).

Flying out of Ljubljana:

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Ljubljana Airport (30 min/EUR 30-60)
or Public transportation:
  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Lesce-Bled train station (10 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Lesce-Bled to Ljubljana Airport (1.5 hours/ EUR 5-15)

Flying out of Klagenfurt:

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Klagenfurt Airport (80 min/EUR 140)
or Public transportation:
  1. Train from Lesce-Bled to Klagenfurt (1.45 hours/fares vary)
  2. Taxi from Klagenfurt central station to Klagenfurt airport (20 min/EUR 20)
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This cycling tour has you border hopping through Austria, Slovenia and also features a quick jaunt to Italy for lunch. We'll experience the fascinating influences of Slavic, German and Italian cultures. 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, including Villach and Slovenia's capital Ljubljana, a true gem.

***If this sounds great but you prefer a shorter tour - check out our Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia which features the first 8 days of this itinerary.***

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We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

We use a number of bike paths on this trip which means that the support van is less readily available. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Austria-Slovenia/Slovenia [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

We recommend flying into Klagenfurt Airport (KLU). You can also fly into Ljubljana (LJU) or Munich (MUC).

Flying into Klagenfurt:

  • Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 Hotel (20 min/EUR 20)

Flying into Ljubljana:

  • Private transfer (1 hour/EUR 200)

or Public transportation:

  1. Taxi from the Ljubljana Airport to Ljubljana Central Station (35 min/EUR 30-45)
  2. Train From Ljubljana to Klagenfurt Hbf (3-4 hours/Fares vary)
  3. Taxi From the Klagenfurt Central Station to the Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10)

Flying into Munich:

  • Munich central station has direct train connections to Klagenfurt central station (5 hours/fares vary)

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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Your trip ends on the final day after a walking tour back at the hotel around 12 noon. If you'd like to join this tour, book your outbound flight for the next day.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Ljubljana (LJU). You can also fly out of Klagenfurt Airport (KLU).

Flying out of Ljubljana:

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Ljubljana Airport (35 min/EUR 40-45)
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***If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 12 days, check out our 8-day Bicycling Catalonia's Costa Brava itinerary which shortens this itinerary by 4 days.*** [tour_highlights] => Barcelona, Garrtoxa Volcanic Natural Area, Girona, Figueras and Dali Museum, Medieval Villages, Costa Brava Beaches, Vic, Extraordinary food - Girona has more restaurants with Michelin stars than anywhere else in the world [includes] => 12 days, 11 nights' lodging; meals as noted in itinerary; 1 guided visit of Dali Museum; a wine tasting; boat trip; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Girona/Barcelona [arrive_depart] => Barcelona (BCN) [total_distance] => 486 km (300 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 70 kms (42 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => KtBZtJ [tour_page_title] => 12-Day Bike Tour in Catalonia | Guided Spain Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bicycling Catalonia's Costa Brava Plus! Barcelona [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/CataloniaPlus_2590x880.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/CataloniaPlus_400x400.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Bicycling the Costa Brava with ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours [tour_meta_description] => Explore the rugged Costa Brava and medieval towns of Catalonia en route to the culturally-rich city of Barcelona during a 12-day bike tour in Spain [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_remarks] => Though we try and arrange dinners together as early as possible in Spain this means 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Spain/Catalonia [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Girona (GRO) or Barcelona El Prat (BCN).

If you arrive at Barcelona Airport and continue to the Day 1 Hotel

  1. Bus: Sagales Bus from Barcelona Airport Terminal 1 or 2 to Girona Estacio d’Autobuses. sagales.com (2.5 hr/EUR 19)
  2. Taxi: From the Bus station to the starting hotel (10 min/EUR 10)
Or
  1. Train: R2 Nord from the Barcelona airport to the Barcelona Sants station (25 min / EUR 4.20)
  2. *Train: From Barcelona Sants to Girona/Gerona (40 min/ Fares vary).
  3. Taxi: From the Girona/Gerona train station to the Day 1 Hotel. (10 min/EUR 10)

*Note: The train connection from Barcelona to Girona/Gerona is a busy but frequent line. If you are staying in Barcelona, you may purchase tickets for this train leg in advance. If you arrive by plane the same day, you should purchase them at the Sants train station though you might opt to skip a train departure if it is already full.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The closest airport to the tour end is Barcelona's El Prat (BCN).

  • Taxi: From the Ending Hotel to the Barcelona Airport (35 min/EUR 25)
  • Public transportation: Aerobus From Plaza Universitat-Pelai (about 50 yards from the Ending Hotel) to the Barcelona Airport (20-30 min/EUR 5.90)
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Continue on through Hungary and end in Budapest with our Cycling Krakow to Slovakia Plus! Budapest tour which extends this itinerary by 5 days. [tour_highlights] => Krakow, Medieval Levoca and its wooden altar, Riding the hills of Central Slovakia, UNESCO World Heritage sites in Slovakia , Historic Poprad [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Krakow, Poland/ Poprad, Slovakia [arrive_depart] => Krakow, Poland/ Poprad, Slovakia [total_distance] => 400 km (249 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 67 km (42 miles) [rating_copy] => Expect climbs in excess of 2,000 feet per day - days 2 and 5 will be over 3,000 feet. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => 5jxKhK [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in Poland and Slovakia | Guided Poland Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Krakow to Slovakia [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/poland-slovakia2590x880.jpg [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_alt_text_banner] => pedaling through Slovakia on this guided bike tour in Poland. [tour_meta_description] => Cycle through the little-visited landscapes and rural towns of the historic "Amber Route", which connects the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic during an 8-day bike tour from Krakow to Poprad [tour_remarks] => It is rare to find air-conditioning at hotels in this part of the world. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/PolandHungary/PSH [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/PSH-400x400.jpg [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Krakow Airport (KRK):

  • *Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 Hotel (30 min/PLN 70)

*Note: We strongly recommend that you use the official airport taxi company, RADIO TAXI 9191, found at the airport taxi stand outside of the airport. If there are no cars at the stand, use the phone at the station to call them directly (they do speak English). You can also call +48 800 19 19 19 from a public phone, or from a mobile phone dial: +48 12 19191. Stick with the official taxi even if you are approached by a driver from another company. The fare estimate above should be the maximum, including tip (taxis use a meter).

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We recommend flying out of the Krakow Airport (KRK)

Your trip ends on the final day with a complimentary shuttle drop-off at Krakow Airport at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date.

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Explore Portugal's south-central lands and west coast with undulating wheat fields, cork and eucalyptus trees, olive orchards and vineyards. As the western outpost of continental Europe, this region harmonizes centuries of ancient, Roman, Arabic, Medieval and Renaissance influences. Highlights include:

  • Beautiful, serene historic hotels.
  • Roman ruins, rural paradise and one of the most ancient towns in Europe
  • Alqueva reservoir, one of the world's best places for stargazing
  • Artisan centers of pottery, wine making and marble work
***Extend this trip by 4 days and with our Bike Across Portugal Plus! the Coast tour.***

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Your tour starts with a shuttle pick-up on Day 1 (your spot is already reserved on this shuttle):

  • Meeting Time: 9:15 am
  • Meeting Hotel: Hotel NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade
    We do not stay at this hotel as a group and would recommend you book your preferred arrangement at your end if you wish to stay at this hotel. For other hotel recommendations in Lisbon and throughout Portugal, please refer to our list here

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Lisbon Airport. (LIS)

Getting to the Meeting Hotel in Lisbon from the Lisbon Airport

  • Taxi or Uber (25 min/EUR 15-20)
  • or Aerobus (stop Tivoli Theater, right in front of the hotel) (50 min/EUR 3-4)

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

[tour_departure_info] =>

We spend our last night of the tour in Vilanova de Milfontes, about 115 miles from Lisbon.

The tour ends on the final day with an ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at either

Shuttle reservations 30 days prior to your tour start are required. Reserve by emailing us. If you can't make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

*Note: Book your flight out of LIS after 2:30 p.m.

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  • Beautiful, serene historic hotels
  • Roman ruins, rural paradise
  • Alqueva reservoir, one of the world's best places for stargazing
  • Artisan centers of pottery, winemaking and marble work
  • Rugged coastline, surfing and the continent's most southwestern point
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Your tour starts with a shuttle pick-up on Day 1 (your spot is already reserved on this shuttle):

  • Meeting Time: 9:15 am
  • Meeting Hotel: Hotel NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade
    We do not stay at this hotel as a group and would recommend you book your preferred arrangement at your end if you wish to stay at this hotel. For other hotel recommendations in Lisbon and throughout Portugal, please refer to our list here

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Lisbon Airport. (LIS)

Getting to the Meeting Hotel in Lisbon from the Lisbon Airport

  • Taxi or Uber (25 min/EUR 15-20)
  • or Aerobus (stop Tivoli Theater, right in front of the hotel) (50 min/EUR 3-4)

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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We spend our last night of the tour in Sagres, about 200 miles from Lisbon. If you wish to stay in Sagres, where the tour ends, or head to other locations, note that Sagres is poorly connected by public transportation. The best option is to rent a car and the hotel can assist with this option. Buses are available but seasonal schedules apply and most schedules are restricted to morning hours as opposed to the afternoon. 

The tour ends on the final day with an ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at either

Shuttle reservations 30 days prior to the tour start are required. Reserve by emailing us. If you can't make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

*Note: Book your flight out of LIS after 4:30 p.m.

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  • cross a drawbridge and emerge from a dungeon,
  • imbibe local calvados, chouchenn and pommeau,
  • traverse a bridge to the world's most famous tidal island fortress, Mont-Saint-Michel
***Extend this trip 4 days and with our Bicycling Brittany and Normandy Plus! Bayeux tour.***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

 

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Rennes (RNS) Airport. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is also a good option, with a 3-4.15 hour train ride away.

Flying into RNS:

  1. Taxi from the Rennes Airport to Rennes. (15 min/EUR 20)
  2. Train from Rennes to Saint-Malo. (less than 1 hour/fares vary)
    1. Either walk along a main avenue with a bit of traffic but with a good sidewalk. See map
    2. or take Bus No. 1 (direction Moulin) from Saint-Malo Train Station to Intra-Muros stop. (6  min/EUR 2, purchase ticket on bus). Walk remaining distance to Day 1 Hotel. See map.  

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, at SNCF.com or Trainline.com. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your tour ends around 11:30am after guided tour of Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey

We recommend flying out of Paris de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

  • The closest airport to the tour end is Rennes (RNS), but you will need to connect through Paris or another hub for international flights. Book your home-bound flight for the next day.

Flying out of CDG

  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Pontorson train station. (15 min/EUR 15)
  2. OR Keolis shuttle bus from the Ending Hotel to the Pontorson train station. Bus stop is about 300 m from the hotel. (20 min/EUR 3)
  3. Train from Pontorson to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport. (5 -7 hours/fares vary)
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  • cross a drawbridge and emerge from a dungeon,
  • imbibe local calvados, chouchenn and pommeau,
  • traverse a causeway to the world's most famous tidal island fortress,
  • watch a giant church bell made by "deaf" artisans, or
  • touch history at Normandy's beaches.
***If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 11-days check out our 7-day Bicycling Brittany and Normandy tour.*** [tour_highlights] => Saint-Malo, Port town of Cancale, Fort la Latte, Dinan - one of Brittany's best-preserved Medieval towns, 13th-century Château de la Hunaudaye, Mont Saint-Michel, Hambye Abbey, a beautiful Benedictine monastery, D-Day Beaches, Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Bayeux, home to the famed Medieval tapestry commemorating the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 [includes] => 11 days, 10 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; oyster tasting; guided visit of Dinan; guided visit of Mont Saint-Michel and its abbey; cider tasting; calvados tasting; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Saint-Malo / Bayeux [arrive_depart] => Paris [total_distance] => 486 km (302 miiles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 61 km (38 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [tour_page_title] => 11-Day Bike Tour in Brittany and Normandy | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bicycling Brittany and Normandy Plus! Bayeux and the D-Day Beaches [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/BrittNormPlus_2590x880.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/BrittNormPlus_400x400.jpg [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_meta_description] => Explore the rugged cliffs and D-Day beaches of France's northwest, including a visit to famous Bayeux, during an 11-day bike tour in Brittany and Normandy [tour_alt_text_banner] => Exploring Normandy and Brittany on a bike tour [tour_remarks] => Air Conditioning is not common at hotels and is rarely needed in Brittany and Normandy. [smugmug_key] => 2F7sDN [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/France/Bicycling-Brittany-and-Normand [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Rennes (RNS) Airport. Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is also a good option, with a 3-4.15 hour train ride away.

Flying into RNS:

  1. Taxi from the Rennes Airport to Rennes. (15 min/EUR 20)
  2. Train from Rennes to Saint-Malo. (less than 1 hour/fares vary)
    1. Either walk along a main avenue with a bit of traffic but with a good sidewalk.
      - Hotel Chateaubriand for May 14 and August 20 (see map)
      - Hotel des Marins for June 11 (see map)
      - Hotel La Maison de Armateurs for August 27 (see map)
    2. or take Bus No. 1 (direction Moulin) from Saint-Malo Train Station to Intra-Muros stop. (6  min/EUR 2, purchase ticket on bus). Walk remaining distance to Day 1 Hotel. See map.  

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, at SNCF.com or Trainline.com. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of Paris de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

  • The closest airport to the tour end is Caen (CFR), but you will need to connect through Paris or another hub for international flights. Book your home-bound flight for the next day.

Flying out of CDG:

  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Bayeux train station (5 min/EUR 10)
  2. Train from Bayeux to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport. (4.5-6.5 hours/fares vary)
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA).

Although there are no direct international flights to the island of Corsica, London, Paris, Marseille and Nice all serve this airport regularly.

Getting to the Day 1 Hotel

  • Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 hotel (30 min/EUR 45-60)

Or public transportation

  1. Shuttle Bus from the airport to central station (45 min/EUR 10)
  2. Walk from central station to taxi stand or Tourist Information where you will find a taxi stand or the Tourist Information will arrange one for you (2 mins)
  3. Taxi from central station to hotel (10 min/EUR 10-12)

If you are planning to arrive by Ferry from France or Italy, you will find information on arriving from Marseille, Nice and Toulon in English at Corsica-ferries.co.uk (travel time 3.5 to 10 hours). For Ferries from Italy (Genoa, Livorno and Piombino), you can find information at Mobylines.com (travel time 4-10 hours).

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Our tour ends on the final day with a shuttle drop-off at the Figari Sud-Corse airport (FSC). (Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA) is 2 hours away).

Complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle on the last day of the tour. Reservations required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date:

Shuttle departure 9 a.m., arrival at the airport around 10:30a.m. (transfer time around 1 hour)

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***If this sounds great, but you prefer a longer tour, join us on our 11-day Bicycling Secret Bavaria Plus! the Austrian Alps tour.***

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We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

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Meeting time 2:30 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

 

Arrive at Frankfurt Airport and proceed to Day 1 Hotel

  1. The station for long distance trains is in walking distance to Terminal 1. If you arrive at Terminal 2, you can take the SkyLine or a shuttle bus to move between terminals. Click here for more information.
  2. Train from "Frankfurt (Main) Flughafen Fernbahnhof"* station to Würzburg Hbf (1.5 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from the Würzburg train station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10). Or walk from the train station to Day 1 hotel click here for map

*The "Main" is part of the city's name and refers to the river Main. It does not denote the main train station. You may also see it written this way: "Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbf"

Look up German train schedules at Bahn.de or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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The tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Munich International Airport (MUC)

From the tour end to the Munich Airport

  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Augsburg train Station (7 min/EUR 10)
  2. From Augsburg Augsburg Hbf to München Flughafen Terminal. 1 change at Munich central station to the commuter train S1 or S8, no pre-booking needed (1 hour 40 min/Fares vary)

Or direct door to door transfer with Schoenberger Transfers (fares vary by selected service, around EUR 90 for a private transfer)

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Highlights include:

  • Cordoba and Seville, two of the most culturally significant and fascinating cities in Spain
  • Guided visit of the Mezquita de Cordoba
  • Bicycle through orange and ancient olive groves
  • Stay in restored convents, historic country estates and palaces!
  • Explore the Roman and medieval towns of the Guadalquivir River
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Flying into Seville (SVQ):

  • Taxi to the Day 1 Hotel (20 min/EUR 25)

Flying into Madrid (MAD):

  1. Metro from the airport to Atocha Train Station (50 min/EUR 5) OR Taxi (25 min/EUR 30)
  2. Train From Madrid Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa (3 hours/fares vary) 
  3. Taxi From the Sevilla Santa Justa train station to the Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10-15)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends after a guided tour of the Alhambra so be sure to schedule flights after 3:00 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

Flying out of Granada Airport (GRX):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel (30 min/EUR 20-25)

Estimated train travel times from Granada to other destinations in Spain:

  • Madrid 4 hours
  • Seville 3 hours 15 min

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP). If you arrive from within Europe, you will likely arrive at the Milano Linate Airport (LIN).

Arriving at Milano Malpensa and continuing to Intra-Verbania:

  1. Airport Shuttle from the Malpensa terminal to Verbania Pallanza (stop is called Piazza Antonio Gramsci) (reservations required but payment in cash only on board) (1.5 hours/EUR 15)
  2. Taxi from the bus stop to the hotel (5 min/EUR 10). 

Or:

  • Taxi from the Malpensa Airport to the Day Hotel (1 hour/EUR 200 minimum)

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

The closest Airport is Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP):

  1. Walk from June ending hotel/September ending hotel to the Como Nord Lago train station (5 min)
  2. Train from Como Nord Lago to Malpensa Aeroporto (pre-booking not necessary) (1 hour 18 min/fares vary)
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Your tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle pick-up at 11 am. The meeting place is the cafe-bar "Roma già Talmone" right by the Torino Porta Nuova train station, where you can grab a snack for the drive. The drive will take 1.5 hours. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you. 

If you cannot make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Cuneo (1-1.5 hours by train, or private transfer through hotel, around EUR 130.)

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Turin Airport (TRN).

Arriving at Torino Airport and continuing to the train station:

From the train station to the meeting point for the ExperiencePlus! shuttle:

  • Walk about 2 minutes (see a map here)
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Your tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle pick-up at 11 am. The meeting place is the cafe-bar "Roma già Talmone" right by the Torino Porta Nuova train station, where you can grab a snack for the drive. The drive will take 1.5 hours. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you. 

If you cannot make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Cuneo (1-1.5 hours by train, or private transfer through hotel, around EUR 130.)

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Turin Airport (TRN).

Arriving at Torino Airport and continuing to the train station:

From the train station to the meeting point for the ExperiencePlus! shuttle:

  • Walk about 2 minutes (see a map here)
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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

 

We recommend flying out of the Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP):

  1. Taxi to the bus stop (5min/EUR 10)
  2. Airport Shuttle from Intra-Verbania to the Malpensa airport (reservations required but payment in cash only on board) (1.5 hours/EUR 15). Click here for time table. 
  • Or: Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Malpensa Airport (1 hour/EUR  200 minimum)

*Note: If you are planning to depart by train, the train station name is Verbania-Pallanza. It is located 10km outside of the village. A taxi to the train station from the Ending Hotel costs EUR 20-25. 

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Catania Airport (CTA).

  1. Interbus from Catania Airport to Siracusa Corso Umberto 196 Terminal Bus (the last stop) (1 hour 15 min/EUR 6.20)
  2. Taxi from the bus stop to the Day 1 hotel. If there is no taxi at the bus stop, walk to the central station square where you will find plenty of taxis (10 min/EUR 12-15)
  • Or hotel transfer from the Catania Airport to the Day 1 Hotel (1 hour/fare varies by number of passengers and time of day)

Note: Sicily is not an entirely train-friendly region and on some routes train travel can take several hours with various changes. We recommend using the efficient bus network instead.

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The tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

We recommend flying out of Catania (CTA)

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Flying out of CTA:

  • Hotel transfer from the ending hotel to the Catania Airport (1.5 hours/EUR 140 per car, up to 4 people)
  • Or Bus from Largo Antonio Gramsci bus stop to the Catania Airport (2 hours 55 min/EUR 10-15)
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Meeting time 2 p.m. (don't be late or you'll miss the excellent guided visit of the Temples!) - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Catania Airport (CTA).

  1. Taxi to Catania Centrale train station (20 min/EUR 25 (for 2 people))
  2. Train from Catania to Agrigento Centrale (4.5 hours/Fares vary, no advance booking necessary)
  3. Taxi from the Agrigento train station to the Day 1 hotel. (10 min/EUR 10-15)
  • Or hotel transfer from the Catania Airport to the Day 1 Hotel (2.5-3 hours/fare varies by number of passengers and time of day)

Note: Sicily is not an entirely train-friendly region and on some routes train travel can take several hours with various changes, so it's not as convenient as in other Italian regions. However, for the route above, the bus service has been suspended, so the train is the best options to get from Catania to Agrigento at this time.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Flying out of the Trapani Airport (TPS):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Trapani Airport (20 min/EUR 30)
  • Or AST Bus from Trapani Porto (Tour Leaders or hotel staff can assist) (40 min/EUR 5)

If you choose to fly out of Palermo (PMO):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Palermo Airport (1 hour/EUR 110 for 1 to max. 4 persons)
  • Or Segesta Autolinee Bus from Trapani Porto to Palermo Airport (Tour Leaders or hotel staff can assist) (1 hour 10 min/EUR 10)
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***If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 14 days, check out either the 8-day Bicycle the Baroque Towns of Southeastern Sicily, or the 7-day Cycling Southwestern Sicily's Ancient Mediterranean Cities tours.***

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Catania Airport (CTA).

  1. Interbus from Catania Airport to Siracusa Corso Umberto 196 Terminal Bus (the last stop) (1 hour 15 min/EUR 6.20)
  2. Taxi from the bus stop to the Day 1 hotel. If there is no taxi at the bus stop, walk to the central station square where you will find plenty of taxis (10 min/EUR 12-15)
  • Or hotel transfer from the Catania Airport to the Day 1 Hotel (1 hour/fare varies by number of passengers and time of day)

Note: Sicily is not an entirely train-friendly region and on some routes train travel can take several hours with various changes. We recommend using the efficient bus network instead.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Flying out of the Trapani Airport (TPS):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Trapani Airport (20 min/EUR 30)
  • Or AST Bus from Trapani Porto (Tour Leaders or hotel staff can assist) (40 min/EUR 5)

If you choose to fly out of Palermo (PMO):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Palermo Airport (1 hour/EUR 110 for 1 to max. 4 persons)
  • Or Segesta Autolinee Bus from Trapani Porto to Palermo Airport (Tour Leaders or hotel staff can assist) (1 hour 10 min/EUR 10)
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***If this sounds great but you'd prefer a shorter tour, check out our Cycling Italy's Lakes District tour.*** [tour_highlights] => Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Lake Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland, Campione d'Italia, Lake Como, Madonna del Ghisallo Bicycle Museum, Four 2-night stays, Bergamo Alta, Monte Isola, Franciacorta sparkling wine tasting, Lake Garda [includes] => 11 days, 10 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary, 1 wine tastings; Bergamo Alta guided tour; ferry crossings; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Verbania / Salò [arrive_depart] => Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) [total_distance] => 410 km (253 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 51 km (32 miles) [rating_copy] => This is a hilly/mountainous area so be prepared for some steep climbs and descents most every day. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => FKxNxh [tour_page_title] => 11-Day Bike Tour in Italy's Lake District | Guided Italy Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Italy's Lakes District Plus! [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/lakesplus2590x880.jpg [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from Lake Maggiore to Lake Como and the shores of Lake Garda during an 11-day bike tour in Italy's Lake District, famed for its historic villas and exotic botanical gardens [tour_alt_text_banner] => Exploring the Lakes District of Italy on this guided bike tour. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Italy/LakesDistrict [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/lakes-plus400x400.jpg [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP). If you arrive from within Europe, you will likely arrive at the Milano Linate Airport (LIN).

Arriving at Milano Malpensa and continuing to Intra-Verbania:

  1. Airport Shuttle from the Malpensa terminal to Verbania Pallanza (stop is called Piazza Antonio Gramsci) (reservations required but payment in cash only on board) (1.5 hours/EUR 15)
  2. Taxi from the bus stop to the hotel (5 min/EUR 10). 

Or:

  • Taxi from the Malpensa Airport to the Day Hotel (1 hour/EUR 200 minimum)

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day with a complimentary shuttle drop-off at the Desenzano train station, arriving at around 11:00 a.m. (your spot on the shuttle is already reserved). From Desenzano you will have frequent connections to Verona, Milan, Florence and Venice.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Verona (VRN) or Milan (MXP)

Flying out of Verona:

  1. Train from Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione to Verona Porta Nuova (20-30 min/fares vary)
  2. Airport Shuttle from Verona Porta Nuova to Verona Airport (15 min/EUR 6)

Flying out of Milano Malpensa:

  1. Train from Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione to Malpensa Aeroporto (change at Milano Centrale) (2 hours to to 2 hours and 40 min/fares vary)
  • Or taxi from ending hotel to the Malpensa Airport (2 hours 10 min/EUR 200-250)
[tour_remarks] => The currencies on tour will be Euros in Italy and Swiss Francs in Switzerland, though Euros will be accepted in Switzerland as well. Please note that it is not possible to withdraw Euros from ATMs in Switzerland with US-American credit cards. [payment_terms] => 90 [countries] => Array ( [italy] => Array ( [id] => 5 [slug] => italy [name] => Italy [continent] => Europe [iso_code] => IT [is_primary] => 1 ) ) [primary_country] => italy [departures] => Array ( [2023] => Array ( [9] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [name] => Cycling Italy's Lakes District Plus! [id] => 11516 [price] => 5650.00 [display_price] => [startdate] => Sep 08, 2023 [enddate] => Sep 18, 2023 [single_supplement] => 650.00 [display_single_supplement] => [product_id] => 3417 [formatted_price] => USD$5650 [formatted_single_supplement] => USD$650 [month] => Sep [status] =>   ) ) ) [2024] => Array ( [6] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [name] => Cycling Italy's Lakes District Plus! [id] => 11931 [price] => 5995.00 [display_price] => [startdate] => Jun 21, 2024 [enddate] => Jul 01, 2024 [single_supplement] => 650.00 [display_single_supplement] => [product_id] => 3417 [formatted_price] => USD$5995 [formatted_single_supplement] => USD$650 [month] => Jun [status] => Book now and save $200 per person ) ) [9] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [name] => Cycling Italy's Lakes District Plus! [id] => 11933 [price] => 5995.00 [display_price] => [startdate] => Sep 06, 2024 [enddate] => Sep 16, 2024 [single_supplement] => 650.00 [display_single_supplement] => [product_id] => 3417 [formatted_price] => USD$5995 [formatted_single_supplement] => USD$650 [month] => Sep [status] => Book now and save $200 per person ) ) ) ) [lowestPrice] => 5650.00 [lowestFormattedPrice] => From USD$5650 [regions] => [primary_region] => [permalink] => /guided-bike-tours/italy/cycle-italys-lakes-district-plus [attachments] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [attachment_id] => 23690 [url] => https://dev.experienceplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/lakesplus2590x880.jpg [type] => hero ) [1] => Array ( [attachment_id] => 23691 [url] => https://dev.experienceplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/lakes-plus400x400.jpg [type] => thumb ) ) ) [biking-copenhagen-hamburg] => Array ( [id] => 3419 [slug] => biking-copenhagen-hamburg [itinerary_day_product_count] => 8 [difficulty_min] => 2 [difficulty_max] => 2 [single_supplement_price] => 550 [single_supplement_display_price] => [name] => Cycling Copenhagen to Hamburg [tour_rating] => 1.5 [default_price] => 4995.00 [display_price] => [deposit_price] => 500 [deposit_display_price] => [formatted_price] => USD$4995 [formatted_single_supplement_price] => USD$550 [formatted_deposit_price] => USD$500 [tour_brief_description] => A cycling journey between two of Europe's up and coming cities. [tour_main_description] => A Northern European tour extraordinaire, cycling from one vibrant city to another, both renowned for their urban cycling culture among other things, our new Copenhagen to Hamburg cycling tour promises to be a winner. Spend four days in Denmark, pedaling across some of the country's quintessential islands and along the Baltic Sea before traversing it to reach the "Continent." Connecting some of the most important trading towns of the Hanseatic League which from 1400-1800 dominated the trade routes and economies of the Baltic countries, our ride in Germany touches upon the important cities of Lübeck (home of the Hanseatic League), and finishes in up and coming Hamburg!

If this sounds great but you prefer a longer tour, check out our Cycling Copenhagen to Berlin tour. [tour_highlights] => Copenhagen and its cycling path network, Beaches along the Baltic, Lubeck - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Best marzipan in the world, Guided tour of Hamburg, The Iron Curtain, Birding opportunities [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; ferry crossings; guided tour of Hamburg; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Copenhagen / Hamburg [arrive_depart] => Copenhagen (CPH) / Hamburg (HAM) [total_distance] => 370 km ( 228 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 62 km (38 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => sHPmtx [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in Denmark and Germany | Guided Denmark Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Copenhagen to Hamburg [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/HamBerlin_2590x880.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/CopHam-400x400.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Pedal into Germany to beautiful Hamburg on this guided bike tour starting in Copenhagen. [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from Copenhagen to Hamburg on an 8-day bike tour in Denmark and Germany while exploring the region's spectacular Baltic Sea coastline and Hanseatic League trade towns [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

Separated twin beds are rare in many places instead there will be two mattresses together that sit on the same base. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Denmark/Copenhagen-to-Berlin [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 1:15 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

From the Copenhagen Airport to the Day 1 Hotel

  1. Metro to Norreport station (15 min/DKK 36; we recommend using the ticket machines, credit card only)
  2. walk from Norreport station Day 1 Hotel (7 mins)
  3. Or Taxi from the airport to the hotel (20 min/DKK 250-300)
  4.  
[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after the city tour back at the hotel around 12 noon.

We recommend you plan your homebound flight for the next day

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Hamburg Airport (HAM).

From the ending hotel to the Hamburg Airport

  • Taxi (20 min/EUR 25)
  • Walk 7 min to central station and take commuter train S1 from Hauptbahnhof to the airport (20 min/EUR 3.50)
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If this tour sounds great but you prefer a longer ride, check out our Cycling Copenhagen to Berlin tour. [tour_highlights] => Guided tour of Hamburg, Luneburg saltwater pools and nature reserve, Iron Curtain, Overnight at the Castle of Lenzen, Hanseatic League Cities, Water - birds abound, Potsdam - Sanssouci Palace and Park, Berlin [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; guided tours of Hamburg and Berlin; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Hamburg / Berlin [arrive_depart] => Hamburg (HAM) / Berlin (BER) [total_distance] => 291km (180 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 58km (36 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in Germany | Guided Germany Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Hamburg to Berlin [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/CopHam_2590x880.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/HamBerlin-400x400.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Riverfront in Hamburg on a Berlin guided bike tour. [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from the "Gateway to the World", Hamburg, to the pulsing city of Berlin while exploring the historic trade towns of the Hanseatic League during an 8-day bike tour in Germany [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

Separated twin beds are rare in many places instead there will be two mattresses together that sit on the same base. [smugmug_key] => PJjn4S [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Denmark/Copenhagen-to-Berlin [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 6:00 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Hamburg Airport (HAM).

From the Hamburg Airport to the Day 1 hotel

  • Taxi (20 min/EUR 25)
  • Take commuter train S1 (bound for Ohlsdorf) to the Hauptbahnhof (central station) (25 min/EUR 3.50) and Walk 7 min
[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after the city tour around 1 p.m. back at the hotel. 

We recommend you plan your homebound flight for the next day

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Your closest departure airport is Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

There is a variety of options available to get to the airport, and you should check how long your chosen option takes as the trip length can vary from 1 to 1.5 hours total. You may check the public transit BVG website or ask the hotel about departing.

From the ending hotel to the BER Airport 

  • Taxi (30min/EUR 50)

or

  • Public transportation: 
    • Walk or take a taxi to Alexanderplatz (10 min/EUR 10)
    • Regional trains RE7, RB14 and other lines (25 min/EUR 4). 
    • Note: Many ticket-machines are cash only. Remember to validate your ticket at one of the red boxes on the platform. Not all stations have escalators, so you might prefer a taxi. 
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If this sounds great but you prefer a shorter tour, check out our Cycling Copenhagen to Hamburg or Cycling Hamburg to Berlin tours.

[tour_highlights] => Copenhagen and its cycling path network, Beaches along the Baltic, Lübeck - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Best marzipan in the world, Guided tour of Hamburg harbor, The Iron Curtain, Birding opportunities, Potsdam's Sanssouci Palace [includes] => 14 days, 13 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; ferry crossings, guided tours of Hamburg and Berlin; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Copenhagen / Berlin [arrive_depart] => Copenhagen (CPH) / Berlin (BER) [total_distance] => 651 km (407 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 59 km (37 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => H7N9sL [tour_page_title] => 14-Day Bike Tour in Denmark and Germany | Guided Denmark Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Copenhagen to Berlin [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/CopBerlin_2590x880.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/CopBerlin-400x400.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Exploring Copenhagen on a guided bike tour. [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from Copenhagen to Berlin on a 14-day bike tour in Denmark and Germany while exploring some of the most important trade towns of the Hanseatic League [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

Separated twin beds are rare in many places; instead there will be two mattresses together that sit on the same base. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Denmark/Copenhagen-to-Berlin [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 1:15 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

From the Copenhagen Airport to the Day 1 Hotel

  1. Metro to Norreport station (15 min/DKK 36; we recommend using the ticket machines, credit card only)
  2. walk from Norreport station Day 1 Hotel (7 mins)
  3. Or Taxi from the airport to the hotel (20 min/DKK 250-300)
  4.  
[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after the city tour around 1 p.m. back at the hotel. 

We recommend you plan your homebound flight for the next day

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Your closest departure airport is Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

There is a variety of options available to get to the airport, and you should check how long your chosen option takes as the trip length can vary from 1 to 1.5 hours total. You may check the public transit BVG website or ask the hotel about departing.

From the ending hotel to the BER Airport 

  • Taxi (30min/EUR 50)

or

  • Public transportation: 
    • Walk or take a taxi to Alexanderplatz (10 min/EUR 10)
    • Regional trains RE7, RB14 and other lines (25 min/EUR 4). 
    • Note: Many ticket-machines are cash only. Remember to validate your ticket at one of the red boxes on the platform. Not all stations have escalators, so you might prefer a taxi. 
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  • Cordoba and Granada - two of the most important historical and culturally fascinating cities in Spain.
  • Guided visits of the Alhambra and Mezquita de Cordoba.
  • Bicycle through ancient olive groves and sample some of the world's finest olive oil.
  • Unique and welcoming accommodations including restored convents, castles, renaissance palaces, and a refurbished Hacienda where you will learn about local agriculture.
May and October departures when the spring flowers and fall weather are best for cycling in Southern Spain. [tour_highlights] => Granada, Andalucian Villages, Guided tour of Córdoba, Alhambra, Guided visit of Sinagoga del Agua, Pottery demonstration in Úbeda, Winery visit and tasting at Benalua de Guadix [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; visit to a sherry producer and pottery maker, guided visit to the Alhambra and Mezquita de Cordoba; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Cordoba/Granada [arrive_depart] => Seville (SVQ)/ Granada or Seville or Madrid [total_distance] => 416 km (257 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 70 km (43 miles) [rating_copy] => Lots of climbing but grades are rarely above 8%. [include_usual] => true [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in Andalucia | Guided Spain Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Andalucia Cycling: Cordoba to Granada in 8 days [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/spain-alhambra-2590x880.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/cordoba-400x400.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Exploring the Alhambra on a guided bike tour in Andalucia [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from Cordoba to Granada during a 7-day bike tour in Andalucia to explore Southern Spain's Moorish architecture, whitewashed villages and ancient olive groves [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_remarks] => Though we try and arrange dinners together as early as possible in Spain this means 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. [smugmug_key] => 2QfDTc [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Spain/Andalucia [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Seville (SVQ) or Madrid (MAD).

Flying into SVQ:

  1. Bus "EA" from the Seville Airport to Estación de Santa Justa (25-30 min intervals, tickets purchased on board) (30 min/EUR 4) Or Taxi (15 min/EUR 25)
  2. Train from Sevilla Santa Justa to Cordoba Central (45 min/fares vary) 
  3. Taxi from Cordoba train station to the Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 15)

Flying into MAD:

  1. Metro to Madrid Atocha train station (50 min/EUR 5) or taxi (25 min/EUR 30)
  2. Train from Madrid Atocha to Cordoba Central station (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from Cordoba train station to the day 1 hotel (10 min/EUR 15)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends after a guided tour of the Alhambra so be sure to schedule flights after 3:00 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

Flying out of Granada Airport (GRX):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel (30 min/EUR 20-25)

Estimated train travel times from Granada to other destinations in Spain:

  • Madrid 4 hours
  • Seville 3 hours 15 min

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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ExperiencePlus! offers three itinerary options for your exploration of Andalucia. You can select from: this 7-day bike itinerary from Seville to Cordoba, or an 8-day version from Cordoba to Granada, or the grand tour that combines them both and has you cycling 13 days from Seville to Granada! Highlights include:

  • Cordoba and Seville, two of the most culturally significant and fascinating cities in Spain.
  • Guided visit of the Mezquita de Cordoba.
  • Bicycle through orange and ancient olive groves.
  • Stay in restored convents, historic country estates and palaces!
  • Explore the roman and medieval towns of the Guadalquivir River
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Flying into Seville (SVQ):

  • Taxi to the Day 1 Hotel (20 min/EUR 25)

Flying into Madrid (MAD):

  1. Metro from the airport to Atocha Train Station (50 min/EUR 5) OR Taxi (25 min/EUR 30)
  2. Train From Madrid Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa (3 hours/fares vary) 
  3. Taxi From the Sevilla Santa Justa train station to the Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10-15)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your tour ends on the final day after breakfast

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

The airport closest to the tour end is Seville Airport (SVQ), however Madrid (MAD) offers more connections.

Getting to Madrid:

  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Cordoba train station (10 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Cordoba Central to Madrid Atocha (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Metro from Atocha to the airport (50 min/EUR 5) OR taxi (25 min EUR 30)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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***Extend this bicycle tour by 3 days. Click here to review our Cycling the Dolomites Plus! the Sella Massif***

[includes] => 8 days, 7 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; wine tasting; essential oil distillery visit; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Bolzano ("Bozen" in German) / Cortina [arrive_depart] => Innsbruck (INN) or Venice (VCE) [total_distance] => 305 km (190 miles). Extra Ride: 14 km (9 miles). [tour_average_daily_distance] => 61 km (38 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => nrBs5M [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in the Italian Alps | Guided Italy Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Italy's Dolomites [tour_alt_text_banner] => Cycling Italy's Dolomites [tour_style] => Classic [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Italy/Cycling-the-Dolomites/Cycling-Italys-Dolomites-Plus-the-Sella-Ronda [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/dolomites-400x400.jpg [tour_highlights] => The Dolomites!, Multiple two night stays, Unique part of German speaking Italy, Well-maintained long distance bike paths, Cortina [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Innsbruck Airport (INN):

  1. Taxi from Innsbruck Airport to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (20 min/EUR 20-15)
  2. Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano Bozen (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from the Bolzano Central Station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10)

Look up Austrian train schedules at Oebb.at or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Flying out of the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Cortina central bus station (5 min/Eur 10)
  2. Cortina Express: Shuttle from Cortina to Venice Airport. Departures in the early morning, once a day. Advance purchase recommended (2 hours/EUR 12.50-22)

Cortina Express can also transfer directly to the Airport (2 hours/EUR 320).

Note: If you are planning to depart by train, the closest train station is Calalzo-Pieve di Cadore which can be reached by DolomitiBus in 1 hour. The bus schedule is available at dolomitibus.it.

[tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Innsbruck Airport (INN):

  1. Taxi from Innsbruck Airport to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (20 min/EUR 20-15)
  2. Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano Bozen (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from the Bolzano Central Station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10)

Look up Austrian train schedules at Oebb.at or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your tour ends with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at the Fortezza (Franzensfeste) train station on the final day of the tour around 11 a.m. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved. 

If you do not join the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We suggest flying out of the Innsbruck Airport (INN):

  1. Train from Fortezza (Franzensfeste) to Innsbruck Hbf (1.5 hours/EUR 20). 
  2. Taxi as described in arrival instructions
[tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

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***If this sounds great but you prefer a longer trip, check out our Bike and Barge: Amsterdam to Bruges Plus! Belgium's Breweries tour.*** [tour_meta_description] => Cycle between the iconic cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges on a 9-day bike and barge tour from the Netherlands to Belgium [tour_main_header] => Bike and Barge: Amsterdam to Bruges [tour_page_title] => 9-Day Bike Tour in Belgium and the Netherlands | Guided Belgium Cycling Tours [tour_highlights] => 9 days, 8 nights (1 hotel night in Amsterdam, 7 nights aboard our luxury barge); meals as noted in itinerary; windmill visit; guided canal cruise of Ghent; guided visits in Antwerp and Bruges [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/Amster-Boat-banner.jpg [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/Amster-Boat-thumb.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Barges line the canals on this guided bike and barge tour in Holland [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Bike and Boat [tour_remarks] => There are only 4 single supplements available. Cabin space is limited so consider the size of your luggage. A 25 inch suitcase will fit under the bed. WiFi may be sporadic onboard the barge.

For more questions about the Barge check out our Bike & Boat FAQ [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Netherlands/Bike-and-Barge-Amsterdam-to-Bruges-Plus-Belgiums-Breweries- [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Amsterdam (AMS).

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel:

  • Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 Hotel (40 min/EUR 60-75)

Or public transportation:

  1. Commuter Train from the airport to "Amsterdam Centraal" (15 min/EUR 4-5)
  2. Taxi from the Station to the Day 1 Hotel (10-15 min/EUR 15)

View Dutch train schedules at www.ns.nl or trainline.eu. On commuter-type and regional trains, pre-booking of tickets is not necessary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

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Tour ends with a guided walk of Bruges at 11:30 a.m. at the below location: 

We recommend you book your homebound flight for the next day.

If you'd like to spend more time in Bruges after the tour end, you may book your preferred arrangement directly with the above hotel, where our walking tour ends. You may also want to take a look at our other hotel recommendations here

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of Brussels (BRU).

  • Bus to Brugge/Bruges train station (15 min, every 3-5 min/EUR 2), or taxi (10 min/EUR 13)
  • Train from Bruges to Brussels Airport (1.5 hours/fares vary)

View Belgian train schedules at belgianrail.be or Trainline.eu. On commuter-type and regional trains, reservations are not necessary.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into Amsterdam (AMS).

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel:

  • Taxi from the airport to the Day 1 Hotel (40 min/EUR 60-75)

Or public transportation:

  1. Commuter Train from the airport to "Amsterdam Centraal" (15 min/EUR 4-5)
  2. Taxi from the Station to the Day 1 Hotel (10-15 min/EUR 15)

View Dutch train schedules at www.ns.nl or trainline.eu. On commuter-type and regional trains, pre-booking of tickets is not necessary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

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We offer a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle to the Brussels Central Train Station on the last day of the tour. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you. 

Shuttle arrival time at Brussels Central Station is 12 p.m.

From there you will have access to the airport by train in under 20 minutes (8 trains per hour, no pre-booking needed), or to a number of hotels in the area if you choose to stay on.

Click here to see hotel recommendations. 

You may consider booking your homebound flight for the next day as many international flights depart in the morning. 

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As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Split Airport.

Our meeting hotel is the Hotel Peristil, meeting time on Day 1 is 1 pm (13:00).

How to get to the Hotel Peristil:

  • Taxi, available outside the airport or call +385-(0)21-895-237 (30 min, estimate around EUR 40)
  • Buses, available shortly after the arrival of incoming flights, organized by the Pleso prijevoz bus company in cooperation with Croatia Air (45 min, EUR 6)
  • Note: The Hotel Peristil is located in the old city, which is inaccessible to vehicle traffic. Taxis and buses will drop you outside the city walls. View map

We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Hotel Peristil for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not covered by the tour price.

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This tour ends at the port of Split at around 9 a.m.

Tour Leaders can assist with pointing you to taxis and other means of transportation to make your way to the Split airport (taxi 30 min/HRK 300, or back into town.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We suggest flying into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

  1. Airport Shuttle to the Aéroport CDG 2 TGV Train Station (located beneath the airport) (10 min/no cost)
  2. Train from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Reims (1 hour/fares vary)
  3. Taxi or walk to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We suggest flying out of Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Lyon (LYS) is also an option, about 2.5 hours away.

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Dijon train station (10 min/EUR 15-20)
  2. Train from Dijon to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (2.5-3.5 hours/fares vary)
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***If this sounds great but you prefer a shorter trip, check out our Bicycling Champagne and Burgundy tour*** [includes] => 10 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; champagne tasting; guided visit of Hotel Dieu; informal wine tasting; and the usual (see below) [begin_end] => Reims / Beaune [arrive_depart] => Paris (CDG) [total_distance] => 484 km (302 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 54 km (34 miles) [rating_copy] => Most of the entrances and exits from towns are on bike paths or along canals. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => BcjKg9 [tour_page_title] => 11-Day Bike Tour in Champagne and Burgundy | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Champagne, Burgundy Plus! the Côte d'Or [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/BurgundyPlus-banner.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Enjoy pedaling through small villages on this guided bike tour in Burgundy [tour_meta_description] => Discover the viticultural landscapes and rich history of Champagne, Burgundy and the Côte d'Or while cycling along quiet country roads during an 11-day bike tour in France [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/BurgundyPlus-thumb.jpg [tour_style] => Classic [tour_highlights] => Reims - capital of Champagne wine, Dijon and Beaune - Capitals of Burgundy wine, champagne tasting and tour, Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan, Guided visit of Semur-en-Auxois and Hotel Dieu, Châteauneuf and its castle, informal wine tasting. Four two-night stays. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/France/Cycling-Champagne-Burgundy-Plus-the-Cote-dor [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We suggest flying into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

  1. Airport Shuttle to the Aéroport CDG 2 TGV Train Station (located beneath the airport) (10 min/no cost)
  2. Train from Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Reims (1 hour/fares vary)
  3. Taxi or walk to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We suggest flying out of Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Lyon (LYS) is also an option, about 2.5 hours away.

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Beaune train station (5 min/EUR 10-15)
  2. Train from Beaune to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (3.5 hours/fares vary)
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***If this sounds great but want to spend more time on your bike, check out our Cycling Italy’s Alpine Valleys Plus! Venice, which extends this tour by 4 days.***

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Meeting point and Time on Day 1

You tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle on Day 1 as specified below. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you.

  • Meeting time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Meeting hotel: Hotel Greif in Bolzano (Bozen). 

If you wish to spend time in Bolzano prior to the tour, feel free to book the meeting hotel or any other hotel of your choice directly. You can find hotel recommendations for Bolzano, more for Italy and other destinations on our Travel Planning pages. 

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Innsbruck Airport (INN).

How to get to the Meeting Hotel

  1. Taxi from Innsbruck Airport to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (central station) (20 min/EUR 20-25)
  2. Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano Bozen (several direct departures a day) (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from the Bolzano (Bozen) station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10)

Look up Austrian train schedules at Oebb.at or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Venice (VCE).

How to get to the Venice Airport

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Bassano del Grappa train station (5 min/EUR 10))
  2. Train from Bassano del Grappa to Venezia Mestre (if you plan to go explore Venice, go to Venezia Santa Lucia) (1 hour/fares vary)
  3. Airport Shuttle Bus from Venezia Mestre to the Venice Airport (20 min/EUR 8)

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We suggest flying into the Bari’s Karol Wojtyla Airport, also called Bari Palese (BRI).


  1. Bus from Bari airport to Matera (view PugliAirbus schedules here). The result list will show "Bari Aeroporto" as the departure station and "Matera Piazzale Matteotti" as the arrival station (1 hour 15 min/EUR 3-6)
  2. *Taxi from Matera Bus Station to Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10-15).
  • or private transfer from the Bari airport to the Day 1 Hotel - contact us (1 hour 15 min/EUR 70-100)

*Note: There is a taxi operator on the square where the bus drops off but the office might not be attended on weekends. If you have a reliable arrival time, we will gladly pre-arrange a transfer for your (around EUR 20).

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

Flying out of the Brindisi-Salento Airport (BDS):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Brindisi Airport (40 min/EUR 70-90); hotel can help arrange this.

Or public transportation

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Ostuni train station (5min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Ostuni to Brindisi (no pre-booking necessary) (20 min/EUR 3).
  3. Shuttle Bus from Brindisi to the Brindisi-Salento Airport (35 min/EUR 3)

Flying out of the Bari Airport (BRI):

  • Private transfer from the ending hotel to the Bari Airport (1.5 hours/EUR 90/2 persons)

Or public transportation

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Ostuni train station (5 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Ostuni to Bari Centrale (no pre-booking necessary) (1 hour/EUR 6)
  3. Autobus Tempesta from Bari Centrale to the Bari Airport (hourly departures) (30 min/EUR 4)
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Continue to the striking “Città Bianca” or “White City” of Ostuni before heading south to Grottaglie, famed for its ceramics, and the important coastal towns of Gallipoli and Otranto where you'll revel in impromptu stops at some of the beautiful beaches that attract visitors from all over Italy. Our final stop brings us back inland to Lecce, the baroque Florence of Southern Italy where palatial streets welcome us. Along the way you'll enjoy meals prepared with Italian, Greek, and Middle Eastern influences and discover the warmth and hospitality of Southern Italy's friendliest people.

If this sounds great but you prefer a shorter ride check out the 7-day Cycling Puglia's White Villages. [tour_highlights] => UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Sassi of Matera and trulli of Alberobello, White city of Ostuni, Cheese tasting, Locorotondo, Ancient olive mill visit, Via Traiana, Otranto, Lecce - the baroque Florence of Southern Italy, The tip of the heel of Italy's boot, Grottaglie and its ceramics [includes] => 11 days, 10 nights' accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; guided visit of Matera; guided visit of Alberobello; 1 cheese tasting; and olive mill visit; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Matera / Lecce [arrive_depart] => Bari (BRI), Naples (NAP) or Brindisi Airport (BDS) [total_distance] => 422 km (260 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 47 km (29 miles) [rating_copy] => Pavement may be rough or uneven in places. [include_usual] => true [tour_page_title] => 11-Day Bike Tour in Puglia | Guided Italy Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Puglia's White Villages Plus! the Salento [tour_sub_header] => Enjoy Puglia by bike. [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/pugliaplus-2590x880.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Trulli along the bike ride on our guided bike tour in Puglia [tour_meta_description] => Explore the "White City" of Ostuni, the Baroque streets of Lecce and the conical-shaped trulli dwellings of rural Puglia during an 11-day bike tour along Italy's Adriatic Coast [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/pugliaplus-thumb400x400.jpg [tour_thumb_alt_text] => Trulli and Alberobello in Puglia [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [smugmug_key] => FBW3CC [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Italy/Puglia [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We suggest flying into the Bari’s Karol Wojtyla Airport, also called Bari Palese (BRI).


  1. Bus from Bari airport to Matera (view PugliAirbus schedules here). The result list will show "Bari Aeroporto" as the departure station and "Matera Piazzale Matteotti" as the arrival station (1 hour 15 min/EUR 3-6)
  2. *Taxi from Matera Bus Station to Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10-15).
  • or private transfer from the Bari airport to the Day 1 Hotel - contact us (1 hour 15 min/EUR 70-100)

*Note: There is a taxi operator on the square where the bus drops off but the office might not be attended on weekends. If you have a reliable arrival time, we will gladly pre-arrange a transfer for your (around EUR 20).

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Flying out of the Brindisi-Salento Airport (BDS):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Brindisi Airport (40 min/EUR 90); hotel can help arrange this.

Or public transportation

  1. Taxi to the bus terminal (10 min/EUR 10)
  2. Airport Bus to the Brindisi-Salento Airport (45 min/EUR 7.50)

Flying out of the Bari Airport (BRI):

  • Taxi from the ending hotel to the Bari Airport (2 hours/EUR 160/2 persons); hotel can help arrange this.
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***Extend this trip 3 days with our Bike and Barge: the Seine Plus! Castles of the Loire *** [tour_highlights] => Paris; Castle of Fontainebleau; “artists’ villages” - towns that inspired 19th and 20th century Impressionist painters; medieval fortified towns and castles; private castle visit; brie tasting. [includes] => 8-days, 7 nights' lodging on Fleur; meals as noted in itinerary; guided visit of Fontainebleau castle, bee farm visit, brie cheese tasting; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Paris/Montargis [arrive_depart] => Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) [total_distance] => 276 km (171 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 46 km (29 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => CT8vh6 [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in the Seine River Valley | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bike and Barge: the Seine [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/bike-boat-paris-2590x880.jpg [tour_meta_description] => Explore the majestic castles, opulent estates and quaint villages of the Seine River Valley during an 8-day bike and barge tour in France [tour_style] => Bike and Boat [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/bike-boat-paris-400x400.jpg [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the boat dock Port d'Arsenal, close to the Place de la Bastille (click for location). 

Note:

Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

From Gare du Nord to the Docking Place:

  1. Metro Line 5 (direction Place d'Italie), exit at Quai de la Rapée
  2. Walk 5-min to the docking place.

 

Your boat's name is "Fleur". If you are arriving by taxi, your taxi can take you to the "Capitanerie de Port" (Port Authority), which is where the boat usually docks. Your driver can ask the Port Authority where your boat is and take you there.

If you haven't been to Paris yet, we recommend you spend some time in this amazing city. You can find hotel recommendations in Paris and throughout France here.

Depending on where you choose to stay in Paris prior to your trip, your hotel's website will usually provide arrival information. You might also like Rome2Rio for more route-planning.

We recommend flying into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

 

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

If you didn't get a chance to spend time in Paris before the trip, you might choose to do so now. Find the link to hotel recommendations in the arrival instructions.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying out of Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

From Montargis to Paris:

  1. Taxi from the ending point of the tour to the Montargis train station
  2. Train from Montargis to Paris (1hr/fares vary)

From Paris to CDG:

  • If you are planning to continue to the airport directly, you will need to plan on enough time to either continue by public transportation or taxi (40 min/EUR 65).

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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***If this sounds great but you are looking for a shorter trip check out our Bike and Barge: the Seine which features the first 8 days of this itinerary.*** [tour_highlights] => Paris; Castle of Fontainebleau; “artists’ villages” - towns that inspired 19th and 20th century Impressionist painters; medieval fortified towns and castles; private castle visit. [includes] => 10 nights lodging, meals as noted in itinerary, Vaux-le-Vicomte guided visit, Chambord guided castle visit, canoe trip along the Cher river, guided visit to Clos Lucé, entry ticket to visit Chenonceau castle, brie cheese tasting, wine tasting; and the usual (see below) [begin_end] => Paris/Amboise [arrive_depart] => Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) [total_distance] => 380 km (236 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 42 km (26 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => CT8vh6 [tour_page_title] => 11-Day Bike Tour in the Seine River Valley | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bike and Barge: the Seine Valley Plus! Castles [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/bike-boat-paris-plus-2590x880.jpg [tour_meta_description] => Explore the opulent estates and quaint villages of the Seine River Valley before riding amidst the Loire Valley's chateaux an 11-day bike and barge tour in France [tour_style] => Bike and Boat [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/bike-boat-paris-plus-400x400.jpg [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the boat dock Port d'Arsenal, close to the Place de la Bastille (click for location). 

Note:

Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

From Gare du Nord to the Docking Place:

  1. Metro Line 5 (direction Place d'Italie), exit at Quai de la Rapée
  2. Walk 5-min to the docking place.

 

Your boat's name is "Fleur". If you are arriving by taxi, your taxi can take you to the "Capitanerie de Port" (Port Authority), which is where the boat usually docks. Your driver can ask the Port Authority where your boat is and take you there.

If you haven't been to Paris yet, we recommend you spend some time in this amazing city. You can find hotel recommendations in Paris and throughout France here.

Depending on where you choose to stay in Paris prior to your trip, your hotel's website will usually provide arrival information. You might also like Rome2Rio for more route-planning.

We recommend flying into the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

 

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day at around 11:30 a.m. back at the hotel after the guided tour of Clos Lucé.

If you didn't get a chance to spend time in Paris before the trip, you might choose to do so now. Find the link to hotel recommendations in the arrival instructions.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying out of Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

 

From Amboise to Paris or CDG Airport:

  1. Taxi from the ending point of the tour to the Tours St-Pierre-des-Corps TGV train station (30 min/EUR 45)
  2. Train from Tours St-Pierre-des_Corps TGV to "Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport" (2 hours/fares vary) or Paris (direct, 1 hour/fares vary)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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***If this sounds great but you'd prefer a longer tour, check out our 12-day Cycling Ancient Greece: Sparta to Kardamyli Plus! Pylos, where we’ll continue our our journey along the Akritas peninsula. This peninsula is known for its idyllic coastline and the medieval castles of Koroni, Methoni and Pylos. [tour_highlights] => UNESCO World Heritage site of Mystras, History of the Ancient Spartans, Mysterious tower houses of the Deep Mani, Cycling on quiet roads, Spectacular coastal scenery and views, Experience traditional Greek village life [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights' accommodations; meals as noted in itinerary; Admission to the Archaeological site of Mystras with guided tour; and the usual (see below). [arrive_depart] => Athens International Airport (ATH) [begin_end] => Mystras/Kardamyli [include_usual] => true [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Greece/Cycling-Greeces-Peloponnese-Plus-Plyos [tour_style] => Classic [total_distance] => 291 km (181 miles) [ep_country_smugmug_key] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Greece/Cycling-Greeces-Peloponnese-Plus-Plyos [rating_copy] => [tour_average_daily_distance] => 49 km (30 mi) [smugmug_key] => 6Qr6MH [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/greece-short-td-400.jpg [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/greece-short-2590.jpg [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in Greece | Guided Greece Cycling Tours [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from ancient Sparta to Kardamyli through the pristine coves, olive groves and traditional villages of the Mani Peninsula during an 8-day bike tour in Greece [tour_main_header] => Cycling Ancient Greece: Sparta to Kardamyli [tour_arrival_info] =>

Your tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle pick-up in downtown Athens on Day 1 (your spot is already reserved on this shuttle):

Note:

There will be a reminder note at the Meeting Hotel's front desk about the shuttle pick-up. The transfer will take around 3 to 3.5 hours and the driver will stop along the way for a quick snack and bathroom break.

We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Meeting Hotel for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price. We have a special arrangement with the hotel and would ask that you contact us for details as soon as possible.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Athens Airport (ATH)

How to get to the Meeting Hotel:

  • Taxi (45 min/EUR 40)

Or public transportation:

  1. Metro Blue Line from the Athens Airport to Syntagma (Consitution Square), change to Red Line (direction Elliniko) and exit at Acropoli station (1 hr/EUR 10)
  2. Walk from metro station to hotel (3 min)

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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We spend our last night of the tour in Kardamyli, about 170 miles from Athens. 

The tour ends on the final day with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at either
  • Athens Airport (ATH); arrival at 1:30 p.m. (3.5-hour transfer)
  • or back at the Meeting Hotel (see arrival instructions); arrival 2 p.m. (4-hour transfer)

Shuttle reservations 30 days prior to the tour start are required. Reserve by emailing us. If you can't make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

*Note: Book your flight out of ATH after 3:30 p.m.

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***If this sounds great but you'd prefer a shorter tour, check out our 8-day Cycling Ancient Greece: Sparta to Kardamyli, featuring the first 8 days of this tour.

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Your tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle pick-up in downtown Athens on Day 1 (your spot is already reserved on this shuttle):

Note:

There will be a reminder note at the Meeting Hotel's front desk about the shuttle pick-up. The transfer will take around 3 to 3.5 hours and the driver will stop along the way for a quick snack and bathroom break.

We will be glad to arrange your pre- and post-tour stay at the Meeting Hotel for you upon request. Note that we will not sleep there as a group and the stay there is not included in the tour price. We have a special arrangement with the hotel and would ask that you contact us for details as soon as possible.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Athens Airport (ATH)

How to get to the Meeting Hotel:

  • Taxi (45 min/EUR 40)

Or public transportation:

  1. Metro Blue Line from the Athens Airport to Syntagma (Consitution Square), change to Red Line (direction Elliniko) and exit at Acropoli station (1 hr/EUR 10)
  2. Walk from metro station to hotel (3 min)

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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We spend our last night of the tour in Pylos, about 170 miles from Athens. 

The tour ends on the final day with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at either
  • Athens Airport (ATH); arrival at *1:30 p.m. (3.5-hour transfer)
  • or back at the Meeting Hotel (see arrival instructions); arrival at 2:00 p.m. (4-hour transfer)

Shuttle reservations 30 days prior to the tour start are required. Reserve by emailing us. If you can't make the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

*Note: Book your flight out of ATH after 3:30 p.m.

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***If this sounds great but you don't have time for the full 12 days, check out our Cycling Italy’s Alpine Valleys, which features the first 7 nights of this itinerary.***

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Meeting point and Time on Day 1

You tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle on Day 1 as specified below. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you.

  • Meeting time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Meeting hotel: Hotel Greif in Bolzano (Bozen). 

If you wish to spend time in Bolzano prior to the tour, feel free to book the meeting hotel or any other hotel of your choice directly. You can find hotel recommendations for Bolzano, more for Italy and other destinations on our Travel Planning pages. 

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Innsbruck Airport (INN).

How to get to the Meeting Hotel

  1. Taxi from Innsbruck Airport to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (central station) (20 min/EUR 20-25)
  2. Train from Innsbruck Hbf to Bolzano Bozen (several direct departures a day) (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from the Bolzano (Bozen) station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 10)

Look up Austrian train schedules at Oebb.at or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after our guided walk of Venice back at the hotel at 12 noon. If you are extending your stay in Venice and would like to visit St. Mark's Cathedral and the Doges Palace, we recommend booking your tickets online in advance to avoid long lines. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of Venice (VCE)

Getting to the Venice Airport

  1. Walk 10 min to the water shuttle stop San Zaccaria
  2. Water shuttle Alilaguna (blue line) to Marco Polo Airport (50 min/EUR 10) or private water taxi from Calle Ruga Giuffa, about 4 min walk away (40 min/EUR 110)
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***If this sounds great but you'd like a shorter tour check out our, Emilia Romagna's Culinary Delights.*** [tour_highlights] => Cremona - home to torrone or Italian nougat, Visit to a violin workshop, Balsamic vinegar cellar, Parma famous cured ham, Parmesan cheese, Bologna, Castle of Torrechiara, Modena, Resort country house in the hills, Gala seafood dinner on the coast, Casa Artusi cooking demo. [includes] => 12 days, 11 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; 3- two-night stays at the same hotel; activities listed in itinerary; and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Cremona / Cesenatico [arrive_depart] => Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) or Milan–Malpensa Airport (MXP) [total_distance] => 399 km (248 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 50 km (31 miles) [rating_copy] => Great tour for novice cyclists in terms of mileage and terrain, but bike handling skills are necessary due to starting/stopping and negotiating popular bike paths. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_key] => hKsCrt [tour_page_title] => 12-Day Bike Tour in Emilia-Romagna | Guided Italy Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Emilia Romagna’s Culinary Delights Plus! [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/CulinaryPlus-2590x880.jpg [tour_meta_description] => Join a 12-day bike tour in Emilia-Romagna to discover the region's culinary secrets and gourmet treasures as you cycle from Cremona to Bologna before ending in the beach town of Cesenatico [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/CulinaryPlus-400x400.jpg [tour_style] => Classic [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Airports within 2-3 hours of the tour start are:

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) 
    Bologna is a transportation hub connecting the south and north of Italy by train (e.g. Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence)
  • Milano Malpensa (MXP) 

Flying into Bologna and continuing to Cremona 

  1. Taxi from Bologna airport to the Bologna Centrale main train station (20 min/EUR 20-25) or Marconi Express light rail, no pre-booking necessary, 8 departures/hour (8 min/EUR 8)
  2. Train from Bologna Centrale to Cremona (2.5 hours/fares vary)

Flying into Milano Malpensa and continuing to Cremona

  1. If you stop over in Milan: From Malpensa Aeroporto to Milano Centrale (www.malpensaexpress.it) (50 min/EUR 13)
  2. If you continue directly to the tour start: From Malpensa Aeroporto to Cremona (you will still need to change trains at Milano Centrale) (2-3 hours/fares vary)

From the Cremona train station to the Day 1 Hotel

3. Taxi (5 min/EUR 8-10)

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your bicycle tour ends on the final day after breafast.

The below information will help you plan your departure.


We recommend flying out of the Bologna Airport (BLQ).

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Airport bus stop Cesena Sud (20 min/EUR 15-20)
  2. Airport bus from Cesena Sud to Bologna Airport; departures every 2 hours, reservations necessary at least 24 hours prior to departure, Tour Leaders can assist while on tour. (1h/EUR 50)

Or

  • Private transfer from the Ending Hotel to the Bologna Airport; can be arranged at hotel or with Tour Leaders (EUR 190 (2 pax) to EUR 240 (4 pax)/90 min)

You will also have frequent train connections from Cesenatico to other cities in Italy (via Bologna and Rimini).


Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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  • We highly recommend you spend an additional day in Cremona before the beginning of the tour. It's a true little gem to discover. For things to do, we recommend visiting the amazing Museo del Violino (note it is closed on Mondays). Read our article about Cremona here.
  • OSTERIA FRANCESCANA IN MODENA: This restaurant has been voted one of the world’s top 50 restaurants! If you’d like to enjoy an evening here on your free night (Day 6), you will need to make reservations online in advance: www.osteriafrancescana.it
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Airports within 2-3 hours of the tour start are:

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) 
    Bologna is a transportation hub connecting the south and north of Italy by train (e.g. Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence)
  • Milano Malpensa (MXP) 

Flying into Bologna and continuing to Cremona 

  1. Taxi from Bologna airport to the Bologna Centrale main train station (20 min/EUR 20-25) or Marconi Express light rail, no pre-booking necessary, 8 departures/hour (8 min/EUR 8)
  2. Train from Bologna Centrale to Cremona (2.5 hours/fares vary)

Flying into Milano Malpensa and continuing to Cremona

  1. If you stop over in Milan: From Malpensa Aeroporto to Milano Centrale (www.malpensaexpress.it) (50 min/EUR 13)
  2. If you continue directly to the tour start: From Malpensa Aeroporto to Cremona (you will still need to change trains at Milano Centrale) (2-3 hours/fares vary)

From the Cremona train station to the Day 1 Hotel

3. Taxi (5 min/EUR 8-10)

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your bicycle tour ends after the cooking lesson and lunch in Bologna, around 1:30 p.m.

Refer to the Arrival Instructions for recommendations on how to get to the Bologna Airport.

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  • We highly recommend you spend an additional day in Cremona before the beginning of the tour. It's a true little gem to discover. For things to do, we recommend visiting the amazing Museo del Violino (note it is closed on Mondays). Read our article about Cremona here.
  • OSTERIA FRANCESCANA IN MODENA: This restaurant has been voted one of the world’s top 50 restaurants! If you’d like to enjoy an evening here on your free night (Day 6), you will need to make reservations online in advance: www.osteriafrancescana.it
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If this sounds great, but you prefer a longer tour take a look at the 14-day option Cycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague. [tour_brief_description] => Discover the unforgettable landscapes and cycle through living history as you join us Cycling Passau to Vienna. [tour_highlights] => Spectacular part of the Danube valley, Melk Abby, Wine tasting, Vienna. [includes] => 7 days, 6 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; guided visits as described in itinerary. [begin_end] => Passau/Vienna [arrive_depart] => Munich Airport (MUC) or Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)/Vienna International Airport (VIE) [total_distance] => 335km (208 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 67km (42 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [tour_page_title] => 7-Day Bike Tour in Austria and Germany | Guided Austria Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bicycling the Danube Passau to Vienna [tour_meta_description] => Cycle from Passau to Vienna along quiet country roads while discovering the beautiful Baroque architecture, medieval villages and picturesque wine country of Austria and Germany during a 7-day bike tour [tour_style] => Classic [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Munich Airport (MUC). You can also fly into the Frankfurt Airport (FRA).


If you arrive at Munich and continue to Passau

  1. *Public bus No. 635 from Munich Airport to Freising Bahnhof (20 min/Eur 2.90), or taxi (15 min/EUR 16)
  2. *Train from Freising to Passau Hbf (2 hours/fares vary), no pre-booking necessary.
  3. Taxi (see point 2 under Frankfurt arrival below)

*Note: For the above train trip, we suggest purchasing a regional day ticket  valid on the bus and regional trains. You can purchase it at one of the vending machines or at the desk from a person, both run cooperatively by the German Railway and the MVV (Munich transit company). This ticket is also a great option for your train trip from Munich to Passau if you plan to stop over in Munich.


If you arrive at Frankfurt and continue to Passau

  1. **Train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen to Passau Hbf (4.5 hours/fares vary)
  2. Taxi or walk from Passau central station to the Day 1 Hotel (5 min/EUR 7)

**Note: Depart from the AIRail Terminal, next to Terminal 1. Frankfurt Airport is a very busy transportation hub and it is advisable to purchase train tickets with a seat reservation in advance. If you buy a flexible ticket in advance and miss your intended train, it still means that you will have to purchase a new seat reservation separately upon arrival. Purchasing your ticket and seat reservations upon arrival does offer the most flexibility. However, if trains are full, you will have to wait.

Look up German train schedules at Bahn.de or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day around 12 noon back at the hotel.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Vienna Airport (VIE).

From the Ending Hotel to the Vienna Airport

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We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

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Sound great? But you prefer a longer tour check out Cycling the Danube Plus! the Czech Republic and Prague.

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Meeting time around 6 p.m. (refer to the welcome note at the hotel's front desk) - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on your itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Vienna Airport (VIE).

From the Vienna Airport to the Day 1 Hotel

  • Taxi (40 min/EUR 45 regular/EUR 35 pre-booked: http://www.flughafentaxi-wien.at/
  • CAT directly to Wien Mitte (16 min/EUR 11). Continue by metro U3 bound for Ottakring as described in point below (metro cost is separate, around EUR 4/5 min)
  • Commuter train S7 (to Wien Mitte) and Metro U3 bound for Ottakring. Exit at Volkstheater and walk 1 min (40 min/EUR 5).
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Your trip ends on the final day after a guided tour of Prague, around 12 noon back at the hotel.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying out of Prague (PRG)

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Airport (35 min/EUR 30)
[tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

Separated twin beds are rare in many places; instead there will be two mattresses together that sit on the same base. [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Germany/Austria-Slovenia/Danube-Plus-Czech-Republic-and-Prague [tour_alt_text_banner] => Vienna to Prague bike tour [countries] => Array ( [austria] => Array ( [id] => 34 [slug] => austria [name] => Austria [continent] => Europe [iso_code] => AT [is_primary] => 1 ) [czech-republic] => Array ( [id] => 72 [slug] => czech-republic [name] => Czech Republic [continent] => Europe [iso_code] => CZ [is_primary] => ) ) [primary_country] => austria [departures] => Array ( [2023] => Array ( [6] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [name] => Bicycling Vienna to Prague [id] => 11281 [price] => 4350.00 [display_price] => [startdate] => Jun 21, 2023 [enddate] => Jun 29, 2023 [single_supplement] => 550.00 [display_single_supplement] => [product_id] => 3805 [formatted_price] => USD$4350 [formatted_single_supplement] => USD$550 [month] => Jun [status] => Departure confirmed. Sold Out. Wait list available. ) ) [8] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [name] => Bicycling Vienna to Prague [id] => 11284 [price] => 4350.00 [display_price] => [startdate] => Aug 09, 2023 [enddate] => Aug 17, 2023 [single_supplement] => 550.00 [display_single_supplement] => [product_id] => 3805 [formatted_price] => USD$4350 [formatted_single_supplement] => USD$550 [month] => Aug [status] =>  Departure confirmed to go! ) [1] => Array ( [name] => Bicycling Vienna to Prague [id] => 11287 [price] => 4350.00 [display_price] => [startdate] => Aug 23, 2023 [enddate] => Aug 31, 2023 [single_supplement] => 550.00 [display_single_supplement] => [product_id] => 3805 [formatted_price] => USD$4350 [formatted_single_supplement] => USD$550 [month] => Aug [status] => Departure confirmed to go! ) ) ) ) [lowestPrice] => 4350.00 [lowestFormattedPrice] => From USD$4350 [regions] => [primary_region] => [permalink] => /guided-bike-tours/austria/bicycling-vienna-prague [attachments] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [attachment_id] => 23741 [url] => https://dev.experienceplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/vienna-prague-2590-1.jpg [type] => hero ) [1] => Array ( [attachment_id] => 23742 [url] => https://dev.experienceplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/vienna-prague-400.jpg [type] => thumb ) ) ) [cycling-danube-passau-vienna-prague] => Array ( [id] => 3806 [slug] => cycling-danube-passau-vienna-prague [itinerary_day_product_count] => 14 [difficulty_min] => 2 [difficulty_max] => 2 [single_supplement_price] => 650 [single_supplement_display_price] => [name] => Bicycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague [tour_rating] => 2.0 [default_price] => 5750.00 [display_price] => [deposit_price] => 500 [deposit_display_price] => [formatted_price] => USD$5750 [formatted_single_supplement_price] => USD$650 [formatted_deposit_price] => USD$500 [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/full-danube-400.jpg [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/full-danube-2590.jpg [smugmug_key] => trtzvH [tour_brief_description] => A new take on our award-winning Bicycling the Danube tour. Pedal from Passau Germany through Austria and the Czech Republic ending in the stunning city of Prague. [tour_main_description] => Pedal off the beaten track 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.

Sounds great but don't have 14 days? Join us for the first 7-days Cycling the Danube: Passau to Vienna, or check out our 9-day tour Cycling Vienna to Prague. [tour_highlights] => Cycling bike paths, Boat ride on the famous Danube river, Crossing three borders, Wine tastings, Historic abbeys and castles. [includes] => 14 days, 13 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary; guided visits as described in itinerary, and the usual (see below). [begin_end] => Passau/Prague [arrive_depart] => Munich Airport (MUC) or Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)/Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) [total_distance] => 665km (416 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 60km (37 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [tour_page_title] => 14-Day Bike Tour in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic | Guided Austria Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Bicycling the Danube Plus! Czech Republic and Prague [tour_meta_description] => Discover the Renaissance architecture, medieval villages and picturesque wine country of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic during a 14-day Central Europe bike tour [tour_style] => Classic [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Munich Airport (MUC). You can also fly into the Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

If you arrive at Munich and continue to Passau

  1. *Train from Munich Airport to Passau Hbf with one easy change in Landshut (2 hours/fares vary), no pre-booking necessary. See schedules and pricing here
  2. Taxi (see point 2 under Frankfurt arrival below)

*Note: For the above train trip, we suggest purchasing the Bayern Ticket, a regional day ticket as suggested in the link to Trainline linked under point 1 above. You can purchase it at one of the vending machines, at the desk from a person, or online. This ticket is also a great option for your train trip from Munich to Passau if you plan to stop over in Munich.

If you arrive at Frankfurt and continue to Passau

  1. **Train from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen to Passau Hbf (4.5 hours/fares vary)
  2. Taxi or from Passau central station to the Day 1 Hotel (3-5 min/EUR 8)

**Note: Depart from the AIRail Terminal, next to Terminal 1. Frankfurt Airport is a very busy transportation hub and it is advisable to purchase train tickets with a seat reservation in advance. If you buy a flexible ticket in advance and miss your intended train, it still means that you will have to purchase a new seat reservation separately upon arrival. Purchasing your ticket and seat reservations upon arrival does offer the most flexibility. However, if trains are full, you will have to wait.

Look up German train schedules at Bahn.de or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Your trip ends on the final day after a guided tour of Prague, around 12 noon back at the hotel.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying out of Prague (PRG)

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Airport (35 min/EUR 30)
[tour_remarks] =>

We use charming and modern hotels but A/C or fans may not always be available since they haven't been needed traditionally. Read more on the use of air conditioning in Europe here.

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Our route crisscrosses the Portuguese Camino as we follow in the footsteps of royalty such as Queen Isabel of Portugal who did this pilgrimage in the 13th century. We’ll touch on two versions of the Camino -- one along the coast, and the traditional interior route to reach the enthralling towns of Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Baiona and then Pontevedra, Padron and Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. A generous dose of Southern European hospitality and lifestyle makes this a unique and wonderful bicycle tour.

If this sounds good but you don't have time for the 12-day tour, join us for the last 8-days on Cycling the Portuguese Camino: Porto to Santiago de Compostela [tour_highlights] => UNESCO Towns: Coimbra, Porto, Ponte da Lima and Santiago, Minho and Dour River Valleys, Vinho Verde, Douro and Porto Wines, Baiona's Historic Port, Pimientos del Padrón - in Padrón Spain, Galician Countryside Cycling, Cycling Portugal's Northern Coast [tour_main_header] => Cycling the Portuguese Camino: Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela [tour_meta_description] => Discover the picturesque river valleys, gastronomic specialties and UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities of Northern Portugal during a 12-bike tour along the Portuguese Camino to Santiago de Compostela [tour_page_title] => 12-Day Bike Tour in Portugal | Guided Portugal Cycling Tours [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/portuguesecamino-plus2590x880.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Pedal along Portugal's northern coast on this guided bike tour. [tour_style] => Classic [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/portugueseplus-400x400.jpg [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make travel arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Lisbon Airport (LIS):

  1. Taxi to the Lisboa Oriente Train Station (30 min/EUR 20)
  2. Train from Lisboa Oriente Train station to *Coimbra B station (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from *Coimbra A to Day 1 Hotel (15 min/EUR 10)

*Note: Long distance trains only serve Coimbra B station (away from city center) but all tickets include a 5-min train ride to Coimbra A (center of Coimbra/Baixa de Coimbra). Purchase your train ticket at the train station, no pre-booking necessary.

Look up Portuguese train schedules at CP.pt. Most Portuguese train tickets do not need to be booked in advance. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

[tour_departure_info] =>

The tour ends on the final day after a tour of Santiago this morning. You may also want to stick around for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon. If you would like to participate in these activities, schedule flights after 3:30 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).

  • A train or bus to Madrid or Barcelona is at least a 9-hour trip.
  • Iberia airlines provides one-way flights to numerous destinations from Santiago.

Flying out of SQL

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the airport (20 min/EUR 21)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Pedal along Northern Portugal's rivers, coasts and valleys while learning about the historical figures and cities that played foundational roles in 12th Century Portugal. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Porto and Ponte de Lima and cycling along the Douro, Minho, and Lima rivers. Not only will you pass through three famous wine regions along our route, you will also get a taste of the gastronomic specialties.

Our route crisscrosses the famous Portuguese Camino and finishes in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela. Along the way we follow in the footsteps of royalty such as Queen Isabel of Portugal who, in the 13th Century, was on this same pilgrimage. We’ll travel both the coastal and the traditional interior route to reach the enthralling towns of Barcelos, Ponte de Lima and Baiona, Spain. A generous dose of Southern Europe's hospitality and lifestyle makes this a unique bicycle tour in an undiscovered part of Europe. 

If this sounds good but you prefer a longer tour, join us for the 12-day Cycling the Portuguese Camino: Coimbra to Santiago de Compostela. [tour_main_header] => Cycling the Portuguese Camino: Porto to Santiago de Compostela [tour_meta_description] => Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities of Northern Portugal and the breathtakingly beautiful Douro River Valley during an 8-day bike tour along the Portuguese Camino to Santiago de Compostela [tour_page_title] => 8-Day Bike Tour in Portugal | Guided Portugal Cycling Tours [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/portuguese-porto2590x880.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Porto to Santiago, Portugal bike tour [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/porto-400x400.jpg [ep_tour_what_to_expect] => true [tour_style] => Classic [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 1 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Arriving at Porto Airport (OPO):

  • Taxi to the Day 1 hotel (30 min/EUR 20)

Arriving at the Lisbon Airport (LIS):

  1. Taxi to the Lisboa Oriente Train Station (30 min/EUR 20)
  2. Train from Lisboa Oriente Train station to Porto Campanha (2-3 hours/fares vary)
  3. Taxi from Porto Campanha station to Day 1 hotel (15 min/EUR 15-20)

Look up Portuguese train schedules at CP.pt. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

[tour_departure_info] =>

The tour ends on the final day after a tour of Santiago this morning. You may also want to stick around for the Pilgrim's Mass at noon. If you would like to participate in these activities, schedule flights after 3:30 p.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of the Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ).

  • A train or bus to Madrid or Barcelona is at least a 9-hour trip.
  • Iberia airlines provides one-way flights to numerous destinations from Santiago.

Flying out of SQL

  • Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the airport (20 min/EUR 21)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Along the way you’ll stop in colorful towns nestled in the shadow of the Alps and pass by breathtaking lakes and forests while tasting some of France’s most famous culinary specialties. You’ll end in one of the most renowned food capitals in all of France, if not the world - the beautiful city of Lyon.

If this sounds great but you don't have time for the 11-day tour, join us for 7-days on Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry. [tour_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 [includes] => 11 days, 10 nights accommodation, meals as noted in itinerary, guided visit of Cluny, guided visit of Lyon, 1 wine tasting [begin_end] => Group transfer from Geneva to Yvoire / Lyon [arrive_depart] => Geneva (GVA) / Lyon (LYS) [total_distance] => 427km (267 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 47km (29 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/France/Geneva-to-Chambery-Plus-Lyon [smugmug_key] => 8rS2K8 [tour_page_title] => 11-Day Bike Tour in France and Switzerland | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambery Plus! Lyon [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/lyon-2590.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Geneva to Lyon bike tou [tour_meta_description] => Discover the quaint villages and stunning alpine views of Lake Geneva and Chambery before ending in the foodie capital of Lyon during an 11-day bike tour in France and Switzerland [tour_remarks] => [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/geneva-400.jpg [tour_thumb_alt_text] => Geneva [tour_style] => Classic [tour_arrival_info] =>

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.  The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Geneva Airport (GVA).

Your tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle pick-up at the Meeting Hotel on Day 1 of the tour. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you:

If you can’t meet the shuttle on Day 1, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Yvoire, which is about a 1 hour drive from the Geneva Airport and costs around 150-200 CHF.

If you wish to spend time in Geneva prior to the tour, feel free to book the meeting hotel or any other hotel of your choice
directly. 

How to get to the Meeting Hotel:

  • Taxi from the Geneva Airport to the meeting hotel (20 min/CHF 55)

or public transportation:

  1. Train from Geneva Airport to Gare de Geneve station (8 min/ every 15 min/CHF 3 or free*)
  2. Walk from the Gare de Geneve station to the hotel (5 min).

*Note: Alongside regular tickets, Unireso, the network of public transport operators, offers free tickets, which can be claimed if you arrive to Geneva airport by plane. There are ticket machines for free tickets available at the baggage claim. Have your valid plane ticket ready in case tickets are inspected. Both regular and free tickets are valid for a certain amount of time after purchase, i.e. 90 minutes anad 80 minutes, respectively. The airport is in Zone 10, so you will need a zone 10 ticket to get into central Geneva.

 

 

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Your trip ends on the final day after the tour of Vieux Lyon, at around 11:30 a.m. back at the hotel.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

The closest airport is Lyon (LYS). Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) can be reached in 2 hours by train.

Flying out of Lyon:

  • Taxi to the Lyon Airport (45min/EUR 80)

Or public transportation:

  1. Taxi to the Lyon Part Dieu train station (15 min/EUR 20)
  2. Rhonexpress train to the Lyon airport (departures every 15 minutes, no pre-booking necessary) (30 min/EUR 15)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, at SNCF.com or Trainline.com. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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If you want to extend this tour, check out our 11 day bike tour on the Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry Plus! Lyon. [tour_highlights] => Relaxed pace with three two-night stays, Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, Lake du Bourget, medieval villages, Savoy cuisine, excellent options for longer rides [includes] => 7 days, 6 nights accommodation; meals as noted in itinerary. [begin_end] => Geneva (Yvoire) / Chambéry [arrive_depart] => Geneva (GVA) / Geneva (GVA) or Lyon (LYS) [total_distance] => 224km (140 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 45km (28 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/France/Geneva-to-Chambery-Plus-Lyon [smugmug_key] => 8rS2K8 [tour_page_title] => 7-Day Bike Tour in France and Switzerland | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambery [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/geneva-2590.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Geneva bike tour [tour_meta_description] => Explore the charming villages, rolling vineyards and history abbeys of Lake Geneva and Chambery during a 7-day bike tour in France and Switzerland [tour_remarks] => [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/annecy-400.jpg [tour_thumb_alt_text] => Annecy [tour_style] => Classic [tour_arrival_info] =>

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.  The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Geneva Airport (GVA).

Your tour starts with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle pick-up at the Meeting Hotel on Day 1 of the tour. Your spot on the shuttle is already reserved for you:

If you can’t meet the shuttle on Day 1, you will be responsible for your own transportation to Yvoire, which is about a 1 hour drive from the Geneva Airport and costs around 150-200 CHF.

If you wish to spend time in Geneva prior to the tour, feel free to book the meeting hotel or any other hotel of your choice
directly. 

How to get to the Meeting Hotel:

  • Taxi from the Geneva Airport to the meeting hotel (20 min/CHF 55)

or public transportation:

  1. Train from Geneva Airport to Gare de Geneve station (8 min/ every 15 min/CHF 3 or free*)
  2. Walk from the Gare de Geneve station to the hotel (5 min).

*Note: Alongside regular tickets, Unireso, the network of public transport operators, offers free tickets, which can be claimed if you arrive to Geneva airport by plane. There are ticket machines for free tickets available at the baggage claim. Have your valid plane ticket ready in case tickets are inspected. Both regular and free tickets are valid for a certain amount of time after purchase, i.e. 90 minutes anad 80 minutes, respectively. The airport is in Zone 10, so you will need a zone 10 ticket to get into central Geneva.

 

 

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying out of Geneva (GVA) or Lyon (LYS)

 

Flying out of GVA:

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Chambéry train station (10 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Chambéry to the Geneva Airport (1 hour 45 min/fares vary). Train will go via Geneva center.

Flying out of LYS:

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Chambéry train station (see above)
  2. Train from Chambéry to the Lyon Airport (1 hour /fares vary).

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, at SNCF.com or Trainline.com. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Sounds great but don't have 14 days? Join us for the first 8-days Bicycling the Vineyards of Alsace, or check out our 8-day tour Bicycling the Black Forest to Lake Constance. [includes] => 14 days, 13 night's accommodation, meals as noted in itinerary, Munster cheese tasting, wine tasting, brewery visit, walking tour of Freiburg [tour_highlights] => Some of France's best cuisine, Parc Regional des Vosges du Nord, Alsatian villages, The Wine Road, Saverne, Colmar, wine and beer tasting, Freiburg, border crossings, fairy-tale scenery, medieval towns, Constance [begin_end] => Strasbourg/Constance [arrive_depart] => Strasbourg (SXB)/Zurich (ZRH) [total_distance] => 671 km (417 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 56 km (35 miles) [rating_copy] => [include_usual] => true [smugmug_link] => [smugmug_key] => [tour_page_title] => 14-Day Bike Tour in France, Germany and Switzerland | Guided France Cycling Tours [tour_main_header] => Grand Bicycling Tour of Alsace and the Black Forest [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/AlsacePlus_2590x880.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Alsace to the Black Forest on bike [tour_meta_description] => Ride past sprawling vineyards, charming towns and picture-perfect landscapes where France meets Germany and Switzerland during a 14-day bike tour in the Alsace region [tour_remarks] => [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/AlsacePlus_400x400.jpg [tour_thumb_alt_text] => [tour_style] => Classic [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Strasbourg Airport (SCB). Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is a 2.5-3.5 hour train ride away.

From Strasbourg Airport to the Day 1 Hotel:

  • Taxi (30 min/EUR 30-40)

Or public transportation:

  1. Airport Shuttle to the Strasbourg Gare (9 min/EUR 2.5)
  2. Tram to Longstross-Grand'Rue (6 min/EUR 2) or taxi (5 min/EUR 12-17)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Zurich Airport (ZRH).

From the ending hotel to the Zurich Airport:

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Konstanz/Constance train station (5 min/EUR 5- 10) - or walk 8 minutes (click here for map).
  2. Train from Konstanz/Constance to ZRH Zurich Airport (1 hour to 1.5 hours/fares vary)

Look up German train schedules at Bahn.de or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Strasbourg Airport (SCB). Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is a 2.5-3.5 hour train ride away.

From Strasbourg Airport to the Day 1 Hotel:

  • Taxi (30 min/EUR 30-40)

Or public transportation:

  1. Airport Shuttle to the Strasbourg Gare (9 min/EUR 2.5)
  2. Tram to Longstross-Grand'Rue (6 min/EUR 2) or taxi (5 min/EUR 12-17)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Strasbourg Airport (SCB). Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is a 3.5-4.5 hour train ride away.

From the ending hotel to the Strasbourg Airport:

  • Taxi (1 hour/EUR 100)

Or public transportation:

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Colmar train station (10 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Colmar to Strasbourg Gare (no pre-purchase needed) (30 min/EUR 15)
  3. From Strasbourg Gare to Strasbourg Entzheim International Airport Train Station (9 min/EUR 2.50)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

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Meeting time 4 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying out of the Strasbourg Airport (SCB). Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is a 2.5-3.5 hour train ride away.

From the Strasbourg Airport to the starting hotel:

  • Taxi (1 hour/EUR 100)

Or public transportation:

  1. Train from Strasbourg Entzheim International Airport Train Station to Strasbourg Gare (9 min/EUR 2.50)
  2. Train from Strasbourg Gare to Colmar (no pre-purchase needed) (30 min/EUR 15)
  3. Taxi from Colmar train station to the starting hotel (10 min/EUR 15)

Look up French train schedules and book tickets, if necessary, SNCF.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.  

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Zurich Airport (ZRH).

From the ending hotel to the Zurich Airport:

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to the Konstanz/Constance train station (5 min/EUR 5- 10) - or walk 8 minutes (click here for map).
  2. Train from Konstanz/Constance to ZRH Zurich Airport (1 hour to 1.5 hours/fares vary)

Look up German train schedules at Bahn.de or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Explorer tour at the Explorer Tour Style page.

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

We recommend flying into the Trieste Airport (TRS).

How to get to the Day 1 Hotel:

  1. Train from Trieste Airport to Trieste Centrale (30 min/EUR 4-5, no pre-booking necessary)
  2. Walk 3 minutes to the hotel (click here for map).

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here.

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your tour ends on the final day with a complimentary ExperiencePlus! shuttle drop-off at the Pula Airport (PUY), arriving at 10 a.m. (1-hour shuttle). Reservations are required. Please make your shuttle reservation by emailing us no later than 30 days prior to your tour start date. 

Pula Airport does not connect to Venice but to other international destinations, and Milan. See the destination list here

Other departure options:

If you do not join the shuttle, you will be responsible for your own transportation, and you will have a number of options available in the region - some examples are listed below. Note that connections may not be available daily.

 

 

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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

The closest airport to the tour start is Faro (FAO)

Aside from a good bus and train network, taxis are readily available near bus and train stations, as well as Ubers in Lisbon and Faro.  

Lisbon Airport (LIS) is about 5-6 hours by bus or train. 

For Portuguese train schedules, please go to cp.pt. For some further reading, you might also find our information on taking trains in Europe here helpful.

Happy planning!

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast.

The Faro Airport (FAO) can be reached by bus (http://eva-bus.com/goshuttle.php), taxi, train or Uber.

For private transfers, refer to the arrival information above. 

For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

Have a safe and pleasant journey!

 

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- Due to poor road conditions there may be a few sections of road you will have to shuttle.
- You will travel to remote areas with very basic accommodations.
- Private Rooms may not be available every night.

Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Expedition tour here.

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Meeting time 3 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

We recommend flying into the Puerto Montt Airport (PMC).

  • Taxi to the Day 1 hotel (30 min/Chilean pesos 40,000 (around USD 50)

or

  • Private shuttle (30 min/Chilean pesos 30,000 (around USD 50) - contact us for arrangements.

Tips on flights:

Puerto Montt Airport (PMC) has connections to Santiago, Chile (SCL), Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE), and Buenos Aires Domestic Airport (AEP) see LATAM

  • Connecting in Santiago, Chile: LATAM offers several 1.5 hour direct flights from Santiago.
  • Connecting in Buenos Aires: LATAM offers several flights daily from both Buenos Aires Airports - you may have to connect through Santiago). It is a 4.5 to 5.5 hour flight. We would recommend connecting through Santiago rather than Buenos Aires.

For more travel planning tips, including our packing lists, visit our Travel Planning Pages.

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On the final tour day, we shuttle you to the Balmaceda Airport (BBA). Your spot on the shuttle is already saved. 

Schedule your flight at 12 noon or later. The transfer takes about 1 hour and the shuttle arrives around 10 a.m.

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Balmaceda (BBA) has connections to Santiago, Chile (SCL), see LATAM

  • Connecting in Santiago, Chile: LATAM offers some direct flights to Santiago.
  • Most international flights from South America leave in the late evening, so it is possible to connect with an international flight the day the tour ends.
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Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

The closest airport to the tour start is Florence (FLR)

Frequent train connections are available from Firenze Rifredi (close to the Florence airport), and from Firenze Santa Maria Novella (in Florence center). The train ride takes about 1.5 hours by direct connection from either station. The route is served by regional trains and tickets need not be pre-booked. 

Look up Italian train schedules at Trenitalia.com. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here

Happy planning!

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Your tour ends on the final day after breakfast.

The closest airport to the tour end is Rome Fiumicino (FCO)

  1. Taxi from the ending hotel to Carmucia-Cortona train station (10 min/EUR 15).
    There is also a bus connection from Cortona Centro station available. Combined bus/train tickets available.
  2. Train from Carmucia-Cortona to Rome (regional trains, no pre-booking necessary, 2.5 hours/EUR 12.80)

Look up Italian train schedules and purchase tickets at Trenitalia.com or Trainline.com. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here

For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

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***If this sounds great but you prefer a shorter trip, check out our 7 night, 8 day Bike and Boat the Dodecanese Islands tour. *** [tour_highlights] => Sail on a private yacht, swim in the cool water after a ride, enjoy exploring the Dodecanese islands including Kos, Rhodes, Patmos, Samos and ancient temples and monasteries. [includes] => 12 days, 11 nights (7 nights aboard our gulet-style yacht); meals as noted in itinerary; 1 wine tasting; guided walking tour on Rhodes; admission to all the sites visited together (The Palace of the Grand Master on Rhodes, the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, the Asclypeion on Kos, the Monastery of St. John on Patmos and the Heraion of Samos) and the usual. [begin_end] => Kos/Samos [arrive_depart] => Kos Ippokratis Airport (KGS)/Samos Aristarchos Intl Airport (SMI) [total_distance] => 450km (280 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 25-63km (16-39 miles) [rating_copy] => All of the rides, with the exception of two, are loops or out-and-back's, which means various riding distances available. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_link] => https://experienceplus.smugmug.com/Our-Tours-by-Country/Greece/Bike-and-Boat-the-Dodecanese-Islands/Bike-and-Boat-the-Dodecanese-Islands/ [smugmug_key] => p3pbnN [tour_page_title] => Bike and Boat: Cycling Greece's Dodecanese Islands Plus [tour_main_header] => Bike and Boat: Cycling Greece's Dodecanese Islands Plus [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/bike-boat-plus-samos2590x860.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Greece Bike and Boat - Bicycle Tour [tour_meta_description] => Our 12-day cycling tour of the Dodecanese features seven days on a privately chartered yacht, which allows us to explore the beautifully carved coastlines of the islands we visit by bike and enjoy leisurely stops in impressive bays with crystal-clear water. This extended tour takes you beyond the first islands to some of the least trodden islands in the Mediterranean. [tour_remarks] => Itineraries can change depending on weather conditions, coast guard restrictions, tour logistics and our captain's discretion. Limited to one private room. [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/Dodecanese_400x400.jpg [tour_thumb_alt_text] => Greece Boat [tour_style] => Bike and Boat [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the boat dock at Limenas Ko Harbor (click here for map). You won't miss the bikes and our boat. 

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

We recommend flying into the Kos Ippokratis Airport (KGS)

  • Bus, see schedule here (40 min/EUR 5)

or

  • Taxi (20 min/EUR 37)

Hotel recommendations: If you are planning to arrive a day or two early, you are free to book any hotel and arrangement of your choice. You can find hotel recommendations in walking distance to the boat dock on our website. You may wish to ask for a late check-out by 2 PM.

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Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out of the Samos Aristarchos Intl Airport (SMI)

Getting from the ending hotel to the Samos Airport:

  • Taxi (5 min/EUR 12)
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***If this sounds great and you prefer a longer tour, check out our 12 day, 11 night tour Bike and Boat the Dodecanese Islands Plus Samos tour. *** [tour_highlights] => Sail on a private yacht, swim in the cool water after a ride, enjoy exploring the Dodecanese islands including Kos, and Rhodes and Leros. Medieval castles and ancient temples. [includes] => 8 days, 7 nights (all 7 nights aboard our gulet-style yacht); meals as noted in itinerary; guided walking tour on Rhodes; admission to all the sites visited together (The Palace of the Grand Master on Rhodes, the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, and the Asclypeion on Kos) and the usual [begin_end] => Kos/Kos [arrive_depart] => Kos Ippokratis Airport (KGS) [total_distance] => 290km (180 miles) [tour_average_daily_distance] => 25-63km (16-39 miles) [rating_copy] => All of the rides, with the exception of one, are loops or out-and-back's, which means various riding distances available. [include_usual] => true [smugmug_link] => https://www.smugmug.com/app/organize/Our-Tours-by-Country/Greece/Bike-and-Boat-the-Dodecanese-Islands/Bike-and-Boat-the-Dodecanese-Islands [smugmug_key] => p3pbnN [tour_page_title] => Bike and Boat: Cycling Greece's Dodecanese Islands [tour_main_header] => Bike and Boat: Cycling Greece's Dodecanese Islands [tour_banner_photo_url] => assets/images/banner/tours/bike-boat-dodecanese-rhodes2590x860.jpg [tour_alt_text_banner] => Greece Boat [tour_meta_description] => [tour_remarks] => Itineraries can change depending on weather conditions, coast guard restrictions, tour logistics and our captain's discretion. Limited to one private room. [tour_thumb_url] => assets/images/square/tours/Dodecanese_short400x400.jpg [tour_thumb_alt_text] => Greece Boat [tour_style] => Bike and Boat [tour_arrival_info] =>

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the boat dock at Limenas Ko Harbor (click here for map). You won't miss the bikes and our boat. 

Note: As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

We recommend flying into the Kos Ippokratis Airport (KGS)

  • Bus, see schedule here (40 min/EUR 5)

or

  • Taxi (20 min/EUR 37)

Hotel recommendations: If you are planning to arrive a day or two early, you are free to book any hotel and arrangement of your choice. You can find hotel recommendations in walking distance to the boat dock on our website. You may wish to ask for a late check-out by 2 PM.

[tour_departure_info] =>

Your trip ends on the final day after breakfast. 

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio

We recommend flying out Kos Ippokratis Airport (KGS)

  • Bus, see schedule here (40 min/EUR 5)

or

  • Taxi (20 min/EUR 37)
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