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At a glance

The United States is a huge landscape of transcendental beauty. The diverse landscapes boast deserts, forests, white-sand beaches, abundant lakes and rivers, and snowcapped mountains. There is so much to see and do--the hardest part is just deciding where to start!

For beautiful forests and protected lands, there's an abundance of national parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Zion (just to name a few!). If oceans are your thing, Hawaii is a must, with beautiful coastlines, rugged volcanoes and vibrant flora and fauna.

The culture of United States is as diverse as its scenic beauty. The dialect of English flows differently in different parts of the nation, as well as the history of each state. There are hundreds of museums, amusement parks, aquariums, librarie, and more throughout the US.

People are welcoming, and travel agencies are abundant in the country. It is a developed nation with a wonderful standard for treating its visitors. 

Why cyclists love it

  • Diverse terrain with cycling options available in every region of the large country for every cycling level and interest
  • An abundance of well-established cycling travel agencies in the nation who provide guides, cycling equipment on rent, trip advisors, maps, and a ready-to-serve customer support wherever you are in the country
  • You can travel light when you are cycling in the US, as everything is just a phone call away or is along the road of your expedition
  • Numerous wide-open spaces to explore, including national and state parks and forests
  • Ease of travel and exploration

Tour spotlight

Alaskan Adventure: A Seven-Night Multi-sport Experience
This guided tour is less strenuous than other Alaskan bicycling tours, combining half days of bicycling with canoeing, hiking, sea kayaking, a spectacular drive across the Denali Highway and an awesome glacier cruise across Prince William Sound.
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Charleston, Savannah and Beaufort
This bicycle tour will consist of daily rides in and around the flat low country environs of Charleston, South Carolina, Beaufort, SC and Savannah, Georgia, a region as charming as the Spanish moss that drapes from the live Oaks. Ride hidden back roads, discover local history and soak in the area’s magnetic charisma. Enjoy epicurean dining and picnics under the shade of the oaks. Experience the Lowcountry's best. 
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Massachusetts North Shore
Explore New England’s maritime regions on Boston’s North Shore, Cape Ann and the Essex National Heritage Area. This tour features visits to some of the oldest towns in the US where fishing and boat building are still ways of life. View the beautifully maintained colonial homes and enjoy vibrant town centers. Visit historic areas that capture the essence of life in coastal colonial settlements, China Trade seaports and Witch Trial centers. 
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Oregon Crater Lake Bike Tour
Relish the riding on satin-smooth roads sailing through forests of tall timbers, beside sparkling rivers and snow-crowned peaks. Bicycle the Aufderheide Scenic Byway, which Adventure Cycling magazine calls "...a mecca for road riders looking for ultra-smooth pavement, low traffic and scenic beauty." 
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Sedona and the Grand Canyon
Comparable to Southern Utah (with less sand and way easier to travel!), Sedona is a red rock playground of slickrock, hard packed silt and ledge filled rides. Even better, this all takes place beneath soaring sandstone cliffs and an azure blue sky. Well known by sightseers and new age spiritualists, Sedona is also home to some of the best mountain biking in the country. 
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United States stories

On our blog:

  • Bike touring the American Northeast: Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Hudson Valley
    Planning a trip to the American Northeast this year? Be sure to include some bicycle touring in your plans. There’s no better way to see the region. Just ask Jeanne Rummel, with Great Freedom Adventures, a BikeToursDirect tour operator partner in the region. “What’s great about bike touring the Northeast is the diversity of scenery, the abundant natural beauty and the wealth of cultural interests, all found within a relatively compact area,” Rummel said.
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  • Two approaches to the Florida Keys by bike
    A South Florida run-in: I was chatting with our buddy Alex Graham from Charleston Bicycle Tours and he told me about running into another of our partners in the Florida Keys this year. 

  • The Highland Rides: Scottish MTB guide Euan Wilson rides the Southeast U.S.
    Euan Wilson, owner of our operator partner H&I Adventures, recently came to visit our staff in Chattanooga and take a grand tour of some of the best trail systems in the Southeastern U.S. Euan, our tour specialist Richie, and our marketing coordinator Candice all took to the forests and trails and the highways in between for 10 rides in 9 days, inviting along the locals to show off their home trails. Here’s Euan’s recap of that crazy road trip and some insight into how some of these trail systems compare to riding he’s done elsewhere around the globe. Be sure to check out the video of his reviews at the end, too!

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Sedona and the Grand Canyon: Tour Specialist Riche Daigle took on the Sedona and Grand Canyon ride. Check out his fantastic and picturesque mountain bike adventure. 

 

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Fast facts

Language:English
Currency: United States Dollar ($)
Population:  318,343,000
Size: 9,826,675 sq km (3,794,101 sq mi)
Border countries: Canada, Mexico
National tourist office: www.usatourism.com/


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