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Adventurous bicycle tours

Whether it's mountain biking through the Alps or road cycling through the Pyrenees, you like your cycling to be on the adventurous – and challenging – side.

Your favorite saying is "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone," and you love to play and adventure hard.

Looking for more off-the-beaten-path riding? Check out picks for the Explorer, which features bike tours in emerging destinations.

Our top recommendations:

French Alps Tour: Alps and Ventoux - Learn how the pro riders suffer and take inspiration from the amazing beauty of these spectacular mountains. Come climb where legends have passed and been made!

Tour of Mont Blanc: "High Mountain" Biking in the Alps - A Level 4 (out of 5) mountain bike tour in the high Alps, an awe-inspiring mountain range to do some technical and demanding alpine climbs and descents. 

Dolomites Superbike Mountain Race Route -  A self-guided mountain bike tour along parts of the legendary Dolomites Superbike Mountain Race. An amazing way to experience the actual course through the UNESCO region of the Dolomites.

Catalonia: Pyrenees to Mediterranean Road Cycling - A challenging road bike adventure from the mountains to the sea in Spain, featuring some significant climbs in the mountainous region of Catalonia. 

Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Bike/E-bike and Boat - Croatia is known for its rugged coastline and hills, which makes this very popular tour a great one for those looking for something a bit more difficult. However, if you're traveling with more leisurely cyclists, there's also E-bikes available for rent! (A 2017 Gold Star Tour!)

Your go-to advisor

Client Service Manager Richie is our resident adventure junkie and, and he’d be happy to make sure you can one-up your friends on your next tour. Contact him at:

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