We at BikeTours.com enjoy working with every different kind of cyclist, in every different walk (or ride) of life.
To help you decide what tours are best for you, we’ve organized profiles of some different types of travelers we often advise. Recognize yourself in any of these descriptions? If so, we’ve suggested a tour to get you started.
This is your first bicycle tour, and perhaps you’d like some special attention from the BikeTours.com team to make sure it’s the right one.
Best of Holland South: Canals, Windmills, and Historic Towns — This leisurely tour features historic towns, picturesque villages, canals, sand dunes, windmills, and wonderfully flat cycling.
Laid-back and Leisurely
You’re comfortable on a bike, and a bike tour sounds great, as long as it’s leisurely and more about the journey than the destination.
Connemara Lazy Days Cycling (Ireland)— Connemara is the western wonderland of Europe, where rugged mountains soar above wild Atlantic beaches. This tour is specifically designed for travelers who prefer shorter distances and in-depth explorations of the region.
You love exploring off the beaten path to emerging destinations. Unique cultures and new experiences are important to your sense of adventure.
Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges — This guided tour through unspoiled Albania is a real pedal back into time as you explore a country that only opened its borders in the ’90s. Take in the richness of the culture, the landscape, and the incredibly friendly people on this unique tour.
You thrive on a challenge, whether that’s off the beaten path or straight UP the path.
French Alpes Tour: Alpes and Ventoux - Ride (and suffer) as the pros do on this mountainous tour through the French Alps.
You’re the classical road cyclist. You love the smooth feel and quick cadence of your carbon road bike on the pavement.
Catalonia Road Bike Tour: Girona to the Sea — Discover why so many pros choose Girona as their training base. The rides are a fantastic mix of stunning coastal scenery, quiet and hilly inland roads, challenging climbs, and buzzing descents along the Costa Brava.
Retired but Wired
You may be retired, but you haven’t wholly succumbed to sitting down in your newfound freedom. You love to travel and you love to be active.
Wine and Bike in Hungary’s Balaton Uplands – The tour features low mileage; mostly flat terrain; culinary treasures—and unlimited wine!
You’re cycling and traveling solo, but you want to ride, socialize and meet others, or you want a route that is safe for solo travelers.
Danube Bike Path 8 Nights (Upscale Lodging) – Its dedicated, well-marked bike paths take you past vineyards, castles, medieval towns, and cultural attractions. Although rarely crowded, the path is a popular tourism destination and considered especially safe.
You’re looking for romance, and you’ve come to the right place. Your romantic trip or honeymoon doesn’t have to mean sitting on a beach lounger all day at an all-inclusive resort.
Atlantic West Coast and Sintra – Where land meets the Atlantic beauty – the west coast of Portugal! Breathe in the fresh ocean air, experience typical coastal lifestyle, relax on gorgeous white sand beaches, and treat yourself to extraordinary Portuguese gastronomy, Altenjo wines, and magnificent scenery.
You’re the family who looks beyond the black mouse ears for summer vacations. You and your teens, or tweens, like adventure and being active, and a bike tour is right up your alley.
Danube Family Tour – A tour designed especially for families with family-friendly hotels, great overnight stops in cities with lots of diversions, and even a stay on a farm where the kids can help feed the animals.
Ionian Islands Multi-sport Family Cruise – Fun, fun and more fun! This tour features a bike and boat tour with multi-sport options including biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, and relaxing on board.
You’re committed to the 'slow travel' movement, less focused on the destination than on the journey (and the more old castles, the better).
Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges — Some say that visiting Albania is as close as you’ll get to traveling back in time, and this 9-night tour showcases the country’s unique and undiscovered cultural heritage.
You view cycling as something that complements an extraordinary dinner as much as a fine bottle of wine.
A Taste of Italy: Emilia Romagna — You’ll ride through Italy’s premier pasta region. Every meal will include extraordinary local dishes made according to tradition.
You’re the one in the group who comes up with the ideas and makes the plans. The one who rallies everyone together, plans events, parties, and trips, and is 'into the details'.
Highlights of Dalmatia by Bike/E-bike and Boat – A great bike and boat tour in the Dalmatian Islands off the coast of Croatia. The boat holds 30 people and, while the islands are hilly, there are e-bikes available for anyone who needs one, making this tour great for groups of varying ability levels.
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Bike tour suggestions for advanced road cyclists and mountain bikers. Challenging cycling vacations and rides in and around Europe.
Electric bike tours (or e-bike tours) offer cyclists a welcome power boost. BikeTours.com offers 90 e-bike tours in 19 countries.
Budget European bike tours
European bicycle tour companies offering top value
Classic bike touring suggestions, featuring famous bike tour routes in Europe, including the Danube Bike Path and the Lake Constance Bicycle Path.
Groups and clubs
Laid-back and leisurely
Laid-back and leisurely cycling tour suggestions for riders looking for a relaxed bike tour vacation.
Bike tour suggestions for the "Nervous Novice," travelers who may be planning their first bicycle tour, or who just may have a lot of questions.
Committed to the 'slow travel' movement
A love for exploring off the beaten path
Ten reasons your next family vacation should be an overseas bicycle tour
You’re the family who thinks outside the box for summer vacations
You view cycling as something that complements an extraordinary dinner
Hub and spoke tours
Tours based in one (or just a few) hotel(s)
You’re looking for romance, and you’ve come to the right place
Take adventure on (and off!) the road on a multi-sport vacation! Guided + self-guided tours throughout Europe.
Retired but wired
Bike tour suggestions for retired folks who aren't ready to sit down. Cycling vacations perfect for retired and active travelers.
Road cycling tours
Guided and self-guided tours for road cyclists seeking new horizons! Ride famed race stages and training grounds of the pros in Europe.
Bike tour suggestions for road cyclists, featuring road bike tours throughout Europe.
Bike tour suggestions for solo travelers, including group guided tours and self-guided adventures.
Bike tour suggestions for groups, families and friends who want to travel together. Cycling vacations perfect for group travel.
Wine and cuisine tours
Bike tours through the world's best wine-making regions & foodie destinations. Local cuisine, winery visits, cellar tastings, cooking classes, and more.
Bike and boat tours
New to bicycle touring? Read these tips and get ideas and advice on beginner-friendly tours around the world.