Cycling styles

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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 few tours to get you started, as well as links to the BikeTours.com tour advisor who specialize in just your type.

 


Nervous Novice

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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.

A suggestion:

Holland’s Southern Tour Bike and Barge — This leisurely tour features historic towns, picturesque villages, a rural environment abounding with water, dunes and beaches, and wonderfully flat cycling.

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Laid-back and Leisurely

Lough_Inagh_Valley_3 Cycling stylesYou’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.

A suggestion:

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.

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Explorer

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You love exploring off the beaten path to emerging destinations. Unique cultures and new experiences are important to your sense of adventure.

A suggestion:

Discover Macedonia: Biking and Hiking (Guided) — Explore off the beaten path in unspoiled Macedonia, a land of lakes, mountains, and splendid back-country roads ripe for discovering on two wheels.

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Advanced

croix-fer_copy Cycling stylesYou thrive on a challenge, whether that’s off the beaten path or straight UP the path.

A suggestion:

French Alpes Tour: Alpes and Ventoux
Ride (and suffer) as the pros do on this mountainous tour through the French Alps.

 

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Roadie

2010-05-20_13.24.20 Cycling stylesYou’re the classical road cyclist. You love the smooth feel and quick cadence of your carbon road bike on the pavement.

A suggestion:

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.

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Retired but WiredBfelvidek_bike Cycling styles

You may be retired, but you haven’t sat down much in your newfound freedom. You love to travel and you love to be active.

A suggestion:

Wine and Bike in Hungary’s Balaton Uplands – The tour features low mileage; mostly flat terrain; culinary treasures—and unlimited wine!

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Single ISO Adventure

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.

A suggestion:

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.

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Lovebird

Weingenuss_beim_Moselblick_Rheinland-Pfalz_Tourismus_GmbH_SLASH_Dominik_Ketz Cycling stylesYou’re looking for romance, and you’ve come to the right place. Your romantic trip or honeymoon doesn’t have to mean sitting in a beach lounger all day at an all-inclusive resort.

A suggestion:

Cruising the Coast: Sesimbra to Lisbon via Sagres Along the Sea (Portugal) – Beautiful blue-green waters,  extraordinary Portuguese gastronomy, Altenjo wines and magnificent scenery – all this is simply the backdrop to this tour perfect for romantics in Portugal.

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FABs {Family avec babies}

You’re the family with young children who won’t accept that society says you should just stay at home. You love to travel, and your young children do too.

A suggestion:

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.

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FATs {Family avec teens}

Panagiota_SwimmingCanoeing Cycling stylesYou’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.

A suggestion:

Ionian Islands Multi-sport Family Cruise – Fun, fun and more fun! This tour features a bike and boat tour with multi-sport options of biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming or relaxing on board.

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Culture Vulture

You’re committed to the “slow travel” movement, less focused on the destination than on the journey (and the more old castles, the better).

A suggestion:

Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges — Some say that visiting Albania is as close as you’ll get to travelling back in time, and this 9-night tour showcases the country’s unique and undiscovered cultural heritage.

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Foodie

selects359 Cycling stylesYou view cycling as something that complements an extraordinary dinner as much as a fine bottle of wine.

A suggestion:

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.

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The Organizer

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.”

A suggestion:

Dalmatia from Dubrovnik Plus – 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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Need more help finding the perfect bicycle tour for you? Contact one of our friendly tour advisors at info@biketours.com or give them a call at 1-877-462-2423.

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