Differences between guided vs. self-guided bike tours

Need help deciding between a guided or self-guided bike tour? Here's a helpful comparison of these two options.

A quick glance Guided v. self-guided tours

Self-guided individual bike tours have become increasingly popular because of the flexibility and independence they offer. They cost less than guided bicycle tours but still maintain a level of support and convenience that allows you to explore on your own schedule without sweating the logistics.

If you enjoy traveling with a group, meeting new people, and having a guide and structured daily schedule, then a guided group bike tour is probably the best fit for you. The guides point out places of interest, organize excursions and activities and are there in case of breakdowns (mechanical or human).

What's included?

Use this chart below to see what's typically included in each type of tour. But, remember, inclusions vary by tour. Be sure to read the "Included Services" on each tour page for exact details on a specific tour.  

Guided v. self-guided tours

Get further details on the different riding styles, what's typically included in the price and services, and what's not usually included by clicking below!