Five New Bike Tours That Should Be On Your Radar

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By Jehiel • April 30, 2019

Don't get us wrong, we could bike through tulip fields and sample creamy Dutch cheese with no complaints (obviously), but sometimes we crave something a bit different.

Picture this: Exploring the Galapagos by bike & boat and getting to see the infamous Blue-Footed Booby or learning about World World II from the perspective of the Dutch pedalling by battlefields and bunkers. Maybe you don't have to say goodbye to tulips and cheese after all! We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel. Instead, we are allowing those wheels to take us someplace new!

Here are five new tours that should totally be on your radar...

Galapagos Bike and Boat

Guided | Easy | 9 Days

Yes, you read that correctly...a bike and boat tour in the Galapagos Islands! This is one of the most unique experiences we have ever offered. Enjoy hiking, snorkeling, swimming, and of course, biking! Stay aboard the Beluga, your very own luxury yacht, as well as a couple of nights in one-of-a-kind lodges!

Highlights:

  • Overnight in San Cristobal
  • Cycling to El Junco crater lake
  • Flora and fauna of the islands
  • Unique natural landscape
  • Trail walking, swimming, snorkeling amongst the wildlife
  • Wonderful accommodations
  • Expertise and knowledge of certified guides


Holland - WWII Reflections

Guided | Easy | 9 Days

Experience World War II History from the perspective of the Dutch. On this WWII focused bike tour in The Netherlands, your personal guide is a local Dutch WWII historian. As you cycle present-day Holland, imagine this lovely landscape transformed by war, invasion, occupation, starvation, and finally liberation.

Highlights:

  • Guiding by a local Dutch expert in WWII history
  • Airborne Museum Hartenstein
  • Airborne Museum at the Bridge in Arnhem
  • Other memorials, monuments, and cemeteries
  • National Park De Hoge Veluwe
  • Kroller-Muller Museum
  • Cycling the vast Dutch cycling infrastructure
  • Unique accommodations

If World War history is not your thing, see a complete list of our bike tours in the Netherlands.


Cycling and Cooking in Portugal

Guided/Self-Guided | Easy-Moderate | 8 Days

This electric bike tour in Portugal combines culture and cuisine! By day enjoy picturesque landscapes and Portugal's mild climate from the bike saddle. In the evening, participate in a cooking class on authentic Alentejo food!

Highlights:

  • Natural park of Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros
  • Beautiful region of Èvora, Unesco World Heritage site
  • Monastery of Batalha and Monastery of Alcobaça
  • Limestone Caves
  • Wine tasting
  • Coastal biking
  • Wonderful accommodations
  • Cooking classes

Explore more bike tours in Portugal...


Puglia - Heel of Italy

Guided/Self-Guided | Easy-Moderate | 8-9 Days

This tour highlights the very best of Puglia - the Heel of Italy! Renowned for its farmlands, villages, and rugged coastlines, the region of Salento is the perfect place for a bike tour. This is a tour that focuses on "slow travel", a mindset that encourages you to soak in your environment and allow yourself to experience new things.

Don’t forget to check out the extensions in Matera and Alberobello!

Highlights:

  • The sea front jewels of Gallipoli and Otranto
  • Baroque and sophisticated Lecce
  • Luxurious Leuca
  • Apulian landscape and seascape
  • Simple but diverse cuisine and world famous wines
  • Local wine and product tastings
  • True immersion in local arts, crafts, and family
  • Optional cooking class at local agriturismo


Burgundy to Provence

Guided/Self-Guided | Moderate | 8 Days

Through the Burgundy region, known for its wine and cuisine, and Provence and the landscapes that were so dear to Van Gogh, you will bike the typical French landscape, celebrating the land of fine art and living.

Highlights:

  • Lyon: World Heritage Site
  • Vienne: a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire
  • Ampuis: the vines of Côte-Rôtie
  • Centre d’observation de l’ Ile du Beurre: an island whose changing landscapes bear witness to the Rhône’s wild side
  • Tournon-sur-Rhône: a town surrounded by reputed northern Côtes du Rhône vineyards
  • Valence: a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire
  • Port de l'Epervière: dramatic views
  • Les Tourettes: known for its château and chapel.
  • Cruas: magnificently restored abbey
  • Rochemaure: medieval village set dramatically on an old volcanic dike
  • Montélimar: Provençal town with the medieval Château des Adhémar
  • Viviers: from Roman times, this little city attracted lords and merchants.
  • Bourg-Saint-Andéol: Romanesque church and a rare carving of the Persian bull-slaying god Mithra

Looking for something a bit different? Browse our bike tours by category.

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