8 Ideal Bike Tours for Food Lovers Slideshow

8 Ideal Bike Tours for Food Lovers Slideshow

You know that when the operator is called Gourmet Cycling Travel, you're in for the best of both worlds — prime biking complete with heart-stopping views and unforgettable meals. Their Bordeaux to San Sebastian tour is fantastically food-focused, with stops for wine tastings, historic towns, gourmet picnics with gorgeous backdrops, Michelin-starred restaurants, and castles along the way. (Activity level: medium to hard)

Butterfield and Robinson's Burgundy Biking tour is a six-day classic culinary adventure that takes riders from a casual afternoon of wine tasting at a private vineyard in Morey St. Denis to a farewell breakfast in Dijon. In between are miles of country roads through medieval villages and stops along the way at castles, which host riders for perfect picnic lunches. (Activity level: medium)

We're partial to the central coast of California, if for no other reason than its laid-back vibes, stunning coastline, and endless good food (can you blame us?). Trek Travel offers a biking tour that takes advantage of (and showcases) all that and more with their San Francisco to Santa Barbara trip. Bike rides along the coast into quaint towns mean boardwalk strolls and indulging on fresh, local seafood paired with, of course, California wines. It also means a stop at Hearst Castle. (Activity level: medium)

Recently, we've been lauding the culinary and wine tasting landscape of Croatia. And VBT’s tour of Croatia's Dalmatian Islands is a fantastic way to really get to know the place inside and out. The tour spans Hvar and Brac, with stops along the way for cooking lessons and dinner in a private home, as you ride past stunning poppy fields and olive trees. (Activity level: medium)

Traveling to Jordan with DuVine Adventures means luxury accommodations, an introduction to authentic Jordanian cuisine, and picnics near castle remains. Everything about their Jordan tour is romantic and culinary-minded, with a Petra by Night tour (candlelit, thank you) and stops for food chosen by in-the-know locals, whether it's a favorite local hangout in Wadi Musa or dinner at sunset in a Bedouin camp. (Activity level: medium to hard)




Backroads Bike Riders offers a cycling tour of one of Canada’s most charming seaside destinations—Nova Scotia. On this trip, ride along the coastline dotted with lighthouses, speed past hillsides covered with bright flowers, and stop along the way for fresh seafood in small villages and to rest in royal-approved accommodations. (Activity level: medium)

Starting just beyond Cape Town in the winelands of South Africa known as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, DuVine's South Africa bike tour is a wine-soaked dream. Stellenbosch and Franschhoek will see riders stopping for wine tastings, cooking lessons, estate dinners, and a tour of the Franschhoek Wine and Olive Estate before spending a few days along the Cape Peninsula's stunning coastline. (Activity level: medium)


Of course, Tuscany is the classic culinary destination that has yet to be trumped. REI Adventurers offers a Tuscany Cycling trip with miles of vineyards on one side, crumbling villas on the other, and stops for fresh, mouthwatering Tuscan cuisine. Working its way from Pienza to Siena, the tour winds through romantic hillside towns like Montepulciano, Cortona, and Chianti. (Activity level: medium to hard)