Cycling Tours to Escape the Winter

Cycling Tours to Escape the Winter


1. Tuscany Bike Tours

Tuscany offers a variety of bike tours to choose from. Explore the beauty of Italy with the Tuscany Bike Tour, the Tuscan Coast Bike Tour and the Tuscany Active Gourmet Bike Tour. Experience the spectacular Renaissance art, drink Tuscan wines and enjoy the delicious homemade Italian pasta and cheeses.

2. Chile Bike Tour

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Take a 7-day, 6-night bike tour starting and ending in Temuco, Chile. Explore the incredible volcanic landscapes, bike through Villarrica National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the Seven Lakes route. On day four, don’t forget your camera because you are riding towards Huife Hot Springs, and on your last day, you will visit the breathtaking Huilo Huilo waterfalls.

3. Mallorca Bike Tour/Mallorca Family Bike Tour

Capture the beauty of Spain and Portugal on one of their Mallorca bike tours. The Mallorca bike tour is for intermediate to advanced riders; the entire trip is 6 days and 5 nights. You will start out in Mallorca, make your way through the Tramuntana Mountains, ride up the Col de Soller and end your trip riding through Valdemossa, Banyalbufar and Estellencs. Mallorca Family tour is much easier and full of sightseeing. You will cycle along country roads, through villages and admire the numerous almond orchards.

4. Bike Tour from Glacier to Yellowstone

For your chance to visit two of the most beautiful National Parks in the U.S. take the bike tour from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park. The Cycling House will guide you through Montana, providing you with a unique way to view the west. This is an advanced tour and very difficult but the reward is incredible, you will have the opportunity to ride through glacier and the rocky mountain front.

5. Backcountry Hot Springs Biking Trip

The Western Spirit mountain biking tour is a 5-day tour through Idaho. Travel through the wilderness and experience the beautiful wildflowers and incredible hot springs. You tour will begin in Ketchum, Idaho, you will ride along the Boise River and ride down to the town of Featherville. This is an intermediate ride with dirt roads and some singletrack trail options.

6. Solvang Ride Camp

Do you have a passion for wine? Indulge yourself in Danish culture with the Solvang Ride Camp. This camp is usually full of active members on professional cycling teams that are in training. Ride through the Santa Ynez Valley down through the vineyards. Climb Mt. Figueroa, reach the top for stunning views of the Channel Islands. Then cycle to the Foxen canyons and catch incredible landscape views.

7. Coast to Coast

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Let Peak Tours take you on a 3-day, 3-night adventure through northern England. This is a 130-mile ride that takes you from the west coast to the east coast of England. The tour includes a tour leader that bikes along with you and a backup van with cycling equipment just in case you happen to pop one of your tires. You will begin your tour at Workington, make your way to Penrith, cycle to Stanhope and finish your tour in Tynemouth.

8. Arizona Bicycle Tours

Arizona is one of the most popular destinations for winter cycling in the U.S. Sojourn will take you on a 7 days/6 nights tour guided by experienced leaders. You will begin your tour in Tucson, Arizona and end in Tucson, Arizona. Enjoy your ride through Saguaro National Park and Tumacácori National Historic Park. Visit the Sabino Canyon and make your way through Southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. Make your reservations as soon as possible; this tour tends to sell out quickly!

9. Bike across Switzerland

The Ciclismo Classico Switzerland bike tour is 8 days and 7 nights, making it one of the longer tours on this list. If you love culture and lovely lake views this is the perfect tour for you.  Pass through 8 of Switzerland’s incredible canyons, ride through Medieval towns, lakes and valleys and enjoy the cultural experience Fribourg and Vaud have to offer. Included in your overall price are six dinners, two lunches and breakfast every morning.

10. Austria and Czech Republic Bike Tour

Are you a sucker for beautiful landscapes? Take the 9-day, 8-night bike tour through Austria and the Czech Republic with Ciclismo Classico. Ride along quiet bike paths through forests, mountains and small villages. Explore numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and even visit an Austrian sheep farm and learn how to make cheese and yogurt. Bonus: Included in your tour is a nighttime guided walking tour of Steyr.

11. Solvang Cycling Camp for Women

The Solvang Cycling Camp for women is perfect for women who love to get outside and meet others that have the same cycling passions. For one price, you will receive food, accommodations and the trip of a lifetime. Climb incredible mountains, take in the beautiful ocean views, drink amazing wine and dine in some of the best restaurants. This is a 6 days, 5 nights camp and you will ride anywhere from 45-80 miles a day.  

12. Westcoast Bend Mountain Bike

Ready to take your average biking tour to the next level? Go mountain biking through Oregon on the Westcoast Bend Mountain Bike trip. This is a 5 days, 4 nights adventure starting and ending in Bend, Oregon. Bike through forests and visit incredible volcano landscapes. You will spend all of your nights at the Doubletree by Hilton, breakfast and lunch is always included. Also, included in your overall price are private tours, luggage transfers and transportation during your trip.

13. Greenville Ride Camp

Take the 7 days, 6 nights cycling trip through South Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Get ready for some intense climbs, and incredible terrain. Each night you will stay at the Westin Poinsett, and then wake up the next morning to a new and exciting adventure. Get ready to visit the Paris Mountain, Gap Creek, Blue Ridge Mountains and the Hagood Mill.