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New Bicycle Tour Itineraries in 2020

by ExperiencePlus! - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Check out our new and updated classic bicycle tours.

We’ve got plenty of exciting new and updated tours in the mix for 2020. In addition to our new Spotlight and Explorer tours, we’ve got a lot of exciting new and updated Classic tours on the calendar for 2020. To learn more about how our tours differ, visit our tour styles page.  Here are a few trips to whet your appetite as you decide where to travel next!


Grand Bicycling Tour of Alsace and the Black Forest

Cross borders and sample a colorful combination of cultures as you cycle through France, Germany, and Switzerland. This unique corner of the world is home to stunning landscapes from thick pine forests to crystal clear lakes nestled under the Alps. Enjoy peaceful rides past French vineyards, and find yourself in charming towns with historic architecture unharmed by WWII bombings. Take a tour of cultural crossroads where French finesse meets German gusto meets Swiss beauty as this region enjoys a perfect balance between architecture, nature, and gastronomy. Join us as we explore the wine roads and villages of Alsace, Germany’s Black Forest and colorful towns, and Switzerland’s vast natural beauty. The rides are beautiful, the villages delightful and the combination of French, German and Swiss food is perfect for cyclists.

Highlights: Some of France’s best cuisine, Parc Regional des Vosges du Nord, Alsatian villages, The Wine Road, Saverne, Colmar, Wine and brewery tasting, Freiburg, crossing borders, fairytale scenery and medieval towns, Konstanz

2020 Departure Dates

Grand Bicycling Tour of Alsace and the Black Forest (14-Days)

July 5 – 18
August 9 – 22

Bicycling the Vineyards of Alsace (8-Days)

July 5 – 12
August 9 – 16

Bicycling the Black Forest to Lake Constance (8-Days)

July 11 – 18
August 15 – 22


Cycling Copenhagen to Stockholm

In 2016 we first cycled across Sweden on an Expedition ride through Scandinavia. Enthralled by the quality of the roads, the beautiful and tranquil scenery and the unique towns we have designed a tour that connects two of the most iconic Scandinavian cities in Northern Europe. Join us for a 2-week tour and pedal from Copenhagen to Stockholm on idyllic roads.

Start in Copenhagen, dubbed the “most livable city and bike capital of the world” and cross from Denmark to Sweden.  Enchanting forests, rugged coastlines and quiet country roads will be the backdrop as you follow the Kattegattleden, Sweden’s first national bicycle route from Copenhagen to Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city.

Soak in Sweden as you cycle tranquil roads, passing typical Swedish farms and tour some of its most famous attractions including a private tour of one of the country’s most beautiful castles: Läckö Castle. You will cycle across Sweden’s greatest civil-engineering feat, the Göta Canal and finish with a ride on the S/S Mariefred steam ship which has been taking the same route into Stockholm since 1903.

If you don’t have enough time for the full trip, consider joining us on the first half from Copenhagen to Gothenburg or the second half from Gothenburg to Stockholm.

Highlights: Copenhagen and its bustling bike culture, bike paths, Hamlet’s castle in Helsingor, ride the Kattegattleden route, learn about maritime history in Denmark and Sweden. Guided visit of Gothenburg, Lake Vattern (one of Europe’s largest fresh water lakes), Läckö Castle private visit, Kornettgarden Café Museum, learn about the Gota Canal and its locks, steamship into Stockholm.

2020 Departure Dates

Cycling Copenhagen to Stockholm (14 days)

June 9 – 22
June 30 – July 13

Cycling Copenhagen to Gothenburg (7 days)

June 9 – 15
June 30 – July 6

Cycling Gothenburg to Stockholm (8 days)

June 15 – 22
July 6 – 13


Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry Plus! Lyon

Cycle from one cultural capital to another as you ride between the border of France and Switzerland enjoying captivating landscapes including the crystal waters of France’s deepest lake, Lac du Bourget. Cycle past quaint villages and rolling vineyards, explore abbeys and architectural feats including cycling over the “Pont de l’Abime, a stunning suspension bridge constructed in the 1800’s. Along the way you’ll stop in colorful towns nestled in the shadow of the Alps and then cycle past breathtaking lakes and forests all the while tasting some of France’s most famous culinary specialties. Finally, you’ll end in one of the most renowned food capitals in all of France, if not the world, Lyon.

Highlights:  Four, two-night stays, Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, Lake du Bourget, medieval villages, Savoy French Cuisine, wine tasting in the Beaujolais, guided tour of Lyon and Cluny

2020 Departure Dates

Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry (7 days)

June 25 – July 1
August 20-26

Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry Plus! Lyon (11 days)

June 25 – July 5
August 20 – 30


Explorer: Cycling the Algarve

A paved and dirt bicycling adventure through the southernmost coastal region of Portugal, the Algarve. You will begin at the Spanish border as you pedal towards Cabo de São Vicente, also known as the end of the world. Along the way you will cycle past windswept dunes, ocher cliffs, sleepy beach towns and experience the warm culture of the Algarve. Ride through valleys filled with dense cushions of Mediterranean vegetation defined by their rocky surroundings, and along clear water streams. Explore the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a lagoon system that extends over 60 km (37 miles) of the coastline and is home to hundreds of bird species. Discover the lovely Moorish town of Silves or the cliff site of Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Join us to cycle under sunny skies, and over a variety of paved and dirt terrain as you explore sandy shores as far as the eyes can see, soaring cliffs, whitewashed fishing villages, and a true taste of the warm Mediterranean culture.

Highlights: Ria Formosa – a wild Paradise, old cities, typical villages, beautiful beaches of Algarve and Lagos, Cape S. Vicente – once known as “the end of the world”, Moorish-style architecture, Mediterranean nature and ocean landscapes

2020 Departure Dates:

Cycling the Algarve (8 Days)

May 3-10
September 24 – October 1

Want a run down of all of our five styles of bike tours? Compare all of our tour styles here!


Spotlight: Costa Brava

Home to some of Spain’s most iconic cities and famous characters, Catalonia is a one of a kind destination. With a history as diverse as the territory and a cultural identity and language of its own, this Spanish community will delight and fascinate. We’ll spend our first three nights in the Bay of Roses, (rated in the top 10 of most beautiful bays in the world). Using a wonderful spa hotel as home base you’ll cycle to stunning nearby towns including Roses, Escala and Cadaques. The mornings will be spent cycling while the afternoons are yours to… sit by the hotel pool, schedule a massage, explore Roman ruins, or try a few water sports in the bay. Once our exploration of the area is complete we’ll cycle to Figueres, birthplace of the famous painter Salvador Dali from there we’ll head to our hotel, a 17th century mill that’s been converted into a stunning estate. We’ll spend our final days of cycling exploring hidden fishing villages, quiet towns, and the foothills of the Pyrenees where we’ll taste the regions famous wine.

Highlights: Bay of Roses, Catalonia’s medieval villages, Cadaques, Dalí museum, foothills of the Pyrenees, wine country

2020 Departure Dates:

Spotlight: Costa Brava (6-Days)

May 25-30
August 31 -September 5

Want a run down of all of our five styles of bike tours? Compare all of our tour styles here!


Book Early and Save

Take advantage of our annual Early Booking Discount and save $200, per person on all 2020 bicycle tours. Submit your reservation by November 15th, and we’ll reward you for planning early! Some 2020 tours are already full, so secure your spot now and save before the Early Booking Discount ends!

Re-Cyclers: Remember if you are on your 5th, 10th or 15th ExperiencePlus! tour, we do limit Re-Cycle discounts to two per departure so it is also important for you to book sooner rather than later. Only one discount per person.


 

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