Categories: Destinations

Tours for every level of cycling!

by Jessie Beyer - Monday, March 2, 2020

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or you haven’t ridden your bike since you were a kid, we have bicycle tours that allow every type of rider to experience the joy of traveling by bike. Below are four ideas for every type of cyclist.

Level 1.5

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 – Guaranteed to Go!
June 30 – July 13 – Guaranteed to Go!

Cycling Copenhagen to Gothenburg (7 days)

June 9-15 – Guaranteed to Go!
June 30 – July 6 – Guaranteed to Go!

Cycling Gothenburg to Stockholm (8 days)

June 15-22 – Guaranteed to Go!
July 6-13 -Guaranteed to Go!


Level 2

Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia Plus! Ljubljana

This cycling tour has you border hopping through Austria, Slovenia and also features a quick jaunt to Italy for lunch. We’ll experience the fascinating influences of Slavic, German and Italian cultures. Join us to relish alpine landscapes with a hint of the Mediterranean. We’ll bicycle along idyllic alpine lakes in Austria’s Carinthia region and northern Slovenia. Quiet roads and river paths lead us through picturesque villages, traditional farmhouses, imposing medieval castles and cozy hotels. We’ll introduce you to several of Europe’s most overlooked and pleasant cities, Klagenfurt, Villach and Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, a true gem.

Highlights: Tarvisio, Lake Faak, Orientation walk of Ljubljana, Kranj, Lake Ossiach, Drava river path, Klagenfurt, Villach, Lake Bled, Border hopping between Austria, Slovenia, Julian Alps, Triglav Mountain, Savica waterfall, Lake Worth

2020 Departure Dates:

Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia (8-day)

Jul 6-13 – Guaranteed to Go!
Sept 5-12 – 2 More to Guarantee the Departure

Cycling the Lakes of Austria and Slovenia Plus! Ljubljana (11-day)

Jul 6-16 – Guaranteed to Go!
Sept 5-15 – 1 More to Guarantee the Departure

 


Level 3

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, fairy tale scenery and medieval towns, Konstanz

2020 Departure Dates

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

Sep 20-Oct 3 – Guaranteed to Go!

Bicycling the Vineyards of Alsace (8-Days)

Sep 20-27 – Guaranteed to Go!

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

Sep 26-Oct 3 – Guaranteed to Go!


Level 4

Cycling Krakow to Slovakia Plus! Budapest

Bicycle between two of Central Europe’s most fascinating cities on this ride from Krakow to Budapest. We’ll cross the Carpathian Mountains through a low pass in the High Tatra range as we pedal from Poland, through Slovakia and into the Danube Basin in Hungary. Part of our route follows the ancient “Amber Route” that connected the Baltic Sea with the Adriatic. This historic trade route is perfect for cyclists who love undiscovered regions and pedaling through beautiful landscapes.

Highlights: Krakow, Budapest, Riding the hills of Central Slovakia, UNESCO World Heritage sites in Slovakia and Hungary, High Tatra Mountains

2020 Departure Dates

Cycling Krakow to Slovakia Plus! Budapest (13 days)

Jun 19- Jul 1 – Guaranteed to Go!

Cycling Krakow to Slovakia (8 days)

Jun 19-26 – Guaranteed to Go!


 

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Jessie Beyer - Originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Jessie headed west for college and never looked back. She earned a Journalism and Technical Communications degree from Colorado State University, and has since worked in a variety of industries including radio, sustainability, and wine tourism. Jessie combines her passion for travel, cycling, and storytelling to help people understand the unique power of exploring the world from the seat of a bike. A self-proclaimed travel junkie, Jessie has found herself on many extended adventures. She spent 2015 exploring many corners of the world including tramping through New Zealand's mountains, cycling through Europe, and hitching a boat ride down the Mekong river from Laos into Thailand. At home in Colorado you'll likely find her singing her way up mountain trails, talking to strangers, and seeking restaurants with patios and Spanish wines.

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