Expedition style bike tours

Ride. Rest. Repeat. Relish it all! 

What to expect:

Expeditions are all about long-distance exploration and the challenge of pedaling across continents. This tour style is for folks who want long days in the saddle followed by hearty meals and a good night’s sleep before doing it all over again. Expeditions include all the elements of what we know makes an excellent tour: careful route design, local guides and insightful local experiences. You will love this style of touring if you’re keen to embark on an adventure with others, are a confident, experienced cyclist, are comfortable cycling in remote locations, and can easily roll with a variety of accommodations, from basic to luxurious.

Although we work hard to select the appropriate routes, on expedition tours we may not have scouted every single mile in advance.

What’s included on expedition tours:

  • Tour leaders: Our tour leaders start with an unlimited supply of energy, and mix in talent, resourcefulness, and knowledge of local history and geography. These expert interpreters will be there when you need them and have a sixth sense for knowing when to help, and when to let adventure happen naturally.
  • Lodging: Accommodations on Expedition tours are generally 3 star-hotels with a private bathroom 90% of the time with the occasional 2 or 4-star hotel. We cannot always guarantee single and private rooms in every hotel due to the size of some establishments. 
  • Meals: Meals on our Expedition tours are as important as having a good bike! We’ll always seek the most genuine local and regional cuisine and make sure that you have enough energy for the next day. All breakfasts are included and will almost always be at the hotel. Lunches on your own might be on the road (either as a pack lunch or we’ll recommend cafes and grocery stores on the way where you can get picnic supplies). 
  • Bikes: Choose a high-quality, lightweight titanium hybrid or road bike, or tandem. E-bikes are not available on most Expeditions. Review the options on our bikes page
  • Navigation: ExperiencePlus! chalk arrows are your primary tool for navigating on Expedition tours. GPS-tracks, though not necessary, are also provided to download to your own device. 
  • Tour Leaders: Expedition tours will be led by a team of tour leaders, depending on group size. Learn more about our tour leaders at our tour leader page.
  • Van Support: Expedition tours will have limited van support. Instead of seeing the van throughout the day you may only see it once. If you need a ride you may have to wait until after it has arrived at the hotel, deposited the luggage and double backs for you. 
  • Tour leader gratuities are included in Expedition tours pricing. 
  • Tips and gratuities at tour hotels and group meals.
  • Travel assistance with transportation to and from the tour, including arranging extra nights at the tour starting and/or ending hotels. 
  • Complimentary gift.

What’s not included

  • Transportation to and from the bicycling tour including airfare or ground transportation.
  • Helmets – we ask that you bring your own to ensure the safest fit
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages with group dinners.
  • Trip Insurance – learn more about trip insurance at our travel planning pages

Find a tour

Expedition: Chile’s Carretera Austral

Join us on our bicycle expedition along the Carretera Austral from Chile’s Puerto Montt south to Chile Chico into the heart of central Patagonia.
17 days
From USD$8495
Expedition Level 5.0
  • Jan 04, 2025 – Jan 20, 2025
    Book now and save $200 per person! E-bikes not available. Only one Recycle Credit space available.

Bike across Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats

Expedition: Bike Across Britain: Land’s End to John O’Groats

A 3 week ride from south to north, pedaling through 3 countries (England, Wales, Scotland) on an expedition not to be missed!
23 days
From USD$10795
Expedition Level 4.0
    No dates currently scheduled.
    Private departures available.
Alpine Arc

Alpine Arc Expedition: Lyon to Ljubljana

Geographers and hydrologists have divided Europe’s alps into 36 mountain regions and pre-Alpine formations. This bicycle expedition takes you through and along 16 of those regions incorporating several glaciated valleys for easy rides while alternating with challenging mountain passes and Italy’s scenic Lake District. 
23 days
From USD$11595
Expedition Level 4.5
  • Jul 06, 2025 – Jul 28, 2025
    Book now and save $200 per person! No Recycle Credit spaces available.

2025 Expedition: Bike Across Britain: Land’s End to John O’Groats

A 3 week ride from south to north, pedaling through 3 countries (England, Wales, Scotland) on an expedition not to be missed!
22 days
From TBA
Expedition Level 4.0
  • Aug 02, 2025 – Aug 23, 2025