Bike tours are one of those things that you either love or you hate. It has a lot to do with riding your bike, yes, but it also has to do with so much more than that. If you love scenic routes, enjoying fresh mountain air, or you just enjoy seeing how the other part of the world lives, you definitely need to check out bike tours around the world, in this case the United States. North America is not France or Italy, by any means, but we still do have some amazing landscape, history and cultural experiences that anyone would be happy to join in on. More than that if you love places like France and Italy, you might find that certain North American locations like California or Oregon have all the same dishes you love, but in a more English friendly locale. If you want to take a look at some of the Top bike tours in North America as far as bike tours around the world are considered, continue reading below for more.
Vermont and New York State
If you are looking for a place closer to home in the US, this custom bike tour has everything you need. It’s brought to you by Sojourn Bike Tours. You will travel from the Green mountains to Adirondack Mountains and then to one of the largest lakes in the US – Lake Champlain. As a person that has traveled to these areas via car, I can tell you that these three locations are some of the best in the US Because this tour is available in Sept as well as October, and you will be in locations with plentiful trees, flowers and plants, you will get to see Mother Nature in her most glorious phase – fall! You will have 5 nights of accommodation for lodging, all of your meals taken care of, a van for support as well as some extra options such as a guided canoe tour, a cruise across the lakes and of course a tour of one of the farms to sample freshly made cheddar cheese! This custom guided tour costs around $1900 and you will need to travel anywhere from 25miles to 55 miles per day.
United States – Cross Country
For this trip, it’s literally the United States – cross country! This is for the big dogs. Yes, you will enjoy the scenery. Yes, you will be taken care of as far as lodging and food goes. Yes, you will have an amazing time. But, this is specifically for advanced riders with some mileage on their bikes. In fact, you will be given an interview before you book your trip to see if you are really prepared for the trip and ready for the mileage. This one is brought to you by Trek Travel and it includes 3600 miles of cycling over 45 days! There are some really cool things available on this trip such as beach scenery, farmland, a few really cool historical sites and much more. Included for the 44 night lodging is breakfast every day, 38 lunches, 36 dinners and all drinks and snacks you will need during the day. You will also find cycle rentals along with any gear you might need like gloves, helmets and water bottles. The trip is a little more than expensive, but hey it’s a 45 day trip guys! This one costs $17,000 for double occupancy and about $3500 for single. The route is intense but it varies. Some days you might go through flat plains while other days you will be trekking mountains. This one suggests that you can ride 37 miles to $150 miles per day!
Brought to you by a touring company called Austin Adventures, this spectacular bike tour includes all the amazing locations and routes you would expect from South Dakota. You will be able to see some of the biggest pine forests in the country, alongside abandoned railroads, riding through well-known treks like the Black Kills and be able to hike the base of one of the most iconic masterpieces in the world – Mount Rushmore. This awesome trip is five nights long, but it includes a minimal amount of luxury hence the price, but this might be a good option for some of you out there reading this right now. You will get all meals paid in full – breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is always welcome, you will also be able to rent helmets, bikes and other gear and equipment via the company that is included in the cost which is about $2000 per person. It’s not really that high of a price at all for this spectacular location. You will be expected to ride around 30-35 miles per day though, so this might be a better trip suited for moderate to experienced riders.