Our bike tours are designed for those who want to discover some of the most scenic parts of Germany and Italy while biking at a leisurely pace. Our tours are great for beginner and experienced cyclists alike. You can opt to bike more or less, depending on your preferences, and support vans are provided on every trip. You will bike primarily on dedicated, car-free bike paths with very little elevation. We also offer electric assist bikes for those who would like an even more relaxed trip. Biking along peaceful rivers and stunning valleys, past vineyards and medieval castles, through charming medieval towns and scenic countryside- you will love experiencing Europe at a relaxed pace on two wheels!
ABOUT OUR BIKE TOURS
Our bike tours are designed for people looking for an active vacation, who are interested in biking but also want to take the time to stop and enjoy the sights. The routes that we use are ideal for cyclists- the vast majority of the biking is on flat, bikes-only paths free of cars, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful scenery around you. We bike 15-40 miles per day at a leisurely pace, with more time free time allotted in certain areas to help you get the most out of your trip. If you would prefer less biking, you can opt for an electric assist bike, can take a break and ride in our support van, or in Germany you can take a cruise on the river to our next destination. If you want to bike faster or slower than the group, we will provide a GPS navigation system with turn by turn directions for you to use. Our tours include luggage transfers so your bags will be waiting in your room when you arrive, daily breakfast, comfortable accommodations in 3-4 star hotels, 21 speed hybrid bike rentals with panniers, and two friendly leaders who will do whatever they can to ensure you have trip of a lifetime!
Bike Tours FAQs
How far do we bike?
Depends on the day and the trip! The furthest distance in a day is about 40 miles (65 km), and the shortest is about 8 miles (13 km). There are always options to bike more or less if you would like.
What is an electric assist bike (e-bike)?
E-bikes are not motorcycles! The e-bikes we use are 7 speed bikes with small electric motors. You can choose whether to have low, medium, or high power, or to turn the motor off entirely. The bike will not go without you pedaling, so you still need to bike, but it makes it significantly easier. Past customers have said “it’s like biking downhill the entire time”, and several people have purchased e-bikes of their own after enjoying one on our tours.
What do I do with my luggage while biking?
We provide luggage transportation for you so that your bags will be waiting for you at your next hotel every day. We also provide panniers (bike bags) so that you can easily carry items you may need during the day (wallet/purse, jacket, etc.).
What type of bikes are provided?
We provide 21 speed hybrid/touring bikes. The vast majority of the biking is on paved paths, but small amounts are on dirt paths or cobblestone streets, making these bikes a much better option than a road bike or mountain bike.
What does a support van do?
If you ever decide that you have had enough biking for the day, our support van can pick you up and drive you to the next hotel/destination. This offers peace of mind as well as the ability for you to personalize the trip to bike fewer miles than planned.
Can I bring my own bike?
You are welcome to bring your own bike! Be sure to contact us for additional information.