We’re not just referring to those hours-long century or metric century rides, either. We’re talking about week-long tours that require the endurance of a sled dog and 20-pound panniers.
If you have a few days to spare, and cycling, camping and sightseeing sound like a triple blast of pure enjoyment, it’s time to consider trying a multi-day bike tour.
Alpine ChallengeJune 1-5, 2016, in Annecy, France 1 of 10
It might be a simplistic way of gauging the awesomeness of a ride, but the way we see it, the more you cycle, the better.
We're not just referring to those hours-long century or metric century rides, either. We're talking about week-long tours that require the endurance of a sled dog and 20-pound panniers.
If you have a few days to spare, and cycling, camping and sightseeing sound like a triple blast of pure enjoyment, it's time to consider trying a multi-day bike tour.
Wine Country Bike TrekJune 3-5, 2016, in Los Olivos, Calif. 2 of 10
If you prefer an easy cruise for a few short days as opposed to the brutality of a stage race, the Wine Country Bike Trek is your cup of tea. The three-day ride traverses the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, where a sea of wineries engulf rolling hills, and giant oak trees border the scenic winding roads.
RASDakJune 4-11, 2016, in Lake City, S.D. 3 of 10
The annual Race Across South Dakota takes riders 520 miles lengthwise across the massive northern state.
While the Mount Rushmore State is known for its rugged terrain and infamous badlands, you won't have to rough it too much. as the ride includes on-route support and camping accommodations.
Tour of the Swan River ValleyJune 4-5, 2016, in Missoula, Mont. 4 of 10
Big Sky Country is the breathtaking backdrop for this bike tour, which takes you through spectacular river valleys in the western part of the state.
You'll climb, you'll camp, you'll see the state's gorgeous, sprawling landscapes and you'll eat a hearty pancake breakfast. But, most importantly, you'll create incredible memories.
Bicycle Illinois 2016July 9-16, 2016, in Cairo, Ill. 5 of 10
Cycling the entire state of Illinois, south to north, is no easy task.
Even with the vibrant city of Chicago awaiting your arrival, it's a grueling seven days in the saddle that require a great deal of endurance and motivation to get your two wheels across the finish line. Thankfully, the ride is fully equipped with vehicle support and on-road signage so you can focus on one thing: pedaling.
RedSpoke 2016July 13-17, 2016, in Redmond, Wash. 6 of 10
This fully supported 300-mile bike ride traverses some of our nation's most stunning natural landscapes (aka, the American Northwest).
You'll see breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, river canyons and rolling wheat fields. This ride is limited to 100 participants though, so sign up quickly before it's too late.
CANDISCAugust 6-13, 2016, in Garrison, N.D. 7 of 10
CANDISC is an acronym for Cycling Around ND in Sakakawea Country.
Sakakawea Country is the name of the area that surrounds the picturesque Lake Sakakawea, the third largest lake in the U.S.
This year's route takes riders to Medora, North Dakota, where cyclists will enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of one of our national treasures, Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Cycle AdirondacksAugust 21-27, 2016, in Lake Luzerne-Hadley, N.Y. 8 of 10
Who knew a multi-day bike tour could be so pleasurable?
Like a two-wheeled resort that requires a little bit of pedaling, Cycle Adirondacks includes daily catered meals, fully stocked rest stops, live entertainment, beer, wine and massages. While traversing through the beautiful Adirondack Park in northern New York, you'll have your choice of three, four or seven days of scenic riding.
Around the Island Bike TourOct. 7-9, 2016, in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico 9 of 10
Just a short airline flight from the Florida coast, the small island paradise of Puerto Rico offers gorgeous ocean views, delicious cuisine and distinct architecture. Around the Island Bike Tour gives participants a chance to see the island (yes, the entire island) in three magnificent days at an easy pace, so you won't miss a thing.