There are so many reasons to love traveling in the fall. The crisp air of autumn offers a welcome respite from the summer heat, the colors of foliage emerge in their full brilliance, and oftentimes destinations are less crowded after the summertime rush of vacationers have headed home. Experience the best of fall and ride past the vibrant oranges, bright yellows, and deep reds of autumn and sample hot cider in Vermont, kayak in Sedona and Savannah, savor delicious wines in Niagara and Sonoma, discover the southern hospitality of Mississippi’s Natchez Trace, admire the gorgeous blue hues of Lake Annecy in France, and soak up the sun at coastal beaches in Basque Country or Cape Cod on our 2020 fall guided bicycle tours. These tours feature some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and the varying climate options offer the best of sunshine and cool fall air.
St. George, Utah
Welcome to the awe-inspiring crown jewels of the Southwest where you commune with nature amid some of North America’s most magnificent landscapes. Explore Zion’s magnificent sandstone slot canyons and Bryce Canyon’s surreal maze of red spires. Soak up the Old West atmosphere at historic park lodges in the heart of American canyon-lands on this Bryce and Zion National Park Bike Tour.
Colorful fall foliage season is a favorite for our award-winning Vermont tours. The pristine Vermont air takes on an especially crisp feel on sunshine-filled fall days. Ride through the small towns and covered bridges of the Lake Champlain Valley’s gently rolling terrain. Visit the Old Round Church, sample cider and donuts at a local orchard, and enjoy a taste of IPA from a small craft brewery. As you make your way east to the storybook village of Stowe, Vermont’s Green Mountains rise from valley floors with foliage shades of red, orange, and yellow. Visit a family-run woolen mill that has been outfitting Vermonters for over a century. Indulge yourself at Topnotch Resort and Spa, a luxurious oasis nestled on a hillside overlooking Vermont’s tallest mountain. Experience the fall colors of Vermont in fine style.
Our award-winning tour of the Lake Champlain Valley features Vermont’s stunning fall foliage, prized country roads, and picture book landscapes. Ride through historic covered bridges and explore quaint villages in one of the most beautiful states in the US during peak foliage season. Enjoy stays in charming country inns and a classic turn-of-the-century lakeside resort. Cruise across Lake Champlain to ride fabulous routes on the opposite shore. Sample delicious treats at a local chocolatier and visit a gorgeous horse farm. Gentle valley farmland offers miles of fabulous cycling, and mountain foothills are close enough to provide challenging options for those who want them. This is a true inn-to-inn tour—there are no vehicle transfers except for short trips to and from Burlington.
Bike in Southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and Saguaro National Park bike tour with the addition of new and unexplored riding routes and a unique bird-watching walk in Patagonia Lake State Park. Recognized by Outside Magazine as a “life-list-worthy tour”, the trip features miles of fabulous cycling through the Sonoran Desert that leads to a quaint artsy border town of Tubac and offers an even mix of epic ride options for avid riders as well as more non-biking and easier options for casual cyclists.
Experience one of New England’s most beloved seacoast vacation destinations on our Cape Cod bike trip.Artists have long been drawn to the Cape’s landscapes and soft light. Unspoiled sand dunes line beaches for nearly 30 miles along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Charming villages feature historic homes and picturesque harbors that still host working fishing fleets. Country roads and the Cape Cod Rail Trail invite exploration by bicycle.
Savannah, GA / Charleston, SC
The low country, a 200-mile stretch of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, covers a region that exudes an aristocratic charm draped in southern hospitality, fascinating history, charming Victorian and Antebellum architectures, delectable cuisine, and a quintessential scenic character. This relatively easier cycling trip will take you through and around the historic Savannah, GA, Gorgeous Beaufort, and Charming Charleston, SC.
With more than 425 wineries, miles of stunning Pacific coastline, and a towering Redwood Forest, California's Sonoma Wine Country and Coast is a travel paradise. World-class wineries and vineyards await and we visit the magnificent Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys, each distinguished by their unique terrain and wines.
Prescott, AZ / Sedona, AZ
The Northern Arizona tour features outstanding biking, hiking, kayaking, unparalleled natural wonders, and a diverse selection of culinary options. The tour takes you through one of the most beautiful regions in the world, based around the cities of Prescott and Sedona.
Antebellum mansions, southern hospitality, and miles of open roads – Welcome to Mississippi! Savor some of the south’s most delectable cuisine, tour antiquated mansions that date back to the Civil War, and discover the deep roots of this region on visits to monuments and historic sites. Cycle along the peaceful Natchez Trace Parkway, a cyclist’s paradise that is a well-paved limited access highway with very little traffic and stop in neighboring historic cities.
Buffalo, New York
Tour one of the world’s top wine regions on bike paths and country roads that are as relaxing as they are scenic. These peaceful byways are lined with vineyards, farms, orchards, and waterways that traverse the land nestled between Lakes Ontario and Erie. Ice wine put the Niagara Wine Country on the map and now the region’s Bordeaux and Burgundy-styled wines are making their mark in the worldwide arena. Fall in love with Niagara-on-the-Lake, the “prettiest town in Canada.” Follow the Niagara River Recreation Trail to a lovely park overlooking the greatest waterfall in North America—Niagara Falls. Enjoy private wine tastings at a variety of unique and highly regarded wineries, dine on some of the top cuisine in Canada, and unwind in luxurious wine country inns.
Viana Do Castelo, Portugal / Porto, Portugal
Pristine beaches, famous wineries, a stay at a newly developed sports hotel, a night in the whimsical luxury of a wine barrel suite, and a private cruise down the Douro river set the tone for this Portuguese adventure. Explore Viana do Castelo, cycle over the famed Ponte Eiffel, past gentle rivers, towering mountains, and the stunning Atlantic Coast. Wander off the beaten track to historic vineyards of Porto, Vinho Verde wine region, and Douro River Valley.
Embark on a remarkable journey to the heart and soul of the gorgeous Basque Country and Rioja wine region. Basque, or Euskadi, is an incredibly hospitable and independent community in Northern Spain and Southern France. Ride breathtaking routes through vibrant Rioja vineyards and captivating Basque fishing villages. Awaken your taste buds at Michelin-star styled restaurants and experience extraordinary Pintxo culture.
Annecy, France / Chamonix, France
Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Alps. Admire the gorgeous blue hues of Lake Annecy. Pedal up the switchbacks of the 2018 Stage 10 of the Tour de France from Bluffy to La Clusaz. Ride into the Rhone Alps through the chic farming villages of Flumet and Megève. Explore the Italian mountain town of Courmayeur in Aosta Valley. Take in the glamour of breathtaking Chamonix on the foothills of Mont Blanc.