Some of the best places in the world to spend the summer are right here in the United States and Canada. Whether it’s the warmth of endless sunshine, the stunning beauty of nature coming to its peak, or simply the feelings of nostalgia summertime brings, there is certainly something special about a summer bicycle tour. Whether your dream summer bike tour involves Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, exploring the green mountains of Vermont on “one of the top 10 bike tours in the world,” riding along Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, soaking in the quintessentially European Quebec City, brewery hopping on Vermont’s world-famous IPA Trail, or floating around Maine’s Acadia National Park on a kayak or a sailboat, Sojourn has something to offer for your style of summer adventure!
Ride through historic covered bridges and explore quaint villages in one of the most beautiful states in the US. 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. History buffs will enjoy important sites including those of famous maritime battles and the Underground Railroad.
Bar Harbor, Maine
Acadia, our nation’s smallest National Park, is revered as one of the most scenic and beautiful of our national treasures. Situated primarily on Mt. Desert Island, the park is an incredible blend of rocky shoreline, dense forest, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, and granite-domed hills. Best explored by bicycle and on foot, you will also enjoy a guided kayak excursion and a sail on a Maine Windjammer. Cruise across Frenchman’s Bay to Schoodic Peninsula to ride along stunning coastline and through several of Maine’s classic fishing villages.
Oregon’s Columbia Gorge region is tough to beat for spectacular scenery, amazing cycling routes, beautiful hiking trails, and exciting (but not over the top!) river rafting. Stunning vistas highlight rides along the Columbia Gorge Historic Highway, a gorgeous two-lane road, and the first National Scenic Highway in the country. This winding route provides stunning views as it passes the world’s greatest concentration of waterfalls and offers magnificent vistas over the Gorge. Visit a remote alpine lake fed by glaciers high on the flanks of Mt. Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak.
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.
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.
Home to breathtaking scenery and world-class wineries, this tour features gorgeous rolling terrain that showcases expansive vistas of farmland, vineyards, and narrow fingers of the lakes for which this region of Upstate New York is named. Cyclists who enjoy scenic rides on lightly traveled roads through rolling countryside will be enthralled by our routes in the Finger Lakes region. Vineyards compete with cows and other crops throughout the tour as Yates County is the largest grower of wine grapes outside of California, boasting over 5,000 acres of lush plantings.
Back by popular demand! This Vermont weekend bike tour is based on the shore of Lake Champlain, just south of Burlington. Ride a selection of routes from our Lake Champlain Valley Tour that was named a World’s 10 Best Bike Tour by Frommer’s and to Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 5 US Bike Tours List! Cycling routes follow country roads typical of those that have made Vermont a world renowned destination for bike tours.
There's something brewing in those Vermont hills. Riding scenic country roads in search of the world's finest craft beer. The Green Mountain state ranks first in the US for the number of craft breweries per capita, and is home to some of the best beers in the world. Sojourn pioneered bike and brewery tours in Vermont nearly a decade ago as Vermont’s craft beer grew to be world-renowned. Explore 9 World-Renowned Craft Breweries along the IPA highway + an award winning bike route on this 5 days/4 nights bike & brew trip.
Glacier National Park offers some of nature's most stunning displays in the world. Pristine lakes, spectacular glacier-carved valleys, snow-capped mountains, and abundant wildlife enthrall you at every bend in the road. Ride the famed Going-to-the-Sun-Road, visit the captivating Waterton Lakes in Alberta, and spend two nights at the iconic Prince of Wales hotel by the gorgeous Waterton Lakes and explore this once in a lifetime experience on foot and on your saddle.
The Jasper to Banff tour takes you on two of the greatest mountain roadways in the world - The Icefields Parkway and The Bow Valley Parkway. The route embraces everything a cyclist yearns for: long downhill stretches past snow-capped peaks, sweeping vistas, spectacular turquoise blue lakes, and two mountain passes – Sunwapta and Bow – that take you up to elevations in excess of 7,000 feet for breathtaking views.
Banff and Jasper National Parks have a rich heritage as two of the world’s most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. Ride past snow-capped peaks and hike along glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas, which are just part of the allure of the parks on this Canadian Rockies bike tour. Make your way from Banff to Jasper, witnessing unparalleled mountain scenery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Québec City, and much of the French-speaking Province of Québec, feels worlds away despite its close proximity to the US. Routes closely trace rivers sailed by Frenchman Samuel de Champlain as he extended his exploration from Québec City, and the settlement he established there, southwest to Lake Champlain. The ride follows some of the oldest routes in North America, winding through small villages, past tidy farms, and by imposing churches that serve as centerpieces for their towns. The friendly Québécois speak some English but are always appreciative of even piecemeal attempts to communicate in French so, début practiquer votre Français maintenant!
Ottawa / Montréal
Explore two of Canada’s most cycling-friendly and culturally rich cities. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, boasts an enviable network of scenic bike paths that parallel the city’s waterways and lead to major points of interest such as Parliament Hill, the locks of the Rideau Canal, and lively ByWard Market. The peaceful countryside between Ottawa and Montréal offers miles of uninterrupted cycling through farmland and small villages, both in Ontario and Québec. Ride the fabulous Lachine Canal bike path into Montréal where your boutique lodging in Old Montréal provides the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city.
Ocean breezes, seaside towns, sandy shores, and fishing villages- Nova Scotia is the hidden gem of Canada. Savor some of the best seafood on the Atlantic Coast. Explore historic sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of old town Lunenburg. Experience the world’s highest tides of Bay of Fundy and the innovative dykelands that contain them. Cycle through the stunning countryside, past the sapphire blues of the Atlantic Ocean in Mahone Bay, Blue Rocks and Lahave Island on this Nova Scotia Bicycle Tour.
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.