Bicycle touring the United States is as diverse as the country itself, from energetic wild adventures through isolated Alaska to uber-urban explorations in New York City and quite literally everything in-between. Gathered below are some choice tour selections, mingling a wealth of styles from MTB, road cycling and trail riding to multi-activity vacations including finger-gripping white water rafting, intrepid hiking and kayaking, and more tranquil activities such as yoga retreats and leisurely wine tours.
Throughout this vast and incredibly beautiful landscape lie tremendous destinations to explore by bike. Take your family, friends or loved ones on a pioneering adventure, or travel solo and join a friendly guided group, as you discover the natural beauty of North America from the best seat in the house.
In the far northern reaches, cycle tour the untamed beauty of Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Canada. On the featured tour below, you'll also get the opportunity of heading to the annual Dawson City Music Festival to mingle and party with the local characters. After the hangover, bike and kayak the dramatic surrounding landscapes, which might just be the perfect antidote.
Yukon Canoe and Bike
Experience the best of Alaska and the Yukon Territory with canoeing, biking and live music on a 9 day tour with the option to extend to 12 days including an iconic music festival.
Back to the lower 48, and there's the chance to explore Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons of Wyoming by bike with some hiking, rock climbing and rafting thrown in for good measure.
Grand Tetons & Yellowstone Multi-Sport Road Bike Tour
Journey through this sublime part of Wyoming on a 6 day multi-activity tour to awe and inspire all ages.
Alternatively, tackle some gnarly single track in Idaho or bike the inspirational scenery of Glacier National Park, straddling Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada.
Five days of fast if transfixing mountain bike rides, bookended by brilliant hot springs and wild rivers make up the deliverables, cut and shaped by the strong-featured Sawtooth Mountains.
Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes
Towering Rocky Mountain peaks, sapphire lakes, rainbow meadows, and iconic glaciers. Bike a bucket list route on Going-to-the-Sun Road and ride a tour spanning Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada.
Down south you'll be spoiled for choice with a diverse range of tours, starting in Florida with this 6 day leisurely cycle tour of the Keys and Everglades National Park. Off the bike there will be options to snorkel, kayak, SUP or boat tour the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park as well as ride the heritage trail that takes you through this popular state.
Florida Keys and Everglades Bike Tour
Starting in the Florida Everglades, ride the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail over 6 days.
Ride between the two southern belles of Savannah and Charleston on a coastal bike tour bridging the neighboring states of Georgia and South Carolina. This historical journey includes some exceptional stays at the finest hotels in the region and you'll be assured of the best southern hospitality throughout your tour.
Savannah to Charleston Bicycle Tour
Bike part of the low country, a 200-mile stretch of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, from Savannah to Charleston soaking in the aristocratic charm draped in southern hospitality.
Heading further west, the iconic Natchez Trace trail, passing through Mississippi, is covered on this guided bike tour. A culturally immersive tour awaits for biking enthusiasts who wish to explore this cycle-friendly trail.
The Natchez Trace Bicycle Tour
Cycle along the peaceful Natchez Trace Parkway, a cyclist’s paradise that is a well-paved limited access highway with very little traffic, over 6 days.
Rubbing shoulders with Mississippi, Arkansas lays claim to a slice of the Ozarks and is the atmospheric setting for the adventure tour below. Featuring mountain biking, canoeing, caving, and hiking, you'll feel like Bear Grylls as you navigate and conquer the verdant Arkansas wilderness.
Ozark Mountains & Buffalo River Adventure
Bike the Arkansas wilderness as you go on a 5 day guided multi-activity and MTB tour of the Syllamo Trail including canoeing expeditions, caving, biking and hiking. A true adventure!
Head to Texas Hill country on this guided gem of a ride, experiencing such lone star treats as visiting LBJ Ranch by bike, cycling to the legendary country music hamlet of Luckenbach, visiting the Alamo and eating BBQ. You just can't get more Texan!
Texas Bicycle Tour: Explore the Hill Country
Texas Hill Country is one of the best places in the country for scenic and peaceful bicycling. Miles of back roads wind through rolling limestone hills and river valleys lined with graceful cypress trees on this 7 day tour.
In the very north-east of the country, the states of Maine, Massachussetts and Vermont provide the perfect setting for a USA bike tour. Pedal, walk and sea kayak Acadia National Park, Maine, spotting humpback whales, seal, porpoise, osprey and bald eagles as you tour the tranquil coastline.
Maine: Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor
Located along the coast of Maine, country roads and breathtaking scenery, and a classic oceanfront resort form the fabric for this 6 day Maine bike tour.
Head to Vermont for some spectacular fall foliage on a luxury bicycle tour or perhaps try a 'bike and brew' tour as you hop between the craft breweries of the Green Mountain state. Or ride the charming sea coast of Cape Cod, with unique bike routes, quiet lanes, picturesque villages and superb dunes all waiting for you to explore.
Vermont Bicycle Tours: Vermont Bike and Brew
Join a 5 day amazing cycle this summer in the Green Mountain State with craft beer galore!
Vermont Fall Foliage: Lake Champlain Valley
Enjoy a 6 day luxurious cycle tour taking in the vibrant and iconic foliage of Vermont during this very special time of year.
Cape Cod Bicycle Tour, Massachusetts
Experience one of New England’s most beloved seacoast vacation destinations on this 6 day Cape Cod bike trip.
If you happen to be kicking back in New York state, there's plenty of opportunities for biking fun, even close to the big apple itself. This bike and surf day tour ticks many boxes and will get you out of the city for some high energy adventures in a somewhat unexpected destination.
Bike & Surf Experience in NYC
Hop on a mountain bike in the morning and ride the ocean waves in the afternoon - what a way to spend a day if you're staying in NYC!
Head out to up-state New York, to the glorious Catskills, and spend a long weekend letting off steam on a bike and yoga retreat. Alternatively, for women only, perhaps try a weekend away learning and honing your MTB skills in a supportive (and super bad-ass) group.
Bike & Yoga Retreat in Upstate NY
A playful weekend exploring the Catskills mountains on a bike during the day, while relaxing and stretching in the evening doing yoga.
Women-only MTB Weekend in the Catskills
Book the ultimate MTB long weekend in the Catskills with biking legend, Charlotte Batty on a women-only retreat including yoga, biking and good times!
For some winter sunshine, head to Las Vegas and try this superb 5 day mountain biking adventure through the otherworldly Death Valley National Park, America’s largest national park outside Alaska.
Death Valley and Red Rock MTB
Don’t expect to see wilderness, expect to experience wilderness over 5 days mountain biking and exploring this iconic part of the US.
Changing gear somewhat, point the wheel at California for a Pacific coast ride of luxury proportions. Over 6 days you'll indulge in fine wines, gourmet dining and some premier cycling with larger than life landscapes ranging from endless ocean views to sky scraping giant redwoods.
Sonoma Bicycle Tours: California Wine Country & Coast
Ride along country roads through lush vineyards and follow the Russian River as it winds through stands of ancient redwoods to the sea on this 6 day cycle tour.
A 5 day MTB adventure for experienced riders awaits in Durango, the wildflower capital of Colorado and home to a treasure trove of beloved trails. Whip it good as you ride some classics in an iconic mountain biking location.
Durango in Colors
Taming the climbs, living and breathing high elevation days, you'll cover the best the biking heaven of Durango, Colorado has to offer over 5 days.
See the Pacific North West by bike on a cycle tour of Columbia Gorge, Oregon. Join a guided bike tour through the breathtaking scenery and spend some time hiking and river rafting the photogenic terrain over the course of the 6 days.
Oregon Bicycle Tour: Columbia Gorge
Bike, hike and raft in Oregon's Columbia Gorge over six glorious days as you cycle tour the northwest of the USA.
Back to mountain biking, and you might think of Utah as a primo destination for all things MTB. You would be quite right as Utah flexes its pecs and introduces, on the tour below, its best bits. Bike Arches and Canyonlands National Park on some quintessential trails to tick off your bucket list.
Best of Moab Mountain Bike
Signature slickrock trails offer challenging, if fun rides for all levels of riders, marked by seemingly endless singletrack that shade each day.
Whilst you're in the area (sort of) you may as well hop over to Arizona and check out the rather excellent Grand Canyon National Park by bike! Nuff said.
Grand Canyon Biking - 4 Days
Providing gently rolling terrain of lung-expanding dimensions, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon has been long-held as almost sacred ground to hikers and cyclists. Come and explore!
If you feel like you're on a roll, why not make it a holy trinity and visit the New Mexico Rockies for a sneaky spot of singletrack. Off the beaten track and pure gold, you'll bike world-class trails through desert and alpine tracks and experience the rich culture of the south-west.
New Mexico Rockies Singletrack
Get ready to be floored by a 5 day mountain bike journey through New Mexico’s highest range country, more than 10,000-feet (3048m) above sea level.
Go further west and leave the mainland behind as the islands of Hawaii burst forth with an adventurer's playground on offer for those who dare. Cycling, kayaking and hiking are on the menu and families are welcome, although bear in mind the biking is rather arduous for young feet, so the recommendation is for older children only.
Cycle, surf, sea kayak and hike the tropical island of Maui over 6 active days.