Do you want different dates?
Would you like to change the itinerary?
We can adapt.
We are willing to add new dates, for group or private tours. The price remains as advertised for a group of four or more on a guided trip, or for two people if it's self-guided. We may need to make changes if the original inns, etc. are already booked.
All you need to do is to fill out our reservation form, with your new dates. We will confirm quickly - usually within 24 hours on weekdays, and can then add the date to our advertising to attract others. If you prefer to keep it private, just tell us. The one proviso is that if there are just two of you booking a guided trip, you will be charged a 20% premium in the event that others do not join you. The bright side is that, once reserved, you can count on the trip, whether it remains private or becomes a larger group.
We are very flexible, and given enough time, can create a new departure, and even a new itinerary if necessary, to match your wants and needs.
To help you choose an appropriate level of daily challenge, we use elevation profiles to represent the route, and a challenge-rating system using symbols from the skiing world. Many of you will already be familiar with it; If not, here is a brief explanation. Note that these classifications may vary with weather and/or road conditions, and you should always arrive with a sense of fun and adventure. If you are unsure, choose a guided trip. The vehicle support can help you get over any hill, and can turn even the most difficult trip into an easy one.
The easiest routes we offer, these are generally flat and cover relatively relaxed distances. You will be comfortable riding a hybrid bike, walking in sneakers, or paddling a light kayak, and will normally have time to take many photos and enjoy extended lunches.
Requiring moderate fitness levels, these cover terrain with hills and valleys, and tend to include distances of 50-80km (30-50mi.)/day cycling, or 3-6 hours of walking per day. Most Freewheeling Adventures fall into this category, and are suitable for most ability levels.
The most challenging trips, these include longer distances, bigger hills, long hikes, exposed paddling, and full days of activity. We recommend a higher degree of fitness and training to make the most of the experience.
There is also a rare double black diamond, reserved for only the most difficult adventures.
“The trip was absolutely perfect - everything we thought it might be and more.”
– Joanne F. and Carl O.
Eastern Europe Bike & Walking Tours
Much of Eastern Europe was behind the Iron Curtain before the early nineties. We used to talk about being the first people to bike tour through Albania, or to explore the Croatian coast by bicycle or seakayak. Now, bike tours and walking vacations in Croatia are as popular as riding along the Danube, Elbe, or Moselle Rivers on beautifully-maintained bike paths. This whole area shows signs of change as it makes the transition between recent wartime to current peacefulness. It's an excellent time to tour by bicycle or on foot.
Albania Bike Tour
Eight nights; eight days. Bicycling on paved roads through Albania...more
Passau to Vienna Danube Bike Tour
Seven nights; six days of easy cycling along the meandering banks of the Danube River...more
Vienna to Budapest Danube Bike Tour
Seven nights; six days of easy cycling along the banks of the Danube River...more
Croatia Bike Tour
Six nights; five days of cycling, and two partial days of walking...more
Dalmation Coast & Islands Bike Tour
Six nights; seven days. Bike tour the islands between Dubrovnik and Split...more
Prague to Dresden Elbe River Bike Tour
Six nights; six days. A moderate ride along the Elbe River with varying terrain of hills and valleys...more
Vienna to Prague Bike Tour
Seven nights; seven days. Moderately challenging bicycle touring on quiet roads and forest trails...
Vienna to Prague Walk
Seven nights; seven days. Walking in Southern Moravia between Vienna and Prague...more
Crete Bike Tour
Seven nights; Seven days. Challenging cycling on paved and gravel roads, with optional hikes...more
Hungary, Slovakia & Poland:
Budapest to Krakow Bike Tour
Seven nights; seven days. A bike tour through the backbone of the Austro-Hungarian Empire...more
Hungary, Slovakia & Poland:
Budapest to Krakow Walk
Seven nights; six days. A hiking tour through the backbone of the Austro-Hungarian Empire...more
Balkan Bike Tour
Eight days, seven nights. Cycling on paved roads in the heart of the Balkan wilderness...more
Slovenia Bike Tour
Six nights; seven days. A leisurely paced bicycle tour through Slovenia's beautiful mountain valleys