Freewheeling bicycle tours provide fascinating destinations, quality equipment, nutritious cuisine, and luxurious rest.
These tours are designed for all fitness levels, and available with differing support levels, including guided, self-guided, private, and custom. Guided cycling trips include abundant van support and the local knowledge of your guides to help you enjoy the route and its options in an informed way, at your own pace. We often congregate for picnics and other delights but we rarely travel as a pack. The guided groups are kept small – usually fewer than twelve, with a minimum of four except on a private basis. We propose scheduled dates, and are open to adding new departures for you to enjoy privately or for us to invite others to join.
On self-guided trips we move your luggage for you, transfer you along the route when necessary, and are just a phone call away for suggestions or if you need help. Self-guided tours are available for as few as two participants, on any dates you choose.
Four nights; five days of easy cycling on the South Shore Lighthouse Route and Rum Runner’s Trail, featuring gentle beaches, fishing villages, and the UNESCO site of Lunenburg. Optional extra: sea kayaking on the Atlantic coast.
An easy five day, four night exploration of Western Cape Breton Island by bicycle or on foot. It follows the traffic-free Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, which is flat and very easy for both cycling and hiking. There is also one day of hilly hiking in the Mabou Highlands.
Nine days, eight nights of southern Italian bicycle touring on easy terrain with variable distance choices, beginning in the cave town of Matera and descending through the Itria Valley to the Adriatic coast.
Seven nights; seven days of moderately easy cycling through the countryside of northern France, with visits to heritage sites and ancient castles on the way to the mesmerizing island of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Seven nights; seven days. Easy cycling on the paved and unpaved towpaths of the Canal du Bourgogne, converted railbeds, and quiet roads. Experience the villages, vineyards, and farmlands of Burgundy on this flat and easy bike tour.
Seven nights; seven days of leisurely paced cycling through beautiful mountain valleys, lush vineyards, and picturesque olive groves. This Slovenia Bike Tour progresses toward the warmer climates of the Adriatic coast.
Seven nights; seven days of easy cycling throughout Styria and the Austrian Lake District, with a day of spectacular hiking at Katrin Alm. Journey on paved bike paths and quiet roads through fairy tale forests and alongside rivers, lakes, and subalpine pastures.
Nine nights; nine days. Often referred to as road bikers' heaven, this route follows the Shimanami Kaido Bikeway from Onomichi, across the Seto islands to the beautiful Shikoku - the smallest and least populated of Japan's major islands.
Seven nights; seven days by bicycle on the gently rolling paved roads of Connemara. Ride your bike between small inns, a charming castle, and an elegant 130 year old fishing lodge tucked among the Twelve Bens.
Five nights; six days of easy bicycle touring from one end of Prince Edward Island to the other on scenic, paved roads, paved bike paths, and the best of the Confederation Trail. Includes visits to Green Gables, PEI National Park, and sandy beaches along the north shore.
Six nights; seven days of adventure by bike, sea kayak and on foot, with an introduction to kite-buggying and many optional activities, including cave swimming, kite surfing, and sailing. Excellent for private groups, families, or combined with Prince Edward Island tours.
Six nights; five days of cycling on quiet roads and bike paths along the Navigator’s Route - the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Includes several of “The Most Beautiful Villages of Québec,” and is gastronomically superb.
Six nights; six days of cycling, with opportunities for hiking and extras. Most of this bike tour follows the Kettle Valley Rail Trail past dozens of excellent vineyards and wineries, and across 18 trestles.
Five nights; Six days of challenging cycling on the paved, broad-shouldered Icefields Parkway, with an optional day of hiking in the peaks behind Lake Louise.
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Email us through a contact form on our website, or at adventure (at) freewheeling.ca. We would love to discuss your upcoming holiday, and will respond quickly to your inquiry.
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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.
This is primarily an easy route, but some days may fall into the moderate category. You can expect time to stop and smell the roses, but some of the rides may be on more hilly terrain.
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.
This is primarily a moderate route, suitable for most ability levels, but some days may be a little more challenging. You can expect some long distances, and/or some big climbs/descents.
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.