Moderate Bike Tours and Cycling Holiday Packages for Small Groups
Designed for for small group travel, these tours require moderate fitness levels. They 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; you will usually still have time to stop and take photos, and enjoy your lunch breaks. As always, vehicle support, excellent food, and charming inns are included. These moderate tour packages are designed for all fitness levels, and available with differing support levels including guided, self-guided, private, and customized.
Guided 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.
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.
Six nights; six days of hiking on small paths, quiet lanes, and the Cotswold Way. Experience gorgeous villages, wool churches, and escarpment views in England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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; six days. A walking tour from the banks of the Danube River on the outskirts of Budapest through the back bone of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the royal city of Krakow. Visit five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, experience stunning panoramas from Slovakia’s highest peaks, and enjoy one of the best national trail systems in the world.
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.
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.
Six nights; six days of hikes on the East Coast Trail and remote footpaths near Trinity. Visit two of North America’s largest sea bird colonies, spot whales and icebergs, and enjoy Newfoundland culture on this multi day hiking adventure.
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.
Seven nights; seven days of moderate to challenging bike touring on paved roads and car-free bicycle paths.
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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.