Best Cycling Tour (2020)


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  • Pure Adventures

    Pure Adventures

    Every trip with Pure Adventures is private and tailored with custom experiences, whether you’re cycling the Cabot Trail of Nova Scotia, taking a self-guided rails-to-trails ride through the South Dakota Black Hills or exploring the desert scenery of Arizona.
    Photo courtesy of Pure Adventures

  • Backroads


    Backroads believes in the transformative power of human powered travel at your own pace, which is why the company offers bike tours for every type of rider. Guests ride custom-built titanium bikes on itineraries in some 65 countries. In North America, tours include everything from Death Valley and Saguaro National Park to Martha’s Vineyard or the Hudson Valley.
    Photo courtesy of Backroads

  • Carolina Tailwinds

    Carolina Tailwinds

    Carolina Tailwinds offers multi-day inn-to-inn bicycle tours to 16 destinations in 10 states around the Eastern U.S. Guests stay at boutique hotels and country inns, with breakfasts, most lunches and dinners included.
    Photo courtesy of Carolina Tailwinds

  • Trek Travel

    Trek Travel

    Trek Travel leads all kinds of adventure tours to all corners of the globe, but the company got its start in bicycling trips. Guests can choose their daily ride from three options, with access to a fleet of road, mountain and electric bikes. Choose from destinations around the U.S. and the world.
    Photo courtesy of Trek Travel

  • VBT Bicycling Vacations

    VBT Bicycling Vacations

    Guests traveling with VBT can choose their trip by activity level: Easy, Easy/Moderate, Moderate or Challenging. Guided and self-guided itineraries explore destinations around the globe, including the Vermont countryside, South Carolina Lowcountry and the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
    Photo courtesy of VBT Bicycling Vacations

  • ExperiencePlus!


    ExperiencePlus! has been leading bicycle tours for nearly half a century, beginning with a Bike Across Italy trip in 1972. Today, guests can choose from cycling vacations to destinations around the globe or closer to home in Utah, Death Valley and Sonoma.
    Photo courtesy of ExperiencePlus!

  • Bicycle Adventures

    Bicycle Adventures

    Bicycle Adventures’ motto is “stay curious and pedal happy.” With 35 years of experience in the industry, that’s just what many a guest does, whether biking the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway in Wyoming or riding through Oregon’s Columbia Gorge. Itineraries cover 13 states, along with more than a dozen countries.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / photosbyjim

  • Escape Adventures

    Escape Adventures

    Escape Adventures was founded in 1992 to lead adventure travel vacations to some of the world’s most spectacular natural destinations. While guests can choose from more than 100 destinations, the family run company specializes in travel to Western North America, with road and mountain bike tours to places like Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Saro17

  • Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

    Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

    Each day on a Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations tour is unique and might include breakfast, a morning ride, gourmet picnic lunch, winery visit, dinner at a local restaurant and a comfortable night’s sleep and top-notch accommodation.
    Photo courtesy of Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

  • Summer Feet Cycling

    Summer Feet Cycling

    Summer Feet Cycling was founded more than two decades ago, offering bicycle tours of Maine. Today, the company continues to introduce visitors to their home state, with additional tour offerings in Quebec, Nova Scotia and Europe.
    Photo courtesy of Summer Feet Cycling

One of the best, most environmentally friendly ways to experience the beauty of North America is by bike. Hop in the saddle, and the journey becomes as important as the destination. These 10 companies lead some of the best bike tours around the United States, Canada and the world. 

The top 10 winners in the category Best Cycling Tour are as follows:

  1. Pure Adventures
  2. Backroads
  3. Carolina Tailwinds
  4. Trek Travel
  5. VBT Bicycling Vacations
  6. ExperiencePlus!
  7. Bicycle Adventures
  8. Escape Adventures
  9. Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations
  10. Summer Feet Cycling

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning tour companies!

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