Best Cycling Tour (2021)


One of the best, most environmentally friendly ways to experience the beauty of the world is by bike. Hop in the saddle, and the journey becomes as important as the destination.

  • DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.

    DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.

    DuVine wants every traveler to experience the world by bike. These luxury bike tours focus heavily on food and wine, and itineraries often include family-run restaurants and boutique accommodations. You’ll find tours around the globe, including domestic options in Aspen, the Hudson Valley, Maine and Vermont, among others.
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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.
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  • Exodus Travels

    Exodus Travels

    Exodus Travels caters to those who never want to stop learning with travel experiences that range from pizza making in Sicily to photography lessons on Safari in Africa. Travelers can choose from more than 600 itineraries across over 100 countries.
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  • 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.
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  • Fat Tire Tours

    Fat Tire Tours

    Fat Tire Tours offers bike, Segway, and walking tours in a number of European cities as well as Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., but our panel of experts is especially fond of their NOLA bike tours. Tour options include biking the Garden District, French Quarter, and world-famous cemeteries. Fat Tire Tours also aspires to ensure their tours are both environmentally friendly and sustainable.
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    Bike Tours is a company located in Chattanooga, Tennessee that specializes in organizing biking tour experiences in over thirty European countries. They offer both guided and self-guided tours geared for all experience levels from leisure riders to biking enthusiasts, family-oriented tours, and a combination of biking/boating adventures.
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  • Experience Plus!

    Experience Plus!
    Fort Collins, CO

    ExperiencePlus! was the first US-based bicycle tour operator in Italy and is now one of the oldest and most well-respected bike touring companies based in the US. For almost a half-century, adventurous cyclists and active travelers have joined their award-winning guided bike tours and followed the path along some of the most delightful roads on Earth. ExperiencePlus! gives both novice and experienced cyclists alike experiences of a lifetime through cultural immersion, authentic cuisine and a slice of adventure.
    Photo courtesy of ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours

  • BikeHike Adventures

    BikeHike Adventures

    BikeHike Adventures was founded in 1994 based on a love for cultural exploration and active travel. Today, the company specializes in small group multi-active itineraries in South and Central America, Oceania, Asia, Africa and Europe, with a range of activities on the menu. North American offerings include hiking and biking the Trans Canada Trail.
    Photo courtesy of BikeHike Adventures

  • Ciclismo Classico

    Ciclismo Classico

    Ciclismo Classico is a female-founded bike tour company that specializes in educational trips to Italy, France, Spain, Austria, and New England. Cyclists are fully involved in the local art, language, music, and delicious cuisine of each unique area. Ciclismo Classico's goal is to provide an adventure their guests will never forget.
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  • Fitz & Follwell

    Fitz & Follwell

    Fitz & Follwell offers both biking and walking tours in Montreal, Canada, and biking tours in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, and Ottawa. Their tours explore the sights, art, food and local lifestyles of the cities and visit popular and historical areas in each location. Fitz & Follwell plan their adventures off the beaten path and work to help tourists experience the cities as locals.
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The top 10 winners in the category Best Cycling Tour Company are as follows:  

  1. DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.
  2. Pure Adventures
  3. Exodus Travels
  4. Carolina Tailwinds
  5. Fat Tire Tours
  7. Experience Plus! 
  8. BikeHike Adventures
  9. Ciclismo Classico
  10. Fitz & Follwell

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 the winners on the 10Best list!

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