Adventure Cycling Association

America's Bicycle Travel Experts

Adventure Cycling Association is the largest cycling membership organization in North America with more than 53,000 members and organizes more than 100 tours annually.

Their mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling produces cycling maps for the Adventure Cycling Route Network, one of the largest cycling route networks in the world at 46,846 miles and growing and publishes bicycle travel information including the award-winning Adventure Cyclist magazine. Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike travel adventures.


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Vermont

7 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
270 miles
avg 45 Miles
Self-guided

Ride with us through Vermont’s tranquil Northeast Kingdom with its colorful mountain vistas and stunning views of sprawling Lake Champlain. From fiery-red hardwood canopies to expanses of golden yellow, you can’t beat the breathtaking vie ...

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Hawaii 3 Islands

11 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
413 miles
avg 46 Miles
Self-guided

Maui, Lanai, and Molokai: three of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands and the setting for an unrivaled bicycle travel adventure. On Maui, we’ll ride along stunning coastal roads and make an epic climb from sea level to the top of the Haleaka ...

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Great Lakes

11 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
295 miles
avg 33 Miles
Self-guided

You’ll enjoy great riding with minimal gear and the added luxury of a roof over your head and a warm bed each night. Coupled with the route’s moderate terrain and manageable daily distances, this trip makes an excellent choice for beginne ...

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Outer Banks

8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
244 miles
avg 41 Miles
Self-guided

Our loop tour of North Carolina’s Outer and Inner Banks offers a chance to explore the region’s history-rich harbor towns on the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and the coastal communities nestled in the state’s barrier islands. Leavin ...

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Glacier Waterton

10 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
351 miles
avg 44 Miles
Self-guided

Going-to-the-Sun Road was conceived as a way to permit visitors a glimpse of Glacier National Park’s mountainous interior without the need to travel by foot or horseback. Completed in 1932 after 11 years of work, this engineering and scenic mar ...

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Colorado San Juan Skyway

7 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
235 miles
avg 47 Miles
Self-guided

Verdant valleys harboring crystal-clear streams, vertigo-inducing mountain passes, and steep slopes ablaze with Indian paintbrush characterize this weeklong inn-to-inn tour of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. 

Starti ...

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Pacific Coast North

18 Day(s)
Moderate
818 miles
avg 55 Miles
Self-guided

If you’ve got two and a half weeks to spend on a bike, there’s no better spot on earth than the Pacific Northwest section of Adventure Cycling’s Pacific Coast Route. 

Starting in Bellingham, Washington, we’ ...

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Selkirk Splendor

11 Day(s)
Moderate
390 miles
avg 43 Miles
Self-guided

Get ready for this international tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer along “The West’s Best Scenic Drive.” Recognized by Rand McNally as one of only five routes to earn its “B ...

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Hawaii Big Island

12 Day(s)
Moderate
380 miles
avg 35 Miles
Self-guided

You’ve probably heard of the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii and the world-class triathlon competitions held there. Or perhaps you’re a fan of the Kona coffee grown on the slopes of the Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes. But did you know th ...

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Great Divide Canada

11 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
351 miles
avg 44 Miles
Self-guided

For two decades, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route has filled the dreams of cyclists looking for the ultimate off-road adventure. 

On this tour, you’ll tackle more than 350 of the most beautiful miles along the entire 3,0 ...

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Eastern Canada Adventure

15 Day(s)
Moderate
506 miles
avg 46 Miles
Self-guided

Our tour of Eastern Canada takes you from the heartland of French Canada to the mountainous seacoast of the Gaspé Peninsula at the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains. Starting in Québec City, the only walled city on the continent north of Mexi ...

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Cape Cod & The Islands

8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
240 miles
avg 40 Miles
Self-guided

On this tour, we’ll view the seaports, glacially formed kettle ponds, and lighthouses of southeastern Massachusetts, visit historic sites from the days of colonial America, and explore quaint shops on Cape Cod, Nantucket Island, and Martha&rsqu ...

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Bar Harbor Maine

8 Day(s)
Moderate
222 miles
avg 37 Miles
Self-guided

Load up your bike and join us for this relaxed ride through some of the East Coast’s most stunning landscapes and seascapes. Traveling from inn to inn, we’ll trace inland lakes and rivers; pedal past peaks clad in birch, fir, and pine tre ...

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Transam Westward

93 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
4253 miles
avg 55 Miles
Self-guided

Thousands of cyclists have pedaled the 4,253-mile TransAmerica Trail and will tell you they captured a lifetime’s worth of memories along their tour. For many traveling cyclists who haven’t yet experienced the TransAm, it remains the holy ...

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Washington Cascades

15 Day(s)
Moderate
623 miles
avg 52 Miles
Hosted

Get ready for a very special two-week adventure amid the snow-capped summits and wide-open spaces of Washington State’s North Cascades. This tour takes in Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens, Lake Chelan, and North Cascades National P ...

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UGRR: North To Niagara

41 Day(s)
Moderate
1760 miles
avg 50 Miles
Hosted

We’ll be immersed in history as we ride from the Deep South to Niagara Falls through the landscapes and communities that provided shelter and aid to freedom seekers.

The route begins in Mobile, winding north through Alabama&rsquo ...

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TransAm Express Westward

81 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
3968 miles
avg 58 Miles
Hosted

We’re proud to again offer a tour on the TransAmerica Express Trail, a different take on a classic route that should entice anyone who enjoys riding trail systems. While some cyclists believe pedaling across the country self-supported is the on ...

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Southern Tier

59 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
3160 miles
avg 62 Miles
Hosted

Prepare for a southern-style, cross-country ride on our shortest, most accessible transcontinental trip. To make this tour even better, we’ll enjoy the relative luxury of having the Adventure Cycling van tote our gear to and from each overnight ...

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New Mexico Enchanted Lands South

13 Day(s)
Moderate
573 miles
avg 57 Miles
Hosted

On this 575-mile loop, we’ll enjoy the diversity of two areas in New Mexico’s south: the white sands to the east and the Gila National Forest to the west. We’ll even crank over the Continental Divide twice!

Once in th ...

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Grand Canyon

7 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
155 miles
avg 31 Miles
Hosted

Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multiday, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails and winding dirt roads ...

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