Bike tours on greenways and rail trails


Greenways & Rail Trails
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These tours are all or mostly on greenways, converted rail trails and river/canal towpaths - often in quiet country and regional areas, though also in city and suburban areas.

As old former railway lines are closed in different locations around the world, many of these have been turned into awesome trails for cycling and hiking. Another huge bonus is that the gradient used for trains is also perfectly suited to cycling!

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail + Scenic Rim Hike

6 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
Guided

Be one of the first to cycle the newly opened Brisbane Valley rail trail,  now Australia’s longest official rail trail.   Whilst in the region,  we take the opportunity to hike the Scenic Rim trek graded as one of the Great Wa ...

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Tour de Pedal to Produce

1 Day(s)
Easy
35 km
Self-guided

Our Pedal to Produce tour is a brilliant cycling tour that captures the major highlights of Beechworth and the Milawa wine and gourmet food region.  Sip organic wine, taste local lemon infused olive oil, sample a whole range of different locally ...

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Cycling Tour McLaren Vale

1 Day(s)
Easy
30 km
Guided

This brilliant Cycling Tour McLaren Vale, only a short distance from Adelaide City (in South Australia named one of Lonely Planets Best Cities to Travel), combines easy downhill cycling with winery visits and tastings, lunch and the gorgeous vineyard ...

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E-bike the Bellarine

2 Day(s)
Easy
34 km
avg 17 Km
Self-guided

Spend a weekend exploring the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula by e-bike! Your 2 day self-guided tour includes bike hire and helmet, gourmet lunch at a local winery and overnight accommodation in a boutique hotel with breakfast. Most of your riding i ...

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Captivating Cape Cod and the Islands Vacation

6 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

Six-day bike tour exploring the finest of Cape Cod from the tip in Provincetown to the far side at Woods Hole, with forays by ferry to the celebrated islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Discover iconic lighthouses, giant sand dunes, qui ...

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Otago Rail Trail

5 Day(s)
Easy
Guided

Spend four days riding the former Otago Central Branch railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch. The trail surface is similar to a good unpaved road. Gentle biking with wide panoramic views of the Dunstan Mountains and aptly named Rock and Pillar range ...

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Otago and Clutha Cycle Trails

5 Day(s)
Easy
223 km
avg 45 Km
Guided

This cycling journey combines one of the South Island's most popular cycling experiences, the Otago Central Rail Trail, with a stunning ride along the Clutha Gold Cycle Trail as well as time on the Roxburgh Gorge Trail, for a comprehensive explor ...

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Queenstown Otago Rail Trail

5 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
300 km
avg 60 Km
Guided

Combine two of the South Island's most popular travel experiences, the adventure capital of Queenstown as well as the famous Otago Rail Trail. The cycling will take in a beautiful ride from Arrowtown to the Kawarau 'Bungy' Bridge on the n ...

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Otago Rail Trail Classic

5 Day(s)
Easy
150 km
avg 30 Km
Guided

Voted #2 'Must Do Adventure' in the most recent edition of Lonely Planet's New Zealand guide book, this adventure will have you cycling back in time to New Zealand's rural past along a trail that has been specifically converted for wa ...

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Mountains to Sea Cycle Tour

5 Day(s)
Easy
150 km
avg 30 Km
Guided

You will cycle on the rail trail where there are no vehicles and no real hills, making this safe and enjoyable for people of all ages and experience.

With your own dedicated support vehicle and tour guide you can relax knowing everythi ...

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Otago Central Rail Trail ex Clyde

4 Day(s)
Easy
150 km
avg 38 Km
Self-guided

Trail Journeys has a variety of independent cycle tours on the Otago Central Railtrail and this tour is one of the original popular options. To cycle the trail over 4 days gives you plenty of opportunities to explore the Central Otago area.
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Otago Central Rail Trail Executive Tour

5 Day(s)
150 km
avg 30 Km
Self-guided

Trail Journeys has packaged up an Executive Package which includes transport from Queenstown or Dunedin prior to your tour start and transfer on the Taieri Gorge Excursion Train to Dunedin or return back to Clyde after your tour finishes. Add to this ...

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Roxburgh Gorge World of Difference

1 Day(s)

This wonderful 1 day cycle trip will blow you away with it's magnificent scenery in the spectacular Roxburgh Gorge.

This trail is not without it's challenges but believe us every bit of effort is paid back in double by the awe ...

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Prague to Vienna Via Cesky Krumlov

8 Day(s)
Moderate
330 km
avg 55 Km
Self-guided

For the first part of the trail from Prague to Cesky Krumlov, you will travel by minibus or car. We leave Prague early in the morning in order to have sufficient time to explore the best-preserved medieval town in Europe, Cesky Krumlov. If you can no ...

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Great Allegheny Passage End to End

4 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

The Great Allegheny Passage, is one of the crown jewels of the rails to trails movement. Begin your tour with the beautiful skyline of Pittsburgh as your backdrop. Soon the Steel City melts away and you are accompanied by the Youghiogheny River. Peda ...

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