Bike tours on greenways and 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!
Otago Rail Trail Classic
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 ...
Mountains to Sea Cycle Tour
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 ...
Otago Central Rail Trail ex Clyde
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.
Otago Central Rail Trail Executive Tour
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 ...
Roxburgh Gorge World of Difference
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 ...
Prague to Vienna Via Cesky Krumlov
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 ...
The country that brought the world tapas and bull fighting has so much to offer outside its incredible cities.
Ride through lush valleys, wide meadows and even abandoned tunnels on an adventure across southe ...
Cesky Krumlov To Prague Along The Vltava River
Terrain is slightly rolling broken by flat section on river banks.
This tour begins in the vicinity of Sumava National Park, located in the south of Bohemia and follows the Vltava River through beautiful, scenic landscapes to Prague, t ...
Brittany: St Malo, Dinan, Rennes Voies Vertes
Pickup the trail (or one of our hire bikes) from St Malo. Take the little shuttle across the mouth of the Rance to Dinard and head down the V2/V3 voie vertes. Taking in Dinan and its Vieux Port an easy day's cycle (48k) gets you to Centre L ...
Dry Valleys' Greenways
This is an adventure bike tour which runs predominantly on dirt roads in the wildest areas of South Dobrudja and Danube borderlands of Bulgaria and Romania. Enjoy the cycling trails, which pass by rocky canyons hidden in the plateaus, beautiful lakes ...
Alsace Biking: Vineyards, Greenways and Germany
Discover what makes up the identity of Alsace on a bike trip on the wine route and in the most beautiful villages of the region. Cross the Rhine and get away for a day in Germany.
Your journey begins in Colmar, city of art and his ...
The Vélomaritime route in 10 days
The Vélomaritime from Roscoff to the Mont Saint-Michel in 10 days.
The Vélomaritime, a cycling itinerary opened in June 2013, offers a unique adventure over more than 1200 km on both sides of the English Channel, with a ...
The Norman Vélomaritime from Caen to Mont Saint-Michel
Ideal for travelers looking for a getaway, this bike trip takes you on the small Norman roads and greenways, to discover a medieval Normandy with an exceptional natural, historical and cultural heritage.
You ride on a marked and s ...
La Vélo Francette, from Saumur to La Rochelle
8 days between the Loire and the Atlantic, to discover the path of the Vélo Francette...
Awarded the best cycling route in 2018, the Vélo Francette is an adventure off the beaten path to discover unknown, wild and bucolic lan ...
La Vélo Francette, from Caen to Angers
8 days to discover the landscapes of Normandy to the Loire
Awarded the best cycling route in 2018, the Vélo Francette is an adventure off the beaten path to discover unknown, wild and bucolic lands far from the major urban ar ...