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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Brittany: St Malo, Dinan, Rennes Voies Vertes

5 Day(s)

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 ...

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Green Ways: Carrilet route with children

5 Day(s)
Easy
103 km
avg 26 Km
Guided

A tour to enjoy with your family. Calmly riding through the Green Ways, former railways that have been set up to be used as cycling roads. Specially designed with children in mind ...

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Westport Way

7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
305 km
avg 61 Km
Self-guided

The Westport Way tour starts in Galway and includes 2 nights in the pleasant town of Westport, known as the adventure capital of Ireland. Westport was also one of the first towns  in Ireland to develop its own purpose build cycling Greenway. Con ...

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C&O Canal/GAP

8 Day(s)
Easy
350 miles
avg 50 Miles
Guided

This fall, you won’t worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike 330 miles on gently graded gravel trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north into Pennsylvania. Historically, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal serve ...

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Black Hills - South Dakota

7 Day(s)
Moderate
253 miles
avg 42 Miles
Guided

“Majestic,” “striking,” and “otherworldly” are just some of the words used to describe the Black Hills of South Dakota, and you’ll see it all from your saddle as you cycle along lightly traveled roads and por ...

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Historic Heartlands

13 Day(s)
478 km
avg 53 Km
Guided

This trip starts from Portugal’s highest city of Guarda and ends at sea level in an Atlantic beach resort.

Introduced for 2020, this route explores Portugal’s rugged central region during the late spring. Starting in the wi ...

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Tip to Tip and Beyond

7 Day(s)
Moderate
363 km
avg 61 Km
Self-guided

A great 'best of PEI' cycling itinerary for those wishing to add more distance and to cycle both 'tips' of Prince Edward Island's Confederation Trail. Cycling the traditional 'Tip to Tip' route would mean staying on rail t ...

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Le Petit Train du Nord

5 Day(s)
Easy
206 km
avg 52 Km
Self-guided

Just north of Montreal lies the longest park of its kind in Canada. “Le P’tit Train du Nord” (Little Train of the North) linear park features a 200km cycle path built over an old railway line from Saint-Jérôme to Mont-Laurier. It is ...

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Halifax to Luneburg by Rail Trail

6 Day(s)
Easy
126 km
avg 32 Km
Self-guided

In the prohibition of the 1920s and 30s, many sailors in Nova Scotia stopped fishing and became international smugglers. Boats would pull into secluded harbours, islands and coves in along the province's South Shore and be easily concealed, while ...

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Family Cycle on the Petit Train du Nord

5 Day(s)
Easy
135 km
avg 34 Km
Self-guided

Cycle with your family in the famous linear park “Le P’tit Train du Nord”, the longest park of its kind in Canada. We’ve selected the best sections of the trail so that you can enjoy the beautiful Laurentians region at your ow ...

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Prince Edward Island

7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
258 km
avg 52 Km
Self-guided

Best known for its friendly locals, red sand beaches, potato farms, lobster dinners, and Lucy Maud Montgomery's 'Anne of Green Gables', PEI is also a cyclists dream. It was the first province to complete its section of the Trans Canada Tr ...

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The Circle of Life

5 Day(s)
Easy
46 km
Guided

Stunning vistas, mindful moments, light snacks and lunch, not to mention the exhilaration of cycling the Waterford Greenway, the 'Cycle of Life' is a unique time-out that is good for mind, body and soul.

We start out from Irela ...

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Waterford Camino Experience

3 Day(s)
Guided

This is our signature Camino. All you have to do is get to Waterford by midday of the first day and leave the rest to us. Our base for our 3 Day Camino the Tower Hotel in the heart of Waterford City. Aim to arrive midday on Day 1 and we will start ou ...

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Gentle Camino

4 Day(s)
Guided

Waterford Camino Tours invites you on a journey through the spellbinding beauty of this relatively undiscovered corner of Ireland’s Ancient East. The trails will lead you to places of real beauty along paths that our ancestors have trod for ...

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Four Countries Vennbahn Railtrail

8 Day(s)
Moderate
Self-guided

What’s a Rail Trail? It’s when an old abandoned railway that has fallen into disrepair is transformed into a path for cyclists and pedestrians. The Vennbahn rail trail, one of the prettiest and longest in Europe, was officially opened ...

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