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!
Yarra Valley Ranges Wine Region
Enjoy a leisurely morning cycle tour through the rolling countryside of the Yarra Valley. Pass farms, vineyards and local produce stores. The cycle is easy and fun riding along the Warburton Rail Trail. Stop for morning tea at a local wine ...
Bellarine Peninsula Queenscliff Wine Region
Start at the Historic Queenscliff Train Station. Enjoy a leisurely morning cycle through beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Pass farms, vineyards and produce stores. The cycle is easy and fun riding along the Bellarine Rail Trail. Stop for mor ...
South Island Triple Trails
Majestic rugged mountains, spectacular glaciers, wild coastlines, emerald blue lakes - it’s all here and within reach. New Zealand boasts an amazing variety of landscapes and equally amazing biking. Explore three of NZ's Cycle Trails on a 1 ...
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Set Cycle Tour
You will be shuttled to the start of your ride where you will receive trail information and a hardtail mountain bike well suited for the trail conditions.
You will stay in modest country Hotel / Motel accommodation along the way.
Otago Central Rail Trail
This disused railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch has been transformed over the years to the flagship of New Zealand cycle trails. Out there scenery, zero traffic and genuine Central Otago hospitality make this one of New Zealand’s most ...
Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trail
Every twist and turn reveals stunning landscape with giant rocks, canyons and willow lined riverbanks and glimpses into the history of one of the worlds biggest gold rushes.
Your ride starts in Alexandra where you will follow the ...
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 ...
Black Hills - South Dakota
“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 ...
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 ...
Great Top End Escape
Join us in June 2021 as we escape to the Northern Territory’s Top End.
Over eight days, you’ll get the unique chance to ride through world heritage-listed national parks like Kakadu and Litchfield, swim in century-old watering hole ...
Tip to Tip and Beyond
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 ...
Le Petit Train du Nord
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 ...
Halifax to Luneburg by Rail Trail
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 ...
Prince Edward Island
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 ...