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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Experience Harlem Tour

4 Hour(s)
Moderate
10 miles
Guided

Highlights include: Morris Jumel Mansion - Silvan Terrace - Sugar Hill - Hamilton House - Apollo Theater - Strivers Row - Cotton Club - Hudson River GreenwayOur Experience Harlem Tour is the most popular way to kick-start a visit to Harlem. Riding a ...

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Brooklyn Bridge Tour

2 Hour(s)
Mod/Advanced
Guided

Ride around 15 miles on the Greenway to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge. Return to Manhattan via the Manhattan Bridge. Explore Brooklyn's ethnic and cultural enclaves, distinct culture, independent art scene and unique architectural heritage.
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Rīga (Cekule) - Ērgļi

2 Day(s)
100 km
avg 50 Km
Guided

Greenway start/finish at the former railway station Cekule, located right next to the Riga ring road that also leads directly to Vilnius and Tallinn. About 100 km long, the Greenway goes through Vidzeme woodland and landscape areas and is suitable fo ...

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Quebec Rail Trail

5 Day(s)
Moderate
125 miles
avg 31 Miles
Guided

This bike trail travels through the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec from Mont Laurier in the north to St. Jerome in the south. It is French. It is spectacularly scenic. It is a biking foodie's dream.This linear park provides a rail trail completed ...

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Wisconsin Rail Trails

7 Day(s)
Moderate
160 miles
avg 27 Miles
Guided

On our Wisconsin Bike Trails trip we'll ride a series of rail-trails beginning in Madison, the vibrant capitol city. Cycle west to Dodgeville on The Military Ridge State Trail Experience the gorgeous Driftless Region around Viroqua - a must-see! ...

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Florida Rail Trails

6 Day(s)
Easy
130 miles
avg 26 Miles
Guided

This is a very special bike tour where you can see that Florida is not just beaches. We bike the West Orange Trail from Apopka Fl. to Oakland, Fl. (This trail won Rail to Trails trail of the year award in 1994.) Then we van over to the James Van Flee ...

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Greenway Biking and Lingqu Canal

1 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
35 km
Hosted

Two of the greatest projects in China, the Great Wall in the north is well known by the world and crowded with travellers, but the great Lingqu Cannal in the south is still keeping its original appearance only for less visits.

In 2015, ...

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Bangor Trail

8 Hour(s)
Guided

This off-the-beaten-track tour for the more adventurous lets you find your own secluded beach, waterfall or secret place in a thousand square kilometres of open space just for you.

This tour takes you off the beaten track. Cars here ar ...

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Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal

6 Day(s)
Moderate

Conde Naste magazine included this unique trail system in its "most beautiful rail-trail list" and you'll quickly see why. On your way from Pittsburgh, PA, to Washington, DC, the mulititude of natural, cultural and historically signific ...

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New York's Erie Canal

4 Day(s)
Easy
Self-guided

New York's Erie Canal: Get to Know 'New York's Main Street' and experience the history and majesty of America's most storied waterway

We'll pedal by early 1800s historic commercial port cities, explore canal loc ...

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Québec: Montreal to Ottawa Laurentians

7 Day(s)
Easy
Guided

The Laurentian Mountains north of Montréal provide a gorgeous scenic backdrop for a ride through valleys and forests, past fresh water lakes and pristine rivers. On this ride, you can savour the scenery without having to challenge the big hills! Le P ...

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Otago Rail Trail

6 Day(s)
Easy
Guided

We leave from Christchurch and end up back there after 6 days of cycling. The route follows the old Maniototo railway line from Clyde to Middlemarch with a spectacular train trip on the Taieri Express to Dunedin (one of the world's great train tr ...

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Little River Rail Trail Tour

3 Day(s)
Easy
Self-guided

Your tour starts with a ride through the Christchurch suburbs to the start of the Little River Rail Trail. YouÔøΩll stay the night in Lincoln before continuing along the country roads and then back onto the Rail Trail. The ride skirts the flank ...

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Cycle Little River Rail Trail

1 Day(s)
Easy
Guided

Cycle the flanks of ancient volcanoes the shores of Lake Ellesmere / Te Whiahora where you experience stunning lake scenery, a classic wetland ecosystem and lots of birds. The tour ends in the picturesque farming village of Little River. ...

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From the Pyrenees to the Costa Brava

8 Day(s)
Self-guided

This tour is perfect for the ones who love to enjoy different landscapes in few kilometers, as you start from the nearby Pyrenees and get to the Mediterranean Sea cycling through the Greenway El Carrilet, and ancient railway line that used to connect ...

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