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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South Island Triple Trails

14 Day(s)
Guided

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 ...

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Set Cycle Tour

5 Day(s)
161 Km
Self-guided

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.
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Kilkivan Kingaroy / Brisbane Valley Rail trail Cycle Tour

5 Day(s)
Moderate
320 Km
Self-guided

This tour allows you to stay in selected Hotel/Motesl along the way in our country towns.
You will be carrying your own gear on your bike in pannier bags.

You will have the opportunity to meet many a local along the way, learn a ...

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Otago Central Rail Trail

4 Day(s)
151 Km
avg 38 Km
Self-guided

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 ...

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Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trail

3 Day(s)
Self-guided

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 ...

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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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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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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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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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Hidden Gems - Old to New

4.5 Hour(s)
Guided

An amazing experience showing you both old and new parts of the city. Uncovering folklore and meeting with locals, makes the areas we visit come alive. Friendly guides, a route almost entirely away from traffic and a slow pace of riding provide a ...

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Australia's Rail Trails

27 Day(s)
Hosted

Cycle our reborn rail corridors and enjoy the drives in-between on our comfy mini-coach.

This is a fresh, active way to bike a big chunk of Australia and give traffic the flick.

Exploring S.E.QUEENSLAND, NSW, VICTORI ...

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Prague to Vienna

8 Day(s)
Moderate
373 Km
avg 62 Km
Guided|Self-guided

The Greenways cycle trails are a collection of routes linking Prague and Vienna. This specially designed trip follows the section south of Prague, from the hills of Cesky Krumlov to the east along the Austrian border. Passing numerous medieval towns ...

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