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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Black Hills - South Dakota

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Brittany at the tip of your pedal

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8 Day(s)
Easy
208 Km
avg 35 Km
Self-guided

This bike trip have you discover the delights of Rennes, the capital of Brittany, the city of pirates Saint Malo and Dinan with its medieval streets.You will also ride along the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel to see the majestic abbey set against a clear s ...

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Cycling tour on ViaRhôna from Vienne to Valence

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4 Day(s)
Easy
96 Km
avg 32 Km
Self-guided

The ViaRhôna is a 815 km long cycling path connecting Geneva Lake, from the North, to the Mediterranean Sea, to the South. In between, you will cycle alongside the Rhône River from the amazing Alpine mountains to the marvelous Mediterranean Sea beach ...

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Missouri: Katy Trail Epic Tour

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8 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

Come join us on our newest and shortest epic tour. It's also one of our flattest. The Katy Trail is the country's longest rail trail and is beautifully graded in finely crushed limestone over hard-packed dirt. It's been a favorite among c ...

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Idaho Greenways

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6 Day(s)
Easy
Guided

Many women have asked us for more beginner tours and we're proud to bring you our newest one in the Idaho panhandle. Full of bike paths, this tour features flat terrain free of motorized traffic. ...

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PEI Confederation Trail Tour

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6 Day(s)
285 Km
avg 57 Km
Self-guided

This Prince Edward Island tour allows you to ride the length of PEI on the Confederation Trail, Canada's longest converted rail to trail path. Start your ride at the 0 km marker at Tignish and end at the 273.4 km marker at Elmira. [Our distance i ...

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Katy Trail End to End Tour

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7 Day(s)
233 Miles
avg 39 Miles
Self-guided

This is our most popular bike tour running the full 225-mile length of America's longest continuous rail to trail bike path.

Day 1 shuttle provided from St. Charles at the east end of the trail to Clinton at the west end. Ride back ...

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