Top 10 Bike Tours

December 19, 2011 by

Bike Tours

Bike tours are a fun and efficient way to get around cities and their surrounding areas in a small amount of time. Catering to every level of ability, bike tours tend not to be strenuous and are often much less exhausting than walking everywhere and catching local transport! Great value for money, bike tours also give you the added bonus of learning about the history of each place and experiencing the layout of an area first-hand under the tutelage of an experienced and knowledgeable guide.

#10. Hawaii Volcano National Park by Bike

Cycle around Hawaii‘s Volcano National Park on the Kilauea Volcano and Wine Tasting Bike Tour. This tour takes you over a variety of terrains from lush ancient rainforests to dynamic lava formations. You will travel through a variety of microclimates, stand by steaming vents, walk through a lava tube and maybe even see active lava flowing into the sea. You can also enjoy the added comfort of having a support van nearby and a wine tasting at the end of the tour!

#9. See San Francisco on a Bike

Get great views of (and from) the Golden Gate Bridge on a San Francisco bike tour!

Ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, along the coast, and explore the coastal town of Sausalito on the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour. Enjoy the fabulous views and lunch at one of the town’s many restaurants or cafes before heading back to San Francisco by ferry.

#8. Cycle around Amsterdam

Blend in with the locals as you explore Amsterdam by bike. Amsterdam is heaven sent for cyclists and on the Amsterdam Historical City Bike Tour you’ll see why. Cycle past richly decorated 17th century homes and warehouses, pedal along canals and take in all the city’s most significant attractions on this three-hour guided tour.

#7. Cruise around Berlin

The most fun way to see Berlin? On a bike!

The Berlin Bike Tour is a great introduction to Berlin‘s rich history: from the city’s founding, the Prussians, the Weimar Republic, Hitler and the Third Reich to a city divided by the Wall. See all of Berlin’s top sights with an informative guide and then sample local brews at a popular beer garden.

#6. Tour Tuscany & Florence by Bike

Cycle through the beautiful Tuscan countryside on the Tuscany Bike Tour from Florence. This full-day tour takes you past olive groves, vineyards, castles and villa estates before stopping for a traditional Italian lunch in Chianti and then heading back to Florence. You can also see the city sights by bike on the Florence Bike Tour.

#5. See Paris on a Bike

Oh la la! Cycle around the world’s most romantic city on the Paris Bike Tour. Take in the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Napoleon’s Tomb, the Champs-Elysees plus heaps of other significant sights on this four-hour bike tour. You’ll break for lunch at a lovely café in the shade of the Tuileries Gardens. Alternatively, see the City of Light at night on the Paris Night Bike Tour.

#4. Cycle around Barcelona on a Bike

Let's go see Barcelona!

The Barcelona Half-Day Bike Tour is an easy and fun way to see the best of Barcelona. Discover the city’s rich history with a knowledgeable guide as you cycle to Placa Sant Jaume, La Sagrada Familia, Parc de la Ciutadella and more on this great value tour. You’ll also get to hit the beach!

#3. Wine Tasting from Vienna by Bike

In third place is our Wine Tasting Bike Tour departing Vienna. Ride through the picturesque Wachau Valley for a day’s easy exploration with an experienced guide. Enjoy wine tasting, pretty villages, spectacular scenery and fresh mountain air. If the weather’s fine you might even want to consider a dip in the Danube!

#2. Cruise around Rome on a Bike

Our second most popular bike tour goes to the Rome City Bike Tour. On this tour you’ll explore the sights of ancient and modern Rome on two wheels taking in its ancient monuments, classic shopping streets, beautiful churches and fountains. You’ll also be privy to hidden squares and alleyways that are less commonly seen by tourists.

Another popular Rome bike tour that gets you out of the city and into Rome’s surrounding countryside and ancient roads is the Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman Countryside Bike Tour.

#1. Tour Versailles by Bike

Our top rated bike tour goes to… the Versailles by Bike Day Tour! On this tour you’ll visit the Versailles village market to buy picnic provisions before riding to the enormous gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Here you can enjoy easy access to a network of trails and tree-lined paths not easily accessible on foot and then stop for a picnic at the end of the Grand Canal. After grazing on baguettes and cheeses in front of sweeping views of the palace, you will ride to the grand building itself for an audio tour.

A close runner-up in this category was the Giverny and Monet’s Garden Bike Tour, which takes you through the picturesque Normandy countryside to Giverny and the famous gardens of Claude Monet.

– Viator Travel Team

One Response to “Top 10 Bike Tours”

  1. Anorwen Says:

    Seeing San Francisco on a bike would be a quite a workout, considering all the hills 🙂
    Nice article!