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USA BIKE TOURS GUIDE

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TYPES OF BIKE TOURS

​​ROAD BIKE TOUR (RB

Tours where cyclists road bike every day. However, the tour may include a time or two where cyclists go for a short walk in a scenic area or do some other type of adventure-sports activity for a short period of time.

BIKE AND HIKE/WALK TOUR (BH

Tours where cyclists bike and hike (or walk) most every day of the tour. Longer walks where you carry by backpack some gear would be classified as hikes. Shorter 1-2 hour walks would be classified as walks. 

MULTI SPORT BIKE TOUR (MS

A bike tour where cyclists get to enjoy two or more adventure-sports activities with the main activity being cycling. Other activities may include hiking/walking, boating, rafting, horseback, etc.

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR (MB

Tours where cyclists ride mountain bikes every day, usually on mountain trails or on scenic country gravel roads. The tour may include a time or two where bikers go for a short walk in a scenic area or short hike on mountain trails.

BIKE AND BOAT TOUR (BB

A bike tour where cyclists road bike and participate in some type of boating activity each day. Types of boating may include: barging, cruising, kayaking, rafting, kayaking, sailing, water cycling (a new water sport).

BIKE AND BUS TOUR (BS

A new kind of bike tour where cyclists explore the countryside by bicycle and by bus. This type of bike tour allows bike riders to visit many more scenic sites which they wouldn't be able to visit on a "bike only" tour. 

CROSS STATE BIKE TOUR (CS

Week-long cross-state bike tours are the most popular bike rides in the United States. They're usually large and can have from 50 to 10,000 riders. Tours may go from border-to-border across a state, from point-to-point within a state, or in other cases be a loop ride, starting and finishing at the same location.

CROSS COUNTRY BIKE TOUR (CC

Challenging cross country bike tours include border-to-border cross country bicycle tours, coast-to-coast cross country bicycle tours (US & Canada examples), and point-to-point cross country bicycle tours where cyclists pedal across most of a country.

TRANS CONTINENTAL BIKE TOUR  (TC

Trans continental bike tours are tours where cyclists pedal across a continent. Bike tour operators currently provide bike tours across the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe. North America, and South America. The mainland of Australia is included as a trans continental bike tour, although it's not a continent. It's listed in our Oceania Bike Tours Guide.

DAY TRIPPER (DT)

Day Tripper bike tours are 1-2 day bike tours, not considered a cycling vacation / holiday.