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Tours and Destinations / July 7, 2019

Eight favorite bike tours for fall

There’s more to the fall season than just indulging on pumpkin-flavored everything. It’s the perfect time of year to hop on the bike and cycle through cooler temps and stunning sites.

Take a look at our favorite tours for this fall.

Wine and Bike in Hungary’s Balaton Uplands

Riding through Hungary’s Balaton Uplands on a bicycle allows you to experience the area up-close-and-personal. You will discover extinct volcanoes, follow winding paths through hidden villages, and cycle through vineyards. Along the route, take a rest in the shadows of the historic walls and learn about battles, local heroes, and legends. Then, take a break from the bike to enjoy traditional Hungarian meals like goulash and homemade strudel. And don’t forget one of the highlights of this tour: the local wines!

Strasbourg to Mainz: Imperial Cities and Charming Landscapes Along the Rhine

Why pick one region in Europe to visit, when you can hit three in one tour? Cycle through Alsace, Baden, and the Palatinate on this seven-night tour, enjoying the history and mild climate of all three. Highlights of the tour include the Strasbourg Cathedral, the world-famous city of Heidelberg, and the beautiful views along the Old Rhine River.

Prague to Vienna via Cesky Krumlov

Adventure through Prague, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Then you’re on to Cesky Krumlov, the Renaissance towns of Trebon and Telc, the vineyards of South Moravia, and the cultural centers of Znojmo and Mikulov. The tour spends its last night in Vienna, Austria.

Salzburg Lakes Tour: Around the Lakes in the Foothills of the Alps

The gentle, hilly landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills has a charm all of its own. You’ll cycle through beautiful landscapes, along wonderful lakes to the old imperial town of Bad Ischl. The tour spends time at the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mondsee Castle, and the World Heritage site of Lake Hallstatt.

Cycling and Cooking in Portugal by E-bike

With 528 miles of blue waters, sandy beaches, and ideal Mediterranean temperatures (even into the fall months!), Portugal is the perfect cycling destination. This tour is designed for those looking for the right mix of natural beauty and history, with a healthy side portion of delicious food. You’ll explore the Natural Park of Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros and the beautiful region of Évora, a city classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your evenings will be spent with chefs and locals, and you’ll learn to make wonderful Portuguese food.

Best of Slovenia: Highlights Across the Country From Bled to Piran

This ten-night cross-country tour is the ideal way to encounter Slovenia’s gems and natural beauty. You’ll begin in Bled, then will cycle towards the Bohinj Valley, high in the Julian Alps. Other tour highlights include the Triglav National Park, the Pokljuka High Plateau, the capital city of Ljubljana, vineyards in the Karst region, and the Lipizzaner horses.

Cycling and Cooking in Sardinia

Taste the best flavors of Sardinia on this seven-night tour. Try Sardinian olive oil, sample delicious wine, and don’t forget the scrumptious cheeses! You will prepare dishes from the renowned classic Sardinian cooking, like malloreddus, culurgiones, and fregola. When you’re not cooking up tasty meals, you’ll cycle through fantastic scenery, including the Montiferru of Arborea, the Punic-Roman ruins of Tharros, and the archaeological site of Barumini.

Highlights of the Highlands: Donegal by E-bike

Smell the wonderfully refreshing salty breezes as you cycle along one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines. County Donegal is truly one of Ireland’s must-sees. Quiet roads help you explore one of the country’s least-known regions, including stops at Mount Errigal and the Donegal Highlands Glenveagh National Park

Tours to extend the cycling season


Karen Nestor
5 years ago

Hello! We have used your service in the past to book bike tours in Europe. Now we are planning a trip to China. Are you familiar with any bike tour companies there which you can recommend?

BikeTours.com Staff
5 years ago

Karen, great to hear from you, and we appreciate your continued loyalty! For several years, we offered tours in Asia, and we very much recommend our tour operator partner there, SpiceRoads: https://www.spiceroads.com/destinations/china. They will take very good care of you! Happy travels, and we hope to see you on a European tour with us in the future.

Jim Johnson
Founder and president

William Kellar
5 years ago

can you swim in Lake Constance during the bike tour?

BikeTours.com Staff
5 years ago

Yes, you can, which is one of the many fine benefits of bike tours along Lake Constance--especially on warmer summer days. There are signs along the route pointing you to the many public beaches.

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