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/ June 23, 2023

Corporate Bike Tours - Why Team Biking is the New Team Building

New bikes parked and ready to ride

Why book a corporate bike tour?

There’s a reason why the words ‘away day’ or ‘team building’ don’t traditionally receive an excited response from employees - the same problem-solving activities are returned to again and again, leaving colleagues uninspired and unwilling to engage in the spirit of team building. Now's the time to kick the trend and get creative!

Corporate biking tours are here to take your team’s next away day from zero to hero, improving the confidence, camaraderie, and teamwork of your colleagues. You’ll take the pressure out of team building and engage everyone in a shared, explorative experience away from the office in a new (or familiar) city.

So enjoy a corporate away day with a difference and get your colleagues in the saddle - they’ll share the opportunity of exploring something incredible, and revel in the memory of the ride!

Sharing the sights with each other

Accelerate partnerships as you pedal

Team biking is a simple and effective way to switch up the status quo in team building, immersing your team in the discovery mindset. This discovery mindset extends to getting to know each other! Instead of forcing interaction and involving your team in tense problem-solving situations, bring your colleagues together on a day of sightseeing and socialization that'll be discussed in the office for months to come. As they ride, your team will naturally fall into pace with each other as they pedal, with sightseeing opportunities and potential food tastings providing an easy means of fun conversation.

With everyone engaged in the same journey of discovery, there’s a sense of focus to the day, as well as the camaraderie that comes with enjoying a shared experience together.

Sharing a market tour

Organize with ease

If you’re a boss looking to book your next corporate away day, a group bike tour is easily and efficiently planned, allowing you to sit back and soak up the experience with your employees. There’s no need to reserve a large indoor space or fight for a time slot at crowded outdoor centers - simply book your team’s tour with BikeTours.com and let us do the rest!

On the day, give the reins over to your tour guide - they’re trained in guiding large groups, ensuring everyone stays together, is safe, and most importantly, cycles with a huge smile on their face!

A group cycling adventure in Indonesia

Education through exploration

Opening an office in a brand new location? What better way to assimilate your colleagues to their surroundings and introduce them to a key new area than on a guided bike tour? By enjoying a compact and efficient exploration of the highlights of the city, they’ll feel right at home in just a few hours. As they settle into the new office or store, they'll feel more confident in helping customers and clients get the best out of the new location too.

Cycling along a waterway in Poland

Assist your colleagues in finding the best spots for after-work hangouts and meet-ups on a tasting tour, sampling your way around the best cafes, breweries, street stalls and food markets of a city. As well as being immensely enjoyable, you needn’t worry about arranging catering for your away day! Some of our top food and drink tasting tours include:

Park up your bicycle and catch up at a cafe

Depending on your company’s industry, a guided bike tour can be highly beneficial for staff training, especially if you’re in the tourism, travel, or education sectors. Perhaps you have tour guides in your team, museum technicians, or trainee teachers, all of whom will relish the opportunity to delve into a historical day tour, uncovering the political and cultural past of a city, whilst learning great tips on presentation and leadership from their guide.

BikeTours.com’s 2023 corporate bike tour

Standing in awe of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Here at BikeTours.com, we practice what we preach. And so, naturally, our 2023 corporate away day was a bicycle tour - specifically, the Washington DC Monuments and Memorials Bike Tour!

On a bright April day, we wove our way through Washington DC on a communal cycle combining top sightseeing with the same quality of socialization. From the East Coast, West Coast, Germany, the UK, and beyond, we converged in the awe-inspiring capital of the United States for an away day to remember, with many colleagues meeting each other for the very first time following the COVID pandemic. If COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s that there’s no replacement for real life conversations with your workmates to bolster connections after a period of unprecedented isolation. This day tour was the perfect antidote to months of separation and remote working.

Led by engaging, knowledgeable guides, we biked to the best of DC’s monuments, spending the day getting to know each other and the city as we cycled. Together, we discovered historical hotspots and icons with our colleagues, pointing out landmarks that others might miss, sharing our favorite quotes from the fascinating memorials, and communally experiencing the ever-changing scenery that kept spirits and energy levels high. No surprise then that we’ll be booking a similar corporate bike tour in a new city next year!

Our team enjoying the Washington Monument with our charismatic guides

Where can you book a corporate bike tour?

You can take your pick of bike tours from the 52+ countries and 112+ locations listed on BikeTours.com, the largest collection of bike day tours on the internet. And we’re still growing!

With a wealth of wonderful day tours to choose from, there’s something to strengthen every team, from sightseeing snapshots to tantalizing food tasting tours, inspiring street art cycles to relaxing rural rides.

To help you choose your top corporate bike trip, we've listed some of our most popular tour destinations below:

Pointing out the impressive sights of Chicago


Experience an unforgettable corporate adventure in New York City from the comfort of an electric bike, relaxing into a ride around the legendary landmarks that define the ‘City of Dreams’. Bike from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to the spectacular Empire State Building via the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, Washington State Park, Wall Street, Times Square, and so much more. Take a bike out of the Big Apple and experience the best that this unmissable city has to offer!

The brilliant bustle of Times Square, NY

If you want a guided corporate e-bike tour encompassing the very best of San Francisco’s iconic sights, dynamic culture, and sublime scenery, this is the one for you! Ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to the romantic Hayes Valley, from the picture-perfect Painted Ladies to Haight-Ashbury, hive of 1960s counterculture. Glide along the Panhandle of the Golden Gate Park before being entranced by the Mission, an exuberant neighborhood rooted in Latino heritage.

The Golden Gate Bridge framed by beautiful foliage

Washington DC’s historical significance as a city simply cannot be understated. Experience the unforgettable with your employees on a group bike tour that takes you to the Washington Monument, National Mall, Tidal Basin, and the city’s most magnificent memorials dedicated to the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the veterans of the Vietnam and Korean wars.

The commanding US Capitol, Washington DC

If you’re looking to explore the exquisite beauty of the verdant Napa Valley vineyards and enjoy a tantalizing taste adventure with your team, this is the e-bike tour for you! Cycle between the sparkling slopes of the valley, where vibrant vineyards glint on the hills and the California sunshine ripens the grapes as you glide by. Around lunchtime, you’ll park up your e-bikes for the picnic of a lifetime - a sumptuous spread laid on by the Bouchon Bakery. Sink your teeth into lip-smacking seasonal produce spread over aromatic artisanal breads fresh from Bouchon - the menu can include tantalizing turkey with oozing brie, Parisian-style ham and gruyere, and succulent tuna Niçoise, served alongside flavorsome Kettle Chips and finished off with a delicate Bouchon Bakery dessert.

Outdoor seating prepared for a group wine tasting event


Cycle through the trendy neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg to a remaining piece of the iconic Berlin Wall, adorned with thought-provoking murals. You and your team will ride to the moving Holocaust Memorial, standing just streets away from the Tiergarten, and onwards to the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, Bebelplatz, Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz, making the most of this incredible European capital.

Regarding the impressive Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

The Essential Madrid E-Bike Tour is your team's opportunity to explore the most splendid of Madrid's sightseeing spots efficiently by e-bike! Your guided corporate tour includes stops at the resplendent Royal Palace, expansive Plaza Mayor, picturesque Puerta Del Sol, and arresting Almudena Cathedral. As you ride, your guide will reveal the rich colors of Madrid's magical culture, each destination en route telling its own part in the story of Spain's splendid capital.

Magnificent Madrid at dusk

Brussels, Belgium’s breathtaking capital, sits at the center of European politics as the de facto capital of the European Union. Brighten your team's day with the Best of Brussels Bike Tour, showing you the best of Brussels' sightseeing spots, from the Matongé, Marolles and Sablon neighborhoods, to the Old City Center, stopping at quirky sites including the EGG, and street art attractions.

Watching the sun as it sets over Brussels

Amsterdam isn’t called the 'Venice of the North' for nothing – canals course through the Netherlands’ capital like veins, providing much of its cultural lifeblood. Your corporate bicycle tour takes you along these historic waterways for your team's true introduction to Amsterdam, discovering Anne Frank’s house, the Vondelpark, and the Rijksmuseum.

Bicycles parked on a bridge in Amsterdam


For a sensational corporate bicycle tour of the bustling streets of Saigon, look no further than the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Bike Tour! This fascinating 5-hour ride offers a scintillating exploration of the city, from top sightseeing attractions to secret surprises guaranteed to thrill your team's senses. Take in the Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, Saigon Train Station, the Thi Nghe Canal, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Sala City of District 2, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum!

Incense ceremony inside an atmospheric pagoda

Take the corporate tour that opens the treasure chest of Hanoi’s hidden sightseeing gems! This unrivaled team biking adventure in Vietnam’s vibrant capital brings you an unforgettable experience brimming with beauty and historical intrigue. In 3.5 hours, your fascinating tour takes in the Stone Lady Pagoda, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi Train Street, Long Bien Bridge, and Banana Island, a scintillating series of sights that unlock the true essence of this stunning city.

Watching the sun as it sets behind a towering pagoda

Australia & New Zealand

Embark on an unforgettable corporate bike tour around Melbourne's bustling bayside suburbs where you'll have the opportunity to explore St. Kilda, Elmwood, and Brighton. Your brilliant bicycle tour will take your team to some of the most iconic landmarks and hidden gems of these bayside communities, including St. Kilda's Botanical Gardens, Acland Street, Luna Park, and Brighton's Bathing Boxes, before stopping for tea and a snack at the Brighton Baths.

Melbourne's bright, bustling waterway

Take a corporate bicycle tour of Wellington, New Zealand's captivating capital city, to discover an eclectic mix of cultural delights. This guided e-bike tour covers all of the capital's best sightseeing, starting at Queens Wharf before riding along the Wellington Waterfront. From here, you'll pedal on to make stops at the New Zealand Parliament, Wellington Stadium, Te Papa Museum, Cuba Street, Oriental Bay, and Wellington Railway Station.

Wellington - a beautiful blend of urbanity and nature

Discover all of our day tours here and cycle, sightsee and smile on a corporate bike tour that brings your team together on two wheels!

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