Best Bike Tours Around the World

Imagine exploring the world at a pace that keeps you completely aware of all your surroundings and allows you to help the planet. Now imagine getting from one place to another, completely by the power of your own two feet. Well, yes, walking can do that too, but what kind of fun would that be. 

I’m talking about bike tours. 

Catching speed down a steep Bolivian mountain, or discovering a city like Bogota in Colombia. Traveling through the most exciting places in the world, seeing all the sights, and staying fit along the way. Bicycle touring is an epic adventure that everyone should try—riding along the beautiful scenic routes of different locations worldwide. Everywhere from Ecuador to Europe to India, people ride bikes to get around. It’s an age-old tradition that we can all agree is a lot of fun. And what better way to enjoy a vacation (and keep that extra vacation weight away) than spending it bike touring.

Bike touring can be anything you want it to be. Here are some of the best bike tours worldwide, but you can also plan your bike tour in almost any location. You and your bike can take on the world together.

SOUTH AMERICA

Bogota, Colombia

Get a glimpse of Bogota’s historical and cultural sites from the comfort of your bike. With tour guides’ expertise, you will not only see these unique sites but also learn about Colombia’s troubled and often violent history and present.

Quito, Ecuador

Take on a bike day trip to go deep inside the Cotopaxi National Park for spectacular views of awe-inspiring landscapes filled with glaciers and volcanoes. Hike to 5,000 meters and ride down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike to reach Limpiopungo Lagoon for an adventurous day in nature.

Baños, Ecuador

Get all the gear and instructions to go on your own and explore the breathtaking waterfall-route just outside of Banos, making stops at each waterfall in the area with free time to swim and enjoy the fresh mountain air by way of a self-guided bicycle tour.

La Paz, Bolivia

Ride your bike down the Most Dangerous Road in the World if you dare! Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you race down this infamous dirt track, just outside of La Paz, Bolivia. Navigate hair-raising curves with sheer vertical drops in breathtaking sceneries. If you’re an adventure lover, the Death Road Adventure is for you!

Santiago, Chile

Fully experience Santiago’s vivid personality by riding through the lively streets, markets, and plazas of the city center to learn about the country’s history through the eyes and ears of a local.

NORTH AMERICA

Boston, United States

Get to know the city up-close by bicycle with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide who will take you to the best sights like the Boston Common, Back Bay, South End, North End, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Charles River Esplanade, and Copley Square.

EUROPE

Vienna, Austria

Pedal along the famous Ringstrasse and the Danube River to take up-close photographs of Vienna’s most representative landmarks like the giant Ferris Wheel, the modern Hundertwasserhaus apartments, historic Heroes’ Square, Vienna University, City Hall, Opera House, Parliament, Imperial Palace, and Karlsplatz in a 10-kilometer route.

ASIA

Delhi, India

Get in touch with all your senses while biking around Delhi. Smell, look, hear, touch, and taste your way through a fascinating bike tour.

Bangkok, Thailand

Get to know the crazy city of Bangkok by bicycle! Traverse 16 kilometers of flat streets and immerse yourself in Bangkok’s real, local life with a local guide who will explain all of the Thai culture’s intricacies and show you the incredible diversity of the warm Thai people.

Luang Prabang, Laos

Get close to local Lao people and their lifestyle and explore Luang Prabang’s surroundings on a bicycle tour that will take you to see hidden areas only a few tourists will ever visit!

Ubud - Bali, Indonesia

Get off the beaten track and see the beauty of the Balinese countryside. Cycle past rice fields, meet local farmers, and enjoy breathtaking views of a volcano, all while tasting delicious Balinese food as you make pit-stops along the way.

OCEANIA

Nelson, New Zealand

Hop on a bike and soak up the stunning scenery that Nelson offers. Ride through the hills for some mountain biking and then head on to the city and stop throughout the various cafes and galleries scattered around.