2018 Bike Tours Dates

2018 Bike Tours Dates

Thank you for your interest in Wilderness Voyageurs bike tours. In the upcoming 2018 season, we will continue to bring you our classic rail-trail, road and mountain bike tours, many of which explore our wonderful US National Parks. We also are delighted to bring you three brand new tours, two new road bike tours in Quintessential West Cuba and Washington’s San Juan Islands and an amazing rail-trail touring adventure in Michigan Islands, Trails & Dunes.

If you’re thinking about the ultimate gift or planning your 2018 season, this is the best time of year to book your trip. Call us and save up to $150 per person by booking before 12/20/17.

 

2018 Rails-to-Trails Bike Tours

 

[NEW] Michigan Islands, Trails & Dunes

6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Dates: 8/12  and 8/19

Spend two nights on Mackinac Island, ride the shoreline of the Great Lakes, enjoy the picturesque town of Petoskey, visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes and enjoy most of this on car free paths. This tour is a combination of trails and quiet roads. Northern Michigan is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and cyclists alike.  You will quickly discover why this area has folks adventuring here year after year.

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Idaho’s Hiawatha Trail & Coeur D’Alene
4 Days/3 Nights
Departure Dates: 7/10, 7/16, 7/22, 8/14
Come to Idaho for some of the most incredible rail trail riding in the country: The famous Route of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene. You’ll get to check these two Rail-to-Trail Conservancy’s Hall of Fame trails off of your bucket list! The Hiawatha treats you to 10 tunnels, including the famous “Taft Tunnel” at 8771 feet long, and 7 steel trestles – one of which is 220 feet high. As you can imagine, stunning scenery and grand vistas await!

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KATY Trail: Rail-Trail Ride Across Missouri
6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Dates: 5/13, 5/20, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21
Most of the journey finds us intertwined with the Missouri River. The scenery changes often: towns spilling over with quaintness, the breadbasket of the country, limestone bluffs, and even forests are your companions on this 6-day journey.

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Mickelson Trail & The Badlands Bike Tour
6 Day/5 Nights

Departure Dates: 6/3, 6/10, 9/9, 9/16
Beginning in Badlands National Park, you’ll come face-to-face with bison, prairie dogs, big-horned sheep, and the incomparable landscape that the American Lakota called “mako sica,” or “land bad.”

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New York Erie Canal Bike Tour
4 Days/3 Nights
Departure Dates: 6/4, 7/9, 8/7, 8/19, 8/26, 9/23, 10/7
Pedal by early 1800s historic commercial port cities, explore canal locks, and ride 100 miles of the Erie Canalway, a National Heritage Corridor.

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Easy Rider GAP and C&O Canal Bike Tour
3 Days/2 Nights
Departure Dates: 5/7, 7/11, 7/29, 9/5, 9/9

This is an unbeatable introduction to the charm and history of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal Towpath, as well as bike touring vacations.

bike-spacerGreat Allegheny Passage Bike Tour
4 Day/3 Nights
Departure Dates: 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/18, 7/15, 7/29, 8/26, 9/10, 9/30, 10/8
Experience the beauty of this rail-trail from end to end. This trip is a slower-paced version of the full 6-day tour. Instead of daily mileage of 50-60 miles, you will be riding 30-45 miles a day. Relax, take in the sights and enjoy!

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Pittsburg to DC: GAP and C&O Bike Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Dates: 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/8, 7/15, 8/5, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7

On your way from Pittsburgh, PA, to Washington, DC, the multitude of natural, cultural and historically significant sites will astound you.

 

2018 Road Bike Tours

 

[NEW] Quintessential Cuba
7 Days/6 Nights
Departure Date: 3/24
Create your own Cuban legend on our new intermediate tour of west Cuba. Explore vivacious Havana before heading into rural Cuba and its lush, spring-green tobacco fields and the unique Mogote hill formations. Enjoy daily people-to-people interactions with the locals who make Cuba what it is! Cycle along white-sand beaches, by crumbling but lavish buildings, and through verdant biospheres.*

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[NEW] Washington San Juan Islands

Cycle the San Juan Islands: beaches, mountains, orca pods, forests, and one of the country’s largest lavender farms, the San Juan Islands are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! On this six day cycling adventure, you’ll pedal on three of San Juan’s most alluring islands: San Juan Island, Lopez Island and Orcas Island.

6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Dates: 7/29 and 8/5

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Cuba Clasico
9 Days/8 Nights
Departure Date: 3/31
Experience biking through Cuba’s corazón on our new tour through Central Cuba that takes you off the beaten path and Cuba’s tourist track. Havana, with its syncopated rhythms blending with the sultry tension of salsa. Remedios, Trinidad and Sancti Spiritus with their cobbled streets and tranquil country seats.

bike-spacer New York Adirondacks Bike Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Dates: 7/22 and 9/9

Imagine spending 6 days adventuring through one of the most beautiful state parks in this country: The Adirondacks.  You will enjoy wide shouldered roads across rivers, past mountains, circling lakes and taking in the expansive views. The ride begins in Lake George and travels through to Blue Mountain Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and back.

bike-spacerGeorgia Gold Coast Bike Tour
4 Days/3 Nights

Departure Dates: 4/2, 4/8, 10/8, 10/15, 10/21
Traveling through the scenic byways of Georgia’s lush Gold Coast, you’ll escape into a world of live oaks draped with Spanish moss, incredible seafood, breathtaking views and historic inns in the Golden Isles.

bike-spacerGettysburg & The Civil War Bike Tour
4 Days/3 Nights
Departure Dates: 6/10, 7/22, 9/30
Experience Gettysburg as few people have, up close and personal with a battlefield guide. This award-winning vacation retraces key campaigns of the American Conflict.

bike-spacerShenandoah & The Civil War Bike Tour
6 Days/5 Nights 
Departure Date: 9/16
Cycling joy meets historic awe. Powered by idyllic landscapes with distinct history, you’ll ride in Virginia’s genteel Hunt Country, along Shenandoah National Park’s view-tastic Skyline Drive and then north toward Gettysburg.

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Colorado Kick Some Pass Bike Tour
 6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Date: 6/24

Ascend and descend six mountain passes, relishing alpine wildflowers, azure blue skies and winding roads with amazing views. Our overnights include rustic Red Cliff and world-renowned Aspen. With average daily climbs of 5,000 feet, you’ll be kicking some serious pass.

bike-spacerCycle Colorful Colorado Bike Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Dates: 6/17, 8/26, 9/23
Just imagine relaxing in Glenwood Springs’ world-famous hot springs or in a historic mining town at a sweet little hotel. Designed to make the most of your time by riding every day and minimizing the climbing.

bike-spacerKentucky Bike & Bourbon Bike Tour
5 Days/4 Nights

Departure Dates: 5/14, 5/21, 10/15, 10/22
Welcome to Bourbon Country! Why not follow up a good day’s ride with a stiff sample straight from Kentucky’s oldest and most reputable distilleries?

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4 Days/3 Nights

Departure Dates: 4/23, 4/29, 10/9, 10/15, 10/21 
This is a trip to relish! Due to the coastal weather, this tour is designed to be either your first outing of the year, or your final bike adventure of the season.

bike-spacerNew York Finger Lakes Bike Tour
4 Days/3 Nights
Departure Dates: 6/10, 7/15, 8/12, 9/30
You’ll visit several wineries, hike along stunning waterfalls and visit historic sites, including crossing the bridge featured in the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life.

bike-spacerCycle Amish Country Bike Tour
4 Days/3 Nights
Departure Dates: 7/29, 10/14 
Glide through an era that you thought had disappeared. How can you go wrong when you are visiting villages called Bird in Hand, Mount Joy, and Paradise?

 

Mountain Bike Tours

 

Mountain Bike Colorado: Granny Gears and Microbrews
6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Date: 8/19

Once you come to Colorado, you may not want to leave! The vistas alone will captivate you, not to mention the small mountain towns and incredible microbrews. Our trip makes the most of the weather and the many options for mountain biking in Colorado.