Experience Inn-to-Inn Bicycle Touring with Discovery Bicycle Tours
Ride your bike from inn to inn, enjoy fine food and great lodging, while you are pampered by professional and engaging leaders. We take care of all the details for you — at the inns and along the way — so you can relax and have fun. Discovery Bicycle Tour vans carry your luggage, water to refill your bottle, purchases you might make, and spare parts and tools for roadside repairs or adjustments. And if you want a break from pedaling, there is always an empty seat waiting for you, and our leaders are always glad to have some interesting company.
An Adventure Made Up of Many Special Experiences
Yet there is really a lot more. Bicycling is part of it, of course. But the adventure is also made up of a great number of special experiences, both large and small, that make each person’s vacation unique. You will surely be enthralled with handsome churches, spectacular views, historic sites, and quaint towns. Equal, perhaps, to these larger sensations, will be your memory of the snapping bright taste of an apple you just picked; the warmth and friendliness of the owner of a general store; visiting a sugarhouse and sampling maple syrup; sampling fine wine; getting to know several folks in your group and establishing new friendships; enjoying some iced tea on the porch of your inn; riding a ferry across a lake; hiking on a forested trail; seeing deer on the edge of a pasture in the evening light; listening to the clatter of your bicycle as you cross the hard wood flooring of yet another covered bridge; soothing your tired feet in the flow of a spring-fed brook; feeling a quiet sense of satisfaction at the end of the day’s ride; or taking an evening stroll along a quiet dirt road.
Anyone Can Enjoy a Discovery Bicycle Tour, Even a Beginner
You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy our tours. Each tour is carefully designed to recognize, welcome, and encourage the varying skills and interests of our riders. The tours are flexible and most include easy to moderate riding, plus optional routes for the more energetic cyclist. You set your own pace. You can ride with others from the group, pair off, or ride alone, enjoying the quiet countryside. You may choose to bike ahead, or stop along the way to sample local products, photograph a village, or just relax along a river. No awards are given for finishing first — our goal is to help you enjoy getting to know the area in your own personal, intimate way.
So while the cycling is certainly an important part of the adventure, it is also important to realize that it is really just one perfect part of the total experience. You are engaged in not just a bike tour, but a whole range of conscious (and not so conscious) interactions with a new environment, including new and different people, places, sounds, smells, and perceptions. And this realization comes not just from us, but rather is reflected in the many wonderful comments and letters we get every year from the people who have come on our tours.