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Why Us

Discovery Bicycle Tours is a family-owned bicycle tour company specializing in outstanding cycling tours with a personal touch and top-notch service. When you travel with Discovery, expect superb biking, dining and lodging — in extraordinary places.

Travel with confidence knowing Discovery has carefully crafted a fully-supported biking vacation you will love. You'll enjoy some of the industry's best policies, prices and customer service. So you can relax and know you are getting an outstanding experience and value.

Who We Are

Scott and Thistle Cone run the company with the help of incredible staff members and tour leaders. They want to share their love of biking, travel and outdoor adventures with others — like you!

Scott is an avid cyclist who has over 25 years of experience in marketing for high-tech, travel and retail clients. Thistle enjoys cycling to savor the views, get exercise and justify tasty meals. She worked in non-profit editing and copywriting for over 12 years, and has a background in natural resources and education. The couple has explored a variety of bicycle destinations and tours in the U.S. and abroad.


Thistle and Scott joined the Discovery Bicycle Tours team in May of 2018 — taking the reins from Larry and Dawn Niles, who ran the company for 27 years. It was started by Bob McElwain in 1977 as Bike Vermont. The name was changed to Discovery Bicycle Tours in 2010.

Discovery Bicycle Tours is headquartered in Woodstock, Vermont, and offers more than 100 trips a year in:
• New England and Quebec
• Mid-Atlantic states and Florida
• Mississippi, Texas and Idaho
• Italy, France, Spain and Portugal
• Scotland, Ireland and Denmark
• Germany, Luxembourg & France
• Chile, South America
• England, UK
• New Zealand
• Vietnam

New locations are added each year!