About Us2018-06-14T00:59:09+00:00

About Us

Dear Friends of Discovery Bicycle Tours,

As many of you have been guests on our tours, are about to join us for a tour, or have expressed interest in one of our adventures, we wanted you to be among the first to hear the news. Larry and Dawn Niles have passed the reins of Discovery Bicycle Tours to Scott and Thistle Cone.

The company will continue to operate as usual, with no changes to existing trips. And it will still be headquartered in Woodstock, Vermont, and offer more than 100 trips a year in:

• New England and Quebec
• Mid-Atlantic states and Florida
• Italy, France and Spain
• Scotland, Ireland and Denmark

Discovery Bicycle Tours is known for its personalized service and expert guides who provide van support, roadside repairs and local expertise to create a stress-free, enjoyable experience for riders of all levels.

Larry and Dawn owned this company for more than 27 years. They feel confident Scott and Thistle — and the amazing guides and staff — will carry on the Discovery Bicycle Tours tradition of providing fantastic active vacation travel.

Thistle and Scott are excited to be part of the Discovery Bicycle Tours family. Guests will continue to enjoy some of the world’s most scenic tour locations. They can’t wait to help guests discover the best bicycle routes at each destination — along with superb food and lodging. And keep an eye out for new tour options, including some on rail trails and unpaved roads.

Scott is an avid bicycle rider who has over 25 years of experience in marketing for high-tech, travel and retail clients. Thistle has worked in marketing for over 12 years, including copywriting for print and digital media. The couple has explored a variety of bicycle destinations and tours in the U.S. and abroad.
Discovery Bicycle Tours was founded in 1977 as Bike Vermont.

After the company began offering trips worldwide, it changed its name to Discovery Bicycle Tours in 2010.

Scott and Thistle Cone
PO Box 700
Woodstock, Vermont 05091