Gourmet Bike Tours for Food Lovers

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Run an online search for bike tours, and you’ll find the proverbial yellow pages. Narrow down your search by looking for a gourmet bike tour. These trips are designed to be different from regular ones. Keep reading this article before you take a guided tour.

1. Savor gourmet cuisine and local delights

If you’ve always wanted to eat good food, a gourmet tour is the perfect opportunity. As the afternoon light dwindles away, join the rest of the group for a nice meal. Don’t feel like eating at a fancy restaurant every day, that is fine! Your tour guides will recommend a more traditional restaurant.

 

2. Snacking along the way

If you’ve ever been on a self-guided bicycle trip, riding a bicycle on your own must have been difficult. A self-guided tour usually is more for professional bicycle riders than for recreational cyclists. On guided tours, regardless of your overall fitness level, food and drinks are provided along the way. So, take a break and snack on fresh fruit picked from nearby orchards.

At DIGnGO, we always use the freshest ingredients to boost your energy level. Energy bars are always good because you need those extra carbohydrates for the road ahead. Fat-filled foods aren’t on the menu. Sugar and protein will come from granola, dried fruit, nuts, and peanut butter M&Ms. Whether you need a pick-me-up during the day or at night, your tour guides will always have something handy.

 

3. Meeting with local winemakers

One of the many benefits of traveling abroad is the fine wine. Each region has its own fertile soils, grape varieties and cultivation methods. Our cycling trips take you deep into the wine-producing vineyards where local producers refine their craft. You may be a fan of the big wine producers, but the small ones tend to have the most passion for their art.

Meet local winemakers and participate in a few tasting sessions. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur wine expert, knowing how to swirl, sniff, and sip wine is a valuable skill.

 

4. Cooking up your own delicacies

Join a gourmet tour, and learn to cook like the locals. They show you their tricks of the trade, so that you can bring those skills home. For example, you may take a piece of Italy back home with you as you learn new recipes during a pasta-making session.

Who wouldn’t like to know the best recipe for a real Italian pizza? Learn how to make a dough, let it rise, and covering it with the proper sauces. The opportunity to use local and seasonal ingredients during your cooking session is a luxury that’s hardly seen anywhere else.

 

A gourmet trip gives you an experience that’s impossible to achieve on a self-guided tour. From delicious food to fun cooking lessons, you’ll never forget a minute of your biking adventure.

30+ gourmet bicycle tours for hungry travelers

  • Alsace bike tour

    Alsace Bike Tour

    From$4,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bike tour runs from Strasbourg to Colmar on the Alsace wine road. It passes through the Alsatian villages of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, and Eguisheim.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Andalucia bike tour

    Andalucia Bike Tour

    From$4,598
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Travel by bicycle through Southern Spain’s Andalucia region. Cycle from Sevilla to Malaga, and across the mountain range of the Sierra Nevada.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Bordeaux bike tour

    Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour

    From$5,398
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bicycle trip goes from the city of Bordeaux to the town of Brive-la-Gaillarde. It follows paved biking routes through local vineyards.
    (9 Reviews)
  • Burgundy bike tour

    Burgundy Bike Tour

    From$4,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This cycling adventure starts in the city of Dijon and ends in the town of Beaune, passing through the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune regions.
    (11 Reviews)
  • Champagne bike tour

    Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour

    From$4,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This cycling vacation covers the entire Champagne wine region, traveling through numerous famous vineyards and small wine villages.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Corsica bike tour

    Corsica Bike Tour

    From$6,798
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This journey is a fantastic cycling adventure with towering mountain peaks and picturesque villages in every corner.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Costa Brava bike tour

    Costa Brava Bike Tour

    From$4,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Ride your bicycle through Catalonia’s Costa Brava region. Bike from Barcelona to the Spanish Pyrenees on some scenic cycling routes of La Vuelta España.
    (5 Reviews)
  • Croatia bike tour

    Croatia Bike Tour

    From$6,798
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Ride your bicycle across Croatia, located on the western edge of the Balkan peninsula. Cycle from Split to Dubrovnik along the Coast of Dalmatia.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Czech Republic bike tour

    Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour

    From$4,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Travel by bicycle from Czech Republic to Austria. Start in the town of Vienna before riding along the Danube River and arriving in Prague.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Czech Republic family bike tour

    Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour

    From$3,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Explore Czech Republic and Austria by bicycle. Discover the capital of Austria, cycle along the Danube, and visit the capital of the Czech Republic.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Dolomites avid bike tour

    Dolomites Bike Tour

    From$4,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Ride your bicycle across the Dolomite Alps. Travel from Bolzano to Venice, cycling through the Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige and the Tyrolean Alps.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Dolomites bike tour

    Dolomites & Austria Bike Tour

    From$4,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Ride your bike through the Dolomites and Austria. Cycle across the Alps and the Tyrol, along the Danube River, and to Praha, the Czech capital.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Dordogne family bike tour

    Dordogne Family Bike Tour

    From$3,898
    6 Days / 5 Night
    This tour is an epic adventure among the medieval castles and fortified villages of the Dordogne Valley.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Holland bike tour

    Holland Bike Tour

    From$4,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Explore The Netherlands by bike. Cycle through Holland as you ride from Zeeland to Amsterdam, passing by iconic windmills, and quaint canals.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Holland family bike tour

    Holland Family Bike Tour

    From$4,298
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Travel by bicycle through The Netherlands. Discover the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, explore The Hague, and bike past vast polder fields to Utrecht.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Loire Valley bike tour

    Loire Valley Bike Tour

    From$4,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This adventure takes you along the beautiful Loire River, visiting elegant chateaux, lush vineyards, and magnificent gardens along the way.
    (8 Reviews)
  • Loire Valley family bike tour

    Loire Valley Family Bike Tour

    From$3,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bike trip is an epic cycling adventure with Renaissance castles, beautiful gardens, and the scenic Loire River.
    (5 Reviews)
  • Mallorca bike tour

    Mallorca Bike Tour

    From$6,598
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Explore one of Spain’s Balearic Islands by bicycle. Enjoy the deserted back roads, vigorous climbs, and thrilling downhills of the island of Majorca.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Normandy bike tour

    Normandy & Brittany Bike Tour

    From$4,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This vacation starts in Normandy and ends in Brittany, passing by the D-Day landing beaches and World War II Memorials.
    (7 Reviews)
  • Normandy family bike tour

    Normandy & Brittany Family Bike Tour

    From$3,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This biking journey explores the rural landscape of Normandy with its D-Day landing sites, fishing villages, and apple orchards.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Piedmont bike tour

    Piedmont Bike Tour

    From$5,198
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Explore the Italian region of Piemonte by bike. Ride your bicycle over the famous Langhe hills to the renowned communes of Barolo and Barbaresco.
    (5 Reviews)
  • Provence bike tour

    Provence Bike Tour

    From$5,798
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This journey leads you throughout the region of Provence, passing by the small villages of Gordes, Ménerbes, and Les Baux-de-Provence.
    (9 Reviews)
  • Puglia bike tour

    Puglia Bike Tour

    From$5,398
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Discover Southern Italy’s Apulia region by bicycle. Ride your bike through the southern part of the Italian Peninsula and the Basilicata region.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Sicily bike tour

    Sicily Bike Tour

    From$6,498
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Travel by bike across the island located just off the "toe" of Italy's "boot", Sicily. Cycle through the late baroque communes of the magnificent Val di Noto.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Switzerland bike tour

    Switzerland Bike Tour

    From$6,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Travel by bicycle through Switzerland. Cycle across the Alps as you ride from the banks of the Lake Leman to Interlaken in the heart of Helvetia.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Tuscany bike tour

    Tuscany Bike Tour

    From$5,698
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Ride your bicycle through the Italian region of Tuscany. Cycle from the Val d’Orcia to the Chianti Italian wine region on some of the roads of the Giro d’Italia.
    (10 Reviews)
  • Tuscany family bike tour

    Tuscany Family Bike Tour

    From$4,298
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Travel along the quiet roads of Toscana by bicycle. Discover the Arno River before riding from Florence to the commune of Radda in Chianti, passing by Siena.
    (3 Reviews)

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About the author

Kilian co-founded DIGnGO with his brother Flavien while finishing his BA in International Business at Northwood University in Florida. Over the years, he has played many competitive sports but focused on golf in college and traveled across the United States to compete with the best golf teams in the nation. He now oversees the planning of all our bike tours ensuring everything run smoothly on a daily basis and making sure we maintain the quality and service you expect on all our trips. He sets the company strategy and drives execution through transparency.