Why Take a Guided Bike Tour over a Self-Guided Trip

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As you plan your next adventure, riding a bike may be at the top of your list. However, travelling by bicycle through a country that you’ve never visited is a difficult task. You won’t know where to start. Luckily, a guided tour takes your needs into consideration. Take a look at the top seven reasons why you need to take a guided tour.

 

1. Scenery Missed on Other Tour Types

Taking a day trip on a bus or riding in a taxi are great ways to visit a place, but you miss out on a lot. Using a bicycle to get around means that you can reach areas that are very quiet and isolated, while exploring areas with beautiful scenery.

 

2. Personalized Service

A challenge for any bicycle rider is dealing with a problem on a long stretch of road. On a guided trip, essential equipment maintenance is done for you, so that there are no worries. Don’t be concerned about your luggage either, because it’s all taken care of. Feeling overly tired is part of the day too, which means that you can relax in a moving vehicle at any time.

 

3. Every Detail Covered

Your health and safety are our top priorities. There are food and drinks served on a regular basis. If bad weather is expected, we’ll create an alternated plan that’s just as good as the original one. Don’t forget that your tour guides speak your language, which takes the translation process out of the equation.

 

4. Don’t Miss Any Attractions

Every day, your guide gives you a full description of the day’s activities, such as geographic information, local points of interest, biking tips for the road. He even shows you a map that describes the best parts of your journey so that you don’t miss out on anything.

 

5. Most Meals Included

You shouldn’t have to worry about a thing besides riding your bike. If one or two delicious meals aren’t included during the trip, your tour guides will ensure that you have enough information to make an appropriate selection for yourself.

 

6. Organized with Precision

You’ll have time to enjoy various aspects of each day, including enjoying life, eating at local restaurants, and relaxing at night. You maintain a steady pace so that you don’t miss out on any surprises. Your two tour guides ensure that everything goes smoothly.

 

7. Immediate First Aid Available

Everyone needs a little help at times so your tour guides know how to use first aid. Each group is accompanied by these individuals, which means that this service is inherent to the vacation. Tell them when any issues arise so that you can continue with a safe journey into the foothills.

 

Whether you’re ready to climb a mountain or visit a winery deep in the Italian countryside, a guided bike tour gives you a chance to see the world from a new angle. Put your worries aside, and allow your biking tour guides to lead you through a world that’s normally reserved for the local residents. You’ll have something to tell your friends when you return home.

30+ guided bicycle tours across Europe

  • 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)

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein
About the author

Flavien co-founded DIGnGo with his brother Kilian in 2006. Being a natural born entrepreneur, Flavien holds a bachelor in business and communication from Arizona State University as well as a golf management degree from the San Diego Golf Academy. After being a tour guide for several years, Flavien threw himself into the startup lifestyle and helped his brother build DIGnGO from the ground up. He is fluent in French, English, Italian. Energetic and outgoing are just a few words to describe Flavien but most importantly, you can always see him with a smile.