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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$5,698
    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

    Cycling Southern Spain’s Andalucia Region

    From$4,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Scenic vistas, amazing downhills, and limestone peaks make for a unique bike tour in the agricultural region of Andalusia. The charming countryside of southern Spain provides miles of wide open meadows as cyclists ride their bikes through Andalusia from Seville to Granada.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Bordeaux bike tour

    Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour

    From$5,998
    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$5,698
    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$5,898
    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

    Bicycling Catalonia’s Costa Brava Region

    From$5,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Home to Romanesque art, medieval mountain monasteries, Art Nouveau masterpieces and Roman ruins, Catalonia has everything cyclists crave. This bicycle trip offers exhilarating downhills around the city of Girona, scenic cycling routes through the varied landscapes of Catalonia, challenging climbs through the mountain range of the Spanish Pyrenees, deserted back roads, and a stop in Catalonia's cosmopolitan capital of Barcelona.
    (5 Reviews)
  • Croatia bike tour

    Croatia Bike Tour

    From$6,798
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This cycling journey explores the picturesque landscape of Dalmatia with its beautiful villages, scenic cycling routes, and sparkling waters.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Czech Republic bike tour

    Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour

    From$5,498
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This tour is a unique adventure with many historical sites, natural wonders, beautiful landscapes, and stunning views.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Czech Republic family bike tour

    Czech Republic & Austria Family Bike Tour

    From$3,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This cycling holiday leads you along the beautiful Danube River, through scenic landscapes, and to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Dolomites avid bike tour

    Dolomites Bike Tour

    From$5,798
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Home to jagged peaks, legendary roads, breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain, the Dolomites is every cyclist’s dream. The beauty of the region provides the perfect setting for a cycling adventure of a lifetime.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Dolomites bike tour

    Dolomites & Austria Bike Tour

    From$5,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    The beautiful countryside of the Dolomites provides miles of wide open grassy meadows as bicycle riders ride their bikes through the Italian Alps.
    (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$5,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bike excursion explores the Holland area, traveling past giant windmills, winding canals, and vast polder fields.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Holland family bike tour

    Holland Family Bike Tour

    From$4,298
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bicycle trip takes you on the best cycling routes in the Netherlands, past iconic windmills, and quaint canals.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Loire Valley bike tour

    Loire Valley Bike Tour

    From$5,698
    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 for the Duration of 6 Days

    From$6,598
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Deserted back roads, vigorous climbs, thrilling downhills, costal roads, and popular cycling routes combine to create a unique cycling tour on the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca. The landscape of Mallorca offers epic cycling as you climb the steep peaks and iconic roads made famous by the 66.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail of Vuelta Ciclista Mallorca.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Normandy bike tour

    Normandy & Brittany Bike Tour

    From$5,898
    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$5,998
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    Home to Italian cuisine, sweet wine, rolling hills and acres of vineyards, the Italian region of Piedmont provides provides more than any cyclists could ever dream off.
    (5 Reviews)
  • Provence bike tour

    Provence Bike Tour

    From$6,498
    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$5,798
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bicycle trip explores the region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot, passing through remote villages and beautiful olive fields.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Sicily bike tour

    Sicily Bike Tour

    From$6,498
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This guided tour explores the Mediterranean island of Sicily with its numerous ancient villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    (3 Reviews)
  • Switzerland bike tour

    Switzerland Bike Tour

    From$6,898
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This trip is a wonderful adventure through the alpine meadows, high peaks, and many lakes of Switzerland.
    (4 Reviews)
  • Tuscany bike tour

    Tuscany Bike Tour

    From$6,198
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This bike tour is an amazing cycling adventure with stunning landscapes, magnificent vineyards, and beautiful olive groves.
    (10 Reviews)
  • Tuscany family bike tour

    Tuscany Family Bike Tour

    From$4,298
    6 Days / 5 Nights
    This cycling tour takes you on some of the best cycling trails in Tuscany, past small towns and beautiful vineyards.
    (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.