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Inn-to-Inn Adventure Cycling Tours

June 16, 2013 by

Adventure Biking

The Adventure Cycling Route Network has expanded to 41,420 miles of rural and low-traffic bicycling routes in North America.

If you like the idea of a self-contained adventure cycling vacation, but don’t want to deal with carrying all the camping gear and dealing with cooking for yourself, an inn-to-inn cycling self-contained trip may be just what you’re looking for.

Black Hills

The Black Hills

What’s Included?

For inn-to-inn adventure cycling, riders carry their personal gear, but stay in hotels and eat in restaurants along the route. There’s no camping or group camping gear to lug.

The price of the tour includes:

  • Prearranged lodging at motels and hotels (based on double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (lunch is prepared in the morning and carried on your bike)
  • Maps/cue sheets
  • T-shirt
  • Safety triangle
  • Use of tool kit and first aid supplies

San Juan Skyway

San Juan Skyway

Inn-to-Inn Routes

Cyclists of different skill levels can take advantage a number of inn-to-inn routes across North America. This partial list offers a glimpse at the places you can visit across the country.

Bar Harbor Maine: This 8-day trip is ranked for beginners and covers 197 miles of stunning scenery. Plan to enjoy a lobster dinner, too!

Black Hills: The Black Hills tour covers about 40 miles a day and features paved and unpaved routes including portions of the Mickelson Trail. This route is for intermediate riders.

CO San Juan Skyway: This tour includes 5 riding days and 2 rest days. The 235-mile route winds through fertile valleys, past crystal-clear streams, and through mountain passes in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

Great Lakes: The Great Lakes tour route follows a moderate terrain ideal for beginners with manageable distances each day. The 356 mile route is covered in 11 days with 2 rest days.

Lake Champlain: The Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York provides a week of adventure cycling along New York’s “Adirondack Coast.” The route covers 254 miles and is for intermediate riders.

For specific dates, a complete list of adventure cyclist tours, prices and to check availability visit the adventurecycling website.

Photo credits: America Y’all, ken ratcliff, akesmome

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