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lets you see the world differently. And Alyson Adventures offers more
destinations and higher quality packages than anyone else.
at your own pace ... pull over when the mood hits you, whether for
a 30-second photo stop or a leisurely hour at a cafe. Enjoy the solitude
of a quiet riverside trail; then regroup, and bike with your new friends.
specializes in active travel for gay men, lesbians, and friends. They offer
memorable, award-winning biking tours in several countries. The following
links will take you to the appropriate pages on their website.
Cycle between Vienna, Bratislava
and Budapest, three of the most romantic capital cities in Central
Europe. The tour takes an enchanting ride through the gently rolling
hills to follow the Danube River through three countries. Visit
fairytale forests and rural hamlets, and stopping to explore architectural landmarks such as castles, cathedrals and Roman
Nile by Bike:
Enjoy six days of riding along
the banks of the Nile through The Lands of the Pharaohs. Bicycle
through villages that rarely see visits from tourists and ride a
camel through the barren landscape to an abandoned monastery high up
in the golden desert
hills. Explore ancient temples of Upper Egypt including those of
Queen Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor.
Flavors of Tuscany:
Biking from Florence, the center
of the Renaissance, into classic Italian wine country. A winding,
picturesque route will take us through the fairy-tale village of San
Gimignano, with its turreted, 12th-century skyline. From here, we
move on to the crooked streets and palaces of Siena, a town still
frozen in the middle ages.
Puglia Villa & Biking Experience:
Ride your bike along the famous Appian Way and other lightly traveled
roads throughout the countryside. The history of the region reflects centuries of pilgrims,
soldiers and other travelers. Stay in a renovated 14th century, which has been
fully restored to its ancient
Provencal: Dance at Avignon's gay
disco one night; the next, walk along the Roman ramparts of historic
Arles, then explore the Luberon towns of A Year in Provence.
of the Chateaux: French royalty
created their dream castles here on the Loire. Our stops range from
elegant Chenonceau, arching over the Cher river, to the sturdy ruins
of Chinon, where Joan of Arc entered the history books.
Loire, Little Loir: From the beautiful
canal-laced town of Vendome, to an old watermill and its proud owner,
to the 440-room chateau of Chambord, this bike tour offers a chance
to see France in all its variety.
Mistral: Bike through the
deep-carved Ardeche Gorges of northern Provence, and the wine country
Truffles Castles and Caves: Bike along France's Dordogne River.
See prehistoric cave art that depicts the rhinos and
cave bears that once lived in this region. The magnificent chateaux
you will see, attest
to the years of fighting between England and France. Enjoy the
region's legendary cuisine each evening, including truffles
and foie gras.
An invigorating bike tour from Nantes through
the picturesque woodlands to the coast of Brittany. Rivers, oceans
and islands are the backdrop for our exhilarating ride. Explore
cities of Nantes and La Rochelle, along with quaint
villages and seaside towns, as we ride our way through history.
Along the way, we can stop to admire chateaux, monuments, cathedrals
and stunning vistas.
Colors of Burgundy: Explore the walled feudal town of
Semur-en-Auxois, swim in a serpentine lake, then cycle onward to the
famous vineyards of Burgundy.
Biking the Blue Coast:
Bicycle along quiet back roads from Lisbon to the brilliant beaches of the
Algarve, experiencing an unforgettable montage of Portugal. Ride
through pastoral farmlands past working windmills, visiting
historical monuments along the way. Marvel at
magnificent coastal seascapes and their tiny fishing villages
perched over the brilliant blue waters.
Via Verde the heartland of Southern Spain. Explore the fertile
stretch of rural land from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the
Mediterranean Sea. During this weeklong bicycle excursion from
Seville to Cordoba to Granada, visit tiny whitewashed pueblos and
the palatial Alhambra. Experience the influence of several
civilizations as we ride with the sun. Leisurely evenings are for
enjoying tapas and sherry, watching a bullfight, or taking in the
hot nightlife. Andalucian Sun is a bike ride full of fresh air,
exciting sights, and new flavors.
Road to Rioja:
through the beautiful and charming region of the Rioja. Enjoy the
deep, rich wines for which the region is famous. Bicycle through the
peaceful villages and along winding country roads in the foothills
of the Pyrenees. We gather in Pamplona, then surrounded by lovely
untouched landscapes and undulating hills, we will ride mostly along
country roads and rail trails
Utah's White Rim Trail:
Enjoy the White Rim Trail, one of the world's classic mountain biking
experiences, in Canyonlands National Park.
Edge of the Rockies:
Bike on our world class Rails-to-Trails system! This tour includes a
half-day kayak trip, a full-day intermediate rafting adventure and
an intimate look into history and natural wonders of the Rocky
Puerto Rico by Bike: On this gay bike
tour, you will explore four of Puerto Rico's islands. You will spend
days biking, hiking, and kayaking. Our small gay group spends 8 days
getting to know Vieques, Culebra, Culebrita, and Puerto Rico's
Cycling Arizona's Mission Trail:
Soak up the magnificent vistas and desert beauty of the Great
Southwest, riding from Tucson, Arizona to the border of Mexico.
Visit historic Spanish Missions, charming art colonies, and Saguaro
National Park .
Bike Hawaii: Hawaii
is a paradise on Earth. Join this gay bike tour and experience the
spectacular beauty that Hawaii is known for. Our 9-day
island-hopping tour around these three central islands: Maui, Lanai and Molokai,
will leave you wanting to never go home.
Join us for this amazing gay biking experience!
also opportunities for biking on these high-adrenaline, multi-sport
Behold the endless natural splendor of New Zealand while biking,
hiking, kayaking, and canyoning. This tour promises action every
The Great Israel Adventure Tour:
Not your grandma's church tour! See famous sites of Jeruselem, Tel
Aviv, Galilee, the Dead See, and more. Hiking, biking, canyoning,
and watersports for the fit gay traveler.