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Biking lets you see the world differently. And Alyson Adventures offers more destinations and higher quality packages than anyone else.

Move 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.

Alyson Adventures 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.

CENTRAL EUROPE

Danube Dreams: 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 ruins. 

EGYPT

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.

ITALY

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 splendor.

FRANCE

The 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.

Valley 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.

Big 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.

The Mistral: Bike through the deep-carved Ardeche Gorges of northern Provence, and the wine country of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

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.

Atlantique: 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.

The 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.

PORTUGAL

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.

SPAIN

Andalucian Sun:  Cycle the 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: Traverse 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

UNITED STATES

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 Mountains.

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 larger "mainland."

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!

There are also opportunities for biking on these high-adrenaline, multi-sport tours:

Wild Kiwi: Behold the endless natural splendor of New Zealand while biking, hiking, kayaking, and canyoning. This tour promises action every day!

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.

 

 

For details about all of our other active vacations for gay men and lesbians,
please go to the Alyson Adventures home page

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