10 Best Bike Tours In The US - Updated 2021

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The United States has some of the most unique and awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet. Each region has something different to offer from the next and what better way to take in the wonders than via bicycle? Have an unforgettable trip with these awesome bike tours in the US.

1. Mountain bike tour of Santa Barbara, California (from USD 125.0)

Sunset @ Haskell's Beach
Source: Photo by Flickr user Glenn Beltz used under CC BY 2.0

Santa Barbara, California is one of many incredible stops along the Golden Coast. This one and a half hour tour, led by an experienced guide, takes you along the visually stunning Santa Barbara terrain, up and down beautiful coastal bluffs with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. This intimate eight-person tour provides you with a personalized experience and offers you the choice of beginner or intermediate bike routes.

Santa Barbara Coast Scenic Small-Group Mountain Bike Tour

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes

1 review

2. White Pass train and bicycle tour (from USD 225.0)

USA (Skagway, Alaska) Tutshi River
Source: Photo by Flickr user Güldem Üstün used under CC BY 2.0

A truly unique experience, this tour kicks off in Skagway, Alaska. Enjoy the mountainous views of Alaskan terrain as you ride the White Pass and Yukon Route railway to Fraser, a train that dates back to the Yukon gold rush. Once in Fraser, guests will commence a 24-kilometer (fifteen-mile) cycle downhill through the mountains to the coast. Talk about magical. Alaska has some of the most visually awe-inspiring mountain peaks, glaciers, and waterfalls in the United States.

White Pass Train and Bicycle Tour

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

3. Guided mountain-bike tour of Colorado's Front Range (from USD 129.0)

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ken Lund used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This half-day tour kicks off in Denver and takes you through the iconic Rocky Mountains. Guests are given the opportunity to customize their experience based on desired intensity level as well as the time of day. This gorgeous Colorado trail takes you through peaceful alpine meadows and pine forests. All participants are provided with a complimentary sports drink and energy bar.

Guided Mountain-Biking Tour of Colorado's Front Range

Duration: 3 hours

8 reviews

4. Maui Haleakala sunrise bike tour (from USD 248.0)

Trailside Aalii - Haleakala National Park
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They say the early bird gets the worm, which could not be more true about this one-of-a-kind tour. If a worm is a heart-stoppingly beautiful sunrise viewed from atop the massive Hawaiian Haleakala crater. Starting off with a pre-dawn pick up from your hotel, watch the sky become bathed in pinks and yellows just before riding down the dormant volcano to the beach. All gear is provided along with coffee, juice, and snacks.

Maui Haleakala Volcano Sunrise Guided Bike Tour to Paia Bay

Duration: 8 hours

10 reviews

5. Historic bike tour in Tuscon (from USD 60.0)

Tuscon, Arizona Mountains
Source: Photo by Flickr user Wesley Fryer used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This tour has a historic twist, full of tales of outlaws and robbers. You’ll be instantly transported to the old days of the wild, wild, west, minus Will Smith. Beginning at the 4th Avenue shopping district, the tour makes its way through Armory Park, Barrio Viejo, and Barrio Kroger Lane. The route takes tourists over Rattlesnake Bridge, a bridge designed in the shape of an actual diamondback rattlesnake. Towards the end of the journey, guests will stop in Barrio Anita for some homemade tortillas. Water is provided.

Historic Bike Tour in Tucson

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

10 reviews

6. Electric bike tour of Red Rock Canyon (from USD 119.0)

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Source: Photo by Flickr user BLM Nevada used under CC BY 2.0

Red Rock Canyon is situated on a 650-million-year-old thrust fault in Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by way of either an independent or guided bike tour. Enjoy the old western town and petting zoo as well as the historic Spring Mountain State Park. Las Vegas possesses so much natural beauty, a perfect contrast to the famous nightlife of the strip.

Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Tour with Optional Guide Upgrade

Duration: 4 hours

10 reviews

7. Hoover Dam mountain bike tour (from USD 191.0)

Hoover Dam, 6:15am
Source: Photo by Flickr user Mac H (media601) used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This full-day Las Vegas eco-tour takes visitors beyond the bright lights of casinos and hotels. The tour route travels through the desert plant and animal life to panoramic views of Lake Meade and the Hoover Dam. Guests have the option to take a refreshing dip in the lake or peer out over the Colorado River from the Hoover dam. Gear is provided as well as a picnic lunch, water, and transportation to and from hotels.

Hoover Dam Mountain Bike Tour from Las Vegas with Picnic Lunch

Duration: 7 hours

10 reviews

8. Mattituck, New York guided farm and wine country bike tour (from USD 117.0)

Pindar Vineyards
Source: Photo by Flickr user CGP Grey used under CC BY 2.0

Just outside the thrills of Manhattan and New York City proper lies the stunning, natural beauty of Long Island. This full-day bike tour takes visitors through the vineyards, beaches, and farms of Suffolk County. Participants are given the opportunity to try a variety of locally made jams, pies, produce, and wine! Along the way, you’ll stop for some live music too, and lots of opportunities for photographs with family and friends.

Mattituck New York Guided Farm and Wine Country Bike Tour

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

1 review

9. Brooklyn waterfront bike tour

Brooklyn Bridge purple hour
Source: Photo by Flickr user Lukas Schlagenhauf used under CC BY-ND 2.0

Two words: coffee and pizza. What more could you ask for? This bicycle tour of Brooklyn includes these two New York staples along with a stop at an organic rooftop farm with some stunning views across the river to Manhattan. Visitors get to check out all the Brooklyn hot spots including Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and the Brooklyn Waterfront.

Brooklyn waterfront bike tour

Address: New York, New York

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10. New Orleans bike tour (from USD 39.0)

A day in New Orleans downtown neighborhoods.
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Rich with history and southern charm, New Orleans is full of amazing sites, gorgeous homes, cemeteries, and parks. This tour takes visitors through seven famous neighborhoods including the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. Ride along the Mississippi river and take in all the urban and pastoral beauty.

New Orleans French Quarter and Fabourge Marigny Bike Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

10 reviews

Trip of a lifetime

Visiting the beautiful and fascinating sights of America on a bicycle provides vacationers a totally unique experience. Not only do you get to see and hear all that is around you, but also smell and feel. It is a full sensory experience that can really take a trip to the next level. Whether it be out in nature or in a metropolitan setting, there is nothing more exiting than exploring the world around you by bike.

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Lucia Pasquale is a writer and poet living in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys hot coffee, new places, and old faces. She believes travel teaches us life's most important lessons, gifts us...Read more

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