To help you decide on your dream tour, start by asking yourself these questions. Then look at the tour descriptions to guide your choice.
1. How much riding have I done (and where)?
Do you like riding up hills or mountains, or are you more of a flatlander—or somewhere in between? Check each tour’s level of difficulty and its terrain. Choosing the right terrain—flat, rolling, hilly, or mountainous—can also make or break your tour (or you). And if you’re a flatlander, don’t rule out hillier tours. Instead, consider ones with electric assist bikes available.
2. How comfortable am I with traffic?
Would you prefer a route that primarily follows paved bike paths or quiet back roads? Are you comfortable with light to moderate road traffic? Will going “off-road” even on wide, packed-dirt trails make you nervous (or smile with glee)?
3. What's a comfortable riding distance for me?
Remember you are on vacation and there will be a lot to see along the way—so allow time for stopping, taking pictures and rewarding yourself with ice cream. In the case of multi-day tours, remember that you’ll be riding for several days, usually back to back. So don’t use your weekly Sunday ride as a guide. We almost never hear feedback that daily distances were too short! Again, electric-assist bikes are perfect ways to make longer distances seem much shorter!