We think the world’s at its best when there’s nothing between it and you.

No big bus window. No iPhone screen. No maps or walls or guidebooks. Just the wind and the open road. That’s the thinking behind our cycling trips. There’s a nice simplicity to cycling. You start at A and slowly ride your way to B, powered by nothing but your own legs…and maybe a Provencal orange cake and a couple of extra-strength café au lait. This is cycling Intrepid-style. Which means it’s not the Tour de France. You don’t get prizes for coming in first, and the lycra bodysuits are definitely optional. These trips are for people who really want to see a place, not just travel it. Ride on.

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Our Cycling tours

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Explore California’s wine regions on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid from San...

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Explore Acadia National Park and Maine on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid from...

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Cycle New Zealand's South Island, from Queenstown to Middlemarch’s Otago plains. Follow...

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Retrace the steps of ancient empires on this cycling tour through Austria, Slovakia and...

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Jump in the saddle for a two-wheeled adventure tour of Vietnam. Take in cultural...

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Take two or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

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Saddle up for big views and breathtaking scenery on a 6-day Canadian Rockies cycling...

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Explore South Australia’s famed wine regions the best way – on a 6-day cycling...

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Pedalling past Petra, Jerash, Mount Nebo, Wadi Rum and more – experience the best...

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Explore Death Valley and Nevada by bike on 6-day small group cycling tour which...

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Cycle Victoria's High Country, from historic Beechworth to charming Bright. Follow the...

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Explore laidback Cuba on a two-wheeled round-trip adventure from Havana. Cycle along...

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Explore Washington’s best-kept cycling secret on a 6-day tour of the San Juan Islands,...

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Discover the best of Tanzania on this cycling adventure. Safari through the Serengeti,...

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Cycle along rural roads, meet friendly locals, swim in the warm seas, explore white...

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Discover the ancient cities of Croatia on this Dalmatian cycling tour. Ride to Split,...

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Discover a world of spice and splendour on a cycling trip across Sri Lanka, taking in...

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Discover the beauty of Morocco from the saddle on this 14-day cycling adventure that...

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Encounter the picturesque hills and olive groves of Tuscany on this cycling adventure...

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See Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand from two wheels on this 13-day adventure from Ho Chi...

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Cycle your way from Freycinet, along Tasmania's stunning South East Coast through...

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Explore Southern Utah on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid Travel from Saint...

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Travel to India and cycle the romantic Rajasthan region. Tour from Delhi to Pushkar and...

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An epic cycling adventure through the Balkans, beginning in Dubrovnik and finishing in...

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Get pedalling on 5-day cycling adventure through South Dakota, taking in Badlands...

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Get active on an 15-day European cycling adventure, from Prague through Bohemia then...

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Experience Queensland's famed coastline and hinterland on a 5-day cycling adventure....

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This five-day cycling adventure will introduce you to Vermont’s most delightful sights...

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Get active on an eight-day European cycling adventure, beginning in Prague, and passing...

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This cycling tour through Provence, visiting Avignon, Orange, St Remy and Arles, is the...

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Spend six days cycling through New Mexico’s most inspiring landscapes, travelling from...

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Delight in the inspiring Chateaux and charming French countryside on a Loire Valley...

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Experience the best of this fascinating country on a comprehensive cycling tour of...

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Cycle through the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – from Tallin to...

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Climb into the driver's seat for a cycling tour through a land it often feels like time...

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Explore laidback eastern Cuba on a two-wheeled round-trip adventure from Havana. Cycle...

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Cycling tours FAQ

Our cycling tours span the gamut of two-wheeled challenges: from a leisurely ride through Vietnam to cycling across landscapes of Cuba. Some of these trips include cycling as just one of a number of active adventures, others are more cycling focussed (ie. You’ll be riding almost every day).

To take the hassle out of preparing for your trip, we've included bike hire on all our dedicated cycling tours. Alternatively, you can bring your trusty bike from home. If you're bringing your own bike, make sure you let us know when booking so we can make sure your bike is appropriate for that particular tour. As always, check your Trip Notes for more information. 
Bringing your own bike – If you are a dedicated cyclist or just want to take your bike on a holiday, you can usually bring it along for the ride. You’ll need to box it up for transport on the plane: the easiest way to do this is to go to your local bike shop and ask if they will do it for you (a fee may apply). They often have boxes on hand from old stock and have the tools to remove the pedals and secure your handlebars. Airline fees will also apply, so check with your airline about costs. It's worth remembering not all trips will be able to accommodate your own bike, so let us know what you're planning at the time of booking.
Hiring a bike – The bikes we use are from proven brands, very well maintained, typically less than 3 years old (most are newer) and specifically chosen to suit the terrain you'll be cycling on the trip. They come in the full range of sizes from extra small to extra large and usually have front suspension, flat bars, and 27 gears. The only thing you need to do is advise us of your height at the time of booking. We’ll handle the rest. If you'd like, you can always take your own saddle (seat) or gel over-cover for comfort sake, and if you want to use cleats, bring your pedals and shoes too. 

All airlines will have their own rules and fees when transporting bikes. Make sure you contact the airline (preferably) before you pay for your flights to see what charges and requirements they have.

Before you go, you must box your bike for transport. See our section ‘taking your own bike vs. hiring one’ for more information.

On all of our cycling tours your accommodation is pre-booked and your luggage is transferred from one point to the next. All you have to carry is water, and any snacks or gadgets you may want and a few layers to keep you dry and warm. A small, lightweight backpack may come in handy.

Helmets are compulsory on our cycling tours, so you can either bring your own or (to save on luggage space) buy one at a local bike shop once you arrive in-country. We also recommend you bring your own water bottle/hydration pack, and closed shoes. You may also wish to bring Cycling shorts, and (if you ride regularly at home) your own saddle and pedals. Many of our clients who do not ride regularly find a gel seat cover helpful in making the ride more comfortable. For more info on packing, check out the What to Pack section of your Trip Notes.

All you need to enjoy our cycling trips is the ability to ride a bicycle and a passion for seeing a destination on two wheels. That’s about it.

While there are occasionally longer days on some itineraries, the vast majority of our cycling days are between 30-60kms and are done at a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery/just take a break. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness will get by with no troubles.

Our cycling trips are done predominantly on sealed roads (with the odd unsealed section), but none of the trips require any specialist cycling skills. We’ve also researched extra riding routes in each of the destinations we visit, so if you want to stretch your legs a bit more, you can.

We run risk assessments on each and everyone of our cycling trips to make sure they’re up to scratch, and your cycling leaders have personally ridden every inch of the itinerary in advance. We’ve assessed the road conditions, the level of traffic and any potential blackspots. Our leaders are trained in cycling health and safety, as well as basic first aid, and we usually have a vehicle following us if an evacuation ever becomes necessary. We’ve also made sure our cycling tours depart during the milder months, when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, so the ride should be as pleasant (and safe) as possible. 

Not as a rule. Any injuries you might suffer while riding should be covered by the more reputable comprehensive policies (we can recommend some good brands if you’re unsure of what to get). It’s always important to double check the fine print before departing on your trip, and be aware that (like all Intrepid trips) travel insurance is compulsory on our cycling itineraries.

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Our favourite cycling destinations


The Croatian islands were built for cycling trips. Little olive groves and hilltop villages on Brac, Korcula’s cliff top switchbacks and charming local vineyards, nights spent recuperating with fresh seafood plucked straight from the Adriatic. Get ready for a blur of orange orchards, white pebble beaches and buckets of tangy gelato, Dalmatian-style. Check out our Croatia cycling trip.


Don’t worry, we won’t be leading you on any mountain climbs up to the Alpe d’Huez. French cycling for us is more about slipping into the rhythms of local Provencal life. Stopping for a picnic with the group by the Gardon River, browsing for antiques in Uzes or Tarascon, riding quiet country lanes outside Caderousse. It’s tough work, but someone’s gotta do it. Check out our Provence cycling trip.

Cycle through beautiful Vietnam


More than 30 million Vietnamese can’t be wrong – this country looks better from handlebar height. We’ll set off from Hanoi, riding along cliff top passes and down quiet rice paddy roads. And after a long day in the saddle? Piping hot pho cut with lemon and chilli, and crusty banh mi all round. Check out our Vietnam cycling tour.

Explore the fascinating country of Morocco by bike


It’s what you’d call a ‘classic’ cycling destination, but there’s no doubt Morocco is an up-and-comer in the world of two-wheeled adventure. Where else can you cycle silhouetted against the dunes of the Sahara? Swap your bike for a camel? Or spend the night with Berber tribesmen in your very own desert camp? Yep, this isn’t your typical cycling tour. Check out our Morocco cycling itinerary

Cycle Tuscany with Intrepid Travel


A cycling trip in Tuscany? Just form an orderly queue. We’ll start on the cobbled lanes of Florence and work our way (in no particular hurry) through the rolling hills of Garfagnana and Barga’s sun-dappled vineyards and olive groves and on to the famed towns of Lucca and Pisa. If all that sounds like some Italian black and white movie starring a guy with a moustache, it’s because it is. Check out our Tuscany cycling trip.

Cycle Cuba with Intrepid Travel


Cuba ticks all the culture boxes (Cadillacs, cigars and nostalgia-soaked streets? Um, yes please.) But it’s a rider’s paradise too: mostly flat, relatively compact, with a big variety of landscapes. Think rural villages around Vinales, the pristine beaches of Cayo Jutias and  stunning forests of Las Terrazas. Muy bueno. Check out our Cuba cycling tour.

A few of our cycling leaders

Our local leaders are all cycling junkies, but they go through some pretty rigorous training before being allowed behind the handlebars of an Intrepid cycling tour. Each one has undergone on-road supervision and knows how to do safety checks, basic repairs and emergency first-aid. But they’re still regular Intrepid leaders, which means they know the best local bars, cafes and hidden spots (not to mention handling all the logistical stuff). You just focus on the ride.  


“Justaz was an excellent guide, so motivated, confident and very approachable. He always made sure the group was comfortable. Worth his weight in gold!”

Breanne Chrimes – Kilimanjaro Marangu Route


“Chai is a real asset to intrepid. He knowledge and enthusiasm was great. He kept us going in the tough bits and made it a fun experience.”

Geoff Barker – Thailand Hike, Bike and Kayak


“The best tour guide I have ever had. She was always looking after our needs and nothing was too much trouble for her. Thank you, Is!"

Pretesh Mistry – Thailand Hike, Bike and Kayak

The bikes we use

Am Intrepid bicycle in action in Bali

On most of our cycling trips we’ll be using hardtail mountain bikes, armed with front suspension. Depending on the country, we’ll use a mix of makes and models, like Giant Talon and Trek X Caliber 5, but they’re all pretty similar when it comes to form and function. Our bikes are serviced regularly in-country, by local experts who know their stuff. We’ve also got a support vehicle that travels around with the group, so any pesky broken chains or flat tyres can be fixed in a jiffy. Of course you can usually bring your own (check out the FAQ above for all the logistical info).

How you're giving back

When you book a Cycling trip with Intrepid, we give AUD $5 on your behalf to The Intrepid Foundation. Your donation is used to support local organisations around the world to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel experiences.

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Responsible cycling tours

Everyone knows that riding a bike is good for you (even factoring in the odd Florentine gelato or Tuscan cellar door pitstop). But it’s good for the environment too. Our cycling itineraries (like all our trips) are 100% carbon offset, and obviously the majority of transport on the trips is powered by the greenest energy of all: yours. Each cycling trip has a support vehicle in tow, but it’s still one of the most eco-friendly ways to see the world. Trust us, we design it that way. For more info, check out our Responsible Travel policies.

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