Packing for your Great Bike Tour

Packing for your Great Bike Tour does not require arms full of luggage. Follow these tips for a lighter load. Packing for riding days The “right” shoes — good for walking as well as riding, i.e. some flex in the sole. Waterproof shoe covers are a bonus if you have Cycling gloves – great for…Details

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki – New Zealand

“Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki - a true Shangri-La” Victoria McKernan February and March we will be traveling again to New Zealand on one of our most in demand tours. One of our favorite stops on the tour is the Wilderness Lodge at Lake Moeraki - The Wilderness Lodge experience combines quality accommodation, superb food, gracious hospitality and exciting…Details

Preparing for Your Bike Vacation

If you’re preparing for your bike vacation, there is nothing worse than being left behind by the pack, feeling that you’re holding up the group, or pushing yourself so hard to keep up that you can’t enjoy the surroundings or the company ─ or worse, incurring an injury as a result of being out of…Details

Is a bike trip right for me?

With so many different types of bike trips and tours available it is easy to see that there’s a bike trip suitable for almost every traveler (even those with very little biking experience). At Great Bike Tours we clearly label as of our trips as easy, moderate or difficult. These simple references assist travelers in…Details

Discovering Georgia’s Golden Isles’

Nestled on the Georgia coast, midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL, lies four beautiful barrier islands known as Georgia's Golden Isles': St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island and the mainland city of Brunswick. Pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands known as hammocks, define the breathtaking landscape and create the appearance of a continuous stretch…Details

Narragansett Bay Area Highlights

  Narragansett Bay Area Highlights – Narragansett Bay is a bay and estuary on the north side of Rhode Island Sound covering 147 mi², 120.5 mi² in Rhode Island. The Bay forms New England’s largest estuary, which functions as an expansive natural harbor and includes a small archipelago. With four of the state’s most popular…


More than a South Carolina  Bike Tour

More than a South Carolina Bike Tour with Great Bike Tours   Our six-day South Carolina  Bike & Boat Tour explores the flat coastal plain & waterways between Hilton Head Island and Charleston, South Carolina. Rather than thinking of the water as a barrier (to our cycling), we relish the opportunity to venture out on the…


The Best Valentine’s New Zealand

The Best Valentine’s Gift ….. New Zealand Do you have trouble finding the perfect gift? Do you grumble that Valentine’s Day is too Close to the Winter Holiday Season? Well you have come to the right place! In February (18 – March 2) to be exact we are offering the MOTHER OF ALL BIKE VACATIONS……


Hilton Head Island by Bike

Hilton Head Island’s 12 miles of hard-packed beach are remarkably bike-able, particularly at low tide, and are conveniently accessible from several locations. Rule number one—just as with biking anywhere else—is follow the flow of traffic. Cars have the right away in plantations. Ride on the bike paths as often as you can; they’re safe, well-marked…