active vacation

What is an Active Vacation

At Great Bike Tours we pride ourselves in developing and bringing to our clients the best active vacations we can put together. Our cycling tours include many outdoors sports beyond just cycling. Our tours often include kayaking, sailing, hiking and more. We also go the extra mile on our active vacations by booking 5 star…

Central Vermont Bike Tour

Exploring Central Vermont by Bike

Our host facility for the Central Vermont Bike Tour is the Amee Farm Lodge. Located on scenic Route 100 in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Amee Farm Lodge is relaxed country elegance at its best. The fully restored grand Vermont farmhouse features 15 deluxe guest rooms with wide-planked pine floors and comfortable beds…

Finding Joy on a Bicycle

Over the years we have seen many articles on Finding Joy on a Bicycle. We wanted to share a couple of those articles with you here. For those that already love riding this information will come as no surprise to you. For those new to biking we hope you find encouragement in them.   Why…

New Zealand Bike Tours

A Complete New Zealand Holiday

   Book a Multi-sport Complete New Zealand Holiday “A New Zealand holiday isn’t complete without visiting a sheep farm. The Wilderness Lodge property encompasses 1650 hectares (4000 acres) of scenic high country & is home to 3000 sheep. Every second afternoon guests are invited to explore the farm on a complimentary guided trip. Watch sheep-dogs…

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…

Biking the Island Line Trail in Vermont

One of New England’s most visited and spectacular rail-trails, the Island Line Trail (formerly known as the Burlington Bikeway) skirts the waterfront in the hip college town of Burlington, strings together a series of shoreline parks and offers spectacular views of Lake Champlain and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Best of all, the relatively flat trail…

Experience History on the Roads of Virginia’s Historic Triangle

Join us and visit Virginia to Experience History on the Roads of Virginia’s Historic Triangle The first permanent English settlement in the New World was established at Jamestown in 1607. There are two major heritage sites at Jamestown: Jamestown Settlement, a living history museum which includes a reconstructed native American village, colonial fort, and replica ships, operated by the Commonwealth of…