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Tour Locations

You don't need to be an epic cyclist to take one of our Epic cycling or muli-sport bicycling vacations.

New Bicycling Vacations for 2018: Cross Country|The Southern Tier • Katy Trail • Asheville "Fundo"• Brevard, NC- Transylvannia County Waterfalls tour • Vermont's Covered Bridges • Adirondack & Lake Champlain • Best of the Virginias • North Carolina Highlands  • Follow the Folliage- North Appalachians • Low Country of GA and SC• Belize Sailing and Cycling Adventure

Kept our Classics and our Favorites:  Natchez Parkway •  The Blue Ridge Parkway • British Virgin Islands • Texas Hill Country • Blueridge/Skyline Dr • Kentucky • West Virginia

Four to Seven day adventures: Fit any level of riding experience and energy level. 
Death Valley • Tucson • Outer Banks • Kentucky • West Virginia • Colorado Weekends • Low Country of SC and GA • North Carolina Tours
 
About Our Epic Tours: We understand you may not have weeks of vacation time and thousands of dollars to spend. So, you may participate in all segments or select the segment that fits your schedule.
 
Epic Colorado- Ride the Rockies • The Colorado Monument Durango and the Southwest Aspen High Country
 
Epic Appalachian-The Blueridge Parkway|Skyline Drive is the southern wake up call.  "Follow the Foliage" is the northern leaf peeping segment.
 
Linked Tours- Make your own version of an Epic vacation by linking 2 or more tours that are happening in the same region. We will arrange transportation and accommodations for your off day, as you travel to the next destination. Several of our North Carolina, Virginia, NY and Vermont tours work well for this
 
Family Friendly Tours- Where we have and safe quiet road conditions or trails, we can accommodate family members from age 13- 21 at a discounted rate. Or better yet, let us design a Custom vacation for your faminly and friends.

 

Enjoy your ride!

Death Valley

With an ominous name like “Death Valley” you have to be dramatic and Death Valley fits that description. ...

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Dates: Feb 22-26, 2018

Distance: 240

Cost: $1996

Rider Level: All Levels

Cross Country | Southern Tier

We are proud to announce our 2018 Cross Country Bicycling Tour. We have chosen the Southern Tier of the US from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL. Why this route?....  This is the shortest route from coast to coast at 2891 miles, yet you'll still have bragging rights of cycling across the country. The timing ...

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Dates: Feb 24 - Apr 9, 2018

Distance: 2950 +miles

Cost: $12,100

Rider Level: Active to Advanced

Arizona -Saguaro, Tucson, MT Lemmon

Saguaro National Park, Tucscon, Mt Lemmon Arizona, Sabino and Madera Canyons

 
Picture the ...

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Dates: March 1-6, 2018

Distance: Up to 255 miles with daily ranges of 35-67 miles

Cost: $2096

Rider Level: Tailored for all levels

Texas Hill Country

 
Tour Details: March 16-22. 6 days, 6 nights (Fri-Thurs) Price $2496, Single room supplement is an additional $450, Bike Rental: $175
Travel Logistics: Our meeting place will be at our starting hotel in Austin, TX, if you are driving to this ...

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Dates: March 16-22, 2018

Distance: 326mi. elevation 15,480 ft.

Cost: $2496

Rider Level: Recreational - Active

South Carolina / Georgia Low Country

The Low counrty of South Carolina and Georgia are known for their fabulous seafood and southern cuisine. This delightful Epicurean Tour is sure to please.  You will need a good day of riding and activity after an evening dining in Charleston, Beaufort or Savannah. Charleston alone boasts about some 600 plus ...

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Dates: Nov 8-13, 2017 & Mar 30-Apr5, 2018

Distance: up to 225 miles, 15-60 daily

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Recreational

Natchez Trace (Tennessee/Alabama/Mississippi)

Biking the Natchez Trace is a cyclists dream come true, and is why we do it two times a year. We travel south to north in the spring and reverse the direction in the fall. The roads are in fabulous condition and only the northern end has any hills to speak of. The distances are modest and although there are a few ...

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Dates: April 13-20, 2018

Distance: 482 miles, elevation 17,181

Cost: $2796

Rider Level: Tailored to all riding levels

Outer Banks- Spring Break

Tour Details:  May 6-11 (Sun-Sat) 6 nights/ 6 days $2396
This tour is designed as a custom tour for entry level cyclist new to touring. Focus will be on fun, building cycling stamina, road saftey, cycling nutrition and a wealth of coastal history and ...

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Dates: May 6-12, 2018

Distance: Up to 200 miles

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Recreational

The Katy Trail

The Katy Trail meanders along the Missouri River in the shadows of towering limestone bluffs. The trail also passes though some of the world's richest and most fertile farmland, legendary and upcoming wineries, quaint and historic towns loaded with history, antiques and local flavor.
The Katy Trail, is at ...

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Dates: April 28- May 4

Distance: 225 miles

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Recreational

The Best of the Virginias

In 2017, while on the West Virginia- "Wild and Wonderful " Tour, we fell in love with the area and the neighboring mountains of Virginia.  For 2018, we have decided on our ideal riding locations in these two states. With a name like "Wild and Wonderful "and "VA is for Lovers" you can't go wrong. These two ...

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Dates: May 18 - 26, 2018

Distance: 25-77 miles daily

Cost: $ 3196

Rider Level: Active - Advanced

West Virginia- Wild and Wonderful

 
West Virginia- "Wild and Wonderful "is the state slogan. "The Mountain State" is the nickname. There is an energy and tranquility in West Virginia you are not likely to find in any other state. West Virginia is packed with history, heritage, adventure and good ole southern hospitality ...

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Dates: Oct 8-13

Distance: 293 miles

Cost: $1996

Rider Level: Tailored to all riding levels

Alaska

Golden Circle Tour, Haines to Skagway AK
Tour Details: June 2-10, 2018 or July 28-5  $2850 8 day/8 nights (Sat-Mon) 8 days /10nights and all ferries $3595. (Fri-tues)
Travel Logistics: Fly in and out of Juneau. Arrive in ...

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Dates: June 2 or July 28, 2018

Distance: up to 360 miles, 37-60 daily

Cost: $2850 - $3595

Rider Level: All Levels

Ride The Colorado Rockies

Our Ride The Rockies tour for 2017 is a wrap! We will announce the 2018 route in February.
Perfect for those who are not selected in the Denver Post Lottery to participate in “The Ride the Rockies”!  Only ......with extra options and more attractions. We offer this ride to a small ...

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Dates: Aug 2018 dates to be announced

Distance: Up to 403 miles | 27,675 ft plus options

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Active to Advanced

"Epic Colorado" 4 segments

Adventurous Cycling Trips in Colorado
We have taken all four of our colorful Colorado tours and created four weeks of fabulous cycling beginning in the Denver Foothills, then taking on the challenges of the High Country. We will experience some of the most photographed mountain scenery in the world, enjoy ...

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Dates: June 11-July 8

Distance: Total miles-1350. Total elevation-94,153 ft

Cost: $1796-$3192 per wk $9798 for entire tour

Rider Level: Advanced

Colorado National Monument, Wine Country

During the course of this trip, we will tour the agricultural regions of western Colorado, climb the Grand Mesa, overnight in Crested Butte, enjoy the vistas from the plateaus of The Colorado Monument and bike the Glenwood Canyon Trail.
Tour details: Grand Junction, National Monument, Wine ...

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Dates: June 23- June 30, 2017

Distance: up to370 miles, 35-103 daily, elevation 25,781

Cost: $2796

Rider Level: Active-Advanced

Durango and Southwest (Colorado)

Starting place will be the truly western town of Telluride. Visits will include Durango, Mesa Verde and two climbs of 10,000 and 11,000 in the San Juan range.
Tour Details:  June 30 - July 8, 2017  8 nights/ 7days; (Sat - Sat)  Price: $3192  Single room Supplement ...

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Dates: June 30- July 8, 2017

Distance: 448 miles, 22-69 daily, elevation23,939

Cost: $3192

Rider Level: Active- Advanced

Colorado-Aspen High Country

Perfect for those who do not want to unpack as much as normal.  We will spend two nights in beautiful Aspen, two nights in Glenwood Springs, plus Vail and Leadville.
Maroon Bells Scenic Area, you can explore a glacial valley surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks, view vast fields of wildflowers, and be ...

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Dates: June 16-22, 2017

Distance: Up to 352 miles, 29-69 daily and elevation of 24,170 ft

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Active-Advanced

Colorado Weekends

Custom, yet classic Colorado cycling. Enjoy a private cycling tour for yourself and a group of your friends. We have put together a number of Colorado rides for those who have only a few days. These tours are designed for groups of 4 to 6 riders with similiar interests and skill levels. We require a minimum number ...

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Dates: June 8, 15 ,22 Sept. 7, 14

Distance: 120-280 miles

Cost: $1596 pp.4 person Minimum

Rider Level: Tailored to all riding levels

Waterfalls of Transylvania County

Few things in the natural world are as awe-inspiring as the sight of water pouring off the side of a high stone ledge and clamoring into a rocky pool beneath. Though the first inclination may be stand and marvel, you might not want to spend too much time at any one waterfall. Not when there are 249 others you might ...

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Dates: July 6-12

Distance: 25 - 56 daily

Cost: $2396

Rider Level: Active

North Carolina High Country

Exhilarating road biking, spectacular mountain views, small town charm and exquisite dining await you in the remote, northwest corner of the Tarheel State. Your cycling covers the rural counties of Watuga, Avery, Ashe and Mitchell. You'll bike the famous Blue Ridge parkway and catch majestic views of the ...

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Dates: July 14-20, 2018

Distance: 272+- miles total

Cost: $2446

Rider Level: Active - Advanced

Finger Lakes

Pack your camera, tempt your taste buds, cycle quiet rural roads and relax at scenic lakeside accommodations.
New York's Finger Lakes region takes it name from the 11 pristine, freshwater lakes placed like a handprint between Lake Ontario and the Pennsylvania border. The region encompasses 9,000 square ...

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Dates: July 23-29, 2018

Distance: 20-71 miles daily, 329 total

Cost: $2446

Rider Level: All Levels

Adirondack Park | Lake Champlain

The Adirondack and Champlain Valley cycling tour offers a variety of terrain and scenery for everyone. This tour starts and ends in Burlington, VT, the gateway to  the islands of  Lake Champlain and Adirondack Park. Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected area in the lower forty-eight states, ...

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Dates: July 30- Aug 6, 2018

Distance: 35- 57 miles daily

Cost: $2846

Rider Level: Active

Vermont Covered Bridges

Vermont is a tiny state packed with mountains, history, charm, covered bridges, and wonderful fall colors. The summers are equally as beautiful with lush green mountains, crystal clear lakes and rivers, crisp mornings and brilliant sunny days. We will cycle by more than 2 dozen of Vermont's 114 covered bridges in ...

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Dates: Aug 6-13, 2018

Distance: 40- 62 miles daily

Cost: $2846

Rider Level: All levels

Asheville FUNDO

This 5 day riding and social event will be designed for rider levels from Recreational to Advanced. The design is like that of a base camp in that we stay in Asheville for all five nights. There will be one low cost of $395 (three hundred ninety-five) per person for up to five days of riding. You ...

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Dates: Aug 25-30, 2018

Distance: 18-105 daily mileage

Cost: $395 per person (not all inclusive)

Rider Level: All Levels

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Bike Route 66 with Cycle of Life Adventures- The Grand Canyon to the Pier
“Get Your Kicks on Route 66”
For over 50 years, motorists traveled the legendary U.S. Route 66 – popularly known as Route 66 or the Mother Road – from Chicago, Illinois to the Santa Monica Pier ...

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Dates: September 2018 TBD

Distance: up to 540 miles. 15-107 daily

Cost: $3596

Rider Level: Active

Canadian Rockies

Glacier to Jasper via the iconic Icefields Parkway
As we conclude our cycling the Pacific Northwest Epic tour, we travel through the iconic Icefields Parkway as the highlight of this wonderful trip. This “bucket list” ride is a great way to see and visit two countries and 5 wonderful ...

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Dates: 2018 This tour will be offered as "Custom" only

Distance: up to 622 miles, 40-72daily

Cost: $4798

Rider Level: Active- Advanced

Blueridge Pkwy | Skyline Dr.

A Cycling tour done exclusively by Cycle Of Life Adventures.
If you do both The Blue Ridge |Skyline Dr and "Follow the Foliage" from Maine to Harper's Ferry  in 2018, you will receive a 10% discount ...

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Dates: Sept 7-18, 2018

Distance: Up to 651 miles, with daily range of 35-90 miles, elevation 58,905 ft

Cost: $4396

Rider Level: Advanced, but can be modified as needed

The Appalachian Trail- North

For 2018, we have taken our spring version on the Appalachian Trail and reversed it from north to south to make an ideal "Follow the Foliage " tour. The tour starts in rustic and rural western corner of Maine and parallels the Appalachian Trail on low volume surface roads to our termination point of Harper's Ferry, ...

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Dates: September 21- Oct 4, 2018

Distance: up to 699 miles, 40-86 daily

Cost: $5096

Rider Level: Active - Advanced

Kentucky- Bike, Bluegrass, Bourbon

Tour Details: Sept 28-Oc t4 (Fri - Thurs) 6 days, 6 nights  Price: $2496  ...

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Dates: Sept 28-Oct 4, 2018

Distance: 332 miles and 16,663 ft of elevation

Cost: $2496

Rider Level: Recreational - Active

Blue Ridge- Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway - Asheville, NC  2018- Dates to be announces    (5 nights, 5 days  Sun- Fri)
Tour Costs -All Inclusive $2096 (includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, picnic lunches, van support transfers, leaders, maps and ...

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Dates: 2018 dates to be announced

Distance: 235-287 +- Miles, 18-102 daily

Cost: $395 - $2096

Rider Level: Active- Advanced

Outer Banks and beyond (North Carolina)

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offer perfect cycling conditions along hundreds of miles of undeveloped seashore, fresh gourmet seafood, beach-combing and plenty of relaxation.
Tour Details 
Travel Logistics: Assembly point is: Raleigh International Airport. We shuttle to our ...

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Dates: October 30- Nov 6, 2017

Distance: up to 246 miles, 12-60 daily

Cost: $2796

Rider Level: Recreational -Active

British Virgin Islands, Sailing Adventure

British Virgin Islands, an experience of a life time!  The perfect Getaway! The British Virgin Islands are one of the world's premiere sailing destinations. These tiny Caribbean islands offer pristine beaches, predictable weather and boat accessible only tourist sites. Our boat ...

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Dates: 2017 tour postponed due to weather

Distance: Varies

Cost: $2496 pp.double occupancy required

Rider Level: All Levels

Belize Sail-n-Cycle

Why Belize? Trying to make up your mind on why you should visit Belize? Right off the bat, if you like St. Maarten or Cancun, Belize is not for you. But if you like going a little bit off the beaten track to experience a unique adventure vacation, Belize may be just what you are looking for. Here is our list of the ...

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Dates: Nov. 9-16, 2018 or Nov 9-20, 2018

Distance: to be determined

Cost: $2596- $4500 per person

Rider Level: Recreational