2024 Country Lanes Cycle Tours

Our goal is to provide active travelers and cycling enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the beautiful and historic countryside of England and France. We provide guided, supported bike tours at an affordable price with a personal touch. By cycling and visiting off-the-beaten-path places, you will gain an authentic appreciation of these locales. Our routes also are accessible to everyone – leave Alpe D’Huez to the pro’s! – but you’ll know you accomplished something at the end of the day.

We offered our 5th year of England tours and third year of France tours in 2023, and had a great time showing new groups the wonders of cycling in these locales, as well as welcoming back a number of repeat customers. Each year we learn something new, enabling us to provide an even better experience for you in 2024.

Bike Tours 2024

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Garden of England, 8 days/nights – Cycling in the ancient kingdoms of Kent and Sussex

Loire River Valley, France, 7 days/nights – experience the Chateaux, gardens, and vineyards.

Northern Bavaria Altmühl Valley Ramble, Germany, 7 days/nights

Southern Bavaria Alpine Lakes Ramble (Germany), 7 days/8 nights


Electric Bike Description

If you aren’t much of a rider, or just want to make sure you can enjoy your vacation without being worn out, but if you are in decent shape you can do the tour on an electric bike!  On an E-bike, you still have to pedal, but your strength is amplified by an extra factor of 100%, 200%, or 300%, depending on what level you switch to.  This puts any hill within easy reach, and lets you concentrate on enjoying the beauty around you without worrying about whether you’re going to make it to the end.  The bikes are completely quiet, can be ridden without electric assist at all, and still give the feeling of gliding along the country lanes and experiencing the environment that a bike uniquely enables.  It is very important to realize, though, that you still must be comfortable handling the bike, even on bumpy roads.  You also must be comfortable riding downhill.  There is an extra fee for an e-bike.

As an occasional cyclist, I chose to use an electric assist bicycle,  and was ecstatic that I chose this option. Because of this I was able to enjoy the full daily bike tour but also had energy to enjoy exploring the lovely towns/villages that we stayed in each evening. The food was amazing,  and the scenery was spectacular. What a wonderful way to see the sites and tour Sussex and Kent, England. I highly recommend taking this tour with Andy as your guide.                                                                                                               Cindy Cole, 2018 tour

Non-riding Spouse/Friend Option

Non-Riding Option

Is your spouse or friend interested in joining you on the trip but not interested in riding?  We can make arrangements to enable them to enjoy the tour while you’re on the bike.  This option is limited to one spots/tour, and will be on tours when we are using a luggage van.  The non-riders will ride in the luggage van between the overnight stops of the tour, which are each wonderful destinations with plenty of things to see and do. They may also make stops at interesting spots on the way to the day’s final destination, as time permits. Another option is that your spouse/friend could  hire a car for the week, especially if there is another non-rider interested in sharing.  All the same services (lodging, luggage transport, admission to Cathedral, etc) are provided to someone choosing this option, but since bikes are not needed, a $100 discount is provided.  If you are interested in any of these arrangements, we will assist in the logistics.

I will admit it took some time for me to sign on for a non-riding participant because I could not imagine what was I going to do while everyone was riding. I am so very thankful I went because it was one of the best travel adventures, I’ve had.  It was an opportunity to immerse in the culture, see a lot of the countryside, explore the villages, get to know the other travelers, hike, eat and some non-riding adventures. It was a blast.  The schedule was full but not packed. We met up with the riders for some of the sightseeing and the off day was spectacular with a hike that gained me over 30,000 steps. (Some people got massages instead.)  The planning was buttoned up and nothing was left to chance. One of the very best experiences I have had and I would recommend to anyone who wants a memorable trip. 

Wendy McGee, England, 2019

Lynchburg Tennessee Cycling Weekend, 3 days/2 nights