As travel companies get more and more creative with their offerings, outdoor adventures seem easier to come by. Several companies offer a unique twist on the typical vacation by organizing mountain bike tours and trips that involve lots of adventure, mostly from the seat of a bicycle.
These tour companies organize trips all over the world, and are geared toward active travelers with a sense of adventure. Naturally, the travelers are interested in seeing a region’s natural beauty first and foremost.
The companies organize trips all over the world, so travelers can visit new destinations they may have been too intimidated to check out by bike alone. Skilled guides plan and lead the trips, which are usually conducted in small groups. Most mountain bike trips are geared toward experienced riders, but a few companies do offer excursions for beginners.
Among the best mountain bike vacation companies are Sacred Rides, which has a wide variety of destinations and caters to both beginners and experts; Escape Adventures, which focuses on the American West; and Trek Travel, which prides itself on delivering a range of additional features and comforts.
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