Today kicks off the start of the 103rd Tour de France! The bike race will run from July 2nd to July 24th and is carried out by 198 riders (22 teams of 9 riders). This year’s route is composed of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,535 kilometers! With continuous live coverage, including footage from 16 go-pro cameras that will be attached to bikes each day, France is allowing us to join these bikers on their incredible ride!
But instead of just watching the action from the comfort of your couch- why not let this be an inspiration to hop on a bike yourself! No matter where you live, there’s always a path waiting to be discovered. And to help you get started, here are some amazing guided tours you can try, or just read about to get you motivated!
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Tandem Bike Tour- Central park
New York City is a big place to explore, so why not do it on wheels? With this tandem bike tour, you and a friend can create your own itinerary and enjoy a fun day out in the city. Even if you’re a local, it’s still a great way to spend the day!
River Road Bike Ride- River Road, New Jersey
This exhilarating bike ride is perfect for adrenaline junkies. Enjoy fast descents and 40 miles of cityscapes from lower Manhattan. This ride usually lasts around three and a half hours. You’ll cross the George Washington bridge and soak in picturesque views. You’re also guaranteed to get some peaceful cycling time on empty quiet streets. It’s the most popular guided bike tour that takes you outside of Manhattan!
Orchards Bike Ride- Manhattan
Perfect for the adventure seeker, this action-packed six hour ride takes you through 90 miles of beautiful countryside scenery. The route has a good mix of hills and fast local roads to keep your ride exciting. You can also hop off and check out the local farmers market on this tour!
Hudson River Bike Rental- Manhattan
This tour can be whatever you’d like it to be! Plan your itinerary and let the adventure begin. Ride along the Hudson River Greenway and explore Manhattan. Head to the George Washington bridge, then ride down to Little Italy. Checkout the bustling Time Square. This activity is teeming with options. There’s also a beautiful bike path that allows you to explore the exotic food options in Chinatown!
Versailles Bike Tour
Château grounds, gorgeous trails surrounded by greenery, Marie Antonette’s Hamlet… this tour is breathtaking and full of adventure. The day lasts around eight and a half hours, allowing you to truly take in the city. In the morning, you’ll stop by the market to pick up food for a picnic you’ll later enjoy at the Grand Canal. After lunch, indulge in a historical tour of nearby monuments. You’ll even get a chance to step into the Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I.
Royal Bike Tour
This guided, four-hour tour offers gorgeous views and an excellent opportunity to learn about London’s history from an expert. Think stories of kings and queens, palace secrets, and more! Halfway through the tour, the group will break for a truly British experience at one of London’s traditional pubs. It’s a great time to meet the others on your tour and simply enjoy the city’s pub culture. By the end of the tour, you’ll have seen Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Trafalgar Square, Kensington Palace, and The Royal Parks. Not a bad day! This tour also makes a great family outing.
Is the urge to go on a bike ride hitting you yet? You can book any of the above mentioned tours directly through the Headout app! Or, browse through more cycling tours! We’ve got you covered in other cities as well!