When I was a kid, my dad used to say, “We don’t take vacations. We take adventures.” Sounds bold, but back in those days it meant spending your whole “vacation” on a bicycle, sweaty and sore, instead of relaxing like literally every other family on the block. Now, active vacations are as common as beachside all-inclusives, and among the most popular are cycling tours through breathtaking scenery.
Almost every scenic spot in the world has bike tours now, which means the options can be a little overwhelming. To get you started down the right… path (thanks, Dad) here are seven summer bike tours that will be the leg-cramping vacation of your life.