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13 Best Bike Tours You Can Take Around the Country

The most memorable and rewarding way to experience travel across the United States? Head from sea to shining sea on two wheels. Here are our picks for great guided cycling trips from Ashville to Alaska.

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Alaska

One of the last places in the country and perhaps even the world to offer vast expanses of true, pristine wilderness, Alaska offers true adventure. With Alaska Bike's seven-day All-Alaskan Tour, you can ride through Fairbanks south down the Richardson Highway and catch a glimpse of Denali's oft-elusive peak. The tour continues to the gorgeous weaving inlets of Southeast Alaska. A cruise across the shimmering Prince William Sound takes you back to the Anchorage area, which is also included in these bike-friendly cities.

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Napa and Sonoma

For those who like their cycling to involve some of the prettiest scenery in the country with tasting wines from world-class vineyards, Wine Country Bikes offers a five- to seven-day pedal through Sonoma and Napa. The tours take in some of the best of the northern California coastline, the Redwood Forest, and the Russian River Valley. For those with limited time, shorter two- to three-day escapes are available.

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Big Sur

Ask any road trip, hiking, or photography enthusiast about the most stunning stretches of the United States and they're sure to mention the Big Sur coastline. Frothy waves roll toward towering cliffs as rugged as they are beautiful while seals bask on rocky outcroppings. California Bicycle Tour's six-day, 288-mile cycling tour from Monterey to Santa Barbara covers this absurdly picturesque coastline, magnificent redwoods, and the mesmerizing vistas and boutique wineries of Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo. Next, check out these bucket list adventures for every state.

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