​​​​​​​​​ROAD BIKE TOUR (RB

Tours where cyclists road bike every day. However, the tour may include a time or two where cyclists go for a short walk in a scenic area or do some other type of adventure-sports activity for a short period of time.

BIKE AND HIKE/WALK TOUR (BH

Tours where cyclists bike and hike (or walk) every day of the tour. Longer walks where you carry by backpack some gear would be classified as hikes. Shorter 1-2 hour walks would be classified as walks. 

MULTI SPORT BIKE TOUR (MS

A bike tour where cyclists get to enjoy three or more adventure-sports activities with the main activity cycling. Other activities may include boating, hiking, horseback, kayaking, mountain biking, rafting, walking, etc.

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR (MB

Tour where cyclists ride mountain bikes every day, usually in the mountains or in scenic country backroads. The tour may include a time or two where bikers go for a short walk in a scenic area or short hike on mountain trails.

BIKE AND BOAT TOUR (BB

A bike tour where cyclists road bike and participate in some type of boating activity each day. Types of boating may include barging, cruising, kayaking, rafting, kayaking, sailing, water cycling, etc.

BIKE AND BUS TOUR (BS

A new kind of bike tour where cyclists explore the countryside by bicycle and by bus. This type of bike tour allows bike riders to visit many more scenic sites which they wouldn't be able to see on a "bike only" tour. 

CROSS PROVINCE BIKE TOUR (CP

Weeklong cross-province bike tours are not as common in Canada as the cross-state bike tours are in the United States. However, cross-country and trans continental bike tours cycle across different provinces on their treks across Canada and North America. We have included them in provincial tour listings. Tours may go from border-to-border across a province, or go from point-to-point within a province. In other cases the tour may be a loop ride, starting and finishing at the same spot.

CROSS COUNTRY BIKE TOUR (CC

Challenging cross country bike tours include border-to-border cross country bicycle tours, coast-to-coast cross country bicycle tours (US & Canada examples), and point-to-point cross country bicycle tours where cyclists pedal across most of a country.

TRANS CONTINENTAL BIKE TOUR  (TC

Trans continental bike tours are tours where cyclists pedal entirely across a continent.  Bike tour operators currently provide bike tours across the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe. North America, and South America. The mainland of Australia is included as a trans continental bike tour, although it's not a continent. It's listed in our Oceania Bike Tours Guide.

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