a bike, you travel at your own pace.
Linger longer at the cafe, and less in the medieval museum --
or vice versa. Stop to visit an old castle if you want -- or skip
it and bike that extra loop through the forest.
bike vacation offers all the camaraderie of traveling amongst
a fun group, but with the flexibility to set your own schedule.
There's no time you've got to be "back on the bus."
No waiting in the parking lot for the fellow travelers who decided,
at boarding time, they needed a pit stop.
don't be late for dinner. And after a day of biking, enjoy dessert
with a clear conscience.
first trips ever offered by Alyson Adventures, the gay adventure
travel company that sponsors this site, were bike trips in France.
We choose France because it combines a varied wealth of both natural
and historic scenery with a great network of quiet, scenic, and
little-used roads. Our first trip included lunch atop the 2000-year
old Pont du Gard (the Roman aqueduct shown at left), a visit to
the abandoned castle of the Marquis de Sade, and time to walk
in a field of red poppies.
in a small, friendly gay and lesbian group, and you'll see why
so many people say that a gay bike tour in Europe was "the
best vacation I ever had."