Bike Tours

Best rides of our lives.

We’ve been coasting around the world with the wind in our hair since the early 90s. (See our book about cycling in Vietnam.) Fortunately, our bikes are a lot less rickety now — but our favourite path is still well off the beaten one.

So we’ve curated the best bike rides of our lives: ones that surprise you at every turn, from the little things (a field of blazing-red poppies) to rolling vistas so beautiful they make your heart ache. You can ride hard, or not break a sweat on an e-bike. Your choice. Either way, at night you rest in one-of-a-kind lodgings (converted monastery, anyone?) and replenish your calories in fine style. 

Sample Itineraries

Cycling Trip in Spain
Catalonia, Spain
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Cycling in Portugal
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Biking in Rioja

Other Cycling Possibilities

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Rajasthan, India
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Ireland
Happy Faces in Indochina Tour
Laos
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Sri Lanka

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In the Press

We’re not on the first page of Google. We don’t do web marketing… So, how did you find us?
Maybe you have friends who traveled with us.  Or you read our books. Maybe you saw one of our presentations or art shows. Or heard of our conservation efforts. Then you’ll know that we love to discover hidden places. Places on the fringe of the world or simply a few steps off the beaten path. Places where time slows, where magic happens. During our 25 years of exploring and leading trips we have found many such gems. We like to share these with our tribe and friends of friends.

Have a look around. We’re happy to help create your next great adventure.

  • My wife and I have enjoyed 4 fantastic trips with Hidden Places over the last 5 years - 3 of them led by Maria and Dag, whose skills, personalities and innate understanding of how to make every moment special is truly remarkable. 

    Hugh S Whistler, BC
  • Once again you’ve brought together extraordinary people and a magical place… and made every detail easy and fun.

    Katie and Larry W New York, NY, USA
  • Another wonderful trip filled with laughter and joy. You always create an amazing experience. The boat and crew were wonderful, catering to all our needs. I can’t wait for the next adventure!

    Gloria W Victoria, BC, Canada
  • A unique and wonderful experience: Great setting, great food, great crowd, great ambience. May there be many more hidden places to explore with such fine people. Many thanks.

    Rod and Marnie D Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Thank you for finding the ‘hidden places’ in each town… all of them were the result of your incredible attention to detail and your passion for bringing new experiences to others.

    Gillian G Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • The best birthday in years! Thank you for another special adventure.

    Jane B Squamish, BC
  • Thank you for an awesome adventure in Greece. Your trips are always very special and I feel so lucky to be with you and all the guests.

    Marge M Summerdale, USA
  • My second trip with you was just as fabulous as the first. You prepare so thoughtfully and everything is executed with such apparent ease. You are imaginative, generous and kind, and it is heart warming to be around you. I’ll travel with Hidden Places again!

    Margit R Helena Island, SC, USA
  • This trip exceeded our expectations as all Hidden Places trips do!

    Diane and Mark S Mount Vernon, WA, USA
  • The hidden gem in the journey was the great care and attention to detail by Hidden Places. Your compassion and sensitivity to guests is first class.

    Kevin S Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • You are true professionals in what you do. I already am looking forward to our next Hidden Places adventure.

    Mike S Burlington, ON, Canada
  • Hidden Places really takes care of its ‘family’ (we never feel like clients). The boat and crew, the hotel and staff – all top of the line. Thank you for one of the most incredible experiences of my life!

    Cheryl F San Diego, CA, USA
  • We can't think of a better way to immerse yourself into this rich and vibrant country than traveling with Hidden Places. Maria and Dag have the adventure travel thing nailed down perfectly. We can't wait for our next adventure with them. 

    Kerry D and Carolyn B Calgary, AB
  • You have such special skills – putting together the trip and then making it happen so beautifully. All that thought and care has made our holiday really special… a fantastic experience.

    Sir Chris and Wendy Carlisle, UK

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