Global Cycling Adventures specialises in road cycling, mountain biking, lifestyle and hiking tours worldwide. With over 20 years experience in the industry, we can arrange the best active holidays to some of the world’s most interesting destinations.
Great trip, beautiful country, excellent guides on a well fitted ship and only 35 passengers who all related well. I was pleased to have the single cabin on the deck. Looking forward to future trips.
John October 30, 2018
Great route: Rome, Athens, Istanbul and in between highlights like Pergamon. Loved it. It’s so great to cycle through different countries, different scenery, cuisine and culture. Key Hotel in Izmir and the little place in Pergamon were my highlight accommodation. Cycling on Gallipoli and the Greek coastline and Turkish backcountry were my favourite rides. Thanks to all who made this trip another perfect experience.
Birgit Kley Prague to Istanbul Cycling Tour August 6, 2018
Travelling with all the Kiwis gave me so much insight on how kind and easy going they are all...could not of been part of a better group!
Roxanne Prague to Istanbul Cycling Tour July 6, 2018
If you are ready for India, and have the fitness required, this tour will simply blow your mind!
Christer Johansson June 26, 2018
Thank you Global Cycling Adventures for providing an excellent and memorable tour where we had a lot of fun and laughs, also making special friends.
Freddie June 22, 2018
Cycling Gavia and Stelvio in one day was a great achievement for all who did it and very memorable! The tour itinerary covered really all the highlights of the Dolomites - this is road biking in Europe at its best! A real highlight was the Hotel in Colfosco - beautiful rooms and incredible culinary delights plus lovely service!
Birgit June 22, 2018
What an incredible romp through Bavaria and along the Danube!
An amazing journey of changing sights and sounds, whether biking through meadows accompanied to the sound of cow bells, past castle ruins, under historic Abbeys, through vineyards, or alongside the mighty Danube it was never a dull moment.
Lisa June 22, 2018
A great blend of adventure, fun and social activity!
Robert Liberona June 19, 2018
The guides and crew were exceptional on our tour. I can’t say enough about how pleasant they all were.
Courtney Fraser June 15, 2018
We were planning to leave the Greece tour early, but the tour was so good that we decided to stay until the planned end. The guides and group were particularly good.
Jay Bartz June 12, 2018
We had an awesome time in both Bhutan & Sikkim. The cycling was hard in both places - either up or down - there is no flat - but the scenery, people, culture etc. made all the effort worthwhile.
Wendy Thompson & Peter Woods https://globalcyclingadventures.com/tours/asia/majestic-bhutan-cycling-tour/ October 30, 2017
Top notch, as good as it gets. A very special trip spreading the Kiwi love.
Pete Richards October 24, 2017
Great fun and a wonderful way to sight-see.
Murray & Vicky Henshall October 9, 2017
A tour of many special moments. For me the Greenland experience was the iceing on the cake. Overall the planning was meticulous ;the routes we cycled on, the hotels, the excellent food [ always a fan for buffet ] and of course the xtra sights and experiences along the way.
Graeme Oakley September 21, 2017
Fantastic experience and great scenery.
John & Marianne Duncan September 17, 2017
Destination excellent, fellow passengers like a family outing, very congenial atmosphere.
Judith McKenzie September 12, 2017
5 star itinerary each day just got better great bunch of people.
Greenland was stunningly beautiful raw and rustic, we will have memories for ever.
Todd & Marion Heller September 4, 2017
The whole tour was fantastic. Loved the food/culture/people and of course the bike riding. The support from staff during the tour was beyond the call of duty and the local guides were wonderful.
Greg Griffith September 1, 2017
My special experience of the tour was: My decision to go with the ebike. Great experience using the Stromer. Made my holiday very enjoyable.
Cheryl Van opzeeland https://globalcyclingadventures.com/tours/europe/norway-road-cycling/ Norway Road Cycling Tour August 14, 2017
Great team. Great travels. Great Norweigan adventure with the GCA crew. I'll be back for more.... That's a seal of approval✔️
Julie Norway Road Cycling Tour August 11, 2017
Great tour covering many of the most scenic parts of Norway. This tour was a great balance of terrain challenging enough for the most experienced cyclists, while also having some more gentle rolling sections for a little more relaxed cruising. Fantastic to have a guide like Knut for local insights and also the experience of talking to, and riding with, a Norwegian pro rider.
David Price Norway Road Cycling Tour August 11, 2017
Too many beers, too little time. My first guided tour and I'd do it again.
Jeffery Berman Norway Road Cycling Tour August 11, 2017
"Old Stones" I loved how our tour guide referred to many of the ancient ruins as Old Stones. There was a sweetness to it, but also a recognition that there are old stones 'everywhere' in Greece.
Christine Saladino July 23, 2017
The history, geography, itinerary and weather we had in Spain made this a great cycling experience.
Paul Talmage New Zealand Jacobs Trail Cycling Tour, Spain July 3, 2017
Overall the tour was excellent!
David Williams New Zealand Jacobs Trail Cycling Tour, Spain July 3, 2017
The trip was, as expected, fantastic. Weather great, food great, company great, and fabulous accommodation. It was nice to be able to get in from a long days ride, and have a nana nap in a really nice hotel. ... on the last day I rode one of the new fangled e-bikes for the last stage into Santiago, and am now a convert. My road bike will probably never go on another tour. What a revelation. ... So in closing, probably one of the best tours I’ve been, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
John Hedge New Zealand Jacobs Trail Cycling Tour, Spain July 3, 2017
Ajaccio to Calvi was one of the best road rides I've done anywhere, Excellent mountain roads, well graded climbs, coupled with great scenery, through a world heritage area & overlooking the Mediterranean.
The Sardinian Island of San Pietro was nice riding and very interesting from a traditional cultural perspective.
Robert, our guide was extremely helpful and looked after the riders very well. He was attentive but still allowed us to do our own thing. VERY safety conscious which is crucial.
July 2, 2017
The e-bikes certainly enhanced our enjoyment of the spectacular journey this tour offers. Totally would recommend e-bikes on this tour!
Alistair & Ann Bennett June 12, 2017
My special experience of this tour was biking on an e-bike for the first time.
Althea & John Ormsby June 10, 2017
The Croatian Islands are truly beautiful, each one with its own unique feel. We were lucky, due to an itinerary change, to also see the island of Brac. We met a great group of people on the tour and shared so much fun & laughter with them.The ceaseless attention and hard work of our guides (Toni & Josh) and their support crew (Captain Pave & his team) ensured that the week was absolutely amazing!
Sue & Geoff Welsh New Zealand Croatia May 24, 2017
Both my partner and I enjoyed the tour and found the cycling was challenging at times but quite achievable. We found the scenery very interesting as it would constantly change.
Kevin Egger March 12, 2017
This was a really nice destination - didn't know exactly what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The guide included several (but not too many) extra activities which added regional flavor to the tour. My special experience was getting to ride an ostrich!
Neil Rowland March 7, 2017
Everything was done very well. South Africa is a magical destination for cyclists.
Sue Semple-Rowland March 6, 2017
I have nothing but the highest praise for our guides Vincentio, Ismael, and Alvaro. We always felt like we were in good hands with them, and that they had everything under control. They worked their tails off and made it all look so easy.
Ed Baggott March 3, 2017
An absolutely incredible journey and a huge, huge thank you to your team for making it possible. I really hope other people sign up for this trip and get to experience what we did. Whilst it was brutally tough at times, the scenery, the journey, and the kindness and organisation of the local guides and staff
Rebecca Wardell New Zealand Bolivia September 15, 2016
The entire experience of this journey is something I will be unlikely to forget. It was incredible. It was also tough. It was rewarding, challenging, adrenaline inducing, and jaw dropping. Full of so many moments that built on each other to make the entire experience unforgettable.
Kathryn Phillips New Zealand Bolivia September 15, 2016
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Rebecca Wardell September 14, 2016
The guides were absolutely amazing. Hope they come to NZ one day an I can put them up an show them around.
Wayne Butcher August 2, 2016
A great group of people which gelled pretty well and had lots of fun.
Kate Walton July 18, 2016
The whole thing was special for us, we had a great time. Great group of people.
Eddie & Anita Corrigan July 10, 2016
Ralph and the support crew were very supportive dealing with the special and spontaneous needs of many of the participants.
Martin Moore June 30, 2016
Excellent tour great to have 2 days at some places! Good mates and loads of fun! Rene was amazing - seems to really enjoy seeing the regular faces, always cheerful and ready to help!
Helene Hudson, Sardinia-Corsica New Zealand June 27, 2016
I thought the Island of Corsica was the highlight. Cycling predominately near the coastline,and the deep blue of the Mediteranean was very picturesque. Looking forward to the next trip.
Graeme Oakley, Sardinia-Corsica New Zealand June 27, 2016
Another great tour with Ralph and his team. I'm becoming a big fan!
Matt Lancaster, Portugal Bike & Golf New Zealand June 27, 2016
I loved the golf addition on the Portugal trip. I thought the whole adventure was a very special experience, as usual. Just getting away from home and having fun in some exotic new places with a whole bunch of old and new friends is special.
Tom Pryde, Portugal Bike & Golf New Zealand June 27, 2016
The Portugal golf / bike trip was a winner. It is a great combination. The courses were excellent - right up there with the best and the hire equipment was excellent. Great hotels, the food and service was memorable as was the destination. It went without a hitch.
Todd and Marion Heller, Portugal Bike & Golf New Zealand June 27, 2016
As a Lifestyler I would have liked longer rides but I do understand that it is hard to cater for a number of different riders.
Jenny Moreton June 23, 2016
The tours I went on (both with a smaller group) were mainly based away from the massive commercial tourism, which I loved. (Although Machu Picchu was impressive to complete our tour with!). We admired the Sacred Valley, stunning numbers Inca ruins, peaceful areas, interacted with local people, accessed by boat the wonderful Amazon Rain Forest, and majestic beauty of the environment we were travelling thru. "Life's too short, tick that bucket list, have fun and take part in an adventure."
Julie James, Peru New Zealand November 10, 2015
The tours I went on, both with a smaller group), were mainly based away from the massive commercial tourism, which I loved. (Although Machu Picchu was impressive to complete our tour with ! ) We admired the Sacred Valley, stunning numerous Inca ruins, peaceful areas, interacted with local peoples, accessed by boat the wonderful Amazon Rain Forest, and majestic beauty of the environment we were traveling thru.
"Life's too short, tick that bucket list, have fun and take part in an adventure"
Julie James - Andes to Amazon Adventure November 4, 2015
Pure Bliss every day hills, hills and more hills, fantastic scenery wow it was fantastic, still on a high. Best day Day 22 Poured with rain, most got in van but 3 of us and Riccardo continued on and did 3villages etc Hardest day but so fantastic, 22percent climbs incredible scenery, pizza for lunch in village while we dried out, biking in scarey rain storms, totally exhausted at night but grinning from ear to ear, wonderful meal that night
Lori Slattery - Barcelona to Rome October 19, 2015
The Dalius George in France spectacular love getting up every day and only having a bike to ride, and a new destination.
Dallas McLister - Barcelona to Rome October 12, 2015
I had the ride of my life
Robyn Cole - Danube Bike & Boat October 12, 2015
My special experience of this tour was the wonderful countryside in Eastern Europe and the friendly helpful people even when language was a difficulty.
September 20, 2015
Guide was outstanding. Route was superb. My special experience was the meal at Le Robur Hotel in Roare, France.
September 20, 2015
Our special experience was the close encounter with the Lemurs at small nature reserve of Anja exceeded expectations.
Alistair and Ann - Madagascar September 20, 2015
I enjoyed a remote third world experience with like-minded travellers with good quality accommodation and food without the hassle of trying to DIY!
John Weller - Madagascar September 12, 2015
Just Do It! Anyone can, and there is always someone to play with in the large peloton.
Mary van Tongeren June 20, 2015
We had an amazing time on our trip and would like to take this opportunity to say how great the three guides were. They looked after us so well, providing snacks, checking our bikes and ensuring that our experiences were outstanding. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour and the Halong Bay trip to anyone that will listen. Thank you to you for your part in the organization of our trip as well.
Peter April 20, 2015
Perfectly wonderful trip - all aspects. Guides were just amazing - best in all the various tours I did while in South America. Can't sing their praises enough!
Olwyn McKay April 20, 2015
The tour was a real adventure, something that you put down as a life time experience. The guides were fantastic, very knowledgeable and always helpful.
Jane Powell February 14, 2015
"The bike tour was excellent, Klaus was an excellent guide and New Zealand is really well geared for riding around the country. All the rides were scenic and challenging.
Nina Reid Canada February 14, 2015
I've been on three amazing cycling tours with Global Adventure Guide. They have all had their own distinct characteristics — different cultures, history, food and landscapes.
Dr. Cathy Scott New Zealand February 14, 2015
The trip exceeded my expections and we all loved Hoa. He was perfect for our group! Even the things out of our control (weather, flights being on time, etc) went perfect.
Kymberly Lehenbauer USA February 14, 2015
We had a fabulous trip! Everything was perfect from the Captain, Crew, Tour Guides, cabins, food, bikes, cycling itinerary and combination of guests. This was our very best holiday to date!!
Carol Canada February 14, 2015
Great cycling, great itinerary, great guide, great time!
Graham Australia February 14, 2015
It was a fantastic trip! The support team was by far the best I ever had… The food was excellent, great healthy and tasty snacks, good instructions about culture and country, always smiling!...
Birgit Kley Germany February 14, 2015
This is a thank you and a huge recommendation to anyone interested in seeing Croatia the way we did with Global Adventure Guide. Everything about our trip in September was perfect, the boat, the guides, the food, the riding and Croatia itself was awesome. Our global adventure was brilliant!!
Ros New Zealand February 14, 2015
As a pair of non cycling pensioners we were rather worried that we had committed ourselves to something that we might regret.
Jim Anglem New Zealand February 14, 2015
The people were wonderful - so friendly, the children would run from far in the fields to see us on our bikes for lots of high 5's. The game drives were amazing, we saw so much in Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara...I loved Tanzania and this experience got me out of my comfort zone
Murray Booth New Zealand Tanzania February 14, 2015
We enjoyed the friendship and encouragement of like-minded bikers and our safety was never compromised. This certainly was a life-changing trip for us and seldom a day passes that we do not reflect on our experiences.
Jackie & John New Zealand February 14, 2015
A very special challenging 3 weeks spent in a gorgeous part of the world with awesome company. To quote the feelers "It's as good as it gets".
Pete Richards New Zealand February 14, 2015
Fantastic trip. Cycling the HCM trail was superb. We understand many of the cycling trips are only down the southern coastal route but the northern sector from HaNoi down the HCM trail is a must. Highly recommend Global Adventure.
Ross New Zealand February 14, 2015
Great trip. Loved it
Denis and Keryn New Zealand February 14, 2015
It was a fantastic trip - our guides were the best ever - we could not have been better looked after & they were so much fun - we all thought of them as friends by the end of the trip - we just hope they come to NZ some day, so we can show them Kiwi hospitality here!
Debbie Goodall New Zealand February 14, 2015
...we had a safe and very enjoyable adventure holiday. It could not have been better!
Vance Yeomans USA February 14, 2015
The overall experience was wonderful. A mix of fantastic scenery, daily exertion on the bikes, excellent tour guides who blended history ,geography and language with ensuring all participants were treated well.
Kees and Monica Haverkamp Australia February 14, 2015
Best trip I have ever had!!
Duncan New Zealand February 14, 2015
This was a fantastic cycling experience on par with cycling the south island of New Zealand from Bluff to Picton. The entire ride was enveloped in the French Alps - fantastic vistas and villages.
Sue Rowland USA December 22, 2014
Had the best holiday I have had in many years and would recommend to all my cycling friends as a "must do"
Juanita Australia December 19, 2014
I don’t care where we go, just give me an experience somewhere nice twice a year
Brian New Zealand December 19, 2014
It was the great surprise holiday - so much better than I had hoped it would be - well paced and within my relatively low fitness level, never boring because of the diversity to the areas we travelled through. This part of Europe the prevalence of bikes made it a pleasure to cycle - safe and well catered for. The accommodation was well selected, some better than others but all well located and many of the places first rate. I am a convert to this as a way of seeing the world.
Gabrielle O'Brien October 20, 2014
This trip was an awesome adventure to a very special unique country. The nomadic people showed us how simple yet rewarding life can be, in what can be a very harsh environment.
Ann & Alistair Bennett August 20, 2014
An amazing experience for a keen mountain biker who has been with Global Adventures for several trips throughout the world and for years to come. My wife also loves the way she is catered for as a non-biker. The experience starts with the promotional material, then the detailed notes, the trip itself and the final celebratory dinner.
John Brannock Mongolia August 15, 2014
The tour guides and all crew made the experience exceptional. We chose this tour so that I had the option of either the Ebike or ordinary and ended up deciding each day which I would choose depending on the climbs.
Kate Williams New Zealand June 19, 2014
So many special experiences with lots of "Firsts" ie. 141kms in one day!!!! Klaus and Sabine's dedication to us, making it such an awesome experience with their ongoing help in explaining and interpreting local customs and language.
Alistair & Ann August 21, 2013
It could not have been better!
Vance Yeomans June 18, 2013
My favorite climbs were Galibier and Izoard. Both were beautiful and everything I could have hoped for in an alps climb. On the second to last day I chose to ride unsupported (with a cell phone for emergency of course) and the ride was truly epic, 85 miles and 12000 feet of climbing. For me, riding alone, with the road and scenery as my companions is like meditation. It's so incredibly relaxing and invigorating.
Matthew Rowland USA June 14, 2013
An amazing experience through unbelievable landscapes, culminating in a tremendous sense of achievement when reaching the top of the highest road in the world.
Juan-Antonio Ibanez September 8, 2012
The enormity of the landscape in which we found ourselves each day - it was just breathtaking!!! Leh is indeed a very special place to end such a ride, surrounded by huge mountains.
Alison McConaghy September 5, 2012
Our special experience: Mingling with the "real" people of Africa and realising how lucky we are in NZ. Our in- house quote was DIA, meaning 'dis is Africa!
Alistair & Ann July 30, 2012
Our first riding experience overseas & most enjoyable. The prior arrangements by Global Adventure meant we could relax & enjoy the biking. Wonderful scenery & some great memories.
John & Marianne July 22, 2012
Tour guides (Robert & Maria) were fantastic. It was a tough but exhilarating tour.
James Romag July 14, 2012
This was a fantastic fun adventure full of laughs with great friends, old and new. The guides and support crew were amazing, the views stunning, the biking easily adaptable to whatever pace we desired, the food absolutely delicious, the history fascinating, hill villages captivating, and the Cretans so hospitable.
Lisa & Richard June 15, 2012
Overall I thought the whole week was simply fantastic and would rate as one of the best things I have signed up to do. At times I was very frustrated to say the least mainly with myself when we were on the 'off road' stuff when I wasn't expecting it. Only because I am inexperienced. I did learn a lot from other experienced riders in the group who had a lot to pass on.
Sue May 22, 2012
Petra was amazing. And in Crete I enjoyed being called the 'Mountain Goat'!!
Di Crete & Jordan May 22, 2012