Biking Transcontinental — 5 weeks
France (Burgundy), Switzerland, the Italian Lakes, and Austria (the Salzburg Hinterland and the Danube Valley)

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One can never see “all” of anything, but Biking Transcontinental makes a fair attempt, offering an excellent sampling of continental Europe’s diversity.  The paradoxical result is that you realize how much more there is to see.  The variety of discoveries made on such a journey defies any generalization about “Europe.”

Countries and capitals surpass their stereotypes.  Dijon is far beyond a mustard:  it’s a hub of XVth century political intrigue.  Evian is more than a mineral water:  it is one of Europe’s most gracious spa towns.  Lake Como has inspired arts, letters, and most recently films, across the ages.  Salzburg is centuries’ worth of classical music tradition.  Vienna... well, we’ll leave its discovery, and countless others, to you.

Each remarkably different French village or Alpine pasture increases your curiosity about the next.  And each country’s attempts to advance in the modern world give new perspective to choices in our own.  The tourist who travels too fast (or too quickly) assumes that all is the same; that nothing is missed.   “Biking Transcontinental” avoids this mistake.  It reveals the heart of continental Europe step by step, and helps you to realize just how much more there is to see.





Our Cycle Trips

Overview Map
of the places we stage trips

Departure Calendar
of our scheduled trips

Trips by Length / Title

Short Trips from Paris

What's Included
... the Trip Cost

Additional Services...
...which you can add to your trip.

Other Trips We Offer


Summary Trip Itinerary
For details within each region, including ride difficulty, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days of the Week
Region Visited Details
0 or 1
Access Package Travel to Dijon
1 - 6
Southern Burgundy Follow link for details
Su - We
Vineyards of the Côte d’Or
We - Fr
The Côte Chalonaise, Cluny
Dijon A day to explore the Burgundian capital
8 - 15
Switzerland Follow link for details
Su - Tu
The Jura
Tu - Fr
Lake Geneva, the Rhône & the Alps
Fr - Su
Zermatt, the Vispa Valley
15 - 21
Italian Lakes Follow link for details
Su & Mo
The Ossola Valley
Tu - Sa
The Lakes, Ticino
Train to Austria A luxurious and spectacular journey through the Alps, over the Gotthard and Arlberg passes.
22 - 28
Salzburg Hinterland Follow link for details
Su, Mo
Salzburg, Salt Mines, Musical Fountains, Berchtesgaden
Tu - Th
The Salzkammergut & the Austrian Alps
Fr & Sa
Gesäuse National Park and the Ennstal Bike Route
28 - 34
The Danube Valley Follow link for details
Sa - Mo
Steyr and the Steiermark
Mo - Th
The Danube and the Wachau
Th & Fr
Trip disbands on Friday morning after breakfast, but additional nights in Vienna are available, and recommended.

Biking Transcontinental — Facts & Figures
2018 Dates
Baggage Services Offered**
Schedule Pending
Follow this link to help choose the trip dates

$8,350 US
$10,395 C
6,695 €

Daily, Half, Lite

* Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things. Click here for details.

Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
$ prices include
the bike.
See here for information on bringing your own.
** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate (except for Lite, which always operates on this trip).  Services already confirmed to be operating appear in bold.   If the “Daily” service is confirmed, the “Half” service may no longer be offered to future sign-ups, though it will be provided to those who have previously selected it.

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... Dijon
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end... Vienna