Take a Great Lakes Vacation on Your Bike


We had a great 2016 season! Thank you to all our guests who put their faith and trust in Bike Tour Vacations, and also to our hard working staff members. We have many good memories from this season of touring.

Take a look ahead to 2017 Our 7th season is rapidly approaching, and we have a few important changes for you.

First, you can register for our public tours now and pay last year’s price! This will save at least $100 per person on our week-long tours, details here.

There’s more- we’ve eliminated the tour deposit, so you can sign up and have no payment due until February. We’re trying to simplify the process for you, and make it easier to register and plan your 2017 tour season.

Our Road Tours are famous for the combination of safe roads and beautiful scenery. We look for quiet country roads, and our local roots have allowed us to develop rides with great sights, a variety of lodging, and a wonderful selection of local restaurants. Our road tours touch all 5 Great Lakes, from northern Minnesota east to the Ontario wine country near Niagara Falls. Looking for traffic-free trail riding? We go deep into Missouri on the famous Katy Trail. You might also pick the Ride to Pictured Rocks or the Adventure UP tour in the eastern U.P., or the Tour of Leelanau in lower Michigan. Several weekend road tours are also available.

Great Bike Trail Tours are designed for those who prefer to avoid traffic. Our trail tours are scheduled on the best bike trails in Michigan, including on the Kal-Haven Trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven; on the White Pine Trail from Grand Rapids to Cadillac; on the Pere Marquette Trail from Midland to Reed City; and on the Alpena to Cheboygan Trail. These Trail Tours have some common features. Most of the riding is on crushed limestone, cinder, or paved trail converted from abandoned rail lines, and almost all riding is free of traffic. In addition, we’ve arranged for nice hotel or motel lodging. Most meals and trail SAG support are included.

It’s easy to register. Just download the registration form, complete the information requested, and mail or scan it back to us. You’ll get an invoice for $500 due February 28, and another invoice for the balance due 6 weeks before the tour starts.

Need a different tour? We can’t be everywhere, so we’ve learned to work with some friends in the business. For single day tours with a beer focus, you can’t beat Motor City Brew Tours. Find them at http://MotorCityBrewTours.com. Looking at Wisconsin? Check out Around Wisconsin Bike Tours at http://aroundwisbike.com/. Finally, be sure to look at Wahoo! Adventures for some fun in Minnesota, at http://www.mywahooadventures.com/

Our Promise to You
We’re in business to be the best bike tour company in the Great Lakes area. We’ll continue to provide the best staff, safe options for biking on good tour routes, quality themes on each tour, good food, and a comfortable bed to sleep in.

Become Part of Our Family
It is easy to join our family network for the latest in what is happening in cycling the Great Lakes. We’ll inform you about our vacation specials and the great locations that we visit. We will also keep you up to date on the latest in what is happening within the Great Lakes on public trails, safety tips, laws and more. So join our network if you love biking and you want to stay informed. Join our Mailing List.

Bike Tour Vacations is now registered as a “Pure Michigan” provider through www.Michigan.org and is setting the standard for biking Michigan by building a healthy alternative to the typical vacation. Contact us to find out how Bike Tour Vacations can create your vacation plans. View our list of tours that visit the best sights in Michigan and in the Great Lakes area.

Bike together for a time to remember.