Bike Travel specializes in tours along the Elbe Danube and Mosel for English
speaking cyclists. The pace is slow to encourage sightseeing and interaction
with each other and the local culture. The rides are mostly flat and soon they
will offer the Rhine as an option. Contact: Mercurio Bike Travel (owner Andre
Volkel), Gluckaufweg 2, 08062 Zwickau, Germany, Tel.: +49/177/5491102, Fax:
In Vienna: http://www.pedalpower.co.at/.
These folks are cool, they will rent you a bike in Passau, and you can drop
it off in Vienna. To boot, they will rent helmets and sell you a guidebook.
German Cycling Tours: Based
in Germany, German Cycling Tours offer self-led (self-guided and
self-supported) cycling tours
and holidays in the most scenic areas of this country like Bavaria, Rhine Valley,
Saar River and Moselle Valley, Saxon Switzerland or Elbe Valley
Bents Bicycle and Walking Tours,
http://www.bentstours.com , was recommend by one of our readers and has
tours in several western European countries. They also have one of the better
websites, but that is just my opinion.
Rad & Reisen ( Eurocycle-BikeEurope) offers tours all over Europe. Their
site is in three languages. These folks do the Main, the Mosel, the Rhine, and
Lake Constance. They rent bikes and forward luggage or you can take a guided
tour for a little more. http://www.radreisen.at
In Prague try Praha Bike, http://www.prahabike.cz
where they give tours in the Czech Republic as well as the city of Prague. They
rent bikes too, if you want to take your own tour. You are urged to check these
links too: http://www.pubcrawl.cz and
http://www.teambike.cz I think the text
is self explanatory.
Tours all over Western Europe: Euro-Bike
and Walking Tours offers guided tours.
Bike Tours Direct now represents about a dozen different Europe-based bike
tour companies offering tours in Germany and Austria.
Munich, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris:
Cycle Green Tours Bornholmer Str. 75, 10439 Berlin,
http://cycle-green-tours.com , email:
This firm offers tours around Berlin, from Berlin north to the Baltic Sea, Poland,
and also in Greece-Peloponnese-Kalamata. They speak both German and Canadian,
I don't know anything about these folks but a reader recommends them
highly. I assume this is an English company but learn more from their website at: www.thechaingang.co.uk .
Along the Weser River in Northern Germany, try this 6-stop, serviced, self-guided
tour company: Der Weserradweg .
Velotours offers guided tours around
Lake Constance and Southwestern Germany.
Marias Bicycle Tours offer bicycle tours in Salzburg since 1999, and are
well known for our famous "Sound of Music Bicycle Tour". Their website
A great value for both self-guided and supported tours are available at
Tour de Spokes . The firm is based
in Germany and the US. They have 30 years experience in the bicycle tour industry.
- Lars Michaelsen of Hamburg City Cycles
not only offers an English language website but also rents bicycles and offers
bike tours to cities in the area like Lübeck, Lauenburg, Kiel, Glückstadt and