Published at Barrons.com | By Donald Perman
On cycling tours, rides range from easy to very challenging, and some tours offer a daily ride selection of varying difficulty. The four- or five-star lodging changes each day or every few days as the riders move on to the next beautiful stretch of country lanes; a support van carries the luggage, as well as any guests who don’t want to become saddle-sore, and often meet the cyclists for lunch. Guides and mechanics provide the support; the bikes supplied, if you don’t bring your own, range up to high-performance “road bikes.” Sight-seeing asides are even available for a non-riding friend or spouse tagging along.
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