Self-Guided Tours
Weekend Tour

The Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont region of Virginia are ideal locations for cycling weekend breaks.

We have weekend packages in several cities in the Shenandoah Valley as well as the Piedmont. Weekend tours are usually three days and two nights or four days and three nights. With all Virginia Bicycling Adventures' tours, we work with each rider to ensure that their tour matches their interests, expectations, experience, capabilities, and desired timeframe. For a two or three night package, the usual focus has been a weekend but it need not be.

Our vacation packages for cycling travel tours are offered in selected cities in the Shenandoah Valley; these include: Winchester, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, Staunton, and Lexington. In the Piedmont region we have packages in Leesburg, Culpeper, Orange, and Charlottesville areas.

The interests of the participants and the ride difficulty govern which of these sites are chosen. Some prefer city locations to take advantage of non-biking activities such as plays, restaurants, and evening entertainment, while others are interested in just biking.

In the Shenandoah Valley, the towns we book into each offer between four and eight different routes of lengths varying from 12 miles to over 70 miles. While in the Piedmont, most towns do not offer multiple routes that we believe are appropriate for our riders, so at least two different lodging cities are necessary if multiple-day rides are desired. Also, unlike the Shenandoah Valley, routes in the Piedmont are such that their lengths cannot be changed, but they do have less net elevation gains. With all the routes, after bicycling out of the central districts, road traffic becomes sparse to non-existent.

The tour package includes two or three-nights' B&B lodging, breakfast each morning, a lunch, one or two dinners and a Virginia Bicycling rain jacket for each participant, route maps and written route directions, descriptive materials of what can be seen or visited in the towns in which you overnight, and emergency support.

A reservation is made by completing Virginia Bicycling Adventures’ online booking form, which will initiate a weekend tour package proposal with prices, the number of lunches and dinners, and suggested routes specific to the town of interest and degree of difficulty desired.

Trip Summary

The cost of a Weekend Tour depends on the town selected, the number of lodging nights, and number of lunches and dinners in the tour package.

The weekend tours can be designed to be rated from easy to difficult depending on the location and the routes included.

Your accommodations will be in excellent B&B's. After booking accommodations, we can furnish links. Your package includes breakfast each morning, one lunch, and one dinner. You will have arrival orientation, comprehensive route instructions, supporting maps, and emergency support.

These tours can be booked between the first Sunday in May and end by the last Sunday in October and are generally scheduled to start Friday evening and end Sunday or Monday morning; however, other start and end days are workable as well, but at certain times of the season, room accommodations can be difficult and can carry a premium. With adequate lead time, these can often be overcome.

These tours can be extended one or two days to allow more biking. If this is of interest, please contact us to discuss options.