Total tour distance: 4253 miles
Daily tour distance: 54 miles
Difficulty: 80 / 100
Thousands of cyclists have pedaled the 4,253-mile TransAmerica Bicycle Trail and will tell you that they captured a lifetime’s worth of memories along their tour. For many traveling cyclists who haven’t yet experienced the TransAm, it remains the holy grail of American bicycle tours.
From Virginia’s Historic Triangle, the “birthplace of America,” you’ll pedal westward through rolling hills into the steeper climbs of Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri. After the windswept plains of Kansas and eastern Colorado, the remainder of the journey is primarily through the ranges of the Rocky Mountains and the broad valleys separating them.
You and your fellow group members will decide how far to ride each day, where to pitch your tents, and what to fix for dinner. Daily tasks, including shopping and camp cooking, are also shared on a revolving basis. Each day, you’ll be free to ride at your own pace, shoot photos, chat with locals, and search out the best swimming hole in every state.