WOODSTOCK, Vt., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Bicycle Tours, a pioneer in the bicycle touring and adventure travel industry, has been offering inn-to-inn bicycle tours for 37 years. Larry and Dawn Niles have been running the company since 1991 and offer an ever-expanding choice of tours with over 150 start dates in the United States, Canada and Europe. And, unique among its competitors, they offer a large selection of weekend getaway tours in Vermont, Martha's Vineyard and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Lauren Matison, a travel journalist based in New York City, recently toured with Discovery Bicycle Tours. Her writing has appeared in various online and print publications, and she also co-founded offMetro, a travel site featuring car-free getaway ideas from New York, San Francisco and around the world.
Lauren writes: "My idea of a perfect getaway starts with a bike. Be it a quick escape across the George Washington Bridge or climbing a volcano in Hawaii, two wheels have a way of creating memorable adventures better than any other mode of transportation I've known. Recently, the perfect getaway evolved to include a bike and a bunch of strangers in a strange land.
The strange land was Easton, Maryland, where my husband and I joined Discovery Bicycle Tours, an inn-to-inn tour company that leads trips in 11 destinations, including Vermont, Cape Cod, California, Martha's Vineyard, Quebec, Italy, and Scotland. I'd only ever breezed through Baltimore for a couple crab cakes, so a guided ride around the Free State sounded like a great way to meet Maryland and enjoy a weekend getaway—without having to plan a thing."
Visit discoverybicycletours.com for upcoming easy, intermediate and advanced tours, and to take advantage of special online promotions. Tours start at $495 and include accommodations and meals, guided routes, experienced tour guides, full van support, free use of bikes, and free shuttles for most tours. Call 1-800-257-2226 for more information or to book a customized trip.