Easy Rider Cycling Tours Announces New Itineraries for 2012

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Options for an active vacation this year include new biking routes in Portugal, Spain, and New England.

Three new cycling tour vacations will feature the Minho wine country in Portugal and Spain, iconic pueblos blancos in Andalucia, and Boston Symphony Orchestra performances in western Massachusetts.

Easy Rider Tours, a 27-year specialist in active travel, has announced three new cycling tour itineraries in Europe and New England for the 2012 season, which begins in March 2012.

Spain: Viva Andalucía! features iconic scenes of southern Spain, from Córdoba to Granada and the celebrated Pueblos Blancos. This nine day tour of southern Spain takes in Andalucía’s most scenic landscapes. Along the way, cyclists will tour the exotic Moorish palaces of the Alhambra, the medieval Judería in Córdoba, and follow in the footsteps of toreadors at Plaza de Toros in Ronda, the birthplace of modern bullfighting.

Portugal & Spain: Minho Grape Escape offers riders the opportunity to coast and toast in the terraced vineyards of Minho wine country, starting in Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal and ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Highlights of this six day tour include a stay at an award-winning winery, complete with wine cellar tour, tasting, and dinner.

New England: The "Art" of Cycling brings participants to world-class museums and the Tanglewood Music Festival adding an artsy spin to summer biking in the New England. The July tour date includes a Boston Symphony Orchestra performance of classic works by Leonard Bernstein and Tchaikovsky. In August, groups are treated to the sounds of the Boston Pops performing Gershwin and the Great American Songbook.

Tour prices include all accommodations, most meals, museum admissions, and use of a high-quality 27-speed bicycle. Each group is accompanied by two experienced cycling guides who are also expert mechanics. A support van comes along to carry luggage, provide snacks, and offer any assistance bikers might need (including lifts for those needing the occasional break from pedaling).
Easy Rider Tours also offers a variety of additional bicycle tours in Spain, Portugal, and New England as well as tours in Ireland and the Canadian Maritimes.

About Easy Rider Tours
Since 1986, Easy Rider Tours has specialized in biking vacations in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, New England, and the Canadian Maritimes. Each of Easy Rider Tours’ itineraries provides the company’s signature balance of cycling, culture, local hospitality, and cuisine, delivering the experience of a lifetime to active travelers worldwide. For more information visit http://www.easyridertours.com.


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