BikeToursDirect Expands Asia Bike Tour Roster

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BikeToursDirect now offers 70 bicycle tours in 20 Asian countries, including programs for all ability levels and budgets.

Friendly children and cyclist in Laos

Local children welcome a cyclist in Laos

With bicycle tours in 20 Asian countries, there’s a selection that allows us to work with clients to find their perfect way to experience the treasures of the Far East.

Bicycling the lush countryside and bustling towns of Asia is on many travelers' bucket lists. Recognizing the allure of the East, BikeToursDirect has expanded its Asia bicycle tour offering for the winter 2013-14 travel season to make a wide selection of tours available and help travelers find the right tour in Asia for their budget, ability level, and interests.

“We are so excited to advise clients interested in traveling to the region. With bicycle tours in 20 Asian countries, there’s a selection that allows us to work with them to find their perfect way to experience the treasures of the Far East,” says Lindsay Nash, Asia tours specialist.

Representing local bicycle tour companies around the world, BikeToursDirect offers more than 450 tours on six continents, including 70 tours in Asia. The company has two customer service staff based in its Asia satellite office in Daegu, South Korea.

Among their new tour offerings, Nash recommends these five programs as highlights on the roster.

Himalayas: Off the Beaten Path (Nepal)
This mountain biking tour will take travelers to the heights of the Himalayas to see the cultural and scenic highlights of Nepal from the saddle. Riders will cycle past rustic villages and ancient cities and temples, alternating with exhilarating downhills and incredible views of Everest and the Annapurna range. The 10-day tour is rated moderate difficulty and land cost is $1650 USD.

Cycling the Burma Road
Built to supply the British colony of Burma in the 1930s and serving strategic importance during World War II, the Burma Road is rich in 20th century history while making its way through ancient villages and landscapes. Travelers will make their way for two weeks through China and Burma, exploring a volcanic region with hot springs, view ancient Chinese architecture in a mountain village, and witness a rural lifestyle that continues the way it has for centuries. This challenging tour lasts 14 days and land cost is $3150 USD.

Qinghai Lake Biking Tour (China)
This program covers one of the most popular cycling routes in China, following the shores of Qinghai Lake. Cyclists will enjoy the region’s natural scenery while experiencing its rich culture and exotic foods resulting from the unique local cultural mix of Muslims, Mongolians, and Tibetans. The 10-day tour is leisurely and land cost is $1888 USD.

Laos: Hidden North
The northern reaches of Laos are well off the beaten path and see very few tourists, especially ones on bicycle! Travelers will discover the quiet villages, dramatic vistas, and colonial towns of this beautiful region, children often lining the road shouting “sabai dee” and holding out hands for high fives! Boat trips along the Mekong Delta also included to explore beyond pavement’s end. This nine-day road biking tour is rated moderate difficulty and land cost is $2350 USD.

Glimpses of South India
India’s bustling and vibrant cities draw many visitors, but most of the country’s people still live in small villages in the countryside. This program takes visitors into picturesque South India to experience its stunning countryside, diverse wildlife, quaint villages, and tribal hamlets. Land cost for the eight-day, moderate tour is $1943 USD.

To view BikeToursDirect bicycle tours throughout Asia, including; Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordon, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam visit http://bit.ly/Xa8X6a.

BikeToursDirect serves as a central resource for bicycle tours worldwide, representing nearly 100 local bicycle tour companies that offer 450 tours in 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. BikeToursDirect offers a variety of resources to help travelers search for and choose tours and handles the entire booking and payment process. Learn more at http://www.biketoursdirect.com.

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