Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Colorful buds and flowers are a sure sign of spring and beckon travelers to the Great Outdoors. With BikeToursDirect, travelers can shake their winter blues and venture out on cycling tours to see some of the greatest blooms around the world. Offering more than 400 bicycle tours worldwide, BikeToursDirect puts cyclists in the right place at the right time to catch peak bloom seasons, including lavender, lotus, tulips, and cherry blossoms.
Spring Tulip Tour – Holland, Netherlands
Between April and mid-May, BikeToursDirect offers special cycling tours through the legendary tulip fields of the Netherlands. Originating in Turkey, the tulip bulb reached The Netherlands at the end of the 16th century and was thought to be so special that a lively trade quickly arose. Tulips have since become more common but remain indelibly associated with Holland. Starting and ending in Amsterdam, this seven-day bike and boat tour leads cyclists through vast fields of tulips. The highlight of these beautiful flowers is at world-famous Keukenhof park, where travelers can admire 85 acres of wonderfully colorful flowering bulbs.
Lavender Bloom – Provence, France
Provence is regarded for its undeniable beauty and exquisite cuisine, and cycling through its fragrant lavender fields along the Mediterranean coast is an unforgettable experience. The climate of southern France is pleasant and the sun shines on its rolling hills more than 3,000 hours a year. On this seven-day bicycle tour in Provence, cyclists cross the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône and the endless lavender fields as they approach Lubéron. The lavender fields are normally in peak bloom from the beginning of June through mid-July.
Lotus Bloom of Hanoi – Vietnam
BikeToursDirect offers a spectacular trip through Vietnam featuring Hanoi and its famed lotus flower blooms. Ha Noi is known for these timeless flowers covering their lakes from June through August. Each morning, travelers can witness boats paddling through the lotus lakes collecting flowers to sell in open air markets and shops that day. BikeToursDirect’s guests start their trip with a walking tour through the ancient streets and neighborhoods of the city, exploring old temples and colonial avenues before departing Ha Noi to explore other regions of this Asian gem on their bicycle tour.
Cherry Blossoms of Japan – Kyushu, Japan
A visit to Japan’s southern Kyushu Island is a pure indulgence for the senses. BikeToursDirect offers a springtime cycling tour for seven days along coastal roads passing tiny harbors and fantastic rock formations, terraced rice paddies and palm trees as well as ancient temples and shrines. Travelers can explore the smaller islands of this breathtaking country and take a dip in the blue-green waters of the East China Sea. The cherry blossoms, peaking in April, are the highlight for spring departures of this tour.
BikeToursDirect serves as a central resource for bicycle tours worldwide, representing nearly 100 local bicycle tour companies that offer 400 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.