Easy Rider Tours

Easy Rider Tours

This company has been providing tours "off the beaten path" for many years. They specialize in Ireland, Portugal and Spain, as well as New England and Canada. By offering tours in unusual regions such as the Azores, and Portugal's Costa Azul, they are able to keep their costs down.

In addition, they do provide certain amenities which other companies don't, including wine at dinner and transportation to/from the airport at selected times. (We sure wish more companies would provide that!). The rides are somewhat longer than with most companies (although there are shorter options) and they provide a "Club Series" with daily rides of 50-70+ miles.

  • Operator Type:
    Full-Service Operator, Regional Operator
  • Website:
    http://www.easyridertours.com/
  • Price Tier:
    $$$
  • Avg Price Per Day:
    $469
  • Services:
    Bike Provided, SAG Van, Tour Guide
  • Country:
    Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, United States

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22 Reviews

  1. H. Seigleman, Warren, NJ-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    We went to Portugal and biked The Alentejo region on a self guided tour. It was a great trip. Our support materials were informative and impeccable. Our accomodations were fanastic and the logistics near perfect. The office staff helped us above and beyond with information about Portugal. They couldn’t have been nicer.

  2. Norma Klein, Sacramento, CA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Highly engaged and professional guides who can cater to any level of rider. Accommodations and restaurants are hand-selected by the guides, who are countrymen, keeping you in high style. We took the Portugal Algarve tour, which was easy-moderate in terrain, and it was the perfect week to spend with your teenagers.

  3. T.C. Stone, Lake Tapps, WA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Led by the most capable, friendly, and entertaining guides – Vitor & Gonçalo – this adventure was a fantastic way to savor the wonderful country of Portugal. Great accommodations and incredible food were our rewards each day.

  4. Mark A., Aptos, CA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    What a fabulous trip! One of the best biking experiences we’ve ever had. Easy Rider Tours is a first class outfit. We’re still telling all of our friends about it and would highly recommend it to anyone. Can’t wait to do it again. Jim and his wife couldn’t have been more accommodating. This was a self guided tour and we had 2-3 routes to choose from every day depending on the degree of difficulty we were up for. The directions were excellent, easy to follow and included tidbits of history to look out for. The routes selected kept us off any busy streets and let us truly enjoy the coast and the New England country side. If you’re a history buff, this is a great way to meander through colonial America and take it all in. Nightly accommodations at Inns and B&B’s were outstanding.

  5. Kathy Sumpter, Middlefield, CT-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    This was our 5th cycling trip and the best one ever! The staff that helped us plan the trip was wonderful and ready to help us with anything and everything! The trip itself was very well organized with lots of good cycling and site seeing. Meals and picnics and museum tickets included in the price was an added bonus. .. We have traveled with VBT twice, Classic Adventures once, and almost went to Spain this spring with Ciclisimo Classico but they cancelled the trip and we found Easy Rider instead!

  6. Richard S, Wynnewood, PA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve taken trips (over 40) with all the major companies and Easy Rider is the best value by far. Plenty of challenging riding if you want it, excellent support, great accomodations (although you’ll generally get a 2-star hotel along with the 3-4s) and unlimited selection of dinner items from the menu plus wine included.

  7. Rick and Sandy Gilmore, Rockford, IL-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    We have done dozens of bicycle trips over the years but have always returned to Easy Riders (9 tours) because of the quality of its trips. A great deal of thought and preparation has been put into each trip beginning with the pre-trip orientation information. Of all the tours we have done, we have only repeated one trip and that was the Camino de Santiago tour. It is prototypical of all the Easy Rider trips…magnificent itinerary, terrific knowledgeable guides, excellent SAG support, 3*+ accommodations, and always marvelous local cuisine usually directly off the menu including wine. And the local picnics they provide are only another plus.

  8. Jeanne McDermott, Lexington, MA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    We’ve taken three bike tours (Azores, Andalucia, Portugal) in the last 20 years, all with Easy Rider Tours. I highly recommend this owner-operated company for the reason that we keep coming back: Easy Rider consistently creates a great vacation. Each bike tour has been phenomenal yet balanced: well-planned for the novice and the serious rider, terrific routes providing a great mix of culture, history and natural beauty run by knowledgeable local guides who like good food and have a welcome sense of humor. Easy Rider specializes in Portugal. And the tour of the Azores is a true high point, unlike anything I’ve done before or since. I can still see the hydrangeas in bloom, riding the rim of an ancient caldera, the ocean visible at every turning point.

  9. Margaret S. F., Dallas, TX-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Every day on an Easy Rider tour is a treat. Scenic routes, knowledgeable and helpful office staff and guides, exceptional lodging and meals, wonderful picnics and points of interest along the way. Lots of fun with old and new friends. We have toured PEI, Nova Scotia and Ireland with Easy Rider Tours and we highly recommend them. Prepare to be spoiled. You will definately get your money’s worth.

  10. Alan and Wendy Holzman, Sisters, OR-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    We have gone on three tours with Easy Rider, and have found them a wonderful bike company to travel with. Our two tours in Portugal, Costa Azul and Grape Escape, were especially memorable. The cycling,comraderie, scenery,lodgings, food, wine, and our native tour guides were all excellent. In fact, by using native guides, we feel Easy Rider sets themselves apart from some other tour companies. Portugal is a wonderful country to see on bicycle, and we know in our hearts we will return again someday.

  11. Deb D., Altona, PA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    If you are considering a bike tour of Ireland, I strongly recommend Easy Riders Western Shores Trip. It was definitely the best value and the most fun.

  12. Wendy Ran, Forchheim, Germany-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    The company offers routes that are truly unique and very thoughtfully planned. The accommodations range from very good to magical. The highly competent local guides are friendly and take genuine pleasure in introducing you to their country. Compared to other companies Easy Rider’s trips give you a lot of bike adventure for the buck!

  13. Bill K., Saint Paul, MN-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Just completed a self guided tour from Mass. to Maine. They provide great support, directions and accomodations.

  14. Susan and Gordon D., Toronto, Canada-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    We were on a self-guided tour of New England. Extremely organized company. All commitments they make to you are kept. Well mapped routes. Bikes were great. No surprises and company follows up with you during tour. Would highly recommend Easy Rider Tours.

  15. Shelley Koffler, Placitas, NM-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    This was my second bike tour with Easy Rider. I had excellent support, enjoyed the rides each day and would recommend this company to anyone who wants a terrific biking experience.

  16. Keith and Mary Robbins, Retford, United Kingdom-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    We are quite experienced with cycling and walking tours, and without hesitation Easy Rider Tours were the best company we have ever dealt with. Their organization, the routes, distances, bikes and hotels were all superb.

  17. Eileen D, Naples,Fl-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Well organized, great ,friendly guides who offered encouragement and had a terrific sense of humor (which helped on the hills). exceptional accommodations and meals.

  18. R. Savard, Watkins Glen, NY-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Excellent time, the guides and the bikes were great, the Inns were first class and the meals were superb. Overall great experience. I would definitely recommend Easy Rider Tours.

  19. Chuck Jackson, Woodinville, WA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Jim Goldberg’s 25+ years of bike touring experience in Portugal were evident in our 12 riding day trip through the west and south coasts of the Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal in May. Lots of idyllic by-ways through countryside, coasts and inland hills combined with excellent GPS tracks, cue sheets and daily route reviews made for great biking. Accommodations were anything but mundane, including a horse ranch in Cercal, a picturesque hillside windmill neighborhood of Odeceixe, Pousadas converted from a palace in Estoi, and a convent in Tavira were elegant and added to a sense of a cultural connection. Vitor and Gonçalo, Portuguese natives and long term Easy Rider guides, engaging, gracious, intelligent added great insight to understanding the history and the current day life in Portugal as well as keeping van, luggage and bike support flowing smoothly. Combined with the warmth of the Portuguese people, food and wines, country and architecture, stunning seascapes and 2000 years of history, it is hard to imagine a better bike tour.

  20. Mike Holley, Kirkwood, MO-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I have taken three tours with Easy Riders. I like them because I think they hit the sweet spot between too spartan and too luxurious, and between too easy and too challenging. The pace of the routes and even the pace of the week’s activities are well thought out.

  21. Neal Davidson, Centennial, CO-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Beautiful ride, with fantastic service from Easy Rider Tours.

  22. P. Foster, New York, NY-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    My daughter and I participated in a tour that traveled along the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. I selected the company because I could locate no other bike tour company that traveled along this route. The company was well organized and responsive to emails. The accommodations were the best that the region has to offer, and the meals organized by the company were all excellent. The bikes provided were also of very good quality and were very well suited for the terrain. I strongly endorse the company and this particular tour.