Global GPS Guide
These companies all supply bikes and GPS consoles for their self-guided cycling tours. We can't promise you won't get lost, but you'll have to work pretty hard at it.
Central Europe Top Bicycle has trips through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Routes range from easy to challenging and include accommodations, luggage transfers, and a local cell phone. 011-420/51-951-3745, topbicycle.com, from $1,715 for an eight-day trip.
New Zealand Independent Cycle Tours offers GPS trips to the West Coast, Kaikoura, and the Banks Peninsula, with more routes to be added next year. Lodging ranges from B&Bs to luxury hotels. 011-64/3-329-9496, cyclehire.co.nz, from $297 for a two-day trip.
The Netherlands Tulip Cycling specializes in custom tours. You decide what you want to see, how long your trip will be, and the type of lodging you want, and Tulip will take care of the route, book your hotels, and transfer luggage. 011-31/33-246-0040, tulipcycling.com, from $472 for a three-day trip.
China Bike Asia offers one- and two-day tours through Yangshuo in southern China; the two-day itinerary includes a boat ride on the Li River. 011-86/773-882-6521, bikeasia.com, from $28 per day.
France Discover France provides GPS units on its Provence and Dordogne tours, which include lodging, luggage transfers, most meals, and emergency support. 800/960-2221, discoverfrance.com, from $1,769 for a six-day trip.
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