OUTSIDE Names Bicycle Adventures’ Family Tour Series In Its Best of Travel 2015

Seattle, Washington, March 11, 2015 –– OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Bicycle Adventures as an honoree of its annual Best of Travel awards. From newly-revealed travel territories to the best deals, OUTSIDE’s Best of Travel 2015 celebrates the destinations and travel providers that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. Bicycle Adventures was honored as 2015’s Best Outfitted Trips for Families The entire list of winners appears in OUTSIDE’s April issue (on newsstands March 17), and online at www.outsideonline.com/bestoftravel.

This year, OUTSIDE’s adventure travel veterans scoured the globe to identify the coolest mountains to climb, food to eat, rivers to float, guides to hire, beaches to lounge on, and lodges to luxuriate in. The result is 40 breathtaking options—from the guides to show you around, to the cameras to capture it all, to the places to stay, to the best place to grab a snack at a food truck along the way.

“People who have traveled with us for years told us they would like to bring their children – and maybe grandchildren – on a bicycling vacation. We crafted the kind of itineraries our own families would love and as a result, our family business is growing exponentially,” says Todd Starnes, owner and president of Bicycle Adventures.

An advantage of most Bicycle Adventures family tours is the fact that daily pedaling is on safe, car-free bike paths. For young families the staff can arrange to accommodate infants and toddlers in bike trailers; children as young as four can participate in pedaling special tag-along bikes attached to the back of a parent’s bicycle. Equipment is provided by the company. The two-wheel itineraries include such diversions as ice cream stops, amusement parks, swimming and river rafting. An example of a new-for-2015 trip is a family bicycle vacation in Idaho. https://bicycleadventures.com/tours/family-bike-tours/Coeur-d’Alene-Family—NEW!

The complete list of Best of Travel winners is featured in the April issue of OUTSIDE, available March 17, and available now online at www.outsideonline.com/bestoftravel. Continue the conversation with #OutsideTravel2015.

“OUTSIDE has been covering the adventure-travel beat for nearly four decades,” said Editor Chris Keyes. “We know this terrain, and now we’ve narrowed your choices of hotels, destinations, outfitters, and travel gear from approximately 10.6 million to 40. The final choice is still on you, but now the task is at least manageable.”

About Bicycle Adventures

Scenic byways, four and five-star accommodations and local dining and visits to National Parks are trademarks Bicycle Adventures, founded in 1984.  Types of tours include Classic (25-50 miles a day), Classic Plus (50-60 miles a day) and Epic (70+ miles a day with the most demanding terrain). Value-driven Frugal category of trips offers budget-conscious lodging and meals with full van support; Family tours offer multi-sport adventures and riding on safe, scenic bike paths.

Pre-set and custom tours embrace the Pacific Northwest into Canada, California and the Southwest, as well as Colorado, the Dakotas, New York, Hawaii, New Zealand, Spain’s Basque region and Taiwan. Excelling in its own backyard the Issaquah, WA-based company’s line-up includes a National Geographic ‘Tours of a Lifetime’ award-winning Empire Epic cycling tour from Washington to Montana’s Glacier National Park, urban adventures in Seattle and Portland and immersions into the craft beer industry in Oregon and Washington.

About OUTSIDE:  OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.