Bike the Whites: A Great Vacation Option for Active Families
Your child or teen’s idea of a great vacation may be anywhere that will get good cell service, have good food and allow plenty of time away from the parents. On the other hand, Mom and Dad’s idea of a great vacation is usually one where the family can do something they all enjoy together. Enter Bike the Whites into the vacation planning equation. For active families still seeking a great summer or fall getaway, Bike the Whites, a three-day inn to inn biking tour, offers outdoor adventure, luxury accommodations perfect for the whole family, plenty of food for kids with bottomless stomachs and gourmet offerings for discerning parents. Best of all, it’s one of New England’s most affordable inn to inn biking tour, making it an excellent value-oriented family getaway.
Families have participated in Bike the Whites vacations for years. Some come to achieve a scout merit badge for a 50-mile ride (over three days), others come to offer their children or teens an option to use their boundless energy. Most families will agree that a Bike the Whites trip includes wonderful New Hampshire scenery, great rides (from 20-50 miles per day), fabulous food, and the best night’s sleep they’ve had in years. While kids aren’t often quick to put it at the top of their list, parents are swift to offer that the advantage of a Bike the Whites family vacation is time spent enjoying the outdoors together, with plenty of independence for the kids.
What sets Bike The Whites apart from other inn-to-inn bicycling tours is the added value for families. Parents can leave all their worries at home, because everyone in the family will be pampered by innkeepers who understand what it takes to make good family memories. For three days and nights (Tuesday – Friday), all luggage transfer, hearty and gourmet breakfasts and dinners, emergency repairs, safe and indoor bicycle storage, customized route planning, luxury accommodations, and even a complimentary water bottle will be offered. This wonderful tour ranges in an all-inclusive price, depending upon the month, from $299-429 through September 15 to $499 for fall foliage weeks, Mid-September through October 31. Rates are per person (double occupancy) for three days and nights of luxury accommodations, fine dining and friendly one-on-one attention from innkeepers who’ve won awards in hospitality. Enjoy accommodations from the Tamworth Inn, The 1785 Inn and Snowvillage Inn, each renowned for spectacular views, beautiful gardens, luxurious accommodations and fine dining. No need to spend thousands of dollars on an inn to inn tour. Bike the Whites is committed to offering Mom and Dad affordable luxury, perfect for today’s family looking for a way to spend quality time outdoors together.
You’ll start each morning by planning a route for your own pace and ability levels with experienced cyclists/innkeepers as you enjoy a hearty country breakfast to fuel your day. There are plenty of possible sightseeing and attractions on the routes from inn to inn, and you’ll be clued into some of the local secrets for scenic picnic spots or swimming holes, along with other diversions along the way. Your trip will be no more than 20, or up to 50 miles a day from inn to inn (depending upon the family’s ability and energy level), featuring rolling terrain, back roads and covered bridges. For the more adventurous, off road and single track biking is also available. You’ll arrive at the end of the day having earned an evening of relaxation in a comfortable premier country inn, offering pampered luxury, fine dining for those who wish and games, pools and lakeside beaches plus kid-friendly cuisine for the more discerning teens and kids in the family, along with the coziest of rooms or suites.
Bike the Whites maintains a fleet of Trek all-terrain lightweight 24-speed Alpha aluminum bicycles available for rent in sizes that’ll work for everyone from kids to adults should you not want to bring your own bicycle. These bikes are top-of-the-line models, with seat post suspension, gel seats and upright riding position. Additionally, helmets for every size head, and even accessories such as bike extensions or bikes-for-two can be specially rented. Bikers are encouraged to bring their own seats and pedals to assure their comfort on Bike the Whites’ bike fleet.
While advance reservations are suggested, for last minute family vacation planners waiting to see the weather forecast before booking a trip, Bike the Whites is an excellent choice. For more information, visit Bike the Whites on the Internet at www.BikeTheWhites.com or call 800-421-1785 to learn more about the trip, inquire about availability and to make your reservation.