SOURCE: Adventure Center

May 17, 2005 11:30 ET

Adventure Center Cycling Vacations From Tuscany to Tibet

EMERYVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2005 -- The leaders in affordable adventure travel have just doubled their range of cycling vacations. Whether you're an occasional cyclist wishing to amble through the Loire Valley, or a hardened single-track mountain biker wanting to test your skills in Morocco's Atlas mountains then the chances are Adventure Center will have a trip to suit.

Choose from 60 different itineraries including the following notable trips.

TUSCANY: SIENA AND CHIANTI - 8 days

Ride through classic Tuscany, enjoying Chianti's villages, food and wine. Throughout the landscape are beautiful farmhouses, hilltop mediaeval villages and cypress avenues snaking through the vineyards -- most people's idea of what Italy should be like. There is time to linger in village squares and watch the world go by over a glass of the local wine amidst beautiful surroundings.

CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS - 13 days

Escape to South Africa's favorite province on this classic cycling tour. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the world, Cape Town and its surrounding countryside and beaches provide a stunning backdrop for this tour. In addition to Table Mountain and the chance to sample the produce of the world-famous wine estates of Stellenbosch, the wild coastline and rugged interior make this a fantastic destination to discover by bike.

LHASA TO KATHMANDU RIDE - 20 days

An epic ride across the 'forbidden land' of Tibet, in the shadow of Everest, five 16,000ft+ passes, and an unrivalled 13,000ft descent into Nepal! For the adventurous cyclist this land of rugged beauty, vast landscapes, brilliant skies and glittering peaks offers one of the ultimate biking challenges. Our route takes us across high altitude desert, over mountain passes, stopping off at Rongbuk monastery and base camp for the north face of Everest, before making the 100 mile 13,000ft descent into the lush Kathmandu Valley.

To learn more about these trips and over 700 other adventures, contact Adventure Center via pr@adventurecenter.com, or call 1-800-227-8747.

Adventure Center provides safaris, treks, expeditions and active vacations worldwide to travelers looking for adventure and value. Adventure Center's small group tours visit Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the South Pacific and Antarctica. For more about Adventure Center go to www.adventurecenter.com

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