New So. California Bike Tour Caters to Chinese-Speaking Guests

Bicycle Adventures (, an award-winning Pacific Northwest-based active travel company specializing in two-wheel tours in North America and abroad, is offering two new 10-day, West Coast tours departing Nov. 19, 2015, specifically targeting Chinese-speaking visitors.

The tours are being led by travel writer Joshua Samuel Brown. Brown is the author of over a dozen travel guides for Lonely Planet, including recent guides to Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. In addition to being a lifelong cyclist, Brown is fluent in Mandarin and is looking forward to acting as guide and interpreter to visitors from Taiwan and China.

While the cycle tours share similar routes, various lodging and dining selections differ. The per person, double occupancy rate for the cost-saving Southern California Frugal Tour is $4,775; for the high-end Southern California Tour the rate is $5,825. The tours run concurrently. Included in the rates of each tour are most meals, lodging, bicycles and the en-route translation services of Brown.

“Having spent the better part of two decades being introduced by locals in Asia to the best of what their countries have to offer, I’m looking forward to returning the favor and acting as guide and translator to Chinese-speaking visitors,” says Brown. “I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Southern California and know the area has a lot to offer. Beautiful landscapes, deserts, beaches, hot springs. Excellent cuisine, and of course, shopping. Being able to facilitate a trip like this on a bicycle, speaking Chinese all the while…well, it’s kind of a dream job.”

Tours begin in either San Diego or Los Angeles and participants cycle an average of 55 miles daily while cruising the best routes along the coast and into the San Bernardino Mountains. There’s time for shopping and exploring Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey before relaxing in the lakes and streams of Riverside County. Hikes and bike rides through the cactus forests of Joshua Tree National Park are followed by time in Palm Springs and San Diego with a healthy dose of California sunshine. Guests get up close and personal with Big Bear Lake, the Redlands, San Bernardino National Forest, the San Jacinto Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park and the irresistible Pacific Ocean.

For more information on the “frugal” cost-saving tour please see:

For the classic tour see:—NEW!

For 2015-2016 trip information, availability and reservations contact Bicycle Adventures by phone: 800.443.6060, email: or visit online at:

About Bicycle Adventures
Scenic byways, four and five-star accommodations and local dining and visits to National Parks are trademarks of 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). The 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, Chile and Taiwan. Excelling in its own backyard the Redmond, 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, an Outside Magazine ‘Best of Travel’ award for its family tours in Washington, Idaho and South Dakota, and urban adventures in Seattle and Portland.


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