Explore the World with us by bike.

All new itineraries in Italy and France for 2024

Tuscany and Loire River

Explore the World with us by Bike

Providing bike tour services

A Tour Company Offering International Biking Excursions

Windmill Bike Tours specializes in bike & barge trips as well as bike & hotel trips throughout Europe.

What We Offer

At Windmill Bike Tours we offer small group bike trips for a range of abilities. Our fleet of bikes includes 24-speed hybrid and electric bikes. 

In the Netherlands, we utilize a network of bike paths of over 12 thousand miles.  Our lodging is on very comfortable barges comprised of 6 - 10 cabins, a dining room, and a well-appointed lounge. Interesting fact: there are more bikes than people in the Netherlands.

Bike routes in Italy consist of quiet county roads.  We stay in hotels and family run rural bed and breakfasts (B&B). The B&B's are housed in recently restored farmhouses referred to as a cascinas or agriturismos. These B&B's typically have a pool and air-conditioning. It's not uncommon for the family running the inn to have 3 generations helping out with the day to day operation. 

Cycling through the wine regions of France is like going back in time.  We ride through medieval villages, and pass by stately chateaus.  The routes are on a combination of cycle paths and secondary roads with low traffic meandering through gently rolling terrain.  

Let's Break Bread Together

At Windmill Bike Tours, you can enjoy good food, good wine, and great company!


Let’s Ride

For Charlie Talley it is about the destination, the journey, and the people you share it with! Having traveled in over a dozen countries, he's sold on biking in Italy, the Netherlands, and France.

Got Cheese?

Marriette van der Sluijs, our Dutch connection, is all about Gouda cheese. She’s a global citizen, speaks three languages and has two passports. Come join us this summer on the other side of the pond!

Three people standing on a hill with mountains in the background.

Team Italia

Aad van Opstal - Guide, ace bike mechanic, sag wagon driver, and wine connoisseur.  Aad hails from the Netherlands and spends most of the year in Italy supporting bike trips and pedaling vino.

Lily Talley - Tech support and social media coordinator. When not helping out behind the scenes, Lily enjoys: working in sales, CrossFit, and spending time with her labradoodle, Maggie. 

Giuseppe Matteo Rossi - Our Italian guide and bike route extraordinaire. Matteo brings with him a wealth of local knowledge and history of the region.

Why Ride with Windmill Bike Tours?

  • Small groups, up to 14 people
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great meals
  • Well thought out itineraries
  • Knowledgeable guides