Explore the World with us by Bike
Providing bike tour services
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!
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.
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!
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.