There's no more appropriate way to tour the landscape of sustainable living than astride a two-wheeled — and zero-emission — steed. That's why Portland Peace and Justice Center organized the Sustainable Energy In Motion Bike Tour, which organizes summer bike trips throughout the Pacific Northwest to visit organic farms, natural wonders, Native American communities and sustainable businesses, while camping under the stars, doing service projects and learning about green building and clean energy.
The trips range from one to three weeks long and are open to both novice and advanced cyclists. You can follow Oregon's legendary Route 101 along the coastal bluffs, or cruise the Columbia River Gorge learning about permaculture and sustainable business. "Change your world, one mile at a time," goes the motto.
If you want to splurge and take a deluxe bike tour throughout Europe, New Zealand or Vietnam, check out VBT.com, an international cycling outfit headquartered in Vermont. It boasts "time-tested itineraries, a variety of cycling routes, full van support, expert trip leaders, outstanding hotels, and regional cuisine." [by Amanda Little , Syndicated from the Planet section of LIME ]