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20 Years of Experience

Top 10 day trips within a short drive from Toronto

By Kathy Renwald, Published on Thu. June 25 2015

Best biking: Niagara

Niagara Region is where Tour de France cycling star Steve Bauer lived and trained as a young amateur. I would see him training on the beautiful rolling hills of Pelham, sometimes chatting with friends and even pushing old-timers on uphill climbs.
Check out the Steve Bauer Trail Map ( ) for a lovely route through woods, open vistas and farm fields. Bauer conducts his own tours, too, at

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Pedaler comme un Pro

par Claudine Hebert, Publié 20 Juin 2015

"s'offrir «la coche» : une semaine en compagnie de l'ancien champion canadien Steve Bauer, dans les Alpes françaises...  au coeur des cols légendaires de l'Hexagone. Un petit groupe d'un maximum de 20 personnes peut participer à ce séjour exclusif qui a lieu au cours de la dernière semaine du Tour."

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Ma Caravane au Canada

La Péninsule du Niagara, Ontario

Saison 2 Épisode 10 | Jeudi 27 Novembre 2014 | 20h00 | TV5

Un petit groupe de cyclistes roule à travers les vignobles de la péninsule du Niagara. En tête de peloton, Steve Bauer, le cycliste canadien le plus décoré au pays. Notre animateur, Damien Robitaille, porte le maillot jaune, mais semble avoir de la difficulté à suivre la cadence. Dans la voiture de l’entraîneur, Vincent Graton encourage les cyclistes...  

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Today Magazine

Niagara’s Olympians: Past and Present

By Jill Tham, Published March 04, 2014

Bauer retired from professional cycling after the 1996 Olympics and started Steve Bauer Bike Tours. His company offers bike tours in Niagara, France...

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Cycle Presse

Racing to the Top | La Course vers le sommet

By Peter Oliver, Published 2011

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 Riding Under the Radar: A conversation with Steve Bauer

Published June 8, 2010

Taking a cue from some European professional cyclists, the native of Fenwick, Ontario set up Steve Bauer Bike Tours after retiring from competition in 1996, following the Atlanta Olympics. It’s a successful business he currently operates with his partner, Josee Laroque. They’ll take a group to the Tour and to the Giro d’Italia this summer

See full article online at Canadian Cycling Magazine

Following the Path of Lance Armstrong

By Sean D. Hammill, Published: July 8, 2009

Despite his personal biking coach, his New York City Cycling Club membership, his weekday ritual of 6 a.m. rides through Central Park and his weekend rides of 40 to 50 miles in the New Jersey countryside, Dan Keating does not consider himself a competitive cyclist....

See full article online at The New York Times 

Pedal Magazine

Steve Bauer Bike Tours at the Giro

Published May 27, 2008

Steve Bauer Bike Tours hit the 16th stage of the 2008 Giro d’Italia yesterday in the beautiful mountain region of Val Gardena in the Dolomite mountains.....

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Round and Round - Some of the best ways to see the world are from the seat of a bicycle

By Rick Brooks, Published July 14, 2007

Part of the thrill comes from being in the middle of a moving circus. Mr. Prince, the cyclist who seven years ago shared an Alpine pass with Mr. Armstrong, recalls taking a similar trip to Italy with the same company, Steve Bauer Bike Tours Inc., St. Catharines, Ontario....

See full article online at The Wall Street Journal 

Pedal Magazine

Steve Bauer Interview

By Tim Lefebvre, Published January 6, 2006

Customization has become key, people request specifics like a cooking school combined with bike riding. So in Provence this June, we will be doing exactly that, cooking classes combined with leisure rides. We can customize any trip, it’s a matter of having infrastructure. In Europe we are strong and better equipped, Belize might be tougher!...

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Tour de France for Dummies

By Phil Liggett, James Raia & Sammarye Lewis, Published 2005 (p155)

Many tour groups offer the opportunity to travel with a cycling celebrity who has ridden the Tour de France.  Hearing the first-hand stories, analysis of strategies, and getting the scoop on Tour riders adds fun excitement to your experience.  

Searching for a tour operator for Tour de France guided trips can be a daunting task....

Pedal Magazine

Bauer and Carmichael Combine Expertise

Published January 20, 2005

Steve Bauer Bike Tours and Carmichael Training Systems have entered into a new partnership to provide the most unique luxury cycling programs to the Tour de France in 2005....

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Saddling up for a Ride in the Circus

By Jonathan Fowlie, Published, July 27, 2004

My introduction to the tour came on a flat section midway through the 10th stage where, as part of a bike tour run by retired Tour de France racer Steve Bauer, I rode parts of the route just hours before the race...

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Mount up for Adventure

Published May 14, 2004

One of the best known places for cycling is the Niagara Peninsula. Retired professional cyclist Steve Bauer is co-owner of Steve Bauer Tours and has been organizing tours in the area since 1997.

His company does 75 to 100 tours a year in the Niagara region. It does five weekend getaways between May and October as well as some five-day leisure trips, but most of its clients are corporate groups that organize day tours for team building or customer appreciation....

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Top 10 Cycle Trips

By Laszlo Buhasz, Published February 21, 2004

Niagara to Grand River
From the Niagara Peninsula to the historic towns along Ontario's Grand River, two six-day biking tours offered by Steve Bauer Bike Tours feature rolling, relatively undemanding terrain, upscale accommodation and meals at some of the region's best restaurants....

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Vacations on Two Wheels

By Craig Thompson, Published July 18, 2003

His company, Steve Bauer Biker Tours, offers a variety of weekend and day trips including a southern Ontario getaway that follows a route from Niagara to Cambridge with overnight accommodation, food and wine at Jordan's Inn on the 20 and Langdon Hall in Cambridge.

Mr. Bauer recommends Niagara for exploration because of the varied terrain and the proximity of one town to the next. The other cycling picks on his list are Prince Edward County and the Collingwood and Huronia area....

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Biking Your Own Tour de France
Cyclists Can Still Get Spots on Trips That Track the Race During July

By Rose Mary Burke, Published May 30, 2003

If you can't go this year, it isn't too early to book for next year. Getting a spot on some of these organized tours is as competitive as the Tour de France itself. Many companies, such as France-based Cycling-Ahead or Canada-based Steve Bauer Bike Tours, are already taking reservations

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Interview: Steve Bauer – One More Shot At The World’s

Published March 5, 2003

Steve Bauer Bike Tours Inc. is the Official Tour Operator. We have placed about 14 nations in hotels that work for cycling teams. We are selling accommodations and packages....

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Watch the Tour de France on Your Bike

By Laurence Zuckerman, February 21, 2003

Steve Bauer Bike Tours offer two trips over the course of the three-week Tour, one when the race passes through the Alps and another when it is in the Pyrenees and on to Paris.

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Watching The Tour Over Handlebars

By Laurence Zuckerman, Published: February 9, 2003

It is possible to pack up your bike, rent a car and follow the Tour on your own. But hotels fill up quickly after the race route is announced in October, and the headaches involved in doing it yourself can be enormous. Indeed, the logistics of simply getting to ride along part of the route the day of the race, watch the finish and return to a hotel are the most challenging....

See full article online at The New York Times 

What Travel Writers Say

Pedal Power - Former Racing Pro Leads Bicycle Tours

By Pat Brennan, Published 2001

It's an unusual view for Steve Bauer. Looking up ahead to locate his fellow bike riders was a rare occasion when Bauer was one of the world's fastest bicycle racers. He usually had to look back over his shoulder...

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2015 TDF Memories of Stage 18

Jun 9th, 2016

In the morning, from the north, under a bright sunshine, we climbed the Col de La Madeleine, a classic of the Tour since 1969 with its 25.3 km at 6.2% average for a total of 1585 m gain to culminate at 2000 m of altitude. It was a quiet day on the Madeleine. Everyone else was


  • Thanks for the fabulous trip! Everything exceeded our expectations.
    J & J, Calgary, AB
  • Words cannot describe the joy I have had at this challenge/adventure! I will be back. I hope to see you again soon! Merci
    Greg. D., New York, NY