Bike Tourism Is Quickly Becoming Luxury Travel’s Next Big Frontier


A Tourissimo bike tour in Italy.


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Even as global travel slowly returns, one pandemic-era recreational trend is set to continue: Bicycle tourism.

Bike-based tourism thrived over the last two years among those seeking an active getaway and the relative safety of the outdoors, and it’s still growing today. “We’re looking at double-digit prospective travel growth in 2022,” says
Timo Shaw,
VBT Bicycling Vacations president, based in Vermont.

While most bike tourism companies suspended operations through the pandemic’s early months, many reported a surge in pent-up demand leading to plenty of bookings in early 2021, as vaccines became

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Mercedes reveals electric luxury vehicles for on- and off-road

Mercedes EQG concept SUV takes its style from the famously boxy Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV.

The Mercedes-Benz EQG concept SUV is an all-electric interpretation of the Mercedes G-class SUV. The SUV shares the G-class’s boxy shape. Engineers even copied the G-class’ jutting door handles and meticulously recreated the same “thunk” made by the G-class’ doors when they close. Instead of a spare tire mounted on the EQG’s tailgate, there’s a storage box that can hold a charging cable.

Mercedes plans to produce a vehicle based on this concept, and announced that it will even drive it through the same Austrian mountain off-road course where the internal combustion-powered G-class model is tested. Each wheel of the

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