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Bicycle Built for Two

The Ride
Take a tandem cruise down by the San Francisco Bay—it's eight miles from Fisherman's Wharf to the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. After a lunch by the water, jump on the ferry to get back to your starting point.

The Details
Calories burned: 400
Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals, 415/202-8888; $11 per hour.


Solo Roll

The Route
Be your own guide as you pedal along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal bike trail, which stretches 185 miles through the scenic Potomac River valley from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.

The Details
Calories burned: 9,000
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Washington, D.C.; 202/653-5190; www.nps.gov/choh.


Rough Routers

The Route
Break a sweat mountain biking 130 miles of Idaho backcountry between Sun Valley and the Sawtooth Wilderness Area, unwinding each evening with a long soak in a natural hot spring and a tasty dinner prepared by your guide.

The Details
Calories burned: 6,400
Western Spirit Mountain Bike Adventures, 800/845-2453; www.westernspirit.com; five-day tours from $895.


One-Wheeler

The Route
Moab's famous 12-mile Slickrock Trail lets unicycles show off their tough side. With a rugged frame and big knobby wheel, the boulder-chomping Semcycle Deluxe Off-Road is machine enough to conquer even the gnarliest terrain.

The Details
Calories burned: 1,200
Available at Unicycle.com, 800/ 864-2925; www.unicycle.com; $690.


Pampered Pedaling

The Route
Sign up for a low-speed bike tour of Europe. This month, Butterfield & Robinson has trips in France and Italy. As you meander through scenery that inspired the old masters, you'll stop for wine tastings, château tours, and elaborate meals.

The Details
Calories burned: Don't count on it.
Butterfield & Robinson, 800/678-1147; www.butterfield.com; five-day packages from $2,475.

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