A stronger U.S. dollar and falling euro values this year mean one very good thing for U.S. travelers headed over the Atlantic: the dollar will now go a lot farther in Europe than in any time in the past several years.
The current exchange rate is just about .93 euros to $1 U.S. — meaning Americans only have to fork over $1.07 to get one euro in exchange. That’s a big drop from the $1.30 or so per euro of recent years.
One U.S.-based company, BikeToursDirect, which represents European-based bike touring companies, points out that paying for your European bike tours in dollars can save you substantial amounts of money this year.
At the current exchange rate, BikeToursDirect (which I have previously written about here) now offers more than 200 tours under $1,000 and 29 tours under $550. Here are a few examples from some of their top sellers, with savings approaching up to $250 per person:
*Lake Constance Bicycle Path (€439)
All due to the favorable exchange rate. When’s the last time you heard of tour prices actually dropping from one year to the next?
Whether you choose bike tours in Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, or points beyond, any tour in the euro zone is going to be a bargain this year. You can go to the BikeToursDirect website to learn all the details.