Experience Inn-to-Inn Bicycle Touring with Discovery Bicycle Tours

Scott and Thistle Cone run the company with the help of incredible staff members and tour leaders. They want to share their love of biking, travel and outdoor adventures with others — like you!

Scott is an avid cyclist who has over 25 years of experience in marketing for high-tech, travel and retail clients. Thistle enjoys cycling to savor the views, get exercise and justify tasty meals. She worked in nonprofit editing and copywriting for over 12 years, and has a background in natural resources and education. The couple has explored a variety of bicycle destinations and tours in the U.S. and abroad.


Thistle and Scott joined the Discovery Bicycle Tours team in May of 2018 — taking the reins from Larry and Dawn Niles, who ran the company for 27 years. It was started by Bob McElwain in 1977 as Bike Vermont. The name was changed to Discovery Bicycle Tours in 2010.

Discovery Bicycle Tours is headquartered in Woodstock, Vermont, and offers more than 100 trips a year in:

• New England and Quebec
• Mid-Atlantic states and Florida
• Mississippi, Texas and Washington State
• Italy, France and Spain
• Scotland, Ireland and Denmark
• Germany, Luxembourg & France
• Chile, South America
• England, UK
• With new locations being added each year


Our guests make memories to last a lifetime PLUS give back to protect the beautiful wild places where we all enjoy biking. That’s because, as members of 1% For The Planet, Discovery donates 1% of revenue to charities that protect our Earth — and the biking and walking paths that help us enjoy the outdoors.

Through the snacks and meals you enjoy, you also support local farmers and businesses, such as our partners: Untapped maple products, Red Kite Candy and Cabot Creamery.

Thank you for being part of our network of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. We hope to see you on one of our tours soon!

Scott and Thistle Cone
PO Box 700
Woodstock, Vermont 05091

Oct 2019: Family-owned bicycle tour company specializing in outstanding cycling tours with a personal touch and top-notch service. When you travel with Discovery, expect superb biking, dining and lodging — in extraordinary places.
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