The best cycling holidays in Europe

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Short Cycle Breaks

If you can’t spare a whole week for your cycling holiday or just want a long weekend away, then our range of short cycling breaks in Europe will fit the bill nicely. These three to five day cycling breaks offer something for everybody, from scenic routes through gorgeous countryside to fascinating cultural and sightseeing routes

We offer 27 Cycling Holidays

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Adige River Cycling Break

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A  short cycling break descending the very scenic Venosta valley on an idyllic alpine cycle path beside the Adige river. Relaxed and easy leisure cycling at its best. Great scenery, pretty alpine villages and no traffic.

Grade1Easy
Distance78 miles/125 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Alentejo Cycling Holiday

Portugal / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A very comfortable single-centre cycling holiday in Portugal, staying in a gorgeous Alentejan guesthouse that is set in its own peaceful grounds just outside the medieval walled town of Evora. Enjoy daily rides into the beautiful surrounding countryside. Charming villages, historic towns, olive groves, vineyards and lakes await. The daily routes can be tailored to meet your specific ability level.

4.8
(12 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights
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Themes
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  • Wine Lovers
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Bordeaux to Arcachon Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 5, 6 or 7 night, leisurely cycling holiday through the vineyards of Entre-Deux-Mers on the banks of the Garonne River to the Bay of Arcachon on the Atlantic Coast. Idyllic cycling on quiet lanes through famous vineyards and Natural Parks, staying in charming hotels in delightful towns and villages. The dunes and beaches around Arcachon Bay are a fitting finale to this wonderful cycling holiday.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance148 miles/238 kms
Duration/s5, 6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Bruges and Flanders Cycling Holiday

Belgium / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This cycling holiday of Bruges and West Flanders offers an appealing mix of history, culture, scenic countryside and some tasty treats. Visit Flanders Fields and Ypres, scene of some of the fiercest battles of World War I. Stay in the historic city of Bruges and cycle to the sand dunes of the coast through a unique polder landscape.

4.2
(5 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance195 miles/314 kms
Duration/s5 or 7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Bruges Cycling Break

Belgium / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Bruges is the perfect base for a Belgian cycling holiday as the city is right in the heart of some great cycling countryside. Base yourself in this fantastic, medieval metropolis, enjoying daily rides around the city and to points of interest further afield, such as the North Sea coast and the historic town of Damme.

4.5
(5 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance112 miles/180 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Champagne Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycling holidays through the heart of Champagne country, admiring the sloping landscapes, vineyards and quaint, charming villages. Stop off at a renowned champagne house for a guided tour and a wine-tasting session and enjoy stays in the champagne cities of Reims and Epernay.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance75 miles/120 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Our Passau to Vienna Cycling Break covers the most popular stretch of the great river in just 4 cycling days. You’ll be covering around 80 kms per day on level, riverside cycle paths. Along the way you’ll see the Danube Loop at Schlögen, the city of Linz, the baroque town of Grein, the sublime wine villages of the Wachau Valley, the medieval town of Krems and of course the Imperial City of Vienna.

5.0
(3 reviews)
Grade4Moderate to Challenging
Distance199 miles/320 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Danube – Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An easy cycling break following the young Danube through scenic, lower Bavaria to Passau, the city of three rivers on the Austrian border. Relaxed cycling through quaint riverside villages and Baroque towns. Level cycle paths and quiet roads characterise this very pleasant route in a beautiful corner of Germany.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance101 miles/163 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Loire Chateaux Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday through the Loire Valley taking in historic towns, gorgeous countryside, idyllic villages and of course the splendid and elegant Châteaux for which the region is famous. Dedicated cycle paths and quiet lanes lead you through a patchwork of vineyards, riverside meadows and shady forests to spectacular palaces all with an incredible story to tell.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance168 miles/270 kms
Duration/s5 or 7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire Single Centre Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Head to the heart of the Loire Valley for this single-centre French cycling holiday. Settle in to a charming family-run ‘auberge’ in the village of Chitenay and enjoy daily rides into the surrounding, storybook countryside of the Loire. Choose from a menu of rides that will lead you along idyllic riverside paths, through ancient forests and famous vineyards to stunning châteaux and the medieval city of Blois.

 

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance94 miles/151 kms
Duration/s3 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire to Atlantic Coast Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This versatile and exciting cycling holiday leads riders from Orléans in the Loire Valley, along the Loire River, via medieval riverside towns and fantastic chateaux all the way to the Atlantic Coast. Do the whole route in 14 days or combine one or two stages for a shorter holiday.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance301 miles/485 kms
Duration/s5, 9 or 13 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Normandy – D-Day Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A short, single-centre cycling break based in Bayeaux, taking in the D-Day landing beaches of Gold and Omaha around Arromanches and Coleville-sur-Mer. Scenic cycling through rolling green countryside to places whose names have become synonymous with the D-Day landings of 6th of June 1944.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance63 miles/102 kms
Duration/s3 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
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Normandy – D-Day Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Explore all five of the D-Day landing beaches on this 5 night cycling holiday along the Normandy coast. Museums and memorials to the momentous events of 6th of June 1944 punctuate the route which also features rolling green countryside, fine sandy beaches and gorgeous old Norman villages.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance118 miles/190 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
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Prague and Bohemia Cycling Break

Czech Republic / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This 5 night, self-guided cycling break starts and ends in the historic city of Prague with three nights spent in the village of Karlstejn deep in Central Bohemia. Leisurely cycle rides lead you along the Vltava and Berounka Rivers, through the protected Český kras Forest to quaint villages and towns. Explore the Czech Republic’s fascinating capital and the surrounding countryside.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance86 miles/138 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Puglia Cycling Break

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 5 night cycling break exploring the southern tip of Puglia. Starting and finishing in the beautiful old town of Lecce with its butter coloured sandstone buildings, this charming route leads you along quiet country lanes and coastal paths to historic towns and sleepy villages.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
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Ronda to Bay of Cadiz Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Take the route of the ‘white villages’ on this Spanish cycling holiday, starting in the remarkable town of Ronda and heading deep into Andalusia to age-old traditional villages, stunning scenery and wonderful views, with plenty of local culture and cuisine on the way.

4.5
(5 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance137 miles/221 kms
Duration/s5, 6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
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Rothenburg to Donauwoerth Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday through northern Bavaria from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Donauwörth following the ‘Romantic Road’ cycle path.  Enjoy the amazing scenery of the Wörnitz valley and Nördlinger Ries. Overnight in picture-postcard towns and cities full of culture and local charm.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance92 miles/148 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Tulip Fields Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday through the vivid tulip fields of Holland aboard a comfortable barge. Easy cycling on dedicated cycle paths past fields ablaze with vivid blooms. On this route you’ll also visit the world famous Keukenhof flower gardens, the fascinating outdoor museum of Zaanse Shans and explore vibrant Amsterdam.

4.5
(3 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance65 miles/104 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Tulips and Amsterdam Cycling Break

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A Spring cycling break in Holland, designed specifically to showcase the extensive tulip fields to the west of Amsterdam. You’ll spend your first night in the city before embarking on a 3 day lazy loop ride through the tulip fields. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Flower Gardens.

4.5
(4 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance96 miles/154 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Umbria Cycling Break

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A circular cycling holiday from and to Assisi, exploring the wonderful region of Umbria. Spend each day cycling through the charming Umbrian countryside, passing vineyards, olive groves and visiting medieval, hilltop towns. Each night will be spent in delightful, timeless towns or villages where quaint streets, delicious food and superb wine are always on offer.

5.0
(8 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance84 miles/135 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSimple to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Venice Cycling Break

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A short cycling break taking in the romantic city of Venice where opulent architecture and iconic landmarks are waiting to be discovered. Your route will lead you along easy cycle paths and lanes to the historic city of Padova and around Venice Lagoon to the coastal fishing village of Chioggia.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance90 miles/145 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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  • Family
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Wuerzburg to Rothenburg Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday in northern Bavaria following the ‘Romantic Road’ cycle path from historic Würzburg to charming Rothenburg. Follow the River Tauber south through a succession of quaint, medieval villages, each lined with pretty, half-timbered houses. The scenery is nothing short of idyllic and you’re sure to enjoy the atmospheric overnight stops as well.

4.0
(3 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance91 miles/147 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
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Easy:
Our easy cycling holidays offer short daily rides on mostly level terrain. A typical day’s ride will take 2 – 3 hours at a leisurely pace and the remainder of the day will be free for you to explore further or simply relax. These rides are particularly recommended for newcomers to cycling holidays and for families.

Leisurely:
Our leisurely cycle holidays will suit those who are reasonably fit through regular exercise of one kind or another – not necessarily cycling. On the whole, the terrain will be level but there may also be a few small hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 – 4 hours to complete.

Moderate:
Our moderate cycle holidays are for regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides with regular climbs. A good level of fitness is needed and you can expect to be in the saddle for between 4 and 5 hours each day.

Challenging:
These holidays are for seasoned cyclists who cycle long distances regularly and who enjoy the thrill of long days in the saddle. There will undoubtedly be some challenging climbs along the way and you can expect to cover between 55 and 75 miles each day.

Simple
Simple 2 star hotels, pensions inns and B&Bs. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Comfort
Typically a mix of good quality 2 & 3 star hotels and in some cases all 3 star hotels. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Superior
A mix of 3 and 4 star hotels & or in some cases excellent 3 star hotels.

Deluxe
High standard properties offering well-appointed guest rooms and good facilities. All rooms feature en-suite facilities.

Basic: Cabins with bunk beds and shared facilities.

Simple: Cabins with bunk beds and en-suite facilities

Comfort: Twin bedded cabins and en-suite facilities.

Superior: Well appointed en-suite, twin cabins.

Deluxe: Very high levels of comfort & service. All cabins are en-suite.

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theme-icon-riversRivers & Lakes: Cycling holidays alongside rivers and/or lakes.

theme-icon-coastalCoastal: Cycling holidays that follow a coastline.

theme-icon-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

theme-icon-gastroGastronomic: Cycling holidays through regions renowned for their cuisine.

theme-icon-ebikeE-bikes: Cycling holidays where e-bikes are available as well as regular bikes.