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 28 Cycling Holidays

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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.

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort
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Amsterdam Cycling Break

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An exciting, easy cycling break in and around Amsterdam. Explore the highlights of this vibrant city before cycling out into the surrounding countryside, through traditional towns and villages along dykes and past iconic windmills. A very easy route, perfect for newcomers to cycling holidays.

3.8
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance65 miles/105 kms
Duration/s3 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Family
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Berlin Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Our Berlin Wall cycling holiday offers a fascinating insight into the history of Berlin, pre and post Cold War. Cycle through the busting city, following the former border-line between East and West. Along the way, stop and explore museums and memorials to learn more about the wall and its effect on this iconic city.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance113 miles/182 kms
Duration/s5 Nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
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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.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance195 miles/314 kms
Duration/s5 or 7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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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
(3 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance112 miles/180 kms
Duration/s4 or 5 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Burgundy Deluxe Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A deluxe cycling holiday in Burgundy! Cycle along quiet roads and cycle paths following the ‘Route de Grands Cru’, through many great appellations of Burgundy wine. Sample some delightful wines and traditional local cuisine along the way. Each night you will stay in first-class accommodation.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance52 miles/84 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommDeluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Catalonia Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A complete Catalan experience! This cycling holiday takes you from the coast and inland through scenic and diverse countryside, sampling fine wines and even learning to cook, Catalan style! Medieval villages, olive groves, orchards, vineyards, coastal towns and wide sandy beaches are waiting to be explored.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance111 miles/179 kms
Duration/s5 or 7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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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 – Regensburg to Passau Cycling Break

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Head to Bavaria for a cycling break, following the young Danube from Regensburg to Passau, enjoying some of the river’s loveliest scenery. Cycle to the heart of the Gauboden and to the foothills of the Bavarian Forest for a relaxed short trip in a beautiful corner of Germany.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance95 miles/153 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Geneva Lakes Cycling Break

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

If you think an Alpine cycling holiday must mean hills and more hills, think again. This journey takes you to lakes Geneva, Bourget and Annecy, with stunning backdrops but minimum climbing, following the Rhone and Isere to experience some of Europe’s best mountain scenery.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance147 miles/236 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Heidelberg to Koblenz Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday leading you from Heidelberg to Koblenz through the picturesque ‘German Riviera’. You’ll discover a region steeped in wine culture and with many lively, historic towns and cities to discover both on the banks of the Rhine and Neckar rivers and in the scenic Berg Strasse region.

4.4
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance126 miles/202 kms
Duration/s5 or 6 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire – Orleans to Saumur Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This wonderful cycling holiday leads you through the Loire valley alongside the river of the same name. Along the way you’ll have the chance to stop and explore some of the country’s most exquisite chateaux such as Chateau de Chambord and Chateau Chenonceaux as you pedal along the idyllic riverbank to gorgeous old towns such as Blois, Amboise and Tours.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance171 miles/275 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • 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 chateaux and the medieval city of Blois.

 

4.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance74 miles/119 kms
Duration/s4 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 15 days or combine one or two stages for a shorter holiday.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance334 miles/538 kms
Duration/s5, 6, 9, 10 or 14 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Loire Wine and Chateaux Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Many agree the best way to see the Loire Valley is by bike and this particular cycling break, along the peaceful ‘Loire à Vélo’ cycle path, admiring beautiful chateaux and sampling the region’s famous wines along the way, is very hard to beat.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance101 miles/162 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Normandy Coast Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday that follows the Normandy coast from Bayeux to Honfleur, taking in the charming and historic sights along the way. Visit the D-Day landing beaches and learn more about the momentous events of June 1944. Cycle through charming, Norman villages of half-timbered houses and stay in wonderfully atmospheric medieval towns along the way.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance114 miles/184 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
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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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 Donauwoerth following the ‘Romantic Road’ cycle path.  Enjoy the amazing scenery of the Woernitz valley and Noerdlinger 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
  • Ebike
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Tulip Fields 3 Night Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling break living aboard a comfortable barge enjoying the delights of Holland in springtime! Blooming bulb fields, vivid flower gardens and sweet fragrances. Amsterdam, the surrounding polder landscape with iconic windmills, ancient dykes and winding canals provide the perfect venue for an easy and exciting cycle tour.

4.8
(7 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance43 miles/70 kms
Duration/s3 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Tulip Fields Bike and Boat MS Magnifique

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday through the vivid tulip fields of Holland aboard the very well appointed Magnifique or her new sister-ship, the equally impressive Magnifique II. Easy cycling on dedicated cycle paths past fields ablaze with vivid blooms. Visit the world famous Keukenhof flower gardens and the flower auctions at Aalsmeer. A unique springtime experience.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade1Easy
Distance60 miles/96 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Tulip Fields Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This self-guided, 4 night, tulip fields cycling holiday starts daily from early April until mid May. The Dutch bulb fields in full bloom are an amazing sight and a cycling holiday is definitely one of the best ways to enjoy them. Blooming bulb fields, sweet fragrances, wide-open countryside ,windmills, dykes and the famous cheese-market village of Edam all feature on this highly enjoyable cycling holiday.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance126 miles/203 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Family
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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
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance91 miles/146 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
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
Distance84 miles/135 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • 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 Wuerzburg 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.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance91 miles/147 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • J
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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.

theme-icon-familyFamily: Cycling holidays that are suitable for families.

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.