The best cycling holidays in Europe

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Leisurely Cycling Holidays

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 hills to contend with along the way too. Daily rides will typically take around 3 to 4 hours to complete at a leisurely pace.

We offer 110 Leisurely Cycling Holidays

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Adige River And Lake Garda Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The Adige River cycle path is one of the most enjoyable and scenic leisure-cycling routes in Europe. Starting from the head of the Resia Pass, close to the Austrian border, this idyllic cycle path follows the Adige River as it descends through stunning alpine landscapes past quaint mountain villages and historic towns to Verona.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance171 miles/275 kms
Duration/s7 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.

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Wine Lovers
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Alsace Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Alsace, lying between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains in eastern France is one of Europe’s top spots for a leisure cycling holiday. The fertile valley is a treasure trove of idyllic medieval villages, set amid a sea of vineyards and connected by a network of quiet lanes. The food, the wine and the scenery are all quite sublime.

4.8
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance160 miles/258 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Amalfi Coast Bike and Boat

Italy / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday along Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast and around the Bay of Naples living aboard a beautiful motor yacht. Vivid colours characterise this wonderful holiday from the electric blue sea to the verdant green coastline and the terracotta roofs of the brightly painted villages. A truly unforgettable cycling holiday.

4.4
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance66 miles/107 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Amsterdam Bruges Bike and Boat – MS Fluvius

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Come and experience one of the most popular bike and boat routes in Europe. Easy cycling along dedicated cycle paths, taking in some of Holland and Belgium’s most iconic sights. On this route you’ll visit Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk, Dordrecht, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Your home for the week will be  the comfortable river cruiser MS Fluvius.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance181 miles/291 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Amsterdam Bruges Bike and Boat – MS Magnifique

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A very popular and highly enjoyable bike and boat holiday cruising through southern Holland and northern Belgium aboard one of the superb Magnifique boats. Ride along level cycle paths, through historic towns, past windmills and dykes. Highlights include Amsterdam, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the lovely cities of Ghent and Bruges.

4.5
(7 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance199 miles/320 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Amsterdam to Bruges Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday on quiet lanes and cycle paths from Holland’s cycle friendly capital to the medieval city of Bruges. Along the way you’ll pedal alongside serene canals and through idyllic polder landscapes to charming villages and historic towns. Highlights include Gouda, with its lovely Market Square, the windmills of Kinderdijk, and the maritime towns of Zeeland.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance201 miles/324 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
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Asturias Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The region of Asturias on Spain’s verdant north coast offers some truly sublime leisure cycling and this holiday takes in all the best bits. Carefree, coastal cycling on quiet lanes and cycle paths, staying in boutique properties in charming villages and towns along the route.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance124 miles/199 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
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Atlantic Coast from Porto Cycling Holiday

Portugal / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This cycling holiday in Portugal leads you from the city of Porto, southwards along the Atlantic coast, unveiling some of the country’s most beautiful and rugged scenery along the way. Besides some truly charming villages you’ll also pass huge sand dunes, pine forests and some amazing unspoilt beaches.

4.4
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance153 miles/246 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
  • Wine Lovers
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Austrian Lakes Cycling Holiday

Austria / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday through the heart of Austria’s beautiful lakes region, staying in picture perfect villages alongside serene alpine lakes ringed by towering peaks. Cycle at your own pace, stopping where and when you like, be it for a swim, to explore further, or simply to sit and admire the view.

4.8
(5 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance169 miles/272 kms
Duration/s6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Austrian Lakes Single Centre Cycling Holiday

Austria / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

On this Austrian lakes cycling holiday you will be based right in the heart of the Austrian lake district in the pretty spa town of Bad Goisern. From here you’ll enjoy daily cycle excursions into the beautiful Salzkammergut countryside, discovering picture-perfect Austrian villages and pristine lakes.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance132 miles/212 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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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
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Bohemia Cycling Holiday

Czech Republic / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This Czech Republic cycling holiday showcases the heart of scenic Bohemia. Starting from the beautiful, historic town of Cesky Krumlov, the route follows the meandering Vltava River  on its journey north, past medieval villages, idyllic forests and rolling countryside, to the towers and spires of the Czech capital, Prague.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance168 miles/270 kms
Duration/s8 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Bolzano to Venice Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This Bolzano to Venice cycling holiday takes you from the alpine splendour of the South Tyrol, via gorgeous Lake Garda and enchanting Verona, to Venice – the Queen of the Adriatic. This wonderfully diverse itinerary will delight and enthrall offering new and varied sights and experiences each day.

 

4.5
(9 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance211 miles/340 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Bolzano via Mantova to Venice Bike and Boat

Italy / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

This boat and bike cycling holiday combines a 4 day cycling tour with a 7 day cycling cruise. Cycle from the alpine town of Bolzano, high in the awe inspiring Dolomites, via beautiful Lake Garda to the Renaissance city of Mantova in Lombardy.  Here you join your boat for a wonderful cruise and cycle holiday across northern Italy to Venice.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance241 miles/388 kms
Duration/s10 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Bordeaux Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A Bike and Boat holiday exploring the world famous, sun drenched wine regions of Bordeaux. Cruise the Gironde estuary as well as the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, disembarking each day for memorable rides through peaceful vineyards to beautiful wine villages.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance146 miles/235 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Bordeaux to Arcachon Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 7 night, leisurely cycling holiday from 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 situated in delightful towns and villages. The dunes and beaches of Arcachon Bay are a fitting finale to this wonderful cycling holiday.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance158 miles/255 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Bordeaux to Biarritz Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle the Atlantic Coast of France from the historic port town of Bordeaux to the surfing town of Biarritz. Leisurely cycling on scenic, cycle paths through shady pine forests and past glorious beaches. Explore the charming villages around Arcachon Bay, swim in warm, freshwater lakes and stop to watch the surfers riding the Atlantic rollers.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance217 miles/350 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Brittany and Mont St Michel Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A classic French cycling holiday leading you through the heart of Brittany. Start from either the fortress town of Fougères or the beautiful coastal town of St Malo. Cycle through part-coastal landscape to fascinating places such as the beautiful medieval town of Dinan and the iconic Mont St Michel on the Normandy coast.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance154 miles/248 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Coastal
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Bruges to Amsterdam Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday on quiet lanes and cycle paths from the lovely city of Bruges in Belgium to Amsterdam, Holland’s cycle friendly capital. Along the way you’ll pedal alongside serene canals and through idyllic polder landscapes to charming villages and historic towns. Highlights include the maritime towns of Zeeland, the windmills of Kinderdijk, and the cheese town of Gouda.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance201 miles/324 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Burgundy Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A leisurely bike and boat cycling holiday through the Burgundy countryside between Dijon and Tournus. Stay aboard a cosy barge as it makes its way along the Burgundy Canal and Saône River. Disembark each day for relaxing rides through the vineyards and villages of this charming wine-producing region.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance149 miles/240 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Burgundy Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle from Dijon through the heart of Burgundy on this wonderful cycling holiday. Along the way, sample delightful wines and exquisite local food as you cycle quiet roads and cycle paths, through traditional villages and historic towns. Pass wonderful Chateaux and mansions, which evoke images of a romantic bygone era.

Grade2Leisurely
Distance104 miles/167 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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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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Canal de Garonne Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle from Bordeaux on the Atlantic Coast of France inland along glorious cycle paths and quiet roads following the Canal de Garonne as it wends its way southeastwards to the Pink City of Toulouse. Cycle beside the canal through the dappled shade of the plane trees, admiring the vineyards, orchards and tiny villages that line the route. Easy cycling through sublime scenery.

4.4
(4 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance173 miles/279 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Canal du Midi Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The Canal du Midi by bike – a wonderful cycling holiday packed with natural beauty and many highlights. Unwind as you cycle along the tow path stopping at medieval villages and historic riverside towns like Castelnaudary and Carcassonne along the way. Choose between 6 and 9 night  options.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance216 miles/347 kms
Duration/s6 or 9 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Cantabria and Asturias Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Experience the best of coastal Spain on this cycling holiday in Cantabria and Asturias. Cycle to idyllic beaches and picturesque fishing villages, flanked by the lofty Picos de Europa mountains. The combination of circular routes and point-to-point cycling is a great way to see this lesser-known region of Spain.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
  • Gastronomic
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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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Classic Dutch Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A Classic Dutch Cycling Holiday that offers the perfect introduction to cycling holidays in Holland. Starting and finishing in Amsterdam, this tour leads you along Holland’s marvellous cycle path network through beautiful polder landscapes and bulb fields to the gorgeous old towns of Haarlem, Leiden, Delft and Gouda.

3.8
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance127 miles/205 kms
Duration/s6 or 7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
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Dalmatia National Parks Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

2 for 1 hybrid bike hire for all remaining 2017 dates.
This bike and boat cycling holiday is the perfect way to see Dalmatia’s National Parks and islands. Cast-off from historic Trogir for a cruise and cycle adventure, hopping from island to island through the Dalmatia archipelago. Stay in a different port each night and enjoy idyllic, scenic cycle rides each day.

4.5
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance88 miles/142 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
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Dalmatia National Parks Deluxe Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

2 for 1 hybrid bike hire for all remaining 2017 dates.
A deluxe bike and boat cycling holiday through the National Parks and islands of central Dalmatia. Live aboard a deluxe motor yacht and hop from island to island, staying in different ports each night and enjoying leisurely cycle rides through beautiful scenery.

4.3
(9 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance140 miles/225 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommDeluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Coastal
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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.