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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.

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Dalmatia – Dubrovnik to Split Deluxe Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

Our very popular Dubrovnik to Split Bike and Boat holiday takes in some of Dalmatia’s most beautiful islands and two of its fascinating cities. During your week aboard a lovely motor yacht you’ll enjoy serene cycle rides around 5 beautiful islands. There will also be plenty of time for swimming from the boat.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance124 miles/200 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommDeluxe
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Dalmatia – Split to Dubrovnik Deluxe Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

Brand new for the 2019 season, our Split to Dubrovnik Bike and Boat holiday takes in some of Dalmatia’s most beautiful islands and two of its fascinating cities. During your week aboard a lovely motor yacht you’ll enjoy serene cycle rides around 6 beautiful islands. There will also be plenty of time for swimming from the boat and strolling around charming, island ports.

5.0
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance124 miles/200 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommDeluxe
Themes
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Dalmatia National Parks Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

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
Distance87 miles/140 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Dalmatia – Split to Dubrovnik Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

Explore the serene and charming Dalmatian islands between Split and Dubrovnik. Enjoy daily bike rides on 6 different islands each with its own unique flavour and appeal. Stay aboard a comfortable motor yacht, mooring in a different, charming little port each evening.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance115 miles/185 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube – Donauwörth to Passau Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This cycling holiday follows the still relatively young Danube across an incredibly scenic part of Bavaria. Expect leisurely cycling with plenty of charming towns and cities to explore along the way. Highlights include the old town of Donauwörth, Weltenburg Monastery, a boat trip through the Danube Gap and the beautifully preserved city of Regensburg.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance193 miles/310 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

The classic Danube cycling holiday. Cycle along what many consider to be the most beautiful stretch of the Danube river as it wends it’s way through Upper and Lower Austria along beautiful, fertile valleys, past charming medieval villages to the elegant city of Vienna.

4.4
(24 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance189 miles/304 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Danube – Passau to Vienna Leisurely Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Similar to our classic Passau to Vienna tour but spread over 9 nights instead or 7, this more leisurely option allows you to cycle the whole route between Passau and Vienna without the help of boat or train rides along the way. On this relaxed itinerary you’ll do about 27 miles (43 kms) per day and see the most beautiful stretches of the Danube River

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance214 miles/345 kms
Duration/s9 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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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
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Danube – Regensburg to Vienna Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 10 night cycling adventure, following the mighty Danube River from Regensburg in Bavaria, past the Danube Loop and Wachau Valley all the way to Vienna in Austria. Easy riverside cycling complemented by quiet valleys, fertile plains, terraced vineyards and historic riverside towns.

4.8
(4 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance281 miles/453 kms
Duration/s10 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube – Vienna to Budapest Cycling Holiday

Slovakia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Visit three stunning capital cities on this classic cycling holiday along the Danube River. Ride downstream from imperial Vienna to Bratislava, a small historic city with an intoxicating, cafe-culture vibe. Then it’s on, through Slovakia to Hungary and its capital, Budapest – one of Europe’s most fascinating and exciting cities.

4.5
(7 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance209 miles/336 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube 4 Countries Bike and Boat – MS Primadonna

Slovakia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

Cruise and cycle along the Danube River between Passau and Budapest aboard the elegant and stylish MS Primadonna. Offering spacious cabins and impressive on-board facilities the MS Primadonna is the second largest cruise ship afloat on the Danube and is a very comfortable base for this leisurely, highly enjoyable, cycling holiday.

4.8
(9 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance160 miles/258 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Danube Source to Donauwörth Cycling Holiday

Germany / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Discover the young Danube on this leisurely cycle holiday through Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Let the river unveil idyllic villages, fertile, rolling countryside and proud cities as it makes its way eastwards. Easy, riverside cycling with lots to see along the way and interesting overnight stops.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance205 miles/330 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An easy and scenic cycling holiday, following gently descending alpine cycle paths from Brixen, in the Dolomites, to Bolzano, Lake Caldaro, Trento and finally the beautiful towns of Riva and Torbole on the northern shore of glistening Lake Garda. Jaw dropping Alpine scenery from start to finish.

 

4.9
(4 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance140 miles/225 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Florence to Rome Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

From the birthplace of the Renaissance to the Eternal City this fantastic route takes in some of central Italy’s most beautiful towns and scenery. Enjoy the culture and art of Tuscany’s Florence before heading south to Umbria’s famous hilltop towns of Perugia and Assisi. This classic route ends with a flourish in the Italian Capital.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance177 miles/285 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Frisian Sea Bike and Boat

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided

Head to the Netherlands’ North Sea coast for a bike and boat cycling holiday around the quiet and serene Frisian Islands. Sail from island to island on a lovely old schooner, disembarking each day for leisurely cycle rides ride along quiet lanes and cycle paths to pristine sand dunes, light-houses and friendly coastal villages.

5.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance128 miles/206 kms
Duration/s7 Nights
AccommComfort
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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 Rhône and Isere to experience some of Europe’s best mountain scenery.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance147 miles/236 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
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  • 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.

4.0
(6 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance126 miles/202 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Holland Bike and Boat – MS Magnifique

Holland / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Quite simply the best quality bike and boat holiday in Holland. Cruise and cycle the dutch waterways aboard one of the lovely Magnifique boats, enjoying in the country’s iconic sights. On this trip you’ll see Amsterdam, the IJssel lake, the windmills of Kinderdijk and the historic cities of Dordrecht and Gouda as well as the unique polder lanscapes of this beautiful country.

Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance133 miles/214 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Ijssel Lake Cycling Holiday

Holland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A classic Dutch cycling holiday around the majestic Ijssel Lake that was once open to the sea. Daily rides of around 55km per day lead you along ancient dykes and past iconic windmills to charming, lakeside towns from where tall ships once set sail to traverse the globe. Pedal through the serene, unspoilt splendour of the Veluwe Forest before finishing your tour in Amsterdam.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance200 miles/322 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Istrian Coast Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Istrian peninsula by bike and boat. This seven day holiday starts in the historic town of Pula and showcases the charms and delights of Istria’s magical west coast. On this route you will visit Vrsar, Poreč, Umag, Novigrad and Rovinj while living aboard a comfortable wooden cruiser.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance153 miles/247 kms
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Istrian Coast Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An enjoyable and scenic cycling holiday north to south along the Istrian coast from Muggia/Trieste to Pula. Along the way you’ll visit spectacular medieval coastal towns such as Piran in Slovenia, as well as Umag, Poreč and Rovinj in Croatia. Leisurely cycling with a pleasant mix of natural beauty and old world charm.

4.3
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance155 miles/250 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Kefalonia Cycling Holiday

Greece / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Come and explore the beautiful and peaceful island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea by bicycle. Cycle along quiet country lanes to glorious beaches and quaint villages whilst enjoying amazing sea views. On this tour you will stay at three different locations during your 7 night holiday – in a remote and tranquil area, on the coast and in the bustling capital.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance164 miles/264 km kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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Krakow and Dunajec Cycling Holiday

Poland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday taking in fascinating and romantic Krakow before heading south to follow the Dunajec river through the peaceful green valleys and breathtaking gorges of the Tatras Mountains. This scenic cycling holiday is mostly downhill, passing pristine lakes and romantic castles, staying in charming, cosy mountain villages.

4.7
(6 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance149 miles/240 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Kvarner Bay Deluxe Bike and Boat

Croatia / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A bike and boat cycling holiday through the beautiful islands of Croatia’s Kvarner Bay in the Adriatic Sea. Live aboard a well-appointed motor yacht, disembarking each day for leisurely cycle rides through gorgeous, unspoilt countryside. Moor up in a new, enchanting port each night. Step ashore after dinner to explore at your leisure.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance106 miles/170 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommDeluxe
Themes
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La Rioja Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Follow the River Ebro from its humble beginnings in foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains through rolling countryside, imposing canyons and unspoilt, seldom-visited villages to the famous Rioja vineyards. This is a cycling holiday where the dramatic, ever-changing landscape is as much a treat as the fine wines waiting for you at the end of each day in the saddle.

5.0
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance204 miles/328 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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La Rochelle to Arcachon Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Follow the Velodyssey Cycle Path from La Rochelle through Charente Maritime and Aquitaine to Arcachon Bay near Bordeaux. Easy riding on idyllic, beach-side cycle paths punctuated with stays in pleasant seaside towns characterizes this highly enjoyable cycling holiday.

4.2
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance190 miles/306 kms
Duration/s7 or 8 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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La Rochelle to Bordeaux Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Follow the Velodyssey Cycle Path from La Rochelle through the Charente Maritime, discovering idyllic islands, wide sandy beaches marshes, oyster farms and famous vineyards. Then cycle beside the Gironde Estuary into the Bordelais wine region, finishing your journey in the beautiful and vibrant city of Bordeaux.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance188 miles/302 kms
Duration/s6 or 7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Lake Bled Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday from and to Lake Bled taking in the region’s beautiful lakes, serene alpine valleys and pretty alpine villages. Highlights of this bike tour included a ride through the stunning Bohinj Valley, exploring the medieval town of Škofja Loka, the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora and of course, beautiful Lake Bled itself. Easy, leisurely cycling in an alpine environment.

4.5
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance161 miles/259 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Lake Bled to the Adriatic Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A wonderful cycling holiday through Slovenia, from stunning Lake Bled in the Julian Alps to the pretty port of Piran on the Adriatic Coast. Slovenia may be a relatively small country but it packs a lot of history, culture and natural beauty within its borders and this cross-country cycling holiday takes in most of them.

4.4
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance233 miles/375 kms
Duration/s10 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Lake Constance and Rhine Falls Cycling Holiday

Switzerland / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A highly enjoyable cycling holiday around beautiful Lake Constance on flat cycle paths and quiet roads. Stay in charming lakeside towns each night as you pedal around the lake through Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This trip also includes a visit to the impressive Rhine Falls further downstream.

4.8
(8 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance188 miles/302 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Rivers and Lakes
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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.