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Moderate Cycling Holidays

Our moderate cycling holidays typically suit regular cyclists, who are used to longer rides and who are happy to take on a few climbs along the way. These are still very much leisure cycling routes though, so anyone with a good level of fitness should be able to complete them with relative ease.

We offer 60 Moderate Cycling Holidays

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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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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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Lanzarote Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

With temperatures ranging between 17˚ and 22˚ centigrade from October to May, Lanzarote is a great choice for a winter cycling holiday. An impressive network of quiet, silky-smooth roads unveils awe-inspiring volcanic scenery, rugged coastlines and fabulous beaches. On this tour you’ll stay in quaint Canarian villages and pleasant beach resorts.

4.6
(7 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance175 miles/282 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Majorca Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

See the many different faces of Majorca on this cycling holiday around the island. Explore the secluded coves of the east coast before following quiet country lanes north to the beautiful beaches of Can Picafort and Alcudia. A transfer high into the mountains of the west coast is followed by a scenic descent to charming Fornalutz and stunning Port Soller.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance171 miles/275 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Menorca Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

See every side of this fascinating and beautiful island, from bustling Mahón on the east coast to medieval Ciutadella on the west. In between, you will visit remote coves and cycle along quiet lanes to lonely lighthouses on rocky outcrops. You’ll discover remote, breathtakingly beautiful beaches where turquoise waters  insist you stop for a refreshing dip.

4.2
(8 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance137 miles/220 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Coastal
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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.

4.3
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance114 miles/184 kms
Duration/s5 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
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Paradors of Extremadura Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This wonderful six night cycling holiday takes you through some of Spain’s wildest scenery and most picturesque medieval towns, past towering mountain ranges and natural parks. Along the route you’ll overnight in ‘Paradors’; unique converted palaces, monasteries and castles – a truly memorable cycling holiday.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance163 miles/262 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommDeluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
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Paris to Champagne Region Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Explore Paris before embarking on a cruise along the Marne River to the Champagne Region. Disembark each day for leisurely cycle rides through glorious countryside, discovering elegant castles and charming towns. Cycle the champagne vineyards and learn more about the history and heritage of this world-famous wine.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance130 miles/210 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Paris to Mont St Michel Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Surely one of the most enjoyable cycle routes in France, this 10 day cycling adventure from Rambouillet, a small town south west of Paris, to Mont Saint Michel on the Normandy coast takes advantage of some excellent ‘voies vertes’ –  car-free cycle paths. En-route, cyclists will enjoy sublime scenery and memorable overnight stops in wonderful old towns such as Chartres and Alençon.

3.8
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance235 miles/378 kms
Duration/s9 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
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Parma to Bologna Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Foodie cycling heaven. A leisurely 7 night cycling holiday through Emilia Romagna from Parma, via Modena, to Bologna. Visit the charming cities and delightful countryside that have given the world Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Parma Ham, Balsamic Vinegar and Lambrusco wine.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance220 miles/354 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Piedmont Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Our Piedmont Cycling Holiday leads you through the most scenic and beautiful parts of this celebrated wine region. Rolling hills covered in vineyards stretch to the horizon, interrupted only by charming little medieval villages that are a joy to explore on foot. The slow food movement has its roots in this region and the local food and wine are world class.

4.8
(5 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Porto to Santiago Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday following the Portuguese Way, from Porto to Santiago de Compostela – both UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities full of character and wondrous architecture. Cycle along the beautiful Atlantic coastline, through forests and nature reserves, staying in lovely villages and towns, rich in culture and the Camino spirit.

 

4.0
(1 review)
Grade3Moderate
Distance192 miles/309 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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Prague and 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.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s8 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
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Prague to Vienna Cycling Holiday

Czech Republic / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A fascinating and highly enjoyable cycling holiday between two of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Enjoy a night in delightful Prague before transferring south to ride through the beautiful and unspoilt countryside of Southern Bohemia and Moravia to Austria’s elegant capital city.

4.0
(3 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance228 miles/367 kms
Duration/s8 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Wine Lovers
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Provence – Cote d’Azur Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday in Provence, leading you from Avignon to the Cote d’Azur, through sun-kissed scenery so revered by great masters of the past. The route leads you to picture-perfect villages and towns such as Le Baux en Provence and Aix en Provence before delivering you to the charming seaside town of Cassis.

4.9
(3 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance204 miles/329 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
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Provence Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A classic cycling holiday through the wonderfully diverse landscapes of Provence. Cycle from historic Avignon through the cypress dotted plains of Saint Remy to the delightful, perched villages of the Luberon. A wonderful cycling tour through some of Provence’s most celebrated scenery.

4.9
(4 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance157 miles/253 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSimple to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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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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Salzburg to Lake Bled Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cycle from the Sound of Music city of Salzburg through magical alpine valleys to  breathtakingly beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. Offering jaw-dropping scenery all the way, this route follows idyllic cycle paths and quite roads, stopping each night in beautiful alpine towns.

4.7
(6 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance196 miles/316 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
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Sardinia North Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A magical cycling holiday exploring the many different faces of Northern Sardinia. Be seduced by the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of the Costa Smeralda before venturing inland on quiet country lanes, past historic towns and charming villages to the wild and rugged west coast.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance191 miles/308 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
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Sardinia South Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

A cycling holiday along Sardinia’s wonderful south west coast. Enjoy crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, impressive rugged landscapes, ancient ruins, secluded villages and wildlife wetlands. A cycling holiday for beach and nature lovers with plenty of culture thrown in too.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance186 miles/299 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
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Sicily – Etna Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This self-guided cycling holiday in Sicily circumnavigates mighty and moody Mount Etna, unveiling some of the most beautiful corners of this picturesque island. Along the way you can visit the edge of the active crater, soak up ancient history, sample exquisite cuisine and swim in the warm Ionian Sea.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance126 miles/203 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Wine Lovers
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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
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Venice to Porec Cycling Holiday

Slovenia / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This popular cycling holiday leads you around the northern shoreline of the Adriatic Sea from Venice, through the Friuli plains into Slovenia and finally to Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. A pleasant mix of history, culture, coastal towns and wonderful sea views await on this enjoyable cycle tour.

4.1
(5 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance205 miles/330 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • 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.