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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 67 Moderate Cycling Holidays

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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.

4.5
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance233 miles/375 kms
Duration/s10 nights
AccommSuperior
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Lanzarote Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

2 for 1 bike hire – Save £108
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
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Loire – Orleans to Saumur Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

2 for 1 bike hire – Save £85
Cycle the Loire valley from Orléans to Saumur through what is known as the ‘Garden of France’. Along the way you’ll have the chance to stop and explore some of the country’s most exquisite chateaux like Chateau de Chambord and Chateau Chenonceaux. This fairy tale-like route will also unveil gorgeous old towns such as Blois, Amboise and Tours.

4.2
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance171 miles/275 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSimple to Comfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Majorca Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

2 for 1 bike hire – Save £79
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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Majorca Leisurely Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Cross Majorca by bike, riding from the beaches of the south coast to the nature-filled north on this wonderful cycling holiday. Stay in charming country hotels and in the vibrant, medieval town of Pollenca, enjoying a mix of circular and point-to-point rides through fantastic, island scenery.

4.4
(7 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance157 miles/252 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
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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
Distance140 miles/226 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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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
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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
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Normandy Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

An extended version of our D-Day Beaches Cycling Holiday, this route takes in all five of the landing beaches and then continues eastwards along the Cote Fleurie (Flowering Coast) visiting the elegant resort towns of Cabourg, Deauville, Trouville and the medieval port of Honfleur.

Grade3Moderate
Distance177 miles/285 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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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
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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
Distance133 miles/214 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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Paris to London Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

An exciting cycling holiday, connecting two of Europe’s most iconic cities with a highly enjoyable ride through gorgeous countryside and charming villages. The leisurely and varied route follows quiet lanes and dedicated cycle paths past elegant chateaux and cosy country pubs.

4.7
(4 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance217 miles/350 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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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
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  • Gastronomic
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Peloponnese and Saronic Islands Bike and Boat

Greece / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Guided

A wonderful bike and boat cycling holiday exploring the Saronic Islands of Poros, Spetses, Hydra and Aegina as well as Mycenae, Nafplio and Methana in the Peloponnese. Cruise in a gentle loop from Piraeus (Athens) stopping somewhere new each day. Peaceful rides through idyllic scenery with nights spent in charming ports full of character.

Grade3Moderate
Distance123 miles/198 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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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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Pisa to Cinque Terre Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A scenic and diverse tour from Tuscany to Liguria. Stays in the beautiful and historic cities of Pisa, Lucca and La Spezia are separated by scenic bike rides that take in the sandy beaches of the Versilia coast, the Serchio river valley and the majestic peaks of the Apennine National Park. A hike along Liguria’s Cinque Terre coast is a fitting finale.

Grade3Moderate
Distance146 miles/235 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
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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

2 for 1 bike hire – Save £77
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
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Prague to Vienna Cycling Holiday

Czech Republic / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

2 for 1 bike hire – Save £77
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
Distance219 miles/353 kms
Duration/s8 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • 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
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  • Gastronomic
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Provence and Camargue Bike and Boat

France / Bike and Boat Holiday/ Self Guided & Guided

Let your senses be overwhelmed on this magical bike and boat holiday through Provence and the Camargue. Daily rides through ever-changing scenery, from the limestone cliffs and olive groves of Provence to the wide open marshes and wild beaches of the Camargue.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance149 miles/240 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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  • Rivers and Lakes
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Puglia and Matera Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Spend a night in fascinating Matera, Italy’s oldest settlement, before embarking on a cycling tour of Puglia, the heel of Italy. See the charming Trulli houses in Alberobello and visit the white city of Ostuni. Ride along blissfully quiet, picturesque lanes, flanked by ancient olive groves, orchards and wheat fields. See both the Ionian and Adriatic coasts and marvel at the baroque splendour of Lecce.

4.8
(13 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance205 miles/330 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Coastal
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
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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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Puglia Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A get away from it all cycling holiday in Puglia, discovering the back-roads, small villages and sublime beaches of serene Salento. Olive groves, dry-stone walls, turquoise seas, scrumptious cuisine and charming accommodation characterise this laid-back holiday.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance158 miles/255 kms
Duration/s6 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
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  • Gastronomic
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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
Distance176 miles/283 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.

4.5
(1 review)
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.

4.3
(8 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance204 miles/328 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-wineWine Lovers: Cycling holidays through well known wine regions.

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

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