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Gastronomic Cycling Holidays

Our gastronomic cycle holidays will appeal to  ‘foodie cyclists’ who appreciate great cuisine as much as the cycling itself. These tours operate in regions renowned for the quality of local produce where stopping for lunch in a quiet remote village can easily become a gastronomic delight.

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Of course all the energy burnt on a cycling holiday means great food can be enjoyed relatively guilt free as it is actually a necessity and what better excuse could there possibly be for enjoying a gastronomic cycling holiday!

Below you will find a complete list of all our Gastro tours. Use the filters to create a shortlist based on your own criteria.

We offer 27 Gastronomic Cycling Holidays

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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
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  • Wine Lovers
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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
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  • Gastronomic
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Bordeaux to Arcachon Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A 5, 6 or 7 night, leisurely cycling holiday through 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 in delightful towns and villages. The dunes and beaches around Arcachon Bay are a fitting finale to this wonderful cycling holiday.

4.8
(2 reviews)
Grade2Easy to Leisurely
Distance168 miles/270 kms
Duration/s5, 6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort
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  • 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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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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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
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  • Gastronomic
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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
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Cordova to Granada Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A cycling holiday through Andalusia along the ‘route of the Caliphate’ from Cordova to Granada, discovering  the culture, history and amazing cuisine this corner of Spain is famous for. The cycling is superb and the scenery outstanding – a Spanish cycling holiday that won’t disappoint.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade3Moderate
Distance140 miles/226 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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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.

4.4
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance209 miles/336 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Rivers and Lakes
  • Wine Lovers
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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 Pergugia and Assisi. This classic route ends with a flourish in the Italian Capital.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Granada to Arcos Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This Andalusian cycling holiday leads you through some of the region’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Enjoy exploring the wonderful Moorish city of Granada before cycling west through rugged, romantic countryside, punctuated with charming whitewashed villages to the historic cliff-top town of Arcos de la Frontera.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade3Moderate
Distance231 miles/372 kms
Duration/s9 or 10 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Granada to Ronda Cycling Holiday

Spain / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This Andalusian cycling holiday leads you through some of the region’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Enjoy exploring the wonderful Moorish city of Granada before beginning your ride through a rugged, romantic landscape, punctuated with charming whitewashed villages and perfect overnight stops.

4.0
(1 review)
Grade3Moderate
Distance148 miles/238 kms
Duration/s6 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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Loire Chateaux Cycling Holiday

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A leisurely cycling holiday through the Loire Valley taking in historic towns, gorgeous countryside, idyllic villages and of course the splendid and elegant Châteaux for which the region is famous. Dedicated cycle paths and quiet lanes lead you through a patchwork of vineyards, riverside meadows and shady forests to spectacular palaces all with an incredible story to tell.

4.5
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance173 miles/278 kms
Duration/s5 or 7 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • 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 châteaux and the medieval city of Blois.

 

4.0
(1 review)
Grade1Easy
Distance85 miles/136 kms
Duration/s3 nights
AccommComfort
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.

Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance235 miles/378 kms
Duration/s9 nights
AccommComfort
Themes
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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.

4.9
(3 reviews)
Grade3Moderate
Distance180 miles/290 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • 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 charming seaside town of Cassis.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade3Moderate
Distance204 miles/329 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
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  • Gastronomic
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Provence Cycling Break

France / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

A short but sweet cycling break through some of Provence’s most celebrated scenery. Cycle from the historic town of Avignon along quiet lanes, past vineyards, aromatic herb gardens and shady pine forests to divine medieval villages perched on rocky outcrops.

5.0
(1 review)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance57 miles/92 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommSimple to Superior
Themes
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  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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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
(2 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance138 miles/222 kms
Duration/s7 nights
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Themes
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Tuscany – Pisa to Florence Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

This self-guided cycling holiday of Tuscany explores some of the most exquisite, Romanesque locations of this delightful region. Visit Pisa’s famous leaning tower, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace, the most famous spa town in Italy and of course the Renaissance delights of Florence. In between cycle through breathtaking countryside.

4.0
(2 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance155 miles/250 kms
Duration/s7 nights
AccommSuperior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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Umbria Classic Cycling Holiday

Italy / Cycle Touring Holiday/ Self Guided

Explore Umbria by bike. This Umbrian cycling holiday starts in the spiritual city of Assisi before leading you through verdant countryside to beautiful medieval towns such as  Spello, Spoleto and Torgiano. The whole region is steeped in history, tradition and culture. It is also famous for producing delicious cuisine and some truly sensational wines.

4.7
(3 reviews)
Grade2Leisurely
Distance124 miles/200 kms
Duration/s6 or 7 nights
AccommComfort to Superior
Themes
  • Ebike
  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • 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
(3 reviews)
Grade3Leisurely to Moderate
Distance90 miles/145 kms
Duration/s4 nights
AccommComfort to Deluxe
Themes
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  • Family
  • Gastronomic
  • Wine Lovers
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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.