Gentle cycling holidays

Cycling holidays

A cycling holiday gives you the most scope for independent exploring — follow any route you choose using our maps and notes.

Our suggested routes use quiet country lanes, and go by the places we think are most interesting – from cycling in France along rural roads past pretty chateaux to coastal tracks and hidden coves on the beautiful islands of Sicily and Gozo.

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Explore more on a cycling holiday

On an independent cycling holiday you're free to explore at your own pace. So, whether it's a long lazy lunch or a visit to an ancient chateau, the choice is yours!

To help you find your way from A to B we provide detailed maps with our own comprehensive route notes, highlighting the track, showing you places of interest, and giving you enough info to independently explore the area.

Take it easy with an electric bike

E-bikes are great fun for a competitive couple who want to race to the next hill village and they are the perfect solution for people wanting to share holiday experiences, but who don't necessarily share the same levels of fitness. Having power assistance means you will be able to comfortably cycle further too (if you wish), meaning more places are within visiting distance, and we know you'll be amazed at how easy they are to use.


  • Austria


    Discover towering peaks, broad, flat-bottomed fertile valley floors, and beautiful lakelands.

  • Croatia


    Sandy beaches, strings of unspoilt islands, terraces of vines, Roman ruins and Venetian palaces.

  • France


    Each region feels different, with its own style of architecture, characteristic food and often its own dialect too!

  • Gozo


    An astonishing wealth of stunning natural beauty, ancient historic sites and pretty little villages.

  • Italy


    Charming scenery, cities rich in history and a seductive way of life that will leave you wanting more.

  • Portugal


    The history of Portugal and her cultural influences is as rich as her natural landscape is diverse.

  • Spain


    An amazingly diverse country, with many differences between its regions - culture, food, history and language.

  • Switzerland


    Dramatic peaks and glacial valleys, warm friendly people and postcard-pretty mountain villages.

  • UK


    Known worldwide for its amazing wealth of history, rich architecture and colourful local stories and legends.

The perfect cycling holiday for you

To help you choose a holiday that best suits your level of fitness all our cycling holidays are graded. On the individual holiday pages you'll see that we've marked each tour with a 'Bike Rating' ranging from 1, where there's just enought exercise to work up an appetite for the next great meal, through to 2+, where the more challenging routes explore further afield. Of course our E-bikes will help make light work of longer distances.

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  • ATOL Protected (No. 9957)
  • IATA Registered
  • ABTA Member (No. W1593)
  • Relaxed activity holidays since 1985

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