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.
With a Headwater cycling holiday, you’ll get an unforgettable experience from which you’ll make lasting memories. With our tailor-made itineraries exploring hidden, off-the-tourist-trail gems, we want you to have "moments" – those times when you feel invigorated, refreshed and immersed in the culture of the region you’re visiting.
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! We provide free and comprehensive route notes, proper maps, and on hotel-to-hotel walking holidays our local representatives transport your bags so you've no heavy backpacks to carry. Our easier independent walking holidays can be suitable for children too.
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.
We understand that not everyone is a world-class map reader so, on all our cycling holidays, our routes provide turn-by-turn instructions - pointing out landmarks, distances and even highlighting any confusing turnings - so you can be sure of a relaxed journey.
We also include detours to places of interest, shortcuts to avoid hills, and places to stop off for lunch too!