On a self-guided cycling tour, you're in control. So, whether it's a long lunch or a visit to an ancient chateau, you make the call. To help you choose a cycling holiday that best suits your level of fitness, we provide four different journey grades.
You can either move between hotels, enjoying our routes which will take you from A to B, meanwhile we take care of moving your luggage to your next hotel. Simply leave your bags packed in the morning and they'll be waiting for you at your next hotel at the end of the afternoon. On your rest days, spend them exploring the local area or unwind by the pool, it is up to you - it is your holiday after all. Alternatively, you can book a single-centre cycling holiday and enjoy a collection of routes taking you out, around and back to your chosen hotel.
Whichever you choose, you'll cycle at your own pace and have plenty of opportunities for detours to see places of interest en-route.
At Headwater, we're proud to offer an array of top destinations from which to start your self-guided cycling tour. We provide an inspirational selection, with some tours starting in one country and finishing in another. A handful of our favourite destinations include:
Dreaming of cruising down the Danube? We offer a selection of self-guided cycling tours that traverse some of the most iconic cities in Europe. The final destination will be your choice: you can either start in Passau and end in Vienna or head from Vienna to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Architecture, thick deciduous forests, and steady rolling landscapes await you on our self-guided Danube cycling holidays. Explore the Danube »
From the picturesque vineyards of the Champagne region to the quaint, dreamlike vistas of the Loire Valley, our independent cycling holidays in France promise an exceptional way to see this breathtaking country. Ride steadily between rolling pastures or conquer more challenging terrain in the hilltop villages of Provence. Discover France »
Going on an independent cycling holiday doesn't have to mean leaving the UK. We offer a fantastic selection of organised tours starting from selected locations in England, Wales and the rugged Scottish Highlands. Our cycling tours in Britain combine superior accommodation and on-hand support with the opportunity to discover new and exciting places. See what makes Britain great »
Italy has a certain kind of magic. When you go there on a self-guided cycling tour, you can discover the best the country has to offer. Our cycling holidays in Italy take you through some of the most famous valleys, coastlines, orchards and unspoilt villages, all with our first-class directions and on-demand support.Cycling in Italy »
For every type of cyclist, Spain is a bucket-list destination. Beaming sunshine, crystal clear waters and a rich cultural atmosphere make the country so special - not forgetting the beautiful scenery on quiet, winding roads through the hills. Our cycling tours in Spain take you through some of the most memorable and iconic cities, monuments, coastlines and contrasts. Head to Spain »
You are in expert hands, so booking an independent cycling holiday with us will be a breeze. With over 35 years of experience behind us, we know a thing or two about providing memorable cycling trips from start to finish. We take the time to ensure that no matter where you'd like to go for your self-guided bike trips, you can make the most of each moment.
What's more, there are plenty of handy perks to benefit from when you book with us: