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Headwater bestsellers - our most popular cycling holidays

After more than three decades spent searching out the very best hidden gems the world has to offer, we're pleased to say we've uncovered some real winners. These are our most popular cycling holidays - known to please, charm and delight in equal measures. A mix of different destinations, cycling styles and a variety of scenery are all represented amongst these favourites, but what unites them is our passion for these idyllic corners of the world.

Headwater has been helping travellers discover the best of these beautiful regions for years, uncovering local traditions, travelling through the landscapes along the quietest, prettiest routes and meeting the people who call each place home. We'd love to share them with you.


From the Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling
Italy: Trentino

From the Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling

Offering a stunning yet dominant backdrop to the region is the UNESCO Dolomites, their jagged rock walls overlook the deep green meadows, acres of fragrant apple orchards and, further south, the lush vineyards of Trentino below.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration9 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1119per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Coastal Croatia  - Pula to Porec Cycling
Croatia

Coastal Croatia - Pula to Porec Cycling

The Istrian peninsula just south of Trieste is a superb backdrop for a cycling holiday. Swim in the clear blue waters of the Adriatic and stay in gorgeous Italianate harbour towns. Great food, interesting routes, masses of history and electrifying sunsets make discovering this coastline particularly memorable.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1129per person, tour only

  • 58 Reviews
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Cycling the Wine Trails of Umbria
Italy: Umbria

Cycling the Wine Trails of Umbria

This 8-night holiday combines gentle pedalling through olive groves, sunflower fields and vineyards with time in gorgeous historic towns and sun-drenched villages. Highlights include mediaeval Bevagna, Etruscan Perugia, picture-postcard Spello and ancient Assisi.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only

  • 47 Reviews
  • All breakfasts and 6 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Contrasts of Puglia Cycling
Italy: Puglia

Contrasts of Puglia Cycling

Firmly tucked away in the South, Puglia is a sun-soaked region of deserted white sand beaches, unspoilt villages and gently rolling hills backing the clear emerald seas of the Adriatic. Highlights include UNESCO Alberobello and whitewashed Ostuni.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1389per person, tour only

  • 84 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Porto Coastal Cycling
Portugal: Mainland Portugal

Porto Coastal Cycling

Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we've ever seen! Starting in wine capital, Porto, your route heads south beach and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal's Venice before finishing beside the beach at Praia de Mira.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1429per person, tour only

  • 31 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Lake Constance Cycling
Austria: Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycling

With over 250km of gentle cycling trails - plus the option to hop on/off the local train (with your bike) - this region is perfect for exploring by bike. You'll visit Baroque churches, Gothic cathedrals, fairytale palaces - and the views are pretty special too!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1475per person, tour only

  • 49 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and 8 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Julian Alps to the Adriatic Cycling
Slovenia

Julian Alps to the Adriatic Cycling

Our 10 night holiday takes you from the turquoise waters of Lake Bled, nestled below Slovenia's jagged Julian Alps, along the Alpe Adria Trail, passing into Italy. Wind down through the mountains to the island of Grado on the Adriatic coast. On route pass through the historic towns of Venzone, Udine and Palmanova.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1739per person, tour only

  • 52 Reviews
  • All continental breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Gastronomic Barolo Cycling
Italy: Piedmont

Gastronomic Barolo Cycling

Superb hotels, world-famous wines and exceptional cuisine are just some of the reasons to choose this 8-night cycling holiday! The cycling takes you through softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets and via the pretty wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1819per person, tour only

  • 49 Reviews
  • All buffet breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
Loire Gastronomic Cycling
France: The Loire

Loire Gastronomic Cycling

A gentle, unhurried introduction to the very essence of the Loire Valley: majestic chateaux, wide rivers, world-famous wines and some of the finest food we've ever eaten in France! Holiday includes two nights in a luxury chateau.

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JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1399per person, tour only

  • 66 Reviews
  • All continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels