European Holidays 
   47 listed, in date order with guided Tours first. Click on any title for further information.

ABTOT (logo)The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
   1.   non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
   2.   non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
   3.   flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland, which are sold to customers outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland.
1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK and Republic of Ireland are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours Ltd.
Our ABTOT number is 5102.

  Easter/Tulip time in Holland, Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1702
  Italy, Sicily volcanoes & ancient sites        no places availableRef: 1704
  France, Manche to Med        no places availableRef: 1707
 
  Spain, Spring in El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
6th May 2017 (Sat) - 13th May 2017 : 8 days£430
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1708
 
  France, Montpellier to Mont Ventoux        no places availableRef: 1710
 
  Spain, Spring in El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
13th May 2017 (Sat) - 20th May 2017 : 8 days£430
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1712
 
  France, the Alsace Wine Route in Spring        no places availableRef: 1713
  Albania        no places availableRef: 1717
  France, Manche to Med Supported        no places availableRef: 1719
  France, The Vercors & Rhône Valley        no places availableRef: 1720
  Norway, Lofoten Islands        no places availableRef: 1724
  France, Provence & Vercors        no places availableRef: 1725
  Holland, the Historical East Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1726
 
  France, Haute Provence          2     3   
3 places including one for a female to share with another female
18th June 2017 (Sun) - 25th June 2017 : 8 days£695
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
The hills of the Baronnies and the plain of the Rhone offer quiet roads, beautiful scenery, orchards, vineyards and olive groves, gorges, cols and Mont Ventoux. Pleasant hotel. Choice of short or long rides or rest days with support on the longer rides.
Leader: Chris EllisonRef: 1727
 
  Bulgaria, Central Balkan Mountains        no places availableRef: 1730
  Germany, Bavaria, The Franconian Vineyards        no places availableRef: 1732
 
  France, Normandy, The Calvados Coast          1     2   
2nd July 2017 (Sun) - 8th July 2017 : 7 days£699
Easy / Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Exploring the area between Caen and Le Havre. Cycling along the Calvados coast, visiting the lovely old harbour town of Honfleur, the cheese towns of Pont l'Eveque and Lisieux, the mediaeval village of Crevecoeur and Cambremer to taste the Calvados together with apple tarts and cheeses from the region.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1770
 
  France, Brittany for Familes        no places availableRef: 1734
  Germany for Families        no places availableRef: 1735
 
  Belgium, WW1 Battlefields           1     2   
7th August 2017 (Mon) - 11th August 2017 : 5 days£499
Easy / Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
Cycling around the Ypres Salient area, visiting the sites of Passendale, Tyne Cot, Hill 62 trenches, Essex farm, Langmark German cemetery (visited by Harry Patch), Messines Ridge, Irish Peace Park, the site of the Christmas truce where a football game was played and the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial. Easy pace.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1736
 
  France/Holland, North Sea Cycle Route          2+ 
13th August 2017 (Sun) - 25th August 2017 : 13 days£290
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Camping  :  Self catering  :  Carry own luggage
An unsupported camping tour using the North Sea Cycle Route (LF1). Cycle from Guines 10km south of Calais through Belgium to Amsterdam in Holland. Two-night stays at 4 campsites allows for cycling without luggage or rest days. The terrain will range from flat-lands and river valleys to rolling hills.
Leader: Fleur WoolleyRef: 1737
 
  N Holland & Texel Island, Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1739
 
  Spain, Galicia          3   
Places for a male to share with another male and a female to share with another female
20th August 2017 (Sun) - 7th September 2017 : 19 days£1390
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Ride to the end of the earth (Cabo Finisterre) on this venture through Spain's distinctive north-western corner. Head out through the remote hinterland of rustic hamlets, isolated farmsteads and historic towns, returning along the rugged coastline. 2 rest days allow visits to Santiago de Compostela and La Coruña. 55-95kmpd.
Leader: Tony GoreRef: 1741
 
  Spain, Rioja        no places availableRef: 1742
  Slovenia        no places availableRef: 1744
  South Coast of Ireland        no places availableRef: 1745
 
  Italy, Central Sardinia          2   
2nd September 2017 (Sat) - 16th September 2017 : 15 days£1275
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Visit the wild coastal and mountainous regions of Sardinia. See ancient ruins, towering mountains cloaked in ancient forest and visit a turquoise sea, one of the cleanest in the med. Experience a pastoral way of life still practised in Sardinia. Moving-on through rugged terrain and some rugged but incredibly picturesque roads. Good hotels and agriturismi compliment this adventure.
Leader: Greg Woodford & Claire HineRef: 1756
 
  France, Pyrenean Traverse          3+ 
4th September 2017 (Mon) - 16th September 2017 : 13 days£1480
Enthusiast + ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
A classic route from the windy Atlantic coast to the calmer Mediterranean. Approximately 800km, this route climbs 26 cols in 10 days and is a very challenging ride. Famous Tour de France cols (eg. Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin) and many lesser-known cols on minor roads, with spectacular scenery.
Leader: Lynn BlandRef: 1747
 
  France, Loire Valley          2   
9th September 2017 (Sat) - 16th September 2017 : 8 days£889
Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Based in the old walled town of Loches with its tower and keep. Some new routes and chateau visits. Cycle through forests, medieval towns and villages, river valleys, visiting chateaux and castles on the way. Coffee stops, interesting places to visit. Tandems welcome, easy pace. 65-75kmpd.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1748
 
  Spain, El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
9th September 2017 (Sat) - 16th September 2017 : 8 days£440
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1749
 
  France, Causse to Espinouse          3   
9th September 2017 (Sat) - 23rd September 2017 : 15 days£1180
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE START DATE IS DIFFERENT TO THAT IN CYCLE. From the Mediterranean near Montpellier climb onto the Grands Causses (High Limestone Plateaux) and explore the gorges cut by the Tarn, Jonte and Dourbie rivers before moving on to the scenically contrasting Espinouse Mountains.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 1750
 
  Spanish End to End, Biscay to Gibraltar        no places availableRef: 1751
 
  Spain, El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
16th September 2017 (Sat) - 23rd September 2017 : 8 days£440
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1752
 
  France, Cathare Castles          2   
4 places available including 1 for a couple
22nd September 2017 (Fri) - 1st October 2017 : 10 days£1095
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest Days  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Some meals  :  Carry own luggage
Leisurely tour in and around the Corbieres, the western Mediterranean hinterland, in late summer. Opportunity to explore Carcassonne's fortified city and many spectacular ruined chateaux including Queribus and Peyrepertuse. The route includes rolling vineyards and superb limestone gorges.
Leader: Sheila SimpsonRef: 1754
 
  Spain, Mallorca          2+ 
2nd October 2017 (Mon) - 12th October 2017 : 11 days£650
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  B&B  :  Luggage transfer
Experience this popular island at the beginning of October when the crowds have gone but the weather is still pleasantly warm. Start/finish at the same hotel which is only 3km from Palma Airport. Cycle more than halfway round the island, 30-75kmpd. Quiet roads, sea bathing.
Leader: Brian P CurtisRef: 1757
 
  Germany, Moselle/Saar Valley, Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1758
 
  Spain, Canary Island Hopping          2+ 
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
17th March 2018 (Sat) - 29th March 2018 : 13 days£1100
Moderate + ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
PROVISIONAL DATES. Explore three contrasting Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura), using ferries to hop between them. Marvel at varied volcanic landscapes, with craters, conical peaks and barren lava fields, rugged coasts and sandy beaches. 6 days unladen, 6 moving on, mostly in small/medium hotels. 45-95kmpd.
Leader: Tony GoreRef: 1769
 
  France, The Causses          2     3   
1st May 2017 (Mon) - 31st October 2017 : £970
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
From the Quercy Causses in the west to the larger, higher Grands Causses in the east. These limestone plateaux cut by deep river gorges offer some of the most dramatic scenery in France. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 17s4
 
  France, Vivarais to Causses          2     3   
1st May 2017 (Mon) - 31st October 2017 : £970
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
From the Vivarais Mountains where the Central Massif meets the Rhône valley to the bleached limestone hills as you approach the Mediterranean. Dramatic limestone gorges cut by the rivers Tarn and Jonte through the Causses are visited as well as the volcanic landscapes of the Mont Mezenc region. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 17s5
 
  France, Auvergne          2+   3   
15th May 2017 (Mon) - 30th September 2017 : £970
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Unique volcanic landscapes are at the heart of this region which offers the highest climbs of the Central Massif. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 17s2
 
  France, Causses to Pyrénées          3   
15th May 2017 (Mon) - 30th September 2017 : £970
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Several Pyrenean climbs are included. The Corbières with their Cathare castles, the lower slopes carpeted with vines, and the Espinouse Mountains provide a scenically contrasting link between the Pyrénées and the high limestone plateau. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 17s3
 
  France, Provence & Southern Alps          3+ 
25th June 2017 (Sun) - 30th September 2017 : £1100
Enthusiast + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Through the Vercors to Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse. East across the Durance Valley to Barcelonnette, from where you cross the high cols of the Southern Alps, heading south to the Verdon Canyon, the Haut Var and the Luberon. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 17s1
 

 
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