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European Cycling Holidays

Extend your cycling summer in continental Europe! The traditional destinations of southern France, Spain and Italy all emerge early into the glorious Mediterranean spring. Soon to be followed by more exotic holiday destinations such as Albania and Bulgaria.

For the leisurely rider we offer centre-based holidays in rural villages and, for families with young children, an annual week in a continental chateau or hostel. Whilst the Alps and Pyrennes lure mountain-lovers of all shapes and sizes and the French Manche to Med and Spanish End to End rides challenge us all.

Spain - Mallorca, Island Tour

30th September 2019 (11 days)

Spain - Mallorca, Island Tour is fully booked Spain - Mallorca, Island Tour

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.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Brian P Curtis

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£850

Grade
Moderate

Spain - Cuenca & Albarracin

7th October 2019 (17 days)

Spain - Cuenca & Albarracin is fully booked Spain - Cuenca & Albarracin

Discover the ruggedly scenic border country of Castile and Aragón and its surprisingly spectacular show of early autumn colours. See the hanging houses of Cuenca, the fortified town of Albarracín, the source of the mighty River Tagus, the Devil's Window, the Enchanted City, numerous stunning gorges and other remarkable sights. Two rest days.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Tony Gore

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,000

Grade
Challenging

Spanish Primavera (week 1)

1st March 2020 (8 days)

Spanish Primavera (week 1) is fully booked Spanish Primavera (week 1)

Escape the British winter for Spanish Spring (Primavera), experiencing a true taste of Spanish living in an authentic hotel in Denía on the Costa Blanca. Ride through orange groves, vineyards and almond plantations, with lots of level riding or graded climbs, fabulous views and magnificent descents. Includes transfers from Alicante airport. Second week available.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Paul & Maxine Rogers

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£515

Grade
Moderate

Spanish Primavera (week 2)

8th March 2020 (8 days)

Spanish Primavera (week 2) is fully booked Spanish Primavera (week 2)

Escape the British winter for Spanish Spring (Primavera), experiencing a true taste of Spanish living in an authentic hotel in Denía on the Costa Blanca. Ride through orange groves, vineyards and almond plantations, with lots of level riding or graded climbs, fabulous views and magnificent descents. Includes transfer from Alicante airport. Second week available.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Paul & Maxine Rogers

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£515

Grade
Moderate

Greece - Southern Peloponnese

21st April 2020 (15 days)

Greece - Southern Peloponnese

Tour the deep south of mainland Greece in all its springtime beauty. Cycle about 60km per day with full support, visit historic sites and stay in good hotels. Includes visits to Byzantine Mystras, Monemvasia, fortified Mani villages and lots of lovely seaside cycling. 
Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional

 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Christopher Juden

Booking Status
Enquiries Only

Price
£1,750

Grade
Moderate

Albania (land only)

15th May 2020 (15 days)

Albania (land only) is fully booked Albania (land only)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,120

Grade
Challenging

Albania (with flight)

15th May 2020 (15 days)

Albania (with flight) is fully booked Albania (with flight)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price from
£1,525

Grade
Challenging

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

15th May 2020 (10 days)

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

A leisurely spring tour through the flowery Mediterranean hinterland of vineyards and garrigue and the wooded Cévennes, moving-on every other day with one 1-night stand. Optional rest days include the Gorges de l'Herault, a choice of Corniche des Cévennes or a spectacular steam train ride and Ventoux summit or the Gorges de la Nesque. Dates may vary but the European Bike Express have promised their timetable in July or August.
Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional

 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Enquiries Only

Price
£1,180

Grade
Moderate

Spain - El Comtat in Spring (Self-guided)

Centre-based holiday staying in the County Town of Cocentaina in the Sierra Mariola. Cycle deep into the Sierra Aitana, journeying 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.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£450

Grade
Challenging

Albania (land only)

12th June 2020 (15 days)

Albania (land only) is fully booked Albania (land only)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,165

Grade
Challenging

Albania (with flight)

12th June 2020 (15 days)

Albania (with flight) is fully booked Albania (with flight)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Now is the time to visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and coastal scenery. Quiet roads and Heritage towns. Fully supported tour. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price from
£1,440

Grade
Challenging

Netherlands & the Frisian Islands Coastal Explorer

A classic moving-on circular tour combining stunning coastal resorts with windswept seascapes and a visit to the Frisian Islands of Texel and Vlieland. Returning via the 27km Houtribdijk Dam over the sea. Staying in hotels and an Eco Hostel with most meals included. Return ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
David Dunkling

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£995

Grade
Moderate

Austria - Lakes & Mountains

20th June 2020 (8 days)

Austria - Lakes & Mountains

Based at a 4-star hotel in the beautiful Salzkammergut region of Austria, about 22km from Salzburg. The hotel is completely geared up for active holidays. Lakes, mountains, cycle paths, a spa, swimming pool and free laundry service for your bike kit all make for a perfect week's break. Bikes are available for hire (cost not included). 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Lynn Bland

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,150

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (land only)

11th September 2020 (15 days)

Albania - Accursed Mountains (land only)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and World Heritage towns. Suitable for fit cyclists able to cycle up to 90km.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,250

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight)

11th September 2020 (15 days)

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight)

In 2014 the New York Times rated Albania 4th among 50 recommended destinations and in 2011 Lonely Planet ranked it number 1. Visit Albania as it emerges from its political constraints. Stunning mountains, lakes and World Heritage towns. Suitable for fit cyclists able to cycle up to 90km. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat and John Ashwell

Booking Status
Places Available

Price from
£1,660

Grade
Challenging

France - Auvergne

Available 1st May 2019 - 1st October 2019 (Self-Led Holiday)

France - Auvergne

Unique volcanic landscapes are at the heart of this region which offers the highest climbs of the Central Massif. The tour would normally start and finish at Lyon Sud European Bike Express pickup/dropoff point. Aimed at the experienced self-reliant cyclist. Moving-on, self-led. 14 nights.

Holiday Type
Self-Led

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,000

Grade
Challenging

France - Causses to Pyrenees

Available 1st May 2019 - 1st October 2019 (Self-Led Holiday)

France - Causses to Pyrenees

Several Pyrenean climbs are included on this moving-on, self-led tour. 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.

Holiday Type
Self-Led

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,000

Grade
Challenging

France - The Causses

Available 1st May 2019 - 15th October 2019 (Self-Led Holiday)

France - The Causses

This self-led tour takes you 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.

Holiday Type
Self-Led

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,000

Grade
Challenging

France - Vivarais to Causses

Available 1st May 2019 - 20th October 2019 (Self-Led Holiday)

France - Vivarais to Causses

This self-led tour takes you 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.

Holiday Type
Self-Led

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,000

Grade
Challenging