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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 - Canary Island Hopping

27th February 2020 (11 days)

Spain - Canary Island Hopping

A revised repeat of a successful tour around two contrasting Canary Islands (Lanzarote and Fuerteventura). Marvel at varied volcanic landscapes with craters, conical peaks and barren lava fields, rugged coasts, sandy beaches and distinctive vineyards. 5 days unladen, 4 moving on, staying in three very different hotels. 40-80kmpd.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Tony Gore

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£820

Grade
Moderate

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 is fully booked 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. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Christopher Juden

Booking Status
Fully Booked

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 - Manche to Med

16th May 2020 (17 days)

France - Manche to Med

Classic ride from Caen to the Mediterranean, using the overnight ferry from Portsmouth, returning by Bike Bus from Montpellier. Moderate pace, 45-102kmpd (average 74km). Rural route: Normandy, Loire, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc. WW2 sites, châteaux, medieval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for regular fit cyclists.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
David Dunkling

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,795

Grade
Challenging

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

Italy - Nove Colli & Apennines

19th May 2020 (8 days)

Italy - Nove Colli & Apennines

A centre-based holiday staying at the Hotel Fedora, a cyclists hotel in Riccione. Daily led routes into the Apennines, see the Carpegna classic climb that Marco Pantani trained on and the historic towns of Gradara and Urbino. Free entry to the world renowned Nove Colli Grandfondo sportive.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Greg Woodford

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£725

Grade
Challenging

France - Haute Provence

23rd May 2020 (10 days)

France - Haute Provence

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. A popular fixed-centre tour in a pleasant hotel. Choice of short or long rides or rest days with support on the longer rides.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Chris Ellison

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,089

Grade
Challenging

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

23rd May 2020 (10 days)

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux is fully booked 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. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,180

Grade
Moderate

France - Provence (3 weeks)

23rd May 2020 (23 days)

France - Provence (3 weeks)

Self-supported cycle camping tour in Provence, staying in Nyons, Sault, Orange, Uzes, Arles, Istres, Loumarin and Avignon. Varied terrain, though mostly fairly gentle undulations. 2-, 4- and 5-week options also offered on a space-available basis. Staying three nights at most campsites enables unladen exploring from them. European Bike Express or land only.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£545

Grade
Moderate

France - Provence (5 weeks)

23rd May 2020 (37 days)

France - Provence (5 weeks)

Self-supported cycle camping tour in Provence, doing two loops out of Orange then continuing southwest to Narbonne. Varied terrain, though mostly fairly gentle undulations. 2-, 3- and 4-week options also offered on a space-available basis. Staying three nights at most campsites enables unladen exploring from them. European Bike Express or land only.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£650

Grade
Moderate

Spain - Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Alcaraz

A classic tour of eastern Spain's remote mountains. Ride along quiet country roads through stunning scenery: towering crags, deep gorges, shady forests, hilltop villages and imposing castles with coach transfer from/to the airport. Family-run hotel accommodation. 30-85 kmpd, with six two-night stays allowing several unladen day rides. Fly Birmingham/Murcia.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Tony Gore

Booking Status
Places Available

Price from
£1,500

Grade
Challenging

France - Provence (2 weeks)

30th May 2020 (16 days)

France - Provence (2 weeks)

Self-supported cycle camping tour in Provence, staying in Uzes, Arles, Istres, Loumarin and Avignon. Varied terrain, though mostly fairly gentle undulations. 3-, 4- and 5-week options also offered on a space-available basis. Staying three nights at most campsites enables unladen exploring from them. European Bike Express or land only.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£490

Grade
Moderate

France - Provence (4 weeks)

30th May 2020 (30 days)

France - Provence (4 weeks)

Self-supported cycle camping tour in Provence. Loop south from Orange then head southwest finishing in Narbonne. Varied terrain, though mostly fairly gentle undulations. 2-, 3- and 5-week options also offered on a space-available basis. Staying three nights at most campsites enables unladen exploring from them. European Bike Express or land only.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£600

Grade
Moderate

Norwegian Fjords

5th June 2020 (14 days)

Norwegian Fjords

A back to basics tour staying in Youth Hostels, chalets and hotels with breakfast and dinner included, carrying your own luggage in your panniers or saddlebag. One night on the coastal steamer Hurtigruten. Staying 2 nights at several locations. Start/finish in Bergen.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Brian P Curtis

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,146

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 is fully booked 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
Fully Booked

Price
£995

Grade
Moderate

Austria - Lakes & Mountains

20th June 2020 (8 days)

Austria - Lakes & Mountains is fully booked 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
Fully Booked

Price
£1,150

Grade
Challenging

Bulgaria - Eastern Balkan Mountains

27th June 2020 (15 days)

Bulgaria - Eastern Balkan Mountains is fully booked Bulgaria - Eastern Balkan Mountains

Discover this fascinating, little explored and beautiful country at the crossroads of East and West. Enjoy quiet roads, friendly locals and fascinating history and culture. See hilltop fortresses, Orthodox cathedrals and churches, cities, small villages, ancient historical sites and communist monuments, unspoilt mountainous landscapes with extraordinary biodiversity. Full vehicle support.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Steve Millard

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,400

Grade
Moderate

France - Cognac for Families

25th July 2020 (8 days)

France - Cognac for Families

Based at a château in the Charente Maritime department of France, with sole use. Circular led rides to pretty villages, sites and cafes. 48-68kmpd. An ideal introduction to cycling abroad from the comfort of a château. Families with children only please.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Gary Hill

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£420

Grade
Leisurely

France, Belgium & the Netherlands - North Sea Cycle Route

An unsupported lightweight camping tour using the North Sea Cycle Route (LF1). Cycle from Guines 10km south of Calais through Belgium to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Staying 2 nights at four campsites allows for cycling without luggage or for rest days. The terrain will range from flatlands and river valleys to rolling hills.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Fleur Woolley

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£350

Grade
Moderate

France - Provence

28th August 2020 (10 days)

France - Provence is fully booked France - Provence

Based at a welcoming rural guesthouse in the Vaucluse. Excellent home cooking, quiet lanes, Mediterranean climate, flora and fauna, medieval villages, beautiful limestone scenery. 9 days cycling, choice of 15 routes from 32-131km, optional ascents of Mont Ventoux and la Lure.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£995

Grade
Moderate

Montenegro

28th August 2020 (12 days)

Montenegro is fully booked Montenegro

Montenegro is one of Europe’s newest countries and, although small, it packs in a large variety of scenery. The route visits all of the country's highlights including Kotor Bay, Lake Skadar, the Tara Canyon, Durmitor National Park, Lovčen National Park and the Piva River Canyon. There are several demanding ascents and long descents. The tour starts and ends in Shkodër, Northern Albania. Fly London Gatwick/Tirana.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Michael Stainer

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price from
£1,415

Grade
Challenging

Montenegro (Land Only)

28th August 2020 (12 days)

Montenegro (Land Only) is fully booked Montenegro (Land Only)

Montenegro is one of Europe’s newest countries and, although small, it packs in a large variety of scenery. The route visits all of the country's highlights including Kotor Bay, Lake Skadar, the Tara Canyon, Durmitor National Park, Lovčen National Park and the Piva River Canyon. There are several demanding ascents and long descents. The tour starts and ends in Shkodër, Northern Albania.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Michael Stainer

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,110

Grade
Challenging

France - Corbieres & Eastern Pyrenees

5th September 2020 (15 days)

France - Corbieres & Eastern Pyrenees

A moving-on tour from the Corbières with their impressively sited Cathare castles, the lower slopes carpeted with vines set amongst limestone hills and gorges, to the more challenging terrain of the Eastern Pyrénées. Return through the Western Corbières and the Minervois.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,400

Grade
Challenging

Netherlands - Islands of the Rhine-Meuse Delta

A classic moving-on circular tour combining stunning coastal resorts with windswept seascapes. There are forests, farmland and small villages to cycle through, mainly on traffic-free cycle paths and quiet backroads. We visit historic cities and fishing ports and use ferries, causeways and bridges to link up the islands.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
David Dunkling

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,095

Grade
Moderate

Spain - El Comtat (Self-guided)

5th September 2020 (8 days)

Spain - El Comtat (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 - Accursed Mountains (land only)

11th September 2020 (15 days)

Albania - Accursed Mountains (land only) is fully booked 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
Fully Booked

Price
£1,250

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight)

11th September 2020 (15 days)

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight) is fully booked 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
Fully Booked

Price from
£1,660

Grade
Challenging

Spain - El Comtat (Self-guided)

12th September 2020 (8 days)

Spain - El Comtat (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

Portugal - Dao & Douro

3rd October 2020 (16 days)

Portugal - Dao & Douro

Tour Portugal’s two best wine regions, longest beaches and highest mountains, by riding just 40 to 80 kilometres per day on quiet roads and staying in good hotels. Also visit interesting cities, mediaeval towns and castles, taste the wine, enjoy hearty meals and take a beautiful boat-trip on the Douro.

Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Christopher Juden

Booking Status
Enquiries Only

Price
£1,420

Grade
Moderate

Spain - Mallorca, Island Tour

5th October 2020 (11 days)

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
Martin Jamieson

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£930

Grade
Moderate