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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.

Spanish Primavera (1)

3rd March 2019 (8 days)

Spanish Primavera (1) is fully booked Spanish Primavera (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 transfer from Alicante airport. Second week available.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Paul & Maxine Rogers

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£480

Grade
Moderate

Spain - Canary Island Hopping

7th March 2019 (11 days)

Spain - Canary Island Hopping is fully booked 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
Fully Booked

Price
£775

Grade
Moderate

Spanish Primavera (2)

10th March 2019 (8 days)

Spanish Primavera (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.

2 places available

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Paul & Maxine Rogers

Booking Status
Limited Availability

Price
£480

Grade
Moderate

Greece - Northern Peloponnese

30th March 2019 (16 days)

Greece - Northern Peloponnese

Cycle through this landscape of legend at its flower-bedecked springtime best. There’s a lot to see and distances are mostly moderate, the occasional harder ride being followed by something much easier; such as the three half-days, which include free entry to the sites of Olympia, Epidavros Theatre and Mycenae.

Place for a male to share

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Christopher Juden

Booking Status
Limited Availability

Price
£1,560

Grade
Moderate

Italy - Sicily, Volcanoes & Ancient Sites

27th April 2019 (15 days)

Italy - Sicily, Volcanoes & Ancient Sites is fully booked Italy - Sicily, Volcanoes & Ancient Sites

Visit wonderful Sicily in the springtime and the famous ancient Greek site of Syracuse. Cycle up Mount Etna and climb the slopes to view the other-wordly volcanic landscape. Visit ancient Greek remains, purpose built baroque towns, an ancient necropolis and the wonderfully rugged Sicilian hinterland. Start/finish in Catania.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Greg Woodford

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,640

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. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£450

Grade
Challenging

Spain - End to End (Biscay to Gibraltar) is fully booked Spain - End to End (Biscay to Gibraltar)

An end to end tour exploring the huge diversity of Spain. Ferry Portsmouth/Santander to the finish point at the Rock of Gibraltar. Crossing the Picos de Europa into Castilla y León then Extremadura  and on into Andalucia. A total of 1,275km, averaging 85kmpd with one rest day.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Julie & Nic Hodgetts

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,850

Grade
Challenging

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

10th May 2019 (10 days)

France - Montpellier to Mont Ventoux

Leisurely spring tour through the flowery Mediterranean hinterland of vineyards and garrigue and wooded Cevennes, moving-on every other day with one 1-night stand. Optional rest days include the Gorges de l'Herault, a choice of Corniche des Cevennes or spectacular steam train ride and Ventoux summit or Gorges de la Nesque.

2 places available

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Limited Availability

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. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£450

Grade
Challenging

Italy - Nove Colli & Giro Tour

14th May 2019 (8 days)

Italy - Nove Colli & Giro Tour

Riccione, near Rimini, is a beach resort that many cyclists go to as it is located near to the stunning Apennine mountains.  The Giro d'Italia passes nearby, and there is the opportunity to see the uphill time trial stage and the finish of another stage. The famous Nove Colli Granfondo sportive also takes place nearby. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Greg Woodford

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£790

Grade
Moderate

Albania (with flight)

17th May 2019 (15 days)

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
Places Available

Price
£1,525

Grade
Challenging

Albania (Land Only)

17th May 2019 (15 days)

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
Places Available

Price
£1,120

Grade
Challenging

France - Languedoc (2-weeks with coach travel)

Multiple-centre unsupported camping tour in the scenic Languedoc region west of Narbonne. Varied terrain, from gentle undulations to mountain roads. Stay three nights at most campsites. Carry all your luggage on moving-on days, but ride unladen while at campsites. Two and four week options; Bike Bus or land-only. 

3 places available

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Limited Availability

Price
£490

Grade
Moderate

France - Languedoc (4-weeks with coach travel)

Multiple-centre unsupported camping tour in the scenic Languedoc region west of Narbonne. Varied terrain, from gentle undulations to mountain roads. Stay three nights at most campsites. Carry all your luggage on moving-on days, but ride unladen while at campsites. Two and four week options; Bike Bus or land-only. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£600

Grade
Moderate

France - Manche to Med

25th May 2019 (16 days)

France - Manche to Med  is fully booked France - Manche to Med

Classic ride from Caen to the Mediterranean, using the ferry from Portsmouth, returning by Bike Bus from Montpellier. Moderate pace, 50-110kmpd. Rural route: Normandy, Loire, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc.  Chateaux, medieval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for regular fit cyclists.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Lynn Bland

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,770

Grade
Challenging

France - Languedoc (2-weeks Land Only)

25th May 2019 (16 days)

France - Languedoc (2-weeks Land Only)

Multiple-centre unsupported 2-week camping tour in the scenic Languedoc region west of Narbonne. Varied terrain, from gentle undulations to mountain roads. Stay three nights at most campsites. Carry all your luggage on moving-on days, but ride unladen while at campsites. Two and four week options; Bike Bus or land-only. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£190

Grade
Moderate

France - Languedoc (4-weeks land only)

25th May 2019 (29 days)

France - Languedoc (4-weeks land only)

Multiple-centre unsupported camping tour in the scenic Languedoc region west of Narbonne. Varied terrain, from gentle undulations to mountain roads. Stay three nights at most campsites. Carry all your luggage on moving-on days, but ride unladen while at campsites. Two and four week options; Bike Bus or land-only. 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Pat & Mike Strauss

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£300

Grade
Moderate

Portugal - End to End (Faro to Santander) is fully booked Portugal - End to End (Faro to Santander)

This moving-on tour explores the huge diversity of Portugal and Northern Spain visiting parts of Iberia that many tourists never see. From Faro through Portugal's central heartland, cycling through cork and eucalyptus forests,  the Duoro Valley, crossing mountain ranges to the border with Spain and northern Spain to Santander.

 

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Julie & Nic Hodgetts

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,895

Grade
Challenging

Montenegro

31st May 2019 (12 days)

Montenegro

Montenegro is Europe’s newest country 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, Tara Canyon, Durmitor National Park and the Piva River Canyon. There are several demanding climbs 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
Places Available

Price
£1,480

Grade
Challenging

Italy - The Stunning Dolomites

1st June 2019 (9 days)

Italy - The Stunning Dolomites

The Dolomites are indeed stunning with the pinkish hues of the unique rock formations visible from the high passes. The rides are amazing with long climbs over magnificent passes then sweeping down into the valleys. Start/finish in Bolzano with 2 nights at each hotel to allow a thorough exploration of many of the famous Dolomites passes and views. Please note that the dates and prices shown are provisional.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Greg Woodford

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£950

Grade
Challenging

France - Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez & Vercors is fully booked France - Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez & Vercors

A leisurely loop from Orange to Valence, moving on every two or three days. The trip takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Rhone-Alpes, including the Vercors, with plenty of rest days to laze or explore the classic climbs and high mountain passes.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Sheila Simpson

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,680

Grade
Moderate

Bulgaria - Rodopi & Pirin Mountains (4 weeks)

Discover this fascinating, little explored and beautiful country at the crossroads of East and West. Enjoy stunning scenery of mountains and gorges, quiet roads and friendly locals, an interesting history and culture. All inclusive with good hotels and excellent food.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Steve Millard

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£2,500

Grade
Moderate

Bulgaria - Central Rodopi Mountains (2 weeks)

Discovering this fascinating, little explored and beautiful country at the crossroads of East and West. Cycle through magical unspoilt mountains in the legendary birthplace of Orpheus, enjoy stunning scenery of mountains and gorges, quiet roads and friendly locals, an interesting history and culture. All inclusive with good hotels and excellent food. A 4 week version of this tour is also available here.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Steve Millard

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,299

Grade
Moderate

Bulgaria - West Rodopi & Pirin Mountains (2 weeks)

Discover this fascinating, little explored and beautiful country at the crossroads of East and West. Enjoy stunning scenery of mountains and gorges, quiet roads and friendly locals, an interesting history and culture. All inclusive with good hotels and excellent food. A 4 week version of this tour is also available here.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Steve Millard

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,299

Grade
Moderate

Netherlands for Families

26th July 2019 (8 days)

Netherlands for Families

Based at a Dutch lakeside hostel (Water Sports Centre) in the Friesland area of the Netherlands, with sole use. Daily circular rides to pretty villages, sites and cafes. 50-55kmpd. An ideal introduction to cycling abroad from the comfort of the hostel. Families with children only please.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Gary Hill

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£400

Grade
Leisurely

France - Cognac, Semaine Federale

3rd August 2019 (8 days)

France - Cognac, Semaine Federale

Participate in France's principle cycle touring event. Based at a Cognac château complex, with seven acres of private parkland, swimming pools, a snooker table and BBQ area. Daily loop rides as part of the Semaine Federal. 50-100kmpd. Plenty of croissants/pains au chocolate. A fantastic way of enjoying the event.

Place for a female to share

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Neil Wheadon

Booking Status
Limited Availability

Price
£500

Grade
Moderate

France - Haute Provence

11th August 2019 (8 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. 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
£679

Grade
Moderate

Netherlands & Germany - Amsterdam to Bremen

18th August 2019 (13 days)

Netherlands & Germany - Amsterdam to Bremen

An unsupported camping tour covering parts of the Netherlands and Germany. From Beverwijk near the ferry port at IJmuiden cycle north and then east through the Dutch provinces of North Holland, Friesland, Groningen and the German state of Lower Saxony to finish in the city of Bremen.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
William Miller

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£350

Grade
Moderate

France - Dordogne to Limousin

24th August 2019 (15 days)

France - Dordogne to Limousin

A moving-on tour characterised by scenic variety. The rugged landscapes of the Millevaches Plateau and the hills of the Monedieres Massif contrast sharply with those seen from the banks of the Dordogne river with its many attractive villages.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Peter England

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,400

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (Land only)

30th August 2019 (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
£1,240

Grade
Challenging

Albania - Accursed Mountains (with flight)

30th August 2019 (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
£1,630

Grade
Challenging

France - Pyrenean Tour Climbs

31st August 2019 (15 days)

France - Pyrenean Tour Climbs

An opportunity to tackle many of the famous Pyrenean Tour de France cols including the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Aspin and Peyresourde. This is a 2-centre tour with luggage transfer between the hotels. Challenging riding with stunning scenery.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Lynn Bland

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£1,450

Grade
Challenging

France - Manche to Med Supported

6th September 2019 (17 days)

France - Manche to Med Supported is fully booked France - Manche to Med Supported

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, chateaux, medieval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for regular fit cyclists.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Julie & Nic Hodgetts

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,850

Grade
Challenging

France - Provence

6th September 2019 (10 days)

France - Provence

Based at a welcoming rural hotel in the Vaucluse. Excellent home cooking, quiet lanes, Mediterranean climate, flora and fauna, medieval villages, beautiful limestone scenery. 8 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
Places Available

Price
£995

Grade
Moderate

Spain - El Comtat (Self-Guided)

7th September 2019 (8 days)

Spain - El Comtat (Self-Guided)

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.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£450

Grade
Challenging

Spain - Ebro & Rioja

10th September 2019 (15 days)

Spain - Ebro & Rioja is fully booked Spain - Ebro & Rioja

A moderate hotel based moving-on tour with ferry transport to northern Spain. Enjoy the scenic delights of rural Spain at harvest time. See the source and spectacular limestone gorges of the upper Ebro. Taste fine Rioja wines, explore villages time forgot and contour through the Mountains of Iron on scenic rail trails!

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Christopher Juden

Booking Status
Fully Booked

Price
£1,450

Grade
Moderate

Spain - Ebro & Rioja (Land Only)

11th September 2019 (13 days)

Spain - Ebro & Rioja (Land Only)

A moderate hotel based moving-on tour in northern Spain. Enjoy the scenic delights of rural Spain at harvest time. See the source and spectacular limestone gorges of the upper Ebro. Taste fine Rioja wines, explore villages time forgot and contour through the Mountains of Iron on scenic rail trails!

2 places available

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Christopher Juden

Booking Status
Limited Availability

Price
£1,240

Grade
Moderate

Spain - El Comtat (Self-Guided)

14th September 2019 (8 days)

Spain - El Comtat (Self-Guided)

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.

Holiday Type
Guided

Tour Manager
Marjorie South

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£450

Grade
Challenging

Spain - Mallorca, Island Tour

30th September 2019 (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
Brian P Curtis

Booking Status
Places Available

Price
£850

Grade
Moderate

Spain - Cuenca & Albarracin

7th October 2019 (17 days)

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
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

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