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Cycling holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Explore the amazing island's coasts and medieval town, from €360 - €690 (8 days) ex flights
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery, from £1299 - £1559 (9 days) inc UK flights
Saigon to Bangkok cycling holiday
Three of South East Asia's most fascinating countries, from US $2575 (14 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain
Discover pretty medieval villages and coastal paths, from €429 - €799 (7 days) ex flights
Catalonia family self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Customised road cycling tour in Girona, Catalonia, from €280 (8 days) ex flights
Mont Saint Michel self guided cycling tours in Normandy & Brittany
Cycling journey through Brittany to Mont Saint Michel, from €640 - €850 (6 days) ex flights
Cuba cycling tour
The main sights & stunning scenery, from £2019 - £2669 (16 days) inc UK flights
Coast to coast cycling holiday in Costa Rica
Take in the variety of Costa Rica by bike, from £2399 - £2899 (15 days) inc UK flights
Pisa to Cinque Terre cycling holiday in Italy
Some of the best road cycling in Tuscany, from £1179 - £1349 (8 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam small group cycling holiday
The best of Vietnam on two wheels , from £1999 - £2699 (16 days) inc UK flights
Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided
Mountain biking at stunning coast of Montenegro, from €550 - €670 (8 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka cycling holiday
Ride the cool highlands, jungle parks and ancient Buddhist cities, from £2099 - £2949 (15 days) inc UK flights
Cycling holiday in Croatia, Dalmatian Coast
Cycling through the Dalmatian Coast Islands in Croatia, from £1049 - £1249 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling holiday in the Algarve, from €539 - €623 (7 days) ex flights
Cuba cycling holiday
Cycle the quiet country roads of Cuba, from £1559 - £2049 (9 days) inc UK flights
South Africa cycling holiday, Drakensburg and Kruger
A breathtaking panoramic cycling route, from £2249 - £2449 (14 days) inc UK flights
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Adrenaline pumping, action packed adventure through Nepal, from £1690 (16 days) ex flights
Tanzania and Kenya biking holiday
Experience a different face of Africa by bike, from NZ $4490 (16 days) ex flights
Kathmandu Valley mountain biking holiday, Nepal
Cycling and sightseeing around Kathmandu, from £690 (13 days) ex flights
Walking and cycling holiday in Kerala, India
Walking and cycling through rainforests and grasslands, from £633 (7 days) ex flights
Cilento and Amalfi Coast cycling holiday, Italy
Rocky ridges set between small picturesque inlets, from £1199 - £1449 (8 days) inc UK flights
Yunnan cycling holiday in China
Cycle through some of China's most breathtaking scenery, from US $2250 (14 days) ex flights
Spain cycling holiday near Alicante
Alicante mountains bike experience, stunning routes for all, from €200 - €850 (8 days) ex flights
Vietnam cycling & culture holiday
A journey of discovery through central Vietnam, from US $1195 (7 days) ex flights
Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays
Beautiful landscapes, fascinating towns and long white beaches, from £1949 - £2669 (15 days) inc UK flights
Great Wall of China cycling holiday
Biking and hiking adventure along the Great Wall, from US $699 - US $1699 (5 days) ex flights
Provence self guided cycling tour, Avignon to Cassis
Discover Provence from Avignon to the Mediterranean by bike, from €890 - €1315 (8 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in California, vineyards & coastal roads
The ultimate US road trip, by bike, from £3059 - £3199 (14 days) inc UK flights
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France
Cycle along the Rhτne River from Geneva to Lyon, from €885 (7 days) ex flights
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside
Multi-activity tour in Stockholm's picturesque countryside, from SKr7495 - SKr7795 (7 days) ex flights

353 reviews for cycling holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent cycling holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Wonderful guides, incredible access to the remotest regions and real people... Wonderful - genuinely the holiday of a lifetime and a never to be forgotten special experience. (more)Dan Cobley
Every day brought new experiences. The animals just kept coming out on cue! Brilliant - I don’t know how we will top it. (more)Monica Szolin-Jones
Most memorable were waking to the sound of a lion killing a wildebeast behind our tent in Amboseli National Park campsite. Singing and dancing with 500 children from a local primary school in Tanzania. (more)Gaenor Morris
From NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 excluding flights
Sweden self guided cycling holiday, Stockholm countryside
Memorable parts? There were too many to count. But many great bike rides. We did a 5 day ride near Stockholm. A second trip was done in the islands around Stockholm. Tips? I would extend the Gotland part of the trip by 1 day. Local benefits? We had a lot of contact with many local people and they were great. Overall rating? It was a great trip. We did 2 back to back self guided bike trips near Stockholm. It was planned and supported beautifully by Carmen. I love recommending... (more)Ed Weiner
From SKr6270 - SKr6565 excluding flights
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Brilliant!! The most memorable part has to have been rafting the G4 rapids on the Bhote Koshi with thunder and lightning, rain bouncing off the water and 1.5cm hailstones falling from the sky, still all in 27 degrees heat, wow amazing! (more)Neil Whittemore
I had a brilliant time on this holiday and it fulfilled most of what I wanted to get out of the trip. (more)Murray Hendriksen
From £1690 including domestic flights only
Thailand and Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Cycling tour in Catalonia for food lovers, Spain
It was great. We could do as much as we wanted. We could have made it as hard or easy as we liked. We loved being active. (more)Liz Wood
Biking in the beautiful country of Spain with my husband and good friends was the most memorable part. It was a wonderful experience, great trails, food and memories to last a lifetime. I am planning my next trip now! (more)Mark Edwards
Everything about this holiday was excellent, and exceeded expectations. We have already recommended this holiday to our friends, and would do it again ourselves! (more)Ashling Swirtz
From €950 - €1170 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain
Great. Would definitely now consider another cycling holiday with this company. We enjoyed the experience of cycling through the countryside and to the beach then stopping off for lunch and a beer. We saw so many lovely places. (more)patricia houston
We all enjoyed it immensely...I think seeing the first medieval village and cycling through the deep countryside were the most satisfying experiences. For others it might have been stopping for the first beer at a village cafι. Or the fantastic burger and chips in Ripli when we were all tired and hungry. (more)John Lowdon
Very good..Cycling through the countryside and to and from the beach. Also the food was fantastic. (more)Wendy McCaffer
From €429 - €799 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided
Fantastic! Recommend it to everyone from 8 to 80 years old who love to bike (more)Kristin Rygg
Enjoying the wonderful countryside at our own pace and the accommodation were the best parts of the holiday. We were expecting rustic, what we got were luxurious idylls, perfect to recharge our batteries after the time on the road. (more)Paul Okey
Fantastic! I have already recommended it to friends. We loved the freedom of doing a self- guided trip as a couple in the beautiful countryside. (more)Adriana Moore
From €539 - €623 excluding flights
Pinasca accommodation, Piedmont, Italy
Gosh, difficult to say which part out of so many! I am reviewing the holiday five months later and still remember everything about our stay here. The delicious food and warm hospitality from the hosts, the beautiful scenery and the long walks will stay with me forever, I think. (more)Bill Reid
The kindness of our hosts, the nice balanced way they shared and included us in their individual enthusiasm and warmth, the pertinent information about local and Piemonte region, without coming too close were most memorable. Excellent holiday. (more)Anna Welsing
Whilst we have many very happy memories of our recent 5 weeks in Europe all involved voted that the week was 'the' most memorable. This was primarily a result of the passion that both Marla and Fabrizio bring to the running of the accommodation and to ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of their guests. Of course this professionalism is ably supported by the fantastic scenery and interesting history of the area. (more)Neal Dalgliesh
From €60 per couple per night
Rural guesthouse in Malaga, Spain
We had a lovely family suite which was spacious and well equipped. The pool is also lovely - quite large and pristine... (more)Julie Mills
The blend of marvellous scenery, a fabulous place to stay and relax, and the hospitality of our hosts (including great food and great local advice on walking, parking points, activities etc). (more)Russell Chant
Exploring hills and geological areas near the property was the most memorable...Relaxing. Hosts very attentive and informative. Peaceful location. (more)Diana Loffler
From €73 - €83 per double room per night
Bavaria self catering apartments
The village was very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The opportunities to enjoy the natural environment were abundant. We especially loved our walks and bike rides through the forest. (more)Rainey Wikstrom
Cycling and walking in the Bavarian forest was the most memorable part...An excellent holiday thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children aged between 9 and 16 years. (more)Diane Jones
Our day trip to Prague was just fantastic and could not have been improved....Wonderful!! (more)Susan Smith
From €455 - €1260 per accommodation per week
Provence self guided cycling tours, Avignon to Camargue
Very well organised and very enjoyable.... The scenery was beautiful, except in the Camargue, and all the villages were very French and full of atmosphere. Cycling through the Montagnettes and Alpilles was lovely. (more)Trish Price
Successfully navigating our way in and out of beautiful little towns being enthusiastically helped with directions and suggestions for great things to see and do by locals even with our absolute lack of French. (more)Jennifer Wright
From €880 - €1245 excluding flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
It was absolutely wonderful. Tomi and arranged everything with precision. We loved the places he choose for us to stay and we know our experience was much richer than we could have arranged ourselves using guidebooks. (more)Laurie Crossman
It was all memorable. The local staff were always cheerful and efficient, despite running a complex operation when new clients were starting their holidays on different days of the week. (more)Peter Gratton
Most memorable was the gorgeous Croatian islands and the great small towns that responsible travel had us visit. (more)Peggy Deamer
From €360 - €690 excluding flights
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside
Memorable parts? Visiting the archipelago Tips? If cycling invest I'm gel saddle covers - amazon do some £3-4! Carry water snacks & fruit Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very enjoyable, the operator (Carmen) couldn't have done more, from the moment I started organising it 'til we left Sweden. (more)Hilary Thomas
From SKr7495 - SKr7795 excluding flights
Catalonia family self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? The 30k mountain bike ride that took in parts of the local scenery that would have remained unseen without the guidance and assistance of our host. Tips? For full flexibility hire a car. Local benefits? Not especially although the riding stables did do well out of the visitors. Overall rating? A great holiday and well worth considering for a return. The hosts accommodate families that want to be off the beaten track just as well as cycling or other... (more)Mark Burberry
From €280 excluding flights
Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided
Memorable parts? We loved to be in the area of the Skaddar lake! Tips? Leave the Adriatic coast which is to busy and to artificial and enter in the country , discovering the real Montιnιgro Local benefits? Difficult to say , but in working with a small company we are convinced that the foreign big companies won't take their percentage to Our travel. Overall rating? As I got commentaries from My friends ( 29 people) , That loved Their holiday in Montιnegro and they... (more)STEPHANE DESOBRY
From €550 - €670 excluding flights
Self guided cycling holiday Catalonia, Spain
Very good...La Rectoria accommodation: comfortable ease, nothing a problem, beautiful rural location, delightful hosts and delicious food. (more)Lorna McCourt
We loved the flexibility of this trip - Alan and Vivian were happy to tailor the trip to our needs and always ready to offer advice or ideas. The trip they planned allowed us to see Catalonia and stay in some fantastic places without the hassle of sorting everything out ourselves. (more)Bennet Summers
From €955 - €1170 excluding flights
Yorkshire self catering accommodation sleeping 4, England
Fantastic. Lovely cottage, very well stocked and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is spacious and in bad weather you can sit and gaze into the garden and listen to the birds. (more)Helena Poldervaart
We were intrigued to stay in a house made of straw bales and to see how recycling/ reuse can be put into practice and good effect.- we were not disappointed! We found the photo albums showing the building of the house really interesting. (more)C Sharkey
From £396 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Kerala and tropical India cycling holidays
Memorable parts? Cycling down the Ooty Hill, the views were breathtaking, as well as visiting the orphanage. Tips? Padding, padding and padding. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Olga Baranova
From £1949 - £2669 including UK flights
Tanzania and Kenya biking holiday
Memorable parts? Biking itself and meeting the locals on the way was fascinating enough, but camping on Masai grounds and talk to the villagers was a bonus on top. I definitely enjoyed the variety of biking tracks and terrains and the game drives were fantastic. Tips? Well, be in good condition, have a bit of biking practise beforehand and go for some uphills. Otherwise you will struggle a bit... Bring a camera with a decent zoom. If you want luxury this is not for you! Local... (more)Roman Holderbach
From NZ $4490 excluding flights
Japan cycling holiday
We are just back from a holiday in Japan. A great way to see Japan in a very personal way- being part of the scene, as you are when on bike. (more)Barbara Hickson
The highlight was the absolutely spectacular scenery we cycled across, past, over. The countryside and mountains in Japan are amazing! (more)Blake Mizzi
There were many high points, but the best of all was seeing the Miyako Odori (Cherry Blossom Dance) in the Gion district of Kyoto. (more)John Casement
From £3350 excluding flights
Austrian Alps summer chalet in Muhlbach
Wonderfully appointed cottage that more than lived up to our expectations. The weather was unusually mixed for August, but there is so much to see and do - plus relaxing indoors was such bliss - that we never felt at a loose end. Wonderful - thank you so much. Looking forward to visiting again I hope! (more)Norma Foster
Excellent...hiring bikes was the most memorable part. (more)Peter Ince
Very enjoyable... We really enjoyed a trip to a lake called 'Hintersee' nearby as it wasn't very touristy. Try to take the path less trodden. (more)Ruth Kitchener
From £700 - £990 per week (sleeps 6)
Biking holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
The most memorable part of our holiday was the time spent in a very remote area of Tanzania with the Masai. We were privileged to visit their homes and witness their day to day living. An amazing experience! (more)Susan Ducollet-Holliday
Brilliant! I have done supported tours in USA, Cuba, Brazil and Europe and this is the gold standard in terms of support, food, attention to detail, professionalism, friendliness etc. etc. I cannot recommend this company too highly. Go have fun! (more)Jane Thurnell-Read
Lots of most memorables... but the ones that really stick in my mind are first spotting of a zebra in the wild,... sitting 150 feet up on the rock outcrop having a supper picnic watching the sun set sipping wine made from the monastery. (more)Suzette Lang
From NZ $4690 excluding flights
Spanish Pyrenees historic B&B
It was perfect in all respects, particularly thanks to our hosts who not only cooked the delicious dinners but also helped with (very useful) recommendations for excursions, organising rental bikes and stimulating conversation. We will be back soon! (more)Irina von Wiese
Brilliant. Would love to do it again...Beautiful countryside, quiet location & helpful hosts (more)R Moore
Very good, familiar hospitality...Roy a very good and fine cook and Goretti the wine and whisky-expert was marvellous. (more)Lutgart Van Malderen
From €90 - €130 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Vietnam cycling & culture holiday
Memorable parts? We would take breaks along the road by going into people's homes and sitting down with them, eating some fruit, (sometimes using their bathrooms!) and talking with them with our guide. I have never before traveled and interacted with local people so much as on this trip. Tips? Some of the recommended supplies they listed weren't needed, such as a camelbak. Also, we stayed in pretty surprisingly nice hotels, if you want to try to save some money it might be possible... (more)jason sulkowski
From US $1195 excluding flights
Sri Lanka cycling holiday
Memorable parts? Cycling through the the back roads of Sri Lanka Tips? Be fit before you start Local benefits? Yes, as I donated to a dog charity (Embark) in Sri Lanka on my return to UK Overall rating? Extremely good. (more)Joy Skipper
From £2099 - £2949 including UK flights
Cambodia cycling tour, tailor made
Getting off the beaten track and seeing what Cambodia was really like. (more)Jen Delane
Excellent. Our wonderful guide, Noi, and the cycling element were the best. (more)Caroline O
From £1325 excluding flights
Alentejo & Algarve self guided cycling holiday, Portugal
Memorable parts? Discovering the Vicentina coast and its marvellous beaches and blue sea for the first time. Marvellous landscape, kindness and smiles of the people met all along the trip. Spotless accommodation, very charming small hotels. Tips? Local benefits? Yes, it did because we were always staying at small hotels run by Portuguese - in most of the places, they could hardly speak in English or French. Overall rating? Perfect, even better than expected (more)Muriel Deladriθre
From €600 - €650 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in the Baltics
Memorable parts? Cycling along the beach near Riga, and then down the Curonian Spit on beautifully maintained cycle routes through trees were both wonderful. Tips? Averaging about 50km a day on mainly flat routes, the cycling is easy and should appeal to almost any cyclist who likes a potter, but might frustrate those looking for something more challenging. Easy countries to holiday in and things essentially worked really well. Do take mosquito repellent - most places are fine,... (more)Edward Milford
From £1299 - £1329 including UK flights
Provence cycling tour, France
Memorable parts? Cycling up Mont Ventoux. Wow! Its tough, very tough, but worth the effort. Particularly nice to have a really fabulous hotel at the bottom to relax afterwards. Tips? Do try to make the initial meeting with the local rep. We didn't and there were a few issues - for example some of our dinner arrangements - that it would have been better to iron out before they became issues. We were a bit disappointed that we weren't warned in advance that the meeting with the local... (more)Jane Frank
From €995 - €1335 excluding flights
Self guided cycling holiday in Montenegro
Memorable parts? THE VIEWS WHEN CYCLING Tips? DO IT Local benefits? I SUPPOSE IT HELPED THE LOCAL ECONOMY Overall rating? EXCELLENT (more)George Harper
From €550 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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