Cycling holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Get on your bike and you'll be well on your way with this great range of cycling holidays & mountain biking holidays. We have everything from introductory cycling holidays for the wobbly beginners amongst you to the advanced hard core mountain biking for the adrenalin heads. Take a look at our cycling holidays & mountain biking holidays classification guide to find the right cycling holiday for you.
Biking holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Adventurous African cycle tour in Kenya and Tanzania., from NZ $4490 (16 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
Soak up the rural life of French countryside., from €640 - €850 (6 days) ex flights
Dordogne cycling tour, France
Ride through the quintessential Perigord and Quercy regions, from €785 - €1870 (8 days) ex flights
Amsterdam to Bruges bike and barge holiday
Bike and barge from Amsterdam to beautiful Bruges, from £760 (8 days) ex 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
Cuba cycling tour
The main sights & stunning scenery, from £2049 - £2669 (16 days) inc UK flights
Cilento and Amalfi Coast cycling holiday, Italy
Rocky ridges set between small picturesque inlets, from £1199 - £1449 (8 days) inc UK flights
Mongolia cycling holiday
The mountains & steppes home to Genghis Khan, from £2399 - £2499 (17 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka cycling holiday
Ride the cool highlands, jungle parks and ancient Buddhist cities, from £2159 - £2949 (15 days) inc UK flights
Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain
Discover pretty medieval villages and coastal paths, from €429 - €799 (7 days) ex flights
Saigon to Bangkok cycling holiday
Three of South East Asia's most fascinating countries, from US $2450 (14 days) ex flights
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery, from £1299 - £1599 (9 days) inc UK flights
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling holiday in the Algarve, from €539 - €623 (7 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group cycling holiday
The best of Vietnam on two wheels , from £1149 - £2699 (16 days) inc UK flights
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Family adventure across Tanzania and Kenya by bike, from NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 (16 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Self guided cycling holiday, from £426 - £840 (8 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in Croatia, Dalmatian Coast
Cycling through the Dalmatian Coast Islands in Croatia, from £1049 - £1249 (8 days) inc UK flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Explore the amazing island's coasts and medieval town, from €300 - €690 (8 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
Aegean Coast cycling holiday in Turkey
Visit quiet villages, beautiful countryside and meet local people, from £929 - £979 (8 days) inc UK flights
Matera to Puglia cycle in Italy
Nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, from £1149 - £1199 (8 days) inc UK flights
Japan cycling holiday
The contrasting faces of Japan by bike, from £3350 (16 days) ex flights
Self guided cycling holidays in England
Cycle through stunning countryside, from £230 - £560 (4 days) ex flights
Cycling holidays in Kerala
Spectacular scenery and friendly people., from £1080 - £1125 (14 days) ex flights
Geneva to Lyon self guided cycling holiday, France
Ride along the Rhone River from Geneva to Lyon., from €920 (8 days) ex flights
Tanzania and Kenya biking holiday
Experience a different face of Africa by bike, from NZ $4490 (16 days) ex flights
French Alps cycling holiday
Ride the legendary Tour de France cols!, from €1569 (8 days) ex flights

469 reviews for cycling holidays4 star overall rating

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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
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
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
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
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
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 Monténégro 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 Monténegro 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
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 €850 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 €300 - €690 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
Very good. I would, and already have, recommended Responsible Travel to people. Knowing that having a very enjoyable experience supports local communities makes it so much better. Thanks once again. (more)Alan Spencer
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
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
Snowdonia self catering accommodation, Wales
...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family holiday. (more)Philip Burston
The most memorable part of the holiday was the absolutely stunning view from the cottage, watching the mountains changing as mist drifted over them and then the light and shadows constantly changed as the mountains were revealed and highlighted. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
Memorable: view from cottage. Exciting: Visit to Zipworld...We had very good weather and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday (more)Alex Nash
From £325 - £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 5)
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
Perfect..the best part was driving on the beautiful country roads. (more)Eve Piggott
It was all great: peace and quiet, made to feel welcome but left alone when you wanted privacy. The local market was crammed with excellent local produce. Local wildlife, stargazing, scenery. (more)Richard Needham
Absolutely excellent. The property was well kept but traditional and quirky too. (more)Suzi Staden
From £390 per week (sleeps 2)
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
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
From £30 - £45 per person 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
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)
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Loved the fact that this worked so well for my husband and I - he's a serious recreational cyclist and I'm an avid cyclist but more casual in my approach. We're '50 something's' and found this all very enjoyable. (more)Beth from Canada
What a fantastic holiday! Cycling each day down a new route, through vineyards, small hamlets, to the beach! A holiday quite different to anything we had both been on before. (more)Claire Hermolle
It was well organised. (more)Jane Coward
From £426 - £840 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 café. 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
Rural cycling tours in South India
Memorable parts? Cycling and trekking through the tea plantations at Munnar. Tips? Don't bother with the cycling UP to Munnar (difficult, unsafe and unpleasant). Local benefits? Contributed to the economy - not sure about reducing environmental impacts. Did celebrate conservation on wildlife. Overall rating? Enjoyable for sure but would have benefitted from some better planned days. (more)Howard Rossman
From £620 excluding 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
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 $4490 excluding flights
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 £1959 - £2699 including UK flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the holiday...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great holiday in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil holiday rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
From £698 - £862 excluding flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this holiday to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
From £729 - £862 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)
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Five stars for getting the right amount of things done & rest. The countryside is beautiful, the gite and courtyard were lovely, the hosts wonderful and the chateaux have to be seen at least once in a lifetime. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
It was the perfect family holiday with a 15 month old. With 3 separate cottages all surrounding one courtyard, it provides the perfect place for a shared family holiday, but still giving you your own space to retreat to! (more)Becky Reid
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
From €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Diving & mountain biking in Vietnam
The food - absolutely delicious everywhere we went, even the meal cooked by our guide in a Tay minority homestead where we ate with the family and drank rice wine welcome shots. Phu Quoc Mango Bay resort - peaceful, eco-friendly, lots of options. The scenery - highlights, Mount Fan Xi Pan from Sapa and Halong Bay. (more)Diana Orton
We had a fantastic time and would recommend this operator to anyone travelling to Vietnam. The management of the tour was excellent. We loved Vietnam, from the food to the people to the places. There is much to see and do and we felt that our tour covered many of the beautiful areas in Vietnam. (more)Annalet van Deventer
Surviving the throng of motorbikes in the streets of Hanoi was the most memorable part. (more)Rachel Crossley
From US $2168 excluding flights
Cuba cycling tour
Memorable parts? Dancing salsa outside in Granada after a lovely meal, mojitos and cycling. Tips? Take a padded cycle seat but you don’t need to be cycle-mad. Read up about Cuba as it is a fascinating country and this tour offers a good chance to find out about this country as well as to explore on a bike. Take your dancing shoes. Be ready to accept the country with all its pros and cons. Local benefits? Yes provided local employment and local restaurants and hotels used.... (more)Melanie Jefferson
From £2049 - £2669 including UK flights

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
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Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
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Very enjoyable
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It was OK
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Cycling Holidays and Cycling Tours

Cycling holidays are a fantastic way to travel because you can escape the crowds, access remote areas, and really get under the skin of a country, as opposed to seeing it from behind the windows of a coach. There are many cycling tours to choose from in Europe, Africa and Asia. A cycling tour may take you to a tiny rural village, where your sudden arrival will fascinate the locals and offer you an opportunity to interact as well as being great exercise. Choosing a cycling holiday will allow you the time for thought and reflection, which is not often found in today’s busy world. When you complete a cycling tour you will often feel a real sense of personal development. There is no doubt you will be addicted once you have completed one cycling holiday. The only question that remains is which type of trip to choose.

Self Guided Cycling Holidays and Self Guided Cycling Tours

Self guided cycling holidays are a good option for the confident cyclist as they allow you flexibility – you can choose when you leave and how far you go. Self guided cycling tours allow you to explore iconic sites and view spectacular untouched scenery. You may choose to take a self guided cycling tour in Europe, where you can pedal through the olive groves in Portugal, enjoy the Fairytale chateaux, world-renowned wines and majestic Loire in France or coast through the verdant wild flower valleys in Greece. Or you can find a self guided cycling holiday further afield. Research different destinations climates and seasons and try to select a self guided cycling tour that enjoys mild, dry weather. You may find yourself on a self guided cycling holiday in Australia, where you can ride through the National Parks and Rainforests of the Byron Bay hinterland. Or you can choose to explore rural Southern India by bike, a perfect way to experience the diverse landscape.

Small Group Cycling Holidays

If you choose a small group cycling holiday you will be leaving at set departures and will go with other people. Taking small group cycling tours will mean you get to know your travel companions quite well and there is often a diverse mix of people with the love of cycling in common. There are small group cycling tours all over the world, including guided cycling holidays in once-in-a-lifetime destinations such as Japan, Cuba and Bhutan. Guided cycling holidays mean you will be accompanied by a specialist cyclist who will be able to give you a unique insight into country and area you’ll be visiting.

Mountain Biking Holidays and Mountain Biking Tours

Mountain biking involves riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain. Mountain bikes are specially adapted to enhance durability and performance in tougher environments. Mountain biking holidays require cyclists to have endurance, core strength and self-reliance and you will need to wear protective gear. There are a variety of mountain biking tours ranging from introductory to hard core. Single track mountain biking involves following a narrow biking trail which is approximately the width of the bike. Single track mountain biking can be technically challenging although you won’t meet off-road vehicle traffic so it can be a smooth ride.

Charity Cycling Holidays

If you want to have an exciting cycling adventure and do something altruistic you can choose to go on a charity cycling holiday. Charity cycle rides will help you get fit, experience new cultures, meet like-minded people and raise money for a charity of your choice. There are many charity cycle rides all over the world – you can choose to go from London to Paris or Saigon to Angkor Wat. Whatever you choose you can rest assured that the sense of reward will be well worth it!

Cycling holidays in Cambodia

A cycling holiday in Cambodia allows you to travel like a local and experience Cambodia as if you live there. The trails of cycle tours in Cambodia take you off the beaten track and into the small villages and farming communities as well as taking you to see the major attractions. A cycling holiday in Cambodia is designed to engage you with your surroundings. Your holiday is enhanced by cycling, and your appreciation of the local environment is heightened by your cycling experience. There is a wonderful range of rewarding cycle tours in Cambodia ranging from 3 days where you may find yourself cycling among a thousand years of Khmer history at Angkor Wat, to 16 days which may lead you to journey across multiple countries of Indochina, from the busy streets of Bangkok to the shimmering paddy fields of Angkor. Depending on your abilities and personal preferences, there is a bike tour in Cambodia for everyone. You may enjoy the challenge of a 500kms cycle through the heart of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam and the dry lands of ancient Cambodia or you may prefer a leisurely journey to sample the cultural heritage and scenic highlights. Many cycle tours in Cambodia continue the tradition of pioneering cycle routes. What better way to explore the remote corners of the country than to undertake a cycling holiday in Cambodia.

Cycling in Portugal

A cycling holiday in Portugal sends you off the beaten track to engage you with your surroundings, giving you the sense of freedom and achievement from really discovering the region. There is a wonderful range of guided or self-guided Portugal cycling tours available at all different levels. Many of the less difficult routes travel through environments suitable for walking holidays in Portugal. Here, you may find yourself cycling in Portugal passed brightly coloured fields of fig trees, orange groves, almond trees and cork oaks, stopping at typically Portuguese villages, natural mineral springs, and ancient castles. Alternatively you may decide to head towards the southern coastline with towering cliffs and vast stretches of pristine beaches. Most of these Portugal cycling routes uses quiet country roads and good tracks, leaving the main roads to when there is no other option. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, there are Portugal cycling tours that take trails of higher levels of difficulty such as mountain biking between the coast and the interior of the country. Here you may find yourself cycling in Portugal up to 50km a day through the mountains which separate the Alentejo from the Algarve: all with superb views. Essentially rural and sparsely populated, it offers a landscape that is uncommonly well preserved. Whichever type of Portugal cycling holiday you choose to take, you will find there is no better way to explore the remote corners of the country than to go cycling in Portugal.

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