Self guided cycling travel guide
2 MINUTE SUMMARY
Imagine cycling past sublime scenery, safe in the knowledge that your luggage is waiting for you once you dismount. That's just one of the benefits of a self guided cycling tour and if you prefer to place yourself far from madding crowds with just a few close friends or family members then this is certainly an option worth investigating further. Choosing a desirable destination and daily distances will be dependent on both your interests and fitness levels with chances to dip in or dip out of extra mileage always proving to be yet another popular feature. Professional support, routed rides, hand-picked accommodation and fully serviced bikes all help self guided cycling holidays bridge the gap between small group cycling tours and totally independent alternatives which has to be good news no matter which way you spin your wheels. Have a cruise through our self guided cycling travel guide.
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When to go on a self guided cycling holiday
CYCLING THROUGH THE SEASONS
Going on a self guided cycling holiday can be dependent on when you can take time off, especially if you're travelling as a family. Summer months are obviously going to be hotter and it's worth bearing this in mind when considering how far and how hard you want to cycle over the course of a day. Winter will conversely be colder and conditions can be treacherous when cycling in Europe with ice and rain adding to darker days. In general, the spring and autumn are both considered the best time to go on a self guided cycling holiday as you'll encounter fewer crowds, milder temperatures and much more variety in terms of natural landscapes.