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Loire Valley cycling holiday, France

The Loire Valley is one of France’s most magical regions, rightly famous for the many chateaux that line the banks of the river. This cycling trip gives you plenty of time to explore the castles in this ’valley of the kings’ – find out exactly what’s behind those huge closed doors. The Loire Valley provides flat, easy terrain for cyclists. You’ll travel between 14 and 26 miles a day – easy-peasy by bicycle – using national cycle route and quiet roads, and you can always extend your journey if you like more time in the saddle. You’ll cycle from hotel to hotel, staying in family-run properties. This is a self-guided tour where your luggage is transported ahead, leaving you to explore as you ...Read more >
From £1,315 excluding flights

Romagna cycling holiday in Italy

Start in Ravenna - once the capital of the Western Roman Empire - and cycle through the Romagna region all the way to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy. This tour allows you to explore the famous ceramics town of Faenza, medieval villages such as Brisighella and Dozza and the planned renaissance village of Terra del Sole, built by the Medici family to protect the northern flank of Tuscany in 1564. We love: Easy, flat rides and more serious hill rides make for a cycling paradise through the heartland of homemade pasta, so don't wait until you arrive to Bologna to delight your culinary taste buds with freshly made "tagliatelle", "lasagna", "ravioli" and more, all washed down with ...Read more >
From £1,255 excluding flights

South Tyrol to Verona cycling holiday in Italy

This incredibly scenic tour is one of great contrasts: dramatic mountain terrain and the shimmering flat waters of Lake Garda. You'll discover old-world villages in the hills and vibrant cities brimming with culture, history and great gastronomy. The cycle route is mainly along valley bike paths, but as there are a few inclines, we suggest using an e-bike if you want to keep it easy all the way What’s Included: • Delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels • Fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit • Detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app • Expert on the spot support • Luggage transferred between your hotels • 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOLRead more >
From £1,375 excluding flights

Italy self guided cycling and culinary tour

On this self-guided cycling tour, you'll ride through Italy's premier pasta region. After a day of leisurely cycling, enjoy gourmet evening meals that will include some of the finest traditional fayre in the world ... delightful local dishes made according to Italian traditions. You'll get away from the main tourist trail and pedal quiet roads. Your route will incorporate behind-the-scenes visits of parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar producers, but also ancient castles and various UNESCO world heritage sites. We love: In this stunning region of Italy, history, art and culture - combined with fantastic food - provide an unforgettable Taste of Italy. What's included: • Delightful 3-star ...Read more >
From £1,165 excluding flights

E-bike holiday in the Loire Valley

Based on our classic Châteaux of the Loire itinerary, this new itinerary for 2020 harnesses the power of e-bikes to make it easier for you to see even more of this beautiful corner of France. Saddle up on our excellent Trek e-bikes and relax as you ride along the rivers, past the châteaux and through the vineyards of the Loire valley. This is the perfect tour for the history buffs, the wine lovers and the foodies who want to squeeze as many interesting experiences as possible into their holiday. What’s Included: - Delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels - Bed & Breakfast accommodation with 4 evening meals (7 night itinerary) - Fully serviced e-bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair ...Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Provence cycling tours, tailor made

Welcome to the land of lavender: sun-kissed Provence makes for a great cycling destination. The south of France region is both scenic and historic, and the pace of this holiday is relaxed enough that you can take your time browsing the market, or lingering over lunch. This is a leisurely cycling holiday, covering distances around 20 miles with each ride. Your luggage is transported for you to the next stop, leaving you unburdened to explore. Highlights could include the historic city of Avignon with its famous bridge or the well preserved Roman theatre at the city of Orange. Don’t miss Vaison la Romaine, an extremely atmospheric medieval town with Roman ruins on its doorstep. Don’t forget ...Read more >
From £1,545 excluding flights

Dolomite valley cycling holiday in Italy

An incredibly scenic tour through the dramatic mountain landscapes in the South Tyrolean Alps, this tour helps you to get a feel for rural Italian life. You can either stick to the cycle paths that are mostly downhill or challenge yourself on uphill routes. Pedal through the Caldaro vineyards, stopping for a wine tasting as well as leisurely lunches in mountain restaurants. We highly recommend taking your bikes on the funicular for beautiful views over the valley and traditional villages below. What’s Included: • Delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels • Fully serviced bikes with panniers, water bottle and repair kit • Detailed route information through the Ride With GPS app • Expert on the ...Read more >
From €1,145 excluding flights

Loire Valley luxury cycling holiday

Famed for its grand châteaux, leftover from its past as a preferred home for French royals and aristocrats, few other regions in the world exude the same sense of class as France’s Loire valley. Today the valley is one of the most popular cycling destinations in the world, thanks to an excellent network of cycle routes, easy terrain and endless list of sites to see. By staying in our three favourite château hotels, you will experience this decadence first hand and leave having cycled like a softie and slept like royalty. What’s Included: - Delightful 4-star and 5-star hotels - Bed & Breakfast accommodation with 4 evening meals (7 night itinerary) - Fully serviced touring bikes with ...Read more >
From £1,285 excluding flights

E-bike cycling holiday in Provence

Provence is famed as one of Europe’s most iconic destinations thanks to its mix of spectacular scenery, rich history, vibrant cultural identity and exquisite food and drink. We have offered cycling holidays in this part of the world for over 30 years and can now offer a broader experience with the help of an e-bike. Glide up to the stunning hilltop towns, such as Gordes and Roussillon, and traverse the Luberon valley and Cotes du Ventoux, all with a little extra help to let you focus on soaking up the sights, sounds and sensations. What’s Included: - Delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels - Bed & Breakfast accommodation with 4 evening meals (7 night itinerary) - Fully serviced e-bikes with ...Read more >
From £1,125 excluding flights

Alpilles cycling holiday in Provence

Take a tour of the garrigue, olive groves and vineyards that cover this gorgeous corner of Provence and stay in our selection of the area's finest 4 and 5 star hotels. We have designed this tour to offer a true leisure cycling experience in Provence, with shorter distances and easier routes, giving you more time and energy to explore the local sites and taste the local produce. The tour takes in the charming buzz of St-Remy-de-Provence, rich in culture and history, as well as the stunning fortified village of Baux-de-Provence and the gorgeous village of Eygalières with its slow, relaxing pace of life. This is the perfect Provence tour for those looking for an easy ride. What’s Included: - ...Read more >
From £1,425 excluding flights

E-Bike cycling holiday in Umbria and Tuscany

Electric bikes are an excellent way to see the countryside. They make cycling easier and more enjoyable for everyone and are perfect for making short work of the rolling hills of Italy’s interior. This point-to-point cycling holiday includes luggage transfers and lots of time to explore – don’t worry, there are plenty of coffee stops factored in. Tuscany and Umbria are two regions that make an excellent pairing. Tuscany’s landscape is rightly famous: there are cypress-lined Roman roads and sun-baked villages. Umbria, Italy’s only landlocked region, gets fewer visitors, and feels like a hidden treat for cyclists. This trip starts in the charismatic Tuscan town of Cortona. From here you’ll ...Read more >
From £1,095 excluding flights

South Downs electric bike cycling holiday, England

Enjoy the best of Sussex and Sussex wine with this carefully created tour: five nights and two vineyards with plenty of time in between to relax in our hand-picked, luxury spa hotels and explore the county aboard a top of the range E-bike. Expect peaceful lanes through charming countryside, easy riding along riverside and coastal paths and some spectacular scenery around the South Downs National Park. We love: - The scenic, luxurious beachside accommodation of Bailiffscourt offering a menu of award-winning spa treatments. - Marvellous hillside rides passing through sprawling countryside and quaint hamlets. What's included? - Taxi collection from London Gatwick or Haywards Heath train ...Read more >
From £1,395 excluding flights

Electric bike cycling holiday in the Cotswolds

Experience the finest hospitality and warmest welcome on the edge of the Cotswolds area of natural beauty. This single centre, short break holiday combines luxurious accommodation and a range of fantastic dining options with the empowerment provided by our top-quality E-bikes to allow you to explore and discover the Cotswolds in the utmost comfort. Ride between some of the country's most picturesque villages, stop for pub lunches and picnics on the banks of the Windrush and Coln and discover for yourself why the Cotswolds are England’s premier holiday destination. We love: - Cooking classes and spa treatments at the exquisite Thyme, your single centre accommodation base. Underpinned by a ...Read more >
From £545 excluding flights

E-bike cycling holiday in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a place like no other. Famed for its quaint villages, meandering rivers and rolling hills, the area is the ultimate encapsulation of old English charm. With the use of a top of the range E-bike, the aforementioned hills will be no barrier to you exploring the most impressive sites and some hidden gems, as you can glide up them with the assistance on tap. After being helped around the rides by your E-bike, pamper yourself some more in our selection of luxurious spa hotels, whether it may be with a relaxing treatment or simply some excellent food and drink. Comfort is all but guaranteed. We love: Riverside cycling paths, hopping from one quaint English village to the next. ...Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Loire valley centre based activity holiday, France

The Loire valley is a fantastic place for a centre-based family break – there’s just so much to do on your doorstep. Base yourself in the quiet village of Candes-St-Martin and you’re just a short cycle from some of the valley’s loveliest châteaux. Highlights in the area include Saumur, a historic town crowned by an impressive chateau and home to vineyards that make lovely sparkling wine. Little children might fall under the spell of Château d’Ussé’s, which, with its ever-so-pretty turrets, is said to have inspired Charles Perrault when he wrote Sleeping Beauty. The Loire Valley has quiet rivers for canoeists and there are even caves to explore – the intrepid might go inside, the thirsty ...Read more >
From £925 excluding flights