Cycling holidays

Mark and David's verdict
Cycling is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore a country. Meander along back roads or climb tough ascents at your own pace as you explore from hotel to hotel. Whether you choose the rural charms of France, Portugal or even Denmark, you will burn enough calories each day to earn a generous dinner.

Recommended tour operator: Inntravel

Inntravel says

Our cycling holidays are the perfect way to discover breathtaking scenery in the great outdoors with holidays in France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Croatia and even Slovenia.

  • Self-guided holidays
  • Characterful hotels
  • E-bike options

On our self-guided itineraries, you travel at your own pace from hotel to hotel. Each day, your luggage is transported for you to the next hand-picked hotel where a warm welcome, characterful accommodation and a delicious meal await.

The level of activity ranges from gentle to challenging and several points in between. We provide carefully-researched route maps and local insider knowledge as well as first class bikes (on some holidays, you can bring your own).

France is our most popular destination with a range of holidays and short breaks where you can explore the river valleys, chateaux, vineyards and ancient villages. Wine buffs, for example, will love this cycling holiday in Bordeaux.

See another side of Portugal on one of our off the beaten track itineraries in the northern Minho region or the Silver Coast, for example, or head to Austria for the breathtaking lakes.

If you want to exert less pedal power, all our holidays offer the option to upgrade to electric bikes. So you can cycle amid the hill-top villages of Tuscany or in the foothills of the Julian Alps in Slovenia, for example, safe in the knowledge that you can get help on the ascents whenever you need it.

Our expert team is brimming with advice and ideas to help you find the perfect cycling holiday. Each route is carefully tried and tested.

Find out more about our cycling holidays.

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