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Pampered cycling

Our verdict:

Take the slow route through some of Europe's prettiest regions on two wheels for a truly relaxing break. These four-night cycling breaks are all geared to be enjoyed at your own pace, each day finished off in style with a well-earned dinner in a characterful small hotel. Guilt-free indulgence!

Recommended tour operator: Headwater

Headwater says

We specialise in cycling and walking holidays worldwide with a full range of self-guided itineraries from four nights to two weeks or more.

We have created a range of four-night cycling breaks in France, Spain and Portugal which are suitable for all ages and level of ability. You can choose from a leisurely pace through to more strenuous routes.

Discover the Real Algarve, departing from Sagres and cycling far from the crowds through pretty villages, lush meadows and the jaw-dropping coastline.

The Chablis vineyards of Burgundy break is as much about the wonderful food and wine as it is about exploring on two wheels – we even collect any wines you may have purchased en route and deliver them to your final hotel.

For a more strenuous break, the Hilltop villages of Provence has some tough climbs but the rewards are fabulous views of one of France’s most scenic regions.

Spain’s Catalan Coast is dotted with beautiful coves, charming fishing villages and crystal-clear water whilst, just moment inland, quiet country lanes, medieval villages and olive groves await.

All of our cycling short breaks include accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in characterful hotels, some or all evening meals, a top quality bike, full route details and GPS route navigation. You can opt to include your flights and transfers too – whichever you choose, we transfer your luggage from hotel to hotel each day.

Prices start from £899 per person for four nights including flights.

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