Whether you’re a casual pedaller or a keener, there’s a holiday for you. Choose from gentle riverside tracks
and ferry rides around Lake Garda to exploring the Tuscan landscape that inspired artists such as Picasso
and Leonardo da Vinci.
Or try e-biking on Switzerland’s snow-capped Alps. The perfect way to explore quaint villages, far-reaching vistas and vineyards.
Corsica is known as the mountain in the sea and for good reason – it’s a place where pristine beaches
meet rocky cliffs, impressive mountains rise from the blue sea and fragrant maquis and Laricio pine
forests are abundant. It’s also home to picturesque fishing villages and ports, Genoese citadels and
vineyards, making it a cycling paradise with an abundance of stunning scenery.
A road-based tour will see you ride around the cape, over the Col de Vergio and through some of the island’s smaller villages. This is a route that has some climbing, but the rewards are huge and the scenery is unforgettable. It’s best to cycle in late spring or autumn when the weather is warmer and traffic is quieter.
Switzerland’s picture postcard scenery is made for cycling. Whether it be gentle cycle paths that weave through flower filled meadows or steep trails criss-crossing the mountains, there is something for every kind of cyclist.
It’s also one of the best places in Europe to explore castles (or chateaus) thanks to its rich heritage. During the summer, gardens are at their most vibrant and many castles extend their opening hours to allow you to tour 1,000-year-old fortresses and turreted manor houses in peace.
On a Lakes & Mountains holiday you can enjoy the best of Switzerland with our friendly and experienced team on hand to support you. The itinerary is packed full of highlights from immaculately preserved Altstadts to the crystal clear waters of Lake Lucerne.
This tour is perfect for amateur cyclists who want to take on a cycling challenge. Designed to be an easy/intermediate self-guided experience, you can explore Crete’s enchanting mountain scenery, visit traditional villages, and see the most important places of interest.
From Heraklion, head inland to Kritsa, where you can visit a stunning Byzantine chapel, Panagia Kera. This chapel was built in the 18th century, and its interior is decorated with beautiful frescoes.
Eastern Crete is a fantastic travel discovery – it has a gorgeous, pristine landscape to discover. Here, you can find important archaeological sites and tranquil golden beaches. There are also some incredible gorges and waterfalls to check out, such as a small one called Sarakinas Gorge. These gorges are also very scenic and offer a great opportunity for trekking.
With the Pyrenees to the north and mountains of Sistema Iberico to the south, Aragon is a cycling mecca with stunning landscapes and historic medieval towns. Explore the longest green bike route in Spain and discover traditional villages with Mudejar architecture, the beautiful style that developed from the amalgamation of Christian and Moorish styles after the Reconquista.
Climb the iconic cliffs of El Parrizal canyon where vultures nest deep in the red rock or wander the cobbled streets of Zaragoza, the region’s attractive capital, for incredible cuisine and contemporary art. Or, trek the rugged mountain trails of the Alto Aragon to discover abandoned settlements and remote alpine villages.
Alternatively, join the Border Bash Aragon gravel camp where you’ll enjoy big days on a mix of surfaces with camaraderie and hearty meals shared around a campfire.
The Italian Alps and Dolomites have some of Europe’s highest mountains, stunning scenery and breathtaking routes that are ideal for cyclists of all levels. Whether you’re an expert looking to conquer legendary mountain passes or a leisure cyclist wanting to pedal gently through scenic countryside routes, there is a guided cycling holiday in Italy to suit your needs.
Tuscany is a cycling hotspot, home to the pro-dominated Strade Bianche in spring and L’Eroica sportive in July. Alternatively, experience hilly but manageable terrain on our Cycle Pisa to Florence bike tour. Cycle through postcard perfect towns like Lucca, visit the Medici villas and witness bucket list icons such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Sicily is a cultural feast that boasts ancient Greek, Phoenician and Roman civilisations. Pedal through baroque marvels such as Ragusa and Modica on this guided cycling holiday around the stunning Ionian islands. You can read more