Europe is home to some of the world's finest lake cycle routes, which have a lot to offer anyone looking for a relaxed cycling holiday. As you pedal, you'll enjoy spectacular scenery ranging from pretty vineyards and lakefront beaches to green valleys and historic towns.
Europe is home to some of the world’s best cycle paths, providing relaxed cycling along well-surfaced terrain. Whether you're new to cycle touring, or a seasoned cyclist that needs some inspiration, we're sure that you'll find what you're looking for on one of these cycle paths.
In May 2017 myself, my partner and our two year old son enjoyed a 7 night River Danube Boat & Bike holiday filled with memorable days cycling through stunning landscapes, delicious food and a relaxing stay on the remarkably spacious, art-deco style MS Theodor Körner.
We think that a mix of leisurely rides, paired with tasty local food and delicious wine, makes the perfect recipe for a great cycling holiday! We have a range of tours for those who enjoy tasting regional delicacies and sampling unique tipples.
In our latest roundup of Freedom Treks In The Press, we have Telegraph Travel’s 9/10 rating for our National Parks of Dalmatia Boat and Bike Deluxe tour, The Irish Times feature about our Danube River - 4 countries tour and National Geographic Traveller featuring our Family Lake Garda trip in their article about the best holidays that can be reached without taking a flight.
“This really is the year I’ll make that change and stick to it.” If that sounds familiar, don’t worry as you’re not alone - it’s familiar to many of us here too! We start January with the best of intentions, resolutions keenly made to improve the mind, body or soul. The biggest challenge is often keeping them for the remaining 335 days of the year!
In April 2015, Rachael and Sarah travelled aboard the MS Theodor Körner to experience the Danube River Tour. Smooth cycling along the Danube through Germany and Austria, this is a relaxing tour with spectacular views.
In October, the entire Freedom Treks team hopped on a plane and jumped on bikes in beautiful sunshine to experience the Lake Constance tour, one of our best-selling cycling holidays. This easy six or seven night self-guided itinerary takes you around the spectacular shores of one of Europe’s largest lakes passing through Germany, Switzerland and Austria on an easy to follow and mostly car free cycle path. Direct trains from Zurich airport to Constance in Germany, the start and end point of the tour, makes travelling there easy. The team have shared their top tips and best moments of this fantastic hotel and cycle holiday, which is perfect for beginner cyclists and regular cyclists alike.
A Boat & Bike holiday is a unique way to explore a country - or even more than one. Cycle through pretty countryside and historic cities during the day, then meet your boat to relax, dine and sleep at night.