The Top Cycling Holidays With A Spa

By Ben Corke
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Cycling holidays are all about being active, enjoying the sights and sounds of your destination as you ride. However, it's always nice to have a relaxing end to a satisfying day in the saddle and what better way than with a soothing dip in a pool, or some well-deserved time in a spa.

A number of our tours have spa facilities either available at your accommodation or on the cycling route. To help you decide which to choose we've picked a selection of these exciting tours below.

Stay in a Spa Hotel in Tuscany

The pool at the hotel on our Tuscany tour

Tour Tuscany’s timeless landscapes, cycling past vineyards and cypress trees to pretty hill-towns, illustrious cities and the sparkling Tyrrhenian coast, returning to the same hotel each day. Visit Tuscany’s famous sights by bike, including the leaning tower of Pisa and journey to the birthplace of Renaissance art, Florence by train. Staying in a luxury wellness hotel in the spa town of Montecatini Terme, you’ll have access to beautiful indoor and outdoor pools with sun loungers, a sauna and whirlpool, a modern fitness area and an excellent restaurant.

View tour: Tuscany - Bike & Spa From One Hotel

Enjoy Japan's Hot Springs

Cycling in Japan

Experience the delights of Japan in springtime as the nation is swathed in pink cherry blossom. Cycling on rolling terrain you’ll ride past local wildlife, through bamboo forests and along mountain passes. Stopping along the way, you’ll have the chance to visit famous shrines and castles. At the end of a day in the saddle, relaxing in a traditional ‘onsen’ (Japanese hot spring) is a welcome way to soothe your muscles.

View tour: Cherry Blossoms & Hot Springs

Take a Dip in a Thermal Spa in Budapest

Széchenyi thermal bath in Budapest

Cycle the flat green paths of the Danube on this 7 night cycling tour as the river passes through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. End your tour in Budapest, and don’t forget your swimsuit as you’ll want to take a dip in the calming waters of one of over 100 thermal springs in Hungary’s capital! Built in 1913, the Széchenyi Thermal Baths is home to a neo-baroque palace with 18 pools which provide the ideal opportunity to relax after an enjoyable week of cycling.

View tour: Vienna to Budapest

Relax in Albania

Relaxing in a thermal spring in Albania

Our tour of Albania takes you from the vibrant capital city Tirana to the Adriatic Coast, discovering UNESCO sites, ancient ruins and beautiful lakes. The thermal springs at Benje are a real treat on day five of this tour, you can often see the steam rising as you pedal towards the pools!

View tour: Highlights of Albania

Lounge in a Whirlpool on the Top Deck of a Luxury Boat in Croatia

The top deck whirlpool on the Melody boat in Croatia

Cycling in Croatia is a joy, with historic harbours, golden beaches and beautiful countryside to enjoy. As you cruise between Croatia's islands in luxury on a lavishly presented motor yacht, you might also want to enjoy unwinding on your boat's top deck, soaking up the sun's rays. Alternatively, enjoy a 360° view of the ocean from the comfort of the bubbling on-deck whirlpool, perhaps with a drink in hand!

View tour: South Dalmatia - Deluxe

Splash in a Waterfall in Dalmatia, Croatia

Krka waterfalls, Croatia

Okay, this one isn't a spa... but we can't think of many finer relaxed swimming spots in Europe than the Krka Waterfalls in Croatia! Three days into our tour of Dalmatia, your morning ride stops at these impressive falls where you can stop to enjoy the views and take a swim. There are also many fantastic beach spots on this tour, and the chance to rest your legs and sunbathe on your boat's sundeck.

View tour: National Parks of Dalmatia

If you would like to know more about these holidays, make an enquiry online or speak to one of our team by telephone: +44 (0)1273 224066

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