Cycling tours are becoming more popular every year, with an increasing number of people realising how wonderful it is to head out on a bike for rides that take in spectacular sights, superb food & drink and centuries of history. With this in mind, we've compiled a list of the best places to cycle this year.
As we pedal towards the new year, we’ve put together a selection of tours that we've tried out and can highly recommend for 2019. Whether it’s beautiful scenery in Italy, peaceful cycling in Germany and Austria or luxurious cruising around Croatia, these tours demonstrate the best that Europe has to offer in 2019.
On my tenth Freedom Treks tour, I cycled the Best of Holland tour, which certainly lived up to its name! Starting & finishing in Amsterdam, this seven-night Boat & Bike tour takes in beautiful polder landscapes and interesting towns along the way.
The remarkable coastline of Croatia is in our opinion, the ideal destination for a boat & bike tour. If you're unsure about whether a cycling tour in Croatia is going to be right for you, read this to discover the reasons we love cycling in this fascinating country.
In April 2018, I travelled with Ben from our marketing team to Trogir on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia to experience the National Parks of Dalmatia - Deluxe tour. What better way to see Croatia’s stunning coast and islands than cycling on quiet roads with a local guide, then returning to a luxurious floating hotel for lunch and a cold drink on deck?
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.
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.
September and October are possibly our favourite months of the year for a cycling holiday. Routes are beginning to get less busy after the summer rush, temperatures are more comfortable and attractions are quieter than in the middle of summer.
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.