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.
In June I enjoyed my first taste of a Freedom Treks cycling tour, relaxing & unwinding in the comfort of a beautifully restored Alentejo Farmhouse on the Cycling in Paradise tour in rural Portugal. It was such a fantastic experience, I want to go back!
In May 2018, I took a girls’ cycling trip with four friends. With varying commitments, we wanted a short break trip to an easy to get to destination, leisurely rides, great scenery and importantly, wonderful cuisine. The four-night Venetian Delights tour fitted the bill perfectly!
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.
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.
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.
The archipelago that surrounds Stockholm is the second largest in the Baltic Sea and is home to a stunningly beautiful coastline, quiet forests and attractive little villages. In June 2017, I cycled the route with my partner and our son and enjoyed a wonderful five-day break hopping between islands.
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.