One of the fastest growing types of holiday in the travel industry, with more people wanting to enjoy the open roads and trails of the world and leave the car behind, cycling holidays open up endless opportunities to get off the beaten track and exercise at the same time!
Around Europe, it’s easy to take your bikes on the ferry or train and enjoy plenty of gorgeous tracks and trails through food and wine centres, along rivers, follow Mediterranean coastal paths or the canals of Belgium and The Netherlands, the options are endless.
Further afield there is hardly a part of the world where you can’t cycle now. There are group cycling holidays to suit all ages and abilities, flying your own bike out with you or hiring bikes locally. Around Asia this is a great way to meet local people and get close to fantastic historical sites and wildlife. Even in Africa, you can get in the saddle and take a cycling safari instead of the jeep – try Malawi for some amazing cycling holidays. There are self-guided or guided cycle tours and road or mountain bike tours … gentle meanders or challenging expeditions.
Give me a call to arrange your be’spoke’ holiday!
Here are some of the fabulous cycling holidays available departures in the coming months (as well as for the coming year – ask me for more dates) (prices include flights)
Cycling Morocco‘s South – 9 days from £1049 pp
Cycling in Spain Castles and Canyons – 8 days from £869 pp
Cuban Highlights Ride – 9 days from £1719
Petra and Wadi Rum, Jordan Cycling Holiday – 8 days from £1329 pp
Tanzania cycle safari, 15 days from £2,949 pp
Cycling back roads of Sri Lanka – 15 days from £1,769
Jebel Sahro Ride and Marrakech – 8 days from £1049 pp
Cycling in Rajasthan, India – 16 days from £1,999 pp
South Africa Cape and Winelands – 14 days from £2,319 pp
In September 2012, I arranged for a cycle group from Bath to ride the Danube from it’s source through several countries to Budapest. It was a bit of a logistical challenge as well as a long ride for them! Here’s what they had to say about my services and they did meet their challenge target and it all went smoothly!
“I first contacted Julie when were only had the outline idea of cycling the Danube from its source in Donaueschingen to Budapest for charity. As the project took shape, Julie was endlessly patient as we changed the location of the stops, changed our group numbers and whether we would have a support vehicle throughout. Julie provided great advice and found the best local operator to make our booking and select the best flight arrangements and hotels. Everything on our trip worked out absolutely perfectly which is essential when you have a group of 11 cyclists covering long distances each day. The end price was within budget and Julie was very good at communication all of the details so that we could ensure all of the group were properly briefed. If we were to do another group trip we would certainly use Julie.
Lindsay Holdoway, Managing director, HPH Ltd, Bath – raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Care and Dorothy House Hospice Care.”
See my testimonials page for feedback from other happy travellers, not just on two wheels!
Experience Croatia on two wheels from Split to Dubovnik via the beautiful Dalmatian coast and islands.
A two week cycling holiday through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama through jungles, cloud forest, rural farmlands, round lakes and volcanos to the dramatic finish line of the Panama Canal!
A two week cycling holiday to Northern Tanzania, including wildlife of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro with some stunning bike rides around the Rift Valley and Masai lands.
A fascinating insight to some major historical sites of Athens and Peloponnese along the coast and inland – group cycling tour staying in small hotels and enjoying traditional Greek hospitality.
A fabulous cycling holidays in the Tatra mountains of Poland and Slovakia. Mountain forests and Goral folklore mix with thermal pools and hot springs, also enjoy the cultural city of Krakow.
The people of Vietnam love cycling and what better way to explore a country than on two wheels! Enjoy this beautiful country with it’s paddy fields, cloud covered mountains, sandy beaches and amazing bays of limestone outcrops.