Cruise uphill on an E-bike!
Think you’re just not fit enough for a bike trip? Or, maybe your traveling companions are the 100km types and you won’t be able to keep up? E-bikes are a great way to experience all the fun and outdoor activity of a bike tour without a worry about your stamina. If you’re not familiar with E-Bikes, these are electric bikes which can be ridden just like a regular bike with self-propulsion – but also have a small motor to assist when you are against a headwind or going uphill. You can comfortably cycle further too, meaning that longer distances are possible and more sights are within visiting distance. You’ll still be able to get some exercise, as the E-bike assists your pedaling; not entirely replacing it. Some people find they ride more (getting more exercise) and with greater enjoyment with an electric assist. And, they are amazingly easy to operate! Stylish and almost indistinguishable from a regular bike – you might like it so much that you’ll be tempted to get one on your return home.
Visitors have long been drawn to the stunning white beaches of Brittany’s Emerald Coast, yet the region remains largely unspoiled with traditional fishing ports, colorful country hamlets and beautifully preserved walled towns unchanged since the Middle Ages.
Wonderful gastronomic meals, world-famous wines, fabulous historic sites and postcard-pretty villages are just a few of the highlights of this popular 8-night cycling tour. You are usually close to the rivers too, so lots of swimming, plus all hotels have pools.
Gentle, relaxing 6-night cycling holiday through traditional french villages and the vineyards of Burgundy. Lots of wine tasting opportunities of world-famous wines along your route!
This 8-night cycling holiday really gets under the skin of Burgundy: its people, its villages, its waterways and, of course, its world-famous wines. The days have been specially designed to allow for lazy riverside lunches and gastronomic pit-stops!
The Vaucluse is characterized by several things but none perhaps as much as the vineyards which cover the patchwork landscape and the ever present shape of Mt Ventoux, ‘the Giant of Provence’, silent and ever watchful on the horizion. This 6 night cycle takes you around the eastern side of the Vaucluse, where you will have ample opportunities to taste the local produce as you venture right up to the foot of the mountain.
Provence is a place whose natural light and landscapes have served as inspiration to such iconic figures as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Dumas (not to mention Peter Mayle!), and this 6 night holiday has been designed to give you a taste of the famous hilltop villages which dot its breath-taking, lavender-scented Luberon region.
The picturesque, perched villages of Provence offer stirring images along with a history which, in some places, stretches back over a thousand years. On this 8 night holiday you’ll discover vineyards, olive groves, monasteries, chateaux and caves along with the region’s famous Ochre Trail and, of course, the lavender which scents the summer air.
For wine-lovers, this 8-night tour circles the famous Cotes de Rhone vineyards, and includes 2 nights in Vaison la Romaine – France’s most extensive Roman site with 6000-seat theatre, baths, houses and streets. Swimming pools 6 nights out of 8.
This 8-night holiday combines gentle pedaling through olive groves, sunflower fields and vineyards with time in gorgeous historic towns and sun-drenched villages. Highlights include medieval Bevagna, Etruscan Perugia, picture-postcard Spello and ancient Assisi.
Superb hotels, world-famous wines and exceptional cuisine are just some of the reasons to choose this 8-night cycling holiday! The cycling takes you through softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets and via the pretty wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo.
One of the flattest cycling routes in our program, this is a great cycling tour for older couples or first timers. Highlights include gorgeous Comacchio, historic Ravenna, the university town of Bologna, with its leaning towers, and the splendid Renaissance city of Ferrara.
Firmly tucked away in the South, Puglia is a sun-soaked region of deserted white sand beaches, unspoiled villages and gently rolling hills backing the clear emerald seas of the Adriatic. Highlights include UNESCO Alberobello, whitewashed Ostuni and beautiful Baroque Lecce.
This 7-night cycling route explores Sicily’s unspoiled western coast, a sun-drenched landscape of golden bays, azure waters, swaying vines and tiny farming hamlets unchanged over the years. Lots of historic interest too: medieval Erice, ancient Segesta and sea-facing Marsala.
The principality of Asturias is a contrasting region of high peaks in the form of the Picos de Europa and rugged beautiful Atlantic coastline. Our 9 night bicycling tour take you on a journey from the border with Cantabria through lush green landscapes to the vibrant city of Gijón.
Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we’ve ever seen! Starting in wine capital, Porto, your route heads south beach and bay-hopping to Aveiro, Portugal’s Venice before finishing beside the beach at Praia de Mira.
Varied beach-front cycling along some of the most spectacular stretches of coast we have ever seen! Starting in wine capital, Porto, your route heads south taking in vibrant market towns and seaside marinas before ending in Coimbra, Portugals capital in the Middle Ages.
The flexibility of this cycling tour makes it an outright winner for families looking for gentle traffic-free cycling with lots more to do besides: pools, watersports, mountain rail rides, boat trips.
With over 250kms/155mi of gentle cycling trails – plus the option to hop on/off the local train (with your bike) – this region is perfect for exploring by bike. You will visit Baroque churches, Gothic cathedrals, fairytale palaces – and the views are pretty special too!
Beautifully flat traffic-free trails make this a popular cycling choice for novices or families with children. The route takes you via pretty riverside villages, past chic waterfront marinas and through protected nature reserves linked by sun-dappled trails.
Styles and brands of E-bike vary, inquire for details. E-bikes are subject to availability, please advise at time of booking.