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Experience the freedom of a cycling tour…

September 19th, 2018 by
Cycling tours in Europe

At Breakaway, we love the feeling of freedom and believe everyone needs a break from their daily routine once in a while
Here we like to unplug from daily life by pedaling through the countryside or walking a well-trodden trail – where nothing else matters but the here and now.

From iconic cities to rural hideaways, we love nothing more than really getting to know a destination – learning about the ancient histories, discovering new cultures and experiencing sumptuous local cuisine.Follow lesser-known trails through vast landscapes, drink wine from the local vineyards – truly get to know the destination – hear the sound of the parakeets or the rhythm of the lapping sea as you recharge.

All you need to do is sit back and relax as we take care of the planning.

Travel with Breakaway and enjoy the freedom.

Our top 6 most popular cycling tours

Gastronomic Barolo Cycling tour

#1 Gastronomic Barolo Cycling – Italy

Tucked away in northern Italy, Piedmont is a region brimming with vineyard covered, softly rolling hills, sun-drenched hamlets, world-class wines and incredible hotels. This self-guided cycling tour is varied and mainly follows quiet, traffic-free country roads. The region boasts an incredible array of fine wine towns, including Barbaresco and Barolo along with the local chocolate capital of Alba!

 From $2,525 pp
• 8 nights accommodations in stunning hotels including a restored C19 family villa
• Continental breakfasts and gastronomic evening meals (including 2 dinners at a Michelin-starred restaurant)
• GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included (electric bikes with a supplement)

Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling tour

#2 Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling – France

This gentle seven-night gastronomic self-guided cycle follows Alsace’s incredible ‘Route des Vins’ (wine route), on a linear ride through medieval villages and vineyards, between the great Rhine river and the timeless Vosges Mountains. Bordered by Switzerland to the south and Germany to the east, Alsace offers a delicate balance of French and German, which combine to give it its own unique culture and a truly fascinating history.

• From $1,765 pp
• Continental breakfasts and 1 evening meal
•  7 nights accommodation in a carefully chosen selection of ***, **** & ***** star hotels
• GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included

A Taste of Tuscany Cycling

#3 A Taste of Tuscany Cycling- Italy

This center based self-guided cycling tour introduces you to quintessential Tuscany!  It’s not just a cycling holiday it is an immersion into local Tuscan life, from a cooking class to hot spa baths and the chance to taste local wines and olive oils. The food is superb traditional cuisine, and 65% of the produce is grown or reared on site.

• From $1,705 pp
• Buffet breakfasts and 4-course evening meals
• 7 nights accommodations in the *** Agriturismo Pietriccia with pool
• GPS route note navigation provided
• High quality mountain bikes included
• Wine & Olive Oil tasting session
• Cooking class & one spa entrance

Portugal Porto to Coimbra Cycling

#4 Porto to Coimbra Cycling – Portugal

Our this nine-night self-guided cycling tour, you’ll enjoy wonderful relaxed cycling along the idyllic coastline south of Porto and the beautiful Aveiro Lagoon, discovering two of Portugal’s most important cities – Porto and Coimbra – and sampling some of the country’s signature wines!

• From $2,165 pp
• Continental breakfast and 5 evening meals
• 9 nights accommodations in a selection of **** hotels throughout
• Route notes directions and maps
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality bikes included (electric bikes with a supplement)

Uncover the wonderful flavors of Burgundy on this six night gastronomic, self-guided cycling holiday. In a region known for its epicurean finesse, you really will enjoy fine dining on this holiday. You’ll savor dishes such as Oeufs en Meurette, Poulet de Bresse a la Creme, Perche aux Noix and of course exquisite cheeses like the pungent Epoisses de Bourgogne, all washed down with the region’s incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.
• From $2,235 pp
• Continental breakfast and gastronomic evening meals
• 6 nights accommodations in a selection of historic *** & **** hotels
• GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included

#6 Classic Catalan Cycling

Rich with medieval villages, historic castles and churches, Catalunya is contrasted with an impressive rocky coastline, dotted with pretty fishing villages, crystal-clear waters and beautiful golden sandy beaches. Steeped in culture and history, Catalunya’s traditions date back over thousands of years.​

• From $1,715 pp
• 8 nights accommodations in lovely contrasting hotels including a converted mill in large gardens
• Continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
•GPS route note navigation provided
• Luggage transfers between hotels
• High quality hybrid bikes included

Our bestselling cycling tours – the Breakaway classics

January 18th, 2017 by

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our cycling line up…

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling
Follow quiet country roads – perfect for first-timers – to discover pretty medieval villages and stunning coastlines.

Surf and turf in Catalunya departures from April 9 –  October 16 2017

Loire Gastronomic Cycling
Easy riding beside the grandiose river, with visits to famous magnificent châteaux and wineries on the way, and a gastronomic masterpiece to finish off the day!

Step into your own fairytale from  May 11 –  October  8 2017

Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling
Cycle along the banks of the river Dordogne and Vézère and through ancient woodlands and farms and enjoy delicious evening meals at the end of a day’s cycling.

Cycle and dine in style from May 11 –  September 24 2017

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Discovering the Catalunya Ebro Delta by Bike
This single-centre holiday offers relaxed cycling on traffic-free routes through the magnificent Ebro Delta and its bird-rich lagoons.

Make your discoveries from May 1 –  October 22 2017

Bavarian Castles and Rivers Cycling

New for 2017, cycle a stunning loop following four rivers, starting and ending in UNESCO-listed Regensburg, with the Jura Mountains as your backdrop.

Explore the unspoiled landscapes from May 12 – October 14 2017

Electric bikes? Hello stress-free cycling!

February 25th, 2016 by
Group biking through Switzerland on electric bikes

Group biking through Switzerland on electric bikes

Whether you’re exploring the lavender fields of Provence, or the Algarve’s rugged Atlantic coastline, cycling is one of the best ways to discover a region. With the sun on your back and the wind in your hair, it’s a sense of freedom like no other.

If you’ve not ridden a bike since childhood or you’re simply not as fit as your cycling pals, you might find the idea a bit daunting, but put electric bikes into the mix and you’ll simply have no excuses. These beauties give you electric assistance while you pedal, taking the stress out of cycling and giving you the confidence to tackle longer distances and steeper climbs.  Sound good? Even better – we’ve got electric bikes on offer in most of our destinations, so you’re sure to find just the cycling tour for you.

Here’s just a few of our e-bike tours to get you started:

Cycling tours
Austria: Austrian Lakes Cycling

If you prefer gentle, traffic-free cycling in a stunning lakeside setting, this is the region for you. Pedaling along the shores of lakes like Mondsee and Wolfgangsee you’ll enjoy spectacular views and swimming opportunities galore, while exploring Baroque palaces, stunning gardens and the fairytale city of Salzburg.

Austrian Lakes Cycling View tour


Cycling tours Austria/Germany: Passau to Vienna Cycling

How about easy cycling alongside the Danube, one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe? The route from Passau to Vienna is one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe, taking in 60 dramatic castles and palaces, picturesque vineyards and sun-drenched villages with delightful waterfront cafes. Highlights include UNESCO-celebrated Krems and of course, spectacular Vienna.

Passau to Vienna Cycling
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Cycling tours
Italy: Gastronomic Barolo Cycling

Follow quiet country roads through the lush hazelnut hills and swaying vines of the gourmand’s paradise that is Piedmont. Aside from impressive castles and beautiful frescoed chapels, you’ll enjoy some spectacular food and wine on this tour. Highlights include the wine towns of Barbaresco and Barolo, charming Alba – home of Ferrero Rocher, and luxury, gourmet hotels – one with a Michelin star.

Gastronomic Barolo Cycling View tour


Cycling tours Italy: Aspects of Assisi Cycling

Experience wonderfully scenic cycling through olive groves and sunflower fields, including a spin along the traffic-free Via degli Ulivi. You’ll explore historic towns and villages such as Montefalco, ‘the balcony of Umbria’, fascinating Spoleto with its Roman remains and magical Assisi with its UNESCO-recognized St Francis’ Basilica.

Aspects of Assisi Cycling View tour



Cycling tours France: Chablis Vineyards Cycling

This cycling tour is sheer relaxation as you follow quiet and totally unspoiled routes between flower-filled villages, medieval towns and world-famous vineyards. Highlights include historic Auxerre with its Gothic cathedral of Saint-Étienne and of course – wine tasting! Numerous wine caves line your route and you’ll visit famous Chablis, the producer of the world’s most celebrated white wine.

Chablis Vineyards Cycling
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Cycling tours
France: Côtes du Ventoux Cycling

It doesn’t get much better than cycling through the Vaucluse, a patchwork of vineyards punctuated by olive groves and watched over by the silent majesty of Mt Ventoux. You’ll cycle between the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône and Ventoux appellations, taking in colorful towns and villages and eclectic open air markets, and sampling the fine local wines.

Côtes du Ventoux Cycling View tour

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