Category: E-Bike

Long vs Short Tours

Whether you're looking for a longer vacation because a week isn't enough or a short trip suits you better, we have a selection of 10-night tours and shorter 4-night "taster tours" to consider. Let's take a look at some of your options... Our 10-night trips: -Explore at your own relaxed pace -Includes extra 'stay put' days for local sightseeing and discovery -Cover a larger area Classic Chianti Cycling Quintessential Italian…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

7 Ways to break the norm in 2018!

Do something different on foot or by bike in 2018! Our walking & cycling tours focus on unique experiences where you can make memories and create those special moments that matter. This could be a fabulous meal you had during your trip, an encounter with the locals that made you smile or something as simple yet astonishing as a panoramic hilltop view. Do something different, broaden your horizons and make…

Where’s trending for 2018?

Where's trending for 2018?  Take a look at what's shaping up as the "hot" destinations for walking & cycling tours in 2018. And we aren't the only ones touting their attractions.. ITALIAN DOLOMITES There's a special, unique kind of reverence reserved for the Italian Dolomites. The Tre Cime (The Three Peaks), the range's most dramatic peaks, look like jagged icy teeth straight from the gaping maw of the earth. Walks…

Cycling Norway’s Spectacular Oslofjord – New for 2018!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Small island with typical houses, Norway[/caption] With its gentle coastline, hilly little roads through forests, tranquil beaches and charming coastal towns, the Oslofjord region of Norway is a cyclist's paradise. Here are some of the highlights of our 6-night Cycling the Oslofjord trip. Quaint harbour towns and villages stretch along the coast - each with its own unique history and attractions. Pass lush green fields and pedal through…

Spotlight on….Provence

Quintessential purple landscapes glimmer like amethysts in this picture-postcard paradise of lavender fields radiating violet-twinged views, where the soft natural light and timeless landscapes have been used by artists and writers to create iconic masterpieces. So what is it that makes Provence so special? ·        Picturesque hilltop villages hosting weekly markets selling fresh local produce, colorful textiles and original artworks. ·        Fresh and flavorful Mediterranean-inspired cuisine: olive oil from the…

It’s a Great Time to Visit Britain!

With the US dollar the strongest it has been vs the pound in 30 years, Britain is a great travel value right now!  You'll find sensational scenery, quirky local culture, charming inns and incredible food.  The UK is brimming with history, local legends and some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, not to mention award-winning coastline and first-class cuisine. From castles and cliff walks to museums and art galleries; sweeping…

Electric bikes? Hello stress-free cycling!

[caption id="attachment_1126" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Group biking through Switzerland on electric bikes[/caption] 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…

7 Brand NEW Cycling tours for 2016!

With more than 18 years' experience in hand-crafting relaxed active holidays, Breakaway continues to grow, improve and extend its range of unique cycling choices! Breakaway's 2016 CYCLING HOLIDAYS program is an exciting mix of pancake-flat routes (perfect for families and first-timers), gentle climbs and more challenging ascents rewarded by the most incredible of views. Tours - which range from 6-10 nights - are either single center, or follow self-guided hotel-to-hotel itineraries…

Cruise uphill with 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? Not just for softies, 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…

Breakaway Adventures launches electric bike tours! If you've not been on a bike for years, or you're simply unsure as to whether you're up to a traditional cycling tour, then why not consider an electric version? Electric bikes, or e-bikes, work just like normal ones - the only real difference being that when you pedal, the battery automatically kicks in and your power is increased by up to 80%! So…