These classic cycling tours have timeless appeal..
What makes a classic trip? Is it the jaw-dropping, unchanging beauty of the natural landscapes that surround you? Maybe its the region’s unique heritage made visible in iconic architecture, local customs and delicious, traditional cuisine?
Or is it something else entirely…
All we know for certain is that these classic Breakaway cycling tours, with their expertly crafted itineraries, have a timeless appeal that draws travelers to them year-after-year.
The Loire Valley is steeped in history, with over 300 chateaux lending the region its timeless appeal. From the beautiful Renaissance chateau at Chenonceau to the magnificent royal palace of Amboise, each chateau has its own unique character. Explore the history of the Loire at your leisure with our easy self-guided cycling tour which will take you through traffic-free lanes, majestic forests and gorgeous vineyards.
The Ring of Kerry is seen by many as the ‘real’ Ireland. With history dating back to 300BC, when Celtic tribes first settled the area, it’s amazing how unchanged the landscape is. But it is the seemingly eternal nature of the lush countryside and dramatic seascapes that lends this region its everlasting appeal. Enjoy a mixture of quiet inland and coastal cycling through stunning scenery on this self-guided cycling tour.
Stay in a beautiful selection of hotels on this self-guided cycling tour, including a stunningly restored 19th century villa with its own Michelin-starred restaurant, and the Villa Beccaris which has a vast wine cellar and its own enoteca.
Often described as “the land of great art and good living” it’s easy to see what lends this region of France it’s enduring popularity with travelers. World-famous for the outstanding quality of its wine, Burgundy is also rich in history, from the charming historic city of Auxerre to the ancient crypt at the abbey of St Germain. See the sights and sample the gastronomic delights on this classic French cycling holiday.
Our 2019 brochure is now available, featuring our full range of self-guided walking & cycling and group, guided walking tours.