Our cycling holidays have been created by cycling experts, with adventures to suit most levels of ability. Whether you fancy a challenging ride through the foothills of the Himalayas in India or a leisurely week of exploring and sightseeing on two wheels in Croatia, we have an exciting selection of cycling adventures to choose from.
There are many different factors that contribute to the difficulty of a tour, including length of day, terrain, type of accommodation, altitude and weather conditions. We have grouped our cycling holidays into three categories to help you choose the right trip for you. In order to properly assess whether one of our cycling holidays is suitable for you, it is essential that you read the ‘Is This Tour For You?’ paragraph at the bottom of the tour itinerary and read the Trip Notes to see what each day entails – distances covered, ascents & descents, and time spent cycling.
An ideal introduction to cycling holidays for those who can confidently ride a bike, are reasonably fit and in good health. You will ride on predominantly on paved roads, with only gradual ascents, and cover daily distances which rarely exceed 55km (34 miles). Vehicle support is always available if you’re feeling weary and need a break.
Cycling holidays in this category are ideal for regular weekend leisure cyclists who are used to cycling on paved roads and forestry roads, with limited off road experience. You will be cycling up to 70km (44 miles) a day and vehicle support is always available. For trips at this level you need to have a good level of fitness.
The terrain on trips of this grade will provide a challenge for regular weekend cyclists. You will be cycling for up to 7 hours a day over hilly terrain, with some long steady climbs and equally long downhill blasts so a high level of fitness is required. A support vehicle is always available should you need to rest.
Himalayan Hill Stations Ride
Read on for more information regarding bike hire, group size, accommodation and what happens with your luggage.
On our cycling holidays in Cambodia, South Africa and Croatia, bike hire is included in the cost of the tour. In India and Turkey bike hire is not included in the cost of the tour. We can arrange bike hire for you and you will pay for it locally. In the tour Trip Notes you will find the cost of bike hire and the type of bikes available. If you wish to hire a bike please let us know at time of booking and we can arrange this for you. The cost of bike hire is payable in local currency.
Alternatively you can choose to travel with your own bike on any of our cycling holidays. In the tour Trip Notes we state what type of bike and equipment is required if you would like to take your own bike and we also give information about flying with your bike. Please inform us prior to departure if you are planning to take your own bike.
No, you will only have to carry a small day bag with essentials including plenty of drinking water, a waterproof jacket and puncture kit (see tour Trip Notes for more detailed packing lists). Your main luggage will be transported between our overnight stops by our support vehicle. Each morning our luggage will be loaded onto this support vehicle and you'll be reunited with the rest of your gear at the end of the day.
We want everyone to enjoy their cycling experience and we recognise the importance of group members being allowed to cycle at their own pace. There is usually a fair distance between the front and rear cyclists in the group and there may be times when other group members, vehicle support and biking leader are out of sight. But there's no reason to panic as our regular stops give everyone a chance to catch up and regroup. If you need to take a break from cycling at any time then our support vehicle is always on hand.
Our local biking leaders and the support vehicle driver watch over the group throughout the day and they carry mobile phones, allowing you to contact them in the case of a breakdown or other incident.
The group size on our cycling holidays is limited to a maximum of 16 travellers. These trips attract a lot of solo travellers, in addition to some couples and groups of friends. We welcome adults of all ages - you just need to be physically fit and a confident cyclist. Our cycling adventures are led by an English-speaking tour leader and you’ll be joined by fellow cyclists from around the world, making them an international affair and giving you the opportunity to meet people of different nationalities.
We stay in simple yet comfortable accommodation on our cycling holidays. We use a mix of hotels, lodges and guesthouses, which are predominantly of a 2-3 star standard. In the tour Trip Notes you will find details about the accommodation you can expect on any given tour.
Here you'll find our complete collection of cycling holidays and each tour page contains a wealth of information to help you choose the bike adventure that's right for you.
Our Active range brings you thrilling trekking and cycling holidays to some of the world's most popular destinations. Whether it’s trekking to the Lost City of Petra in Jordan or cycling around the Angkor temples in Cambodia, you’ll get to explore more of your chosen destination than just the standard highlights, either by bike or on foot. There will still be lots of cultural experiences and even the occasional wildlife encounter along the way. You'll need a good level of fitness and an intrepid spirit.
Group sizes are small and average around eight travellers. The accommodation you’ll be staying in reflects the off-the-beaten track nature of these trips with simple hotels, wild & fixed camping, homestays and local guest houses for value and convenience.