Cycling for Softies

Book any 2018 tour by 31 January and save £50pp*

Free wheeling down glorious descents, pedaling gently along quiet lanes through undulating countryside, meandering through the trees on forest pathways... as cyclists ourselves, we know how wonderful the sensation of riding in the great outdoors can be. But rather than dreaming of Tour de France glory, on our 'Softies' tours we prefer to potter at a completely different pace.

Our luxury cycling holidays are designed to be as relaxing as they are invigorating. Ride through some of Europe's most glorious regions from £895pp, or if you are short on time, spend a long weekend in the saddle with our luxury short break packages starting from just £375pp.

Make sure you're there with us in 2018, enjoying all of the beauty and treasures that Europe has to offer, simply book early and save yourself £50 per person.

*Terms and conditions apply, please call for details.

What’s included

  • Luggage transfers
  • Route maps and instructions
  • Fully serviced touring bikes
  • Bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Full financial protection through ABTA and ATOL
  • From Cava to Coastlines

    Discover a landscape rich with flavour, from the finest olive oil and wine, to the freshest fruit and fish. From coastal paths to sunny vineyards, via perfectly preserved medieval villages, gorgeous beaches, rice fields and orchards, enjoy feasting your way along this gastronomic route in the Costa Brava. You'll meet local producers, and sample a tantalising array of food and drink from both the land and the sea.

    • Fantastic local cuisine 
    • Delicious wines
    • Easy cycling
    • Historical sites
    • Coastal cycling
    • Vineyards
    Ease
    Duration
    6 Nights
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  • Umbria and Lake Trasimeno

    Explore the sublime Tuscan and Umbrian countryside with blissful ease on an e-bike. This laid-lack tour takes you around the beautiful Lake Trasimeno from rolling countryside, olive groves, vineyards and sunflower fields, to ancient Etruscan towns including Cortona and Casteiglione del Lago. Swim in the lake, visit superb vineyards, indulge in the finest Italian cuisine and enjoy the hotels and guest houses.

    • E-Bikes
    • Easy cycling
    • Lakeside cycling
    • Beautiful countryside
    • Fine cuisine 
    • Fantastic wines
    Ease
    Duration
    5 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

    This tour is an amazing choice for wine lovers. Following the relaxed cycle Route des Grand Cru you will enjoy pedalling through beautiful vineyards, stopping off at sensational sites including, chateaux, quaint towns and villages. The accommodation on this tour is also fantastic. On your first night enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, then enjoy dinner in the hotels sensational restaurant where you can view the vineyards as the French sun sets.

    • Historic sites
    • Easy cycling
    • Vineyards 
    • Swimming pools
    • Wine caveaux
    • Superb local restaurants
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    May, June, July, August, September
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  • Côtes du Rhône in Provence

    This tour is a fantastic journey through one of the most perfect pockets of France. The tour will take you through some of the world most renowned wine areas, and of course there is plenty of time to sample the delights. You will also visit fascinating cultural sites whilst, cycling through the stunning valleys of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.

    • Easy cycling 
    • Vineyard visits 
    • Stunning scenery 
    • Sample world-class wine
    • Provencal countryside
    • Delicious local cuisine
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    August, September
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  • Meandering Through Mayenne

    The Mayenne is somewhat of a secret located deep within rural France. The region makes for a perfect cycling holiday, due to the secluded riverside cycle paths and beautiful views, ideal for family, car free cycling. The region is bursting with charm and attraction, enjoy visiting pretty, towns, villages and grand chateaux taking in the regions interesting history. Of course, you will also indulge in great regional cuisine and divine local wines.

    • Beautiful countryside 
    • Historical sites
    • Riverside cycling
    • Vineyards
    • Family friendly
    • Easy cycling 
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September
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  • Picture Postcard Provence

    Provence is the perfect destination for a cycling holiday. With charming street cafes and bright bold lavender creating a carpet of purple it is difficult to beat. This tour is all about apricating the natural beauty of Provence, you can enjoy canoeing from Fontaine-de-Vacluse to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and visiting the delightful villages.

    • Beautiful views
    • Opportunity to go canoeing
    • Charming villages
    • Vineyards 
    • Fantastic regional cuisine
    • Easy cycling
  • The Alsace Route du Vin

    Enjoy cycling along the famous Alsace wine route. This scenic tour is perfect for wine lovers with plenty of opportunity to sample the world-famous wines. There are also many celebrated restaurants along the route, making for the ideal lunch and resting spots. Visiting Colmar known as ‘Little Venice’ is recommended, the canals and timber homes with geraniums spilling from the window boxes make it truly special.

    • Beautiful architecture
    • Easy cycling 
    • Vineyards 
    • Sublime food
    • Riverside cycling 
    • Historical sites
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    May, June, July, August, September
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  • Wines, Vines and Sunshine in Bordeaux

    Enjoy a relaxed cycle route from the attractive Garonne river eventually reaching the beautiful valleys and vineyards of the Dordogne. On your way you will pass through and visit fascinating medieval villages and enjoy delicious cuisine and famed wines, see the process from grape to glass for yourself.

    • Vineyards 
    • Historic sites
    • Fantastic regional cuisine 
    • Medieval villages
    • Easy cycling
    • Riverside cycling
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    May, June, July, August, September
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  • Starry Nights in Provence

    This pocket of Provençal perfection inspired Vincent van Gogh through the most productive period of his career, with the beauty of the region, both natural and cultural, captured in more than two hundred of his works. Experience your own starry nights in charming St-Rémy-de-Provence, soak up the vivid colours and bustling culture of Arles, and explore the glorious Provençal countryside with the summer breeze in your hair

    • Easy cycling
    • Historic towns
    • Optional e-bikes
    • Beautiful Countryside 
    • Vineyard tours
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
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  • Châteaux of the Loire

    Journey deep into fairy-tale France, where wondrous castles punctuate the skyline and ancient villages nest. Cycling along the scenic Loire River cycle path amidst birdsong and the aroma of hollyhocks, you'll spot exquisite châteaux at every turn. Visit these fabulous once-royal homes complete with stunning gardens, explore quaint riverside towns... and enjoy delicious wines as you weave your way through sun-dappled vineyards. Receive £100 off per person for all bookings to Provence and Loire before 30 November 2017.

    • Easy cycling
    • Historic towns
    • Chateaux hotels
    • Riverside views
    • Optional e-bikes
    • Hotels with pools
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    May, June, July, August, September
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  • Normandy and the Calvados Coast

    Historic Calvados is home to beautiful countryside, fascinating war memorials, medieval sights and ‘Belle Époque’ beach resorts. This tour of contrasts takes you from the emotional D-Day landing beaches to the incredible Bayeux Tapestry, half-timbered houses of the Pays d’Auge, and the gorgeous seaside towns of Cabourg and Honfleur. Enjoy fantastic regional cuisine wherever you go - as well as the renowned Calvados and cider.

    • Visit the D-Day Beaches
    • Beautiful coastal views
    • Easy cycling
    • Sampling cider and calvados
    • Visit glamourous seaside resorts
    • Half board available
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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