Top walking destinations for 2018
You can discover so much about a place when you explore it on foot – from spotting rare wildlife to stumbling upon untouched scenery. With mount...Read more
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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