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Cycling for Softies

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.

What’s included

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

    Picture Postcard Provence | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • Beautiful views
    • Opportunity to go canoeing
    • Charming villages
    • Vineyards 
    • Fantastic regional cuisine
    • Easy cycling
    Tour from
    £1455
    Package from
    £1845
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Châteaux of the Loire | Self Guided

    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.

    What to not miss

    • Easy cycling
    • Historic towns
    • Chateaux hotels
    • Riverside views
    • Optional e-bikes
    • Hotels with pools
    Tour from
    £1315
    Package from
    £1645
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Tuscan Valleys E-Bike Holiday | Self Guided

    A luxury adventure where you will be guided through a week of easy E-biking, luxury hotels, delicious food and fantastic wine.

    What not to miss

    • Tasting wine along the enticing Chianti wine territory
    • Visiting the famous Abbey of Sant'antimo
    • Taking in the stunning views of Lake Trasimeno from Cortona
    • Indulging in un caffé - the Italian way
    • Tasting the many local vino with wine tasting sessions
    Tour from
    £715
    Package from
    £1025
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    A Taste of Italy | Self Guided - New!

    A self guided cycling tour from Bologna to Parma through a stunning region of Italy where history, art, culture combine with fantastic food - to provide an unforgettable Taste of Italy.

    What not to miss

    • 3-star and 4-star hotels
    • Fantastic vineyards
    • Gourmet meals
    • Rennaisance architecture
    • Canals of Venice
    • Romance and art
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Days (6 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Cycle Italy's Art Cities | Self Guided - New!

    From the canals of Venice, the bridges of Comacchio and the early Christian mosaics of Ravenna to the Renaissance architecture of Florence, this self guided cycling tour features six days of pedalling through the heart of Italian culture and cuisine.

    What  not to miss

    • Fantastic vineyards
    • Gourmet meals
    • Rennaisance architecture
    • Canals of Venice
    • Romance and art
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Cilento and Amalfi Coast | Self Guided - New!

    Cycling along the beautiful Campania coastline and into the heartland of the Cilento National Park. Finish your holiday off with a few days on the iconic Amalfi Coast.

    What not to miss

    • Great Italian cuisine
    • Cilento National Park
    • Fishing villages
    • Quiet remote beaches
    • Iconic Amalfi walks
    Ease
    Duration
    11 Days (10 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Côtes du Rhône in Provence | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • Easy cycling 
    • Vineyard visits 
    • Stunning scenery 
    • Sample world-class wine
    • Provencal countryside
    • Delicious local cuisine
    Tour from
    £1545
    Package from
    £1895
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Normandy: Bayeux and The Battlefields | Self Guided

    On this tour of contrasts, visit the emotional D-Day landing beaches and memorials, the Bayeux Tapestry, the half-timbered houses of the Pays d’Auge and the stunning seaside towns of Cabourg and Honfleur.

    What not to miss

    • Visit the D-Day Beaches
    • Beautiful coastal views
    • Easy cycling
    • Sampling cider and calvados
    • Visit glamourous seaside resorts
    • Half board available
    Tour from
    £835
    Ease
    Duration
    6 Days (5 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Starry Nights in Provence | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • Easy cycling
    • Historic towns
    • Optional e-bikes
    • Beautiful Countryside 
    • Vineyard tours
    Tour from
    £1095
    Package from
    £1465
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Umbria & Tuscany E-Bike Holiday | Self Guided

    This luxurious E-bike tour will take you flying over the Tuscan hills. Embark on an eight-day cycling trip where you will enjoy stunning views and luxury hotels.

    What not to miss

    • Easy E-biking
    • Luxurious accommodation
    • Delicious wine and cuisine
    • Cycling with like-minded people
    • Historical sights
    Tour from
    £805
    Package from
    £1120
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Riding Through Real Romagna | Self Guided - New!

    Start in Ravenna - once the capital of the Western Roman Empire - and cycle through the Romagna region all the way to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy. Easy, flat rides and more serious hill rides make for a cycling paradise.

    What not to miss

    • Homemade pasta
    • Gourmet meals
    • Rennaisance architecture
    • Sangiovese red wine
    • Byzantine mosaics
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • Historic sites
    • Easy cycling
    • Vineyards 
    • Swimming pools
    • Wine caveaux
    • Superb local restaurants
    Tour from
    £1895
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • Beautiful architecture
    • Easy cycling 
    • Vineyards 
    • Sublime food
    • Riverside cycling 
    • Historical sites
    Tour from
    £1945
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Loire Single Centre | Hotel Marine de Loire

    The Hotel Marine de Loire is a boutique hotel set on the bank of the River Loire in the village of Montsoreau. Choose from one of the four self catered apartments.

    What not to miss

    • The ancient abbey at Fontevraud, with its mix of historical and contemporary attractions.
    • Sampling the produce of the regions different wine appellations in one of the many local caves.
    • Paddling along the Vienne river between Chinon and Montsoreau in a canoe.
    Tour from
    £450
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Loire Single Centre | Chateau de Candes

    A fantastic single centre holiday in the stylish and sumptuous apartments of the Chateau de Candes. Based in Candes-St-Martin, one of the 'plus beaux villages de France’, or the most beautiful villages of France.

    What not to miss

    • The ancient abbey at Fontevraud, with its mix of historical and contemporary attractions.
    • Sampling the produce of the regions different wine appellations in one of the many local caves.
    • Paddling along the Vienne river between Chinon and Montsoreau in a canoe.
    Tour from
    £500
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • France

    Meandering Through Mayenne | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • Beautiful countryside 
    • Historical sites
    • Riverside cycling
    • Vineyards
    • Family friendly
    • Easy cycling 
    Tour from
    £1025
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Days (6 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Umbria Walking & Cycling Base | Gianna's Village Agriturismo - New!

    Gianna’s, as we affectionally know this guest house in the village of Lisciano Niccone, is a renovated olive oil mill and tobacco drying tower dating from 1750. Offering apartment style accommodation with B&B and half board options. Gianna's is perfect for a short break and people looking to relax and cycle or walk.le you to gently discover this wonderful area on the Tuscany and Umbrian border.

    What not to miss

    • Lovely village guest house
    • Traditional dinners
    • Gianna - your hostess
       
    Tour from
    £500
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Umbria and Lake Trasimeno | Self Guided

    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.

    What not to miss

    • E-Bikes
    • Easy cycling
    • Lakeside cycling
    • Beautiful countryside
    • Fine cuisine 
    • Fantastic wines
    Tour from
    £715
    Package from
    £1025
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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