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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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  • 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

    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

    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

    Treasures of Tuscany and Umbria E-bike | 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
    £1895
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
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  • Italy

    Tuscany and the Chianti Hills E-bike | 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
    £1195
    Ease
    Duration
    8 Days (7 Nights)
    Available
    May, Jun, 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

    Normandy and the Calvados Coast | Self Guided

    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.

    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
    £1149
    Ease
    Duration
    6 Days (5 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

    Tuscany | Self Guided | Single Centre

    This cycling short break has been especially designed to enable you to gently discover this wonderful area on the Tuscany and Umbrian border.

    What not to miss

    • A visit to the Avignonesi vineyard, one of Montepulciano’s best
    • Lunch at Ristorante L’Oso on the tranquil Isola Maggiore
    • Wine tasting and a pasta making lesson at Villa di Piazzano
    Tour from
    £1295
    Ease
    Duration
    5 Days (4 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
    £1529
    Ease
    Duration
    6 Days (5 Nights)
    Available
    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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