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Road cycling: what to expect

Posted 10 May 2019

So, you might have been on a few leisurely cycling tours but now you’re looking for something a little harder, a step-up, a real challenge. Our road cycling tours are a healthy mixture of the best parts of a leisurely cycling holiday and the challenging sport that road cycling is. Read on to find out exactly what to expect from one of our tours.

See amazing landscapes

See great landscapes

Our road cycling holidays take you to some of the most famous roads and destinations in Europe. You can cycle up the amazing Alpine Cols of France; following the same routes the professionals take in the Tour de France. Or soak up the scenery in glorious Girona; a Mecca for road cycling with more than 25 brilliant and varied cycling routes. No matter which tour you choose, our itineraries will take you to amazing locations where the spectacular landscapes really take centre stage.

Visit beautiful towns

Visit amazing places

Because of the longer routes, you are able to see more of the region you’re in; which means you can look forward to visiting a large variety of beautiful towns and villages. Our Road cycling in Provence tour will take you to unspoiled and picturesque hilltop villages where the regional cuisine and French café culture is at its best. Or, cycle from Vicenza to Venice on our Venice and Prosecco hills tour. You will cycle through the heart of the Veneto region; discovering the wonderful towns where the famed sparkling wine is made as well as cycling around the canals of the floating city of Venice itself.

Go with a group

Fantastic for a weekend or week-long cycling holiday

Our road cycling tours are great for a cyclist who wants to get away for a week or weekend of cycling. Our itineraries are customisable and our cycling experts can tailor-make your itinerary to suit your preference. We have fantastic weekend breaks to the summit of Mont Ventoux in France; a true challenge for cyclists looking for tough ascents and thrilling descents on this mighty mountain. Or, try something a little closer to home and cycle the Grand Tour in Scotland; from the highland city of Inverness to the beautiful capital of Edinburgh. You can choose to either travel with a group of friends on one of our self-guided cycling tours, or, join one of our guided tours with a group of cyclists who share the same passion for road cycling.

Raise your fitness levels

A great workout and a great challenge

Road cycling is a great way to challenge yourself and get an intense workout. By the end of the holiday, you can look forward to gloating to your friends about your accomplishment as well as enjoying the healthy burn you’ve acquired in your legs from it. Whether you’re looking to increase your fitness or beat your personal best time, a road cycling tour will give you a great sense of achievement. Taking part in a road cycling tour does require some level of fitness to begin with, otherwise, you may find yourself struggling at some of the harder sections of the tour.

Our road cycling tours are a fantastic way to get the best of both a leisurely cycling holiday whilst adding a layer of sport and challenge to it. Click here to start planning your road cycling adventure.

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