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Where to go for a short cycling break?

Posted 01 May 2019

Short break cycling holidays are a great way to escape and shoot off to a beautiful destination for a long weekend. You will be amazed by how much you can achieve over a couple of days and you won't have to travel far to get to these amazing destinations either, most of them are right on our doorstep. Spend your time relaxing in the sun, exploring cultural sites and indulging on the fine cuisine of a region.

City Breaks

City Escape

Our city destinations are cultural hotspots and perfect weekend cycling destinations. You can weave through the little alleyways of a city; soaking up all the amazing architecture, fascinating history and regional food. Explore the city of Bordeaux, with its amazing historic monuments and excellent full-bodied red wines; perfect with a rich entrecôte bordelaise. Or head to the Netherlands, one of the cycling capitals of the world, and discover the charming city of Amsterdam. The city is filled with enthralling museums, stylish art galleries and boutique cafés.

Bordeaux City Break

Amsterdam and the Charms of Holland

Head to the beach

Head to the Beach

Perhaps you’d rather spend your weekend escaping urban life. Our beach and coastal breaks make for a great way to spend a weekend cycling by the sea, breathing in the fresh ocean air and stopping off by sandy coves to cool off. Delve into the region of Baix Empordà, set on the sparkling coast of Catalonia. Cycle along the coastline, past picturesque fishing villages and ancient olive groves. Alternatively, take a weekend to explore the coastline of the Algarve in Portugal. Follow the Ecovia do Litoral and discover all the beautiful natural terrain and breathtaking rock formations by the sea.

Coastal Cycling in the Algarve

The Best of Catalonia

soak up some culture

Soak up some Culture

All of our cycling destinations are vibrant, culture-filled regions that will keep you more than entertained for a weekend. Get off the beaten track and visit fascinating historical sights; soaking up as much as the region can offer. Take a weekend to explore the lovely Loire Valley and its rustic villages; discovering the many amazing châteaux along the way. Or visit the historical region of Normandy. Here you can find many historical battlegrounds such as the D-Day landings sites and medieval towns.

Châteaux of the Loire

Normandy: Battle and Bayeux

Indulge in regional delights

Indulge in Regional Delights

If you’re interested in culinary delights then why not try one of our gourmet tours? Cycle the Alsace Route du Vin, this tour will have you pottering between picturesque Alsatian villages and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants; sampling the wonderful cuisine that Alsace has to offer. Or escape to Emilia Romagna for a real taste of Italy. Home to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, traditional Bolognese pasta and balsamic vinegar; this is one tour that you will have you enjoying some of the finest fayre in the world.

Alsace Route du Vin

A Taste of Italy

Take on a challenge

Take on a Challenge

Fancy a cycling challenge? Something to really get the legs burning? Our short breaks are a great way to visit some of the top road cycling centres in the world. Standing at 1,912m, Mont Ventoux presents itself as a real cycling test. As you make the mammoth climb, your willpower will drive you to the top where you can admire the brilliant views of Provence and Vaucluse. Alternatively, head to one of the road cycling capitals of the world, Girona. Here, you can find over 25 diverse cycling routes where you can follow in the tyre tracks of professionals.

Mont Ventoux Cycling Weekend

The Girona Road Bike Experience

Take the scenic route

Take the Scenic Route

Cycling short breaks are all about taking in the scenery too. There's nothing better than pottering from A to B surrounded by jaw-dropping natural wonders and stunning backdrops. Pedal through Provence, past vibrant fields of lavender and seas of sunflowers. Relax in authentic French cafés and admire the beautiful ochre rock formations. Or discover Umbria and Tuscany on the back of an E-Bike. Zoom up and over Tuscan hills, past spectacular hilltop villages, and roam around historical towns like Assisi; filled with stunning architecture and amazing views.

Perfumes of Provence

Umbria & Tuscany E-Bike holiday

If you have found a different tour on our website that doesn't feature on here, then our cycling experts would be delighted to speak to you and tailor-make a short break itinerary just for you.

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