We may believe that the bike is just a means to get around on your cycling holiday and we don’t want you to spend all day in the saddle when you are passing so many interesting sights en-route, but we do understand that the right bike is essential for an enjoyable cycling tour.
We know you love your bike at home. We all do. However, we don’t want you to bring your favourite bicycle on holiday with you. We don’t have anything against your bike, it’s just easier for us and more importantly you if you don’t!
We have sourced internationally known brand name bikes locally that meet the requirements of the ride, get delivered to you at your hotel by Wheel2Wheel partners and are maintained with care and attention between each user.
All of our prices include the cost of the bike, so you can stop worrying about trying to get your bike onto the plane or train, excess baggage costs and reservations.
You are still welcome to bring your own pedals if you have SPDs, water bottles, saddle, gel covers, gloves and we strongly recommend you bring a helmet. In some countries, it is law.
What are the different types of bikes available?
A hybrid bike is designed for different surfaces from smooth tarmac to loose trails. The unisex design is similar to a mountain bike, yet often have race style wheels with tread tyres for covering longer distances. Gears are usually 21 speeds or more and brakes can vary between disc or V brakes.
The riding position is easy and panniers can be fitted easily. Different brands have different definitions of what defines a hybrid bike, but they are popular and accessible for all abilities.
The Hybrid Bike shown is available on our Northern Spain and Madrid area tours (styles may vary).
Electronic bikes are becoming very popular throughout Europe as they offer the user the ability to cover hills and distances without too much effort. The range is around 30 miles on a single charge and can reach speeds of 20 mph or less.
Riding one might feel strange at first, but you will soon feel the benefits if you just want to cruise through the landscape! E-Bikes will soon be available on more tours throughout 2012.
The E-Bike shown is a ‘Flyer’ and is used on Switzerland tours.
‘Dutch Style’ Bikes
On our Dutch and Belgian holidays, you may be given a Dutch Style bike to ride. A classic design that is ubiquitous with the low countries and suitable for city and short tours. These bikes are generally made of steel and have different styles for men and women.
If you want a an authentic experience and to fit in like a local, then these bikes are a must have!
If you did want to bring your own bike, you can and the price of the holiday will reduce. However, you need to ask whether you want the hassle or the expense of personal bike transport, particularly on certain low cost airlines or high speed rail lines…?
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