Cycling holidays are a great way to explore a European country or region. You can really experience the local way of life and culture on your bike as you ride through different landscapes. We have a choice of cycle tours throughout Europe with exciting itineraries and routes from Portugal to Norway and most countries in between!
The routes are relatively short, so you can stop off along the way making your way to the hotel in the afternoon. As the holidays are broken down into daily stages, you will actually cover a good distance over the course of your holiday visiting discovered and undiscovered parts of Europe along the way!
If you need more information, please call 0800 731 1631 to discuss cycling holiday options available in 2017…
What’s included on a typical European cycling holiday?
• Accommodation in good quality cyclist friendly hotels
• Luggage transfers on all touring holidays
• Bike hire so there is no need to transport your own
• Road books and detailed route notes on all cycling holidays
• Local support and information phone numbers
• Exciting cycle routes throughout Europe so you can explore confidently
• Starting points close to airports with good UK connections
• Helpful and knowledgeable staff at Wheel2Wheel Holidays
• E-Bike upgrade options on many cycling holidays
• Half board upgrades available on most tours
2017 European Cycling Holidays Country Guide
Austria is one of the best places to go on a cycling holiday because of the thousands of kilometres of trails set amongst Alpine scenery and beautiful lakes. The country is also home to the most popular cycle way in Europe – The Danube Cycle Path.
Cycling holiday in Austria recommendation: Danube Cycle Path
One of the main advantages of a cycling holiday in Belgium is that the waterways tend to have cycle paths next to them of a very high standard. The country is only small, yet easily accessible to the UK. Belgium is full of historic cities such as Bruges, the EU capital of Brussels and a coastline of white sandy beaches.
Cycling holiday in Belgium recommendation: Brussels to Bruges
These cycling and cruise cycling holidays offer full board accommodation and places to eat and drink on-board your chosen river cruise vessel. The bikes are then removed from the boat for you and you follow route maps to local places of interest by bike without the need to unpack everyday.
Bike and Barge cycling holiday recommendation: Amsterdam to Bruges
Cycling in the Czech Republic usually focuses around iconic routes radiating from Prague. The recent investment in Czech Greenways has meant that there are new trails and paths throughout the country and go through vineyards and historical monuments.
Cycling holiday in the Czech Republic recommendation: Prague to Dresden
A cycling holiday in Finland is a unique experience as your likely companions for the duration of the holiday is probably the sight of pine trees at every turn. Finland is a unique country and you can sauna, eat berries from the land and ride in the midnight sun!
Cycling holiday in Finland recommendation: Turku and the Archipelago
A cycling holiday in France is the obvious choice for many first time cyclists. The routes are familiar and well laid out whilst France itself has a fantastic cycling holiday tradition. The Canal du Midi is one of the most popular regions for leisure cycling in Europe.
Cycling holiday in France recommendation: Canal du Midi
Maybe you have seen Denmark featured on a TV drama recently and thought ‘I would like to go there’. Good news! We have a great selection of Danish cycling holidays that give you a real introduction to varied regions of the country.
Cycling holiday in Denmark recommendation: Copenhagen and Zealand
Germany has over 70,000km of cycle routes and each one is clearly marked. Cycling holidays are part of German culture and you can benefit from their excellent levels of investment in cycling infrastructure on our tours. We really recommend cycling in Bavaria in the south.
Cycling holiday in Germany recommendation: Munich Lakes
Holland is flat, the government encourages cycling and its paths are world famous so much so that they influence cycling policy around the world. You can choose to ride around the dams, windmills or bulbfields and see these classic Dutch sights from your saddle!
Cycling holiday in Holland recommendation: Amsterdam and North Holland
Cycling in Hungary has boomed in recent years due to more and more people wanting to explore the country by bike. There are over 2000km of dedicated cycle routes and the wealth of natural attractions and spa towns mean that Hungary is becoming a great destination for a cycling holiday.
Cycling holiday in Hungary recommendation: Natural Hungary and Spas
The concept of the cycling holiday was surely designed for a country like Italy. The excellent cuisine, opportunities for historical sightseeing and lovely places to stay mean that you can do all of the touring from your saddle and enjoy the other things that make going on holiday special!
Cycling holiday in Italy recommendation: Venice Lands
If you decide to go cycling in Europe anywhere, we recommend Majorca. The island is only 2 hours from the UK, the climate is fantastic for cycling and recent investment in cycle routes has made the island suitable for leisure cycling as well as road cycling.
Cycling holiday in Majorca recommendation: Loop of Majorca
Norway is a country that offers wonderful cycling and will be a once in a lifetime experience for many people. The combination of fjords, jagged coastline and pretty villages make for a memorable holiday.
Cycling holiday in Norway recommendation: The Arctic Coast
After the successful hosting of the European Football Championships in 2012, Poland has rebuilt much of its infrastructure and its towns and cities have been regenerated. Poland has an active cycling holidays culture with routes along rivers and lakelands.
Cycling holiday in Poland recommendation: Krakow and the Dunajec Path
Portugal is in the south west corner of Europe and is a unique choice for a cycle tour. The climate is warm, the cycling is varied with both coastal and inland paths to be explored.
Cycling holiday in Portugal recommendation: Western Algarve
Romania is one of the undiscovered cycling gems in Europe and the type of place we like to promote. We have found a place to go cycling that is off the beaten track, intriguing and allows you to explore famous places such as Transylvania, Bucharest and Sibiu.
Cycling holiday in Romania recommendation: Castles of Transylvania
Sardinia is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and benefits from good, year round climates that are suitable for cycling. The island is part of Italy, but has a distinctly different feel with opportunities for leisure, road and mountain bike cycling holidays.
Cycling holiday in Sardinia recommendation: North Sardinia
Slovenia is a small country and part of the former Yugoslavia. However, in recent years the country has defined itself as an adventure playground for active tourism and cycling holidays in particular. The combination of being to cycle in mountains, along the coast and around beautiful lakes in just under a week means that this is a unique country that needs to be seen.
Cycling holiday in Slovenia recommendation: The Emerald Route
A cycling holiday in Spain will vary depending on your choice of location. If you decide to go north then the landscape will be more green and less developed for tourism. However, head south and you can ride around the white painted villages and experience varied, but fantastic cycling.
Cycling holiday in Spain recommendation: Camino de Santiago
Sweden is cool. That is all! The country is exporting Scandinavian ‘cool’ throughout Europe via novels and TV dramas, so the landscape is becoming more familar than before. However, cycling holidays in Sweden are an ideal way to escape the rush of it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the landscape on your bike.
Cycling holiday in Sweden recommendation: Stockholm and the Archipelago
Cycling holidays in Switzerland are as you expect them to be – well run, efficient and use beautiful routes that are fully signposted and cover most of the country. You can choose to ride around mountain landscapes or water.
Cycling holiday in Switzerland recommendation: Switzerland Highlights
Cycling holidays in the UK & Ireland are available if you prefer to ride closer to home, but with a full service package including luggage transfers, bike hire and pre-booked accommodation.
Cycling holiday in the UK & Ireland recommendation: Suffolk Coast
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