Pedal Paradise: Top Cycling Holiday Destinations.
Cycling holidays offer a perfect combination of breathtaking landscapes, challenging and exciting routes, and the freedom to explore at your own pace. From charming European regions to far-flung corners of the globe, here’s our list of the top cycling holiday destinations that will make your bike’s wheels spin with excitement!
Provence, France - Where Lavender Dreams Meet Vineyard Trails ...
Provence, in southern France, is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. The region boasts rolling hills and charming vineyard trails, perfect for leisurely rides and wine lovers alike. Don't miss the opportunity to explore historic towns like Avignon and Arles to indulge in mouthwatering Provençal cuisine.
Rides: The Luberon Loop and for a more challenging ride, the Mont Ventoux Challenge.
Tuscany, Italy - A Tuscan Tapestry of Beauty and Flavour …
In the heart of Italy, Tuscany has some of the world’s best landscapes, tempting cyclists with its postcard-perfect scenery. Cycle through vineyards and olive groves, along cypress-lined roads that lead to idyllic hilltop towns. And make sure to spend some time in Florence and Siena to enjoy these beautiful cities … and the renowned Tuscan cuisine!
Rides: The Chianti Wine Route … no explanation required! And the Lucca Loop.
Mallorca, Spain - Coastal Charms and Mountain Majesty …
The largest of the Balearic Island, Mallorca tempts cyclists with its diverse terrain and stunning coastal views. Whether you crave a leisurely ride along breathtaking beaches or a challenging mountain climb, Mallorca has it all. Explore charming villages like Valldemossa, feast on mouthwatering Mediterranean delicacies, and soak up the island's vibrant atmosphere when you're not on two wheels.
Rides: The Cap de Formentor and Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO listed mountainous route.
The Danube Cycling Path - A Tale of Two Countries …
A cycling journey that spans across Austria and Germany, following the majestic Danube River. The Danube Cycling Path offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural treasures. Pedal through charming villages, past vineyards and castles, and delve into the rich history of cities like Vienna and Passau. This cycling adventure is a tale of two countries intertwined by the river's allure.
Rides: The Danube Cycling Path.
The Netherlands - Cycling Bliss in the Lowlands …
As if we could write about the best cycling holidays and not mention the land of windmills and tulips! The Netherlands is a cyclist's utopia, where dedicated paths cross vibrant cities, stunning countryside, and charming coastal towns. Pedal through the wonderful streets of Amsterdam and Utrecht, marvel at iconic Dutch windmills, and indulge in the relaxed atmosphere of seaside villages. A cycling-lovers paradise!
Rides: Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans or during spring, Keukenhof and Flower Fields.
California, USA - The Golden State of Cycling …
From the scenic coastal roads of Big Sur to the challenging climbs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Golden State has it all. Explore iconic cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, venture through national parks like Yosemite, and embrace the vibrant California culture. A cycling wonderland with a little bit of everything!
Rides: The iconic Pacific Coast Highway and the Yosemite Valley Loop.
South Island, New Zealand - A Paradise for the Adventurous …
If breathtaking landscapes and adrenaline-pumping rides are your cup of tea, head to New Zealand's South Island. Discover off-road trails, coastal paths, and mountain biking routes that lead you to the heart of some stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Queenstown and the awe-inspiring Milford Sound. A true cycling adventure!
Rides: The Queenstown Trail, an adventure packed trail, and the West Coast Wilderness Trail.
Cape Town, South Africa - Where Cycling Meets Nature …
Pedal along coastal roads, marvel at the iconic Table Mountain, and explore the scenic Cape Winelands. Immerse yourself in South African wildlife through safaris, visit the Cape of Good Hope, and see penguins on Boulders Beach. Cape Town has it all, making for an unforgettable holiday.
Rides: The Cape Peninsula Route and the Stellenbosch Winelands Loop.
Kyoto, Japan - Pedalling Through Timeless Traditions …
A world where ancient traditions meet serene cycling routes. Explore Kyoto, Japan's cultural capital, where you’ll find historic temples, traditional neighbourhoods like Gion, and simply beautiful countryside. Ride along the Kamo River, visit the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, and see the beauty of the cherry blossoms in spring. Kyoto offers a journey through time on two wheels – a once in a lifetime trip.
Rides: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Lake Biwa Cycling Road, along Japan’s largest freshwater lake.
The Great Ocean Road, Australia - Coastal Magic at its Best …
Marvel at the rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and the iconic Twelve Apostles rock formations. Pedal through rainforests, visit charming coastal towns, and check out the native wildlife. The Great Ocean Road offers a wonderfully enchanting cycling experience where the coastal magic is truly unrivalled.
Rides: Port Campbell National Park, along the Great Ocean Road and the Otway Ranges.
So there you have our top cycling holiday destinations … and frankly, there were too many to choose from! Who’s off to pack … we are, that’s for sure! Happy Holiday Cycling!