Cycling holidays come in various shapes and sizes, just like cyclists themselves, so finding a destination and route to suit you is easy. Whether you and your friends fancy taking a leisurely bike ride around the Italian lakes, or you want to push your endurance to the limit by mountain biking in the French Alps, our Cycling package has tips on the best places to stay, a checklist of what you need to pack and a demonstration of how to pack up your bike.
Did you know that cycling travel insurance covers you for much more than just accidents abroad or lost equipment? What if you got ill before you even left the UK, or other exceptional circumstances meant you couldn’t travel? Purchasing insurance at the last minute seems to be the trend, in fact 55% of our customers purchase in the 5 days prior to travel. While you’re missing out on much of the benefit of buying insurance and not making any saving for leaving it late, it’s also another thing to add to your list of last minute tasks before you go away.
Packing up a bike
Usually there are bikes available to hire at your chosen holiday destination but if you want to bring your own bike with you, you’ll have to pack it up for transportation. The best way to do this is with a bike box – but how do you get a full-sized bike into a 45.5 x 30 inch box?
Best cycling holiday providers
If you want to experience the spectacular landscape of New Zealand or mountain bike through a South American rainforest, going through a cycling holiday provider is the best way to organise your trip. The Cycle Holidays Directory has a list of the top providers listed by region so just choose where you want to go and get booking!
Recommended cycling routes
Our guide to the top 10 cycling destinations has some of the most amazing cycling routes in the world. From the 6,000km North Sea Cycle Route covering every type of terrain on earth, to a gentler route following the river Danube through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, there is something for everyone.