Tour the Loire with cycle expert Harvey Downard
Summer is a great time to break out the cycle, and there's a bounty of sun soaked landscapes to explore in neighbouring Europe. We sent intrepid cycli...Read more
We’ve been the experts in French cycling holidays for over 30 years, discovering the best that this fabulous country has to offer, from rolling vineyards to ancient towns.
New this year, we are taking our cycling passion outside of France, into lands as of yet uncycled by Softies. With their sublime wines and world renowned food, Italy and Spain were the obvious next steps for us. Soak up the exotic Mediterranean flavours, coastal routes and typically Catalonian charm of the region, or cycle up an appetite in Italy where the scenery is incredible and the food unforgettable.
Explore, not just the beautiful terrain, but the vast array of produce borne from it, meeting and learning from local producers as you go.
A fully guided e-bike adventure across a classic Tuscan landscape into the winelands. Starting high in the Tuscan hills, in the pretty town of Cortona, this tour takes you deep into the most enticing Chianti wine territory - with plenty of opportunities to sample the goods, alongside wondrous Italian fayre.
This is Italy but with a distinctly Austrian feel, as you find yourself in the domineering mountain terrain of the Südtirol.
Pedal your way gently along quiet side roads and tracks and feast on wondrous Italian fayre and delicious Italian wines on your Tuscan cycling holiday.
Ask any French person and they'll confirm it: Bordeaux is known throughout France for its wonderful wine. When it comes to the smoothest, the fruiti...Read more