Pedal through history in France
Delve into French history on a Softies holiday, from the beaches of Normandy and the lavender fields of Provence to the majestic châteaux of the Loire.Read more
Our luxurious cycling holidays aren’t about clocking up the miles, they're about the time in-between. Welcome to life in the easy lane...
Whether you’d like to add an extra night here or there, or stop at a particular hotel or town, our cycle experts will create the route to suit you. If we are arranging your transport, you will be free to fly from the departure airport of your choice. While transport isn’t automatically included in our holidays, our travel experts can arrange it all for you if desired (including train connections). Think of us as a one-stop shop for your perfect cycling holiday.
If sitting back and enjoying the view with barely a finger (or a foot) lifted is your idea of wonderful, why not try an e-bike? Hugely popular with Softies guests, they take all the puff out of the hill, allowing you to instead glide effortlessly up. Delivering power smoothly and progressively, they’re easy to use and lots of fun too.
From the exotic flavours of the Mediterranean to the Michelin-stars of the Alsace, our tours take in some of the world’s most iconic gastronomic scenes. We’ve hand-picked local eateries and award-winning restaurants for your evening meals, all of which are included as standard on a Softies holiday.
We’ve hand-picked only the loveliest places to stay - from rustic country inns brimming with charm to elegant townhouses and deluxe châteaux hotels. You’ll enjoy a warm welcome at every door - and, of course, delightful dining options: al fresco on the terrace, Michelin-starred in the restaurant or relaxed bistro-style. Whatever you choose, every bite is a delight.
From the moment you get in touch, you’re in safe hands. Whether you’re after a short break or a longer duration stay, we can help you decide which holiday best suits you, and we’ll take care of all your travel arrangements. Once you’ve booked, simply relax: every detail of your trip will be taken care of. We’ll transfer your bags from hotel to hotel, and set you off on one of our fully serviced bikes. Knowledgeable Destination Managers are on hand throughout your holiday, full of local tips, route advice and mechanical expertise. Most importantly, they are just a telephone call away throughout your holiday.
Whilst we don't expect anything bad to happen on our holidays, we do advise that you are covered for anything that may happen. In fact, with any trip you go on, we strongly recommend having some travel insurance coverage to ensure that you and your loved ones are completely covered when travelling abroad. PedalSure provide specialist cycling insurance for you and your bike. PedalSure offers theft and accidental damage up to a total of £30k for up to five bikes with an individual limit of £15k. The insurance includes:
PedalSure cover pedal bikes, E-Bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes and cater for all of your bike insurance needs. You will also be able to claim a 15% discount. - www.pedalsure.com
Cycling for Softies is part of the Active Travel Group bringing together the finest active travel companies in the UK, specialising in tailor-made human powered holidays across the globe, from skiing and cycling in Europe and North America to hiking and sea kayaking in the Scottish Highlands.
Touring the Loire Valley and exploring the many classic chateaux, cycling through the vineyards and rolling hills of Tuscany, discovering the cusine and charm of the Cotes du Rhone ... there's the perfect Softies holiday waiting for you!
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