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  • The UNESCO World Heritage sites of Tuscany

    Apart from the gloriously long sunshine hours, tantalising cuisine and wine and the pleasantly relaxed pace of life, there’s one more huge pull towards Tuscany for history lo...

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  • Beautiful Bordeaux

    Vineyards galore, splendid architecture and sleepy villages, all paired with incredibly gentle cycling, make Bordeaux the ideal region to tour by bike. Here are our favourite thing...

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  • Why our Starry Nights in Provence tour is the most popular tour in 2018

    Set in the Provençal countryside that inspired hundreds of Vincent Van Gogh paintings, our Starry Nights in Provence trip has topped the table as our most popular tour of 2018. Whi...

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  • Our Top 5 Highlights in Tuscany and Umbria

    Italy's always a treat for all the senses, and Tuscany and Umbria are two of its greenest, most welcoming regions. The scenery lives up to expectations; you'll ride among rolling h...

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  • 5 Reasons to Indulge in Easy Pedalling, From One Gourmet Feast to Another

    A Cycling for Softies holiday is all about the destination. The gorgeous places to stay, The gourmet food along the way. Easy pedalling, long lunches. Sitting back to relax after a...

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  • Traditional French Food

    France: the land of bread, wine and cheese. It's no coincidence that we deferred to France when it came to finding a word to describe food – cuisine – as the country has become synonymous with fine dining and luxurious wines. Over years of running our cycling tours in France as ‘a gentle pedal between meals’, we've become French cuisine aficionados.

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  • The Best Cycle Paths in France

    At the top of our list of things to love about France, along with its culture, cuisine and sunny summer afternoons, are its cycling routes. Edged with beautiful countryside, it boa...

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  • The Perks of E-Biking

    Electric bikes are quietly taking the world by storm. Nearly one-third of bike sales in cycling-mad Holland are now electric, and even world champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy is a con...

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  • Spotlight on Florence

    In the lush Tuscan countryside, the city of Florence stands out as a maze of tiny streets and white buildings. The grand cathedral is ever-present in the skyline, while, from the t...

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