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Best cycle holidays Europe

Posted 25 Aug 2020

Some of the best cycling tours in Europe can be found in the glorious wine regions of France and Italy, and the most picturesque pockets of the UK. When you travel on a Softies holiday you can expect the finest five-star service, gourmet meals and luxurious hotels to rest you head in; punctuated by just as much or as little time in the saddle as you fancy. Read on to find out more about our selection of the best cycle holidays in Europe, across a choice of itineraries that are carefully curated to offer the ultimate Softies experience.

Indulgence | Starry Nights in Provence

Discover the colours and culture of Arles, and the glorious Provençal countryside that inspired Vincent van Gogh through some of the most fruitful years of his career. Our indulgent itinerary takes you from the hilltop fortress of Baux-de-Provence, to the winding riverside cycling routes of the Rhône river, culminating in a visit to the magnificent Camargue Nature Reserve. Here you can meet vibrant flamingos, wild white horses and a whole manner of plant life. When you have had your fill pedalling through some of the best cycling routes in Europe, reside in the opulent five-star Château des Alpilles. One of our favourite hotels in Provence, you can expect delicious traditional cuisine from the elegant restaurant, luxurious décor and an inviting swimming pool for a post-pedal dip.

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E-Bike | The Tuscan Experience

Taste delicious local tipples along the Chianti wine territory, enjoy spectacular views of Lake Trasimeno and embark upon a cultural discovery at the famous Abbey of Sant’amino. Tuscany is simply one of our favourite destinations and home to some of the best cycling trips in Europe. Its rolling lush green hills are peppered with sprawling fields of sun-drenched vines, medieval villages and the most scenic of wineries and eateries to stop-off at and enjoy gorgeous local Tuscan wines or a hearty Italian espresso. Glide up and down the hills with ease on one of our power-assisted E-Bikes, which are fitted with motors that will enable you to go further and take in endless views and discoveries in this magical region of Italy.

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Indulgence | Sparkling Sussex E-Bike Tour

Some of the best cycling trips in Europe lie on our doorstep. Our Sparkling Sussex E-Bike holiday takes you through peaceful lanes, charming countryside and dramatic coastal paths that give way to the spectacular scenery of the South Downs National Park. Sample the finest English sparkling wines and enjoy peaceful evenings relaxing and unwinding at one of our hand-picked selection of indulgent hotels, which boast beachfront locations and award-winning spa treatments. Leisurely days will be passed pedalling through historic Chichester, taking in the sights and culture of Arundel Castle and stopping off for delicious ice creams by the sea. It will not take long to see that the best of British is an undoubted contender for offering some of the best cycle holidays in Europe.

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Classic | Châteaux of the Loire

The verdant green hills of the Loire Valley have a history as rich as their soil. Discover medieval castles, endless stretches of vines and ancient riverside towns on your culture packed itinerary, which offers what is often regarded one of the best cycling trips in Europe for lovers of history and fine wines. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a Softies holiday without stop-offs to explore wondrous wine cellars, long lazy lunches in the dappled sun and stays at some of France’s finest luxury hotels such as the Château de Marçay. This wonderful 15th century fortress welcomes its guests with a menu of spa treatments, gourmet cuisine made from seasonal ingredients and a famous 12,000 bottle wine cellar.

Discover more about our Châteaux of the Loire tour here.

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