Best Villages in Umbria
There are many ways you can describe the region of Umbria : beautiful, historic, lush, verdant, mysterious. The list goes on.Read more
Going on a cycling holiday as part of a group is one of our favourite ways to have an adventure. There’s nothing better than everyone coming together in the evening and recounting the day’s highlights with a glass of wine in hand. Whether as part of a guided group or as a friend’s trip on a self-guided adventure, we have some fantastic tours for a group holiday.
Umbria is a region of lush valleys and ancient towns. Fed by the Tiber River, the Upper Tiber Valley is an oasis of culture, natural beauty, and fascinating history. As part of a guided group, The Umbrian Experience is a wonderful way to dive into Umbria, as a local expert guides you from hidden gem to hidden gem. Around every bend in the cycle path, there is a Roman ruin or delicious, family-run restaurant. Food, culture, history, and beauty all combine into one here. When your group isn’t eating in bliss, silenced by the delicious flavours of the local black truffles, you’ll recount all the fascinating places you cycled to that day.
Groups can also enjoy self-guided cycling holidays together, where you arrive at your destinations in your own time. This leaves you free to explore the route to your heart’s content. If a group member is enchanted by a particular town, stay longer and simply arrive at your next hotel later. On our Sardinia’s Northern Secrets cycling tour, there are so many fascinating archaeological sites, meaning history lovers in the group are well taken care of. Cycle through the ruins of the Nuragic people, whose homes and settlements date back thousands of years.
If your group is looking for a little sparkle on their cycling holiday, then our Sparkling Sussex e-bike tour is a perfect choice. One of our most indulgent tours, experience the Sussex countryside like never before. Your group will delight in the fabulous vineyard tastings, showcasing the region’s famous sparkling wine. Attracting the attention of the wine industry globally, Sussex Sparkling is delicious, noted for its fruity notes thanks to English orchards. You’ll also be staying in luxury hotels, including Ockenden Manor, Bailifscourt and the Spread Eagle.
One of our most popular tours, our Châteaux of the Loire cycling holiday is also one of our favourites for groups looking for a self-guided adventure. Explore the royal land that is the Loire Valley together, cycling to magnificent châteaux and eating fabulous food together. The cuisine of the Loire is as regal as its history, with interesting flavour combinations on every menu. A particular favourite is fresh local river trout served with strawberries, mixing sweet and tangy flavours.
Another guided adventure, The Tuscan Experience is filled with gorgeous views, delicious wine, and classic Italian dishes. With a maximum group size of eight, you can either fill up all the spaces or meet new like-minded cyclists to share your adventure with. Both options result in a fantastic Italian escape to the countryside. Your group will experience views such as Lake Trasimeno, the famous Abbey of Sant’antimo, and the Chianti vineyards. We highly recommend you stop for a tasting of the Chianti wines made here and shipped worldwide, as they save the best vintages for themselves.
For groups who are full of wine lovers, look no further than the Queen wine region herself, Champagne. A land of golden vineyards and regal towns, you can cycle to some of the most famous winemaking villages on our Leisurely Cycling in Champagne holiday. From the coronation city of Reims to the almost sacred Champagne town of Aÿ, experience this golden wine like never before. Your group will have a fabulous time tasting all the wines made here, complimented by the regional cuisine. Look out for biscuit de Reims, which are pink wafers traditionally dipped in Champagne, as you’ll probably all be taking a box back home.
A region that enchanted Van Gogh is most likely a region that will enchant your group too. With vibrant lavender fields that perfume the air in summer and hilltop towns that stand proud over the valleys, Provence is one of the most beautiful regions of France. Follow in Van Gogh's footsteps and enjoy the delicious local food often served with garlic aioli, and stay in luxurious yet charming hotels we’ve handpicked on our Starry Nights in Provence holiday.
Another fantastic option for your group holiday is a single-centre cycling tour. Staying in one location, you can explore the surrounding area each day to your heart’s content. What makes this so fantastic for groups is that the group can split up each day if they choose to. Some can stay at the hotel, others can venture down one route whilst the rest explore another. On our Marine de Loire tour, you can do just this. The Loire Valley has so much to see and experience, sometimes using a divide-and-conquer strategy is the best way to see everything collectively!
Puglia is Italy’s hidden gem, with a gorgeous climate boasting hours of undisturbed sunshine, and a coastal landscape quite unlike any other. On our Highlights of Puglia e-bike tour, explore the ‘heel’ of Italy’s ‘boot’ as you cycle past olive groves, fishing villages, and glistening white cities. Thanks to your trusty e-bike, you can zoom up any hill with minimal energy, where the reward of a seaside view awaits you. Your group will fall in love with Puglia, seen by many as Italy’s most authentic region. You’ll have to go and experience the culture for yourself to find out why.
For more information on our favourite tours for a group cycling holiday, call our cycle experts today. Alternatively, you can view our group cycling holidays.
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