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Beginner cycling holidays Europe

Our beginners' guide to cycling

From carefully curated routes on some of Europe's flattest and most scenic cycle paths, to expert-designed e-Bike itineraries; a Softies holiday is the perfect gentle introduction into the world of beginners cycling holidays. We can offer detailed suggested routes with GPS navigation to help you find your way. As soon as you arrive on your luxury cycling holiday you won't need to worry about a thing.

Exploring by bike doesn't need to be about clocking up the miles and scaling steep hills. Instead, we think the best part is discovering new locations at your own pace and with ease. We are the experts in easy cycling tours, and can offer tailor-made advice to help you find the best beginners cycling holidays in Europe. Cruise up and down the rolling hills of Tuscany by e-bike, stop-off in the lavender fields of Provence for a scenic picnic, or test the water on a short break city weekend in Bordeaux. 

To find out more about cycling holidays for beginners, call our cycle experts today.

What to expect

  • Easy cycling holidays
  • Flat, gentle routes away from the traffic
  • Detailed route information with GPS navigation
  • On the ground support from our team and destination managers
  • Your luggage transferred for you between hotels
  • Luxurious accommodation with fine dining
  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Indulgence | Around the Alpilles | Self Guided

    Take a tour of the garrigue, olive groves and vineyards that cover this gorgeous corner of Provence and stay in our selection of the area's finest 4 and 5 star hotels. We...

    • Château hotels
    • E-bikes
    • Wine tasting available
    From
    £1,625pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Classic | Starry Nights in Provence | Self Guided

    Our route will let you experience your own starry nights in St-Remy-de-Provence, soak up the colours and culture of Arles and explore the glorious Provençal countryside.

    • For food and wine lovers
    • Short break available
    • Stunning vineyards
    • Chateau hotels
    From
    £1,095pp
    Ease
    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Tuscany

    E-Bike | The Tuscan Experience | Guided Group

    This guided group e-bike tour takes you deep into the most enticing Chianti wine territory - your guide will reveal the region's secrets and recommend the very best local...

    • Expert local leader
    • Tasting Chianti wines
    • Abbey of Sant'antimo
    • Stunning Lake Trasimeno
    • Wine tasting sessions
    • The regions secrets
    From
    £2,145pp
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    May, September
    Travel
    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in The Loire

    Single Centre | Chateau de Candes

    A fantastic single centre cycling holiday in the stylish and sumptuous apartments of the Chateau de Candes.

    • Châteaux visits
    • Wine tasting
    • Canoeing
    • Walking itineraries
    • Cycle routes
    • Self-catering
    From
    £510pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3, 5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Single Centre | Bordeaux City Break | Self Guided

    This amazing single centre holiday is perfect for those looking to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux. This city break will allow you to explore the streets and...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The grand wine chateaux of the Margaux appellation.
    • The sand, sun and seafood of the Arcachon Bay.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of the Entre Deux Mers vineyards.
    From
    £995pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Mayenne

    Classic | Meandering Through Mayenne | Self Guided

    One of the country’s hidden gems, Mayenne is a wonderfully understated region full of old-world charm. It's the perfect introduction to rural France and an ideal cycling...

    • Traffic free cycle paths
    • Easy cycling
    • Optional e-bikes
    • Family friendly
    From
    £665pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in The Loire

    Single Centre | Marine de Loire

    The Hotel Marine de Loire is a boutique hotel set on the bank of the River Loire in the village of Montsoreau. Choose from one of the four lovely self catered apartments.

    • The ancient abbey at Fontevraud, with its mix of historical and contemporary attractions.
    • Sampling the produce of the regions different wine appellations in one of the many local caves.
    • Paddling along the Vienne river between Chinon and Montsoreau in a canoe.
    From
    £450pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3, 5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
    Travel
    Eco-friendly options available
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