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  • Self Guided Cycling Holidays

    Our luxury self guided cycling tours enable you to explore within the privacy of your group. Go at your own pace on your cycling holiday, stopping off to sample local dishes and bask in the sunshine whenever you please.

Self Guided Bike Tours

Why choose a self-guided cycling holiday?

Potter at your own pace on a Cycling for Softies self guided cycling holiday. We have designed these itineraries to give you as much flexibility as possible, whilst still offering the reassurance of a comprehensive day by day suggested route plan to ensure you don't miss out on the best sights, restaurants and landmarks.

We'll take away any hassle by transferring your luggage for you to each new hotel, leaving you free to explore at your own leisure. Our relaxed self guided cycling holidays are perfect for families, groups or couples who would like to take their time exploring, but also don't want to miss out on expert advice and recommendations.

Call to speak to our cycling experts about our range of self guided cycling holidays and start planning your next tour.

What to expect

  • High-quality route maps and instructions
  • Expert recommendations for each destination
  • Your Destination Manager just a phonecall away should you require help or assistance
  • Your luggage waiting for you in your accommodation by 3pm each day
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Self guided cycling holidays allow you more freedom to veer off the suggested route for viewpoints, picnics or vineyard tours. You can set your own pace and stop for coffee or lunch when you want to, without having to stick to the group's timings.

  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Classic | Avignon & Cotes du Rhone| Self-Guided

    Explore the Cotes du Rhone by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most delectable wines. The highlights of this tour...

    • Historic towns
    • Fine wines
    • New for 2020
    • Château hotels

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

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    £865pp
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    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux's Wines & Vines | Self Guided

    This tour takes you through the verdant Entre Deux Mers, from the south to the north. You will stop at the best three and four-star hotels in the region and sample some of the...

    • The chateaux of Roquetaillade and Villandraut for a glimpse into the regions past.
    • The world-class red wines of Pomerol and St Emilion.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of Sauternes and Cadillac.
    From
    £1,245pp
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    Duration
    6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Italy

    Classic | South Tyrol, Lake Garda and Verona | Self Guided

    This incredibly scenic tour is one of great contrasts: dramatic mountain terrain and the shimmering flat waters of Lake Garda. You'll discover old-world villages in the...

    • Magnificent lakes of the South Tyrol
    • Historical towns

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

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    £1,465pp
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    Duration
    7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Classic | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

    As generations of film stars and artists have discovered, it’s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of Provence. From ancient villages scattered with...

    • Vineyards
    • Historic towns
    • New for 2020

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £965pp
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    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    Indulgence | Côtes du Rhône Vineyards | Self-Guided

    Explore the Côtes du Rhône by pedal power and sample some of the region’s finest landscapes, most charming towns and most highly rated hotels. Cycle between...

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Fine wines
    From
    £895pp
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    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • 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

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £1,425pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Provence

    E-Bike | Provençal Discovery | Self Guided

    Provence is famed as one of Europe’s most iconic destinations thanks to its mix of spectacular scenery, rich history, vibrant cultural identity and exquisite food and...

    • E-Bike
    • New for 2020
    • Views of the Rhone valley

    Offer available

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    From
    £1,125pp
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    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Italy

    Classic | Valleys of the Dolomites | Self Guided

    An incredibly scenic tour through the dramatic mountain landscapes in the South Tyrolean Alps, this tour helps you to get a feel for rural Italian life. You can either stick to...

    • Italian mountains
    • Italian wine

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £1,145pp
    Ease
    Duration
    7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the Loire

    Indulgence | The Loire in Luxury | Self Guided

    Famed for its grand châteaux, leftover from its past as a preferred home for French royals and aristocrats, few other regions in the world exude the same sense of class as...

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Optional e-bikes
    From
    £1,075pp
    Ease
    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in the UK

    Indulgence | Single Centre | The Sussex Beach Break

    Minimum route distance 47 miles (76 km) Take yourself to the seaside for a short break combining some great leisure cycling routes with some of the best...

    • Visit the spectacular Arundel Castle 
    • Discover the delights of Sussex Sparkling wine 
    • Unwind in a beautiful, tranquil spa hotel, just a stone's throw from the beach 

    Offer available

    Reduced deposit of £150pp and no amendment fees. T&Cs apply.

    From
    £585
    Ease
    Duration
    2 or 3 Nights
    Available
    August, September
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the UK

    Indulgence | The Cotswolds in Comfort | E-Bike Tour

    Minimum route distance 83 miles (134 km) The Cotswolds are a place like no other. Famed for its quaint villages, meandering rivers and rolling hills, the...

    • Explore at ease aboard a top of the range E-bike
    • Visit the quintessential Cotswolds villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water and Lower Slaughter
    • Learn about the Roman history of the area at the Corinium museum.

    Offer available

    Reduced deposit of £150pp and no amendment fees. T&Cs apply.

    From
    £1,245
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    Duration
    4 Nights
    Available
    August, September, October
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the UK

    Indulgence | Single Centre | Ockenden Manor

    Minimum route distance 52 miles (85 km) Leave the city behind for a few days and escape to the glorious countryside of West Sussex. Spend your days on leisurely...

    • Discover the delights of Sussex Sparkling wine 
    • Indulge yourself with spa treatments and delicious dinners 
    • Take a break at one of the region's excellent National Trust properties 

    Offer available

    Reduced deposit of £150pp and no amendment fees. T&Cs apply.

    From
    £585
    Ease
    Duration
    2 or 3 Nights
    Available
    August, September
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the UK

    Indulgence | Single Centre | Thyme, Southrop | E-Bike Tour

    Minimum route distance 76 miles (124 km) Experience the finest hospitality and warmest welcome on the edge of the Cotswolds area of natural beauty. This...

    • Cruise between the country’s most beautiful villages on your E-bike 
    • Indulge yourself in one of the region’s best hotels 
    • Pay a visit to the Roman town of Cirencester 

    Offer available

    Reduced deposit of £150pp and no amendment fees. T&Cs apply.

    From
    £525
    Ease
    Duration
    2 or 3 Nights
    Available
    August, September, October
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    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in the UK

    Indulgence | Sparkling Sussex E-Bike Tour

    Minimum route distance 117 miles (189 km) Enjoy the best of Sussex and Sussex wine with this carefully created tour: five nights and two vineyards with plenty of time in...

    • Tour and tasting of the Ridgeview Wine Estate
    • Tour and tasting of the Tinwood Wine Estate
    • Scenic cycle routes featuring the picturesque Arundel Castle, Bramber Castle and the South Downs

    Offer available

    Reduced deposit of £150pp and no amendment fees. T&Cs apply.

    From
    £1,315
    Ease
    Duration
    5 Nights
    Available
    August, September
    Travel
    Flights and transfers available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

    The metropolis of Bordeaux is an exciting one to explore, with a rich abundance of heritage and world-class architecture, gastronomy and of course, world-class wines. This tour...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The world-class red wines of Pomerol and St Emilion.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of Sauternes and Cadillac.

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £985pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Beach Break | Self Guided

    The city of Bordeaux offers a heady mix of rich history, world-class architecture and a fantastic collection of fine wines. This tour aims to show off the best of Bordeaux, from...

    • 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 spectacular views from the top of Dune du Pilat.

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £1,185pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in the Loire

    E-Bike | Loire Valley Discovery | Self Guided

    Based on our classic Châteaux of the Loire itinerary, this new itinerary for 2020 harnesses the power of e-bikes to make it easier for you to see even more of this...

    • E-Bike included
    • Historic towns and Château
    • New for 2020

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £995pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holiday in Tuscany

    E-Bike | Gubbio, Assisi & Umbria | Self Guided

    Pedal your way gently along quiet side roads and tracks and feast on wondrous Italian fayre and delicious Italian wines on your Tuscan E-bike self guided cycling holiday.

    • Self Guided E-bike tour
    • Guided route available
    • Dramatic scenery
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Suitable for vegetarians
    • Vineyards and wine tours

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £955pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in the Loire

    Classic | Châteaux of the Loire | Self Guided

    The magical region of Loire; world-famous for its marvellous châteaux, magnificent rivers, delicious wines and fabulous cycling holidays, of course!

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Easy cycling
    • Historic towns and chateaux
    • Hotels with pools
    • Michelin-starred
    • Optional e-bikes

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £795pp
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    Duration
    4, 5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September
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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

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £1,065pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Tuscany

    E-Bike | Tuscan Valleys | Self Guided

    A superb self guided E-bike adventure across a classic Tuscan landscape into the winelands. Starting high in the Tuscan hills, in the pretty town of Cortona, this tour takes you...

    • Self Guided E-bike tour
    • Helmets provided
    • Dramatic scenery
    • Historic towns and castles
    • Suitable for vegetarians
    • Vineyard and wine tours

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

    From
    £955pp
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    Duration
    5, 7 or 10 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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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
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    Duration
    4 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Veneto and Tuscany

    Classic | Italy's Art Cities | Self Guided

    From the canals of Venice, the bridges of Comacchio and the early Christian mosaics of Ravenna to the Renaissance architecture of Florence, this self guided cycling tour...

    • 3-star and 4-star hotels
    • Fantastic vineyards
    • Gourmet meals
    • Rennaisance architecture
    • Canals of Venice
    • Romance and art

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

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    £1,465pp
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    Duration
    7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling holidays in Campania

    Classic | Cilento & the Amalfi Coast | Self Guided

    Cycling along the beautiful Campania coastline and into the heartland of the Cilento National Park. Finish your holiday off with a few days on the iconic Amalfi Coast.

    • 3-star and 4-star hotels
    • Great Italian cuisine
    • Cilento National Park
    • Fishing villages
    • Quiet remote beaches
    • Footpath of the Gods

    Offer available

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    £1435pp
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    Duration
    8 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Emilia Romagna

    Classic | A Taste of Italy | Self Guided

    A self guided cycling tour from Bologna to Parma through a stunning region of Italy where history, art, culture combine with fantastic food - to provide an unforgettable Taste...

    • Bologna & Parma
    • Cooking demonstration
    • Gelato tasting & museum
    • Historic Modena
    • Parma ham & Parmesan cheese
    From
    £995pp
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    Duration
    4 or 6 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Emilia Romagna

    Classic | Riding Real Romagna | Self Guided

    Start in Ravenna - once the capital of the Western Roman Empire - and cycle through the Romagna region all the way to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy. Easy, flat rides...

    • 3-star and 4-star hotels
    • Heartland of homemade pasta
    • Gourmet meals
    • Rennaisance architecture
    • Sangiovese red wine
    • Byzantine mosaics
    From
    £1,085pp
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    Duration
    7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Burgundy

    Classic | Burgundy's Route des Grand Crus | Self Guided

    This tour through Burgundy is an Oenophiles dream, based in one of the most famous of France’s wine regions.

    • Chateaux hotels
    • Easy cycling
    • Fine wines
    From
    £1,235pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
    Available
    May, June, July, August, September
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  • Cycling Holidays in Alsace

    Classic | Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

    Enjoy cycling along pretty lanes that meander from one vineyard to another, taking in some of the most exceptional gastronomy in all of France.

    • Historical sites
    • Vineyards
    • Exclusive offers
    • Riverside cycling

    Offer available

    Book early for 2021 to claim a £150 John Lewis voucher

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    £1,245pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    May, June, July, August, September
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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
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    Duration
    3 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling in Provence and Luberon

    Classic | Picture Postcard Provence | Self Guided

    It’s impossible not to be seduced by the beauty and glamour of Provence. On your cycling holiday take in the best that this glorious region has to offer.

    • The charming streets of St Remy, brimming with culture and class
    • The lavender fields and ochre cliffs around Roussillon
    • The emerald green water of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
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    £955pp
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    Duration
    4 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Normandy

    Classic | Bayeux and the Beaches | Self Guided

    On this tour of contrasts, visit the emotional D-Day landing beaches and memorials, the Bayeux Tapestry, the half-timbered houses of the Pays d’Auge and the stunning seaside...

    • Historical sites
    • Coastal
    • Arts and culture
    From
    £955pp
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    Duration
    5 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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  • Cycling Holidays in Umbria

    E-Bike | Umbria & Lake Trasimeno | Self Guided

    There is no better way to enjoy the delights of the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside and the Italian lifestyle than by e-bike. This laid-lack tour takes you around the beautiful...

    • Delightful hotels with pools
    • Great local food
    • Quality E-bikes
    • Local support
    • Welcome briefing
    From
    £795pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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