When travelling by coach you get to see the sights, but it’s the detail along the way that you might miss.
Self-guided cycling holidays provide the best of both worlds, combining the highlights with hidden regions and spectacular scenery that can only be seen from the saddle, travelling at a pace that suits you.
Cycling along the mighty Danube has long been the best way to enjoy the river’s scenery. Flat towpaths and an easy route means you can concentrate on gentle pedalling and taking in the medieval villages and grand Vienna, sampling esteemed Austrian wines along the way.
One of the most popular cycle paths in Europe, Lake Constance shares a shore with Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Visit a trio of countries on one trip as you navigate the flat, car-free route around the lakeshore, stopping in historic towns and cooling off in the lake.
Rugged mountain scenery, excellent wines and food that takes influence from both Austria and Italy; the Dolomites are blessed with plenty of highlights that make each rotation of your tyres a joy. Watch as the snow-dusted mountain peaks give way to the grassy shores around Lake Garda.
The pilgrimage trail of the Camino de Santiago may be popular with walkers, but it’s also excellent for cyclists. Following clear route maps, the self-guided route follows the way of ancient pilgrims through Northern Spain’s rolling countryside, cathedral towns and cobbled streets.
Cycle around the sun-drenched heel of Italy, where natural and culinary delights fuel your self-guided route. Discover the Greek, Roman and Ottoman influences along the coast and sample regional cuisine such as primitivo wine, buffalo mozzarella and fresh antipasti.