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Cycling in Europe

Explore Europe by bike and cycle past the olive groves and dry stone buildings of Alberobello, Italy; the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea on the Dalmatian Coast; or the whitewashed villages and Moorish architecture of Southern Spain.
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Small group cycling tours in Europe

Take a cycling vacation in Europe and discover the olive groves and wide open vistas of Italy, the rugged landscapes and Moorish architecture between Spain and Portugal or the world famous architecture and glittering sea of Dubrovnik. Cycle through the heart of the Transylvanian Alps with its lush green mountains and medieval architecture or explore the Baltic States and travel on two-wheels to Trakai’s historic, fairy-tale island castle.

Experience Europe by bike on our cycling tours that offer something for everyone from flat Easy grade trips to more Moderate and Challenging rides. Get off the beaten track with our expert cycling tour leaders, our average small group size is just 12 people.

Our most popular cycling tours in Europe

Croatia Cycling Trip code CCD
Best Seller
E-bike option
8 Days From US$1500 without flights
Spain Cycling Trip code CMU
Best Seller
E-bike option
7 Days From US$1180 without flights
Romania Cycling Trip code CRT
E-bike option
9 Days From US$1660 without flights
Italy Cycling Trip code CIP
Best Seller
E-bike option
8 Days From US$1910 without flights
Albania Cycling Trip code CAB
8 Days From US$1180 without flights

Best cycling destinations in Europe

1. The Dalmatian Coast
Cycle the Dalmatian Coast from Split to Dubrovnik and experience medieval towns, fishing villages and vineyards, framed by a mountainous backdrop on one side and the glittering Adriatic Sea on the other. Island hop to Hvar with its Venetian old town and ascend past lavender fields to enjoy far reaching views across the island.

2. Murcia, Southern Spain
Cycle Southern Spain – Murcia, and you’ll experience a peaceful ride through a varied semi-desert landscape. From the oasis-like almond and apricot orchards in Cieza to Caravaca de la Cruz, one of the world's five Holy Cities according to the Vatican. Passing through the arid Ricote Valley you’ll see typical whitewashed Moorish villages. Reward yourself and refuel on delicious Spanish food and wine.

3. Puglia, the ‘heel’ of Italy
Starting at the imposing Castel del Monte with dramatic views over the Alta Murgia National Park, our Cycle Puglia route takes you through this sun-drenched region along gentle winding roads and past ancient dwellings. Sample the superb Pugliese cuisine along the way with cheeses from the local caseificio. Visit a family-run bakery and sample many of the local wines.

4. Algarve, Portugal
Boasting stretches of wild, golden beaches and serene coves just waiting to be explored, the Algarve is a real highlight when cycling Portugal. This picturesque south coast region is home to quaint historical villages, with plenty of unspoilt white-washed streets and well-preserved architecture to discover.

What to expect on a cycling vacation in Europe

When is the best time to go on a cycling tour in Europe?
Generally, the best time to go cycling in Europe is to head south during the winter and north during the summer. In spring and autumn, you’ll find the most pleasant conditions across the board.

How challenging are cycling tours in Europe? Cycling group paused to admire blossom in Murcia, Spain
We cater for all abilities and our European cycling vacations are graded from Easy to Challenging. Easy rides are flatter, shorter and have plenty of rest stops. On a Challenging ride you’ll spend more time in the saddle and climbing hills.

What kind of bike is included on a European cycling vacations? 
For all our European cycling tours we choose good quality hybrid or mountain bikes suited to the local terrain. If you would prefer some extra power, you can choose to hire an electric bike (e-bike) for an additional fee at the time of booking. Check out our reasons to try an e-bike blog for more information. 

Can I take my own bike on a European cycling tour? 
It's often possible to take your own bike on a cycling vacation in Europe. Please contact our expert team before your trip to let us know you’d like to bring your own bicycle.

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