Best destinations for cycling and wine tasting
Thought to be the birthplace of wine, Georgia boasts swathes of vineyards and wineries. Soak up the warm sunshine on your back as you ascend the hills of the Gombori Pass on our Cycling in Georgia Tour
and be rewarded with panoramic mountain views and a free-wheel descent through shaded woodland into Georgia’s Kakheti wine region. In the afternoon, we’ll visit a local winemaker to learn about Georgia’s underground Qvevri pots and sample some of the potent local Chacha grappa.
Neat rows of lush vineyards dominate the landscape as you pedal along an old railway line through France’s Rhône Valley on our Cycle Provence Tour
. Stop to sample locally produced Grenache wines and take a guided vineyard tour in the foothills of Mont Ventoux. A cycling vacation in the Loire Valley is also popular for its easy-going rides to medieval market towns, old chateaux and peaceful countryside, followed by fine French cuisine and local wine tastings.
Stay in the heart of the ‘Sherry Triangle’ in Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera on our Andalucia Cycling Tour
. Pedal along the River Guadalete, pass lush vineyards and uncover ancient settlements before sipping fortified wine in a streetside tabanco bar at the end of the day.
Imposing mountains rise from lush valleys in the Stellenbosch region in South Africa. Join our Cycle South Africa Tour
to cycle through the thriving Cape Winelands, teeming with fertile vineyards. Gravel tracks take us through leafy forests from Lazerac to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and back again before we enjoy wine tastings and sample some of the finest New World vintages.
From the glacial valleys of South Tyrol and the jagged mountains of the Dolomites to the vast waters of Lake Garda, enjoy predominantly traffic-free riding and wine tastings aplenty on our Italy Cycling Tour
. The wild coastline of Cilento National Park
also offers spectacular rides with vast ocean views and delicious wine tastings in the Cilento region’s verdant vineyards.