Discover the highlights of Provence on this self-guided cycling tour. Ride through the famous wine town of Chateauneuf du Pape and enjoy a tipple in the wine tasting area of the Cote du Rhone. Visit the lovely town of Avignon with its picturesque old town and papal palace and enjoy the scent of herbs as you ride through the Provencal countryside. Suitable for beginners and first time cycle-tourists, this is a popular trip for all the family.
DAY 1: Individual arrival in Orange
DAY 2: Orange, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then to Avignon (approx. 50km)
DAY 3: Avignon, St. Rémy, then to Arles (approx. 55km)
DAY 4: Arles, Camargue, then to Arles (approx. 45km)
DAY 5: Arles to Nîmes (approx. 50km)
DAY 6: Nîmes, Pont-du-Gard, then to Uzès (approx. 50km)
DAY 7: Uzès to Orange (approx. 55km)
DAY 8: Departure
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From 8 Days £1,435 P/P
THE DORDOGNE VALLEY
Enjoy this scenic route on quiet country roads full of culture and history. Some of the scenery you can expect on this route is vineyards, forests, and caves. Visit Les Eyzies de Tayac, the Word Capital of Prehistory and its fascinating caves and accompanying museum. Next see the capital of the region of Périgord Nord, Sarlat. You will also see walled towns of Domme and Belvès, giving an interesting sense of history.
From £1,395 8 Days
THE BORDEAUX WINE ROUTES
Wine is the word! Starting in the region’s capital of Bordeaux, head down the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, enjoying some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. Enjoy wines such as Pauillac, Margaux, and Saint-Emilion. The route takes you on small roads through natural landscapes, wine cellars, and of course vineyards. This area also has some amazing architecture to view, in the name of castles and abbeys, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
From 6 Days
DAY 1: Arrival in Bergerac
DAY 2: Bergerac to Le Bugue (approx. 53km)
DAY 3: Le Bugue to Sarlat la Caneda (approx. 38km to 55km)
DAY 4: Sarlat la Caneda to Beynac Loop (approx. 40 km)
DAY 5: Sarlat la Caneda to Siorac en Perigord (approx. 40km)
DAY 6: Siorac en Perigord to Bergerac (approx. 63km)
DAY 7: Bergerac to Montbazillac Loop (approx. 27km)
DAY 8: Bergerac
DAY 1: Arrival in Bordeaux
DAY 2: Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion (approx. 61km)
DAY 3: Saint-Emilion - Blaye (approx. 60km)
DAY 4: Blaye - Pauillac (approx. 50km)
DAY 5: Pauillac - Bordeaux (approx. 50km)
DAY 6: Bordeaux
FRANCE FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS 20 £1,555 P/P P/P
DENMARK’S ISLAND ZEALAND CIRCUIT TOUR
Discover the home to the Danish Riviera and wonderful Copenhagen on this circular tour of the Danish island of Zealand. Take in the small galleries of Kaerebaekstorp, the rich history of Gavnø Castle and the beautiful beaches this picturesque landscape has to offer. Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings as you row and sail across the fjord in a replica Viking ship before taking the opportunity to visit Tivoli and the vibrant capital city of Copenhagen.
From £1,340 8 Days P/P
DAY 1: Arrival in Køge
DAY 2: Køge - Næstved (approx. 61km)
DAY 3: Næstved - Korsør (approx. 65km)
DAY 4: Korsør - Sorø (approx. 50-57km)
DAY 5: Sorø - Ringsted - Roskilde (approx. 45-70km)
DAY 6: Roskilde - Copenhagen (approx. 44km)
DAY 7: Copenhagen - Køge (approx. 43-56km)
DAY 8: Departure Køge
STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN
SWEDEN & DENMARK
This exciting cycling holiday is awaiting you with everything Northern Europe has to offer: Explore both capital cities Stockholm and Copenhagen, as well as Gothenburg. Cycle along the Kattegatt route along the wonderful West Coast and Sweden’s first national bike path till Falkenberg. Most of the times water is accompanying you and of course there is a lot to explore - UNESCO world cultural heritage palace Drottningholm, the archipelago of Gothenburg, great nature reserves, culinary highlights as well as Copenhagen, nordic noble as always and bike city par excellence.
From £1,760 8 Days
DAY 1: Arrival to Stockholm
DAY 2: Stockholm - Södertälje (approx. 60km)
DAY 3: Södertälje - Gothenburg (approx. 15-35km)
DAY 4: Gothenburg - Kungsbacka (approx. 40-65km)
DAY 5: Kungsbacka - Varberg (approx. 60-75km)
DAY 6: Varberg - Falkenberg - Helsingborg (approx. 40km)
DAY 7: Helsingborg - Helsingor - Copenhagen (approx. 55km)
DAY 8: Individual departure
21 FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS DENMARK & SWEDEN
LAKE BLED TO VENICE
SLOVENIA & ITALY
The fairytale world of Lake Bled, with its island church and clifftop castle, will be your starting point, before cycling onwards through the majestic Julian Alps, over a high pass and down into the western valleys. Alpine meadows soon give way to terraced hills dotted with vineyards that lead you all the way into Italy and towards the coast, where lazy promenades and beautiful Venetian architecture await you.
This is a cycling holiday for people who want the perfect mix of amazing landscapes, great food and wine, and historical sights.
From £1,395 8 Days P/P
Ride along the Tuscan coast from the leaning tower of Pisa to Elba on this self-guided holiday. Combine the hilly landscape of Tuscany with the Etruscan coastline as you follow the vineyards and olive trees to the coast. A real highlight of the trip is the Isle of Elba, the place of Napoleon’s exile. With picturesque trails winding through national parks, olive groves and vineyards and a host of cultural attractions, this is an unforgettable holiday!
From £1,220 7 Days
DAY 1: Arrival at Lake Bled
DAY 2: Bled to Bohinjska Bistrica (approx. 27km/43km with side trip)
DAY 3: Bohinj to Tomlin (approx. 56km or 35km if taking train to Podbrdo)
DAY 4: Tolmin to Smartno - Dobrovo (approx. 34km or 46km without lift up)
DAY 5: Smartno to Grado (approx. 67km)
DAY 6: Grando to Portogruaro (approx. 87km)
DAY 7: Portogruaro to Lido di Jesolo (approx. 67km)
DAY 8: Departure from Lido di Jesolo.
DAY 1: Arrival in Pisa
DAY 2: Trip to the sea (approx. 30km + train journey)
DAY 3: Pisa - Castiglioncello (approx. 40km + train journey)
DAY 4: Castiglioncello - Marina di Castagneto (approx. 50km)
DAY 5: Marina di Castagneto - Piombino (approx. 60km)
DAY 6: Day trip to the island of Elba (approx. 15-35km + ferry ride)
DAY 7: Departure or extension
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BRUGES TO AMSTERDAM
BELGIUM & THE NETHERLANDS
We have put together an amazing cycle route that starts off in Belgium and takes you up and through the Netherlands, finishing in the world-famous city of Amsterdam. The route is heavily characterised by historical buildings, country farming land and beautiful water views. You will pack some unforgettable memories into eight fantastic days!
From £1,125 8 Days
PEARLS OF THE NORTHERN FLANDERS
An amazing cycling tour through the north of Belgium, where you will visit famous delights such as Antwerp and Brussels and some hidden gems you may not have expected to cross paths with. You’ll see smaller towns of Mechelen, Leuven and Diest. The rural areas you’ll dip into offer a tranquil sense of calm; for example, on the path along the Albert Canal where you will see woods and nature reserves. This variation of culture and nature with the Good Life of Flanders is a recipe for a one-of-a-kind cycling experience!
DAY 1: Arrival in Bruges
DAY 2: Bruges - Middelburg - Vlissingen (approx. 66km)
DAY 3: Middelburg - Vlissingen - Zierikezee (approx. 42km)
DAY 4: Zierikezee - Dordrecht - Willemstad (approx. 50km)
DAY 5: Willemstad - Papendrecht (approx. 65km)
DAY 6: Papendrecht - Gouda (approx. 37km)
DAY 7: Gouda - Amsterdam (approx. 79km)
DAY 8: Departure
DAY 1: Arrival in Mechelen
DAY 2: Mechelen - Antwerp (approx. 45km)
DAY 3: Antwerp to Herentals (approx. 50km) or Geel (approx. 59km)
DAY 4: Herentals or Geel to Diest (approx. 57 or 41km)
DAY 5: Diest to Leuven (approx. 62km)
DAY 6: Leuven - Brussels (approx. 38km)
DAY 7: Brussels - Mechelen (approx. 44km)
DAY 8: Departure from Mechelen
23 FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS BELGIUM
£1,040 8 Days
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THE NETHERLANDS’ OLD TOWN TOUR
Visit several interesting towns including Utrecht, Gouda, Den Haag, Delft, Schiedam, and Rotterdam, each with something different to offer. Learn about Delft’s connection to celebrated painter Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675) and find out how Delft Blue ceramics are made. When you hear “Gouda”, cheese will likely spring into mind, visit the cheese market, and see the town’s pretty town centre with a magical ton hall and interesting canal ways.
From £1,150 8 Days P/P
AMSTERDAM TO PARIS
Enjoy this enchanting bike ride through Europe, where you will visit three countries and their amazing highlights. Visit Amsterdam’s renowned canals and the world-famous symbol of Paris, the Eiffel tower. These two important European cities have an abundance of history and museums where you can learn about them. However, it’s not all about the big capital cities. In between you will also pass beautiful countryside, and charming towns such as Gouda, Antwerp, and Ghent. Enjoy windmills, historical cities and delicious food and drink.
From £1,935 12 Days
DAY 1: Arrival in Utrecht
DAY 2: Utrecht - Amsterdam (approx. 62km)
DAY 3: Amsterdam - Zandvoort (approx. 32km)
DAY 4: Zandvoort - Den Haag (approx. 45km)
DAY 5: Den Haag - Rotterdam (approx. 45km)
DAY 6: Rotterdam - Gouda (approx. 58km)
DAY 7: Gouda - Utrecht (approx. 50km)
DAY 8: Departure
DAY 1: Arrival in Amsterdam
DAY 2: Amsterdam - Gouda (approx. 79km)
DAY 3: Gouda - Breda (approx. 81km)
DAY 4: Breda - Antwerpen (approx. 73km)
DAY 5: Antwerpen - Ghent (approx. 90km)
DAY 6: Ghent - Tournai (approx. 79km)
DAY 7: Tournai - Cambrai (approx. 74km)
DAY 8: Cambrai - Saint-Quentin (approx. 51km)
DAY 9: Saint-Quentin - Compiègne (approx. 75km)
DAY 10: Compiègne - Senlis (approx. 67km)
DAY 11: Senlis - Paris (approx. 67km)
DAY 12: Departure
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THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM & FRANCE THE NETHERLANDS
GREEN COAST OF SPAIN
It is well-known that the Spanish favour the Costa Verde as a holiday destination, and it’s not hard to see why. The provinces of Cantabria and Asturias are acclaimed for their remarkable scenery: the snow-capped, jagged peaks of the Picos de Europa, the verdant foothills and ancient farming communities, and the magnificent coastline, including some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches.
From £1,295 8 Days P/P
CYCLING ALICANTE COSTA BLANCA
Explore Alicante’s valleys of picturesque almond, olive and orange groves down to the Mediterranean Sea and the wonderful Costa Blanca. Discover lost valleys and vineyards as you cycle along country roads visiting charming Spanish towns. Finally take the coastal cycle path with its breath-taking views and head to the bustling seaside towns of Dénia and Jávea where you’ll enjoy two nights by the beach.
From £1,260 7 Days
DAY 1: Arrival to Santander
DAY 2: Santander to Santillana del Mar (approx. 51.8km)
DAY 3: Santillana del Mar to San Vicente de la Barquera (approx. 32km)
DAY 4: San Vicente de la Barquera to Llanes (approx. 47.8km)
DAY 5: Llanes to Ribadesella (approx. 35.5km)
DAY 6: Ribadesella to Villaviciosa (approx. 46.5km)
DAY 7: Villaviciosa to Gijon (approx. 42.7km)
DAY 8: Departure from Gijon
DAY 1: Arrival to Biar
DAY 2: Biar to Bocairent (approx. 24km)
DAY 3: Bocairent to Alcoy (approx. 20km)
DAY 4: Alcoy to Villalonga (approx. 40km)
DAY 5: Villalonga to Denia (approx. 33km)
DAY 6: Dénia to Jávea (approx. 21km)
DAY 7: Departure or extra nights in Javea
25 FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS SPAIN
LISBON TO THE ALGARVE
Enjoy a tour where no two days are the same. Kick off your tour in Portugal’s capital of Lisbon, a unique city built on several hills. Travel to the strikingly different area of the Algarve; a popular tourist destination on the wild Atlantic coast. The route more or less follows the Atlantic coast, giving gorgeous views and amazing scenery. This is truly a wonderful way to experience the wonders of the South Westerly edge of Europe!
DAY 1: Arrival in Lisbon
DAY 2: Cycle to Setùbal (approx. 43km)
DAY 3: Cycle to Santiago de Cacèm (approx. 62km)
DAY 4: Cycle to Vila Nova de Milfontes (approx. 58km)
DAY 5: Cycle to Zambujeira do Mar (approx. 38km)
DAY 6: Cycle to Aljezur (approx. 44km)
DAY 7: Cycle to Sagres (approx. 54km/750m elevation gain)
DAY 8: Individual departure or extension of stay
ALGARVE-ALONG PORTUGAL’S DREAM COAST
Cycling in Portugal’s famous Algarve really does give a variety of incredible views and experiences, which are encompassed in this tour. Visit Europe most Southwestern point, Cape St. Vincent and head all the way to the border with Spain in town Vila Real de Santo Antonio. On the way you will see some gorgeous scenery such as rock formations, cliffs, beaches, and forests. Stop in quaint, historical villages with lots of history and delicacies to try.
DAY 1: Arrival in Sagres
DAY 2: Sagres - Lagos (approx. 50km)
DAY 3: Lagos - Portimão (approx. 30km)
DAY 4: Portimão - Albufeira (approx. 45km)
DAY 5: Albufeira - Faro (approx. 50km)
DAY 6: Faro - Tavira (approx. 45km)
DAY 7: Excursion to Vila Real de Santo Antonio (approx. 45km)
DAY 8: Departure or extension
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P/P P/P PORTUGAL PORTUGAL
From £1,750 8 Days
PEARLS OF SLOVENIA
Explore the Triglav National Park on this self-guided cycling tour in Slovenia. Stay in hotels with exquisite views, cycle across lovely mountain meadows and Take a swim in the crystal clear glacial Bohinj lake. Stroll through thundering rapids at Vintgar Gorge, ring the “Bell of wishes” at a picturesque island church and treat yourself to a well-earned cream cake. With plenty of time to explore the spectacular Lake Bled, this is an unforgettable tour.
From £1,190 8 Days P/P
BEST OF SLOVENIA: LAKE BLED TO PIRAN
Experience the best of Slovenia, from Lake Bled to Piran. Swim in crystal clear mountain lakes, admire majestic mountain ranges and stroll through colourful old towns. Take a break at “The Triple Bridge” in Ljubljana, visit the Postojna or Škocjan caves, and see the famous Lipizzaner horses. Relax with a cappuccino in the famous Piazza Unita in Trieste and experience a unique stay on a vineyard, where you can try the Teran wine.
From £1,650 8 Days
DAY 1: Bled
DAY 2: Bled - Bohinjska Bistrica (approx. 28km)
DAY 3: Bohinjska Bistrica - Škofja Loka (approx. 50km)
DAY 4: Škofja Loka - Preddvor (approx. 42km)
DAY 5: Predoslje - Radovljica (approx. 30km)
DAY 6: Radovljica - Kranjska Gora (approx. 50km)
DAY 7: Kranjska Gora - Bled (approx. 40km)
DAY 8: Bled
DAY 1: Bled
DAY 2: Bled to Bohinjska Bistrica - Bohinj Valley (approx. 27km)
DAY 3: Bohinj Valley to Skofja Loka (approx. 49km)
DAY 4: Skofja Loka to Ljubljana (approx. 31km)
DAY 5: Ljubljana to Vrhnika (approx. 39km)
DAY 6: Vrhnika to Postojna (approx. 39km)
DAY 7: Postojna to Stanjel (approx. 42km)
DAY 8: Stanjel to Divaca (approx. 48km)
27 FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS SLOVENIA
CONNEMARA, GALWAY & MAYO
DAY 1: Galway city
DAY 2: Transfer to Clonbur to Westport (approx. 60km)
This tour explores the beautiful region of Connemara. This land of Irish myth and poetry is famous for its rugged granite landscape and stunning beautiful lakes and rivers. This tour offers some breath-taking rofutes, where an incredible variety of scenery is on offer each day. In the morning you can be cycling along beautiful coastline while in the afternoon you could be on a quiet bog road with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
From £1,095 7 Days P/P
HIGHLANDS OF DONEGAL
In Donegal, there is a wonderful mix of coastal cycling and a highland landscape to feel completely away from it all. The landscape full of browns, greens and purples are constantly altering their tone with the changing light combined with traditional music and gentle natured locals. To experience the majestic scenery of this area the route does have some climbs, so it is worth getting a few weekends training on a bike in varied terrain before coming, thus ensuring that you can fully enjoy the week.
From £1,065 7 Days
DAY 3: Westport to Leenane (approx. 52km)
DAY 4: Leenane to Clifden (approx. 58km)
DAY 5: Rest day in Clifden
DAY 6: Clifden to Aran Islands (approx. 58km)
DAY 7: Aran Islands to Galway (approx. 35km)
DAY 1: Donegal
DAY 2: Donegal to Glencolumkille (approx. 62km)
DAY 3: Glencolumkille to Dungloe (approx. 60km)
DAY 4: Dungloe to Dunfanaghy (approx. 63km)
DAY 5: Dunfanaghy
DAY 6: Dunfanaghy to Ramelton - Rathmullan (approx. 62km)
DAY 7: Circular Tour of Area - Donegal (approx. 72km)
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For over 30 years, Intrepid have been supplying trips around the globe. Freewheel Holidays have partnered with Intrepid so that we can provide our customers with new and exciting trips with all the expertise required for a fantastic itinerary. Whatever form it takes, Intrepid is an attitude – a willingness to take yourself away from the comforts of home, embrace difference and open yourself up to new people and experiences.
When you’re travelling by bike, you really get to know a place. From pedalling through peaceful villages in Vietnam and Japan, to cruising down epic landscapes in the United States and Cuba; these cycling tours allow you to immerse yourself in a place and the culture all at a great pace. It’s also a great way to stay active when you’re on the road. You don’t just travel through places, you experience them! With nothing but your legs (and maybe a biscotti and a couple of extra-strong cafés au lait), there’s a nice simplicity to cycling as well as plenty of adventures waiting for you off the saddle.
Intrepid style cycling isn’t the Tour de France. You don’t get prizes for coming first and the lycra bodysuits are definitely optional but we promise it’s a totally unique way to experience the world.
From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect destination to discover by bicycle. Our cycling adventure gives you a slowed down, up close look of this fascinating country and allows ample opportunity to meet locals and glimpse the unique culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. From the temples, shrines and geisha of Kyoto to the frenetic but exhilarating chaos of Tokyo, and the beautiful serenity of the Noto Peninsula countryside in between, this cycling adventure has it all.
29 FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS INTREPID/GUIDED GROUP TRIPS
DAY 1 & 2:
DAY 3: Nara
DAY 6: Noto
DAY 7: Noto
DAY 8: Noto
DAY 9, 10 & 11:
ITINERARY P/P JAPAN
From £3,445 11 Days
Noto Peninsula - Togi
Peninsula - Wajima
Peninsula - Wakura Onsen
More than 30 million Vietnamese can’t be wrong - handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam! Our cycling tour through this mesmerising country provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. So come with us and get active as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.
From £1,670 15 Days P/P
It’s all about two wheels in Bali, and this action-packed cycling trip takes in some of the island’s best spots in the highlands and on the coast. Hit the road in Ubud and wind your way south, into a world of lush green rice fields, smouldering volcanoes, family-run warungs, community projects, caves, temples and tiny villages. With the chilled out beaches of Lovina and Sanur on the horizon, and a slew of adventure activities on offer throughout – such as a hike up Mt Batur – this is an unforgettable journey for cyclists and adventurers alike.
From £930 8 Days
DAY 1 & 2: Hanoi
DAY 3: Mai Chau
DAY 4 & 5: Ninh Binh
DAY 6: Hue
DAY 7 & 8: Hoi An
DAY 9: Quy Nhon
DAY 10 & 11: Nha Trang
DAY 12: Dalat
DAY 13: Phan Tiet
DAY 14 & 15: Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 1 & 2: Ubud
DAY 3: Mount Batur/Kintamani
DAY 4: Bedugul Lake
DAY 5: Lovina
DAY 6: Tanah Lot/Canggu Beach
DAY 7 & 8: Sanur
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CYCLE SRI LANKA
Ride through tea plantations, quaint fishing villages, and swathes of lush green jungle on this cycling adventure from Negombo to Colombo. Sri Lanka is gaining traction as one of Asia’s most exciting new destinations and it’s not hard to see why. With pristine coastline, ancient ruins, rugged peaks and wildlife-filled national parks, it’s a dream for travellers who like to get active. In between two-wheeled treks, laze on the beach, ride the rails (a must in Sri Lanka), explore the country’s premier Hindu and Buddhist sites, and taste the flavours of the tantalising night markets.
From £1,840 14 Days
Explore the desert sands, snow-topped mountains, gorging red cliffs, seaside paths, hairpin turns and alpine passes in the most immersive way possible through Morocco, a land overflowing with mystery, history and culture. This place will welcome you with endless stories and diverse landscapes, from Marrakesh circle the country through Tangier, Chefchaouen, medieval Fes, the cool of the High Atlas Mountains and the heat of the Sahara, and the ancient city of Ait Benhaddou.
DAY 1: Negombo
DAY 2: Chilaw and Anuradhapura
DAY 3: Anuradhapura
DAY 4: Ritigala and Polonnaruwa
DAY 5: Polonnarwa and Dambulla
DAY 6: Sigriya Rock and Kandy
DAY 7: Kandy
DAY 8: Hatton
DAY 9: Tissamaharama
DAY 10: Yala national park
DAY 11: Mirissa
DAY 12: Mirissa and gale
DAY 13 & 14: Colombo
DAY 1 & 2 : Marrakech
DAY 3: Tangier
DAY 4 & 5: Chefchaouen
DAY 6 & 7: Fes
DAY 8: Midelt
DAY 9: Merzouga - Desert Camp
DAY 10: Todra Gorge
DAY 11: Dades Gorge - Mountain Gite Stay
DAY 12: Ait Benhaddou
DAY 13: Marrakech via Tiz n Tichka DAY 14: Marrakech
31 FREEWHEEL HOLIDAYS INDIVIDUAL TRIPS
CYCLE WASHINGTON TO SAN JUAN ISLAND
DAY 1: Anacortes and Fidalgo Island
DAY 2: Orcas Island and San Juan Island
Combine cycling, stunning coastline, relaxed island life and the best that western Washington has to offer. Ride quiet roads from delightful fishing villages to the pristine waters separating the USA from Canada. With great weather and scenery and marine wildlife second to none, the San Juan Islands are a cyclist’s paradise. Off the bike you’ll find fascinating history, friendly locals and amazing cuisine – this cycling adventure takes in the best of it all at a pace everyone can enjoy. If you’re looking for an unforgettable cycling vacation away from the stresses of everyday life, then this is it.
From £1,805 6 Days
CYCLE CUBA: WEST
Ride alongside tractors and vintage cars, past tobacco farms and the smell of cigars through the rich history and ruins of Old Havana. Experience Cuban culture through the capital’s colourful streets. Cycle to the pristine shores of Cayo Jutías to cool-off from the heat, and end a rewarding day in Viñales with a farm-to-plate feast. See the valleys of Soroa to the welcoming arms of renowned farmer Mama Luisa, take a ‘brake’ from the beaten path and access places that you can only reach on a trusty bicycle.
From £702 7 Days
DAY 3: San Juan Island
DAY 4: San Juan Island
DAY 5: Orcas Island and Anacortes
DAY 6: Anacortes
DAY 1: Havana
DAY 2: Soroa
DAY 3: Soroa - Las Terrazas
DAY 4: Viñales
DAY 5: Viñales - Cayo Jutias
DAY 6 & 7: Havana
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CYCLE SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S WINE REGIONS
Enjoy South Australia’s renowned wine country on a bicycle. Just a short distance from cosmopolitan, Adelaide, this is a region well known for its natural beauty, welcoming people and of course delicious red and white wines. Start at the very heart of vibrant Adelaide, then transport out to the nearby wine regions. From the Barossa Valley to the northern Clare Valley, south to the birthplace of South Australia’s wine industry, McLaren Vale, and west to the stunning Glenelg Beach. The varied scenery, easy network of cycling paths, and support vehicle make this a trip for every rider.
From £1,076 6 Days P/P
CYCLE NEW ZEALAND: OTAGO RAIL TRAIL
It’s almost like New Zealand was made for cycling. This is a land known for its natural beauty, welcoming people and delicious wine, and this cycling trip just happens to take in the best of it. Kick things off in the outdoor paradise of Queenstown, then cycle the famous Central Otago Rail Trail through small goldmining towns like Alexandra, Omakau, Wedderburn and Hyde. Meander through the open plains with pristine rivers, enjoy some proper South Island hospitality at local taverns, and rediscover the joy of pedaling through one of the most gorgeous areas in the entire country.
From £833 4 Days
DAY 1: Adelaide
DAY 2: Barossa Valley and Auburn
DAY 3: Clare Valley Riesling Rail Trail
DAY 4: Clare Valley and Hahnorf
DAY 5: McLaren Vale and Adelaide - Glenelg
DAY 6: Adelaide - Glenelg
DAY 1: Queenstown & Otago Rail Trail
DAY 2: Omakau to Wedderburn
DAY 3: Wedderburn
DAY 4: Waipiata to Middlemarch - Queenstown
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
First stop on every Freewheel experience is picking which holiday is right for you. We get a myriad of questions and queries - so here’s our best answers from the team, who have had first-hand experience of cycling through many of the countries we operate in.
Each cycling holiday is designed with leisure cycling in mind and while cycling 40 to 50 km per day may seem daunting at first, there is no race to be won or time to be set. Take your time and enjoy the scenery from your saddle. However, we recommend improving your general fitness prior to your cycling holiday. Many of our customers are not regular cyclists while some practically live on their bikes!
Distances are around 50 km per day or 35 miles (4 to 6 hours of cycling), enough for you to experience the cycling holiday but short enough to give you time to see some of the local attractions along the way.You will be cycling to the next hotel. If you cannot cycle the whole distance, there are public transport connections or you can travel in the luggage van if there is available space. There is no cycling planned on arrival and check-out day.
The ‘Tour Difficulty’ rating - Easy, Moderate, or Challenging - is our assessment of the tour, based on cycling distances, frequency of cycling, and terrain characteristics.
Families or groups with children, please call us directly for a quote and tour options.
Just leave your bags in the hotel reception and it will be transported behind the scenes from one hotel to the next. Please
WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD I WEAR?
We recommend that you wear padded shorts, a lightweight cycling outfit and always carry a windproof/waterproof jacket. Please bring your own helmets to wear. We DO NOT rent out helmets for health and safety reasons and always recommend that you wear one. In footwear, we recommend wearing flat-soled shoes. However, you can bring cycling shoes if you prefer and SPD style pedals. Don’t forget your sunscreen and always ensure that you stay fully hydrated.
SHOULD I TAKE OUT INSURANCE?
You must take out adequate travel and health insurance for your trip. If you do not, and subsequently require medical assistance, you could be faced with a large bill, which could require paying before you return home.
FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE
The FCO provides up-to-date travel advice to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. Please refer to www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo
Your holiday is also covered by the financial protection arrangements offered by either ABTA or the CAA under the ATOL scheme. We are part of the Sports Tours International Group, based in Greater Manchester.
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