From Chania, cycle around the secluded peninsula, the site of the legend of Zorba the Greek, and a hidden gem usually saved for locals. Take in local monasteries and villages; before stopping to rest at some of Europe’s most famous and beautiful beaches – Gramavousa and Elafonisi. Stay a night in North-west Crete before tackling the challenging White Mountains, with the option to hike the Samaria Gorge. Enjoy views over Mount Ida, the legendary birthplace of Zeus. This trip can be tailored to your needs with optional extras such as off-road, hiking trails and yoga classes.
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Starting at the Brandenburg gate, travel north through the Brandenburg region following the Havel river. Enjoy expanses of open countryside and quiet, flat roads that go for as far as the eye can see. Circumnavigate the Mecklenburg lakes and continue your journey through more undulating terrain until you reach the town of Rostock. Take the ferry to Denmark where you’ll follow the national cycle route along the coast until you reach the dynamic Danish capital.
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Leave the hustle and bustle of Lisbon behind as you follow mostly flat coastal roads away from the city. Enjoy views across the Atlantic and traverse the area of outstanding beauty that is the National Park of Arrabida. The cycling remains fairly manageable as you journey through untouched Portuguese villages and start to take on a few undulations along quiet country roads. Our journey takes us up to the historic town of Silves, with its impressive castle, and you’re rewarded with an exhilarating downhill ride all the way to the Algarve coastline. Get up early to make the final push to Sagres, the furthest point of southern Europe and its windy outcrop – home to the Cabo de São Vicente Lighthouse.
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Choose to start in Prague, or skip the hills and head straight to the German border town of Passau. Wind your way through rural villages, on some of the most picturesque and quiet roads, towards the Austrian capital of Vienna. From Vienna follow the Danube all the way into Slovakia – why not take lunch in its hill-top capital, Bratislava. Using the Danube as our compass, we make our way through the Slovakian and Hungarian countryside to our final destination – Budapest. The countries, cultures, changing landscapes and backdrop of the mighty Danube river make this a fascinating and exciting ride.
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Cycle on the same roads as the pros and take on the cobbles and climbs that make this event one of the most famous one-day classics on the circuit. Split the route into two more manageable sections, and give yourself time to take in the scenery, the local villages, see the war memorial in Bastogne, and maybe even pop over the border into Luxembourg. This is a real bucket list ride, which could easily be included in a longer itinerary, such as a battlefields tour, or continue north to Amsterdam.
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Enjoy a leisurely ride out of Milan with only 60 flat miles to ease you in. Continue along the flat plains of Emelia-Romagna sampling the local cuisine until you reach the rolling hills of Tuscany. A few climbs stand between you and the finish including the Passo del Giogo and a finish atop the stunning and picturesque medieval city of Orvieto. The final day will still be a test for the legs, but you will be rewarded with a flat and traffic-free route right into the heart of Rome.
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An epic, but most-rewarding ride. A bucket-list climb featured in many Giro d’Italia’s. This iconic climb is literally breath-taking. Warm up on Day 1 with the gentle, but constant, 3% gradient of the St Leonhard pass, where your reward is 36 miles of descent into your overnight stop in Silandro. Day 2 is the real challenge; it’s all about the Stelvio Pass – gain some serious altitude up to 2,757m and be rewarded with some spectacular views, not to mention the sense of achievement. With the hard work out of the way, enjoy a few more days cycling, either to glamorous Lake Garda, or continue to Verona and Venice, or go the other way and head towards Lake Como and Milan.
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Best undertaken in the shoulder season; escape the winter weather and go on an Andalusian adventure. There’s so much to see in Southern Spain’s second largest region. There are hills, rivers, farmland and tons of history and culture to soak up along the way. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle, sangria and paella, as you pedal through national parks and fascinating villages. This area can be explored over 3 to 4 days depending on what you want to see and do.
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Take 3 to 4 days exploring the gorgeous island of Ibiza. From hilly coastal roads to quiet and peaceful inland routes that will take you through untouched villages and a side to Ibiza you might never expect. Visit the hippy markets and enjoy sunsets on the beach. You’ll be able to visit all corners of the island and return to Ibiza town with its spectacular castle and ramparts. Choose to celebrate with entry to one of the island’s top club nights, or enjoy a more glamorous and traditional evening by the sea.
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The perfect winter warmer. Cycling in Mallorca is best in the shoulder season or over the winter. Stay in a private villa with a pool, close to the beach and local amenities. We can tailor-make your itinerary, based on your training goals, with some excellent routes all over the island. Take on the famous climbs and pedal on the same roads as the pros, and don’t miss the opportunity to see local villages and places off the beaten path. We can also provide excellent quality road bikes in aluminium or carbon options, so no need to box up your bike.