The London Olympics last summer, along with Bradley Wiggins’ sensational ride in the Tour de France, have ignited an upsurge of interest in cycling holidays.
Here at Explore we’ve been taken aback by the demand for all our cycling destinations, from Bosnia to Burma and beyond. Many tours are already full and we’ve had to arrange extra departures in several countries including France, Spain, Morocco, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Customers returning from our flexible, small group cycling holidays tell us there’s no better way to explore than on two wheels. Travelling by bike you can uncover a country's hidden secrets and meet local people well away from the tourist trails. You’ll also benefit rural communities, support local economies and minimise your CO2 emissions - not to mention returning home fitter and healthier than you were at the start.
With a choice of 48 cycling holidays all over the world, graded from ‘easy’ through to 'tough', we have plenty of inspiring rides for novices and experienced cyclists alike. Why not join us in 2013 and find out for yourself why cycling holidays are on a roll?
10 of our most popular cycling adventures:
Canal du Midi (CCM)
|Cycle the Camino de Santiago (CCDS)
With a few spaces left in June and an extra departure arranged in July, make this the year to cycle the famous pilgrim trail across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Graded Moderate, this route starts on the high plains of Castile and ends in the rolling hills of Galicia.
Santiago Cycling Tour
|Pedalling in Poland (CPP)
Easy to Moderate grade cycling in southern Poland and Slovakia, through unspoilt rural landscapes and traditional villages where time seems to have stood still. Highlights include a ride through the Dunajec Gorge and exploring Krakow by bike.
Cycling Holiday in Poland
|Cycling the Baltic States (CBS)
New for 2013, our Easy grade ride through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia has proved so popular that we’ve laid on extra departures in June and September. Cycling just 38 kilometres per day on flat terrain, this tour is ideal if you just fancy giving cycling holidays a try.
Cycling Holiday to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
|Southern Oasis Cycling (CSO)
With extra departures planned from September onwards, this Moderate grade cycling holiday through the mountains, deserts and oases of southern Morocco is an ideal winter-sun escape from the cold and wet weather back home.
Cycling Holiday in Morocco
|Cycle Cuba! (CCC)
Cuba is fast emerging as one of our most popular cycling destinations, with traffic-free roads, warm and sunny weather, beautiful landscapes, beach-fringed coastlines and a vibrant local culture. This Moderate grade tour runs mainly through the autumn and winter months.
|Cycling Coast to Coast (C2C)
Join us on this Challenging long weekend ride across the backbone of England from coast to coast. In four days you’ll cycle through the Lake District, the Eden Valley and across the North Pennines. We have departures still available in April, May and October
Cycling Across Northern England
|Cycle Burma (CBUR)
Burma has recently re-opened its doors to visitors after more than 15 years of isolation. On this Moderate grade tour you can enjoy cycling on quiet back-roads, meeting the friendly local people and visiting some of the most remarkable sights in south-east Asia.
Burma Cycling Holiday
|Mekong Delta and Angkor (CVE)
This tour offers Easy grade cycling in Vietnam and Cambodia, countries where the bicycle is still very widely used, especially in rural areas. Stay with local families in the Mekong Delta and cycle through the jungle to explore the monumental temples of Angkor Wat.
Cycle Vietnam and Cambodia
|Cycle Saigon to Hanoi (CVIE)
With extra departures arranged from October onwards, this winter is the perfect time to join this Moderate grade ride through Vietnam. Cycle along rural back-roads, explore cultural Hue, enjoy the beach at Nha Trang and cruise among the myriad islands of Halong Bay.
Vietnam Cycling Adventure