- 4 days cycling (plus 2 optional rides) with luggage transfers
- 80% quiet tarmac road, 20% cycle tracks
- Mainly gentle cycling with no significant ascents or descents
We stay 7 nights in 2 and 3- star family run hotels. The accommodation is simple but friendly and family run and offers a warm welcome to guests. Some hotels have swimming pools. Please check your hotel list (sent with your final joining instructions) for confirmation.
Some hotels have outdoor swimming pools.
All breakfasts and 3 dinners included.
Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely)
Average daily distance: 38km (24 miles).
Terrain and route: Mainly gentle cycling with no significant ascents or descents. Perfect for first timers.
Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to cycle independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodations, provide you with a map and route notes so that you can cycle at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next. There is also a local representative on hand to help you if needed.
It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route notes, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked. Where possible we stick to cycle tracks and quiet roads to make the journeys as pleasant as possible, however, on occasion we have to use busier routes.
As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There maybe others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The routes notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the hotels are normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.
Normal group size and age
Self guided. Luggage is transferred, route notes and maps are provided. Minimum age 8.
There is a local representative on hand to assist you should you need.
Self-Guided trips are only available to cycling enthusiasts in Europe. These holidays are the perfect choice for those who like to travel independently and at your own pace, yet still benefit from our quality research, back-up and support. We'll arrange your accommodation, provide you with detailed maps and route notes, and transport your bags from one hotel to the next.
If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise then these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. Unfortunately no routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50 kms (32 miles), often any longer days are optional.
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