5 days cycling (including 1 optional ride) with luggage transfers
70% quiet tarmac lanes, 30% cycle routes
Mainly flat and downhill, but with some hills.
2 and 3 star hotels and hostels are used throughout, in twin rooms with en suite facilities. The type of accommodation ranges from small family run to medium size hotels. In some of the hotels the single rooms can be rather small.
All breakfasts and 3 dinners included.
Activity Level: 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)
Average daily distance: 40km (25 miles)
Terrain and route: Cycling is through some mountainous landscapes, but (except for a couple of climbs) the routes are not demanding. Routes mainly follow quiet tarmac roads or good quality paths; some sections are on dirt tracks. Average fitness is advisable, but routes are non-technical, so no specific off-road experience is required.
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.
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. Route notes and maps are provided. Minimum age 14.
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.
In order to provide a more accurate cycle holiday grading system, where a cycling trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide to your cycling holiday only. In all cases you should refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
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