One world, two wheels. Our cycling holidays come in all shapes and sizes, from gentle cycling tours in the Loire region of France to a fully supported expedition in Morocco‘s High Atlas Mountains. Or try pedalling the length of Vietnam and getting under the skin of its unique culture and cuisine.
All our cycling trips are graded to indicate their level of difficulty, with the percentage of on-road and off-road riding and the amount of vehicle support also noted in the trip profile to help you find your perfect match.
On one of our cycling holidays, you can fully engage with your surroundings and really immerse yourself in a destination. Travel further than you can on foot and enjoy the freedom to stop whenever you want to explore hidden areas that are inaccessible to cars and buses. What better way to travel?
1. Cycle the Coast of Kerala: Cycle at a leisurely pace along the colourful coastline of the south Indian state of Kerala. We’ll start in the historic town of Cochin and see the historic multicultural sights it has to offer. Our cycling journey will take us past traditional Keralan fishing villages and coconut tree-lined beaches. There will be plenty of chances to relax too, with a houseboat stay and visit to Verkala Beach!
2. Cycling Vietnam Premium Adventure: Join us for the bike adventure of a lifetime from Ho Chi Minh city in the south of Vietnam to the northern capital of Hanoi. The roads we take will be well-paved and will offer some beautiful views of jungle-covered mountains, white sandy beaches and folding rice terraces. Bask in luxury at a peaceful resort and on a sunset boat ride.
3. Cycling the Mediterranean Coast of Spain: We’ll cycle from Barcelona to Valencia, relaxing in the Mediterranean Sea in front of our seafront hotels as the sun goes down each evening. We’ll explore Spanish cities, seaside villages and we’ll also pass through the beautiful Ebro Delta National Park, admiring the many bird species that reside there.
4. Secrets of Slovenia Cycling: Find out everything this beautiful country has to offer on this self-guided bike holiday. Sights include the shimmering Turquoise Lake Bled, emerald Soča river and snow-capped Julian Alps. Hilltop villages, orchards and vineyards await, and the medieval stonemason settlement of Štanjel is all yours to explore.
If you haven’t been on this type of break before, you might be wondering what you can expect from a cycling holiday.
You’ll have a detailed itinerary carefully compiled by us to make sure you have a set route that takes you through some of the highlights of your chosen region. We’ll give you access to a top-quality bike and we’ll see that you’re set up with a trusty guide or our very own navigation app and GPS instructions (depending on whether you go for a guided or self-guided tour). Your accommodation will also be arranged by us, taking the hassle out of the organisation side of things for you!
What types of cycling holidays are there?
There are guided and self-guided bike holidays available.
A guided trip will take place in a small group led by a local expert. These are very sociable and are a great way to make friends. You can sign up to one of these as a solo traveller or with a significant other, friend or relative. If you’ve already got a group of people you want to travel with, some cycling holiday packages also have the option for you to come along as a private group.
Some of our cycling trips are self-guided. These are perfect for the traveller that likes to travel at their own pace, but still have an organised itinerary to follow and excellent accommodation. We provide the bikes and the maps, among other things!
How are cycling holidays graded?
When you check out the various cycling tour breaks we run, you’ll notice that we’ve graded them as “leisurely”, “moderate”, or “challenging” to give you a better idea of the level of exertion involved. As a baseline, we recommend you be in good health and relish the outdoors when you embark on your adventure with us. Read more about how our cycling activity level grading works.
There are lots of options. In Europe, we’ve got a fantastic range that includes famed regions such as the Swiss Alps, France’s Loire Valley, the Spanish region of Valencia and various other Mediterranean coastal routes.
If you want to venture further afield, why not embark on one our cycle tours of the Indian state of Kerala, our Vietnam adventure or the premium Indochina and Angkor cycle holiday that covers three breath-taking south-eastern Asian countries?
What is the duration of a cycling holiday?
With us, you can choose from short cycling breaks that last 6 days to longer holidays of up to 14 days. Whichever you choose, we’ll make sure we pack tonnes of amazing highlights into the time you spend in the region.
Are the trips guided?
Some, but not all, of these holidays are guided. When you’re browsing each of our holidays, you can find out whether it’s guided or self-guided by checking out the bar at the top of the page that lists key information.
If you’re thinking of joining a guided cycle trip, you may be wondering what your group will be like. Most Exodus groups are comprised of 5-16 people who love to travel and embrace the outdoors lifestyle. You’re likely to meet solo travellers, couples and friends travelling together from all walks of life.
What should I pack for cycling holiday?
Wondering what to take on a cycling holiday? You should pack a couple of pairs of shoes with cycling cleats (including a spare pair in case something happens to your original pair). Bring a helmet, some sunglasses and consider some suncream too.
For your bike, it’s a good idea to bring front and rear lights with spare batteries in case these need changing while you’re on the move.
Don’t forget that you’ll need to stay hydrated as well, so it’s a good idea to bring a couple of bottle cages for the bike and two large water bottles. If you’re hiring a bike from us, please be aware which bike size suits you so that we can match you up with a comfy pair of wheels.
Check the essential details of your holiday on the overview tab to see what’s not included. For example, you will need to sort travel insurance yourself and potentially visas too.
What do I need to wear on a cycling holiday?
Don’t forget to bring cycling clothes that will keep you comfortable in the climate you’re travelling to. Consider whether you need long or short-fingered cycling gloves, arm warmers and leg warmers. A wind and waterproof jacket probably won’t go amiss, and neither will some quick-drying compression socks.
If your holiday includes dining out on an evening or swimming, make sure you pack appropriate clothing for these experiences as well!
What are the accommodations like?
We select the accommodations for our cycling adventures carefully because we know it’s important for you to take some time to relax and be comfortable on your break.
The accommodation you have depends on the holiday you choose, and you can get a better idea of what it will be like by reading the overview tab on the holiday you’re considering.
Overnight stays in hotels are part of most of our cycling holidays. Some include houseboat stays and homestays too!
Will food be provided?
Check the essential details relating to your holiday to find this out. Most of our guided holidays include breakfasts. Some trips, including our self-guided ones, leave it up you to sort your food arrangements throughout the day.
Why embark on a cycling adventure with Exodus?
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I had a great trip, despite unfortunately not being able to visit Panama due to the ongoing protests. We had 5 days in Nicaragua and 10 day in Costa Rica, every day was different and the wildlife was out of this world. The first week was very busy, cycling a lot with many hills, the second week was a lot more relaxed but still with cycling and activities. We went on 2 crocodile safaris which were great fun as well as some free time in La Fortuna, which came at a great time after a hard weeks cycling. Our Leader, Guilermo (Memo) was great, he had a wicked sense of humour as well as being a great cyclist, i unfortunately wasn’t as fast but enjoyed it all the same!
A thoroughly enjoyable and amazing experience involving some of the most varied and awe-inspiring scenery within Northern Chile and Argentina. We felt that this trip was a cost effective and immersive way of enjoying the scenery. I would re-iterate a previous comment that although the distances often don’t appear that long the combination of altitude, heat, road surface and transfers made for long and tiring days. As a result of our group size a number of the hotels were changed, notwithstanding this we were generally disappointed with the standard and cleanliness of the hotels we stayed in bar a few notable exceptions. Despite the more negatives aspects we have outlined we would definitely recommend the trip as the experience more than overcame any downside.
I did this trip in Nov 2019 and did a review but cannot see any reviews from our trip for some reason. This was an amazing trip, so much to see, stop, photograph and take in the views and scenery. Tamil Nadu, tiger reserve (only saw elephants but that was great) we had a great guides and a fab group. I was definitely taken with the whole cycle trips to see more of the real country and life going on. Ooty hill was an amazing achievement for me though a lot of swear words kept me going! The Ooty train trip was great too. The colours, smells, madness of the traffic all terrific memories. Eating a typical Karelian meal from banana leaves in a local house was the best food. Vegetarians very well catered for and I wasn’t ill like many of the others in the group.