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12 Of our favourite self-guided Cycling Adventure Holidays in Europe



Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Europe. Quiet roads lead through beautiful landscapes, reaching a forgotten hamlet where a great family-run restaurant awaits you for lunch. Then there are the wineries, art galleries, castles and historic homes, hospitable people, pretty villages and towns, farms and forests, river valleys and beaches.

And with a set of excellent maps in hand, using the brilliant infrastructure in Europe, self-guided cycling brings a whole new level of joy to your holiday.


Here is our list of 12 of our favourite self-guided cycling adventure holidays in Europe.


1) Ireland - Along the Wild Atlantic Way

This active trip shows you some of the most beautiful parts of Ireland on foot and by bicycle. Explore Killarney National Park as you hike the old Kenmare road and cycle the glaciated valleys of the stunning Gap of Dunloe. Next, transfer to Dingle, the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula where breathtaking views and splendid seascapes await as you bike to Slea Head, explore Great Blasket Island on two wheels, or hike a spectacular old farmer's track across the peninsula.


2) France - Self-guided Culinary Cycling in the Loire Valley

Ride through pretty countryside, stop at a vineyard and indulge in terrific dinners. If you enjoy food and wine, culture and relaxed cycling, this trip is for you. Cycling days are short and there is plenty of time for lazy lunches and visits to the chateaux France's Loire Valley is so famous for.

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