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Self-guided trips - freedom and security for adventurers!


Path of the Gods, Amalfi Coast, italy

If you love the security of having your accommodation booked and getting to know an area in depth, but also love the freewheeling style and flexibility of your own explorations, then why not try self-guided trips? You’ll benefit from our quality research and support, but you can pace your holiday each day as you wish. Whether you pause or power on: the choice is up to you, from cherry-picking the sightseeing stops along the way, deciding to linger a little over your lunch, or setting off an hour earlier to catch the coolest part of the day.

We will book your hotels and luggage transfers and technical support, should you need it, is only a phone call away. We will supply you with excellent route notes and detailed maps, allowing you to opt for a longer or shorter ride or hike than the one planned for the day.

Choose from 3-star accommodated trips, or perhaps a bike and barge, or treat yourself to a premium trip which often have gourmet meals included. Either way, enjoy the freedom of the open road with a partner or with a group of friends!

Here are our most popular self-guided itineraries.

France: Loire Gastronomic Cycling- Premium

7 days from $2185

Rated leisurely, 1 out of 10

This is an incredibly relaxed self-guided itinerary, ideal for those who enjoy their food and wine as much as culture and cycling. The distances are kept short, with optional cycling days built in so you have plenty of time to explore the many fabulous chateaux, enjoy long lazy lunches or a lengthy stop at a vineyard. If this isn't enough to tempt you, the setting is beautiful, with rides along the pretty river banks that meander through the countryside. To top it off our hotels are superb and your evening meals will be a highlight! View trip

France: Cycle Provence & the Luberon

8 days from $2185

Rated moderate to challenging, 4 out of 10

Provence is renowned for welcoming cyclists to its quiet roads, rolling lavender fields and picturesque hill-top villages. As a self-guided cycling destination it couldn't be more perfect. This route takes us along the Durance River, passing through the picturesque market towns and quaint villages of Forcalquier, Cucuron and Cavaillon under the shadow of the Luberon National Park. Amid the lush colours of the lavender fields we make our way towards the majestic Mont Ventoux, with the option to take on this mighty mountain, rewarding you with spectacular views across the plains of Provence. View trip

France: Dordogne Gastronomic Cycling - Premium

9 days from $2635

Rated leisurely to moderate, 2 out of 10

The Dordogne is set apart by its dramatic scenery characterised by steep sided river valleys and ancient villages. Pedalling along the banks of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, this self-guided route meanders down quiet lanes, through ancient woodland, magical villages and uncovers hidden chateaux. As an area known for exquisite cuisine, this trip is filled with gastronomic meals giving you a taste of the best local delicacies, while the excellent hotels offer swimming pools, local charm and comfort allowing you to completely unwind at the end of each day. View trip

Germany & Austria: Cycling the Danube - Passau to Vienna

8 days from $1295

Rated leisurely to moderate, 2 out of 10

Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited to self-guided cycling. You will pass many delightful castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic towns such as Linz, Melk and Krems. The final destination of Vienna is the perfect place to explore, enjoy some great food and perhaps take in a concert. View trip

Austria & Hungary: Cycling The Danube: Vienna to Budapest

8 days from $1325