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Cycling allows you to travel further, faster, and see fascinating parts of the world that may be inaccessible to other modes of transport. Feeling the wind in your face as you glide down steep descents, the rewarding burn in your legs as you tackle high inclines and soaking in tranquil moments on relaxing flat cycles through the countryside, is what our incredible cycling trips are all about.
Get inspired by browsing our top Cycling trips below!
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Cycling routes along Croatia's spectacular Dalmatian coastline
This was our third cycling trip with Exodus & it didn’t disappoint. Albania is a stunning country but also very mountainous so a good level of cycling fitness is necessary although there is always the option of an e bike. The scenery is incredible & the local people really friendly- they would often wave & cheer us on as we panted up the hills! We were blessed with great weather although it was very hot in the full sun & it was really Important to stay hydrated. The food was excellent & as a vegetarian I ate really well. The baked cheese was a particular favourite & there was plenty of fish or meat for those who ate it. The accommodation was mixed & varied but on the whole was really good.
This was a great adventure and very good way of seeing a real slice of the country rather that just the tourist hotspots. The trip is full on in terms of keeping moving from place to place and packing a lot into the two weeks – so dont expect a relaxing laid back holiday. The up side of this is that you are constantly seeing new things/places/people which makes for a fascinating time. Dont underestimate the cycling – especially given the heat/humidity – and 100km on a mountain bike is a long day even if you are an experienced cyclist. However, the support is great and seeing the team ready with iced ‘Lemon Lemon’ every 15 to 20km was a very welcome chance to take a break and chat in the shade. The road traffic can be hectic in the towns, so you need to be vigilant for errant scooters/trucks/cows/ dogs etc but the other road users are generally aware of cyclists and give you enough room. Most of the time the support bus takes you in/out of the bigger cities, thereby avoiding the need to ride through the mega busy areas. However, if you are not confident in traffic then you might find some of the riding a bit intimidating.
We had great time with the group for this two-week holiday. We were spoiled by the team who were looking after us. It’s not just the cycling your, but food, culture and team. Finally, I managed to put some photos and video together. Hope you enjoy it: https://youtu.be/98upKDJQQN4
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.