Bicycle touring by road bike is one of the best ways to see Europe, we know that most bikers choose to pedal for the sheer joy of riding and enjoying the outdoors. Riding with family or friends through beautiful fields and small villages, whilst listening to the birds sing and stopping for a pastry and coffee whenever you please.
If you want an active vacation that is also culturally rich, bike tours by touring bike are a great option to consider. There is a bike holiday for everyone, whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist.
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We know there is a plethora of places to choose from so to get you started, here are our top destinations for touring bike trips in Europe.
France is unsurprisingly high on the list of dream destinations for foodies and wine connoisseurs. In the summer, cycle past lavender fields as you hop from vineyard to vineyard, stopping for lunch at picturesque cafés along the way.
If you’re looking for a more challenging bike trip, consider the Pyrenees Traverse.
Belgian bicycle touring is frequently recommended for beginners or families with children, and for good reason. The terrain is mostly flat, and the country’s infrastructure is generally very cyclist friendly.
From here, you can also cycle into the Netherlands and tick another country off your list. The Holland Junction Network, which consists of 32,000 kilometres of cycle routes, is located there. And, while admiring the Dutch coast, visit historic sites, old churches, and breweries.
If you’re planning a bike tour of Europe, Italy should be on your list. The landscapes are diverse and you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a route. You can choose from beaches, lakes, mountains, or historic cities all whilst soaking up the vibrant culture and sampling delicious cuisine. Italy has it all!
Check out our touring bike tours in Italy here.