Our choices for the Best Europe Bike Tours are for soft adventure travelers looking to explore the lightly traveled back roads for fantastic scenery, charming villages, camaraderie, and some fun oriented exercise with the convenience of a guide.
The best Europe Bike tours are chosen for adult travelers of all ages who who want set their own pace, and who are looking for the expertise and convenience of a guided tour.
The Bike tour operators, when listed, will custom the pace to the groups desire, and can accommodate individual cyclists who want to take it slower or add more strenuous side routes for the more advanced bikers. The guide accompanies a small group of up to 20 cyclists in a support van to guide and aid all who wish to set their own pace. The tour operator will provide the bikes, overnight accommodations, luggage and transfers. Please note we have no affiliation with the bike tour operators and receive no commissions from our recommendations.
Bicycle touring in Europe takes you to medieval hill towns and along scenic lightly trafficked routes where you will stop along the way at bistros, wine cellars, or occasionally relaxing at a cafe with a coffee.
Loire Valley, France
Is known as the the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the Loire River. The region also has many charming historical towns including Amboise, Angers, Blois, Chinon, Nantes, Orléans, and Saumu. Beaux Voyages offers a luxurious self-guided cycling tour to romantic chateaux, fine dining, and wine, great hotels, incredible gardens, and of course a fun cycling experience.
Beaux Voyages, Inc.
P.O. Box 2153
Monument, CO 80132, USA
Toll Free: 1-877-362-0045
A 32 room castle hotel with panoramic view over the River Loire. The Choiseul is a collection of private residences built in the 18th Century, surrounding Italian-style gardens. An ideal base for those who wish to visit the royal castles of the Loire Valley and to savor the area's celebrated cuisine.
Tuscany is known for its gorgeous landscapes, its rich artistic legacy, its influence on high culture, and has a unique culinary tradition, especially with it's fine wines. The region encompasses Liguria to the northwest, Emilia-Romagna to the north and east, Umbria to the east and Lazio to the southeast.
VBT Bicycling Vacations offers several 7-10 day Tuscan bike tours for beginning and experienced cyclists.
VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations
614 Monkton Rd.
Bristol, Vermont 05443-0711
The Cicloposse Bike Company offers guide and self-guided bike tours. Join a small group on a guided bike tour over the back roads into rolling hills and through the fortified medieval villages of an untouched Toscana. This is a great trip for those who love to experience the gourmet tasting's of authentic Tuscan including pecorino sheep-milk cheese, fruity olive oil, and Tuscany's popular wines, Chianti and Nobile.
Cicloposse Bike Company
Via I maggio
27- 53026 Pienza
Phone: (39) 0578 749983
Mobile: 338 4022681
Fattoria Di Magliano
This 14 room boutiquehot6el is an ideal base for cycling the Tuscan Coast. Scenic views of the Tuscan hills and coast and near the hill-top village of Magliano,
West Cork and Kerry - Ireland
Cork has a mountainous and flat landscape with many beaches and sea cliffs along its coast.
West Cork is known for its distinct social atmosphere and is a popular destination for travellers who enjoy the small villages and islands at Carbery's Hundred Isles including Sherkin Island, Oileán Chléire or Cape Clear Island and Dursey Island, and Mizen Head.
Lynott Tours offers a 7 day Escorted Bicycling Tour to West Cork & Kerry.
205 Mineola Blvd, Suite 1B
(800) 221-2474 USA & Canada
01 516 248 2042 elsewhere
Loch Lein Country House
Killarney, Ireland This charming 25 room hotel is situated with lake views and is close to Killarney Golf Club, Aghadoe, and Castlerosse Golf, Dunloe Golf Course, and Killarney Riding Stables. They have an on-site restaurant and bar/lounge.
This 23 room charming hotel is a 10 minute drive from Killarney. An ideal base for visitors looking to explore the many attractions of the entire region, including the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsulas. Free car parking and WiFi throughout the hotel.
The region is known for its diversified countryside from the open rolling plains of the south of the Alentejo to the granite hills that border Spain in the north-east. The landscape is primarily one of soft rolling hills and plains, with cork oaks and olive trees, or the occasional vine. In the north agriculture is mostly livestock-based. Here you will cycle over lightly traveled roads alongside ox-drawn carts, olive groves, cork trees, villages with white washed homes, medieval castles and walls. Each village has it's own charming medieval castle that has changed very little over time.
Easy Rider Tours offers a choice of either a guide or self-guided 7 night bike tour the "Colors of the Alentejo"
Easy Rider Tours
P.O. Box 228
Toll Free: (800) 488-8332
Pousada de Arraiolos - Nossa Sra
Arraiolos , Portugal
This 32 room hotel offers accommodation in a restored 16th-century convent. The interior and exterior designs combine traditional and modern Portuguese architecture. Rooms are spacious and have simple, modern décor. There is an outdoor swimming with wide sun decks and panoramic views of the natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy walks in nearby towns to discover the traditional art of carpet-making.
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