Cycling trips

Want to swap city streets for mountain roads, impatient drivers for curious animals and dull tarmac for some of the most rideable scenery on the planet? Now it’s easy to get out into the world on two wheels. Whether you’re lycra clad and nose to the wind or simply a Sunday cyclist, we have cycling trips to suit your style.


About our cycling trips

Our cycling adventures span the gamut of two-wheeled challenges: from a leisurely ride through Vietnam to cycling across landscapes of Cuba. These pedal-powered itineraries cover cycling as part of a bigger active adventure or itineraries where you’ll be riding almost every day. We operate small group adventures that are led by experienced cycling leaders and are usually accompanied by a support vehicle.

You can choose to bring your bike from home or hire one locally, so please enquire about bike hire at time of booking or ensure that your own bike is appropriate for your particular trip. Also check the trip notes of the trip you’re on for more information.
Bringing your own bike – if you are a dedicated cyclist or just want to take your bike on a holiday, you can usually bring it along for the ride. You’ll need to box it up for transport on the plane: the easiest way to do this is to go to your local bike shop and ask if they will do it for you (a fee may apply). They often have boxes on hand from old stock and have the tools to remove the pedals and secure your handlebars. Airline fees will apply, so check with your airline about costs.
Hiring a bike – this can take the hassle out of your trip, as you don’t have to box your bike, readjust it on arrival, pay for its transportation and organise it to be taken to and from your hotel. We try to organise the very best hire bikes available, but we can’t guarantee they will be like the ones you’re used to at home. One suggestion is to take your own saddle (seat) or gel over-cover for comfort sake, and if you want to use cleats, bring your pedals too. 

All airlines will have their own rules and fees when transporting bikes – make sure you contact the airline (preferably) before you pay for your flights to see what charges and requirements they have.

Before you go, you must box your bike for transport. See our section ‘taking your own bike vs. hiring one’ for more information.

On all of our cycling trips, your accommodation is pre-booked and your luggage is transferred from one point to the next. All you have to carry is water, and any snacks or gadgets you may want and a few layers to keep you dry and warm. This means you get to enjoy the best of cycling without any of the hassles.

We recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness to ensure that you get the most out of your cycling trip. Try to commit to some type of physical training program around six weeks before you depart.

Some suggestions:

Aerobic exercise: running, distance cycling and the various aerobic classes offered at gyms (like pump, spin, zumba and circuit classes) all help to give you fitness and stamina.

Strength training: doing body weight training like pushups, squats, dips, lunges, etc. helps to build up your muscle strength, which is needed for hills (bootcamp sessions are perfect for this type of training).

Bicycle helmets - while in many countries it isn’t law to use bike helmets, it is compulsory to ride with a helmet on all of our cycling trips. Please bring one with you, as you won’t be able to hire or purchase one at the beginning of your trip. You’ll need a bike helmet and a lock, as well as: 

Bike tools

  • Hand pump
  • Spare tubes, patches and glue
  • Tyre levers
  • Multi tool
  • Spare set of brake pads

Some gear to make your ride more comfortable:

  • Lightweight cycling gear
  • Knicks (specialised cycling shorts)
  • Chamois cream
  • Comfortable cycling shoes
  • Cycling gloves For some tips and ideas about what other gear to take, check out Intrepid’s

You won’t need half of what’s mentioned but things like wet-weather gear, a hat, sunglasses, layers of clothing, head torch, water bottle and sunscreen are essential.

See our Ultimate Packing List


Find a cycling trip

Experience the cities, beaches and rural charms of the captivating island of Cuba from the seat of a bicycle. Visit...
USD $370
CAD $392
AUD $385
EUR €265
GBP £222
NZD $427
ZAR R3,852
Trekking in Chiang Mai, explore Thailand's lush jungle areas, go rafting on the Mae Taeng river - visit Thailand on...
USD $850
CAD $995
AUD $1,045
EUR €740
GBP £540
NZD $1,145
ZAR R9,820
Walk, ride and raft in the outdoor paradise that is the Pyrenees. Visit Andorra, bike through the Iron Route,...
USD $1,224
CAD $1,345
AUD $1,426
EUR €1,008
GBP £738
NZD $1,566
ZAR R13,401
CHF FR1,030
Based in Bled, hike Mt Vogel, bike through Triglav National Park and raft the rapids of the Sava Dolinka River. There...
USD $1,368
CAD $1,525
AUD $1,606
EUR €1,134
GBP £832
NZD $1,728
ZAR R15,102
CHF FR1,161
Pump up the octane on this active Croatia adventure. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, trekking, whitewater rafting and...
USD $1,395
CAD $1,557
AUD $1,633
EUR €1,152
GBP £846
NZD $1,795
ZAR R15,354
CHF FR1,183
Explore laidback Cuba on a two-wheeled round-trip adventure from Havana. Cycle along rural roads, swim in the Rio San...
USD $1,402
CAD $1,555
AUD $1,644
EUR €1,160
GBP £845
NZD $1,802
ZAR R15,448
CHF FR1,185
Jump aboard an active tour of Northern Thailand. Visit Bangkok, explore Chiang Mai, take a hilltribe trek and kayak...
AUD $1,640
NZD $1,795
USD $1,335
ZAR R15,420
GBP £850
CAD $1,560
CHF FR1,195
EUR €1,160
An adrenaline charged tour of Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, tour Anzac Cove and hike the Turquoise Coast...
USD $1,795
CAD $2,095
AUD $2,195
EUR €1,550
GBP £1,140
NZD $2,395
ZAR R20,640
CHF FR1,595
Travel to India and visit the romantic Rajasthan region. Tour from Delhi to Pushkar and travel to the Taj Mahal of...
USD $1,863
CAD $2,065
AUD $2,178
EUR €1,525
GBP £1,129
NZD $2,389
ZAR R20,475
CHF FR1,575
This Sabah Adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your imagination. Climb Mt Kinabalu and...
USD $2,170
CAD $2,470
AUD $2,592
EUR €1,831
GBP £1,341
NZD $2,844
ZAR R24,358
CHF FR1,872
Jump in the saddle for a two-wheeled adventure tour of Vietnam. Take in cultural delights in Hanoi, white sand...
USD $2,299
CAD $2,569
AUD $2,695
EUR €1,903
GBP £1,399
NZD $2,965
ZAR R25,344
CHF FR1,948
See Southeast Asia from two wheels on this 13-day adventure from Ho Chi Minh to Bangkok. Cruise along dusty lanes...
USD $4,225
CAD $4,711
AUD $4,945
EUR €3,492
GBP £2,565
NZD $5,422
ZAR R46,498
CHF FR3,577
Gear up for an energising and rewarding cycling tour that takes in the best of Southeast Asia. Bike your way around...

Traveller reviews

Our Cycling trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 181 reviews in the last year.

Thailand - Hike, Bike & Kayak , November 2015

Luke Albury

Thailand - Hike, Bike & Kayak , November 2015

Liz anderson

Thailand - Hike, Bike & Kayak , October 2015

Paul Koen

Cuban Highlights Ride , November 2015

Samora Curry

Blogs on cycling adventures

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Posted on Thu, 17 Sep 2015

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9 things you’ll see on a bike ride through Yogyakarta

Posted on Tue, 27 Jan 2015

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5 Reasons Taiwan is Asia’s hottest new destination

Posted on Wed, 29 Oct 2014

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