Cycling in Europe is a little like riding through a cliché. Pedalling your way past Provencal orange groves, cellar-door wine tastings on the Dalmatian coast, tracing the gentle curve of the Danube or climbing switchbacks in the hills of the English Peak District – it’s easy to feel like you’ve cycled onto some faded postcard from the 50s. What’s next? Croissants? Singing bluebirds? That’s the beauty of a Europe cycling tour: just when you think it can’t get any more ridiculous, we up the Wow Factor by another 15%. Want to ride through Tuscany’s Borgo a Mozzano valley? Cycle to the wonders of Little Petra and its bigger sibling? Stuff your face with Croatian olives or French cheesecake? (The calories don’t count if you’re cycling.) We’ve got a tour to suit every daydream. The hard bit is picking your favourite. 

Our cycling tours in Europe & the Middle East

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An epic cycling adventure through the Balkans, beginning in Dubrovnik and finishing in...

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Our Europe cycling Top 5

Cycle tour group in Arles, France

Provence, France

Ah, Provence... a place that’s always followed with a little wistful sigh. You’ll understand why when you ride through it. There are the quiet country lanes outside Avignon, the vineyards and cellar doors of Chateauneuf du Pape, old Roman architecture like the Pont de Gard aqueduct, and even optional climbs like the epic Mont Ventoux (prepare your quads, people). But really, this cycling tour isn’t so much about Yellow Jerseys or competitive racing. It flows to a more rural rhythm, a classic Provencal tempo: wandering the cobbled lanes of Orange, a spot of market shopping at Tarascon (try the local-grown sheep milk cheese) or strolling through the famous gardens of St Remy. Ah…Provence.

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cycle through the scenice coastal town of Hvar, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

Take a pin and stick it in a map of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, and the chances are pretty good you’ll hit paradise. Of course, the Istrian Peninsula is quickly gaining a name for itself as a cycling hot spot, but we prefer the celeb-dotted island of Hvar. We’ll load the bikes on the ferry from nearby Bol, dodge a few super yachts on the crossing, and then touch down in beautiful Jelsa. Hvar is what good screensavers are made of, and its inland lavender fields make a pretty spectacular backdrop for an afternoon’s cycling tour. Pedal your way to old Hvar Town, and watch the sun set over a glass of locally-grown Chardonnay and seafood pinched fresh from the Adriatic. Pure cycling bliss.

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Cycle the streets of Hedervar in Hungary

The Danube River

The mighty Danube River offers up incredible, picturesque highlights every 10km or so. A ride along its banks is classic central Europe: sleepy villages, lowland forests, the UNESCO-listed terraces of the Wachau vineyards and even a sandy beach or two. After a few days in the saddle, what could be better than relaxing in one of the charming riverside towns? Get your group together and go for a wander in search of some hearty post-cycling fuel: goulash and Langos (deep-fried flatbread) should do the trick!

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Two cyclists on the dirt track of Wadi Araba

Wadi Araba, Jordan

The breathtaking desert landscapes of Jordan are something you've got to see to believe. Until you're dropping 1200 metres on winding country roads through Wadi Araba into the lush greenery of the Jordan Valley... and then you might not even believe it yourself. Enjoy stunning views of mountains and acacia trees, ride alongside a travelling camel or two, and be left in awe of scenery that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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Cycle group in Lucca, Italy

Lucca, Italy

Our Tuscan cycling tour features some pretty spectacular stretches of road, but sometimes it’s the days off the bike that really stick in the memory. And trust us, you’ll remember the little Renaissance town of Lucca for a long, long time. It’s less busy than its nearby neighbour Pisa, and what it lacks in leaning towers, it more than makes up for in shady promenades, cobbled lanes and photogenic piazzas just waiting to be explored on foot. Our tip? Stretch those sore quads with a little stroll through the Roman amphitheatre off the Via Fillungo before heading to the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro to stuff your face with fresh pizza and razor-sharp espresso. The next day, we’ll hop back on the bikes for a ride along the Serchio River to Pisa. Just another day on an Intrepid cycling tour.

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