Bike paths, routes, travel tips Cycling in Europe

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In brief

Boundless cycling

There are so many bike paths available for you to discover every corner of Europe: each country or region has its own network of official, easy-to-ride routes. You can cover great distances with little effort, ride through less-traveled areas, stop whenever you like, connect with locals, and socialize with other cyclists. And everything is easier if you choose an organized cycling holiday.

Tours

Austria (4 tours)

More than 10,000 kilometers of bicycle paths cross the country, giving you access to a colorful mosaic of territories and attractions. Emerald lakes, mountains, castles, and UNESCO World Heritage cities — Austria by bike offers all of this and much more! Queen among all the routes is the Danube Cycle Route, super easy and perfect for a first vacation on the pedals. The 30-kilometer San Candido-Lienz bike path is well-known, but you may not have heard that the path continues past Lienz, running through all of Tyrol and Carinthia.

France (6 tours)

France’s cycling routes branch out between ocean and mountains, along great rivers, or in the heart of historic cities. A few examples are the Loire Valley cycle path and the Véloscénie, where you can immerse yourself in the French art of living, and the ViaRhôna, along the Rhone from the mountains to the Camargue region. Read more about our cycle tours in France.

Germany (3 tours)

700,000 kilometers of bicycle paths connect cyclists with cities and fascinating natural landscapes, with something to please all manner of cyclists. Most of the time you will find yourself cycling along rivers: Moselle, Rhine, Elbe, Danube…

Italy (18 tours)

Italy’s most popular long-distance bicycle routes are the Adige from the Dolomites to Lake Garda and the Adriatic bicycle route. There are also shorter bike routes, such as the famous Peschiera-Mantova route. The hilltowns and art cities in Tuscany, connected to the network of routes mapped by Girolibero, offer another option for a fantastic week on your bike! Learn more about cycling in Italy.

The Netherlands (9 tours)

Bike paths in the Netherlands run through cities and countryside for 30,000 kilometers, and riding a bike is the perfect way to get to know this completely flat country. Cycling in the Netherlands is much more than just Amsterdam and tulips: there is the north with the dunes of Texel and the Frisian Islands, small historic cities like Delft and Haarlem, and modern, lively cities like Utrecht and Rotterdam. Read more about our cycling holidays in the Netherlands.

Croatia and Greece (11 tours)

If you can’t resist the lure of the sea, come and explore these countries full of coastal bike trails and bays of crystal clear water where you can cool off with a swim after the exertions of a few climbs. Kvarner Gulf or Dalmatia, Cyclades or Ionian Islands…there is something for everyone!

Learn more about our bike and barge tours in Croatia.

Themes

For families (5 tours)

A vacation with the little ones on Europe’s bike paths, featuring family-friendly hotels, discounts for children and teens, and the possibility of renting bikes and special bike attachments for children of all ages. The rides on our family trips are shorter, and are on bike paths or roads away from traffic. Read more about our cycling holidays with children.

Assistance
Luggage transportation
Travel itineraries include luggage transport service: you leave your bags at the front desk each morning to find them at your next lodging. Traveling light makes all the difference!
 
Tour information
We send it to you before you leave: it contains practical information, details on how to reach the starting point, list of hotels, and answers to any frequent questions.
On a self-guided tour you will also receive detailed maps and roadbooks, in hard copy or digital format, to follow the route on your own.
On the other hand, if you choose a group trip, you won’t have to worry about the route: the chaperone will lead the participants!
 
Need help?
We plan your trip carefully to prevent any mishaps, but if you need assistance you’ll have our support numbers available 7 days a week.
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Bike and barge tours

A holiday along rivers, canals and coastal routes, with bike days and overnight stays in a hotel-float that follows cyclists stage by stage

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