CHOOSING A Bike tour/ROAD BIKE HOLIDAY
Want to ride your bike abroad? Want someone to help you make it happen?
Good news: there are lots of excellent cycling holiday companies that want to help you have an awesome time. The big two questions for you are:
1. WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING HOLIDAY DO YOU WANT?
We’ve set out below the main types of road bike holidays for road cyclists.
CYCLING TRAINING CAMPS
The idea is to spend anything from a weekend to two weeks training like a pro and focusing on improving your cycling - from your fitness to your cycling technique.
They are generally held in warm destinations over winter and spring and can be used to ensure you’re in great shape for the upcoming season.
When you attend an organised camp, the company sorts out all the logistics. Depending on the price point of the camp, that may just be meals and ride guides. Or it could include everything from mechanical support to energy bars on the road and evening seminars.
Want to know more? Read our Ultimate guide to cycle training camps.
ORGANISED CYCLING HOLIDAYS
In this article we share 12 things you should always check before you book an organised bike tour.
BIKE FRIENDLY HOTEL
2. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
Lots of factors come into play when answering this. Our destination and ride guides are a great place to start both for inspiration and practical details. Our article on the best destinations in Europe and best romantic weekends away may also help. Other questions to ask yourself are:
Once you’ve decided the type of holiday and where to go, it’s time to get booking. And you know where our guides are for more information on wherever you end up going!
Over to you!
What's your favourite kind of road bike holiday? What have been your highs and lows?
Let us know in the comments below!