Take in the variety of Costa Rica by bike, pedalling past rainforest, volcanoes and stunning coastline. From San Jose, we cycle south with vast Pacific views to the right and dense forest to the left. Crossing the 3,400 meters Cerro de la Muerte pass into the Orosi Valley, we ride past coffee plantations and volcanoes to arrive on the fertile Caribbean plains where banana plantations take over the landscape. We take a break from the saddle to explore the wildlife-rich rivers and waterways of Tortuguero before travelling to La Fortuna, a lovely spot at the foot of Arenal Volcano.
For history, archaeology and mythology, the Peloponnese is arguably the most interesting part of Greece. Our week of cycling is a journey through fascinating classical history and a superb variety of landscapes, from the azure blue of the sea to the green olive trees and vineyards of the heart of Greece. Starting and finishing in buzzing Athens, the ride offers plenty of opportunities to discover some of the country’s treasures, such as Poros Island and the beautiful town of Nafplio. Each day gives us the chance to sample excellent local food in various restaurants and tavernas and immerse ourselves in the Greek culture and lifestyle.
Beginning in the spa town of Monção, you’ll follow eco trails along the River Minho, the natural border with Spain, which offers fabulous views, wildlife and scenery as well as fortified towns with centuries of history. From the mouth of the Minho at Caminha you’ll head down a verdant section of the Atlantic Coast, filled with stunning beaches, to the beautiful historical city of Viana do Castelo and then follow the Lima River to the oldest town in Portugal, Ponte de Lima. From this idyllic setting, cycle all the way to the villages of Arcos de Valdevez and Ponta da Barca along eco trails on either side of the river. Next stop is Barcelos, home to a legendary cockerel and an important stop on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail, before heading back to the coast for the last leg of the journey. More wonderful beaches, fishing communities, nature reserves and interesting towns and cities form part of your last cycling day. End the tour in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto, the home of port wine.
Discover a beautiful and fertile land at the northern gateway to Patagonia – a magical landscape filled with active volcanoes, turquoise rivers, gigantic lakes and ancient native forests. See Andean condors swooping down from the foothills of the cordillera as we cycle on some of the most scenic paved routes that South America has to offer. We’ll gain a cultural insight into both Chile and Argentina, including the European influences and indigenous customs that have shaped the region. Cross the Andes twice in spectacular fashion on two wheels as part of an incredible ‘once in a lifetime’ journey!
Off Finland’s south-west coast lies one of the country’s most amazing and unique regions. The Turku archipelago consists of over 20,000 islands, and is a stunning area of natural beauty. Our hugely popular cycling tour hops from island to island using local ferries.
You can experience three of the most famous river cycle paths in Austria up close on this cycle holiday. Start comfortably on the Inn cycle path and admire the towering Nordkette mountains. In the Zillertal valley you only make a short stop because the largest waterfalls in Europe are already waiting for you in Salzburg’s Pinzgau region. The popular Tauern cycle path leads you via Lake Zeller See initially into world-famous Salzburg and then onwards to Passau. Here you will meet the river Inn again and of course the Danube. She will accompany you further across Austria to imperial Vienna. Marvellous scenery, culinary delicacies, traditional customs and high culture – a cycle tour could not be more diverse!
A cycling holiday along the Algarve could not be more diverse. You cycle from Europe‘s southwestern most point, the Cape St. Vincent all the way to the Spanish-Portuguese border town Vila Real de Santo Antonio. En route you experience stunning sceneries, romantic fishing villages with lots of tradition, bustling historic centers, secluded bays framed by steep cliffs, fabulous views across the sea and countless endless sandy beaches inviting you to linger or swim. Enjoy the Portuguese hospitality with its excellent cuisine and discover a multifaceted and stunningly beautiful coastline during this cycle holiday from West to East.
This varied cycle holiday along Portugal’s Atlantic coast takes you from the vibrant capital Lisbon to the most southwestern point of Europe – the Cabo des Sao Vicente. Experience an unforgettable journey to historical and cultural sites and through nature reserves teeming with life and biodiversity. Even the early explorers around Christopher Columbus started their explorations across the Atlantic on the Portuguese coast. Embark on a discovery tour and get to know beautiful beaches, typical villages, idyllic harbour towns, excellent cuisine and extensive nature reserves on this holiday along the Atlantic coast.
Beyond landscapes worthy of the most beautiful postcards, come and discover the most authentic facets of traditional and picturesque Alsace. This tour will take you to the crossroads of Roman, Gothic and Baroque architecture, to museums with priceless treasures, to the forests of the Vosges, to the peat bogs of the Ried and to a sparkling vineyard. The warm welcome of the Alsatians, the liveliness of the traditions, the generosity of the gastronomy and the so characteristic palette of the aromas of the Alsatian wines, compose the portrait of a corner of France where it is good to live and that we invite you to discover by bike.
At the crossroads between France, Germany and Switzerland, the “Dreilandereck” is a unique region that brings together three countries, three languages and three cultures: one of the most beautiful regions in Europe! This easy and quiet bicycle route without borders, on beautiful cycle paths, will allow you to discover a superb nature between mountains and vineyards. This trip will also delight the gourmets who will be able to taste exceptional local products accompanied by wines from the best vineyards on each stage. Highlights include the cities of Freiburg, Colmar, Mulhouse and Basel and the amazing architecture of the city of Neuf-Brisach, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.