We all love an adventure. The thrill of travelling somewhere new, meeting the locals and feeling completely detached from the outside world. We want everyone to experience this which is why so many of our cycling holidays take you away from the typical tourist trails and allow you to discover a new country in a truly unique way. Here are 5 of the best cycling holidays to go on for a true off-the-beaten-track adventure:
The wealth of cycling trails in New Zealand’s south island makes it the ultimate destination for an off the beaten track cycling adventure. The Alps to Ocean trip is just one of our options in New Zealand, all of which offer a unique riding experience through the peaceful, towering southern alps. These trips guide you round the numerous tranquil lakes including Lake Pukaki that sits below the famous Mount Cook. The town leading up to Mount Cook is still and quiet, we recommend visiting the National Park Visitor Centre here to find out more about the history of the area. Southern Thailand Road Biking
This 8 day trip has adventure and discovery written all over it. As you ride from east to west in southern Thailand you’ll travel parallel to meandering rivers and through tranquil forests, being introduced to the diverse and constantly changing landscapes on the way. As Thailand’s tourism appeal continues to grow, it’s good to experience a mix of the lively city nightlife and the serene, expansive countryside. This trip is perfect for that and introduces you to Thailand’s contrasting environments in the best way possible.
We love this holiday as it’s a chance to test yourself round a beautiful island whilst getting a feel for the hidden side of Ibiza. Away from the nightlife buzz, you’ll find that Ibiza is one of the most stunning places to ride. Explore at your own pace and visit the many concealed beaches and hidden caves that the island has to offer. Whilst the trip is fully flexible to your requirements, we think it’s great to split it into two main days of cycling, taking on the northern loop on the first day and the southern loop on the second. The landscapes are dramatically different in each location, you will come home amazed that you’ve only just realised how great Ibiza is.
It’s no secret that cycling in Mallorca is the in-thing at the moment. As cyclists take over the island, it’s handy to know the spots that aren’t as well known. With years of experience riding and booking holidays there, we know the best places to stay and ride that will ensure you have the best cycling experience. This trip is perfect for less experienced riders as the routes are flat and you’ll follow quiet roads. Again, this is completely flexible so don’t hesitate to adjust the recommended itinerary to fit your requirements. Just let us know your plans and we’ll sort everything out!
This is the trip for true explorers. Riding in Israel and Jordan takes cycling holidays to a whole new level. The traffic free roads wind in and out of the ancient sights and iconic red sand. Cycling is undoubtedly the best way to explore this area as you head from quiet, traditional towns to historic, national landmarks such as Petra monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Eight Wonders of the World.