A Beginners Guide to Cycling Holidays

Written by Jonathan B on 17th October, 2018

At Love Velo we’re excited to send as many people on a cycling holiday as possible. Our opinion (admittedly we’re a bit biased) is that there’s nothing better than exploring a new country on two wheels. Whether you’re on the fence about booking or it’s never even crossed your mind, here’s everything you need to know about cycling holidays and, more importantly, why you need to go on one.

Cycling is the best way to explore a new country

Forget cars, cruises, trains or open top bus tours. Touring a country via bike is undoubtedly the best way to discover a new environment and explore the unique cultures and landscapes that define the area. Experience the popular attractions before heading off the tourist trail and discovering a country in a whole new light.

Cyclist rides in Tenerife

Tenerife is a popular tourist destination but exploring the island the bike will provide you with a totally different experience

The weather

We’ve all enjoyed an incredible summer and, whilst I don’t want to be ‘that guy’, it’s no secret that the warm weather has come to an end. As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, finding the time to cycle becomes significantly harder. This isn’t the case in Mallorca. The year round Balearic sun ensures you can enjoy perfect cycling conditions regardless of temperatures in the UK.

Coast line of Mallorca

Mallorca’s weather is one of the main draws for cyclists. With 300 days of sun a year, it is clear to see why.

Hassle free booking

Booking a cycling holiday can often be a daunting process but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll take all the responsibility off your shoulders by organising your accommodation, bike hire, airport and luggage transfers, meals and more. All you have to do it let us know what you’re expecting from your trip and we’ll handle the rest. It’s that simple.

Cyclist climbs the Mont Ventoux

Climbing Ventoux is hard enough without worrying about all the holiday admin. Focus on the ride and let us handle everything else.

The freedom

Take the feeling of riding around your hometown then times this by 100. As you explore a new country, you’ll feel alive in the knowledge that you can go wherever you like – so long as your legs get you there. Discover the hidden coves in Croatia and Ibiza or explore the stunning Tuscan countryside with nothing but adventure and curiosity spurring you on.

Traffic free roads in Tuscany

Follow the roads for as long or as short as you like. Cycling holidays offer the ultimate escape.

Keeping fit and eating great food

In other words, you can eat what you like without feeling too guilty about it. The benefit of cycling every day is that you’ll have calories to put back on. Whether that’s in the form of Spanish Paella, Italian Pizza, French Cheese or generous servings of cake, we all know that food is the way to a cyclists heart.

Italian food

Ride in Catalonia and taste the incredible cuisines that make the area so unique

Perfect for groups or on your own

Whether you like your own space or you’re travelling with a group of 25+, cycling holidays offer something for everyone. Those on their own can meet like minded people in bike-friendly hotels whilst large groups will find that destinations such as Girona, Monchique and Mallorca are perfectly equipped to meet the specific requirements of each group member.

2 Cyclists ride at night

Whether you travel alone or with friends, you’ll never forget your first cycling holiday

So there you have it. If you love cycling and you’re looking for a new challenge or you simply want a relaxing holiday with some riding thrown in, you’ll find that there’s something for you. What are you waiting for?