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Written by Harry S on 25th May, 2018

We know how difficult it can be planning your summer holiday. On the one hand, you want to relax – holidays are meant to be relaxing after all. But we also know that lying on a beach doesn’t really cut it if you’re active. So if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday but with a sense of adventure, then check out our top 5 holidays. Remember you don’t need to be a cyclist to ride!

The City Break

Summer holidays are expensive, especially if you have a brood that need to be on holiday when school is out. So why not combine a city break with some cycling. Just a 45 minute hop across the North Sea is the wonderful city of Amsterdam. Spend some time enjoying the culture of this incredible city. Explore the tourist sites or find hidden treasures. When you’re ready for your bike, you can enjoy day trips out of the city or even jump on a 2, 3 or 4 day trip into the green heart of Holland.

The Green heartland of Holland

The Adventure

Looking for some real adventure this summer? Then Japan has got to be on your list.  Japan fuses 21st century life with ancient history and the rides across the Noto Peninsular will exceed all of your expectations. Cycle through forests with mountains as your backdrop. Visit shrines and temples that look out across the sea and ride through cherry blossom tree lined trails. Japan is your next adventure.

Japanese houses

The Eco Resort

Most of us appreciate the environmental benefit that travelling by bike offers. If you’re looking for the ultimate sustainable holiday, look no further than the Paradu Eco Resort on Italy’s west coast. The entire resort has been built and is operated with sustainable travel their goal. Your stay will be in a chalet, a few seconds from the beach. Miles and mile of golden sands stretch out in front of you for the days off the bike. The resort offers a multitude of activities and once you get on your bike, the rolling green hills of the Val d’Orcia await. This is a perfect holiday for family or friends.

The Eco Resort by sunset

The Romantic Getaway

Look no further than Castello di Casole. This is one of our favourite places in Europe. As you walk up the steps to reception at Castello di Casole, you can see right through the grand hotel, out on to picture postcard Tuscan rolling hills. Ride those hills with an e-bike, hybrid or road bike and explore medieval towns such as San Gimignano, tiny Italian piazzas and the best food and wine on the planet. Relax each afternoon by the endless swimming pool and enjoy a romantic dinner for two on a balcony overlooking the countryside as the sun sets on this Tuscan jewel.

View of Castello di Casole

The Family Experience

Think you know Mallorca? Think again. Enjoy a few days riding through rural villages with only farm vehicles and locals for company. Ride out to unexplored coasts and beaches untouched by commercialism or hotel chains. Enjoy a cycle though Arta in the north west where you will discover a disused railway line converted into a cycle path. From here, you can ride for 25km without any traffic up into the wild north eastern coast and the small town of Cala Mesquida.

Boats on the coast of Mallorca