Frequently asked questions about Explore Cycling holidays
How does a group cycling holiday work?
Our small-group cycling tours are a great way to explore a destination. Cycling gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the landscapes and communities of a country. With an average group size of 12, you'll get to enjoy the ride with other like-minded cyclists. And you'll have a cycling tour leader to lead your group and share their expert local knowledge.
Never travelled with us before? We've answered the top questions about our Cycling holidays in this blog
How difficult are Explore Cycling tours?
Our trips all have a cycling grade from Easy (typically flat, leisurely rides) to Challenging (which cycle hillier and longer routes). Most of our tours are graded from Easy to Moderate, but for keener cyclists, we do also offer some Challenging tours. You can even hire E-Bikes on our Cycling holidays for a small additional cost. Read more about our cycling grades here.
How can I prepare for a cycling holiday?
We recommend that you spend some extra time in the saddle before you set off for your cycling holiday – how much time will depend on the trip that you’ve chosen, and its grade. It’s also important that you get the right kit – from clothing to helmet – and think about snacks and sustenance. Read more about how to prepare for your cycling holiday.
Can I take my own bike on an Explore cycling holiday?
We supply good quality bicycles on all our cycling holidays. You can find the full details of bikes included on the trip pages. However, it is also possible to take your own bike if you’d like to. Please contact our expert team before your holiday to let us know you’d like to bring your own bicycle, or if you want to find out more about the bicycles we supply.
Where are the best places to take a cycling holiday?
The world is full of fantastic destinations to explore by bicycle. For some inspiration, here are ten of our most popular cycling trips.