Dreaming of a cycling trip? You can expect to hear this:
Most organized bike trips are either too tough or too slack for most couples to enjoy together.
Road biking has boomed in popularity in the last ten years. Whether you are a high performance triathlete or a round-the-block Sunday pedaler, a week cycling in Europe should definitely be on your bucket list. But a 25 mile recreational cyclist is not going to feel welcome on a TransAlp expedition or a serious Majorca training camp. A strong cyclist, who wants to get in 80+miles each day, is not going to be satisfied with a cushy, slow-paced hotel bike trip. If you do find a trip, their fixed dates don't work for your private group's schedule.
A customized Ensemble Cycling Stay works for riders of all skill levels.
On a typical day, the keener group can take off early for a brisk 100 miles (chosen from our Ride Guide of routes). Non-cyclists might visit the local market, hike or hang by the pool with a book and coffee. The "Cappuccino" pace group can do a leisurely 30 miles, with café breaks and maybe a market visit. Then you can all rendezvous for, say, a picnic lunch we've organized at a local vineyard. And in the afternoon, you can all put the bikes aside and join your "Local Host" on your custom itinerary of markets, historic sites, wine tasting, and our favourite restaurants
A cycling vacation exactly as you like it.
Pick your preferred season and dates and, with the expert guidance of one of our Cycling Specialist, choose the perfect region and villa (from 3 bedrooms to 9 bedrooms.) Our European travel experts do the rest – arrange excellent rental road bikes (or shipping of your own), chefs, transfers, routes and maps, cycling guides, non-cycling activities.
Its a 100% custom cycling vacation for your group. You just have to show up ready to ride – or to just relax.