Cycling Holidays

Cycling holidays are without doubt one of the very best ways of getting far off the beaten track and out into the untouched parts of a country, all in an eco-friendly way that really helps you get in touch with a landscape. Whether that’s crashing along natural mountain bike trails in Snowdonia, exploring the streets of Madrid, venturing into the countryside of Cambodia or sweeping along the country roads of Umbria, Not In The Guidebooks have a cycling holiday to suit you.

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  • Hike, Bike & Kayak Kerala

    9 Hours India

    This experience lets you enjoy three activities in one . You will discover the life of the local people while Cycling an..

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  • Umbria Bike & Bite Tour

    6 Hours Italy

    Cycle through the lush green Umbrian Valley surrounding the picturesque medieval town of Bevagna, then visit a family-ru..

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    £100 pp
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  • Cork City Cycle Tour

    3 hours Ireland

    This cycle tour of Cork city that takes full advantage of the parks, riverside pathways and cycle lanes to show you the ..

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    £41 pp
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  • Cape Peninsula Cycle Adventure

    8 Hours South Africa

    Cycle around the magical Peninsula on routes of various distances to suit your own fitness levels accompanied with an ex..

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    £190 for 1 person and £28pp thereafter
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  • Pick your Cycling Holidays location


    Is there a better way of spending an afternoon than gliding from ancient vineyard to trendsetting winery, sampling incredible wine and soaking up the beautiful scenery?

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    Whether it's cycling out over the causeway of Assisi under the heart-stoppingly beautiful town itself, or exploring the fascinating backcountry of Puglia, cycling holidays in Italy leave lasting impressions.

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    Portugal isn't just the mainland, the otherworldly, prehistoric feeling Azores offer cycling holidays like nowhere else, exploring volcano crater lakes and steaming jungle.

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    It's easy to be sucked in by Vietnam's incredible towns and cities, but exploring beyond the limits, drifting through rice fields and past villages heady with the soft scent of incense, is always incredibly rewarding.

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    Cycling holidays blazing trails around the globe

    Where will your next cycling adventure take you?

    Explore beyond the city in Cambodia and Vietnam, seek out rural experiences and vast salt lakes in India, cruise the magical country roads of Umbria, and get off the beaten track on the magical island of Sri Lanka.

    Alternatively, explore beautiful cities and get the most out of your day in the stunning Edinburgh, glide through the atmospheric streets of Krakow or discover the most fascinating and unique parts of Madrid.

    Then, for the adventure junkies, we’ve got cycling holidays that take you on natural mountain bike trails through Snowdonia, along the wild Irish coast or through the jaw-dropping volcanoes and lakes of the Azores.

    Or bike and wine in France, discovering ancient vineyards and beautiful chateaux. The only limit to what you see on your next cycling holiday is your imagination.

    Cycling holidays that go further and better

    Our cycling holidays are led by local guides who ensure you see the very best sights, ride the best trails, and reach those corners of a country rarely seen by other tourists.

    An instructor in Snowdonia would take you away from the mountain bike centre and into the wilderness that is the adventure heartland of Europe, helping you find incredible natural trails.  A guide in France would lead you to generations-old, traditionally-run vineyards that give you a glimpse of past decades and centuries. Your host in Cambodia will take you to a rural community that is rarely visited by tourists to experience some true Cambodian culture.

    Whatever your interests, with Not In The Guidebooks there is a cycling holiday just waiting to be discovered today.

    Who are our cycling holiday guests?

    Whether you’ve not ridden a bike since you were twelve, head out for long journeys every weekend, or just want to breathe some fresh air and discover a new place – everyone is welcome on one of our unique cycling holidays.

    All that’s required is a passion for discovering new places and new cultures, a curiosity as to what might be lying just outside the city limits, and lots of energy.

    Hundreds of people are already learning that their holidays are being richly rewarded by strapping on their helmet, jumping in the saddle and seeing where the road takes them. Come and join them.

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