Looking for inspiration for your next tour? We think (and we may be biased) that two European bike tours are better than one! We’ve highlighted some two-tour combos below that we’d love to do ourselves.
The tours noted are all self-guided, and offer e-bikes as well!
First, pedal the Best of Holland North: Dutch Villages, Landscapes, and the Keukenhof tour, then keep calm and pedal on the Best of Holland South: Canals, Windmills, and Historic Towns* tour.
*Please note this tour will be done in reverse.
These tours will check every box on your Holland must-do list, windmills, quaint towns, history, art, architecture, and cycling, of course. You’ll have eight days of Leisurely (Level 1) cycling averaging 28 miles/day. Flat topography, a cyclist-friendly culture, highly curated routes, and charming accommodations make this the holiday in Holland that cannot be missed. Add extra overnights to truly relish the Dutch way of life – they cycle everywhere and so can you!
Explore the Dolomites to Venice Along the Old Dolomites Railway Track, and follow up with Venice to Trieste and Istria.
This dynamic duo will take you from the mountains to the sea, from Italy to Croatia (and though Slovenia), from farmland to urban sprawl, and from the past to the present. You’ll tackle a few hills, but the challenge of the day’s ride only makes the gelato and pasta taste better! Both tours are Recreational (Level 2), and the second tour (Venice to Trieste) has longer and shorter mileage options on most cycling days. This will be the fun, active cycling adventure of a lifetime!
Cycle the Tauern Bike Path (from Krimml-Passau), followed by the Danube Bike Path 8 Nights (Upscale Lodging) tour.
Whether it’s the alpine foothills as you leave Krimml, the great Schlögen bend (a 180-degree turn in the Danube River), or the never-ending metropolis of Vienna, ever-changing scenery will accompany you on these bike-path centric tours through Austria and Germany. The Danube bike path (between Passau and Vienna) is the most booked tour in our 15+ year history and for good reason! Clients love that the majority of the tour travels well-signed and frequently-traveled cycle paths. Add the Tauern as the Danube’s predecessor, and you’ll have a multi-week bike path bonanza with bountiful time to explore ancient castles, meander in monasteries, wander cobblestone streets, and even have a path-side glass of wine. The programs are Leisure (Level 1) and Recreational (Level 2), respectively.
Travel France’s Atlantic coast. First from Nantes to La Rochelle, then from La Rochelle to Bordeaux.
Cycle the La Vélodyssée, the French section of the larger EV-1 European cycle route, from Nantes to Bordeaux with this Active (level 3) tour combo. You’ll cycle half of the full La Vélodyssée route which spans 1200km/746 miles along the Atlantic coast of France. Along the way, you’ll encounter estuaries, marshes, pine forests, sandy beaches, and quaint seaside towns. This tour will be challenging with some longer mileage days and undulating terrain, but the salty sea air and a dip in the water will keep you invigorated and refreshed as you pedal onward.
Have other tour combo suggestions? Contact us.
Self-guided, Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Holland, Slovenia