Cycling holidays are about biking through the brilliant tulip fields that stretch to the horizon in Holland. They are about wine tours through Spain's idyllic vineyards and Tuscan trips and Sicilian escapes in under the Italian sun.
Europe's top cycling spots
Cycling is a way of life in the flat Netherlands. You'll find no end of scenic bike tours to the country's most picturesque places. Come to Edam, home of the popular cheese and Wormer, home to one of the world's largest cocoa factories. It couldn't be simpler to bike through the region which is ribboned by canals and filled with serene cycling trails through lush meadows. The historic cities of Amsterdam and Bruges are best explored by bike. The coast beckons too. Why not cycle between Europe's biggest harbour in Rotterdam and the idyllic coastal countryside of Zeeland? Lastly, don't leave without a roll through a brilliant sea of blooms in the world famous Keukenhof Park between April and May for some of the most memorable vistas you're ever likely to see.
Ancient lanes and hill climbs worth your peddling await in Spain's Catalonia. Not far from Barcelona, the Monserrat Mountains are the backdrop for rides through picturesque vineyards. Bikes are the ideal mode of conveyance should you fancy sampling a few different varieties. Add some fizz to cycling holidays with a stop off in the cava capital of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. Alternatively, cruise through Grazalema Natural Park in Andalucia, not far from the famous beaches. White villages nestle like sugar cubes in the foothills.
Why not cycle Sicily, or hop on your bike and explore Tuscany? The magic of Italy is best explored by bike. Encircle the sapphire like Lake Garda at a leisurely pace, or challenge yourself to climbing the famous hills of Rome. Discover the museums and wildflower filled mountains surrounding Lake Como, and why Livigno is known as 'Little Tibet by bike.