A lot of questions! .... but the answers will direct you to the choice of tours that will suit you.
Check the terrain description on the Tour Overview panel, and the distances in the Itinerary 'tab' for the tour. The Tour Difficulty rating - Easy, Moderate or Challenging - is our assessment of the tour, based on cycling distances, frequency of cycling, and terrain characteristics (including presence and severity of hills).
Accommodation & Meals
The accommodation used on each tour is described on the Hotel 'tab'. You can click on the links there to see more detail on each hotel. Meals included are shown in the Tour Overview panel. Half-board options, if available, are shown under 'Dates & Prices'.
We don't include flights or rail travel to the country where a tour is based. Suggestions on flight availability or rail journeys are given under 'Travel Information' in the tour 'Getting There' tab.
Transfers to your first hotel are also explained in the 'Getting There' tab. These may be included in the tour price ; if not included, we give guidance on recommended transfer options and prices.
Tours for Teenagers and Children
In general, reasonably fit teenagers are capable of following the same itinerary as a reasonably fit adult. However, you may wish to home in on tours where there are 'rest days' and where other activities can be included in the entertainment. Our two Austrian holidays, 'Into the Valley of the Alps' and 'Austrian Lakes & Mountains', and our Switzerland holiday, 'Swiss Lakes & Mountains' score highly here.
For younger children in the 7-12 bracket, distances are important. 15-20 miles per ride is probably enough, with 'rest days' to enjoy other activities. 'Into the Valley of the Alps' in Austria is highly recommended for this age group.
Single travellers can be accommodated on nearly all of our tours. Our Guided holidays and Boat & Bike holidays may be of particular interest if you're travelling alone. On these holidays you can join a larger group of people and cycle together.
Go straight to the category 'Guided Cycling' on the left hand side of our Home Page to see our selection of guided cycling holidays, organised by country. Boat & Bike holidays in Holland and France may also be suitable, where a tour leader escorts those who want to cycle in a group.
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