If you’re planning on heading off on some cycling holidays in Europe this year, you’re definitely spoilt for choice!
With the sport arguable more popular than it’s ever been, and great travel vendors like Freewheel Holidays offering trips to some incredible locations all over the world, there’s bound to be something to suit you!
But, wouldn’t you like to try something a little… different?
There are literally thousands of tried and tested cycling paths, renowned the world over for their stunning scenery, ease of access and cycle-friendly routes. Like our Danube Cycle Pass cycling holiday, which takes you from Passau all the way to Vienna. It’s one of our best sellers for a reason!
But for those of you who might embark on cycling holidays in Europe regularly, you might be thinking to yourself: “Is there somewhere else I can try? Somewhere I haven’t thought of yet?”
Well… yes there is!
At Freewheel Holidays we’ve got a great collection of Cycling Holidays in Europe, spread across various countries. Naturally, we’ve also got a select few trips that might not be so obvious, but are still one heck of a ride!
Here are just a few alternative cycling holidays that are bound to keep you active!
Slovenia is probably one of the last countries that comes to mind when you start to consider cycling holidays in Europe. But it's an absolute cycling gem!
Especially the magical Lake Bled.
Like something lifted straight out of a fairy tale, the lake is home to a small island with a shimmering white church, situated dead in the centre of the water
Our cycling holiday lets you stay in a single location for the duration of your stay, while you explore the nearby forrestation, classic villages and stunning landmarks. Saving you the time and the trouble of switching accommodation each night.
It also means you get to spend more time admiring what is one of the most picturesque places on Earth.
What more could you want?!
If you know anything about Denmark, you’ll know it’s a small country with a much larger surface area than you’d expect!
This is thanks to the many islands on Denmark’s coast - 443 to be exact - and one of those islands is the majestic Funen Island.
Which also happens to be a cycling holiday paradise.
As you ride along the never-ending Danish waterfront, admiring some of the most sought-after coastline views money can buy, you’ll be able to hop on a number of ferries with your bike so you can explore the rest of the nearby inhabited islands yourself!
In other words, you’ll be getting various cycling holiday routes for the price of one.
Plus, your ferry rides will offer you a much-needed break from pedalling, allowing you to relax and enjoy the turquoise-blue waters of the Danish coast.
A must-cycle for lovers of Nordic countries and culture.
The “cultural capital of Poland”, quite surprisingly, Krakow is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe thanks to its unique gothic architecture, rich cultural history and the famous Old Town, which was marked as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
But your cycling holiday in Poland won’t just let you enjoy the city. You’ll be taken down the sensational Dujanec Path, adjacent to serene running rivers and rolling green hills.
The path also makes the perfect guide map to visit some of Poland's more traditional villages, where you can get a real taste of Poland. Both figuratively and literally!
Polish cuisine might not be a staple in many people’s homes outside the country, but the hearty, protein-heavy diet is sure to give you all the energy you need to keep pedalling from stop to stop!
Cycling might be a healthy exercise, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a cheeky “refreshment” or two along your route!
Along with being one of the more beautiful countries in Europe, Belgium is famous for a number of its culinary delights. Most notably chocolate and, of course… Beer!
Our Beer Trail cycling holiday in Belgium is specifically-designed to follow a route that lets you stop off and sample some of the finest beers, of a wide variety, the country has to offer.
You’ll get to visit traditional Belgian pubs (some with hundreds of years of history), bars, beer gardens and even breweries for the full Belgian beer experience!
Oh, and there will be quite a bit of cycling too!