5 Perfect Cycling Holidays For Wine Lovers
Picture this. You’ve arrived on a Freewheel cycling holiday, the sun is shining, and the warm breeze is blowing through your hair as you wheel around some of the most picturesque landscapes in Europe. Thirsty work you might think? Well, it’s a good job that we’ve hand-picked some of our holidays with wine lovers in mind. From the sweet taste of a sauvignon blanc to the softness of a merlot, our five favourite wine cycling holidays below give you a chance to try them all.
Cantabria to Rioja Cycling Holiday
This is a unique Spanish cycling holiday to say the very least. Following the River Ebro, the longest in Spain, from its source in the Cantabrian Mountains, you’ll pass numerous landmarks across all eight days of our Cantabria to Rioja biking tour. From green pastures and valleys to imposing canyons, vineyards, and unspoilt villages, this is a cycling holiday that has it all. The overall highlight is the stop in La Rioja, a sea of fragrant vineyards dotted with ancient villages, castles and home of the finest Spanish wines. It really does taste as good as it sounds.
Pisa to Florence Cycling Holiday
If Italian wines are your thing, then our cycling holiday to Italy could be the trip you have been dreaming of. The landscape of Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in Europe, with rolling hills laced with verdant vineyards and cypress trees lining the roads. On our Pisa to Florence bike tour, you’ll pedal from one incredible view to the next, admiring Renaissance art and architecture and getting to know the lands of many great artists of the past, such as Leonardo da Vinci and the composer Giacomo Puccini. On this tour you’ll discover picturesque villages where you’ll have the chance to try the Tuscan cuisine, and trust us, it’s some of the best in the business. So, drink it in, and enjoy every moment.
Provence and Luberon Valley Cycling Holiday
The Luberon region of Provence is France at its very finest, and there is nowhere better to enjoy all the sights and sounds than on our French cycling holiday. Cycling in Provence and Luberon is certainly memorable. Passing through the village of Gordes, the ochre town of Roussillon and the Château de Lacoste, you’ll get to taste some of the finest wines in the world as you go. What more could you want from one of our wine cycling holidays?
Alsace Vineyards and Villages Cycling Holiday
Alsace is famous for its gastronomy, its wine, its history, so what better way to enjoy its idyllic landscape and beautiful timber-frame villages than on our wine cycling holidays to France? Cycling Alsace is a trip that is ready-made for wine lovers. With over 2500 km of cycle paths, Alsace is a paradise for cyclists. Our cycling holiday shows you the best side of Alsace and leads you along the riverside paths around one of the most magnificent regions in France. That’s all before you sit back and relax with a lovely glass of white.
Explore the Rhine Valley Cycling Holiday
If you like a drop of vino but prefer to enjoy it with all the family around, then this is the cycling holiday for you. Our Rhine Valley tour is perfect for families looking to ride shorter stages and leave plenty of time for activities. Starting and finishing in the old town of Neustadt an der Weinstraße, you will wind your way through rows of pristine vineyards along the Rhine Valley, visiting historic towns and a host of attractions from sea life centres and swimming pools to zoos and museums. Also included is an unmissable trip to the Cathedral town of Speyer, with its stunning medieval architecture. In the evenings you can kick back and talk about the day’s activities with the amazing local food specialities and wines. If we’ve whet your appetite (in every sense of the phrase) and you can’t wait to get on your bike and head for one of Europe’s best wine growing regions, contact our sales team to find out more about our wine cycling holidays in Europe.