It’s that time of year again.
You’ve been working hard for months on end and have finally earned yourself a decent break.
Suddenly, while you’re in the middle of booking your usual getaway to Benidorm, you feel the urge to try something different… but what?
There are tons of different types of holidays out there to choose from: Everything from mountain climbing to deep-sea diving. One end of the spectrum to the other.
Eventually, you land on the idea of a cycling holiday. Fantastic choice! But fear of the unknown is stopping you from finishing your booking…
“There are so many things I don’t know.” “I’ve never done this before – what if I don’t like it?”
Trying something for the first time is always daunting. With this in mind, here are a few reasons why you ought to choose a cycling holiday:
Relaxation vs Exercise
First and foremost, before decisively landing on a cycling holiday you need to decide what exactly it is you want from your getaway.
If all you’re after is a chance to lay back and doze off in the sun for a week or two, a cycling holiday probably isn’t for you.
But that isn’t to say a cycling holiday doesn’t always come with its fair share of R & R. Yes, you’ll be expending a lot of energy on your route, but many of our cycling holidays include stop-offs at popular spa resorts. Meaning you’ll get the chance to fully recharge before you ride again.
The best of both worlds!
A healthier alternative
Lounging about with a glass of wine at your side is all well and good, but if you’re looking for a bit more of a healthier escape a cycling holiday should be top of your list!
Cycling has been proven to offer immense health benefits including but not limited to:
Increased cardiovascular fitness, increased mobility, increased bone strength, decreased fat levels and much, much more.
Not only this, but the psychological benefits of cycling cannot be overstated either, with many studies showing cyclists display a decreased level of anxiety and depression when compared to others.
While finding a luxury hotel is all part of the holiday-making experience, they can have their limitations.
Mainly that you are limited to that singular location. Yes, you have the option to roam around the local area, most likely taking advantage of public transport, but no matter what you find you’ll always end up back at the beginning.
Cycling holidays are different. The vast majority of our holidays will have you travelling from one location to the next, staying in various hotels along your route, meaning you’ll never have to look behind you, only ahead.
Oh, and you can forget about public transport. YOU are your own mode of transport!
You might be sat at home thinking, “I really wish I could go on a cycling holiday but I don’t have anywhere near enough experience. I’m just not fit enough!”
Well… let us stop you right there.
First of all you don’t need to be anywhere near the level of a professional cyclist in order to enjoy one of our holidays. Otherwise barely anybody would be signing up with us!
In all honesty, you don’t really need to be a casual cyclist either. All we recommend is that you spend a few weeks prior to your holiday preparing and raising your fitness levels.
An hour a day is a great way to get your mind and body into cycling mode. That way you won’t be out of breath as soon as you put your feet to the pedals.
Plus, you’ll be burning off any excess fat that could be weighing you down. You can’t go wrong!
Value for money
How much did you pay for your last holiday?
We’re betting that, despite being situated in a single hotel and location, it was still a fair chunk out of your wallet. Right?
Hotels are becoming more and more pricey by the day and it’s not unusual now to see families spending thousands upon thousands of pounds to stay in a single hotel.
This is where cycling holidays hold a distinct advantage.
Despite staying in a plethora of stunning areas with breath-taking scenery, you’ll be experiencing all that these locations have to offer at a fraction of the price you would have paid if you chose to book them as individual getaways.
What’s not to like?
Hopefully, these points will offer you some insight as to why going on a cycling holiday will be one of the smartest moves you ever made. But remember, this is merely the tip of the iceberg.
Don’t believe us? Check out the rest of our website for some more cracking cycling holiday content, or head to Our Holidays to book your dream cycling holiday today!