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Cycling for Softies… relaxed foodie adventures in regional France… and now in Italy and Spain

Award-winning gourmet tours on wheels through the backroads of rural France, Italy & Spain

Provence | Côtes du Rhône | Burgundy & Beaujolais | Chateaux of the Loire | Mayenne | Alsace Route du Vin | Bordeaux | Italian Lakes | Tuscany & Umbria | Chianti hills | Spain’s Costa Brava

Cycling through the countryside with friends or family is truly a great way to unwind and experience a totally different culture, the tastes and sights and of course the relaxed lifestyle of these food-centred destinations at a gentler pace.

With decades of proven tour experience, Cycling for Softies are the experts in planning and organising self-guided luxury cycling holidays so that you are free to relax, travel at your pace and not have to keep up with the pack.

You leave the hotel when you want, cycle at your own pace meandering through the countryside of vineyards, villages, canals and chateaux – mainly smaller backroads or cycle paths, away from traffic, while making your way to the comfort of your next pre-booked hotel, where you usually stay for two nights to see the local highlights.

Adventures by Day, Kings by Night

After a day’s cycling and exploring, you wind down with a gourmet delight in personally chosen family owned hotels, which may be an impeccable townhouse or a small chateau hotel - some Michelin starred.

Choose from one of our diverse regional tours where our expert team can give you on-the-spot advice and support. These holidays, from April to October and extended in Spain, include perfectly planned itineraries, luggage transfer between hotels, detailed maps and suggested routes, fully serviced high quality 21-geared touring bikes and e-bikes also available on request. For families, there is a range of children’s bikes in some regions.

If you really feel like pampering yourself and your partner you can even add a 3 night luxurious ‘Chateau Escape’ in the Loire or Provence regions.

Cycling Holidays include:

  • Accommodation for 3, 5, or 7 night holidays
  • Boutique 3 to 4 star hotels
  • All 4 course dinners, and breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Bikes, panniers, water bottles  & puncture repair kits
  • Route maps and instructions, GPS now on request
  • Local support available when needed
  • Power assisted e-bikes also available for a supplement
  • Children’s bikes, and tag-along bikes if required
  • Additional fully guided tours on e-bikes in Italy

This brochure covers the regions and holiday types listed below. Click on the links to see more free travel brochures covering the regions and holiday types you are interested in.