Riding at your own pace, stopping to chat with the locals and following your nose is a totally unique way to immerse yourself in a new location.
Naturally, the French have been at the front of the peloton since 1993, when they opened a stage (or étape) of the Tour de France to the public. Ever since, the two-wheel mad country has led the way in cycling holidays. With fantastic country roads, beautiful old cafés and a wealth of cycling tours from the Ardèche to Zanières, it’s easy to see why. But the rest of the world has since caught up, and cycle holidays can now be found in the most beautiful corners of the globe.
Newcomers to cycling might be initially daunted by the distances, but a charity challenge can see even novice cyclists take on large distances, in the comfort and safety of a group. There is no better way of seeing the world drift past. After all, what other method of transport has its passenger as its engine? Choose from cultural cycling, point to point, guided, self-guided, road, off-road and mountain biking options or find the cycling holiday for you below.