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Self-guided cycling holidays throughout Europe

Panorama in Salzburg Land

Sportive Breaks has partnered up with Active on Holiday to offer a great selection of self-guided leisure cycling holidays throughout Europe. These tours are ideal if you want to ride a bike on holiday at a more leisurely pace, rather than chasing down a fellow competitor or a KOM!

There are over 80 cycling tours to choose from, including popular routes such as the Danube Cycle Path, Alpe Adria Cycle Path, and the Rhine Cycle Route. You can also choose more challenging rides around Tuscany, Majorca, and Madeira. All the cycling tours include digital mapping, luggage transfers, and high-quality electric bike and touring bike rental options.

If you are thinking of making your 2024 holiday plans now, our 2024 cycling holiday season is now on sale and available to book.

Cycling holidays carefully picked for you

Our expert team are ready to help you find your next incredible active adventure

We have carefully selected self-guided cycling holidays in Europe's best cycling countries with a choice of well-planned cycle routes along clearly marked trails and cycle paths. Our included maps and GPX files will help to help you along your way for the best overall cycling experience no matter where you choose to ride.

Flights are not included, but we can help you find the best way to arrive at your starting point.

Must-do cycling holidays

Discover some of our most popular cycling holidays along the most requested routes and regions.

Austria / Italy

Alpe Adria Cycle Path: Salzburg to Grado

Self-Guided | 10 Days
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Germany / Austria

Danube Cycle Path: Passau to Vienna

Self-Guided | 8 Days
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France / Germany

Rhine Cycle Path: Strasbourg to Mainz

Self-Guided | 8 Days
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South Tyrol and Lake Garda

Self-Guided | 8 Days
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Self-Guided | 8 Days
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Popular cycling holiday routes

Cycle along Europe's most famous cycle routes and cross-border trails

We have self-guided cycle tours along Europe's most famous cycling holiday routes such as the Danube Cycle Path between Passau and Vienna and the increasingly popular Alpe Adria Cycle Route from Salzburg to the Italian coast.

Cycling holidays by region

Discover cycling holidays in some of Europe's best cycling holiday regions

Get a better understanding of where to go on your next cycling holiday by looking at our guides to some of the most popular cycling holiday regions in Europe such as Bavaria in Germany or Tuscany in Italy.

Cycling holiday difficulty levels

Cyclist in the cellar alley in Vienna

We have a wide choice of cycling holidays available on our website and we believe that it is important to choose a cycling holiday that is suitable for your cycling ability and skill level. For this reason, each cycle tour has been graded by our expert team.

Regardless of whether you would like to cycle on an easy or a more challenging route, every tour has been profiled by our logistics team and is clearly labelled on our site. You can book your next cycling holiday with confidence knowing that you have all of the tour information before making a booking.

Find out more about our EasyMediumChallenging and Athletic categories.

Upgrade to an electric bike

Eurobike e-bike rental from KTM

Electric bikes are available on all of our cycle tours and are ideal for those looking to go on a cycling holiday for the first time or those looking to take on longer tours on more difficult routes. They are changing the way people go on cycling holidays and opening up new route possibilities and options.

We do recommend being a confident cyclist when renting an electric bike as the brakes are sharp and the bikes are heavier than normal.

Our electric bikes have a battery range of between 120 and 180 kilometres depending on the power option selected. It is important to note that these are not motorbikes or mopeds and you will need to pedal to receive the electric support. The motor will assist up to 25 km/h to help you get up to speed and then you are on the way!

Cycling holidays with Charm

Hotel Steigenberger Herrenhof Vienna Balcony Suite

Our 'Charm' cycling holiday category allows you to experience a different kind of hotel accommodation and discover a more premium approach to cycle touring.

You can stay in hotels that offer something extra compared to our standard categories. You'll be able to experience excellent cycling with characterful places to stay at the end of the daily ride with spas and enhanced food options.

The Charm category is available on selected cycle tours.

Find out more about our Cycling holidays with Charm.

Cycling holiday overview videos

We've created a video gallery to showcase some of our most popular cycle routes and show you some of the route highlights as you cycle from place to place during the holiday.

In these short videos, you'll gain an impression of what to expect on a cycling holiday, a snapshot of the terrain and some of the local attractions you can visit along the way.

On our Active on Holiday YouTube channel, you will find all our cycling and Bike and Boat holiday videos.

Alternatively, please view our video collection in our cycling holiday videos section.

We're protected by ABTA

Your bookings are 100% financially protected

Active on Holiday is part of KE Adventure Travel Ltd and KE is a fully licenced and bonded tour operator with ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents).

All of the cycling and walking holidays on our website operate on a 'land-only, self-guided' basis. We use carefully selected partners to operate the tours and each local tour operator needs to reach certain quality standards before going on sale with us.

The ABTA number for KE Adventure Travel Ltd is W4341 and they hold an ABTA bond which provides full financial protection when you book a package holiday that does not include a flight. All holidays are 100% financially protected.

Why book with Active on Holiday?

We have access to hundreds of carefully-planned active holidays!

Active on Holiday offers a fantastic selection of self-guided, independent cycling and walking holidays throughout Europe. We are part of Europe's largest active holiday company and benefit from access to hundreds of holiday options for every ability level at great value prices.

Please note that your booking will be made by Active on Holiday and not Sportive Breaks. If you would prefer to make your booking with Sportive Breaks directly, please contact us.

All bookings will be made subject to the terms and conditions of Active on Holiday. All prices shown exclude flights and are based on two people sharing a twin/double room.

For further information about leisure cycling holidays, feel free to contact us on 01706 618155.
Active on Holiday Team
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