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Take the slow route on holiday this year with a relaxing cycling holiday
Taking the slow route is the only way to travel. If you don't want to miss a thing on holiday, cycling tours are absolutely ideal, letting you experience all the sights, smells and sounds of your destination, meeting the locals and visiting the more secluded, traditional and picturesque spots that cars fly past without a second's thought. There really isn't a better way to get to know your surroundings than from the saddle on a cycling holiday.
By choosing the 'cycling' option from the advanced search service, (located in the top left of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals pages), you can guarantee your holiday home is perfectly located for road cycling holidays, whether you would like to discover the hidden secrets of the local countryside or are looking for cycling routes for some serious training. Whatever your preferred style of cycling holiday, a private holiday home offers the perfect base, with the freedom to come and go as you please, the facilities to create your own menu, either eating in the little restaurants and cafes you discover on your cycling tour or the home cooked, high-carb meals you need for training, as well as all the space needed for all your equipment.
Great Cycling Holidays
Top 5 cycling holiday destinations
Italian cycling holidaysItaly, especially Tuscany and Umbria, has some of the finest cycling routes in Europe. With fascinating sites from Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance eras, spectacular scenery and wonderful food, Italian cycling holidays are superb.
Cycling holidays in IrelandTouring Ireland's winding roads, peddling past the wild, rugged scenery of the Emerald Isle inspires feelings of joy in all cyclists. The frequent traditional village pubs make cycling holidays in Ireland perfectly relaxing.
Cycling holidays in FranceFrance offers both relaxing family cycling holidays in the countryside of northern France and, for serious cyclists looking to test their resolve, the alpine stages of the Tour de France offer a huge challenge, and stunning scenery.
Cycling holidays in SpainThere is something new to discover every day of a cycling holiday in Spain, from vineyards to beaches, beautiful national parks to traditional tavernas. Cycling holidays can be taken year round, although summers are extremely hot.
Cycling holidays in FloridaFlorida's year round sun and enormous range of attractions make family cycling holidays with young children an absolute pleasure. There are plenty of resting spots on Florida's cycling routes and temperatures never soar too high.
A little preparation means that your cycling holidays will be unforgettable for all the right reasons! Once you have invested in good cycling gear, you will be able to take cycling holidays around the world, year after year and know that your cycling kit will be allow you to enjoy the activity of cycling for anything from 3 days to 3 months! A well fitting helmet, lights, supportive trainers or cycling shoes and fingerless gloves are priceless essentials that will make your road cycling tours comfortable and great fun. All cycling guides agree that if you fill your panniers with a waterproof top, spare socks and a small medical pack, (including plasters and sun cream), you will be very well set for any cycling holiday.
Although fitness is important, you can still have a wonderful family cycling holiday with a base level of fitness. Family cycling holidays are a great way to keep your family active, and with so many fantastic cycling holidays in the UK to be found, throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, your family holiday won't to break the bank, and still be a hive of activity. Cycling tours are always unforgettable, and when you take your first cycling holiday, you are embarking on an adventure that will stay close to your heart for the rest of your life, taking you to some of the most beautiful places around the world.
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