Stay active and energetic on holiday as astounding scenery unfolds before your eyes. When you trace the curve of a gently lapping lake or the contours of rolling hills by bicycle, you have the freedom to venture further afield around your chosen resort. Better still, you do so at a pace that suits you, while still feeling very much connected to the incredible places you discover along the way.
The vast majority of resorts in our cycling holidays programme are perfect for exploring in the saddle, many criss-crossed with scenic, clearly marked tracks that may lead through nature-rich woods, across flower-decked pastures or alongside mirrored lakes. Many cycling in Europe resorts also entice the more adventurous out onto miles of mountain bike trails, ranging from the easy cycling holidays through to the truly challenging mountaing biking holidays in Europe.
Cycling Adventure Week: 1st July 2017
Morzine and the Portes de Soleil area has become an increasingly popular destination for cycling holidays in France and for those looking to experience road cycling in the French Alps.
For the week of 1st July 2017 we are running a Cycling adventure week! Enjoy the FREE expert advice of a professional guide for 4 days (Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri) discovering the breathtaking routes around Morzine! Available to all cyclists who are open to the challenge of the mountains. Book any of our hotels during this week and pre-register for this fantastic week when booking (bike hire not included). All hotels provide bike storage and cleaning facilities.
In the spirit of the Tour de France why not cycle the Col de Jeux Verte (1700m) which links Morzine to Avoriaz passing the stunning Lac de Montriond? You'll experience some of the best views of the valley on the ascent (and the descent) but watch out for the hairpins! Alternatively, the formidable Col de Joux Plane links Morzine in the north to Samoëns in the south for those looking to make the most of their road cycling holiday with a truly challenging climb.
Bikes are available to hire locally from £26.50 per day or alternatively let us know at the time of booking that you want to bring your own bike and contact your airline directly to arrange bike carriage (prices start from approximately £60 return).
Treasures of the Danube
Try our gentle, unescorted cycle tours along the river Danube, suitable for all levels of fitness, with comfortable bikes and a flexible itinerary including the freedom to choose your arrival day. Find out More...
It couldn't be simpler to get started, as bicycle hire is widely available in hotels and shops around the resorts. Some of our hotels offer free cycle hire, and a few even arrange a weekly programme of guided cycling for guests. Look out for details on the individual resort pages.
A great way to get out and about and explore the stunning scenery on your doorstep. Many hotels offer Free bike hire for guests, ranging from touring bikes to mountain bikes for riding the trails!
Electric bikes or ‘E-Bikes’ are taking Austria by storm and are one of the most enjoyable ways to explore the local scenery without any of the ‘puff’ or physical fitness usually required for push-bikes!
Easy to use, they are just like standard bikes, but with an electric motor that saves you pedalling whenever you want (including uphills!). Batteries last for approx. 60km and there are plenty of charging stations in various hotels, mountain alms and beauty spots. Available in the resorts below, many tourist offices have maps of specially marked trails, graded blue, red and black according to difficulty.
Cost is approx €20 per day.
E-Bikes are available in these resorts
Kitzbühel, Westendorf, Fuschl Am See, St Gilgen, Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Ischgl, St. Wolfgang, Filzmoos, Zell Am See, St Johann, Söll, Ellmau, Alpbach, Mayrhofen, Neustift, Igls, Seefeld and The Wildschönau Valley: Niederau & Oberau.