Cycling Adventures

Freewheeling Adventures give you the freedom to explore and enjoy the countryside at your own pace, following itineraries that usually allow you to balance activity with relaxation. The trips vary in difficulty, as is indicated in the notes and profile for each one. On guided trips, abundant van support and the local knowledge of your guides help you enjoy the options at your own pace in an informed way. Although we often congregate for picnics and other delights along the way, we rarely travel in a pack.

Your guides will brief you about each day, and even if the route is longer, harder, easier, or shorter than you would prefer, they will try to adapt to your inclinations with suggestions based on the map and their knowledge of the area. Typically, you will be on your bike for a few hours each day, after a relaxed breakfast at your inn. Through the day, you can expect the attention of your guides (except on self-guided trips), the benefit of a thoroughly researched itinerary, and the availability, where feasible, of the support vehicle for rest or transport. The daily distances vary usually between 30 and 100km. (20 and 60mi.) each day (with exceptions such as the long day on Newfoundland's Viking Trail).

The groups are kept small - usually fewer than twelve. We try to be creative to enhance your holiday whenever and wherever possible. Ultimately, we know that this is your vacation, and that whatever the day's plan is, you will enjoy it in your own way. If you choose a self-guided trip, we can move your luggage for you, and will be just a phone call away for help or suggestions if you have any difficulties.

For a current listing of existing cycling groups with space for you to join, click here.

 


Following are all of Freewheeling's cycling itineraries, listed by country.

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Austria

easy

Passau to Vienna Danube Bike

8 days. Easy-paced, relaxed cycling along the meandering banks of the Danube River, from village to village on quiet cycling paths - the ideal way to explore the rich art, history, and architecture of the Austrian Empire.

easy

Vienna to Budapest Danube Bike

A relaxed 8-day trip following the Danube River, displaying the rich art history and architecture of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Canada: Alberta

challenging

Jasper to Banff Bike

7 days. Challenging cycling on the paved, broad-shouldered Icefields Parkway, with a day of hiking in the peaks behind Lake Louise.

challenging

Waterton Lakes to Banff, Bike & Hike

7 days, cycling on paved roads, with a day of hiking. Challenging terrain, with long distances for energetic riders and shorter distances with vehicle assistance for more relaxed riders.

Canada: British Columbia

challenging

Kettle Valley Railway & Okanagan Valley Bike & Hike

6 nights. Cycling with opportunities for hiking and inner tubing. Most of the cycling follows the Kettle Valley Railway Trail past dozens of excellent vineyards and wineries and across 18 trestles.

Canada: Nova Scotia

moderatechallenging Cabot Trail Bike 6 days, challenging cycling adventure on a paved 200-mile loop.
moderatechallenging

Fundy & Glooscap Bike

7 days of escalating challenge, cycling, hiking, optional rafting, eagle-watching, and rock-hounding around the shores of the Bay of Fundy.

easy

South Shore & Fundy Bike

7 days. Relatively easy cycling close to the water and through small villages. Quiet beaches, a hike to a coastal park, and a lighthouse each day!

easy

Yoga & Bike

6 days with relatively easy cycling, and daily yoga sessions.

Canada: Newfoundland

challenging

St. John's & Trinity Bike

8 days, challenging cycling on paved roads, with a hard day of hiking. Be the first to see the sun rise at Cape Spear; see two of North America's largest sea bird colonies; spot whales and icebergs; and enjoy rambunctious Newfoundland culture in fishing outports.

challenging

Viking Bike & Hike

7 days of big rides and hikes, with a fjord cruise, a whale-watch and iceberg boat trip and all the highlights of Gros Morne National Park. Visit L'Anse aux Meadows Viking settlement. One ride is almost 163 miles (263km), but if you prefer less, the van will pick you up at day's end!

Canada: Prince Edward Island

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Confederation Trail Bike

6 days of relatively flat cycling almost entirely along the Confederation Trail. No traffic for most of the trip; a good unpaved cycling surface; fine inns; and excellent dining. A magical cycling experience!

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Sideroads Bike

6 days, relatively easy cycling through PEI's National Park, and lightly hilly cycling along the north and east coasts

Canada: Quebec

easymoderate

Bas-Saint-Laurent Bike

A moderately easy 7-day cycle on quiet paved roads and bike paths, along the Navigator's Route - the south shore of the Saint-Lawrence River. Includes several of "The Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec", and has superb cuisine.

moderate

Eastern Townships Bike

7 days. Hilly cycling through Quebec's lovely south, with luxurious lodging, outstanding cuisine and the prettiest forests and farmscapes in Central Canada.

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Montreal to Ottawa Laurentians Bike

6 nights and 6 days of easy cycling between Montreal and Ottawa on paved and unpaved rail trails, bike paths, and quiet country roads.

easymoderate

Saguenay & Charlevoix Bike

Seven days. Cycling, hiking, and optional kayaking. Cycling is on quiet rolling paved roads and bike paths around Lac St-Jean, with one day hilly riding in the Charlevoix region, and a stunning hike along edge of the Saguenay fjord. This is a great choice for families.

Costa Rica

easy Relaxed Bike

Eight days, four inns, and short, sometimes hilly rides on a mix of paved and rough roads. Wildlife is abundant, and you will feel part of it! Options to surf, yoga, fish, swim, hike, & relax at beachside inns.

challenging

Challenging Bike

8 days, challenging cycling on a mix of paved and rough roads, from the interior volcanoes and hot springs to the empty west coast beaches. Wildlife is abundant; you will feel part of it!

Croatia

moderate

Dalmatian Coast Bike

7 days. Bike tour of the islands between Dubrovnik and Split, including the Adriatic coastlines of Korčula, the Peljesac Peninsula, Mljet, and Hvar. Enjoy fresh local cuisine and rest in comfortable seaside retreats.

moderate

Croatia Bike

8 days. A hilly trip along the coastline of the largest Adriatic peninsula.

 Czech Republic

Prague to Dresden Elbe River Bike

7 days. A moderate ride along the Elbe River with varying terrain of hills and valleys.

moderate

Vienna to Prague Bike

A moderate 8 days of cycling on quiet roads and forest trails. From the historic Liechtenstein estates of Valtice and Lednice, follow the Austria-Czech border through the vineyards of southern Moravia to the castles and cobblestones of Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia. Supported with GPS.

France

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Bordeaux to Carcassonne Canal Bike

8 days. Flat cycling on paved and unpaved canal-side paths and quiet roads, mainly traffic-free.

easymoderate

Brittany & Normandy Bike

7 days. Moderately easy cycling on level and lightly rolling coastal roads. Visit the Bayeux tapestry, D-day beaches, and the coastal castle village of Mont St. Michel with a walk across the sand flats.

easy

Burgundy Canal Bike

Eight nights. Easy cycling on paved and unpaved canal-side paths, abandoned railbeds, and quiet roads. Flat or slightly hilly terrain travels through the villages, vineyards, and farmlands of Burgundy.

moderate

Dordogne & Lot Bike

8 days, cycling with flat and hilly options. Quiet roads through lush river valleys and beautiful stone villages, with visits to castles, and caves displaying pre-historic paintings.

easy

Loire Valley Bike

7 days; 6 nights. Cycling on paved, quiet country roads. Rolling hills with breath-taking scenery, World Heritage sites and France’s most amazing Châteaux!.

moderatechallenging

Provence Bike

7 days. Cycling, on paved, quiet Luberon lanes. Some hills, and a very challenging ride up Mont Ventoux, famous as part of the Tour de France route.  Take the van uphill if you prefer!

Germany

moderate

Germany - Mosel River by Bike

6 days, 5 nights. Easy cycling on bike paths and quiet paved roads along the vineyard-lined banks of the Moselle River.

Greece

challenging

Crete Bike

8 days. Challenging cycling on paved and gravel roads, with days of optional hikes.  Friendly mountains and dramatic coasts, complemented with historically significant sites, and an engaging and informed guide.

Iceland

moderate

Dramatic North Bike

8 days. Challenging cycling on paved and gravel roads, with options to hike and ride horses. This near to the Arctic Circle in June, the sun stays up all night.

easymoderate

Fertile South Bike

8 days of moderate cycling on paved and smooth gravel/lava roads, with options to hike, ride horses, explore Thorsmork by 4WD, or take a short flight to the Westmann Islands.  In June and July the sun never sets, and hotpot soaks are nightly rituals.

Ireland

challenging

Kerry & Dingle Bike

7 days. Hilly cycling on paved roads around the Dingle Peninsula, through the Gap of Dunloe, and on Ring of Kerry sideroads, with a boat trip to the monastery on Skellig Michael.

easy

Connemara Bike

8 days, cycling on gently rolling paved roads, with a half-day hike. Evenings include small inns, a charming castle, and pub options.

Israel

moderate

Jerusalem to Eilat Bike

8 days: Cycling on paved roads and occasional hard pack desert tracks.

moderate

Galilee & Golan Heights Bike

8 days: Cycling and walking through Northern Israel from the Galilee and Golan Heights, to the sea at Haifa.

Italy

easy

Innsbruck to Venice Bike

8 days, 7 nights. Easy riding from the Austrian Alps to the Adriatic coast, cycling on paved paths and quiet country roads. Visit historically relevant passes, villages and monasteries.

moderate

Puglia & Basilicata Bike

8 days: Cycling on easy terrain with variable distance choices, beginning in the cave town of Matera, descending through the Itria Valley to the coast.

challenging

Tuscany Bike

8 days. Cycling in the hills of Chianti and Southern Tuscany. Many ascents and descents, great food and wine, and an abundance of views across exquisite Italian landscapes.

easy

Venice to Florence Bike

8 days. Easy cycling on flat roads and quiet trails between towns alive with vibrant piazzas and fabulous northern Italian cuisine. The lack of hills until the end makes this an easy choice.

Japan

moderate

Noto Peninsula Bike

8 days. Relaxed cycling, hiking and cultural experiences.  Dramatic coasts and friendly mountains complemented with historically significant sites.

Scotland

moderate

North Bike

7 days. Cycling on paved roads. Highlights include Loch Ness, Culloden, Glenmorangie, castles, gardens, waterfalls, and the Assynt Highlands.

moderate

West Coast Bike

7 days of rolling cycling on very quiet one-lane paved roads, with expansive views of lochs and seashores at every turn a real cyclist's paradise!

Slovakia

moderate

Budapest to Krakow Bike

A challenging 8-day ride from the banks of the Danube through the back bone of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the Royal City of Krakow. Visit six UNESCO world heritage sites.  Supported with GPS.

Slovenia

moderate

Solvenia Bike

A seven-night cycling adventure showing you the best of Slovenia from beautiful mountain valleys, through lush vineyards and olive groves and progressively warmer places as you approach the Adriatic coast.

Spain

challengingchallenging

Andalucia - Granada to Malaga Bike

7 days. Cycling on paved roads with very light traffic and many hills.

Wales

challengingchallenging

Beacons to Mt. Snowdon Bike

7 days of very hilly and challenging cycling on paved roads. Brecon Beacons to Snowdonia with stops at narrow gauge railways, castles, slate caves, Portmeirion, and Betws-y-Coed.

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