Cycling holidays with Inntravel are relaxed affairs – not just easy terrain, but easy arrangements too. We provide a high-quality bike, our thoroughly researched route notes, and luggage transfers, so that you can ride self-guided from one delightful hotel to the next at entirely your own pace.
You don’t need to be able to pedal for miles and miles to enjoy an Inntravel cycling holiday – we put the emphasis on getting to know the region, not clocking up the miles. We encourage you to get off your saddle at every opportunity – be it a pretty village, a viewpoint or a museum – and we usually leave alternate days free for exploring. You’ve no luggage to encumber you, and no group either, so it’s you who sets the pace and decides when to pause. You can trust us to hand-pick accommodation of character and to provide accurate route notes to guide you there, so relax and enjoy…
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
How Inntravel cycling holidays are graded
Inntravel offers four different levels of cycling holiday, with those at the lower end suitable for occasional cyclists in general good health. To be sure that our easy-to-moderate (grade 1-2) cycling holidays are right for you, read our grading system below. (Our grades are based on ‘regular’ bikes, so if you choose an e-bike, bear in mind that the cycling will be considerably easier.)
Easy cycling for all with shorter days mainly on the flat, but some gentle ascents.
Easy-to-moderate cycling featuring undulating routes with more frequent short ascents, and a mix of shorter and longer days.
Moderate cycling with some longer, steady uphill sections, and longer days.
Fairly strenuous cycling featuring longer days with some sustained climbs. (We don't currently have any holidays at this level.)
What to expect from your Inntravel cycling holiday
There are three essential ingredients to our cycling holidays (and, indeed, all Inntravel holidays): alluring scenery; charming, carefully selected accommodation; and traditional regional cuisine.
Route notes you can rely on
We take pride in producing route guides with all the information you’ll ever need, and update them continually, so you can trust their accuracy. As well as containing directions from A to B to C, which you follow at your own pace, they enrich your holiday experience by telling you about the places you pass through, local traditions, and more.
Your holiday, your way
Independent holidays offer so much more freedom than a group holiday. Pick a start date to suit you, build in extra nights at any hotel along the route, choose how you travel – by air, rail or ferry – and from where. You’ll also get to experience smaller, more intimate hotels and, best of all, you can be entirely spontaneous as you explore.
We’ve been offering holidays since 1984 and have built up a wealth of experience. Whenever you contact us, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels and cycled our routes. They’ll be delighted to answer your queries and help you plan your perfect holiday.