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Moderate-to-challenging cycling holidays

 
If you like longer, hillier routes, you'll appreciate a moderate-to-challenging self-guided cycling holiday. Equipped with a high-quality bike and lovingly researched route notes, you pedal at your own pace from one delightful hotel to another, while your luggage is transferred.
Moderate-to-challenging cycling holidays
Moderate-to-challenging cycling holidays
 

Moderate-to-challenging cycling holidays

for ‘amateur’ cyclists
While all Inntravel cycling holidays are designed for ‘amateur’ cyclists, we recognise that some prefer more cycling than others, and so offer a small number of grade 2-3 holidays featuring fuller days in the saddle and more dramatic scenery. Although the routes are generally longer, it’s still you who sets the pace, and there’s time for cultural visits along the way, so you won’t miss out on the castles, archaeological sites or markets.
What’s more, you usually spend two nights at each welcoming hotel, giving you the chance to explore each location some more (our meticulously compiled route notes provide suggestions and, because you’re not in a group, the choice is yours).
 

Holiday suggestions

At present, we don't have any grade 2-3 holidays in our selection. You might like to consider some of our grade 2 options instead – holidays such as Realm of the Baroque in Sicily, Tuscany on Two Wheels, Idyllic Istria in Croatia, and Bordeaux & St Emilion feature relatively long routes each day.
 
Travelling from outside the UK?
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, all aimed at ‘amateur’ cyclists. To be sure that our moderate-to-challenging cycling holidays (grade 2-3) are right for you, check our grading system below. (Or you can upgrade to an electric bike for help make hills and longer routes easier; our grading system assumes you are using a ‘regular’ bike.)
  • 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 cycling holiday

There are three cornerstones of Inntravel holidays: captivating scenery; accommodation hand-picked by us for the friendliness of its welcome; and flavoursome regional cuisine.
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