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A self-guided short cycling break in Europe is a relaxing way to spend a few days away. Equipped with a high-quality bike, as well as carefully compiled route notes and maps, you cycle at your own pace while your luggage is transported.
An Inntravel short cycling break is about more than the cycling. It’s a Slow holiday, so take the time along the way to drink in the views, stroll through a medieval village or visit the workshop of a local craftsman. There’s no luggage to weigh you down, and, with no group, it’s you who sets the pace and decides when to pause. You can trust us to hand-pick hotels
of character and to provide dependable route notes to guide you there, so relax and enjoy…
Find the right holiday for you
Where to enjoy a short cycling break in Europe
Our short cycling breaks are 4-night versions of some of our most popular week-long European cycling holidays. Destinations range from southern Italy to the coast of Portugal, via the Loire Valley and Danish Riviera – we offer short cycling breaks in Holland, Denmark, Austria, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.
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.
How our short cycling breaks are graded
Inntravel’s short cycling breaks are aimed at ‘amateur’ and/or occasional cyclists, with the emphasis firmly on relaxed exploration. Some are easier than others, however, so we grade them to help you choose the break that’s right for you.
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.
What to expect from your short cycling break
There are three cornerstones to our short cycling breaks (and, in fact, all Inntravel holidays): beguiling scenery; carefully selected accommodation where you’ll receive a warm welcome; and delicious cuisine showcasing local flavours.
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.
Talk to our experts
We’ve amassed a wealth of expertise since we first started back in 1984. Whether you phone or email us, your questions will be answered by friendly experts who share a love of travel and who have experienced our cycling holidays first hand. They’ll be happy to help you choose the cycling holiday that’s best for you.
Freedom to choose
Holidaying independently, not in a group, means you can stay in intimate hotels, and decide which places to visit each day. What’s more, there’s no set start date, no set duration (feel free to add extra nights), no set travel arrangements – we’ll happily book a bespoke travel package for you, either by air, by rail or by ferry.