To find out what you can expect on your cycling tour, check out the trip notes. Each day on the itinerary will include information such as the number of kilometres you’ll be cycling, as well as any notable ascents and descents. For an overview of the daily distances, check out the Cycling Information tab on each trip page. This will also give you an insight into the type of bike that’s included on the trip.
Since easy grade cycling trips are less intensive, you won’t need to pack lots of kit. However, some things can make your journeys more comfortable, such as a pair of padded cycle gloves and padded shorts, or a gel seat cover. Clothing should be made of sweat-wicking fabrics, and easy to layer up - a windcheater or lightweight waterproof is ideal. Sun cream is also essential, though you can also bring a scarf or buff to keep the back of your neck protected.
We do not provide helmets, so you will need to ensure you bring a durable, fitted helmet. Large luggage will also be transported for you.
Depending on your level of fitness and confidence on a bike, you may not need much preparation ahead of your trip. We recommend simply getting out on your bike in the weeks leading up to your holiday. If you’re unsure whether a leisurely cycling trip is right for you, you can replicate the cycle distances in your ideal itinerary.
An leisurely and moderate grade cycling trip features an itinerary with a variety of cycling days. Some days will have an easier, flatter route, while others will be a moderate grade with some more energetic ascents and descents to challenge you. If you’re unsure which grade will be right for you, we recommend choosing at least half a grade lower.
If you’re not sure whether or not a cycling tour is right for you, or are worried about fitness, an e-bike can make your ride even easier. Powered by a battery and motor, e-bikes feature adjustable assistance, meaning you can still enjoy an active ride or simply cruise along. Many of our cycling trips have e-bikes available, especially across Europe, and thanks to the ever-increasing popularity, they are frequently available worldwide. To find out if they’re available on your chosen trip, check the ‘Cycling Information’ tab, or give us a call.
If you’re keen to get the whole family on a leisurely grade cycling trip, we recommend getting in touch to ensure we find the perfect itinerary for everyone. However, our leisurely grade cycling tours that are off roads are the most suitable for families due to their gentler pace.
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