European Holidays 
   49 listed, in date order with guided Tours first. Click on any title for further information.

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  Spanish Primavera        no places availableRef: 1768
  Spanish Primavera (2)        no places availableRef: 1774
 
  Spain, Canary Island Hopping          2+ 
2 places available. Please email the leader before sending in a booking form
8th March 2018 (Thu) - 18th March 2018 : 11 days£790
Moderate + ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Explore two contrasting Canary Islands (Lanzarote and Fuerteventura), with an optional trip to a third (Isla Graciosa). Marvel at varied volcanic landscapes with craters, conical peaks and barren lava fields, rugged coasts, sandy beaches and distinctive vineyards. 4 days unladen, 5 moving-on, staying mostly in small/medium hotels. 40-80kmpd.
Leader: Tony GoreRef: 1769
 
  Tulip time in Holland        no places availableRef: 1801
  Greece, Southern Peloponnese        no places availableRef: 1802
  Springtime in Holland Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1807
 
  France, Manche to Med          2+ 
4th May 2018 (Fri) - 20th May 2018 : 17 days£1770
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Ferry, Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
This ever popular French 'End to End' from the Channel to the Mediterranean keeps to quiet minor roads through the finest scenery that France has to offer. Outward journey is by ferry Portsmouth-Caen, and return by Bike Bus from Montpellier.
Leader: Mike DiederichRef: 1808
 
  France, Montpellier to Mont Ventoux          2+ 
11th May 2018 (Fri) - 20th May 2018 : 10 days£1180
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half-board  :  Carry own luggage
Leisurely tour through the Mediterranean hinterland and Cevennes in spring, moving-on every other day with one 1-night stand. Optional rest day rides include the Gorges de l'Herault, Corniche des Cevennes and choice of Ventoux summit or the Gorges de la Nesque.
Leader: Sheila SimpsonRef: 1810
 
  Spain, El Comtat in Spring Self-guided          2+   3   
12th May 2018 (Sat) - 19th May 2018 : 8 days£450
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1811
 
  Albania        no places availableRef: 1815
 
  Spain, El Comtat in Spring Self-guided          2+   3   
19th May 2018 (Sat) - 26th May 2018 : 8 days£450
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1819
 
  France, Dordogne Valley          2   
19th May 2018 (Sat) - 27th May 2018 : 9 days£950
Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Cycle along country lanes in the lovely Dordogne Valley, Lot & Correze region. See castles, old half-timbered houses, limestone uplands, oak forests, redstone villages, old hilltop towns with narrow streets and breathtaking views, river valleys, old churches. Now includes a visit to the Gouffre de Padirac cave. 3-star hotel. Tandems welcome.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1820
 
  Italy, the stunning Dolomites          2+ 
19th May 2018 (Sat) - 2nd June 2018 : 15 days£1550
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
The Dolomites are indeed stunning, the pinkish hues of the unique rock formations visible from the high passes. Amazing rides with long climbs that ascend many of the most famous passes, then sweep down into the valleys. Visit the pretty ancient towns of Trento and Bolzano, ending up in the home of Prosecco. Fully supported tour so bring your lightweight bike. Start/finish in Treviso.
Leader: Greg Woodford Ref: 1813
 
  France, Manche to Med Supported          2+ 
Several places available including one for a female to share with another female
24th May 2018 (Thu) - 9th June 2018 : 17 days£1875
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest day  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
Classic end to end ride from Caen to the Mediterranean, ferries out and back via Portsmouth, with the return through France on the high speed TGV train. Moderate pace, 45-120kmpd (average 75km). Rural route: Normandy, Loire, Limousin, Auvergne, Languedoc. WW2 sites, chateaux, medieval towns, spectacular lakes and gorges. Family hotels. Suitable for regular fit cyclists.
Leader: Paul & Maxine RogersRef: 1821
 
  France, Rhone Alps & Jura          2   
26th May 2018 (Sat) - 24th June 2018 : 30 days£570
Moderate ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Coach  :  Camping  :  Self catering  :  Carry own luggage
PLEASE NOTE: THE OUTWARD DATE IS ONE DAY LATER THAN THE DATE IN THE DECEMBER CYCLE. Two or four weeks cycle camping tour. Cycle north from Valence through the Rhone Alps (first two weeks) then into the Jura (second two weeks). Mixed terrain, hilly but not too steep. 3 nights at most campsites enables unladen loop rides. 55-70kmpd. Moderately fit cyclists carrying own gear. Bike Bus.
Leader: Pat & Mike StraussRef: 1822
 
  Austria, Lakes & Mountains          2+ 
2nd June 2018 (Sat) - 9th June 2018 : 8 days£995
Moderate + ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Based at the 4-star Mohrenwirt Hotel in the stunning Salzkammergut region of Austria, just 30 minutes from Salzburg. Bikes are available for hire and the hotel is completely geared up for active holidays. Lakes, mountains, cycle paths, a spa, swimming pool and free laundry service for your bike kit all make for a perfect week's break
Leader: Lynn BlandRef: 1824
 
  Denmark, Copenhagen & Islands          2   
5th June 2018 (Tue) - 19th June 2018 : 15 days£980
Moderate ATOL   
Moving-on  :  Air  :  Camping  :  Self catering  :  Carry own luggage
Believe your wheels have wings as you fly over Copenhagen harbour on the cycle-snake bridge. Ride under big skies streaked with high cirrus clouds. Overtake sailing yachts and kayaks as you pedal shore-hugging cycle paths. You'll never be far from the sea or a lake on this island-hopping tour. Fly London Heathrow/Copenhagen. Bikes will be hired in Copenhagen (hire cost included).
Leader: Colin WardRef: 1825
 
  Holland, Maastricht/Amsterdam Cycle & Cruise           2   
8th June 2018 (Fri) - 16th June 2018 : 9 days£1299
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Coach  :  Hotel barge  :  Full board
Maastricht, the southernmost city in the Netherlands. Discover magical flat and green landscapes formed by the rivers Vecht, Lower Rhine, Waal, Linge and Meuse, see typical flora and fauna. Visit historical towns, remarkable villages and some castles and gardens along these rivers.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1826
 
  France, Provence & Southern Alps        no places availableRef: 1827
  Spain, Picos de Europa Bike & Hike        no places availableRef: 1828
 
  France, Haute Provence          2     3   
17th June 2018 (Sun) - 24th June 2018 : 8 days£740
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
The hills of the Baronnies and the plain of the Rhone offer quiet roads, beautiful scenery, orchards, vineyards and olive groves, gorges, cols and Mont Ventoux. Pleasant hotel. Choice of short or long rides or rest days with support on the longer rides.
Leader: Chris EllisonRef: 1829
 
  Bulgaria, Western Balkan Mountains        no places availableRef: 1832
 
  France, Normandy, The Calvados Coast          2   
1st July 2018 (Sun) - 7th July 2018 : 7 days£725
Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Exploring the area between Caen and Le Havre and cycling along the Calvados coast. Visiting the lovely old harbour town of Honfleur, the cheese town of Pont l'Eveque, Chateau Canon, the mediaeval village of Crevecoeur and Cambremer to taste the Calvados and apple tarts and cheeses from the region.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1834
 
  Belgium, WW1 Battlefields           1     2   
30th July 2018 (Mon) - 3rd August 2018 : 5 days£599
Easy / Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
Cycling around the Ypres Salient area, visiting the sites of Passendale, Tyne Cot, Hill 62 & Hill 60 Essex farm, Langmark German cemetery (visited by Harry Patch), Messines Ridge, Irish Peace Park, Memorial to the cycling division and the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial. Full commentary given at memorials visited. Easy pace.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1841
 
  Belgium for Families        no places availableRef: 1842
 
  Holland, The Historical East Cycle & Cruise          1+   2   
17th August 2018 (Fri) - 25th August 2018 : 9 days£1299
Easy + / Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Coach  :  Hotel Barge  :  Full board  :  Luggage transfer
Based on a hotel barge which moves with you each day so no packing/unpacking. Exploring Eastern Holland with old Hanseatic towns, forests, meadows, thatched cottages, canals, Veluwe national park and a visit to a windmill. Tandems welcome.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1843
 
  France, Quercy Hills          3   
25th August 2018 (Sat) - 9th September 2018 : 16 days£1280
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
The limestone hills and plateaux above the Lot Valley offer a wide range of routes on several rest days for those who seek more challenging options as well as those who prefer something easier. Attractive villages in the hills and along the rivers add to the scenic variety of this area.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 1844
 
  Spain, End to End, Biscay to Gibraltar        no places availableRef: 1846
  Montenegro        no places availableRef: 1847
 
  France, Normandy D-Day Beaches          1     2   
2nd September 2018 (Sun) - 8th September 2018 : 7 days£725
Easy / Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Ferry  :  Appartments  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
3-star Appartments. Visiting D-Day beaches Omaha, Juno, Gold, Sword, Arromanches, Pegasus Bridge and the Atlantic Wall Bunker. Also the mediaeval town of Bayeux famous for its Tapestry and old buildings. Visit to a cider and Calvados tasting farm. Plenty of time to see the monuments, easy pace, tandems and E-bikes welcome.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1848
 
  France, Provence          2   
Places for a male to share and a female to share
7th September 2018 (Fri) - 16th September 2018 : 10 days£985
Moderate ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Based at a welcoming rural hotel in the Vaucluse. Excellent home cooking, quiet lanes, Mediterranean climate, flora and fauna, medieval villages, beautiful limestone scenery. 9 days cycling, choice of 15 routes from 32-131km, optional ascents of Mont Ventoux and la Lure.
Leader: Sheila SimpsonRef: 1851
 
  France, Cathare Castles          2+ 
7th September 2018 (Fri) - 16th September 2018 : 10 days£1195
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Tour in and around the Corbieres in late summer. Opportunity to explore Carcassonne's fortified city and many spectacular ruined chateaux including Queribus and Peyrepertuse. 1 night amongst the Minervois vineyards at harvest time, 2 nights at the foot of the cite of Carcassonne, 1 night at the Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse in Couiza and 3 nights amongst the Corbieres vineyards.
Leader: Lynn BlandRef: 1852
 
  Spain, El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
8th September 2018 (Sat) - 15th September 2018 : 8 days£450
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1855
 
  France, Loire Valley          2   
15th September 2018 (Sat) - 22nd September 2018 : 8 days£899
Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Based in the old walled town of Loches with its tower and keep. Some new routes and chateau visits. Cycle through forests, medieval towns and villages, river valleys, visiting chateaux and castles on the way. Coffee stops, interesting places to visit. Tandems welcome, easy pace. 65-75kmpd.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1857
 
  Spain, El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
15th September 2018 (Sat) - 22nd September 2018 : 8 days£450
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Guesthouse  :  Half board
Ride deep into the Sierra Aitana, journey along an ancient trading route from the Mediterranean and through remote landscapes unchanged for centuries. Mostly hilly terrain with largely good quality roads and a change of scenery with every turn. Explore the ancient town of Cocentaina during the evenings.
Leader: Marjorie SouthRef: 1858
 
  Spain, Andalucia White Villages        no places availableRef: 1859
  Spain, Andalucia White Villages 2        no places availableRef: 1862
 
  Spain, Mallorca          2   
1st October 2018 (Mon) - 11th October 2018 : 11 days£770
Moderate ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
Experience this popular island at the beginning of October when the crowds have gone but the weather is still pleasantly warm. Start/finish at the same hotel which is only 3km from Palma Airport. Cycle more than halfway round the island, 30-75kmpd. Quiet roads, sea bathing.
Leader: Brian P CurtisRef: 1863
 
  Germany, Moselle/Saar Valley Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1864
 
  France, Auvergne          2+   3   
1st May 2018 (Tue) - 1st October 2018 : £950
Moderate + / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Unique volcanic landscapes are at the heart of this region which offers the highest climbs of the Central Massif. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 18s2
 
  France, Causses to Pyrénées          3   
1st May 2018 (Tue) - 1st October 2018 : £950
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Several Pyrenean climbs are included. The Corbières with their Cathare castles, the lower slopes carpeted with vines, and the Espinouse Mountains provide a scenically contrasting link between the Pyrénées and the high limestone plateau. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 18s3
 
  France, The Causses          2     3   
1st May 2018 (Tue) - 1st October 2018 : £950
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
From the Quercy Causses in the west to the larger, higher Grands Causses in the east. These limestone plateaux cut by deep river gorges offer some of the most dramatic scenery in France. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 18s4
 
  France, Vivarais to Causses          2     3   
1st May 2018 (Tue) - 1st October 2018 : £950
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
From the Vivarais Mountains where the Central Massif meets the Rhône valley to the bleached limestone hills as you approach the Mediterranean. Dramatic limestone gorges cut by the rivers Tarn and Jonte through the Causses are visited as well as the volcanic landscapes of the Mont Mezenc region. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 18s5
 
  France, Provence & Southern Alps          3+ 
15th June 2018 (Fri) - 1st October 2018 : £1150
Enthusiast + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Self-guided  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Through the Vercors to Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse. East across the Durance Valley to Barcelonnette, from where you cross the high cols of the Southern Alps, heading south to the Verdon Canyon, the Haut Var and the Luberon. 14 nights.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 18s1
 

 
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