European Holidays 
   30 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+ 
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
8th March 2018 (Thu) - 18th March 2018 : 11 days£1100
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          1     2   
14th April 2018 (Sat) - 20th April 2018 : 7 days£850
Easy / Moderate ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
Based in a 3-star hotel. Visiting the flower fields, Keukenhof gardens famous for its spectacular floral displays, see the flower floats being made for the famous annual flower parade. Cycle to Delft famous for its Blue & White Porcelain, Leiden & Haarlem. Single rooms available, tandems welcome.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1801
 
  Greece, Southern Peloponnese          2   
Coming soon tour.All places are currently reserved for this tour, with a waiting list of 10
14th April 2018 (Sat) - 28th April 2018 : 15 days£1500 to 1700
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
Start/finish in Kalamata for a spring tour of the dramatic coast, mountains and historic sites of mainland Greece's deep south. Cycling about 40mpd and staying in good quality hotels.
Leader: Chris JudenRef: 1802
 
  Springtime in Holland Cycle & Cruise          1     2   
4th May 2018 (Fri) - 13th May 2018 : 10 days£1299
Easy / Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Ferry  :  Hotel Barge  :  Full board  :  Luggage transfer
Sailing from Newcastle. Exploring Holland in springtime, visiting the Keukenhof gardens famous for its tulips, the cheese town of Gouda, the famous Kinderdijk windmills (a UNESCO site), and the old town of Delft famous for Blue & White porcelain. Cycling along the many canals and cycle paths.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: 1807
 
  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
 
  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
 
  Austria, Lakes & Mountains          2+ 
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
2nd June 2018 (Sat) - 9th June 2018 : 8 days£975
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: PA129
 
  Holland, Maastricht/Amsterdam Cycle & Cruise           2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
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: DPA43
 
  France, Provence & Southern Alps          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
8th June 2018 (Fri) - 24th June 2018 : 17 days£1580
Moderate ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Coach  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
NB DATES 1 DAY EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. Popular tour, with plenty of rest days, riding from the lavender fields of the Vaucluse to the Alpes de Haute Provence for optional ascents of spectacular 2,000m cols, Bonnette and Cayolle. Returning via the Grand Canyon du Verdun and Mont Ventoux. Suitable for moderately fit cyclists who can climb hills at a slow, steady pace.
Leader: Sheila SimpsonRef: DA172
 
  Spain, Picos de Europa Bike & Hike          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
12th June 2018 (Tue) - 26th June 2018 : 15 days£1700
Moderate ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Luggage transfer
A tour that combines cycling with hiking: because to experience these spectacular mountains you must also walk - 19km through the Cares gorge to Covadonga - and cycle up to 64km in a day. The Cantabrian coast will also be visited. Portsmouth-Santander mini-cruise included.
Leader: Chris JudenRef: P873
 
  France, Haute Provence          2     3   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
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: D1727
 
  France, Normandy, The Calvados Coast          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
1st July 2018 (Sun) - 7th July 2018 : 7 days£799
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: D1770
 
  Belgium, WW1 Battlefields           1     2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
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: D1736
 
  Holland, The Historical East Cycle & Cruise          1+   2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
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: D1726
 
  France, Provence          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
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: DADA1
 
  France, Cathare Castles          2+ 
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
7th September 2018 (Fri) - 16th September 2018 : 10 days£895
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  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. One night amongst the Minervois vineyards at harvest time, two nights at the foot of the cite of Carcassonne, one night at the Château des Ducs de Joyeuse in Couiza and three nights amongst the Corbieres vineyards.
Leader: Lynn BlandRef: PC428
 
  France, Loire Valley          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
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: D1748
 
  Spain, Andalucia, White Villages          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
22nd September 2018 (Sat) - 30th September 2018 : 9 days£550
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Some meals  :  Luggage transfer
A new tour exploring the white villages of Andalucia. Utilising via verde greenways and quiet country roads we journey through hilltop villages known as Pueblos Blancos, white washed in the Moorish tradition. This is real Spain at its best. All breakfasts and 4 evening meals included.
Leader: Julie & Nicholas HodgettsRef: PA4
 
  Spain, Andalucia, White Villages 2          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
30th September 2018 (Sun) - 8th October 2018 : 9 days£550
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land Only  :  Hotel  :  Some meals  :  Luggage transfer
A new tour exploring the white villages of Andalucia. Utilising via verde greenways and quiet country roads we journey through hilltop villages known as Pueblos Blancos, white washed in the Moorish tradition. This is real Spain at its best. All breakfasts and 4 evening meals included.
Leader: Julie & Nicholas HodgettsRef: DDPA4
 
  Germany, Moselle/Saar Valley Cycle & Cruise          2   
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
5th October 2018 (Fri) - 14th October 2018 : 10 days£1450
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Coach  :  River Cruiser  :  Full board
Based on a hotel ship which moves with you each day so no packing/unpacking. Exploring The Moselle & Saar river valleys. Cycling through medieval towns and villages with views of fairy tale castles. Vineyard slopes in autumnal colours and wine tasting. Tandems and non cycling partner welcome.
Leader: Pam & Dave PilbeamRef: D1758
 

 
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