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

ABTOT (logo)The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
   1.   non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
   2.   non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
   3.   flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland, which are sold to customers outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland.
1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK and Republic of Ireland are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours Ltd.
Our ABTOT number is 5102.

  Germany, Bavaria, The Franconian Vineyards        no places availableRef: 1732
  France, Normandy, The Calvados Coast        no places availableRef: 1770
  France, Brittany for Familes        no places availableRef: 1734
  Germany for Families        no places availableRef: 1735
  Belgium, WW1 Battlefields         no places availableRef: 1736
 
  France/Holland, North Sea Cycle Route          2+ 
13th August 2017 (Sun) - 25th August 2017 : 13 days£290
Moderate + ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Camping  :  Self catering  :  Carry own luggage
An unsupported camping tour using the North Sea Cycle Route (LF1). Cycle from Guines 10km south of Calais through Belgium to Amsterdam in Holland. Two-night stays at 4 campsites allows for cycling without luggage or rest days. The terrain will range from flat-lands and river valleys to rolling hills.
Leader: Fleur WoolleyRef: 1737
 
  N Holland & Texel Island, Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1739
 
  Spain, Galicia          3   
Place for a male to share with another male
20th August 2017 (Sun) - 7th September 2017 : 19 days£1390
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Ferry  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Ride to the end of the earth (Cabo Finisterre) on this venture through Spain's distinctive north-western corner. Head out through the remote hinterland of rustic hamlets, isolated farmsteads and historic towns, returning along the rugged coastline. 2 rest days allow visits to Santiago de Compostela and La Coruña. 55-95kmpd.
Leader: Tony GoreRef: 1741
 
  Spain, Rioja        no places availableRef: 1742
  Slovenia        no places availableRef: 1744
  South Coast of Ireland        no places availableRef: 1745
 
  Italy, Central Sardinia          2   
2nd September 2017 (Sat) - 16th September 2017 : 15 days£1275
Moderate ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
Visit the wild coastal and mountainous regions of Sardinia. See ancient ruins, towering mountains cloaked in ancient forest and visit a turquoise sea, one of the cleanest in the med. Experience a pastoral way of life still practised in Sardinia. Moving-on through rugged terrain and some rugged but incredibly picturesque roads. Good hotels and agriturismi compliment this adventure.
Leader: Greg Woodford & Claire HineRef: 1756
 
  France, Pyrenean Traverse          3+ 
4th September 2017 (Mon) - 16th September 2017 : 13 days£1480
Enthusiast + ABTOT   
Moving-on  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Full vehicle support
A classic route from the windy Atlantic coast to the calmer Mediterranean. Approximately 800km, this route climbs 26 cols in 10 days and is a very challenging ride. Famous Tour de France cols (eg. Aubisque, Tourmalet, Aspin) and many lesser-known cols on minor roads, with spectacular scenery.
Leader: Lynn BlandRef: 1747
 
  France, Loire Valley        no places availableRef: 1748
 
  Spain, El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
9th September 2017 (Sat) - 16th September 2017 : 8 days£440
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: 1749
 
  France, Causse to Espinouse          3   
9th September 2017 (Sat) - 23rd September 2017 : 15 days£1180
Enthusiast ABTOT   
Moving-on, Rest days  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE START DATE IS DIFFERENT TO THAT IN CYCLE. From the Mediterranean near Montpellier climb onto the Grands Causses (High Limestone Plateaux) and explore the gorges cut by the Tarn, Jonte and Dourbie rivers before moving on to the scenically contrasting Espinouse Mountains.
Leader: Peter EnglandRef: 1750
 
  Spanish End to End, Biscay to Gibraltar        no places availableRef: 1751
 
  Spain, El Comtat Self-guided          2+   3   
16th September 2017 (Sat) - 23rd September 2017 : 8 days£440
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: 1752
 
  France, Cathare Castles        no places availableRef: 1754
  Spain, Mallorca        no places availableRef: 1757
  Germany, Moselle/Saar Valley, Cycle & Cruise        no places availableRef: 1758
 
  Spainish Primavera          2     3   
Please contact the Tour Leaders for further details
17th February 2018 (Sat) - 3rd March 2018 : 15 days£480-890
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board
One or two weeks escaping the British winter for Spanish Spring (Primavera), experiencing a true taste of Spanish living in an authentic hotel in Denía on the Costa Blanca. Ride through orange groves, vineyards and almond plantations, with lots of level riding or graded climbs, fabulous views and magnificent descents. Includes airport transfer. See also tour 1774
Leader: Paul & Maxine RogersRef: 1768
 
  Spanish Primavera (2)          2     3   
Please contact the Tour Leaders for further details
24th February 2018 (Sat) - 3rd March 2018 : 8 days£480
Moderate / Enthusiast ABTOT   
Centre-based  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board
Escape the British winter for Spanish Spring (Primavera), experiencing a true taste of Spanish living in an authentic hotel in Denía on the Costa Blanca. Ride through orange groves, vineyards and almond plantations, with lots of level riding or graded climbs, fabulous views and magnificent descents. Includes airport transfer. See also tour 1768.
Leader: Paul & Maxine RogersRef: 1774
 
  Spain, Canary Island Hopping          2+ 
Coming soon - please email the leader for further details
15th March 2018 (Thu) - 25th March 2018 : 11 days£1100
Moderate + ABTOT   
Multi-centre  :  Land-only  :  Hotel  :  Half board  :  Carry own luggage
PROVISIONAL DATES. 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. 40-80 kmpd.
Leader: Tony GoreRef: 1769
 
  France, Provence & Southern Alps          3+ 
(open) - 30th September 2017 : £1100
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: 17s1
 

 
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