10 Amazing Cycling Holidays for this Spring and Summer

Road, MTB or leisure, there's a cycling holiday for you this year

If you’re looking to brush up on your cycling skills, explore some new places and meet new people, then a cycling holiday is just what you need.

There are plenty of cycling holidays catering for groups, singles and families which marries our favourite things: cycling and relaxing.

With these camps popping up all over the world, you can travel to the sunny dry trails of Spain, the smooth flowing roads of the US and experience new adventures on your two wheeled steed.

Here’s our round up of holidays this year, whatever your discipline, we have something for you.

Ladies Only Bike Week (Road)


Where: Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

When: 28th April – 5th May 2016 (Full)

Price: Price: £640 sharing room, or £740 for single room

Sun, fun and social cycling with the Up and Active women’s week. With huge success in previous years, the women’s road cycling week is back in the sunny location of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

The week consists of everything you could want. Cycling smooth flowing roads with expert guides, skills training, nutrition information and social fun. All riders are welcome, from novice to intermediates, with rides going everyday with varying routes to real test your abilities.

Price includes accommodation, airport transfers in Lanzarote, all coaching, all meals and drinks. Excludes flights & coffee stops on the bike.

Although this particular trip is now full, be sure to check their website for future dates, and additional cycling holidays.

CTS: Hors Categorie Cycling Camp (Road)

Where: Colorado Rockies, USA

When: July 19th – 23rd 2016

Price: £1050 per person

This intense road cycling week will tackle some of the toughest climbs on the map. If you’re looking to push your limits and overcome some epic challenges, then this is it.

Located in the beautiful Colorado Rocky mountains, this 4 day course of cycling and training will take you through some breathtaking scenery of the American landscapes.

Although geared towards more experienced riders, the expert guides will help accommodate all ability levels.

Price includes daily training sessions with nutritional assistance, high altitude cycling advice, professional mechanics, daily maintenance checks, bike assembly, hydration products and meals.

For more information and booking, head over to their website

 Kent Velo Girls (Road)

Where: Kent, UK

When: March 12th – March 18th 2016

Price: £20 per day, per person

If making the trip over international waters is too much for you, or your budget, then the Kent Velo Girls annual women’s week may be ideal for your cycling holiday.

The 7 day women’s holiday is running for the 10th year after continued success. This week will test your stamina, strength and endurance whilst brushing up on those essential cycling skills.

Beginning on a Saturday, the rides vary from 30, 40 and 60 miles with a rest day on the Tuesday for talks and tutorials. It’s a great time to catch up, and get to know one another.

For more information, go to their website

Anna Glowinski & Switchbacks (MTB)

Where: Malaga, Spain

When: April 6th – April 10th

In the sunny remote location of the Sierra Nevada mountains lies some of the most gnarly and extreme MTB trails.

Pro-rider, Anna Glowinski has teamed up with Switchback MTB to provide a week of MTB skills and shredding. The trip includes 100% uplift service over the week, then it’s all downhill from there.

Improve your speed, skills and tricks on this women’s camp while soaking up the sun and doing what you love most, riding bikes!

For more info and booking email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Trek Dirt Series (MTB)

Where: US and Canada

When: Throughout May – September

Price: £270 per person

Trek have been a big brand promoter of women in mountain biking, supporting big names such as Tracy Moseley and Rachel Atherton. They care about the encouragement of women, so in 2000, they launched the Trek Dirt Series.

The 2 day camps run specifically for women to progress their riding, gain valuable riding knowledge and meet other like-minded female riders.

The camps run throughout the US and Canada, making use of the stunning natural MTB landscapes. With skills training in the morning, and riding in the afternoon, you’ll get a lot out of this short break.

For more information, head over to their website


Go Where Scotland (MTB)

Where: Tweed Valley

When: Throughout April and May

Price: £345 per person

If time and budget are important to you, then there are some brilliant MTB camps here in the UK. One of which is a 2-3 day women’s break in the Scottish borders.

The Mountain Lassies trip will have you exploring the very best trails that Scotland has to offer, in addition to learning essential trail repairs, how to guides for planning and navigating a trail, and skills progression with confidence.

For additional information and bookings, head over to their website

Wine Rides (Leisure)

Where: UK

When: Weekends in July and August

Price: From £125 per person

Riding bikes and drinking wine, what better way to spend a summers weekend in the UK?

Depending on your 1 or 2 night option, you could cycle for three days in the UK countryside whilst enjoying the wine vineyards you’ll be camping at.

All your luggage is transferred ahead, so there’s no need to worry about lugging everything with you. This weekend is suitable for all ability of riders, and those who enjoy their wine!

For more information, consult their website here

Inn Travel (Family)

Inn Travel allows you to tailor your cycling holiday based on where you want to go, for how long and at what ability. These family friendly packages allows you to cycle the sights of Europe, from Austria, France, Italy and Morocco, to name a few.

While you and your family are cycling from each rest stop, making memories and stopping off along the way, your luggage is transported a head of the way so it’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.

For more information, and to book your cycling family holiday this year, head over to their website

Headwater Cycling Holidays (Leisure/Family)

Self-guided holidays are perfect if you want to take your own time, stop off and take in the local surroundings.

You’ll be provided with detailed cycling maps to help you through your journey, marking out places of interest so you don’t miss out on any landmarks.

Headwater destinations are all over the UK and Europe with varying levels of ability. So whether you’re looking for a romantic couples break, fun for the family, or just a solo adventure, Headwater has a cycling holiday for you.

To find your perfect cycling holiday this year, check out Headwater’s website

Breton Bikes (Leisure/Family)

Breton Bikes was established in 1989 with the aim of catering for family cycling holidays in France. All you need to bring is yourselves, and they take care of the rest.

Bikes, accommodation, maps and routes are all provided for by experienced cyclists and staff. You can choose your level of holiday with accommodation options: camping, B&B’s and hotels as well as cycling difficulty.

For bookings and information, follow here for their website

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