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There are loads of great cycling holidays out there, but a lot of them are designed for groups or couples traveling together.

If you're not in a cycling club, don't have a wide group of riding buddies, or one special rider to put on the back of your tandem, you might be looking out for a holiday that will cater for you and your bicycle alone.

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There are plenty of 'solo traveler' cycling holidays, where groups of riders are made up almost entirely of people exploring on their own.

We've rounded up some of the best - take a look over the next few pages for some stunning breaks for you and your bike.

morocco

Discover the dusty trails, mountain ranges, tribal villages and cool oases' of Morocca on this eight day tour that's advertised as a holiday for solo travelers.

This holiday is rated as 'moderate' in terms of difficulty, and group sizes range from 6-10. You'll average around 44 km a day, most of which is flat, though you'll travel by car over some tough hills.

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You'll spend 6 nights staying at hotels in vibrant towns, with one night of desert camping after a camel trek for the ultimate 'Arabian Nights' experience.

The hire bikes are Stockli XC mountian bikes with front suspension and the entire break (without flights) will set you back £599.

Explore organise a range of solo traveler holidays - see more here.

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Headwater's singles holidays offer ‘the more relaxed active holiday’ – and this break is just as much about the pink granite cliffs, turquoise sea and white beaches as it is about the riding.

The tour offers 8 nights of accommodation at hotels along the route, ranging from a 16Century manor house to a 4* riverside hotel (with a pool). Continental breakfasts, and six evening meals are included.

Bikes are covered as you can hire from the fleet, and maps are provided, though the rides are self-guided, so you’re free to stop and explore as you wish.

Most of the routes skirt along the coast, on uncrowded coastal paths, passing sights such as the walled town of Dinan, and the charming Belle époque seaside resort, Dinard.

Tours leave every two days, until late September, and the package will set you back around £1,029, though prices vary depending upon dates. Find out more

coast castles

Listed as a holiday for solo travelers, this 5 day tour snakes from Newcastle to Edinburgh, taking in beautiful natural scenery and cultural heritage along the way.

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Much of the riding is on National Cycle Network traffic-free paths, with quiet country lanes featuring too.

You'll be on the bike four days in a row, riding 70 - 96km, but the terrain is mostly flat, with some undulation, though the final day throws up some climbs at the Moorfoot Hills. Riders travel in small groups, though you'll have maps so you can split off, and the tour leader follows in a car.

You'll explore wild coastal landscapes, forests, castles and abbeys, as well as vibrant cities at the start and end points.

The trip costs £405, staying at standard and basic hotels, with breakfast only included.

Explore organise a range of solo traveler holidays - see more here.

solos

Organised by 'Solos', a company dedicated to providing holidays for individual travelers, this 8 day cycling break consists of four 'ride days' and four days off.

You'll stay at a the 4 star Elea Beach Hotel, making excursions on your ride days for 3-4 hour mountain bike rides in Corfu's beautiful spots.

The rides are fully supported, and not hurried, with stops at local cafes and the odd dip in the sea after 30-45km. There will be a few technical sections, but much of the riding will be flat.

On your non-ride days, you can enjoy the sights of Corfu, as well as a boat ride and picnic lunch.

Prices start from £1,129, including flights - check out the package here.

france

This classic French end-to-end covers 663 miles (1065 km) in total, over 10 days of riding, from 63 miles to 82 each day.

You'll travel in a group, and cover flat landscapes as well as mountainous terrain, with a support car following up at all times.

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You'll enjoy 9 nights half board with wine, and one bed and breakfast night - the holiday comes to £1,595 and is not exclusively for people booking individually, but organisers Green Jersey encourage singles to book up without paying a supplement.

arctic

This is a nine-day, eight night self-guided tour of the Arctic Coast, in Norway. It’s advertised specifically as a cycling tour for singles, organised by Wheel2Wheel.

The route is described as ‘challenging leisure cycling suitable for experienced cyclists comfortable with changing weather conditions, good at map navigation and able to handle cycling in remote locations’. That means it’s probably not going to be a walk in the park, but should be a sensational experience.

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The tour starts at Tromso, a city surrounded by mountains and islands, and over the course of the week, you’ll ride between 17km (a short day as there is a ferry crossing) and 63km each day to eventually reach Svolvaer.

Each evening includes accommodation and an evening meal, and there are suggested attractions, including visiting the Northern Lights Centre at Andenes.

The package costs £1,149 per person and you can find out more here.

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Exodus organise six different holidays for solo travelers but we were most in love with this one which stretches along the Dalmation Coast of Croatia along the islands Hvar and Korcula, with ferry trips between land masses.

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You'll ride 20 - 55km a day, mainly on quiet tarmac roads, with some stretches of gravel along the way.

Most groups are made up of around 12 like minded people, booking individually and this 8 day trip costs £749, excluding flights.

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On this trip you'll explore India's temples, cultural villages and wildlife, cruising along mostly surfaced roads (on bikes with suspension, never fear, but the one pictured is pretty!).

The group will be made up of around 12 people booking individually, and you'll spend nine nights in hotels, three nights lodging, and one night on a houseboat.

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All breakfasts, 10 lunches and four dinners are included, and on other evenings you'll be able to enjoy local delicacies.

Described as a 'cultural road trip', you'll average around 54km a day and the whole package starts at £1,249 for 14 nights, though you will need to obtain a Visa in advance - read more here.

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