Best Cycling Holidays in Europe

Best Cycling Holidays in Europe

Among the best cycling holidays location in Europe we can find the European Islands, such as Mallorca, Tenerife, and Sardinia, in Italy. But there are also other landscapes where you can enjoy a beautiful cycling holiday, like the Alps, Dolomites, and Provence

Let’s find out which are the best cycling holiday Europe location, and when to go there. 

Which are the best Islands for Cycling holidays in Europe? 

Europe has several nice spots and paths for cycling. Let’s see the best ones for each country. 

Mallorca

Mallorca (Majorca) is one of Balearic Islands, in Spain. It’s well known for tourism that to its beach, sheltered coves, limestone mountains and Roman and Moorish remains. The capital is Palma. It’s a city that can offer a funny nightlife, but also some cultural spots, such as the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th-century Santa María Cathedral. In Mallorca you can find several cycling paths, such as:

  • Llucmajor. 62.67 km / 395 m. 
  • Cala Pi. 62.97 km / 371 m.
  • Sa Ràpita. 100.43 km / 575 m.
  • Cap Salines. 148 km / 880 m.
  • Formentor. 210 km / 1906 m.

Tenerife

Tenerife is part of the Spanish countries, and it’s an amazing island, full of natural landscapes. Here you can find 43 protected areas, especially made for bikers. You can also find cycling tours and book a trip with other people, in order to have fun together. 

The best cycling routes in Tenerife are: 

  • Anaga rural park loop. 92km 3100m.
  • Masca and Teno lighthouse loop. km 3560m.
  • Mount Teide loop via Granadilla and Vilaflor. 142km 3360m.
  • Mount Teide loop via La Orotava. 136km 3450m.

Sardinia

Sardinia is an Island in Italy that has a lot of beautiful paths for cyclists. Its roads are full of bends and turns, that make cycling in Sardinia really funny. You will find out a lot of different landscapes, from the seaside to the mountains, in the central area. Here you can find the best paths in Sardinia: 

  • Giro dell’isola di Sant’Antioco da San Giovanni Suergiu – giro ad anello Intermediate 04:19 68.7 km
  • Cala Gonone da Dorgali – giro ad anello Expert 02:10 27.8 km
  • La Penisola del Sinis – giro ad anello Intermediate 04:25 71.8 km

 

A cyclist enjoying a thrilling ride down a scenic mountain road during one of the Best Cycling Holidays in Europe.

Other cycling holiday Europe destinations

Among the other best European cycling holidays destinations, we can find also the Alps, the Dolomites and Provence region, in France. 

Let’s see our favorite paths across Europe. 

Alps

The Alps, in France and Italy, offer several amazing paths, with incredibles landscapes and height difference, according to your expertise. The best ones for us are: 

  • Sellaronda — Giro ad anello, level Expert
  • Passo della Mendola, Passo Gampen e Passo Palade — Giro ad anello, level Expert
  • Giro del Lago d’Iseo – Giro ad anello, level Intermediate
  • L’Alpe d’Huez par le Col de Sarenne, level Expert
  • Ascesa al Passo dello Stelvio da Bormio, level Expert

Dolomites

The Dolomites are the mountains in northeastern Italy, specifically in the provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Verona, Vicenza, Udine and Pordenone.

Here you can find a lot of different paths, but usually it’s more for Intermediate and Experts levels. 

  • Monte Grappa, 54,9 km, level Intermediate
  • Transalp day tour – Lenggries Achensee Brenner Bolzano, level Expert
  • Canazei – Fedaia Pass – Rocca Pietore – Caprile – Arabba – Pordoi Pass – Canazei, level Expert

 

How to organize your cycling holiday in Europe

In every big city near a cycling area you will be able to rent a bike. In some of these places, you will also be able to book cycling tours, with expert guides of the region. 

For example, in Tenerife, you will find a lot of Bike Rentals, already at the airport. 

If you would like more information about cycling in Tenerife, or would be interesting in an unforgettable Cycling Tour around the island, please contact us, and we would be happy to help.

Established in 2015, Cycling in Tenerife was built on a handshake and a couple of beers, after two friends, had completed a three-day excursion in south of Tenerife. We are experts of the island, and we can offer also personalized tour for single travelers or groups!