Bike Trips

5 Unmissable European Bike Tours

By Cyclando on 09-03-2022

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Cycling culture is endemic in Europe. This is the place where the bicycle was born and where, when you arrive on a bike, people welcome you with genuine kindness and a pinch of admiration. But what are the best European bike tours?

The old continent boasts some of the world’s most beautiful cycling routes and cycling in Europe means finding yourself riding among historic castles, big modern cities or ancient fishing villages, each place telling you incredible stories through its own language and traditions.

But in this immense variety of landscapes and cultures the risk is to get lost before stepping out of the house. That’s why we have selected the best bike tours in Europe to experience at least once in a lifetime.



1. Provence and Camargue

Among the most scenic bike tours in France there's a trip dedicated to romantic travellers dreaming of the relaxed atmosphere of the South of France? A one-week bike tour to Provence and Camargue starting in the city of Avignon that will take you, at a gentle pace, through the lavender fields of Provence and the wetlands of Camargue among charming Provençal villages and Impressionist landscapes. You won't easily forget this holiday in France!

2. The Umbrian Valley: Italy’s Green Heart

Imagine a valley of immense natural beauty dotted with medieval hilltop towns, take an ancient railway connecting the city of Assisi to the town of Spoleto and turn it into a completely flat cycle path immersed in stunning sceneries. What you obtain is one of the best experiences of slow tourism you can have: a cycling tour in Italy during which you will discover both the spiritual and artistic soul of Italy’s Green Heart.

3. From Prague to Berlin

But if you are looking for a more far-reaching bike trip in Europe, then move to the heart of the old continent and leave for an 11-days bike tour that will take you from one European capital to another: enjoy the beauty of Prague, ride through famous wine regions of Czech Republic and Germany, follow the Elbe river cycle route, spot ancient castles, discover unique natural landscapes and finally surrender to Berlin’s magnetism. You will feel Europe in your legs!

4. Cornwall

If you are dreaming of a cycle tour in the UK, you cannot miss a cycle tour through the breathtaking sceneries of Cornwall. This ancient Celtic kingdom and proudly independent peninsula will delight you with the wildest coastline and the most stunning beaches. Start from the small and vibrant city of Truro, pedal into the scenic Cornish countryside, reach the most southerly point on UK’s mainland, breath the Ocean’s fresh air, then continue cycling along the surprising south coast before reaching back to the city. A trip out of time and through stunning spaces.

5. The Danube river bike tour

We close our top 5 of the best European bike tours with a great classic: the Danube river bike tour, an easy to cycle route and one of the most scenic itineraries in central Europe. The whole route extends for about 1,400 kilometers from the river source in Germany down to the Black Sea providing excellent conditions for all kinds of cycling: it is often chosen as first bicycle touring experience or for family cycling holidays. The most popular (and crowded) section is the Passau to Vienna, but there are itineraries for all tastes and needs, including the bike and barge version. 

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