Our escorted bike tours allow you to explore an area while enjoying an active holiday which is a more intimate experience than visiting by coach, train or cruise. They are designed for the ‘casual’ biker, but you must be able to ride a bike safely and proficiently. Our relaxed itineraries follow well established bike paths where possible, and we avoid busy roads as much as we can. You are often taken into the countryside to explore small villages and picturesque back roads and view the local way of life.
Bicycles and usually helmets, are included, and a support vehicle may follow you on rides so you can take a break from riding if you wish. Some rides can be extended on days when you want a little more exercise.
On some of our bike tours we stay on small ships or river barges which helps keep packing and unpacking to a minimum as you bike during the day and return to your floating hotel at the end of each ride.
As with all Calder & Lawson Tours, there is always the opportunity to discover the culture, history and cuisine of your destination. We make sure you are not on your bike the whole day.
E-bikes are very popular and we offer them on all our bike tours. On some tours there may is a limited number available so it’s important to request an e-bike early when you register. It is essential for you to have had recent experience of riding an e-bike as the skills for riding one differ from those needed for a regular bike.