Cycle Breaks are specialists in self-guided UK cycling holidays and bike tours in mainland Europe, including France, Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. In England we organise cycle tours in our native East Anglia: Suffolk and Norfolk. Operating since 1991, we offer a high level of personal service and extensive experience. We love what we do, and it seems that our customers do as well.
Our gentle adventures take you to some of the most inspiring places in England and Europe. We’re sure you’ll unwind as you turn the pedals, but our aim is for you to relax before you even arrive.
We take care of everything, kitting you out with a good quality bike, providing detailed, well thought-out itineraries and maps, booking your accommodation and organising luggage transfers. And just in case your bike chooses not to go that extra mile, we provide an
en-route support service too.
Coast along in Suffolk perhaps. Wheel around the waterscapes of Venice’s and Valencia
; discover the treasures of Tuscany or Baroque beauty of Puglia. Dream a
while on a bike and boat by the Danube, or clock up a kilometre or two along the Châteaux
of the Loire. You can country-hop around Lake Constance on our real cosmopolitan cycling holidays, cycle superbly in Italy's stunning Piedmont region , coast it in Catalonia, go wildin Valencia's Albufera Nature Reserve and enjoy island life as you cycle around Mallorca.
New to our portfolio for 2015 are two-wheeled tours around the heel of Italy’s undiscovered Puglia (Apulia) region, beautiful bike and boat tours along classic Danube stretches from Passau to Vienna or all the way to Budapest, plus some super cycling around the Moorish castles of Spain’s Valencia province,its Serra de Mariola and Albufera nature reserves and that captivating city of contrasts, Valencia itself. Wherever you choose to push your pedals, our cycle tours are designed to let the beauty of the scenery and immediacy of the culture take your breath away, rather than the physical activity itself.
Ranging from just a few days to a whole week or two away, our UK and European tours are generally suitable for would-be cyclists of all ages and abilities and many make great activity getaways for families, extended families or groups of friends.
From advice on seamless trousers and gel saddles to arranging
well-located and relaxing accommodation, we make it our business to ensure that your holiday is comfortable all round.
Our route notes give plenty of tips for stops and sustenance along the way and there are suggestions for supper places too on breaks where dinner is not part of the package. What’s more, all of our tours are graded so you can select the one that’s right for you, or chat things over with us, if you prefer.
All our itineraries come with route options, long or short cuts. Part of the appeal is that the pace of your break and the distances you cover are your choice: you can be as active or relaxed as you wish, visit the sights you want to see and enjoy every minute of your holiday.
We hope you’ll take up our invitation to stretch your legs in the gentlest of ways. To take time to look up and breathe in. To cycle even a little and experience a lot. To enjoy your very own gentle adventure and feel better for it.
Less is definitely more.
Bike & Boat to Budapest
Discover the Danube and some of its cities - Passau, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest - simply brimming with culture on an awesomely scenic tour where all the cycling is optional, but you won't be able to resist it.
A real ray of sunshine, this five day tour sets out from Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’, to touch first the Adriatic, then the Ionian coast with plenty of warm and wonderful cycling through olive groves and vineyards in between.
From the crag-top castles and rugged hinterland valleys of Serra del Mariola via citrus groves to the rice paddyfields of the Albufera Nature Reserve, Valencia province is unspoilt and full of suprises. Experience them all en route to Valencia itself, a superb city of contrasts.