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  1. Europe

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  2. Iceland

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  3. Nepal

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  4. Tibet

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Welcome to Rather be Cycling, a dynamic and professional UK based cycling holiday and events company that reflects our passion and experience for all things cycling and travel related.

We hope you will take some time to browse through our fantastic portfolio of road, mountain bike, gravel road and adventure cross (cyclocross bike) holidays around the globe. We’ve also included a few of the best trip itineraries that we’ve led and loved over the years and some new cycling events as well.

We know that your holiday is one of the most important decisions you’ll make this year. Choose Rather be Cycling and you can be assured that you’ll receive first rate service, excellent itineraries and knowledgeable & experienced guides as well as outstanding value for money.  Our trips become guaranteed to run on low numbers and our group sizes are capped at fourteen – so, who would you rather be cycling with this year?

So whether your idea of biking bliss is bagging classic cols across Europe, getting off the beaten tracks in Nepal or Tibet, discovering Icelands gravel roads and hot pools or getting dirty behind bars here in the Lake District or Scotland, we’re convinced that you’ll have more smiles per mile with Rather be Cycling.

Have a browse round our website, sign up for our eNews, be inspired and remember who you’d rather be cycling with on your next holiday or event.

Testimonials

"Gav McDonald has been my mountain bike guide on trips both in Nepal and in the UK. What a great guide, the route planning was excellent with an appropriate level of challenge and interest to the level of his clients. He is very experienced both as a cyclist and traveller and a great guy to ride with. I wish him every success with his new venture".
Paul McCormack

"I’ve ridden several bike tours, Getting the balance right for a guide is not easy, especially in groups with different abilities and expectations.  I cannot imagine meeting anybody with a better combination of cycling savvy, charisma and thoughtfulness than Gav, resulting in the perfect balance of thrills and safety, and very happy bikers."
Craig McGee

"I must just say that Gavin McDonald, our road leader, was in no small part the reason this was such a great trip. His organisation skills were only bettered by his ability on a bike. I hope to join him again in the future on another adventure".
Simon Hartwell

"The level of support was perfect, there was always someone close at hand, but you were fantastically sensitive to peoples individual temperaments, and never intrusive."
Matt - Alpine Road Biking 2012 See All Reviews