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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

"Our trip leader Chez was outstanding. She was very professional and kept the group together on all levels whilst making us all feel valued for our various contributions to the trip/team effort. Very friendly and approachable at all times".
David Rowe

"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

"The route exceeded my expectations. Having cycled extensively in the Alps before, it was very refreshing not to have to think about route-planning, secure in the knowledge that the route was well thought out by cyclists, for cyclists."
Simon - Alpine Road Biking 2012

"I had the pleasure to join an Alpine trip with Rather Be Cycling last June, and it was absolutely amazing. The trip was fun and super well organized. Cheryl and Gav are fantastic guides full of passion, and they always find a way to cheer you up, and the van was always there when we needed it.
I'll definitely do more holidays with RBC"
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