European Road Bike Trips

Continental Europe is the heartland of road biking and is home to some of the World’s best roads, routes, races and, of course, scenery, history and culture. Our European road bike holidays offer you a great blend of challenging riding, historic cycling routes, cyclist friendly accommodation (and meals) as well as that all important down time to chill out and enjoy the ambiance of the charming villages and towns that we ride through and stay in.

Why book with Rather Be Cycling? We use qualified & experienced bike guide/s who know the terrain, each holiday trip has a dedicated baggage / support vechicle & driver, we provide a comprehensive mechanical support service and ALL meals – from dinner on Arrivals Day through to breakfast on Departure Day – are included. Rather Be Cycling’s routes are researched, recce’d, developed & ridden by us. Cycling holidays by cyclists for cyclists – we even clean & lube your chain each day.

“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

“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 S

Our road bike trips all stay true to our core philosophy. LIFE IS A JOURNEY …. RIDE IT !

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Geneva to Mont VentouxRoad
  • Ride in the Alps & Provence
  • An iconic cycling journey
  • Madeleine, Glandon, Alpe d’Huez
  • Mont Ventoux Triple Challenge
  • 8 nights accommodation, all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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9 Days
2017 Price from: £1,495
Grade: Spicy
Geneva to Nice – The Route des Grandes AlpesRoad
  • Ride the Route des Grandes Alpes
  • If you’re doing one Alps ride in 2017 – this is THE ONE
  • 8 nights accommodation, all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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9 Days
2017 Price from: £1,495
Grade: Spicy
Geneva to VeniceRoad
  • Stunning Swiss & iconic Italian cycling
  • 1,154km / 721 miles of riding
  • 12 nights accommodation, all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included
  • The famous Stelvio (2,757m) & Gavia (2,652m) Passes
  • Journey ends on the beautiful Lido di Venezia

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13 Days
2017 Price From: £2,095
Grade: Spicy
The Best of CorsicaRoad
  • Incredible coastal scenery
  • 703km / 440 miles of stunning riding
  • Sections of the 2013 Tour De France route
  • The Col de Vergio (1,477m)
  • 7 nights accommodation, bike guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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8 Days
2017 Price from: £1,495
Grade: Hot
The Pyrenean RaidRoad
The Pyrenean Raid
  • Ride our Raid Route from Hendaye to Colliore
  • 814km / 510 miles of riding
  • Trip structured to be a tough but achievable challenge
  • 8 nights accommodation, all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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9 Days
2017 Price From: £1,495
Grade: Spicy
Ronde de Mont BlancRoad
  • Ride in three different countries
  • Perfect first Alpine trip
  • Famous Tour de France cols
  • Stunning scenery
  • 5 nights accommodation, all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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6 Days
2017 Price from: £1,050
Grade: Hot
Geneva to BergamoRoad
  • Cross the Alps from Switzerland into Italy via three stunning passes
  • Ride the cobbled Via Tremola
  • 625km / 390 miles of riding
  • 7 nights accommodation, all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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8 Days
2017 Price From: £1,345
Grade: Hot
Nice to Geneva
  • A classic trans Alpine journey with a twist
  • 732km / 458 miles of riding
  • 8 nights accommodation & all meals, qualified guide, baggage vehicle & mechanical support ALL included

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9 Days
2017 Price From: £1,495
Grade: Spicy