Cyclists Overhead: What can you expect from a cycling holiday?

Are you thinking about booking a cycling holiday, but aren’t sure what to expect? We promise you, you have nothing to worry about! But don’t take our word for it. Read what past guests are saying about their first cycling experience with our cycling partners Saddle Skedaddle…

If you worry about cycling… 

‘Having next to no cycling experience and never having done a cycling holiday before I was apprehensive and unsure whether this would be for me. I needn’t have worried I enjoyed the experience and am already looking forward to next years trip.’ - Katherine, North Yorkshire - Hadrian's Cycleway, UK

‘It was absolutely fantastic to every detail! The cycling quota for the days was easily manageable and just a fantastic way to see the little towns on the lake and more than enough time to complete the extra sightseeing and activities.’ - Kara, Australia - Lake Constance, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

‘This was a first for us, my wife seldom cycles so we had not done any cycling holidays together. We selected a level 1-2 itinerary, looking for an active yet relaxing holiday rather than a challenge. The long tour round Lake Constance proved to be a delight, with plenty to see, great scenery and the familiar good company. I'm sure we will be back for another cycling tour.’ - Peter, Surrey - Lake Constance, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

‘Cycling encourages great camaraderie as well as being challenging, a great way to see the countryside and feel local atmosphere, and so very good for your fitness. I have returned home feeling hugely refreshed and very satisfyingly successfully challenged.’ - Eleanor, Stirling - The Danube Cycle Path, Germany and Austria

An overall experience that’s hard to beat… 

‘I had a really great time, and I’d definitely recommend (in fact already have!) it to others. Everything felt very well organised, which was great for someone like me, who had never done a cycling holiday before, and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Things like your pre-tour phone call checking to see if I had any questions (even though I didn’t!) were much appreciated too.’ - Sophie, Manchester - Puglia, Italy

‘Very enjoyable and easy to organise. If anything it was better than the description. Better than expected by far. Food was amazing! My partner is vegetarian and they made meals especially for her. Definitely going on another cycling holiday. Bitten well and truly by the cycling holiday bug!’ - Colin, Tyne and Wear - Windmills and Golden Beaches, Holland

‘Good weather, good company, amazing scenery, oh, and the cycling was very enjoyable! This was the first holiday of this type for us and we are so pleased with the whole experience, thank you. From making our initial enquiry to the end of the holiday, everyone has been excellent. The whole team from booking, following up of any queries, information provided, etc. and the actual holiday leaders, could not have been bettered!’ - Geoff, Hampshire - The Danube Cycle Path, Germany and Austria

‘This was our first cycling holiday and everything ran smoothly and was consistent with the package we booked and was in line with our expectations. An amazing adventure and a good character builder. A lovely way to spend a week with your partner and working as a team and feeling a great sense of achievement at the end of it. We were knackered after day one and our bums were numb, but five days later we almost cried when we said goodbye to our bikes.’ - Julie, Essex – Bavarian Lakes, Germany

Feeling more confident? It’s time to choose your two-wheeled destination!

Check out our range of cycling holidays in UK, Europe and worldwide.