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Cycling holidays for beginners

Whether you’re a cycling beginner, an active holiday first-timer or a self-proclaimed cycling softie - we're here for you!

A cycling holiday is a fantastic way to enjoy your free time and explore the great outdoors, all while reaping the health benefits of an active break.

We know that the idea of a cycling holiday may be a little bit overwhelming for a first-timer or a beginner! That’s why we are here to tell you that a holiday with Skedaddle can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter your fitness level or skill.

So, keep reading to find out more about why we are convinced a cycling holiday is something everyone can enjoy, what our holidays include and answers to some frequently asked questions to help get you started.


Why try a cycling holiday?

We wholeheartedly believe that travel should move you and that there is no better way to meet a place properly - its people, its culture and natural wonders - than by bike. Not only that but it’s a great way to keep you physically and mentally fit too!

But that’s not all, here are a few more reasons why we want you to join in the fun... 

  • Your chance to immerse yourself in the great outdoors

  • You can get off the beaten track and escape the tourist traps

  • An unrivalled sense of achievement and feel-good moments

  • Indulge in food that tastes even better after you’ve earnt it

  • ...because it’s fun!

Discover all the simple pleasures of a cycling holiday!
 

Everyone's different, but everyone pedals...

Our holidays revolve around pedal power! But don’t let that put you off just because you've never done anything like this before. We believe there’s a ride for everyone in our range, including beginners and active holiday enthusiasts who are new to cycling holidays.

We know finding a ride that suits your fitness level and skill is crucial to making sure you have a great holiday. That's why each of our cycling holidays have been graded depending on a variety of factors, including daily mileage and terrain. Our holiday Trip Notes come with detailed insights to help you understand what you can expect on each day too! For more information about our grading system click here.

Go electric! Get the boost you need with the help of an e-bike...

Are you worried about keeping up with your cycling buddies each day? Looking for a boost up a cheeky hill? Or not sure you’re ready to go ‘the extra mile’? With an e-bike, you can cycle with complete peace of mind. Hear this Skedaddler story to find out more about them.

Most of our leisure cycling holidays now come with the option to hire an e-bike, making our holidays accessible to more of you than ever before! 

Check out our range of tours available with e-bikes here or head to our blog for more information about these electric two-wheeled marvels.

 


What do our cycling holidays include?

Our job is to take care of everything, so all you need to do is pedal! So, what does a cycling holiday with us actually include?

  • Luggage transfers each day

  • Quality accommodation that is hand-selected to provide a flavour of the area

  • Detailed route notes, maps and a handy navigation App on selected trips

  • Friendly guides, a support van and delicious lunches on our guided and supported trips

  • Emergency 24/7 support should you run into any issues or have any questions

  • Optional bike hire, including hybrid or electric bikes and other essential items

Learn more about what our holidays include here!

Frequently Asked Questions

More and more people are choosing a holiday on two wheels! After all, if you ask us, it is the best way to explore a destination.

But if you're a beginner and have never done a cycling holiday before, you might have a lot of questions right now.

To help with those 'first-time' jitters, we’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we think you might find useful. That’s everything from what you should wear, to what happens if you get a puncture or get lost!

Have more questions? Don't worry, we heard them all! Our friendly team is here to help.
 

Cycling holidays perfect for beginners

You’ve heard a bit about us and what we do, now we want to share some travel inspiration to get you excited about exploring the world by bike. These cycling holidays all feature lots of traffic-free cycling paths, small daily distances and plenty of time to explore off the bikes:

Discover our full Gentle Pedallin’ range for more!

Why Skedaddle?

Glad you asked! We are the world’s leading independent cycling holiday specialists with over 25 years of experience and unrivalled expertise. We’ve been searching far and wide to bring you over 200 spectacular cycling holidays in some of the world’s best destinations, with something to suit all wheels and abilities - no matter if you are a beginner or have miles of experience...

  • You'll feel personally welcomed by our friendly and caring community who are passionate about pedallin'.

  • You can book with confidence - 96% of Skedaddlers say they would return for more!

  • You’ll enjoy an authentic travel experience developed with the help of our trusted local partners.

Read our Pedallin' Promise and unwavering commitment to you!

Sounds good? Why not explore our range of cycling holidays and all the incredible destinations you can go to! Or head to our blog for even more inspiration and advice on everything cycling.