Two wheels and your trusty legs can take you to some of the most breathtaking places in the world. Have a look at our selection of the best holidays for cyclists from Norway to Cambodia, and get limbering up for the ride of a lifetime.
Cilento and the Amalfi Coast, Italy
Skedaddle, from £1,120 per person.
A fantastic guided cycling holiday where you'll experience the wild and stunning countryside and beautiful Mediterranean coastline of the Cilento National Park as well as the spectacular, and nail-biting, Amalfi Coast. You'll also take in sleepy hamlets, Amalfi and Sorrento over six days and seven nights. Guided with vehicle support, the price includes your hotel accommodation, airport transfers, four dinners and daily breakfasts. You'll need to be reasonably fit. There is also a self-guided option for this holiday.
Sunnhordland Fjords, Norway
Freedom Treks, from £1,040.
Explore the awesome fjords on the west coast of Norway on this self-guided cycling tour. You'll begin in the charming, old city of Bergen and ride on to experience the gorgeous green hills, mountains and fjords of Sunnhordland alongside traditional villages like Rosendal with their pretty wooden houses and fantastic views of the surrounding scenery. There'll be plenty of hopping between islands via ferry, but you'll still need to be quite fit to cycle this route. The price is based on two sharing six nights' hotel accommodation: four days full board, two days bed and breakfast.
Dordogne, Périgord and Quercy, France
Freewheel Holidays, from £1,069 per person.
With an honest focus on good French living (food, wine, beautiful landscapes, gorgeous ancient villages, country markets and local culture), this tour of one of the country's loveliest regions won't push you too hard, as long as you have some cycling experience and are moderately fit. You'll travel through historic Salignac, Lascaux, Sarlat and Rocamadour, taking in amazing sights and delicious food all the way. The price is based on two adults sharing seven nights' bed and breakfast accommodation, and includes seven evening meals excluding drinks.
Wilds of Cambodia
If you're not interested in following the tourist trail, this guided tour of the country's natural sights should give you a taste of authentic Cambodia. Riding from the capital Phnom Penh to the the Gulf of Thailand along the coast to Ream National Park, you'll pass through fishing villages and indulge in some trekking and boating through mangrove forests. There's a green focus, with stays at an eco-tourism project in the Cardamom Mountains and an eco lodge near Tatai waterfall. The tour ends on Koh Chang island in Thailand. Riders should be reasonably fit and able to cope with cycling distances of 30-50 miles a day. The cost is based on two adults sharing hotel and resort accommodation for eight nights.
Vermont Inn to Inn, USA
Macs Adventure, from £490 per person.
On this leisurely self-guided tour of Vermont, you'll discover the classic New England landscape at your own pace: from rolling farmland, apple orchards, winding rivers, pristine lakes, dense forests and the Adirondack Mountains, to picturesque villages, clapboard houses, country inns and unique historic accommodation. It's an easy to moderate ride. The price includes four nights' accommodation, four breakfasts, information packs, gratuities and emergency/telephone roadside support.
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Written by Maxine Clarke: a writer, mummy, missus and campervan-lover. Used to travel, now enjoys a good holiday! Follow her on Twitter.Top