Cycling breaks don't always have to be lengthy weekly or fortnightly excursions. Cycling trips can make great weekend breaks around the UK, whether you want a quick visit to the coast or to have a break on the Yorkshire moors.

Top short cycling breaks in Europe

Barcelona offers short but exciting breaks over 3 days, where you can experience the most famous Gaudi architecture and even stroll around its bars and clubs in the evenings. This trip then offers the best of both cycling and relaxation, allowing you to feel refreshed when its time for your working week to begin again.

If you want something a little different, Flexitreks' Holland cycling trip is half bike, half boat. Experience Holland and its famous tulip fields with the best transport available. You'll travel by boat on its glorious canals during the evening, followed by cycling through its gorgeous landscapes and meadows during the day. This is a great trip for experienced and inexperienced cyclists alike.

Best short cycling trips worldwide

Freedom Treks offer a four-day cycling tour from Bangkok to see palaces, temples and historical parks. The length of this tour makes sure that you can spend the rest of your holiday experiencing your favourite sights solo, or discovering even more of what South-East Asia has to offer. It may be beneficial to take out cycling travel insurance before going on any self-guided or guided trips abroad.

You can also go on a tour of Japan for four nights, where you can experience natural hot springs, volcanoes and lakes, all from the security of your bike.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cyclist, you can cycle the world on a budget, leaving on Friday after work and returning just in time for the new week.

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